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Old 15-09-2019, 08:15 AM   #1
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Advice 4x4 sealant or wax

I have a long wait till the Jimny arrives so after some thoughts, experience and/or advice.
I been seduced to the sealant dark side. Have used several over the last decade and happy with perceived benefits. The Jimny will be 90% off road so bound to accumulate Bush stripes and I know , at least initially, I'll have to polish them out.
So, wax or sealant? Pros, cons?

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Old 15-09-2019, 09:51 AM   #2
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Use whatever you’ve got / been using and see how the motor responds to it, don’t think any wax / sealant will stop the bush marks, so if probably be opting for a wax or sealant that’s easy to apply, so easy to reapply when you’ve polished the marks out...
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Old 15-09-2019, 10:34 AM   #3
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Why not use both?

A wax over the sealant, that’s what my Peugeot gets.
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If you're regularly getting scrapes that need polishing out, I'd go for whatever is easier to apply - at least with the Jimny you won't be spending too much time on it. I parked up to one yesterday and couldn't believe how small they are!
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If it’s just for off-roading, I guess it’s going to get filthy everytime but you’re likely to pressure wash off?

Why not something quick and easy to apply that gets into all the areas, that’s super hydrophobic. Initial thoughts would be Carpro hydr02 lite or one of the many similar types of spray on rinse off sealants. Or the snow foam versions like autoglym polar seal and nanolex washcoat.
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I have a long wait till the Jimny arrives so after some thoughts, experience and/or advice.
I been seduced to the sealant dark side. Have used several over the last decade and happy with perceived benefits. The Jimny will be 90% off road so bound to accumulate Bush stripes and I know , at least initially, I'll have to polish them out.
So, wax or sealant? Pros, cons?

Crash486
If you just want protecting get some Sonax BSD, its on my daily driver and succesfully repelling everything. Armorall is also similar in usage.

I then top up with a spray wax drying aid every wash to add extra layers.

Wax will likely fall off pretty quick when sealants underneath although I recommend SRP as a filler for all those scratches and some cleanign ability prior to BSD

You likely want ease, as I do with a big vehicle. Sprays are great, spray sealant for winter.

The best wax is the one you'll use regularly, good base wax/sealant then top up eery wash as you dry is the winning combo for me, its always beading.

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