Difference between Waxes, Sealants & Coatings

When it comes to Protecting your car, there are number of different products you can use. First of all people must understand that these products aren't the sole reason for ‘shiny’ & ‘glossy’ paint. This Pie Graph gives you a rough idea of the importance of these three steps & ideally, for the best results should all be done together.

Waxes are commonly the most basic form of protection, but generally add the most gloss to the paintwork out of the three. Most retail waxes won’t see life over a month however most of our waxes last between 2 – 3 months. What normally differentiates waxes is the level of carnauba that they blend with other crucial ingredients. Carnauba is the hardest form of wax, which when blended right, translates to an increased durability. High content carnauba waxes really bring out the metallic flakes in the paint, they also give it that ‘wet look’ which a lot of people look for. Check out our range of waxes here.

Sealants are generally the easiest form of protective products to apply and wipe off. The sealants we stock at Waxit, tend to last between 4-6 months. Sealants generally aren’t as glossy as waxes, however look extremely good on lighter coloured cars. If you are looking for a product that is easy to apply, still looks very good, that you don’t have to reapply that often, a sealant may be the right protective product for you. Check out our sealant range here

Coatings are what you could call ‘real paint protection’ they are the longest lasting forms of protection. Generally, coatings last around 18 months to the two year mark in the real world. The main problem with these coatings originally is they didn’t really add anything to the paint apart from great protection and water repellence. . CarPro Cquartz and POLISHANGEL | COSMIC are different, while they both create layers harder than the factory paint and as hard as glass, they add a glossiness to the paint. They aren't as easy to apply as a sealant, however they are not difficult, you just have to take your time. Check out our range of coatings here.