Updated February 20, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Car Paint Protections

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This wiki has been updated 3 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Regardless of the type of car you own, the elements won’t always be kind to its finish, but one of these top-rated paint protection products will help you prolong its life and keep things looking immaculate. We’ve selected a diverse array of formulas and films in a range of prices to suit any budget, and each can safeguard your prized whip from a litany of road contaminants and hazards. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best car paint protection on Amazon.

10. Xpel R3022 Guard

9. Ethos Handcrafted

8. Klasse High Gloss

7. Meguiar's M21 2.0

6. Vvivid 3M Vinyl

5. Nu Finish Polish

4. Wolfgang WG-5500

3. CarGuys Liquid

2. Xpel R4003-P

1. Aerolon Tech Shine

Editor's Notes

February 19, 2019:

As far as paint protectors go, consumers have a few different DIY options available at their fingertips, and we were sure to supply a diverse list for this ranking to appease myriad needs. It's important to note that while many of our selections produce gloss enhancing results, they are not all dedicated polishes (like Nu Finish Liquid), and will not eliminate scratches that are already there (excluding Meguiar's M21 2.0, which visually masks fine swirls), so it's imperative that your finish look its best before applying these. We added Xpel R4003-P and Vvivid 3M Vinyl for users with the know-how to apply films, and various formula types, including acrylic, ceramic, and water-based. Aerolon Tech Shine made it to the top spot due to its enthusiastic reviews, ease of application, and industrial origins.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on February 20, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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