World’s best wax

The World's Best Wax?


It takes some gumption to advertise your product as the “best”. A small Canadian company endowed not only its wax, but the entire company with that moniker.

Toronto-based World’s Best Wax Company has a number of car care products. It feels they can be compared to the best anyone has to offer globally. I’ve tried two of them. As an avid car detailer, I can attest that I’ve not run across anything better.

Environmentally-friendly ingredients

Company President Frank Duarte set out on a mission to develop a line of products. He wanted to rely on environmentally-friendly, natural ingredients instead of synthetics. Duarte figured true enthusiasts, would be willing to pay a premium for hand-crafted products that produced show-quality shine.

World’s Best Wax is not inexpensive. But it delivers on its promise. All Frank’s waxes contain above-average amounts of pure Brazilian white carnuba wax. There is no silicone. World’s Best Wax is available in Connoisseur (46% carnuba) and Collector (36%) series. I tried the former on white, copper-color and dark green paint. I used two of the more widely-advertised cleaner waxes, and a well-known European glaze product for comparison.

No nasty white deposits on vinyl or plastic trim

The World’s Best wax produced a deeper, and more transparent shine, especially on darker colours. And, since it contains no silicone or chemicals, it does not leave that nasty white deposit on dark plastic or vinyl trim pieces.

Since it contains no abrasive cleaners, it is important to ensure a clean surface devoid of previous waxes etc. before you start. I used World’s Best Wax Surface Cleanse as a prep step, and found it both easy to use and effective. Because it is not a cleaner wax, additional coats can be applied one atop the other for an even deeper shine.

World Best Wax products come in containers that would be just at home on the dresser as in the garage, but as is always the case, quality costs – a six-ounce container of Connoisseur will set you back $100 at retail but you can save $25 via the company’s web site. The Collector formula is $80 retail and $65 on the site. Each contains enough product for as many as 35 applications depending on vehicle size. A three-ounce container of Surface Cleanse is $24 ($20 on the net). Check out the complete line of Frank’s car-care products at

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At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.