Paint Sealant

Car Wax vs. Paint Sealant

What is the difference between wax and paint sealant? More specifically, when do you use a wax and when do you use a paint sealant? Do you use both products together? Is one better than the other?

Mel Craig, world renowned mobile pro detailer, offers his insights on the difference between wax and paint sealant:

Car wax
contains carnauba, a natural wax derived from the palm leaf. Carnauba wax is the most commonly used wax for vehicle paint protection. It can be purchased in both liquid and paste form.

Paint sealant
is man-made from synthetic polymers and resins, with no natural wax ingredients added.

Both of the products looks and feel much the same and are applied the same way, but there is a lot more to both of these products. Some mobile professional detailers recommend trying out both products, by applying a paint sealant and following up with carnauba wax for added protection, shine and depth. However, Xtreme Xcellence disagrees with this method. We believe it is a waste of time and product.

Instead, trust our mobile auto detailers to determine whether your car is better suited for wax or paint sealant. The difference between wax and paint sealant is a tricky one, and it takes a professional to choose the right one for your vehicle. Contact our certified auto detailers today to request an analysis of your car’s exterior. We will be happy to wax or seal your paint until it sparkles and shines.