Wax or Sealant
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:54 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:20 AM
Where is the car parked most of the time?
How often is it washed?
How often is is waxed/ sealed?
A more important thing to consider is your polish, a great polish job can make or break how a cars paint looks, no matter what wax or sealant you use. I would go for a PO106FA polish, or a optimum polish, then chose a wax or sealant that fits your needs. I personally like Optimum, 1z Glanz Wax, and Z2, Klasse AIO is a great sealants. As for Wax's Megs M16 is my fisrt wax I go to, I have others but that is my go to wax. Just remember POLISH is the base to a kick *** shine.
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 06:30 AM
So I would buy UPGP and an great wax like a Swissvax or Dodo Juice and save the wax for that extra little something.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 07:33 AM
IME some waxes (such as Collinite 476S), last a lot longer than many sealants and often offer better protection against things like etching from bug guts.
IME#2, the primary advantage of sealants (other than the "signature look"), is that you can layer them for increased durability and protection. Without the layering, I never get much better protection out of sealants than I do from the more durable waxes and it's often not even as good.
Don't read the above the wrong way; as I said, I use both and it's about 50/50 on our vehicles. But I only use a wax *or* a sealant, I don't mix them on the same vehicle.
Posted 26 February 2010 - 02:52 PM
waxes will have short term durability in comparison but look more glossy
*of course, it depends on prep, conditions, ingredients, etc, but there it is in short!
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 04:28 PM
I use sealant on my lighter colored cars as I like the higher reflectivity and sealants seem to outlast most, not all, carnaubas.
I also think that sealants hold up to high temperatures better than a carnauba. If you live in an area that sees 90+ temperatures you might see better protection from a sealant over time.
While this is a generalization, I find that carnaubas look deeper and have a tendency to make the car color look darker and have more depth while selants seem to have a higher reflectivity, they seem to be glassy in appearance while carnaubas seem to look deep.
Personal preference is the key here.
I typically wax every month or two so either product lasts long enough for me. Some sealants still look good after 3-4 months while most carnaubas start to pale after a couple months.
No one can pick the right product for you. You need to find the one you like best and go with it.
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