What's the Best Car Wax for Bug Protection?

Just like how you would install a SLiPLO Universal Bumper Scrape Guard DIY Kit to protect your bumper from rocks flying through the air on the highway and steep driveways, it is wise to take steps to protect your paint from contaminants including bugs. Many would think that some squished bugs on your hood are no big deal since you can wash them off, but they can actually cause permanent damage to your paint if not removed fast enough. Most insect’s guts are fairly acidic, and this acidity can dissolve your paint’s topcoat or even the paint itself.

Although it is unlikely to cause any long-lasting damage if the bug is removed quickly, it’s best to have a protective barrier between your paint and any possible insects, making a quality wax a great thing to have on hand along with the 6 essential car accessories for new cars. If you are asking yourself which wax is best for bug protection, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is the perfect fit for this purpose!


Aside from giving your vehicle some gloss and allowing it to sparkle in the sun, wax does a wonderful job at protecting your vehicle from many of the dangers on the road. Unlike some other waxes and polishes that have abrasives and hard chemicals that can cloud your paint’s topcoat or even scratch it, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is completely safe.

Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection, like any wax, protects your paint from light scratches or dings from driving too close to a bush at the supermarket and similar situations. It also protects your vehicle from the sun’s harmful UV rays and prevents damage to your paint’s topcoat. This is important as the topcoat is what helps your paint to retain its color and avoid fading. Most importantly, this wax will stop contaminants from damaging your paint by stopping it from reaching it to begin with. This includes from oil spills on the road, spray from salted roads, bird poop, and of course, bugs.


If you’ve been keeping track of the top 5 upcoming cars in 2021 and when they will come out, you are going to want a durable wax so you can take care of your paint starting at day one. Luckily, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection has fantastic durability considering that typically liquid and spray on waxes are less durable than standard paste wax. Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is different though and can take even more wear and tear than both standard synthetic waxes and natural waxes.

Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection maintains it’s durability even when used in combination with other products such as polyurethane paint protection film, also known as PPF. Similarly, it is also safe for use with vinyl striping and other related customizations on your vehicle.

Ease of Use

The oldest form of car wax is the paste form and takes significantly more effort to use properly. Coming in both a spray-on and liquid version, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is incredibly easy to use. Unlike traditional wax, you do not even have to do any buffing or rubbing whatsoever!

No matter if you are using the spray-on version or the liquid version of Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection, you want to start by making sure that your vehicle is not too warm. If the surface of your vehicle is too hot it will melt the wax and it will not evenly distribute. It’s a good idea to park your vehicle in the shade for application. Once your vehicle is cool to the touch, you are ready to begin.

First wash your vehicle and rinse off all of the soap. Next, if you are using the spray version of Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection, spray the wax all over all of the exterior hard surfaces of your vehicle, including your windows and mirrors if you would like. Instead of having to buff out the wax, with Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection all you need is a second rinse. Starting at the roof and working your way downwards, rinse your car with a strong jet of water. This will help distribute the wax and give it an equal and even coat everywhere, even if you didn’t spray it perfectly all over.

 If you got the liquid version of Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection instead of the spray-on version, the process is the same except that you either apply it by hand or with a dual action polisher. Just like with the spray-on version you follow up with a second rinse to even out the wax.

After application is finished, it is best to dry your vehicle off with a microfiber drying towel so that there are no water splotches left behind from air drying. Once you give it a quick wipe down, your vehicle will be ready to drive as there is no cure time required!

Hydrophobic Properties

To top it off, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is hydrophobic, meaning that water will bead up on the surface of your vehicle’s paint and roll off. The hydrophobic properties of this wax is due to it’s silicon-dioxide blend and makes washing your vehicle much easier. The water beading action will also make it more difficult for bug guts to stick onto your bumper. Just like how water will bead up on the surface of your vehicle, any substance that contains water will have a hard time adhering to your paint, including many environmental contaminants. Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is an effective way to gain some of the benefits of ceramic coatings without having to foot the large bill that comes with it.

Which Wax is Best for Bug Protection?

With better durability and protection than normal wax while maintaining a great shine, Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Wax Protection is a great wax for preventing damage from colliding with insects. Unlike typical wax, this wax has hydrophobic properties that brings this product above and beyond all expectations, all while having easier application. 

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