"With advances in chemical engineering and formulating, you are now drowning in a sea of endless choices. Do you really want to read a thousand reviews on the 10 best car waxes... or follow my lead as a detail professional?"
Looking for the 10 best car waxes?
I wonder why it is that so many of us naturally default to the top 10 of anything. Why not the top 5, or the top 20, or the top 100 car waxes?
I also have to ask if you really enjoy reading all the endless reviews or is your real goal to find the best car wax?
Or maybe, even perhaps your real, ultimate goal is to make your car super shiny!! Who doesn't love a whole lot of shine on their car right?! So maybe what you are really after is shine, not another page on endless car wax reviews.
Maybe I should have called this page the 10 best car waxes to make your car super shiny.
If you do happen to be one of those people who really didn't come looking to kill time by reading one review after another, but are actually really looking for a great wax product.
A great wax product for your car that not only produces amazing shine and protection, but does so with a great user experience.
I also have many long-term followers that will ask a very common question that becomes increasingly more frequent and usually goes something like this:
"Darren, just tell me what you would do!"
The question may not necessarily be what I would do, but maybe what I would use.
You know, a person perhaps like yourself that wants to cut to the chase, avoid the head spinning dizziness of the endless opinions by so-called experts, and look behind the curtain of my world to see exactly what I do or what I use.
While I will add my additional list of 10 best car waxes I am going to start with what I call my sure thing. My go-to car wax that I have been using for over 10 years professionally. It has been frustrating to keep this little gem of a secret to myself for so long, but this product has only recently been made available to the general public.
There seems to be a theme with people and their endless quest for the best car wax. Most of us want shine and most of us want protection.
Most of us accept this will come in the form of a car wax or a sealant. But I have found that many people neglect to factor in this thing called user experience. And the user experience will be a combination of features and benefits to come to what I call the winning balance.
"What good is the best rated car wax if that wax never makes it onto your car!"
What do I mean by this?
Glad you asked...
In the mind-numbing pursuit of a top rated car wax (whether this officially be part of anyone's 10 best car waxes or not) we tend to oversimplify the quest.
We forget about the user experience.
I have tested many of the so-called best car waxes only to find they deliver a terrible user experience. Sure they create lots of shine and some protection in the process. But the dread I am overcome with prevents me from actually getting that wax onto my car.
How much good is the best rated car wax sitting inside a container as it collects dust on the shelf of my garage? I need to get this wax out of the container and onto my car!
I have a confession to make.
Many companies have what they call a systematic approach with their line-up of products. This means that a manufacturer will have multiple products as part of their unique system that is presented as a way to achieved superior results if you use all their products within their "system".
I confess that I typically considered this more industry hype and B.S. This was until I met the founder of CSI and was able to get facts straight from the source. Facts about the actual chemistry and formulating that went into products.
Now I accept that in some cases, a systematic approach makes sense at a chemical and engineering level. It's not just a way for companies to sell you additional, add-on products that aren't truly significant or critical to the system itself.
Because of the chemistry and the nano-emulsified formulations of CSI products; they enhance and compliment each other if you decide to use multiple CSI products. (but some of CSI products do not play well with others due to the inferior raw materials often used in the formulating of other products)
And for this reason I am going to introduce you to a little secret taught to me by the founder of the CSI line.
CSI Q-7 Detailer Quart 62-205-Q
Darren's Tips: If you are looking for some additional "pop" to your car paint, try using the following strategy to produce a deeper shine to your ride!
Adam's Hex-Grip Pro Tire Dressing Applicator - Ergonomic Design Makes Detailing Your Tires Easier - Mess Free Application Tire Dressings - Durable, Washable, and Reusable
Use this applicator pad if you plan on using my little trade secret with the CSI Q-7 Detailer and Wax combo. If you are using either of the Q-7 Detailer or Wax as a stand alone product, you can simply apply and remove in the traditional manner using a micro-fiber cloth.
Rather than bury you with the top 10 best car waxes based on what the ignorant masses would have you buy, I am going to show you what I recommend as a professional.
There will be 3 different grades:
Despite how they are labeled, my recommendations will all deliver professional level results. The differences between the following products will be more about the following:
Meguiar's Ultimate Liquid Wax - 16 oz.
Wolfgang Füzion Carnauba Polymer Estate Wax 3 oz. Mini
Understanding the User Experience
What you are looking for in a product as a car owner may not be what the next guy is looking for in a product and unfortunately, no single product exits as being the best auto wax;
You may easily get caught up in visions of grandeur as you dream of choosing from the top 10 best car waxes and renewing the love affair you once had with your car by applying a nice coat of wax.
But finding the best car wax is largely a matter of personal opinion based on other factors that are easily dismissed or completely overlooked. It is what I call the user experience.
After all, finding a quality car wax is of no good if it is so difficult to use that this said car wax never finds its way onto your car! Don't underestimate the power of stellar performance in a car waxes ability to deliver an exceptional user experience.
All the products from above promise to do just that. Maintaining the beauty and health of your car paint is far easier than fixing the health and beauty of your car paint if allowed to become neglected.
Any search online will produce and endless stream of reviews and opinions. I have tested these products out in the real world of professional detailing and they promise to deliver.
As an ending note, let me add a few points:
If you have made it this far then you deserve a medal of honor! In today's world of instant gratification, most people just want an instant answer without putting any effort into fully educating themselves to become a truly informed consumer and car owner.
Taking a subject like the 10 best car waxes and reducing it down to a more simplified approach should get you to the results you are really after in a much quicker way.
I hope that you now have the information to make better decisions when it comes to products for your car, but are now more knowledgeable than even most beginner professional detailers I come across in my travels.