Car Wax, Sealants and Coatings Too

Waxing, sealing, or coating your car is often considered the last step in detailing your car truck or other vehicles. It is also one of the most important steps. Many of the higher-end detailing products have counterparts. One product is used to seal the finish and the other is used as a quick detailer until the next time you have to fully seal or coat the finish. Using the appropriate quick detailer for the coating or sealer you purchased extends the life of the sealer and keeps your car looking great.

Pricing & Options

 

SONAX Ceramic Spray Coating & Sealant 750ml 257400


SKU: 257400
 

Price Each:

$ 23.99
SONAX Ceramic Spray Coating & Sealant 750ml 257400
 

Waxes worked for your grandfather, but then again so did televisions with tubes in them and phones attached to the wall! It′s time for a long-lasting, easy-to-apply ceramic coating. Sonax Ceramic Spray Coating is often used as a base layer in conjunction with SONAX Ceramic Ultra Slick Detailer .75L 268400 for quick detailing and touch-ups.  Si- Carbon technology that is easy to apply and lasts for up to six months. This ceramic sealer will provide a mirror-like sine, protect your paint from the elements and provide excellent water beading.

 

  • Next level Paint Sealing
  • Excellent long term sealant with Si Carbon technology
  • Restores colors while providing high-end hydrophobic effects.
  • Mirror Like Shine that can be applied to any exterior hard surface on your vehicle.
  • Paint, Plastics, Chrome, Mouldings, and Wheels
  • Typically applied as your base sealer with SONAX Ceramic Ultra Slick Detailer .75L 268400 for quick detailing and touch-ups. It can also be used to rejuvenate existing sealants and coatings -- we would suggest testing in an inconspicuous location first.

SONAX Ceramic Ultra Slick Detailer .75L 268400


SKU: 268400
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX Ceramic Ultra Slick Detailer .75L 268400
 

Sonax Ultra Slick quick detailer can be effective as a stand-alone quick detailer but we suggest using it from time to time on vehicles you have already coated to restore that mirror-like shine and prolong the effects of Sonax Ceramics

SONAX Ceramic Ultra Slick Detailer .75L 268400 is designed to be a booster, quick detailer and even a waterless wash for vehicles that have been coated with SONAX Ceramic Spray Coating .75L 257400 as well as most other ceramic coatings, sealers, and films.

 

  • Si-Carbon Technology
  • Excellent booster to almost any ceramic, sealant or film
  • Easy to apply
  • Extremely smooth and slick
  • Protects 2-3 Months
  • For use on all exterior surfaces

SONAX CC36 Profiline Ceramic Coating (Professional Grade) 236941


SKU: 236941
 

Price Each:

$ 79.99
SONAX CC36 Profiline  Ceramic Coating (Professional Grade) 236941
 

SONAX CC36 Profiline Ceramic Coating (Professional Grade) 236941. The most powerful paint protection system. Period. No respirator. No paint gun. no infrared. All the protection without the tools or specialized training. Professional quality ceramic coating with a simple two-step process that a skilled DIYer can easily manage. Flexible is strong! SONAX CC36 is the standard in ceramic coatings. 

The following is included

  • (1) SONAX PROFILINE BaseCoat
  • (1) SONAX PROFILINE GlossCoat
  • (1) Microfiber Cloth
  • (1) Sponge
  • (1) Sponge
  • (1) Glove

SONAX Polymer Net Shield 340 ML Hydrophobic Auto Sealant ML 223300


SKU: 223300
 

Price Each:

$ 29.99
SONAX Polymer Net Shield 340 ML  Hydrophobic Auto Sealant ML 223300
 

The latest in paint protection and sealants from Sonax. Up to 6 months of paint protection. 1 Can treats 4-6 average vehicles.  An experienced applicator can do one vehicle in 15-20 Minutes. Buffs to a brilliant shine. Hydrophobic. Water sheets off.  We also suggest Sonax Brilliant shine detailer (287400). The Brilliant shine detailer can be used after the first application of Polymer Net Shield and in between as a quick detailer to restore that high gloss shine.

