Whats the difference between Wax and Sealant?

Both provide the something, a protection from scratches and from the sun. However they both provide different types of protection for different lengths of time. So I have place a Pro and Cons list of both.

Sealant & Wax, What to know:

  • Sealant last up to 1 year or longer if you apply wax on top.
  • Wax last about 3 to 6 months.
  • You can not place sealant on top of wax, but you can place wax on top of sealant extending the life of the sealant.
  • Sealant is harder than wax.
  • Wax is thicker than Sealant Giving you deeper shine than sealant.
  • Almost all new cars coming off the lot will have a factory sealant on it, So protect it with some wax!
  • Wax bead water better than sealant and absorb the acid content in rain.
  • Wax can hide minor swirls in paint
  • Sealant will preserve the paint better than wax


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