A good coat of wax is essential for optimum paint appearance and longevity. For this job we broke out our trusty can of Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell car wax. A traditional paste wax like this is a good choice and in our opinion is worth the elbow grease required for application. A paste wax is a little more work to apply than a liquid wax. If you'd like to save on some elbow grease, Turtle Wax also offers its Turtle Wax Ice liquid car wax. The liquids are easier to apply than a hard paste wax and your job will go a little faster. Waxing your car with any type of wax will take several hours, so plan accordingly. Complete one part of the car at a time and avoid putting down too much wax before you go back for your wipe down. Try not to work in direct sunlight and be careful with dark colors because they can get hot and the wax can bake on and be difficult to remove.