Since the late 1980s, car manufactures have switched to the three-layer paint system with a primer, base, and a clear coat. The clear coat was added as a barrier to protect the base which contains the actual paint color. Being the layer that is exposed to external forces, the clear coat is easily susceptible to all sorts of damages so protecting it with additional barriers has become a must. This is achieved with the help of a “wax” or a “sealant”. In this article, we will be looking at the top seven longest lasting car sealant products.
What is the Difference Between Waxing and Sealing?
Although waxing and sealing may seem like very different processes, they are both aimed at protecting the clear coat and giving it that much coveted shine, depth and gloss. Hence you only need to use either a wax or a longest lasting car sealant. However, the products themselves are very different so the end results are different as well. Before choosing a wax or a sealant, therefore, you should experiment with each product to see what best suits your needs.
Carnauba Wax vs Sealant
Carnauba wax is a natural substance that occurs on the leaves of a Brazilian palm tree. Polymer sealants are synthetic products as opposed to natural wax. Carnauba wax is highly functional when it comes to protecting the paint from contaminants and gives a great natural shine to the paint. But it will only last maximum of two months. Polymer sealants can last longer than six months because they chemically bond with the paint. However, the shine they give the paint is no match for the gloss and depth produced by wax. Despite these differences, both product types are very effective when it comes to protecting the paint.
Top Seven Longest Lasting Car Sealant Products
1. Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze
This non-abrasive pure acrylic formula will last up to 12 months, give a mirror-like shine and protect the paint against UV rays and contaminants. According to consumer reviews, this sealant really proves itself during harsh winter months, where it even acts as a snow and sleet repellent.
2. Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant
This paint sealant is a made from a non-toxic, water-based and paint-friendly formula. Compared to other brands, it is more expensive but it is known to give a gloss and depth even better than carnauba wax to any paint color. The fortified polymer technology used in the formula has amazing dirt repellent qualities. This product will last over 6 months.
3. Meguiar’s NXT Generation Tech Liquid Wax
This biodegradable polymer sealant will give your car a deep wet-look shine while protecting the surface from contaminants and UV rays. It also contains “clear coat safe abrasives” which will remove fine scratches and swirls on the paint.
4. Menzerna Power Lock Polymer Sealant
This sealant, made by the latest polymer technology, will give your car a super slick finish while protecting the paint from all contaminants. The manufacturers recommend that you reapply the sealant every 6 months for maximum benefits but the effects of the first application can last up to one year.
5. Mothers California Gold Synthetic Paste Wax
This wax is very easy to apply and remove and give a streak-free finish and a high depth shine to the paint. It also has mild polishing agents. The microencapsulated polymers will chemically bond to the paint to protect it from harsh elements. This product is known to last over 6 months.
6. Griot’s Garage One-Step Sealant
This sealant contains both polishing agents that remove scratches and swirls and polymers that give a high gloss finish and paint protection up to one year. The best thing about this product is both polishing and waxing can be achieved in “one step” and also in one layer!
7. Ultima Paint Guard Plus
This product, made by Polycharger Wax Booster technology, only takes ten minutes to apply without any need for buffing. The protective layer will last months and shield the paint against all types of contaminants. A four ounce bottle can be used to wax your mid sized car up to 20 times so this product is well worth the price.
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