Best Car Wax Reviews 2018

In this article we are going to review the top 10 buyer rated car waxes currently available on the market. We have based these ratings and reviews from customer feedback that we have found online.

Listening to what real life buyers say is very important as they have spent their hard earned cash, and also taken time out of their lives to leave a review. They are worth reading and understanding.

Top 10 List of Car Wax Products

  1. Meguiar’s G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax
  2. Meguiar’s G18211 Ultimate Paste Wax
  3. CarGuys Hybrid Wax Sealant
  4. Meguiar’s A2216 Deep Crystal Carnauba Wax
  5. Meguiar’s G7014J Gold Class Carnauba Plus Paste Wax
  6. Meguiar’s G12718 NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0
  7. Meguiar’s G7716 Gold Class Carnauba Plus Premium Quik Wax
  8. Turtle Wax T-477R ICE Spray Wax
  9. Chemical Guys WAC_201_16 Butter Wet Wax
  10. Mothers 05701 California Gold Brazilian Carnauba Cleaner Liquid Wax

Underneath we have done a review and comparison of each wax. As you can see though the top 10 is littered with Meguiars products.

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No 1 Wax Choice – Meguiar’s G18216 Ultimate Liquid Wax

This is one of the highest selling waxes currently available on the market. I guess that it is why it is top of our list, and it really does sell a lot, with a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 95%

This is a synthetic wax which means that it can be used even in the sunshine. Its is suitable for any paint type and the ingredients ensure that water beads will roll right off.

Buyers say that is delivers a deep glossy wet look, and makes the vehicle look like new. What makes this the best car wax for us, is that it is a huge seller, and the reviews have remained extremely high.

That is always a very good sign of a top quality product.

What Buyers Liked

  • 8 out of 10 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Offers great protection against contamination
  • Many car detailers said they bought this one as their number one choice

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 2% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said the wax didn’t last long enough


No 2 Wax Choice – Meguiar’s G18211 Ultimate Paste Wax

This is another wax from the popular Meguiar’s brand. This one is as you can see also right at the top of our list. Like the first wax product, this one also sells  a lot. That is not surprising given the very high buyer satisfaction rating of 94%

Most users like this type of wax in a paste form as they find it a great deal easier to use. The first one on the list is a  liquid wax, and this one is a paste type.

It is safe to use on all car paint, and it offers a lot of protection as any wax should, but also helps create a deep looking shine.

What Buyers Liked

  • 85 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Most buyers said that this wax added a deep lustre look to their car
  • One coat properly applied can last for months (depending on where you live)
  • Buyers said this was very easy to apply and just as easy to take off by buffing
  • This is also a really good choice if you prefer to wax by hand

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 2% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said they received the wrong product so although that is annoying, does not actually reflect the quality of this car wax


No 3 Wax Choice – CarGuys Hybrid Wax Sealant

This is a wax and sealer from the very popular CarGuy’s brand. Like the two mentioned above this one also has a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 94%

This is classed as a hybrid wax and that needs some explanation. Car polish is primarily used to create a shine and car wax is then used as a protection. This hybrid sealant creates a deep shine, and then uses a liquid carnauba wax to deliver the protection.

The wax is infused into the polish so as you just need to do one application. It is certainly something quite different and buyers are very impressed with the results.

It sells really well and the ratings have stayed high, and both of these are strong signs that this is an excellent choice for car owners.

What Buyers Liked

  • 86 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review online
  • Buyers said that it also covered up minor scratches and swirls
  • After use, buyers said that rain beaded like they had never seen before
  • Buyers like the idea that this is a spray as it makes it easier to apply and also easier to store
  • Some of the car detailers that I know have switched to this product and most of them are highly impressed

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 3% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said the wax left a residue and also left a few streaks


No 4 Wax Choice – Meguiar’s A2216 Deep Crystal Carnauba Wax

Another offering from the Meguiar’s brand and as you can see it also gets a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 94%. In terms of buyer ratings it is hard to separate many of these car waxes.

They are however all slightly different. This is a very traditional style of carnauba wax, but it has been made to be easier to use than the traditional types of carnauba waxes.

Carnauba waxes are made from the natural yellow wax that comes from Brazilian palm trees. It is a hard wax and the makers of car wax have to add other products to it to make it more pliable.

Carnauba offers a dark, rich gloss and shine.

What Buyers Liked

  • 84 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Buyers of Meguiar’s products say that this particular wax is a step up from the Meguiar’s Gold wax which is also a very good product
  • Buyers said that the application was easy, and more importantly it was easy to remove and develop the deep shine

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 1% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said it took too much elbow grease to get it really buffed up


No 5 Wax Choice – Meguiar’s G7014J Gold Class Carnauba Plus Paste Wax

This has remained a very popular choice and a big seller for many years. Like the others on my list this also has a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 93%

Like the one above this is a carnauba based wax  that delivers consistently a strong, long-lasting protection, and an excellent reflective shine. It is safe to use on all paint types.

