Collinite's the best old standard.
March 18, 2021
Warm the bottle in a bowl of hot water before starting. Applies easily and removal is a snap. Deep shine and makes surface slick as ice.
Not my cup of tea
February 7, 2021
I wanted to like this wax for the price, but couldn’t. Maybe I missed some steps like dipping the bottle in a hot water in a bowl, but when I’m in the garage and have done so much, I feel I can easily forget this step. I live in Cali and have a garage that doesn’t get too hot or cold, so this comes out of the bottle as a liquid already. I wax by quarter, then use the finger swipe test, but found #845 took a little while to dry and solidify, so do another quarter of car. IMO, if you don’t come back to it the minute it’s set and ready, it will take a lot of effort to take off. I used a full sheet of a towel, used both sides folded into squares, to take this off. It was getting too tough and while I thought the solidified wax would be good protection when I got it all off - I was wrong. The wax doesn’t give a noticeable shine to my dark or pearl paint, but the good slickness it had dulls quickly as well. Doubt this would last between 2-6 months fully beading, as full beading stopped for me after month 2. Bummer experience.
ProsCheap, good slickness and water bead for price.
ConsProtection not long (2 mos max for NorCal weather), very hard to take off, time consuming project for only 1 coat, not super convenient wax (didn?t do secret warm water bath to thin wax).
Absolutely the best wax on the market
February 7, 2021
I have been using this wax for over 30 years on all of my vehicles. A little goes a long way and provides an excellent shine.
Great value, requires extra steps
January 25, 2021
I have 845 on several cars. The first thing you will notice is the thickness of this stuff. Put a bowl of water in the microwave and get it nice and warm. Place the bottle of 845 in the warm water. Within 5 minutes it will be liquid and easy to use. If you skip this step, well, good luck! Put this wax on thin. It doesn't need a lot and if you put too much on or leave it for too long, you will hate life. It can be tough to get off. I usually do 2 coats, 1 right after the next. By the time I am finished, it takes about 20 minutes for each coat. It usually lasts about 6 to 8 months on two cars that live outside. I have waxed about 10 times and still have about 1/4 bottle left. When I run out, I will happily buy more. Great value for this product.
San Jose, CA
January 1, 2021
A classic for good reason. Like others a little goes a long way so don't use to much and be impressed.
December 30, 2020
Works as advertised, and do not require a lot of product for best results. One bottle last for years if you only doing this on your personal vehicles. Totally worth it.
Prosyou don't need much product, so the bottle will last long good price for how long it lasts
Wilkes barre, Pennsylvania
My go to topper
October 15, 2020
Was turned on to this wax by the forum. I never heard of it till recently. I’m telling you, if you never bought it, try it. Great price, goes a long long way. You can ever put a sprayer on it and set it in hot water.
ProsEase of use, little goes along way. Price.
A little goes a long way
October 12, 2020
This is my second order of the Collinite 845. Use sparingly for a great deep shine on a white car.
ProsEconomical as a little goes a long way. Goes on like butter and it directions are followed buffs off for a great sleep shine.
Silicon Valley, CA
September 27, 2020
845 gives a great shine for a LSP. I used this along with power lock plus for the ultimate protection on my truck.
ProsEasy to apply with your Polisher, does not require a lot of product.
ConsYou gotta warm it up before use.
September 15, 2020
A little goes a long way with this. No need to put too much wax. Lasts a while and has a great shine. This bottle will last many years
A Classic--and for Good Reason
August 29, 2020
A pleasure to apply and remove--practically effortless whether by hand or machine. I use it on the rims as well to keep them shiny and to help repel brake dust. I routinely apply about every two months, so can't comment on long-term durability. As many have stated--a little bit goes a long way and using less means less elbow grease and time. I try to use a little less each time to see how little is actually needed and it's really a small dab on the applicator/pad for each panel. One bottle will last a very long time or will protect dozens (maybe >100?) of vehicles.
