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46% Recommend this product (77 of 167 responses)
By ScottH
November 8, 2018
Rock Solid
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)
By Stan
October 24, 2018
Collinite Insulator Wax #845
Great wax protection over the winter
By Roy
Ocean View DE
October 2, 2018
Works great by hand or with high or low speed buffer
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 craig
pgh pa
August 19, 2018
collinite 845 insulator wax
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
By Aurie
kelown a B.C.
July 4, 2018
Easy on Easy off
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
By Warren
New Jersey
May 27, 2018
great wax
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.
By Paul
North Carolina
May 10, 2018
Great Stuff
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 Goodwin
May 3, 2018
Great product
Great depth and gloss over BF SiO2!
By Jim
Port St Lucie, FL
April 4, 2018
Great Wax
Been using this for a long time on both my cars and boat.
By gary gimble
SE Minnesota
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
By Chris
Athens, Ohio
March 30, 2018
My Go-To Wax
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
Saginaw, MI
March 15, 2018
Excellent protection and shine
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
By Momey
March 15, 2018
Ppl raves about how nice my car looked..
ProsThe protection and gloss, lasts a long time.
ConsWish it came with a better top. Thats not a reason to not buy the product though..
By Paperlyons
Cleveland OH
January 14, 2018
winter protection and in my kids cars year round!
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
December 15, 2017
Excellent Hybrid Wax
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 Sgroi
Nassau County NY
May 16, 2017
The all time best
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.
By Michael
Lovely Maine
April 23, 2017
Protect and shine
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 - Lowell MI
Lowell, MI
April 11, 2017
Collinite 845
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
By Ed
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.
By Kelsey
Valparaiso (area), IN
February 21, 2017
Simply the best
I would have never heard of Collinite except I've come to meet some of it's avid fans. As a Detailer for a dealership, I've encountered a lot of different waxes, and I've bought tons for personal use. No more. This stuff is simply the best. Easy to apply, easy to remove. Takes literally DROPS of this 845 to do whole panels! I put, at most, three drops of this product on a microfiber applicator and go at it. Once there is an established layer of this product on an applicator, maybe one or two drops are needed-- MAYBE-- per panel. I've done a 2006 Chrysler 300 and a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 as well as a 2002 Honda Shadow Spirit and the front end of a Cadillac Sedan with this bottle and I've used, maybe, an 1/8th of the bottle! It arrived in a solid state, (45 degrees Fahrenheit), but after allowing it to warm up in a pot of warm water, it's ready to go! As said to me, and now I'm repeating it, It's like spreading oil. Beading is spectacular, and if the longevity is anything like I've heard, I'll never buy another wax.
ProsEasy to apply/remove uses very little product to get a good result water beading is great!
Conscan be hard to see the wax on light colored cars as you're applying
By Costy
Cape Cod, Mass.
November 28, 2016
This is the best wax I have ever used, recommended it to my friends, who also say it's the best. I just returned from a 10 day hunting trip to Northern Maine, driving muddy backwoods logging roads, the drove home 300 miles in a snow storm, roads being sanded and salted, when I got home and the weather improved I washed my truck, all of the mud, salt and dirt washed off with ease, the next day, it rained and the water beaded,just like it when I first applied the wax, I will apply another coat of wax before winter sets in and it should last thru the winter. I will never use any other wax, as of the trouble some people say about the bottle, I transfer the wax to a 16 ounce salad dressing bottle[ wish bone] and it solves all of the issues with the bottle. I can't say enough of good things about this product
ProsLong lasting, ease of application, and it makes my Toyota pickup looks better than when I bought it new
ConsI only wished I found out about Insulator wax earlier
By Gary G. Schultz
November 12, 2016
Great Wax
Been using this for years. Very good wax that last through a few washes. It is very easy to put on and take off.
By bill
cabin john maryland
October 5, 2016
i am a collinite forever customer ... sorry mcguier!
used it on my Ford F250 pickup and it provided a "show" quality shine and a durable protection.
By Dan
buffalo, Ny
September 30, 2016
Amazing Wax
Easy on and easy off. Good coverage with deep wet look.
ProsEasy on easy off
ConsCould use a dispenser
By Ryan
September 19, 2016
Awesome product!
You use it a little differently than a normal wax, it's applied very sparingly, but it seems to hold up very well. One bottle should last you a long time.
By Tim
August 31, 2016
Best wax ever.live on the beach in fla,this is only product that lasts in the salt air
ProsLong lasting,great shine,easy to use
By William
El paso
July 29, 2016
Easy on, easy off, so little goes a long way
By Mike
Buck, PA
June 29, 2016
Long lasting Protection
I have used Collinite 845 for over 10 years and have found it provides a long lasting, deep shine. It is easy to use and goes a long way. I like to apply Collinite after claying and machine polishing the surface, then allowing the wax to dry for up to 12 hours. It is easy to remove even after an extended drying time. My favorite wax. SHAKE Well before use to thoroughly mix the product. After some has been used from the bottle the wax is easier to keep in solution.
Pros1. Easy to apply 2. A bottle goes a long way. I can wax 12-15 mid sized cars with 1 bottle. 3. Easy to remove even after 2-3 days.
Cons1. The factory supplied top is a bother. I use a flip cap from another product and Auto Geek now offers a flip top cap. Get one as it will limit spilling the wax.
By Joe
Princeton, NJ
June 2, 2016
Great wax just as shine as P21s
845 has been my go to wax on my cars ever since I took care of a 57' Viking yacht. All of the products are bullet proof and most easy to use. I use 845 on my cars and it goes on easy as I dap different areas of the hood with a quarter size because you only want a thin layer. Ok so used P21s after same prep as 845 and the P21s washed away the bead in a all night thunderstorm when the 845 still beaded and shines just as well on my grey metallic.
ProsGreat company and products.
By David
Ann Arbor, Michigan
March 31, 2016
Great Product
Goes on really easy. Very little product needed to wax vehicle. Have used before and lasts for months. Not a polish or cleaner. It seals the surface.
By Greg Russell
Dover, OH
March 28, 2016
Insulatior Wax
This is great stuff. Shiny as can be yet durable. Bugs come off easy too. A auto detailer turned me on to it and it has obsoleted my cabinet full of other waxes and sealants.
By Nathan
March 27, 2016
Doesn't wash off when you wash the car!
I put this on my car that sees salt and road grime and it doesn't wash off with each wash like the old wax did. Makes washing the car much quicker since I now don't have to wax the car as often.
ProsEasy to put on with a buffer
ConsApplies thin so it can be hard to see, but that's minor.
By Gene
South Jersey
March 20, 2016
Oh it works!
Recently used this product on my 2016 Silverado. I didn't think the truck could get more shiny than it's factory paint job,but it did! I only used about an ounce and a half out of the bottle to do the entire truck! Amazing! Hope it lasts as long as the product claims.
By Alex
March 12, 2016
Best Decision I have made
I had purchased a small sample of this wax, i believe 4 oz. because i have never used it before and wanted to try it out. Best decision of my life! a little goes a loooooooooong way and the easy to remove is effortless! The gloss is that of a carnauba!
ProsEasy to put on easy to remove Extraordinary Shine Little goes a long way
By Ricky
China Grove NC
February 6, 2016
The best sealer out there.what a secret
Wax comes off as easy as it goes on. Leave oncaps a perfect shine and protection for your paint. A little goes a long way.be sure to order the screw on cap.makes life sweeter
By Mike
Buck, PA
February 5, 2016
Long wearing shine with Collinite
I have used Collinite 845 for the past 10 years. I find the product provides a deep shine and long lasting protection in South East PA weather. It is typical for a vehicle waxed protected with Collinite to bead up when washed for up to 6 months. Longer if the vehicle is garaged and washed gently. I usually wax 25-50 cars a year with Collinite. I addition, Collinite is easy to use and can be removed readily after 2 days. This helps get rid of the inevitable wax that gets missed when doing a vehicle. In fact, I routinely leave the wax on 12-16 hours to allow it to dry thoroughly and Collinite wipes right off even after an extended drying period. In fact it will smear if you try to take it off too soon. Over all, I find Collinite to be an excellent wax, there are cheaper products out there, but this is a cost effective wax that provides a good protection and a deep shine.
Pros1. Long lasting protection 2. Ease of application and removal 3. Good depth of impression
Cons1. Bottle should have a cap with a spout on it. The standard cap makes it easy to spill the liquid wax. I use a cap off another product that has spout in it. Not a big deal but you will notice it when lying on the creeper trying to pour wax onto a pad and you end with it all over you and the floor.
By Dennis
Shrewsbury MA
December 22, 2015
Excellent results
Go canuba wax. Easy to use. Take off wet. Shine is excellent and lasts little longer than most good waxes.
ProsPerfect for maintaing a great polished paint.
By Mr. B
September 19, 2015
Best wax for the price
I have been using this wax on my truck from day one, 12 years later. It still beads up like it was a new car after all these years. First learned about this wax from my brother in law, he gave some wax to try out and I've been hooked since. I let a few friends try it and everyone wants to know the name of the wax and where to buy it. You can't go wrong with this wax, I've tried more expensive waxes and keep coming back to collinite 845.
