As foolproof and as simple to apply as the classic wax-on wax-off action, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Liquid Wax brings ceramic coating to the DIY detailer with an application process that could not be easier. Although it’s applied just like any traditional wax — working a circular motion either by hand or DA sander — that is where the similarity ends.
The biggest game changer, and the one we’re most excited about, is that the formula dries clear, so there is no white residue left behind, only a protective ceramic water beading layer that seals your paint from the harsh environments here in New Zealand.
Best practice is to apply the wax in the shade, ensuring the surface is cool and clean. As with any wax, the secret to a successful application is to apply as little as possible — just enough to coat the surface evenly. If you apply it too liberally, not only is the drying time of 3 to 5 minutes extended but it can be a pain to buff off the residue. Apply a small amount to your foam applicator and wipe over the surface area of the panel twice. Confine your work to two panels at a time, and use a high-quality microfibre cloth to buff off. Meguiar’s recommends its Meguiar’s Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel, which is sold separately.
Offered in a 473ml bottle and supplied with a foam application pad, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Liquid Wax is safe to be used on your plastic trims and brightwork, but keep it away from glass. It will also work on top of traditional waxes, and you can top it up anytime using Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Spray Wax.