What’s the best shine and protectant product out there, and where do I find it? I heard about a product called F-11 (?) that’s supposed to be great, but can’t find it anywhere.
A properly (professionally) applied high-quality ceramic coating will be a long-lasting shine and paint protectant that is probably the highest-quality choice. But it’s expensive, and unless your car is something special like a show car or an exotic – or you just don’t want to have to be bothered with waxing your car ever, it may not be worth it to you.
If you’re looking for a DIY option that doesn’t cost 3-figures, I like Meguiars Ultimate synthetic polymer spray coating. You’ll have to re-apply that every couple of months or so (frequency will depend on how much time the car spends outside in the elements).
Just any name brand vehicle wax is good enough . I only wax our 2010 3 or 4 times a year and it still looks good.
Now if you want real good videos and articles about vehicle care go to the Autogeek web site .
Don’t waste your money on some over priced after market coating .
I do see Meguiars at the stores I frequent. Being in a wintery state, we wash our garaged cars about once a month. Is one supposed to reapply after washing?
It should hold up to several washings. Me, I never wax, store the cars in a garage at home and at work, look fine after 9 and 12 years. Heresy!
Using a good quality product such as the ones available from Meguiar’s or Griot’s Garage as long as you apply more than one coat at a time you should go 6mo or longer before you need to reapply. Autozone has Griot’s products on the shelf at least around here.