Color Car Wax
Does colored car wax really work

Color car wax....REALLY! Is anyone really buying into this flawed logic of choosing a top rated car wax based on the color of their car.

Based on my best powers of deduction, I can only assume the logic goes something like this:

"If traditional car wax covers up blemishes and enhances the look of my car paint, how much better would it be if I used car wax with color added to it?"

You probably think that using car wax the same color as your car will deliver all the best characteristics of a traditional car wax...only better as now it has color added to it that either matches my car or is specifically made for either light colored cars or dark colored cars.

I believe it was Turtle Wax that came up with the very first version of car wax with color added.

Turtle Wax Color Car Wax
Black cars only

Back in the day you could get colored car wax in a variety of colors. Today the industry has largely limited colored car waxes to the (2) most popular car colors of black and white

Turtle Wax T-3KT Black Box Kit

  • Perfect fix so long as you accept that a dedicated colored car wax really can make a difference over a traditional non-colored car wax
  • Not a true professional grade solution, but certainly acceptable results for most car owners
  • As a person, products like this represent much of the same marketing hype that makes my head spin in frustration (This doesn't mean the product is naturally inferior, it makes me question the integrity of the company pushing this stuff onto car owners)

Meguiar's G6107 White Wax Paste

  • Another version of colored car wax put out by another industry giant
  • Yet another reason a person like myself becomes so cynical with the hype of this industry
  • Great product if you are buying it with the same expectations of a non-colored traditional car wax

If you are a person that finds yourself falling prey to the endless hype of marketing and advertising, then these colored auto wax products may be perfectly suited for you.

The added steps to bring your cars paint to a much higher level of shine and gloss are certainly not for the car owner with little more than a casual dedication to better results.

The Color Car Wax Concept:
What Would Darren Do (WWDD)

meguiars white colored car wax on bmw

Often people who have followed me for long periods of time know they can check in as needed and find simple solutions to their needs without having to learn all the nuances of a given topic.

These are the people that simply trust my experience and want to know what I would do.

"Darren, just tell me what you would do!"

And for this reason as often as possible, I make my simplified recommendations for people just like that.

The car wax I am going to recommend is not propped up the hype of the whole colored car wax fantasy that the marketing would have you buy into.

CSI Q-7 Wax 16oz 62-204-P

  • My go-to as what I consider the best car wax based on the winning features and benefits
  • As easy as easy gets
  • Non-staining formulation can be used to protect and enhance all your black trim just like it will your car paint
  • Can also be used on the interior of your cars hard surfaces to add protection and visual enhancement (coated car leather, plastic door panel, dash boards, plastic threshold plates, etc.)
  • Can be used in direct sunlight on hot paint
  • Ideal for any colored car just like traditional car wax will enhance and protect any colored car paint

Color Car Wax Summary

regular car wax versus colored car wax

In closing I will add some additional points and wrap this up in a simplified manner:

  • Colored car wax is nothing more than marketing hype
  • You will not see any discernible difference in a colored car wax versus a traditional car regardless of the color of your car
  • Waxing your car will enhance the current condition of your car while concealing a small degree of any imperfections
  • Waxing your car will also provide protection from the elements known as "weather"
  • Waxing your car is par of necessary and on-going maintenance
  • The harsher the weather conditions your car lives in, the more often you should be washing AND waxing your car

I hope I have helped you become a more informed car woner and help yu realized beter results in your world of car care!


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