Do you prefer the finish of wax, but need the durability of a sealant?! Well, with the Auto Finesse Fusion Hybrid Wax; you can have both.
In brief, let us explain the differences between waxes and sealants. Waxes are more a paste consistency. Our waxes are made with natural Carnauba wax from the Brazilian palm tree. Protection with a wax generally lasts up to three months under UK climate conditions – this is subject to use, of course, the durability of carnauba wax is pretty low under UK conditions. Paint sealants are a liquid and are generally applied using a foam applicator. They tend to contain more man-made ingredients and synthetic polymers, meaning they last longer than natural Carnauba wax products, with some lasting up to six months. It’s also easier to apply than wax, due to its liquid consistency, but doesn’t tend to add the same depth of shine as wax does. Our Fusion Hybrid Wax combines the best of both of these products. Plus, some people don’t really like the high-gloss effect of a sealant.
The best sort of paints for wax application are mid-tones and darker paints. Namely because these have better reflective properties than those of light paint colours. Light metallic and solid whites, for example, are usually better off being treated with sealants as those are generally more reflective than waxes. However, you literally get the best of both worlds with our Hybrid Fusion wax.
To get the best results, make sure the vehicle is clean before applying any wax protection! Firstly, rub your hand across each panel to check for bonded contamination. If the paint feels uneven, then use a clay bar across every panel of the paint before sealing or adding protection. If paintwork hasn’t been polished in the last 6-12 months, it’s wise to prep the surface with a pre-wax cleanser. Half turn a foam applicator pad in the wax tin, apply small even strokes, ensuring to overlap each one. Wax does go a long way – one turn of the pot should do a panel. When one panel is complete, move onto the next, then buff off the previous and so on. If the wax has dried on the paint (if it’s been left on too long, or it’s too warm), use our Finale quick detailer to help remove the excess without rubbing.