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Liquid or gel wax (10)
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Paste wax (5)
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5
Gloss improvement

Gloss improvement

How well a product improves the shine of the painted finish.

 /  5
Durability

Durability

How long a product protects the painted surface.

 /  5
Ease of removal

Ease of removal

How fast and effortless a product is to remove.

 /  5
Ease of application

Ease of application

How fast and effortless a product is to apply.

 /  5