In the car detailing industry, these three terms are mistakenly used, as some people think that these are all the same. To clear things up, M&M Mobile will cite all its differences and benefits.
A car wax is in liquid or paste form that is usually made of the natural ingredient carnauba from the Brazilian Tree of Life – palm tree. It is highly preferred by car detailing companies because of its rich and warm output that makes car paint shimmering under different forms and conditions of light. Unfortunately, waxes do not stay long as it only lasts for 1 to 3 months. Once the shine deteriorates, it will be best to contact a trusted car detailing company in Bay Area for another car waxing.
Car Wax may also be made of other ingredients such as animal wax (bees wax), petroleum wax (paraffin and microcrystalline), mineral fossil wax (montan) and synthetic wax (ethylene polymers).
In choosing the right wax, M&M Mobile considers several factors such as ease of application and removal, emulsification properties, protection and gloss.
On the other hand, paint sealant is another option in keeping your vehicle safe from any contaminants and in ensuring its prolonged aesthetic appearance after car detailing.
Sealants usually have wax, too, on their ingredients, but these are improved versions with added ones that make it beneficial and sturdier compared to car waxes. It also has solvent, water and amino functional fluids that are held in suspension by emulsifier. Paint sealants are usually in creams or liquids.
Paint sealants are more durable as compared to car waxes because of its molecular compositions. It is said to be polymer, “poly” means many and “mer” means unit. So the composition of paint sealant is packed with several molecules that are intended to elongate its effect on a vehicle’s exterior. Examples of polymer on it are polyethylene, polyurethane and polytetrafluoroethylene.