We spent a few sunny days testing the likes of Meguiar’s, Chemical Guys, Top Coat and many other detailing brands. Here are the 5 best professional sealant products we found:
1). MIRROR SHINE by TORQUE DETAIL
Designed as a wax replacement, Mirror Shine blew us away in terms of effectiveness and was our favorite sealant by far. It was fantastic at giving that natural wax finish – it was so much easier to apply than traditional wax; just spray on and rub into the surface, then buff. In addition, it gave that long lasting protection to our car’s coat (we’re on month 3 and it still repels water like crazy).
2). REVIVE by HYDROSILEX
Hydrosilex is a car care company that has made a name for itself by producing a unique silica-based formula. The product is meant to be a temporary ceramic coating, with a much easier spray-on application. This silica-based Sio2 formula gives this Hydrosilex amazing hydrophobic qualities, but it doesn’t have quite as deep of a shine and versatility as Mirror Shine.
3). MIRROR GLAZE SYNTHETIC SEALANT 2.0 by MEGUIAR’S
Meguiar’s was a family-owned car care business up until 2008, when it was purchased by 3M. Meguiar’s has an extensive product line (you can find them in many retail stores) and this is a solid addition to their line. This product has a similar formula to Mirror Shine (a Polymer-based formula known for it’s hydrophobic capabilities).
4). LIQUID WAX by CAR GUYS
CarGuys is a relatively new entrant into the car care industry. Their products are predominately sold on Amazon and they’ve amassed a strong following there. Their Liquid Wax product advertises getting a wax shine with added synthetic protection from it’s polymer formula. We tried this product and got really solid results.
5). GRAND FINALE by ZAINO
Zaino has been in the car care industry for many years. The brand is strictly web-based and has been featured in some popular automotive magazines. Their Grand Finale product is a spray sealant and claims to give a high gloss, deep “wet” finish, thanks to it’s synthetic polymer formula.
We tested Z-8 and got really solid results. The shine looked great and after a few weeks the coat still seemed very much intact and continues to bead water. The only downside is it was a bit hard to apply it evenly, so they recommend diluting the solution if you have difficulty applying evenly.