ProsSuper easy to apply and remove. I live in a mild climate, so no issue with 845 turning solid in the bottle. Really nice wet shine. Super smooth to the touch, especially when paired with Jescar Power Lock Plus. Great value as so little is needed per vehicle.
ConsCan haze up in a few areas a few days after application. Goes away with a traditional wash or rinseless wash.
August 28, 2020
I‚€™ve heard about this product ‚€œsweating‚€ if applied to heavy. I‚€™ve not had this happen but something to not. I‚€™ve had great results and it definitely gives that desired deep dark paste wax look. Easy to apply and wipe off. Has my stamp of approval!
August 27, 2020
Easy to apply and lasts a very long time, especially when layered with Jescar Powerlock. Tried and true combination. Less goes a long way. In hot weather, hazes very quickly. Wish the bottle came with a nozzle.
ProsGreat combination with Jescar Powerlock.
ConsWish the bottle came with a nozzle.
Most Economical Wax
July 8, 2020
A little bit goes a long way with collinite 845. I use a sprayer and heat the bottle in warm water before use. Just one spray per panel is all you need. I've done 5 vehicles with this and have barely used any product. Wipes off really easy as long as you don't use too much of it.
Great wax for a glass like finish.
June 2, 2020
I use it for professional detailing and it works great. After a paint correction it really comes in clutch to add depth to the paint. I was shocked to actually see it hold up to the elements on my own vehicle as well.
ProsGreat shine, Great life for wax.
Best wax with Jescar
April 27, 2020
Match up with Jescar Powerlock for the best sealant and shine.
Buffalo, New York
My go to wax one of the best
April 17, 2020
When applied correctly easy to use,good paint protection good shine.
ProsA little goes a long way
ConsDon,t let it over dry , harder to remove just like any other good wax.
Wax on Wax off. That easy!
April 12, 2020
Love this stuff. A little goes and long way. Easy to remove
Who doesn't love this stuff??
April 12, 2020
Perfect to give that carnuba deep gloss over the top of my sealant. Holds up well and beads nicely.
January 25, 2020
THE BENCHMARK FOR CAR WAX
December 11, 2019
Read several times about the ease of use and duration of this product. It was definitely easy to apply with my DA but haven't tested it after it's been applied. I'm confident it will live up to the hype.
November 29, 2019
This wax is just great. Customers love how slick their vehicles feel, and I always demonstrate the beading capabilities it has, which they love! Great product.
Best wax for single stage paint!
November 28, 2019
Work great on all types of paint but it really shines on dry single stage paint. 1989 mustang with orginal paint was dried out when I got it and used this wax to really bring it alive.
ProsEasy to use. Easy to remove.
ConsWhen gel up if it gets really cold.
November 19, 2019
Best liquid wax on the market. Great shine and durability
New Castle, DE
be very good
September 19, 2019
Easy to apply. You can put it on and buff it in a while. Protection. Persistence is really good.
Prosreasonable price. excellent sustainability.
Consthe smell of oil
St Paul, mn
August 26, 2019
This product is easy to use. Just put it in warm water while you wash. It's easy to apply and easy to buff out.
August 23, 2019
Best liqued wax I have used to date.
ProsEase of application Super deep shine
August 2, 2019
This is some awesome stuff makes my jeep shine like a brand NEW Penny
May 13, 2019
Used as a topper over Jescar Power Lock Plus. Product was a little thick. So warmed it up in bowl of warm water. Product went on then like a dream. Was applied very thin on paint. Product came off like a dream. The combination of the 2 products is hard to beat. Just depth and richness in color. This is a old school combo that is still one my favorites. Still just fantastic shine. Last at least 6 months on my vehicle. Always offer this to clients as a tried and true system. Plus you can keep just stacking it on all you want. My favorite combo to this day. Also is very cheap for the amount of cars you can get out of the bottles. Almost a life time Thanks Randy Thomas
ProsCheap and lots of applications of product
By Todd H.
