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Optimum Car Wax 17 oz.

Optimum Car Wax 17 oz.
Patented UV protection for up to 5 months!

Optimum Car Wax's original, fantastic formula was overhauled to provide an even deeper gloss and incredible slickness. Just when you thought Optimum Car Wax couldn’t get any better, this all new formula shatters your perceptions of a spray wax. Try it for yourself!

Optimum is the first and only wax that contains UVA and UVB absorbers to shield your paint from all the sun’s harmful rays. The formula combines high-grade carnauba wax and sealant polymers to give you outstanding shine and protection. The carnauba produces a warm, high-impact gloss that is the standard in the auto care industry while the polymers bond the shine to the paint to create the long-lasting durability typical of a synthetic wax. Paint has a beautiful, wet shine and is protected from the sun, acid rain, and pollution for up to 5 months!

Optimum Car Wax contains no cleaners or abrasives. It will not scratch, swirl, or penetrate the clear coat, so your vehicle has optimum protection from the elements.

The propriety formula not only takes care of your vehicle’s best interest, it is environmentally safe. There are no harsh chemicals or dangerous VOC’s in Optimum Car Wax.

The best part is that Optimum Car Wax is incredibly easy to apply! Spray it onto your vehicle and spread it over the paint with a microfiber towel. No buffing is required to get a gorgeous carnauba shine! Optimum Car Wax even protects vinyl trim and moldings without staining it. You don’t have to buy a separate vinyl protectant or struggle with white wax residue. Just spray and wipe! It only takes 15 minutes to wax your whole vehicle and it lasts for up to 5 months.

Optimum products are used in many detail shops across the country because they save time, deliver fantastic results, and are cost effective.

Give your vehicle optimum shine, patented UV protection, and durability with Optimum Car Wax.

Optimum Car Wax looks as good as a carnauba wax and lasts as long as a paint sealant!

Optimum Car Wax delivers shine and protection you'd expect from a traditional wax or sealant!


What is the difference between a wax and a polish?
Many products in the market, whether called "wax" or "polish", contain polishing agents. Polishing agents remove paint and create swirl marks on the painted surface. Fine polishing agents create fine swirl marks and remove less paint. The swirl marks become very visible after the wax wears off. Optimum Car Wax offers long-lasting protection without damaging or removing the clear coat finish.

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Why do many wax /polish products contain abrasives?
Conventional waxes and polishes were designed for older enamel finishes to remove oxidized pigments and colorants. Paint technology has come a long way in the past decade; however, many wax /polish manufacturers still offer the same old technologies.

How can I protect the clear coat finish on my car?
Only use automotive car wash soaps to wash your car. Use microfiber cloths for drying and/or waxing your car. Apply Optimum Car Wax with UV once every four months to the painted surfaces to get maximum protection.

What is the difference between liquid and paste wax /polish?
The only difference between liquid and paste waxes /polishes is thickening agents. Both conventional liquid and paste waxes/polishes can contain abrasives which can harm the clear coat finish. Look for products that specifically state that they do not contain abrasives or cleaners.

How do I remove swirl marks or deep scratches?
Optimum Car Wax with UV is helps hide the swirl marks without creating new ones. If there are deep scratches, a random orbital polisher with a foam pad is best way to apply a swirl remover, such as Optimum Polish.

Why should I wax my car if it has a clear coat finish?
Clear coat finishes contain additives to reduce scratching and marring and protect the clear coat from environmental elements such as acid rain, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. These additives also cause water beading on new cars. After a few months, these surface protectants are eroded by the environmental elements. Optimum Car Wax will restore this protective layer. Furthermore, it helps reduce fading from exposure to the sun.

What is the benefit of UV inhibitors in Optimum Car Wax?
UV inhibitors help keep the color from fading and are present in the clear coat finish. These become deactivated or consumed over time. The UV inhibitors in Optimum Car Wax augment these and help protect the paint from fading.

Can I use an orbital buffer with Optimum Car Wax to wax my car?
Absolutely. In fact, most detail shops use Optimum Car Wax with high speed polishers or orbital buffers. You must use a low density foam pad with your dual action (orbital) buffer or polisher. This combination results in a very high gloss finish in a few minutes.

