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What is the best car wax 2017? Verdict

We explain what car wax is, reveal the best you can buy and tell you how to get the best results

Words ByDoug Revolta

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Verdict:

1. Simoniz Original Wax

2. Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax

3. Autoglym High Definition Wax

For its ease of use, brilliant results and bargain basement price Simoniz Original Wax is the best car wax you can buy. Although more expensive, Bilt Hamber Double Speed Wax is still great value and will last longer. The most expensive of the top three by some way is Autoglym High Definition Wax, but if you're budget can stretch to it then you won't be disappointed, especially considering the quality kit that comes with it. Just outside the top three is the soft Turtlewax Original Wax, which is also a great budget choice.

How do you get the best car wax results?

Dean Childs from DC’S Valeting and Detailing has 10 years’ experience of using car wax professionally. Here, he gives some tips on how to get the best results.

β€œTo get the cleanest possible paint surface before you wax it, claying is recommended.

β€œFor the best results, buy a clay bar, break a bit off, massage it into the palm of your hand and work it into the paint one panel at a time in straight lines to remove bonded on dirt.

β€œTo help apply it you can buy some lubricant for the clay . Spray it on the car to lightly mist it before claying.

β€œPick a soft, mild clay bar. If you ever drop a clay bar, do not reuse it. It’s so soft that it gathers stones or dirt which you could then very easily scratch onto the paintwork by accident.

β€œOnce you’ve done that, the paintwork will be as smooth as can be, which will make it ready to wax and protect.”

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