I’ve just finished the last of a tub of carnuba wax, so I need to get more wax. I’m wondering which of the ten choices here (no embedded links allowed, so here it is: http://www.meguiarsdirect.com/category/wax-protect) would be best for my car (2005 Toyota Sienna). The paint looks very good after a wash/wax—neither the clear coat nor underlying base coat are peeling, nor is there any obvious damage. I suppose my main priority here is trying to keep the paint as protected as possible, and secondarily, to keep it looking as shiny as possible. I live in the desert with a lot of sand and wind, and my cars typically lose that “just been washed” look after a couple of weeks.
As I said, I’ve been using carnuba wax. I’m pretty sure its been about a year since I last put wax on, and it had been a few months since I washed it, but I was shocked when the water first streamed down the van, how much wax there was still on it—there was a lot of beading, an awful lot more than I expected after so long. Was this due to using a carnuba wax? Perhaps I should stick with that type of wax.
At any rate, I also see on that page, both paste and liquid waxes. I’m not sure what the difference is—or the benefit of using one type over the other.
- What would be the best Meguiar’s wax to use for my van?
- What benefit would there be in my using liquid over paste, or vice-versa?