The 10 best car waxes are available in three forms: liquid, paste, and spray. Paste wax is easy to apply, liquid wax cleans best, and spray wax leaves the fewest stains on plastic car parts but can prove to be harder to apply uniformly and buff out. If your car is an older model or the finish shows signs of oxidization, you'll probably do best to use a car wax that ranks highly for cleaning to bring back the shine.
1. Mothers California Gold Original Formula Carnauba Cleaner Wax
Highly rated on Tendango, Mother's Original Formula Carnauba Cleaner Wax is easy to apply and cleans and protects in one application. It's a light polish that softens minor flaws and makes your paint look its best. It's particularly effective on fiberglass and gel coats. You can buy this wax in liquid or paste form.
2. 3M One Step Cleaner Wax
3. 5 Star Shine
5 Star Shine gets almost five stars from reviewers on Amazon, including several professional auto detailers. Its special patented PPS (paint protection system) formula provides long lasting shine that promises to outperform other products. It is guaranteed to last for years as it repels dirt and holds its shine.
4. CarGuys Liquid Wax
Amazon's top selling product in undercoatings, CarGuys Liquid Wax has hundreds of positive consumer reviews. It's designed to be easy to apply and features a polymer additive that enhances your vehicle's shine while protecting it from the elements.
5. Autoglym Super Resin Polish
Another top performer in Consumer Reports' tests, Autoglym Super Resin Polish is easy to use and cleans and protects in one step. This UK-based liquid wax is available internationally, and reviewers on Amazon praise the great results they've received with it.
6. Meguiar's Number 26
7. Angelwax Formulation #1
8. P21S Concours Carnuba Wax
9. One Grand Blitz Carnauba Wax
Among the top car waxes ranked at Tendango, One Grand Blitz Carnauba Wax works well on all kinds of paint colors to protect against harmful elements. This easy-to-apply wax contains no cleaners or abrasives and is long-lasting.