SONAX Brilliant Shine Detailer 287400 -- Quick Spray Detailer & Waterless Wash


SKU: 287400
 

Price Each:

$ 16.99
SONAX Brilliant Shine Detailer 287400 -- Quick Spray Detailer & Waterless Wash
 

This product fills in microscopic pits and voids and is outstanding for adding shine between full details or even between washes. Typically used after a car was on a vehicle that has a wax or protectant applied to extend the life of the current finish. It can also be used as a waterless wash. A waterless wash is ok for vehicles that are a little dirty and you have to use a lot of towels. Each wipe should be done with a clean section of microfiber cloth. 

 

SONAX Premium Class Carnuba Wax 211200


SKU: 211200
 

Price Each:

$ 69.99
SONAX Premium Class Carnuba Wax 211200
 

Technology is technology. There are still those of us who prefer old school. The 100% premium Carnuba wax includes an applicator. It is incredibly durable and so safe some professional installers apply it with their bare hands. Very hard and offers protection from the harshest weather and road conditions. If you are the kind of person who waxes the car before a car show or Sunday drive, settle for nothing less than SONAX Premium Class Carnuba Wax 211200

SONAX High Speed Carnauba Wax 288200


SKU: 288200
 

Price Each:

$ 12.99
SONAX High Speed Carnauba Wax 288200
 

SONAX High-Speed carnauba wax is an easy-to-use, superfast, and very effective high-speed sprayable wax that also happens to work on convertible tops. High gloss and can be used between washes.

SONAX Clay Disc 450605


SKU: 450605
 

Price Each:

$ 54.99
SONAX Clay Disc 450605
 

Sonax clay disc is an alternative claying method to the traditional clay bar. Designed to be done by hand or using a polisher. Claying is an important step before cutting, waxing, polishing, sealing, or using ceramic sealer for the best possible results.

SONAX Application Sponge (Yellow/White) 417300


SKU: 417300
 

Price Each:

$ 6.99
SONAX Application Sponge (Yellow/White) 417300
 

Specialty applicator for waxes and polises as well as exterior plastic products.

SONAX Instant Shine Spray & Seal Instant Shine Coating 243400


SKU: 243400
 

Price Each:

$ 19.99
SONAX  Instant Shine Spray & Seal Instant Shine Coating 243400
 

If you are a beginner at detailing your vehicles or if you are just looking for a fast and easy shine it does not get much easier than SONAX Spray & Seal Instant Shine Coating. Simply wash your vehicle and leave it wet. We suggest a foaming car wash followed by the two bucket method. Then spray SONAX Spray & Seal Instant Shine Coating on evenly and dry.

 

SONAX P-Ball Sponge 417341


SKU: 417341
 

Price Each:

$ 12.99
SONAX P-Ball Sponge 417341
 

Wax on. Wax off. Polish on. Polish off. The P-Ball sponge makes waxing and polishing easier.

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Sealing Technology is Changing

It used to be that you ran to your favorite auto parts store and picked up a tub of wax with a picture of a turtle on it. Then you would spend the better part of your day trying to get a nice even finish and buff it to a shine. Many of the finishing products even required mechanical buffing. Today we have better carnauba wax products, many of which can even be sprayed on. We also offer spray-on ceramic coatings with companion quick detailers. The same is also true of Polymer coatings like a net shield. While most of us here prefer the advantages of a ceramic coating, there is no simple answer to which product is best. It’s just a matter of preference.