Port Saint Lucie - Florida
1936 and Still Going Strong
April 7, 2019
New companies in the detail industry come and go. Collinite is closing in on 100 years. Doing something right?? The durability and quality of 845 is based on an old-fashioned, no gimmick approach to doing what is right for their customers. A loyalty based following because the results speak for themselves. Apply a thin layer using a DA and a finishing pad, provided prep work is done, and you have the ultimate barrier between your clear-coat and mother nature. Mother nature will have to wait 6 to 8 months before having a chance at impacting your paint job.
ProsEase of application, durability, value and longevity
By Gregory G.
April 3, 2019
Easy on and easy off
ProsWipes off easy
ConsHave to warm it up before using
November 8, 2018
845 is old-school in a very good way, and among the most durable LSP's one can apply without ceramic/SIO2 in the bottle. Like other Collinite products, don't be mislead by the term "wax" in the name - looks like a wax, protects like a sealant. There are but a handful of other waxes/sealants with this level of durability and hydrophobic properties; one of them is big brother # 476 Double Coat wax. I would not classify 845 as a beauty wax but rather a shield of protection and rate gloss levels 9 out of 10 (on properly prepared paint). For those looking for a 10 on the gloss scale, layer a softer show-car paste wax on top (e.g. Dodo, Souveran, SSII, Blackfire, Griot's etc.). Apply thinly and remove as directed (almost immediately after application). If you let the product dry completely, you'll end up working harder than necessary. Those who have trouble removing it are over applying it and/or waiting too long to remove.
Pros- For those who want to apply a non-coating LSP one to two times a year and have solid, worry-free protection, this is it - Leaves the surface very slick, and unlike other waxes, the slickness lasts long beyond initial application - Makes cleaning your vehicle much easier - dirt and water will dance off the paint - 1-2 ounces is enough for an average size car making it an astounding value
Cons- Must be kept warm for easier application (put the bottle in a bucket of warm water during application)
Collinite Insulator Wax #845
October 24, 2018
Great wax protection over the winter
Ocean View DE
Works great by hand or with high or low speed buffer
October 2, 2018
Have been using it on my 18 year old truck for several years. Truck has 283000 on it an still looks brand new.
By Richard c.
collinite 845 insulator wax
August 19, 2018
By far the best wax I have used for the money very easy to apply even easier in my opinion to take off after the rain the car looks just as good as it did as though it has not rained I will recommend this wax to anybody very good product
kelown a B.C.
Easy on Easy off
July 4, 2018
Great wax heat it up in hot water give It a good shake and apply it. A little goes a long ways gives a great water repellent. Didn't give it 5 stars because there is better out there but for the price you cant go wrong.
ProsEasy to apply Dries up quick East to remove A little really does go long way.
ConsDoesn't last as long as other waxes. You have to shake it really good
May 27, 2018
for years I never purchased this wax because I was told it was too thick to apply and very hard to remove. When I found out you have to warm it up to liquefy the wax, I purchased it and found out it is terrific. The shine is terrific and the beading is as good as it gets.
May 10, 2018
Used this on my new F150 after decom, clay and Klasse AIO. This is highly regarded in the F150 forums. Put two coats on, including the glass and chrome. I have received a lot of compliments. Easy on, THIN, and easy off with a microfiber. Added a lot of gloss and shine.
ProsEasy on and off
By Bill G.
May 3, 2018
Great depth and gloss over BF SiO2!
Port St Lucie, FL
April 4, 2018
Been using this for a long time on both my cars and boat.
By gary g.
April 4, 2018
Collinite 845 is a great wax-Only wax I'll use
ProsVery good protection
Cons A little difficult to get out of its container
My Go-To Wax
March 30, 2018
I found this wax and gave it a shot after buying a F150 and seeing it constantly praised on the F150 forums because detailing a pickup truck is like detailing a house & not fun to do every couple weeks. Due to a recent move our cars sit outside year round and 845 is bullet proof. Twice a year application provides year round beading and protection. I have done both vehicles countless times and I still have over half the bottle left. My truck is 4 years old and still looks like new and the wife's MDX is 10 years old and had a rough 135k mile life of airports and cheap car washes until I took over its care and the paint is still in great visual shape. If you are contemplating buying this product as I was at first, just get it, you will not be sorry.