Should I use polish/wax to remove oxidized paint?
Most people in the detailing industry refer to the surface contamination of paint as oxidation. This baked on dirt and grime needs to be cleaned before waxing and in fact, regular application of Optimum Car Wax will keep these contaminants from adhering to paint.

What conditions should I avoid when using Optimum Car Wax?
In order to avoid baking the wax and making it difficult to move, it is best to apply Optimum Car Wax in the shade when the paint surface is cool to the touch. You can even apply Optimum Car Wax in a garage or other enclosed areas since it contains no chemical solvents whatsoever.

What should I do if I spray Optimum Car Wax on my black trim?
No problem. Since Optimum Car Wax has no abrasives, it will not cause damage to moldings or trims. In fact applying Optimum Car Wax on these surfaces will protect them as well.

Why is there some haziness after I wax my car with Optimum Car Wax?
Depending on the temperature and the humidity, you may see some haziness. Lightly buff the surface with a microfiber towel and you will see the increase in gloss right away.

Conditions to avoid:
Auto Surface temperatures below 55F or greater than 90F.
Heavy oxidation or dirt buildup
Over application – A little goes a long way!

17 fl. oz.

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Optimum Car Wax 17 oz.
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Optimum Car Wax 17 oz.
5 Stars based on 29 Review(s)
St. Petersburg, Fl.
3 Stars

Great shine.....but
January 12, 2015
Product gives a great shine and beads great. However on my dark red car and wife's dark blue Acura there is noticeable streaking, have to really rub hard to remove the dark streaks from the paint and even then some remained. I made sure to shake the bottle well and applied in the shade (65F). Not sure why no one else has noticed this, unless I just got a bad batch. Would not recommend based on my experience.
Merchant Response:
Lou, Optimum Car Wax is a finishing wax - it doesn't contain any cleaners or abrasives. Use a clay bar and a polish first and you will experience much better results. Also, use one towel for spreading the product and a second clean, dry towel for "buffing" it off.

Alvin Pack
Indianapolis, IN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

5 stars rating
September 30, 2014
SWW this is how I refer too this product. Spray on, wipe it in, and walk away, it is that easy.
the easiest spray wax to use.

Floyd Bobbster
Stonecreek tn
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Ride Shiner.
September 25, 2014
It goes on really nice. Coming off is a little different, you will feel like you did a 40 min workout at the gym.
Sure does look pretty though.
Still the same old car. haha - 1967 Shelby ST ---YES !!!

Macon, GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

August 29, 2014
Excellent wax. Easy to apply and remove.

Chesapeake, Va.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fusion and Taurus shine
August 16, 2014
Was worried because it went on so easy. Gave a great finish and car looks better as days have passed.
None yet.

Blue Ridge, GA
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Easy to apply, gives a great shine!
August 2, 2014
I decided to try this after reading about its ease of use. I recommend it!

universal city, California
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

super easy wax
June 4, 2014
great still in testing phase but one week of testing resulted on easy of wash very good reflection on paint ...
all good go to for fast application with long lasting protection.

Darin Hemric
Statesville NC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Handy
June 1, 2014
Awesome wax!!!

Erie, PA.
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

May 29, 2014
Awesome shine, wet look and sheds water and dirt like I never seen before. This wax is a must that I had to order another bottle. easy to wax in and wax off. This is the bomb and last up to 5 months on a good shine.
Awesome product , Wet look and keeps on beading. My Black Land Cruiser looks like it's on the fly sitting still.

Cody, Wyoming
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Optimum Wax Review
May 1, 2014
Easy to use. Does a great job. Better than expected.

5 Stars

Best Wax
April 23, 2013
Best wax, period... 15 minutes for whole car. Water beading beautifully even after 1 month. And, for beginner, remember this, less is more. No need to spray to much. Safe for the future.

5 Stars

July 22, 2012
I used a Klasse sealant...and OCW as topper. Results are fantastic. Klasse shine and finish is acceptable...but when I added this to the car.. WOW. It gave the wet look. Will continue to use this as a topper layer. Preference is still an acrylic or synthetic sealant as the base coat...follow by a carnuba wax. YOU WILL BE IMPRESSED. Only took 20 mins by hand!!

