Zaino, 5 Star Shine, DuPont, Pinnacle and P21S Carnauba Wax are all examples of top-rated car wax brands, according to Auto Motto. Mothers 05750 California Gold, Chemical Guys, Turtle Wax, 3M and Meguiar's also come recommended, according to Car Polish Reviews.
Zaino was originally designed for show cars, and the brand's show car polish cleanses as well as polishes the exterior, reports Auto Motto. It also protects the original paint and intensifies the look of the polish. Meanwhile, 5 Star Shine is a more permanent option that is guaranteed to keep the car shiny for five years. The product was designed by the aerospace industry. DuPont Teflon Ultra Wax is easy to apply and keeps the car shiny even in bad weather. Pinnacle is also easy to apply and even comes with microfiber towels. P21s Carnauba Wax doesn't' streak or flake, allowing for multiple coats.
The Mother's brand is tops with Car Polish Reviews because of its ease of use and excellent protection. Chemical Guys WAC_104_16 Butter Wet Wax works well on both wet and dry surfaces, but is a better option to use on darker colored vehicles rather than lighter ones.
Turtle Wax works very well as long as users wax and buff only small sections at a time, according to Car Polish Reviews. Otherwise, the wax creates a hard shell that's difficult to buff off. 3M 39030 Performance Finish Synthetic Wax does not contain carnauba wax, which some users claims protects the paint less efficiently. The 3M brand also requires no drying time. Additionally, users consider Meguiar's as a more expensive brand, but its wax protects the paint job and gives a brilliant shine.