What are the Types of Waxes Used in Car Wax?

I absolutely love anything with a motor and I also absolutely love when my vehicles are cleaned up and ready to show off. Part of the showing off process is the cleaning process, and getting a vehicle to shine like new is sometimes easier said than done. One thing that has always bothered me was how some people are able to get that showroom shine, and no matter how hard I would polish or long I would spend I just couldn’t quite get to that level of shine. So I set out to find the best car wax and that is why I built this site I hope I can help save you time, money, and get your car looking like new. Now there is not going to be one wax that fits everyone and every situation; however I will do my best to outline the differences in both general and specific terms for you throughout this site.

Types

Car wax can be broken down in to two general categories as Natural and Synthetic. Each type has its pros and cons and we can dive in to why you would want to choose one over the other.

Natural

It is derived from nature much like the name implies. The most common type and one you have probably heard of is Carnauba. It is derived from Copernicia Prunifera which is a plant native to Brazil. Carnauba Wax is going to provide the best shine, so if you are looking for the type of wax that is going to provide the most shine you definitely want to go with it. The primary downside to the Carnauba is the unfortunate fact that the shine does fade and you will have to reapply the about every 1-2 months.

Synthetic

It is as you imagine is a manmade mixture of different compounds combined to produce a wax like material. There are a variety of different blends of material all from different manufacturers and all for slightly different purposes. Since Synthetic waxes do have a much wider variety the primary benefits would be just that you have a choice. Some of the Synthetic Waxes will cover minor swirl marks or blemishes. Synthetic Waxes are designed to go on more quickly, and wiper off easier. Synthetic Waxes will allow water to sheet off of the paint as opposed to beading up which can cause marks. Most importantly Synthetic Waxes will last longer than a Natural Wax saving time and money in the long run. The primary downside is the fact that it will not provide the deep wet shine that like the natural wax.

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