KC Detailing
4 Stars

Great Shine But Low Durability
June 8, 2012
This would be a five start product if they didn't claim five month durability. You would be hard pressed to get one to two weeks of slickness out of it. Awesome product and easy to use. Very high-gloss and the perfect spray wax to use between detail jobs. Kansas City has some harsh winters so we make sure to use this wax during winter washes to keep the salt and road grim from sticking to the paint. Great for wheels. Be careful to not spray wax on the brake rotors though.

John Bartone
5 Stars

best wax ever
May 21, 2012
Son just got truck painted, wanted to get him a wax , with no chemicals, or abrasives. This past week end used Optimum, best ever used, easy great shine. Also used on my car, outstanding shine. Waxing cars for years, the best ever. Will keep ordering, every time bottle gets low. great stuff, Thanks

5 Stars

Absurdly easy
May 20, 2012
This is easily the quickest and simplest application of wax I've ever used. On top of that it looks great. Optimum products are hard to beat.

5 Stars

March 28, 2012
this spray wax is very easy to apply and leaves an amazing shine.

Jay B
5 Stars

Best quick wax to date
September 27, 2011
This stuff works better than advertised. I wanted to keep my daily driver looking really fresh looking after a wash and this spray wax makes it look like I just gave it a full detail every time. Easy to apply, and yields excellent results and a better than average amount of longevity.

5 Stars

Beautiful Shine (and easy)
September 2, 2011
Been using Meguiars Gold (paste) on my 09 Indian (black) and spend more time staying away from the leather options (lot's of leather) and digging out the white haze in the trim then I do waxing. Just tried the OPTIMUM SPRAY WAX and I think I found the answer to the problem. Deep shine, no haze, no sweat if you get a little on the leather. Didn't take more than a half hour to do all the paint on the bike. This stuff should be the first thing that comes up under Motorcycles.

5 Stars

Awesome wipe on / wipe off
August 18, 2011
I love this stuff, I use it after every wash and it leaves the finish feeling incredibly slick. It's basically a wax + sealant that can be used like a QD. It wipes off so easily with zero streaks. I need a gallon now :)

5 Stars

Don't call is Spray Wax
August 12, 2011
To think of this as a spray wax is doing it a great injustice. It's a wax, that is in a spray form. Other spray waxes are supplemental in nature. This is Optimum's Wax. Durability of a sealant with the ease of application of a Quick Detailer. Slick, glossy, no drying and you can knock it out quick. LOVE IT!

5 Stars

Great stuff!
May 19, 2011
Wax an average-size car in 15 minutes or less with the gloss and protection of a liquid or paste wax in a simple spray. Ridiculously easy to use and leaves a super-slick finish that lasts!

5 Stars

OCW for the win!
May 18, 2011
BUY THIS. Seriously, it is one of (if not the) best spray waxes on the market. Incredibly easy to use, no streaking, slicker than a used car salesman, and quite durable for a spray wax. Trust me, you will love this product.

5 Stars

April 1, 2011
I read all the reviews and forums, these products get nothing but raves. I can see why, My BMW has that showroom shine. All I did was spray on and wiped off, and 20 minutes later I was done! I also bought the Optimum No Rinse, and it is amazing also. Looking at buy more of the product now.

5 Stars

Anybody want some cans of paste wax?
August 16, 2009
truly amazing stuff! Looks, smells, and applys great. I like it a lot better than Aquawax. Try this stuff you wont be dissapointed!

K Stranzl
5 Stars

A Worthy Product
June 4, 2008
I just came inside from using this product and I must say it worked beyond my expectations. Easy to apply, easy to take off. I used the Miracle Towel also with this. Two superb products.

5 Stars

April 23, 2007
Simply one of the best liquid wax. Just spray on a wipe off. Adds amazing gloss and easy to use. Use after every wax for great durability.

Dan Black
5 Stars

Best detail wax
December 16, 2006
This product works great. It will last for six months. It works really well if you use iit n combination with a clay bar to remove all the deep dirt and grime on your vehicle.

5 Stars

July 23, 2006
I am using this on my 07' Yaris Hatchback with simply the best results! I don't think you'll find an easier, safer, less expensive product that worls as good. It really looks great on my TRD rims also. The whole Optimum line is awesome!

4 Stars

super easy to use
March 18, 2006
this spray on wax leaves a nice glossy finish that will show off your finish well. it is so easy to use you will want to use it all the time. just spray on and wipe off, how easy is that ? for a quick layer of protection this is the way to go. water beads well off of the protecion that this leaves.