I usually wax my car about once a month or AT LEAST once every other month using this stuff...http://www.turtlewax.com/products/pages/t-411_12.htm
it works well and I've been hooked to it for quite some time now, but it left swirl marks after the every-other-week car wash (yeah, I also try to wash it weekly)
I especially hated how when it got moist outside in the evenings, fog would build up on the car and all of the swirls were incredibly visible and almost embarrassing
A good wax job is also a must for winter. Just like a rain slicker, car wax repels rain and, more importantly, the myriad of pollutants associated with it. Although it's tempting to neglect a dirty vehicle because it'll probably rain or snow again anyway, road salt, slush, grime and the like are particularly brutal to your car's finish. To minimize rust and paint damage, regular washings and waxes are necessary.
I recently switched to Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax
and love it!!!!
It was incredibly simple to apply - I washed my car in the morning and then about 5 in the evening (just when the heat burned off) and then got out the TechWax and the included application pad and started working on one half of the car and within 15 minutes, was done with the application and then spent another 5 minutes removing it - even detailing it.
Repeated on the other side for a total of 1 hour wax job without using any machines - for less than $15 (with enough for several more applications left) and I didn't have to worry about any car wash creep driving my car and steeling the coins from my center-bin
I could INSTANTLY notice the difference between what I had been using and what I had just finished using... it was WOW!!!!
Not a single swirl could be found - the red in my car was instantly deeper and the reflection looked as though the car just just been repainted!!! I took the car out of the garage tonight for a little spin - ran into a 7-Eleven to grab a much needed redbull and when I came out, there was the usual evening condensation on my roof - but not a single wipe mark was found.. it looked very even!
I love this stuff...
Have you waxed your car yet? How often? What do you use? Are you happy with what you use?Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax