Car wax – the 10 best products and everything you need to know - Page 2: Top 10 car waxes

A quality detailing product is key to protecting your paintwork and retaining its shine, but which waxes are best and how do they work?

Best car waxes

Best buy: Soft99 Fusso Coat

Price: Around £29
Size: 200g

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Rating: 5/5
Type: Paste

The Fusso sealant left the paint looking great, although it took a little effort to buff out. The results were worth it, though, and it was really effective at beading off water. 

Buy the Soft99 Fusso Coat from Amazon

Angelwax Formulation #1

Price: Around £30
Size: 250ml
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

Formulation #1 has been around since 2009 and is still great to use, effective and reasonably priced. If it doesn’t suit you, Angelwax has a massive range to choose from.

Buy Anglewax Formulation #1 from Perfectly Cleaned

Armor All Shield

Price: Around £12
Size: 500ml
Rating: 4/5
Type: Liquid

Armor All Shield is the only liquid wax in our top ten, matching all but the very best. It’s really easy to use, too, with simple application and the necessary cloths and applicators provided. 

Buy the Armor All Shield from Amazon

Autoglym High Definition Wax

Price: Around £45
Size: 150g
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

Autoglym is one of the biggest names in detailing, so it’s no surprise that this is a top performer. The protective coat stayed the course and lasted right until the end of our test. 

Buy the Autoglym High Definition wax from Amazon

Bilt Hamber double speed-wax

Price: Around £18
Size: 250ml
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

A former test champ takes a little more effort to buff than some, but remained effective until the end of our test. Double speed-wax has lost its crown but remains a good performer. 

Buy the Bilt Hamber double speed wax from Amazon

Farecla G3 Professional SuperGloss Paste Wax

Price: Around £25
Size: 200g
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

This wax thrived in the wet conditions of the test, and application was painless. Whether the claimed six-month lifespan is accurate, we’d take with a pinch of salt – but otherwise a good choice. 

Buy the Farecla G3 Supergloss Paste Wax from Amazon

Poorboy’s World Natty’s Black Paste Wax

Price: Around £24
Size: 235ml
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

Natty’s Black paste sits alongside clear, blue, and red versions and works well, shifting water quickly once applied. It’s well priced too.

Power Maxed SiO2 Polymer Wax – Tsunami

Price: Around £50
Size: 200ml
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

Twice the price of key rivals, but makes up for it with a good finish and sense of theatre thanks to a presentation box, weighty glass jar and cherry bakewell aroma. 

Buy the Tsunami SiO2 Polymer Wax from Powermaxed.com

Simoniz Original Wax

Price: Around £9
Size: 150g
Rating: 4/5
Type: Paste

The Simoniz Wax smells harsh and industrial, and requires a firm hand to apply, especially when buffing. But results are up there with the best, and it’s significantly cheaper than most rivals. 

Buy the Simoniz Original Wax from Amazon

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