Spray On Ceramic Coatings

Spray on ceramic coatings provide months of protection and can often be used on all hard surfaces, including glass. Spray on ceramic coatings are certainly more difficult than a basic wash and instant shine, but they are still very friendly for the DIYer who is willing to take the time to coat the vehicle properly. A good starting point for a ceramic system is to use SONAX Ceramic Spray Coating & Sealant 750ml (257400) as your base coat and the ultra-slick detailer for quick touch-ups, creating a hydrophobic layer on glass and while the coating is still good and you want to add some shine. Many people will use a quick detailer with every wash or every other wash and use the coating product 2-3 times a year.

Polymer Coatings

Polymer coatings can also be a good choice to finish your car detailing project. Like ceramic coatings, you would want to start with a good base product such as SONAX Polymer Net Shield 340 ML Hydrophobic Auto Sealant (223300) and then use the companion quick detailer from time to time. Brilliant shine from Sonax is a great companion to the Net Shield product. Net shield comes in an aerosol can. Small amounts are sprayed onto a foam applicator. Let it sit for about a minute and then wipe it off with a microfiber. What makes Net shield and easier to work with product is the innovative German technology that allows it to be applied by hand with no specialty tools required.

Polymer Net Shield vs Spray on Ceramic Coating

While the products have different formulations and while one is considered more of a sealant and the other a coating, they are very very similar in the final results. On average, properly maintained ceramic spray coating will last 4-6 months. Polymer Net Shield is a true 6-month product. Ceramic spray coatings tend to feel slicker, more like a traditional wax. The slick feeling makes them preferred by many car buffs. Ceramics can also be applied to glass and other hard surfaces making them more of a one-step finish.

Glass

We are big fans of using compatible ceramic coatings on glass, especially the windshield. In addition to being hydrophobic, they tend to make the bugs, dirt, and grime come off much easier. Many customers have commented that with a good ceramic coating on the glass they do not need to use any special insect soaps or sponges. Those who do still find they come off much easier

What is the Process

The absolute minimum requirement to apply a coating or wax is that your car is clean and in most cases dry. We carry a complete line of car wash products as well. We would not suggest using any quick detailers or drying agents prior to applying a coating or wax. In some cases special soaps have to be used to remove old coatings and waxes.

In many cases, even after the car is clean, it will have surface imperfections that still need to be addressed. Using a clay bar or Sonax clay disc is a low-risk way to remove those imperfections. Do note for any type of claying using the appropriate lubricant is essential. Also, note clay bars may come in different strengths. The use of Sonax fallout remover is also a good idea to remove unseen contaminants. Fallout remover should be used during the car wash portion of your auto detailing.

Unfortunately, some of us are just learning about the importance of handwashing and finishing or vehicle. Scratches, swirls, and other imperfections that did not come out with claying may require polishing, in many cases using a paint correction compound like perfect finish. If you have never done this before you will want to be extremely careful. We would suggest enlisting an experienced friend or professional until you are comfortable. One great way to practice is using older cars. Our team here will be practicing on an old SUV and borrowing some parts from the tow yard next door. Using a little extra product to learn before you work on your pride and joy is a very good idea.

Spray Waxes

Spray waxes like the Sonax Spray carnauba wax offer a more traditional option that is still loaded with new technology — not to mention very easy to work with. SOnax uses nanotechnology. Sonax spray wax is a blend of carnauba was and silicone that tends to leave a streak-free shine and does an outstanding job of protecting your vehicle.

What Tools do I need

The tools required are going to be highly dependent on the product chosen. Generally speaking, you will absolutely need microfiber towels. You will go through many more than you might expect. Some coatings and sealants will require an applicator. If you are doing this professionally we have a range of sprayers available. You will likely need a claying product and for extensive scratching and swirl marks, you will need a polisher. One really cool feature of the Sonax clay disc is it can be used by hand or with a polisher.

Quick Protection

If you are not going to invest in a polymer sealant or ceramic-based coating it is really important that you use a drying agent or Sonax spray and seal during the final step of the washing process. This will typically need to be done with every wash but it affords some protection and shine to the surface and in many cases gives some lubrication while drying the vehicle.