Pros- easy to apply - durable - application lasts 6 months no problem water still beading - low cost - little bit goes a long way
Cons- bottle cap is week (make sure you keep a finger over the cap when shaking) - wish I knew about this stuff earlier, customer for life
Excellent protection and shine
March 15, 2018
I've used Collinite for the last 5 years and it will be the only sealer wax I will ever use. If you're willing to put the work in to prepare your vehicle for a sealer wax you will realize a beautiful shine and 6 months of beading and protection. I live in Mid Michigan and even though my daily driver is in a garage when it's not on the road Collinite endures the entire Fall, Winter and Spring. After applying Collinite I simply wash my vehicle and apply detailer spray wax for the Summer months.
ProsExcellent protection and shine
winter protection and in my kids cars year round!
January 14, 2018
Awesome product. Been using for years. Water sheets off. Lasts quite a while too. I suggest 2 coats for maximum protyand no striking.
Orange County, CA
Excellent Hybrid Wax
December 15, 2017
The reviews about this product are spot on. You get the longevity of a quality sealant and the gloss and shine of a high-quality carnauba wax. Best of both worlds...
By Vin S.
Nassau County NY
The all time best
May 16, 2017
I have been washing and waxing cars for over 40 years now. I've tried them all, Rally, Kit, Meguiars, Gliptone etc. Collinite 845 is the only wax, solid or paste that I actually finish the entire bottle. It is by far the best wax I have ener used. Yon cannot beat this stuf. It last at least six months. All my family members cars are protected by Collinite 845. The water just beads all the time!
ProsSolid protection, easy to use. Wipe on thin, let it haze and wipe clean. The gloss is incredible.
Protect and shine
April 23, 2017
I've been using this on my 2011 dodge truck for a few years. The important thing about this product is that you're getting a protective coating for your paint with the shine of a straight carnuba wax.
ProsToo often we go all out and waxing but don't put anything to protect the paint. Which is why this is such an important product. I like to put my high end carnuba wax over this. I let it cure on the vehicle for a day first. I have a seasonal business, so I don't get to wax my vehicle that much in the summer. If I had the time I'd wax monthly just because I enjoy it. I don't panic if I don't get to it now. Knowing I have this coat of armor on gives me piece of mind. I don't have a garage, which is another reason I need this product. It will give you vehicle a nice wet look and really bring out the beauty of your paint. I find it helpful to let the bottle sit in a bucket of warm water if it's been stored in a cool place or if it's cold out. FYI I live in Maine close to the coast, so I am constantly fighting the elements. This is helping extend the life of my vehicle. You will be very happy you've discovered this gem.
ConsNo cons. By the way, I find this well worth the cost. You're getting a protective coating and a carnuba wax shine in one product. I find this to be a deal.
By Woody M.
April 11, 2017
By far the most durable lasting sealant on the market that I've personally used. There maybe some products that give more shine but won't touch the long lasting protection 845 gives your automobile finish.
ProsGoes on even and wipes off super easy Best protection for the $ Will last a solid 6 months
ConsBuy the better cap the one that comes on it doesn't work Has to be warm environment to use and paint should be semi - warm for best results
New York City
March 18, 2017
I have been using Collinite 845 now for about 3 years and the wax does last 6 months sometimes 8 months. My car has never slept in a garage. Always outdoors so the car surface takes weather abuse of all kinds. Collinite holds up. You get your moneys worth for the price with this product. I recommended it for someone who wants protection on their paint. It can be a contender in a show car event. I expected much more work in applying this wax but with an applicator pad it goes on easy and wipes off easy. The hard work is in the clay bar part of the detailing.
ProsEasy on. Not as costly as other products. Wipes off with little effort. Water beads for at least 6 months.
ConsCan have a thick consistency which is difficult to pour. You just warm it up by placing it on your warmed up engine and the heat will liquify it for an easy application.