Looking for the best auto wax will prove to be a never ending quest that any car fanatic will likely find themselves on! I can't speak for you but I know that I am not really looking for the best car wax; what I am really in search of is shine and protection.
I simply accept that finding a top rated auto wax needs to be applied to my car in order to produce that shine and protection I am really on a quest to find.
In this digital age we are now living in, we are drowning in a sea of endless opinions from so-called experts and so-called professionals. The problem is that the Internet offers a free platform for everyone and anyone who wants to voice their opinion.
And here I am voicing my opinion! The big difference is that I am speaking from decades of professional experience. Experience not only using products, but using products that must perform to my paying customers I am required to make happy.
Asking what the best auto wax is, would be the equivalent of asking what the best car is, or what the best food is, or what the best piece of clothing is... are you picking up what I am putting down here?
It's an over-simplified question!
One of the more common comments I get from my long term followers usually goes something like this:
"Darren, just tell me what you would do!"
Guys have come to trust my candid opinions and expertise. Opinions based on my years as an experienced detailer. They are not interested in reading the endless reviews that exist, but simply want an answer to their questions or problems.
Because there really are so many great auto waxes on the market these days, often the final choice for you will be found within the nuances of a particular car wax.
With that said, I can only tell you what I think is the best auto wax to me and my world as a professional.
The ultimate reason I choose the CSI Q-7 as my "best auto wax" is that it represents what I consider the winning balance of features and benefits.
It is this winning balance that not only includes the features of the actual product, but the benefit I call the user experience that many guys often forget about until it comes time to actually wax their car.
"What good is the best car wax in the world if that wax never makes it onto your car!"
I bet that if most of you reading this were to go out into your garage you would find a rather extensive assortment of car waxes you have bought and tried in the past. I know my father-in-law has two full shelves of different car waxes. Men are like women when it comes to car waxes!
Always seduced into buying the next latest and greatest offering from the industry as to what the next best auto wax has been determined to be.
Once again I will repeat myself: the best auto wax is the wax that makes it onto your car more often, not less often!
Personally I would rather have a single car wax product I call my "sure thing", apply it to my car as needed, and enjoy my shiny protected car. But that is me...
I know many guys who can't help themselves (like my father-in-law) who have this strange obsession reading one review after another, spending more and more money on more and more car waxes.
Sometimes being delighted, but often being disappointed. I don't enjoy disappointment. I just want shiny! And I want it in a wax formulation that I am willing to use rather than a wax formulation that sends me into a tail spin at the thought of all the effort required to get it onto my car.
The CSI Q-7 wax is that wax for me. The winning balance!
Many companies refer to their product line as a system. meaning each product is meant to only be used with their specific other products in what is called a systemic approach.
The cynical person that I can often be used to look at this as simply a way for companies to convince us good little sheep of buying more of the companies products instead of another companies products.
Kinda like "If you are going to use our wax, you need to only use our quick detailer because they are part f our system".
Having done extensive research myself I have come to learn how occasionally this is in fact a valid point based on how products are formulated and he chemistry used in formulated these car care products.
CSI (ClearCoat Solutions, Inc.) is one such company. All the chemicals are not only body shop safe, but literally formulated to work in complete harmony with each other due to very unique chemistry.
Darren's Tips: If you would like additional pop to your car and you are accustomed to using a dedicated spray/quick detailer anyways, you might like the following strategy when using my recommendation of the best auto wax:
There are many people that are slow to embrace new technology. Car waxes are no exception and many cling to the concept that a quality paste car wax is still the best choice.
Perhaps the simple conclusion might be the combination strategy: apply your pick of a paste wax as the foundation, then use the CSI Q-7 wax as your maintenance wax.
We could gather 1,000 of us car fanatics in a group and have a never ending debate on what is the best choice and which type of wax lasts longest. At the end of the day I am always going to default to a wax I am willing to use more often.
Paste waxes have always held the position as being the best at creating depth and shine to car paint. But they are also more troublesome to use and require more effort as a rule.
But if you are a paste wax kind of person, then I have listed my favorites below:
Let me end this page with some additional tips in parting:
As car owners and car enthusiasts, we are buried in choices when it comes to products. Any trip down the car care aisle at the local retailer will put out into anxiety induced tail spin!
I have done my best to simplify a frustrating area for many, and hope you find the winning combination of your choice as the top auto wax according to you and your needs.