Best car waxes
Best buy: Soft99 Fusso Coat
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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.
Angelwax Formulation #1
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.
Armor All Shield
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.
Autoglym High Definition Wax
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.
Bilt Hamber double speed-wax
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.
Farecla G3 Professional SuperGloss Paste Wax
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.
Poorboy’s World Natty’s Black Paste Wax
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
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.
Simoniz Original Wax
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.