Mothers Car Wax
A great retail car wax

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Mothers Car Wax products remain popular choices among both car enthusiasts and driveway detailers alike. I started using Mothers California Gold cleaner wax as my very first car wax back in the early 80's.

Not much has changed with this product at it seems to be one of the few products that goes unchanged year after year. While Mothers car wax reviews remain positive among the many detailing forums, one will start to notice it is not a product line used by any true professional detailer.

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My personal and professional conclusion is that it remains more of a retail product line rather than what many would consider true professional grade, or enthusiasts grade car care products. With that said, there is one car wax of Mother's that I have found to perform at what I consider a professional level.

Mothers Wax Reviews

As a detailing professional, I know that there are car care products that will work for most people under the critical eye as a consumer, and then there are car care products that must meet the rigors of critical customers who can afford the best of anything.

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For this reason I will offer my professional recommendations when choosing among Mothers waxes, along with what I consider a higher level of performance considered enthusiast, or professional grade.

Mothers Car Wax Recommendations

The following list of Mothers car care products are my personal and professional choice when shopping from the Mothers wax products. All these Mothers wax products are a must have for any driveway detailer looking to maintain the value and beauty of their ride!

Mothers Clay Bar Kit: Decontaminating Your Paint

Mothers 07240 California Gold Clay Bar System

  • Perfect clay bar kit for any driveway detailer.
  • Contains everything needed for complete removal of all paint surface contaminates.
  • A "must do" prior to any application of car polish or car wax.
  • Will last you for years; despite what you have read elsewhere.

Mothers Car Wax: Visual Performance

Mothers 05550 California Gold Pure Brazilian Carnauba Wax Paste (Ultimate Wax System, Step 3) - 12 oz.

  • An easy to use Mothers wax product.
  • Use when visual results are at the top of your priority list.
  • See cleaner wax below if you feel your paint is in need of additional help due to neglect.

Mothers Car Wax: Durability

Mothers 05716 California Gold Synthetic Wax - 16 oz.

  • For anyone looking to wax less often, rather than more often.
  • Synthetics offer the best in durability through polymer technology.
  • Will not achieve the visual performance of the paste carnauba wax.

Mothers Car Wax: Cleaner Wax

Mothers 05500 California Gold Brazilian Carnauba Cleaner Wax - 12 oz.

  • Likely the best choice for most people due to neglect of your car paint.
  • Will deliver the visual performance of traditional paste wax above, but with added chemical cleaners to remove additional "dirt" that diminishes the appearance of your car paint.

Mothers Car Wax:
What Would Darren Do (WWDD)

Often I am asked by my readers a very simple question:

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

Today's world is a world of endless noise, endless voices, and endless so-called experts. All of which will deliver their own opinion as to what to do and what to use.

For this reason people often want to by-pass all this hype that can literally leave many people in a state of inaction. If a person is literally frozen with anxiety and cannot move forward, then they will never get what they are really after.

For this reason I simply many topics by answering to that very simple and direct question of what I would do as a professional.

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

  • What I consider the winning balance of features and benefits
  • Professional grade (Originally formulated for the auto body and Concours level of performance)
  • Non-staining formulation (this means I can not just wax my paint, but simultaneously treat all materials on my car: paint, plastic trim, rubber window gaskets, carbon fiber, sunroof gasket, etc., etc.)
  • Can be used in direct sun on hot paint
  • As easy as easy gets

Darren's Tips: While this car was is not the only car wax formulated with some of these same features, but it is a wax that has all the winning features formulated into it.

mothers car wax versus q-7 car wax

And not only does this wax have what I consider that wining balance, it is also the wax that I know will actually make it onto my car paint more often, not less often.

"What good is the "best" car wax in the world, if that wax never makes it onto your car paint"

I have seen it play out countless times. Guys spend hours or days at a time, reading review after review of the best car wax. They finally decide upon that best car wax only to find the wax spending more time on their garage shelf and very little of it makes it onto their car paint.

Which is why I think the best wax in the world is the car wax hat will actually make it onto your car more often than not. whether this means the best in Mothers car wax or not, only you can decide. I just know for me, this winning balance can be found in the Q-7 car wax!

Raising the Bar with Top Rated Car Waxes

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If you are looking for professional grade alternatives to any of the popular Mothers car care products, then you can follow this link to Best Car Waxes to see how I recommend alternatives from basic to premium grade car waxes. Past the foundational needs of car wax products, finding the best car wax will ultimately be a subjective call only you can make. My goal is to simplify the process for you based on professional recommendations, as well as finding an alternative to Mothers Car Wax if you are ready to take it to the next level of performance!

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