6 Best Types of Paint Sealant

January 27, 2012

If you are looking to apply a deep gloss shine to your vehicle, you will usually have a choice between a synthetic paint sealant or lower cost natural paint sealants. Although paint sealants and natural waxes are essentially the same thing (they protect your car's paint and give it a glossy shine), there are some differences.

For example, waxes are formulated using natural waxes like Brazilian Carnauba and paint sealants are formulated using synthetic polymers or resins. Which is better? Well, it really depends on who you ask. There are fans of both types. So, with that in mind, here is a list of some of the better types that are available in both categories.

Popular Synthetic Paint Sealants

  • Wolf Gang Paint Sealant - Considered by some to be the best synthetic paint sealant available, Wolfgang paint sealant is chosen by many for its ease of application (which most paint sealants are known for) and it's durable glossy shine that is more akin to a carnauba wax. Although very expensive (a small bottle can set you back 40 bucks or more), it delivers a durable finish that provides the warmth and glow of a hand rubbed wax job.
  • Megulars Synthetic Sealant - This popular sealant is another that is often referred to as the best of the best. Although not quite as expensive as the Wolfgang product, a half gallon of this sealant will also set you back between $40 and $50. When properly applied, this sealant is well known for standing up to multiple carwashes and maintaining its high luster and shine.
  • Klasse High Gloss Sealants - Rounding out our list of high-quality synthetic paint sealants is the Klasse high gloss sealant product line. At around $25 for a 16 ounce bottle, this particular paint sealant is certainly not cheap. However, if you consider that when properly applied, it can provide a quality shine and great protection for your car's paint finish for up to a year, then products value becomes more apparent.

Popular Natural Car Waxes

  • Concours Carnauba Wax - When it comes to car waxes, this is a popular favorite on many consumer reports websites. Made from premium Brazilian carnauba wax and beeswax, Concordes carnauba wax is very popular due to the fact that it doesn't leave a white filmy residue that is often associated with many other natural car waxes. Although a small jar around 6 ounces will set you back about $30 to $35, many consider this particular car wax the one to beat.
  • Pinnacle Paste Wax - Priced at around $100 for an 8 ounce jar, Pinnacle Paste waxes are some of the most expensive on the market. However, if you have an antique or classic vehicle that you need to look its absolute best, you will find that many experts and professionals recommend Pinnacle paste waxes. Pinnacle paste waxes are especially effective on red and black vehicles.
  • Turtle Wax - If you're looking for a simple and inexpensive car wax that does an adequate job of creating a decent shine for your vehicle, then perhaps nothing is better than the time-tested line of Turtle Wax products. Although not as popular for high-end applications as some of the other products that are listed here, Turtle Wax waxes are quality products designed for consumers that are not necessarily car enthusiasts or those that don't need showroom finishes.