The best wax for black cars is a question that will deliver a different answer from as many people you are willing to ask.
Welcome to the digital age of information overload. Now anyone is just finger tips away from an ever expanding field of endless opinions from endless so-called experts!
"The best car wax in the world will do no good if it never makes it onto your car paint"
I find it interesting how many guys are willing to spend lots of time searching for the best car wax, then spending lots of money for the best car wax, only to find that the wax itself never makes it onto their cars!
I am sure this has never happened to you before, right?
I am willing to bet you have at a minimum at least half a shelf in your garage, if not more, of various types of waxes that all came with promises:
But every time you walk out into your garaage you are faced with the rude reminder that you now have a shelf full of the best car waxes...
...all collecting dust sitting in your garage on that one special shelf that sits eye level reserved for your private collection of the "best car waxes".
So I repeat:
"What good is the best car wax if that wax never makes it onto your car?"
I think it's a valid question and a question I plan on offering a solution for.
If you are here for he first time let me welcome you to the difference. The difference being a website all about auto detailing that promises to be not only a voice of reason, but a voice of reason that comes from over 30 years of professional detail experience.
Since this is not new for me, I will tell you what I often hear from my long term followers:
"Darren, I trust you and you have always lead me in the right direction. I don't want to learn all the nuances of a topic, I just want to know what you would do. Can you just tell me what you would do if you were me?"
To which I gladly respond!
Q: Is there special waxes designed for waxing black cars?
A: Yes and no. The simple answer is no. The real answer is not about finding a dedicated car wax labeled as the best wax for black cars, but a top rated wax that you are actually willing to use.
Q: I heard paste waxes are the best kind of car wax?
A: Paste waxes as a rule used to provide the best in concealing and covering the superficial swirl marks and paint defects that show on black cars more than lighter colored cars. But with advances in chemical engineering (remember the part about nano-emulsified technology from above?) you can now have excellent covering and concealing in a spray wax that is far easier to apply and remove than the traditional paste waxes of the past.
Q: What about protection?
A: Life can often be reduced down to trade-off's. You trade one benefit for another in finding what you consider the winning balance of features and benefits. Paste waxes are generally accepted as the best for visual enhancement of your cars paint. Synthetic liquid sealants are considered the best in protection while sacrificing the ability to hide flaws like a paste wax. And a quality spray wax like my favorite from above is what I consider the winning balance between the pros and cons of any product.
Q: Will an application of car wax be all that is required to protect my paint?
A: Yes and no. Waxing your car does in fact offer a layer of protection while adding visual enhancement, but there is this stuff called air pollution. The tiny particles within the air contain contaminants that will bond to the surface of your cars paint. In the industry this is called industrial fall-out and will need to be removed occasionally as it builds up. It's not a requirement, but you just need to accept that if you don't decontaminate your paint to remove these bonded paint contaminants, you are waxing right over them. I suggest you read up at my decontaminate your cars paint page.
Q: What are the maintenance requirements of my car paint:
A: See this checklist:
Darren's Tip: While you can simply use the Q-7 wax separately and by spraying directly onto car paint, buff with one side of a clean micro-fiber cloth, then flipping cloth over to buff to perfection, I also have an additional tips for you.
This tip will provide not only added visual performance but added durability in the form of additional protection:
See the following list of top rated car waxes for use on black cars. All these waxes promise to perform. And while these car waxes are ideal for waxing black cars or trucks, they can be used on any car paint color.
This means you do not have to get a special wax for black cars and a special wax for light colored cars....despite what any car wax product might suggest.
Or the fact that you came here specifically looking for the best wax for black cars.
Darren's Tips: This is massively popular wax that delivers great results due to its user friendly experience. But I have yet to hear anyone label this as the best wax for black cars. The trade-off with this wax compared with the higher priced versions is an inability to cover or conceal imperfections like the more expensive paste waxes.
Darren's Tips: I was turned onto this wax by a fellow professional detailer. I was truly amazed at how well this wax worked and the excellent user experience. Because of its carnauba formulation and it being a paste wax, makes this wax among the best car wax for black cars.
Darren's Tips: This paste wax is the most expensive on this page. As a rule, you generally get what you pay for and this wax many consider the best wax for black cars will deliver exception results, along with a great user experience. With that said, there is also this thing called "law of diminishing" returns. Which is a way of saying that as the price rises, the benefits drop off more and more compared to the rising price.
If you are on a budget, likely not the wax for you. But if you love the high-end user experience of products like this, then I know you will not be disappointed.
Since most people skim when reading I like to put a checklist to success at the bottom so you can read quickly over the note-worthy points:
I hope you have learned a thing or two and now experience a new level of performance and user experience!
Finding the best wax for black cars is no easy undertaking with the endless voices and endless choices!