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The Paint Protection Methods

Cars are a significant investment, both in terms of money and time. We all want out vehicles to look their best and remain in pristine condition for as long as possible. However, everyday use and exposure to the elements can take a toll on a car’s exterior. This is where paint protection comes in. So, whether you’re a car enthusiast or just someone who wants to keep their car looking new, keep reading to find out which car paint protection is right for you and how to properly apply them.

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Car wax is the most traditional form of car paint protection. It is a natural or synthetic product made from carnauba wax, beeswax, or a combination of both. It is formulated with oils and solvents that provide a layer of protection between the car’s paint and the environment. Wax protects from UV rays and water spots while enhancing shine.

However, wax is not as durable as other protection methods, and will need to be applied every few months. 

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Wax Types

MaxShine offers car wax in different forms, such as paste, liquid, or spray.

How To Apply

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Sealant is a more advanced form of paint protection than wax.

It is a synthetic product made of polymers that form a hard, protective barrier over the paint.

It is formulated with synthetic materials that are designed to provide long-lasting protection against environmental contaminants, UV rays, acid rain, and water spots. Sealants are more durable than waxes and can last closer to 6 months depending on environmental conditions.

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Sealant Types

Car sealant is easy to apply and is available in a liquid or spray form.

How To Apply

Sealants are applied the same as a wax, either by hand or machine. Many Polishes, like MaxShine’s AIO Polish, also contain sealants reducing the number of steps needed in fixing up paint.

 Both spray waxes and spray sealants are applied in a spray and wipe method.

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Ceramic Coating

Ceramic Coating is a type of paint protection that creates a hydrophobic barrier on the paint that repels water and other contaminants, while providing UV protection and enhancing shine.

Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer that chemically bonds with your car’s paint, creating a long-lasting and durable layer of protection that is more resistant to scratches, swirl marks, and oxidation than other car paint protection methods.

It can last for years depending on environmental factors.

Ceramic coating often requires professional application, but MaxShine’s Graphene Ceramic Coating can be mastered by anyone.





To apply Graphene Ceramic Coating, the surface of the car must be thoroughly cleaned and decontaminated, otherwise it cannot bond.



Add a small amount of coating to a foam or microfiber applicator.



Apply to the paint in a cross-hatch pattern.



The Ceramic Coating will “flash” with a rainbow effect.



Graphene Ceramic Coating is ready to be wiped and leveled with a clean microfiber towel.



To create a glass-like finish it will need to cure for at least 24 hours.

Keep in Mind!

It's important to note that while these paint protection methods are effective, they do not last forever. It’s recommended to reapply them regularly depending on their lifespan and the environmental conditions you are driving in.

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In Conclusion

Car paint protection is an essential step in maintaining the appearance and longevity of your vehicle. There are several types of car paint protection available, each with its own unique benefits an application methods.

Ultimately, choosing the right car paint protection method depends on your budget, needs, and preferences.

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