ProsThe best wax for the price and the best shine your car is going see
By Chet Steadman
North Carolina
July 9, 2015
Why use anything else?
After reading literally thousands of complements regarding this wax, I decided I needed to try it. I've used multiple waxes over the years, some "high-end", some towards the lower end of the price scale. I did a full correction to my SUV then applied this wax with a 2nd generation Griots polisher and a red LC pad, putting what seemed to be very little onto the paint. Removal was a breeze with a microfiber towel and the surface felt nice and slick. A week later the rains came and the water literally flew off. It was nearly dry when I pulled into the garage. I'm not sure I'll ever buy another brand again.
ProsAwesome protection, great shine, easy to use
By jhoffman
June 12, 2015
Goes On Easy, Once Melted
Stuff is flat solid in the bottle till you warm it up in the sun or warm water. Until that point its not useable, go to far and it turns to pure liquid and soaks into the pad then solidifies again. A little goes such a long way, love it.
ProsNeed very little
ConsIn colder weather you might need to warm it on the dash of a car.
By Christopher Huhn
Scottdale PA
May 29, 2015
Love it
Its a great wax. Like everyone says, less is definitely more. Very easy to apply and remove.
ProsEasy to apply and remove Beads and shines great Long lasting
By Lorenzo
North Georgia
May 3, 2015
Deep shine!
Put it on light the first time,not as much longevity as I expected,water beading wise did another application 2 mos later and went heavier,much better results! very pleased.pretty good stuff ,good protection from bug juice.wished the water beading was a lil more radical but otherwise good!
Prosapply easily even in some sunshine,comes off good too!
Consa lil less beading than expected
By Suzanne
Upstate New York
April 15, 2015
Fast and easy
I purchased Collinite 845 after reading about it on the forums. Follow the "definitive guide" on the forum and it is a breeze to apply and remove. A little goes a super long way when applied thinly... one coat barely put a dent in the bottle. I applied 845 over Blackfire Crystal Seal... the Crystal Seal alone gave a great shine and the 845 pushed it up another notch. I have since driven in rain and mud and everything slid right off with a quick pressure washer rinse.
ProsEasy to apply and remove, a little goes a very long way, great shine
By Jeff
Deltona , Fla
March 25, 2015
Looking for a easy to work with product for my new F150 the name Collinite kept appearing in a truck forum I frequent. I researched all the application suggestions on Autogeek and they were dead on. Less is more with this product. This may become My go to for all my sealant needs
ProsEasy super thin application when directions are followed. Great beading and shine
ConsNone that I discovered when you follow the recommended directions
By 4u2nv
Montreal, Canada
March 17, 2015
I used the Collinite Insulator Wax on my 20inch Alcoa Dura-Brite wheels and it's holding up well. I'm not sure why it so chemically but if it holds up on wheels I'm sure it will hold up a lot better on my paint. Currently have a nano-coating (no need to wax).
ProsWipe on Wipe off
ConsThick & smelly Had to soak the bottle in hot water to use some (stored at 20c)
By Marco Antonio
Woodside, NEW YORK
February 26, 2015
Fast and Easy with a great shine and protection
What Can I say with this wax? It is amazing. Followed the directions on how to prepare, transferred it into a squeeze bottle. Waxed using this product and used up only I think 0.5oz to 1oz to wax an entire hatchback. Easy on and easy off.
By David
Prattville, AL
January 29, 2015
Awesome shine
Read up on this product and decided to give it a try. Very easy to apply yet hard to see it go on. I actual did the whole car before buffy off. It was very easy to come off. Left a awesome shine to the car. Made it very slick. And yes it was figure print proof.
Prosawesome shine
Consyou do have to warm the liquid wax up since it come very thick. Which I did read up on. I put in a bowl with hot water and let it sit till it got liquid. Shaked it up and went to work.
By CA Detailer
So Cal
January 28, 2015
Love This Stuff
Just bought my 2nd bottle and it works great. Supper easy to apply and provides good protection, it's not bullet proof but does the job for a couple months even with bi-weekly washes.
ProsEasy to apply, great finish, good protection, don't have to worry too much about leaving "TOG"
Consdoes dissipate over time
By David
United States
January 23, 2015
easy to apply long lasting
lasts a very long time.first bought this product with deatalers pro first put pollicote paint sealant first then topped it with 845 it really lasts
Proslasts along time
By Sam
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
December 22, 2014
Excellent wax
This is a phenomenal wax. I have been in the auto detailing industry for approximately 20 years, and this is one of the best wax's I have ever used. Goes on easy and comes off easy. Has a dynamic shine. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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