It also comes with a soft foam applicator.

What Buyers Liked

  • 81 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Buyers mainly liked this because it did create a great shine and that the shine lasted for a very long time
  • Buyers said the combination of shine, lustre and the length of time both lasted made this wax stand out from many others on the market

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 3% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A number of buyers said the wax does take some work to get off but great when you do


No 6 Wax Choice – Meguiar’s G12718 NXT Generation Tech Wax

The Meguiar’s product with the technical sounding name. Like many other of the Meguiar’s waxes this one also is a favourite for many buyers and they rate it with a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 93%

The manufacturer states that this wax is designed for cars that are produced today. The big selling point for this one is that this new formula easily glides on and is easily buffed off.

Not only does this NXT Generation do all the usual things like providing a water beading action, offer protection against oxidation, corrosion, it also helps cars from the harmful UV rays of the sun.

Over time the sun can actually start to dull paintwork down, so this would be a good choice for anyone living in an area where there is a lot of sun.

What Buyers Liked

  • 76 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Car owners with black cars say this is the best wax to use on those
  • Buyers said that even if this gets on to the plastic areas of the car it still did not streak
  • Many buyers said this wax gave them the best shine they have ever had.

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 3% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said the wax just wasn’t that spectacular
  • A few said it did leave streaks


No 7 Wax Choice – Meguiar’s G7716 Gold Class Carnauba Plus Premium Quik Wax

This is another one from Meguiars and the one with the longest name, and as it happens one of the cheaper waxes to buy. Despite the price buyers rate it highly with a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 93%

Like many of the Meguiar’s products the core ingredient of this is the Carnauba wax. This is a spray that creates a gentle mist and that does make it easy to use.

The manufacturer says that this one can be applied in full sunshine and will not streak. It is of course always better to apply any wax in the shade as it does nor dry out so quickly.

What Buyers Liked

  • 80 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Many detailers buy this product as they like the carnauba in this product as the general consensus is this type of wax gives the deepest shine
  • Most buyers said this is easy to apply and remove and a great quick wax product for car owners who don’t have a lot of spare time

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 1% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said the wax didn’t work for their car


No 8 Wax Choice – Turtle Wax T-477R ICE Spray Wax

You might be a little surprised to find this one from Turtle Wax so far down my top 10 list. Buyers also like this brand and they have awarded this particular wax with a very high buyer satisfaction rating of 93%

It could easily be higher up my list of course as there is not that much in terms of buyer satisfaction separating any of these products. The manufacturers state that this gives a mirror like finish.

You can also use this one to do your glass. So if you looking for a one fits all type of car wax, this would be a very good choice.

What Buyers Liked

  • 79 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • The majority of buyers said that this one worked really well and lasted anything from 4-6 weeks
  • Buyers mainly liked this because it worked on all the surfaces of the car, paintwork, glass and plastic trims, even wheel trims and did a very good job.

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 3% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said it worked well enough but preferred a deeper shine


No 9 Wax Choice – Chemical Guys WAC_201_16 Butter Wet Wax

I mentioned at the beginning of this article, that a lot of car owners prefer to use a butter wax. This is one of the highest selling butter waxes currently available on the market. Buyers rate this one with a high buyer satisfaction rating of 92%

This is a Carnauba wax so a deep shine is pretty much guaranteed. The only way to describe the finished look is that it gives a deep wet looking finish. The Cehmical Guy’s brand is also well known in the car trade, and it is the first choice for some car detailing companies.

What Buyers Liked

  • 78 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Buyers say this one does what a good wax should and that is to offer a high level of protection to the paintwork on your vehicle
  • Some buyers said there were no streaks and it gave a glossy look which was like looking in the mirror

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 4% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said the wax was over priced for what it actually does


No 10 Wax Choice – Mothers 05701 California Gold Brazilian Carnauba Cleaner Liquid Wax

It is almost unfair putting this product at number 10 on any top 10 list. After all this one gets a high buyer satisfaction rating of 92%

With most other product ratings that would be top of the list. The one down side of this one for some buyers though is that it is quite highly priced, according to some buyers.

You can however usually find it on offer if you shop around a little.

What Buyers Liked

  • 76 out of 100 buyers gave this a full 5 star review
  • Buyers say this is a good quality product and especially effective on older paintwork
  • Many buyers also use this on their trucks and boats as it is so effective
  • A few buyers even said this is the only wax that they would use on their older vintage cars

What Buyers Didn’t Like

  • Only 1% of buyers have this a low rating
  • A small number of buyers said the wax was very good but hard to get off easily as too much work was required to do that.


That concludes my top 10 list on what we believe to be the top 10 car waxes available on the market right now.