The 5 Best Car Paint Sealants for Scratch Protection

It is only natural that you want to protect your car. Like with all things, your car can show signs of wear over time, and paintwork can fade or lose its hue. Paint that has worn thin can pave the way for further damage later on down the line, but it can be easily prevented. Through using paint sealant, you can give your car paint protection that helps safeguard it against the elements.

Protecting your car’s paintwork is vital to preserving the look of your car. Car paint sealants protect your car from outside conditions, including UV rays, bird droppings, and more. But, with so many different products out there, which one do you use?

Throughout the course of this articlewe are going to explore a series of paint sealants. Unlike wax, paint sealants protect your paintwork, rather than remove any existing blemishes. This makes them fantastic tools for offering your car that extra bit of protection. This list shows our top five car paint sealants.

Formula types

Before moving onto the list, there are a couple of different formula types to be aware of. A large number of sealants contain resins and polymers. These substances stick to the car’s paint, offering longer-lasting protection. But, some of the products in our list above also add extra technology, which is explained below:

Water-based: with fewer chemicals, these sealants are healthier for the user and friendlier to the environment.

Hydrophobic synthetic polymer: these polymers will not mix with water, so they will not get wet. Giving a beading effect when it rains.

Our Top 5 Sealants for Car Paint Protection

Let’s take a look at our top five sealants for car paint protection. In this list we are going to list costs that are correct at the time of writing, although they may fluctuate based on when you are reading this. It is also worth noting that these are in no particular order of preference.

Wolfgang WG-5500

Available from £19.99, the Wolfgant WG-5500 sealant uses a water-based formula to give your paintwork great protection, with fantastic coverage. The polymer technology built into the sealant works to deter water, oil, dust and everyday road dirt.

Many reviews state that Wolfgang WG-5500 leaves your car with a wet, glossy look once applied.

As it is a water-based sealant, Wolfgang WG-5500 needs to be cured for 12 hours before your vehicle can be exposed to any moisture. It is for this reason that it makes sense to apply the Wolfgang car paint protection under a cover or in a garage. You could always apply the product before you go to bed for the night and leave to cure in your garage overnight, ready for use the next morning.

Meguiar’s M21 Mirror Glaze

Established in the early 1900s, Meguiar’s is a popular brand when it comes to protecting your car’s paintwork. The M21 Mirror Glaze uses a hydrophobic synthetic polymer-based formula. This creates a beading effect when it gets wet, repelling the water and allowing to drain efficiently. It is available for £23.40 on Amazon.

Not only does the Meguiar’s M21 Mirror Glaze leave your car glistening and clean, but it can also minimise the look of scratches on your car’s paintwork. This isn’t a common characteristic of car sealants, whose main purpose is to prevent, rather than repair.

Unlike other sealants, the M21 Mirror Glaze only needs 15 minutes to cure and is easy to apply. This makes it perfect for quick application and people who want to get their car back to the road as quickly as possible.

CarGuys Hybrid Wax

The CarGuys Hybrid Wax offers a long-lasting solution that is the cheapest on our list. At the moment this wax/sealant mix is only stocked in America, but Amazon will ship it to the UK, from as little as $19.97 (around £15.55)!

Unlike the other sealants on our list, CarGuy’s comes in an easy to apply spray bottle. The formula should be sprayed onto your vehicle and left for 15 minutes to do its job, making it a quick and easy method of car paint protection.

Providing a long-lasting, high gloss finish, the CarGuys Hybrid Was is a real people pleaser and offers great value for money.

Griot’s Garage 11075

From one of the cheapest options on our list, Griot’s Garage 11075 sealant is currently at $18.99 on their website. Although the pricing is steeper, the formula promises a long-lasting wet look finish that can leave your car shining.

With an effortless one-step application process, the Griot’s Garage 11075 sealant offers protection from:

  • Acidic rain
  • Bird Droppings
  • Dust
  • Road Grime

Although it is a more expensive solution, the Griot’s Garage 11075 guarantees that you will not need to complete a repeat application in the short term, giving it long-lasting car paint protection for your vehicle


Our ChipsAway specialists can apply a professional paint sealant to your vehicle, Supagard. Supagard is currently the UK’s number one supplier of professionally applied automotive paint protection products.

With Supagard, the formula works for both new and used cars, to keep your car’s paintwork finish looking great. Supagard offers fantastic protection for a reasonable price that makes it a brilliant solution for someone who wants to protect their car in an efficient, economical, and effective way.

Due to the nature of Supagard, it can only be applied by a professional. That being said, it is an extremely long-lasting solution, coming with a three-year warranty, meaning that (once applied) it can protect your car paint for a long time.

At ChipsAway, we are experts in minor car body repair, helping people all over the UK remove dents and scratches from their car. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you get your car looking as good as new, you can enquire today about our scratch repair, dent repair, bumper repair, alloy wheel repair, or Supagard services. 

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