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What’s the top Ceramic Wax for cars?

(Last Updated On: November 5, 2017)

When you spend all those hours cleaning, waxing (Our post about car waxing benefits) and polishing your car, you want the best finish possible, right?

Of course you do. That’s why you’ve spent all that time sweating out on your drive detailing your own car, rather than spending a few bucks to let some disinterested teenager half ass the job.

If you’re going to spend all that time on your car, you need the best products possible. After all, the right tools is half the battle. A good wax is key to this, as it’s the part of the finish that affects how your paintwork looks the most. An ill suited wax will actually fight against your paintwork, preventing it from looking its best. Worse, cheaper waxes can actually leave tiny near invisible smears and micro-abrasions in your paintwork that dull it down even more, without you having any idea they’re there.

 

COMPARISON TABLE

Name Size Rating
CarGuys Liquid Wax 16 oz
NASIOL ZR53 1.7 oz
Color N Drive 9H Paint Sealant 1.7 oz wax + 5 oz prep
Micro Detailer MD Ceramic 600 Pro 1 oz wax + 4 oz prep
Rising Star CC01 3.4 oz
Jax Wax Shield Ceramic Coating Kit 1.7 oz wax + 16 oz prep

If you’re looking for the best waxes right now,you need a ceramic car wax. Ceramic wax for cars is a relatively new technology, developed from the same waxes used to keep Nascar and Formula 1 cars in tip top shape. It used to be ridiculously expensive, but technology marches on, and now it’s available enough that even normal guys like me can use it without a pang of conscience over how much I’m spending on my precious car.

Here’s the best six options for ceramic wax for cars available to you right now.

Car Guys Detailing Wax Kit

A complete kit containing everything you need to wax and finish your car from the professionals over at Car Guys. This kit contains the wax, which is a carnauba wax that leaves your paintwork with a depth and lustre it hasn’t seen since it’s left the showroom. It’s deceptively easy to apply as well, sinking easily into the paintwork without any hard pressure.

As well as this, you get a specifically formulated wax applicator, which holds the wax easily and disperses it over your paintwork evenly. No more struggling to work in thick strands of wax into overstressed body panels. Once you’re done with the wax, the included microfibre towel brings the color and shine right out.

Because it’s a ceramic nano derived wax though, there are other benefits that you don’t get with a standard car wax.

The first is that it actually functions as a paintwork protector. Ceramic car waxes like this bond with the paintwork of your car and create a hard shell over the top of it, hence the use of the term ‘ceramic’. This shell keeps your car away from dirt, water, oil, even UV exposure, which over the long term burns out the paintwork on your car, giving it that tired look you see on a lot of older models.

As a complete kit with everything you need, great performance and a very reasonable price point, it’s among top ceramic wax for cars options on the market today.

Pros

  • Complete kit
  • Very reasonable price
  • 16 oz bottle will be enough for 2 cars

Cons

  • Doesn’t last long
  • Application is a bit tricky

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Nasiol ZR53 Ceramic Paint Protection for Cars

Another complete car treatment kit, Nasiol’s ceramic car wax is an excellent car wax that gives great results, but is edged out by Car Guys wax on price. But when you see what you get, you’ll understand.

It’s another complete kit, and comes with far more than the Car Guys offering. This is more of a professional level kit, designed for multiple applications, and what you get reflects that.

50 ml of wax, which is double the amount you get with Car Guys, and easily enough for multiple vehicles. A whole selection of applicators and towels makes using the wax itself simple, and it even comes with multiple sets of protective gloves.

As for the finish, it’s just as good as you’d expect from a kit of this quality. Paintwork looks fresh and shiny, and takes much less effort to keep clean. It protects your car, and lasts for around a year per application.

If you’re in the market for the best quality wax and aren’t as concerned with spending a little more cash, this is a fantastic product.

Pros

  • Complete kit
  • Very reasonable price
  •  Professional level kit

Cons

  • Only 50ml (1.7 oz) bottle

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9H Ceramic Wax Kit

9H Car Ceramic Coating Paint Protection KitOut of every product we looked at, this wax by 9H offers probably the best protective quality, without skimping on the wax either.

Even the name 9H refers to how tough it is, meaning a 9 on the hardness scale, which it delivers on. The ceramic wax coating this puts over your cars paintwork is literally hard enough that only industrial tools and gemstones can scratch it. That’s protection you can’t fake, and would give me so much peace of mind every time a stone or branch is kicked up into my car.

As a wax, it’s easy to apply and leaves a great finish. The kit comes with enough wax to treat two cars, and each application can last for up to five years. If you need the most protection for your car, with no compromises, this is what we’d recommend.

Pros

  • Complete kit
  • 9H hardness
  • 5 Year protection

Cons

  • Only 50ml (1.7 oz) bottle

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Micro Detailer MD Ceramic 600 Pro

Micro Detailer’s wax is extremely hydrophobic. Water literally just beads clean off of it, and that’s not surprising considering it’s also capable of being used to treat boats.

The kit has another advantage over a lot of others in that it comes with a paint cleaner and treatment solution, so you don’t have to go out and get a specific car cleaner before you can wax it down. Instead you just use the included cleaner and polish to sweep away all the accumulated dirt that comes with daily driving and let it work in concert with the wax to keep your car clean and safe.

Good for up to 5 years of protection after one treatment, you get enough solution for one car at a time.

 

 

Pros

  • Complete kit
  • Extremely hydrophobic
  • 5 Year protection

Cons

  • Only 50ml (1.7 oz) bottle

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Rising Star CC01 Nanotech Crystal Car Coating 100mL Kit

AOAUTO(TM) Paint coat car-covers glass coating ceramic pro car waxDesigned with ultra shine technology to enhance your paintwork and boost the color profile of your car, this is a great wax for those of us who like to make an impact, and choose our car’s color accordingly.

Easy to apply, one thing I liked with this kit was the option to follow application videos on Youtube made by the creators. With everything online these days, it was nice to see, and watching a professional apply the wax treatment first would certainly help out any guys who are unfamiliar with the particular nuances of ceramic wax for cars and how it works.

This is another complete kit, with enough solution to treat two cars, so no jealous looks from the wife when she sees how shiny and new your car looks, and lasts for around 2 years per treatment.

Pros

  • Ultra shine technology
  • Complete kit
  • 2 Year protection

Cons

  • Polishing before applying is a must

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Jax Wax Shield Ceramic Car Kit

Ceramic Wax for cars

The last wax on our list is by no means the worst. Jax ceramic wax is another kit that comes with a prep wash, so if this is the first time you’re treating your car like this, you don’t need to worry about having to buy anything else. You just need a place to keep the car whilst you clean and apply the treatment, everything else is included.

The wax is good quality, lasting for around two years after one application, and there’s enough provided to comfortably treat even the largest SUV or truck, or potentially squeeze out two smaller cars if you’re frugal with the wax.

Easy to apply, with all the applicators and microfiber towels provided, this is a great kit for someone who’s never used anything like this before, as well as seasoned professionals.

 

Pros

  • Makes washing and drying much easier
  • Complete kit
  • 2 Year protection

Cons

  • Quite expensive

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