Wax-On, No Wax-Off Method
Looking for a quick way to get a noticeable shine and paint protection without resorting to a labor-intensive traditional wash and wax job Daniel-San? Then you just might want to give this hybrid ceramic wax product a try as demonstrated on the Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel.
No More Black Cars for Me
According to the host, one of the biggest problems of owning a car with a black or very dark coat is that it becomes a dust and debris magnet that makes your car look like it has not been washed and waxed in a long time, which casts a bad reflection not just on the hood but on yourself as a car owner who others will see as unworthy of the car you own.
This is especially problematic if you live in the Southwest or cannot keep your car under cover in a garage most of the time---been there, done that. And, when time is a precious luxury in a busy life, spending a good 4 hours of your weekend doing a traditional wash and wax job on your car is problematic as well. Which is why after my first black car, I swore I’d never buy one again…so far, so good…but it hasn’t always been easy.
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A Simple Solution
A simple solution to this problem entails using one of any number of spray-on wax products that has all the lack of luster and appeal as those car wash wax spray options for another dollar-fifty or so added to the local drive-thru car wash. Not a big fan here. IMHO it’s a waste of money.
However, there are some products that essentially are applied the same way but actually do offer a better shine and added paint protection according to a recent Toyota Maintenance YouTube channel episode where the host does a demonstration of using Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax on a black Mercedes. The selling points the product is focused on are car owners who do not want to spend the extra two grand on a real ceramic coat and are willing to invest in a $24 on a spray-on look alike that will last several washes.
Review #1: Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax
Follow along with the host for a short demonstration of Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax on a black Mercedes and be the judge of not just the product, but the technique used as well, as pointed out in the comment’s section of the video by car owners who take their car’s paint seriously.
Review #2: Project Farm Best Ceramic Spray Coating Review
For a much more thorough review of a range of spray-on car waxes, here is an informative video by the host of the Project Farm YouTube channel that shows how Meguiar’s compares against the competition and how your father’s old car wax product is still the best for the price.
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Timothy Boyer is an automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news and topics related to new and used cars and trucks.
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