Carnauba Wax vs. Sealants
Waxing is the most important thing you can do to protect and maintain your car’s paint. The sun is your car’s worst enemy, followed by your good old grime and pollution. To combat this serious car buffs religiously follow a regimen that includes washing, claying, polishing, and waxing.
There are only two forms of protection: carnauba waxes and paint sealants. Car Waxes are the traditional, natural, time-tested form of protection for cars. Paint sealants are newer to the scene—chemically formulated to attempt the same task as a car wax.
What’s the difference? Carnauba car wax produces an enviable deep, wet healthy shine that you can’t attain with a sealant. Think about what products do well at a top concours like Pebble Beach. It will usually be a fine wax like RG UK (Raceglaze Ltd.), or Zymol, not a sealant.
Some people believe that waxes are harder to work with. If you follow our instructions, you will find that simply isn’t true at all! Waxes also last longer on a garaged vehicle, as opposed to one that stays outside.
Paint sealants are formulated to imitate the level of depth and wetness that a good car wax produces. The new RG UK (Raceglaze Ltd.) Nano Sealant can last 2 to 3 years! Products from CarPro like cQuartz will also provide long-lived results. If you demand the best deep “wet” look, go with a high quality pure Carnauba wax, like RG-UK ( Raceglaze Ltd. ) Black Label.
If you’re after long-lasting protection that comes very close close to a Carnauba wax finish, go with one of the latest paint sealants, like RG-UK Nano Sealant Kit, or offerings from CarPro. This Nano Sealant Kit is good for the owner who has less time to devote to his or her vehicle, but still wants effective protection from the elements. A sealant can also be quite helpful if you live in a hot climate, as they will last much longer than waxes. Sealants should be applied in a garage out of the sun. If you don't have access to a garage, wax should be your choice.
Nobody yet has produced any synthetic product that produces the depth of “wet look” shine of a fine carnauba line at the 100% level like RG-UK (Raceglaze Ltd.) or Zymol waxes and glazes. But sealants like CarPro CQuartz and Raceglaze continue to improve dramatically and are now providing impressive results in appearance that was unheard of just a few years ago. If you’re showing your car you can select a wax or a sealant. Your paintwork should be in excellent condition to get the most out of a sealant. Sealant won't make "good" paintwork excellent on it's own. If durability is more important, or if you live in a very hot climate select a sealant.
Synthetic products can still offer a very good appearance and long lasting valuable protection, however. The main point is to not ever go without protection of your car's paintwork. Your car is the second most expensive asset you will ever own!