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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.

Patent #6,669,763

Optimum Car Wax 17 oz.

Our Price: $14.99
Item ID: OPT-3002
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Review Summary
45 Reviews
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56% Recommend this product (25 of 45 responses)
By Peter Hurcos
August 21, 2017
90% of the benefit; 10% of the hassle
Used it for a couple of years. It's really a spray sealant. Not unlike the CG Jetseal product, only cheaper and easier to apply. Average durability for a quality sealant. The difference is it takes maybe 15 minutes to apply. Putting a layer of Collinite on with your high-dollar dual action polisher is better, no doubt. But it's not really necessary anymore. Beware: Since it's not really a spray wax in the usual sense of the word, don't plan on applying it every other time you wash. For that you need a spray wax of some sort, if you know what I mean. I've read that people in warm climates have a mixed result. I live in cool country so I don't know about that.
ProsEZ. Paste wax durability for a spray wax ease of application.
ConsNot the very best in either durability or shine. Merely good enough for much less work.
By Marc
S. River NJ
November 28, 2016
Great spray wax.
You can't go wrong with this spray wax. Easy to apply with an amazing shine. Will def be my go to from now on !
ProsGreat shine. Easy to work with
By Andrew
San Juan Capistrano, CA
October 20, 2016
Optimum Car Wax
Love the product. Great price with great service. This is the first time that I've seen a clear liquid wax like this. It goes on effortlessly and buffs out easily to a brilliant shine. This is new for me so the only question left is how long it will last? Now, only time will tell but so far so good.
Proseasy to apply great shine
Consnone so far
By John popek jr
Staunton Illinois
September 3, 2016
Good stuff would recommend
Seems to work well easy to apply
By Scott
August 1, 2016
Pinnacle spray car wax
Absolutely the best product on the market today. And that's including meguiars, mother's, the 3D shine and effectiveness of this product is awesome. It must be the carnauba. No other product comes close.
Pros3D ahine
ConsNot buying it sooner
By Denise Marie
Los Angeles, California
June 29, 2016
Best wax EVER!!!
I purchased this wax because I was SO tired of the endless buffing that is needed with traditional liquid waxes. I really wanted to try an easy spray wax that actually protects my paint. I read the description of this wax and thought it sounds great, exactly what I am looking for, so I gave it a try... It definitely delivers!! Simply spray and wipe with a micro fiber cloth and done! ZERO streaks or residue, AND you can use it on your plastic or rubber moldings, which I of course did. Overall, this wax works amazingly. It took me only 15min to wax my entire car! Normally it takes me over an hour with normal wax, and I am exhausted after!! I would highly recommend this product and I will be purchasing the refill bottle soon!
ProsIt delivers just as described. Very impressed.
ConsThe bottle states that one application can last for "up to" 5 months, but does not improvise on what you need to do in order to make it last that long. I always use a carnuba based car wash, so I am hoping that will help keep the wax on the paint, but I will still probably give my car a full wax every two months, just to be on the safe side.
By bob koppien
las vegas
June 19, 2016
For quick easy protection i recommend this product!
By Len
Cape Coral, FL
June 16, 2016
Great Product
I did my research before buying this product and all the reviews are right, this really is a great product. No gimmicks, just easy to use and works well.
By Corbin David Bowser
Kittanning Pa
May 29, 2016
Love this stuff
2nd time I've bought this. I use it almost every time I was my car in between full waxes. Little work involved and it leaves a nice shine with a good slick finish.
ProsEasy to use Affordable
By Mike
Orlando, Florida
April 11, 2016
It work well, with limitations
I use this frequently during the year to extend the finish of my truck until a full detail can be done. It works well, but it works best when the finish is smooth and in pretty good shape. I would not use or recommend this product be applied to a paint surface that needed even mild correction. If the finish is in good to great shape, this product is terrific at producing shine and protection, and extending your your vehicle's finish between full details.
By Cesar C
May 22, 2015
easy application and removal
My 2013 ford mustang 5.0 always has a showtime gloss and finish each time I used this product. Its a good buy
ProsGreat shine, and gloss finish. Mirror like finish great on dark colors.
ConsNeed a bigger bottle this is some good stuff.
By Fairfax
May 8, 2015
Great product
A real must have works great on paint and glass
By Matt
Des Moines, IA
May 1, 2015
super easy to use
Haven't had long enough to judge how long it last however applied 3 weeks ago and still beads water nice.
By Jeff S.
April 26, 2015
Simple and great
For my daily drivers I've switched to using synthetic paint protection. Optimum does not disappoint. Easy to apply and maintain it meets the need well while providing a great shine.
By Ted
April 9, 2015
Good Product
Product did everything it was supposed to. I wouldn't say that it lasts 5 months, but it did last for a few weeks. A little more expensive than the off the shelf products, so I hope it lasts longer. A little does go a long way.
Prosworks as expected
By William Wilson
Dallas, TX
April 3, 2015
Great wax that will leave the with that slick feel. This is the only spray wax I have ever seen leave the paint feeling butter smooth. This stuff works better than some paste waxes.
ProsSlick feel Shines Long Lasting
ConsAmount : Price ratio
By Lou
St. Petersburg, Fl.
January 12, 2015
Great shine.....but
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.
By Alvin Pack
Indianapolis, IN
September 30, 2014
5 stars rating
SWW this is how I refer too this product. Spray on, wipe it in, and walk away, it is that easy.
Prosthe easiest spray wax to use.
By Floyd Bobbster
Stonecreek tn
September 25, 2014
Ride Shiner.
It goes on really nice. Coming off is a little different, you will feel like you did a 40 min workout at the gym.
Pros Sure does look pretty though.
ConsStill the same old car. haha - 1967 Shelby ST ---YES !!!
By Jesse
Macon, GA
August 29, 2014
Excellent wax. Easy to apply and remove.
By Doug
Chesapeake, Va.
August 16, 2014
Fusion and Taurus shine
Was worried because it went on so easy. Gave a great finish and car looks better as days have passed.
ConsNone yet.
By Bob
Blue Ridge, GA
August 2, 2014
Easy to apply, gives a great shine!
I decided to try this after reading about its ease of use. I recommend it!
By german
universal city, California
June 4, 2014
super easy wax
great still in testing phase but one week of testing resulted on easy of wash very good reflection on paint ...
Prosall good go to for fast application with long lasting protection.
By Darin Hemric
Statesville NC
June 1, 2014
Very Handy
Awesome wax!!!
By jimi
Erie, PA.
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.
ProsAwesome product , Wet look and keeps on beading. My Black Land Cruiser looks like it's on the fly sitting still.
By Chance
Cody, Wyoming
May 1, 2014
Optimum Wax Review
Easy to use. Does a great job. Better than expected.
By bzz
April 23, 2013
Best Wax
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.
By Bill
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!!
By KC Detailing
June 8, 2012
Great Shine But Low Durability
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.
By John Bartone
May 21, 2012
best wax ever
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