TopCoat F11 vs Chemical Guys: Which is Better?
Are you looking for the best car polish to give that extra shine to your car? Well, there is nothing that beats the feeling of cruising around in a shiny, spotless ride and having people break their necks as they admire your vehicle.
In a world where many folks think that polishing your vehicle is unnecessary, it’s nice to have someone who cares about the appeal of their vehicle despite it not being a vintage car.
In this review, we shall focus on comparing and contrasting top line car wax brands, that is, the Top Coat F11 and Chemical Guys. Our goal will be to help you determine which the better of the two is and what you should go for after careful analysis of what each brand has to offer.
The car wax market is also brimming with many other first grade products, so we will be sure to include a few that are worth your time and money.
TopCoat F11 is a famous multipurpose surface sealant in the United States intended to protect and clean any surface.
It generally protects the paint on a treated surface, say a car, and also features an easy one-hand application.
TopCoat F11 products can be used on boats, airplanes, cars, kitchen appliances, patios, decorative material and many more.
TopCoat’s manufactory produces a wide range of products that are eco-friendly and employ highly advanced multipurpose technology.
Let us now look at some of TopCoat F11 products that you should consider adding to your shopping cart.
- Water-based sealant
- One-hand spray technique
- Multi-surface application
This TopCoat F11 polish kit special comes with a TopCoat F11 Master-Craftsman Multisurface Polish and sealer spray.
This special kit will act as the ultimate repellant to dirt, water, grime and bugs among other impurities and also makes it quite easy to clean off.
Just use the rug to wipe off the dirt. After the first application, your surface will look like glass and will maintain a glorious matte look even in the gloomiest rainy days.
It is also very easy to use with the one-hand spray technique.
- Gives the surface a new look
- Is water resistant
- Easy application
- Repels dirt and grime
- Easy to clean off the surface
- The kit comes with an extra 2oz spray
- The shine may disappear after 30 days of application especially for trucks that are always actively on the road
- Requires frequent reapplications
- Comes in a 3.875l container
If you are looking to enhance the color of your car, then the TopCoat F11 Master-Craftsman polish and sealer is the right product for you.
It even works better for matte surfaces as they appear to be new. What’s more is that it repels water, dirt, grime, and bugs on top of making it very easy to clean them off. This feature also makes it the ideal water repellant for windshields.
This polish and sealer also reduce the harmful effects of acid rain, bird droppings, and bug splatter and brake dust.
F11 polish can withstand high temperatures and is non-flammable. For that reason, its application can be extended to the engine, hood of your vehicle, car windows and handles.
- ECO safe
- No mechanical buffing required
- Long lasting and durable
- Easy to use
- Removes swirl marks effectively
- Extremely hydrophobic
- Employs non-stick coating technology
- No need to shake or stir before use
- Doesn’t work well on glass and leaves streaks
Chemical Guys is a global manufacturing company based in southern California.
They specialize in first-class car care chemicals, buffing products, car wash accessories, and machines.
With over 40 years dedicated to research and development, Chemical Guys has established itself as a global industry leader in the car care and detailing industry.
Chemical Guys has a legion of following and its products come highly recommended by beginners and professionals alike.
So you can expect the products we recommend from Chemical Guys to suit all your car waxing needs and more. Here’s a look at a few.
- 4 fluid ounce
- No silicon/fillers
- Optical grade micro abrasive technology
- Composed of V32, V34, V36, and W38 Optical Grade compounds
If you are not sure of what polish to use, then Chemical Guys has got you covered with the full components offered by this V-Line product.
This kit is a lethal combination optical grade extreme (V32) and hybrid (V34) compound, cutting (V36) and finish (V38) polish.
The entire kit is designed to be compatible with a Dual Action machine and rotary polishers. This product employs optical grade micro abrasive technology that enhances the clarity and precision of the polish.
V36 offers an ultra-refined cutting polish and V38 removes light paint defects and guarantees perfect results without covering up or filling in. There is no silicone or fillers used in its formulation.
The V-Line is indeed a great leap in polishing technology and opens up possibilities to a professional level paint correction.
- Provides a perfect swirl-free finish
- Guarantees a long-lasting finish
- Removes deep scratches and swirl marks
- Optical grade micro technology enhances clarity and precision
- Water-based, silicone free acrylic formula
- Removes light scratches
- One step high gloss polish
- Works on all colors
- Works on any DA or rotary polishing machine
Are you looking for just a simple and affordable polish that gets the job done?
Well, say hello to Chemical Guys All in One polish, shine and sealant. This baby protects, and shine’s your car’s paint in only one step.
First, the polish eliminates oxidation, swirl and scuff marks and light scratches. Second, the Shine adds a deep lustrous shine to the body and finally the sealant locks in the paint to maintain a deep glossy look.
The effect of this triple threat should last you up to 6 months without needing a re-paint and provided you keep away from those terrible scratches.
The best part is that you don’t have to wait for the polish to dry. Simply wipe it off after application, and it will reveal that lovely shine you are dying to see.
- Produces an excellent shine
- Works well on all colors
- No need to wait for the polish to dry
- Offers durable protection in just one step
- Adds a layer of protection against paint damaging elements
- Easy to use formula
- Not suitable for cars with heavy scratches and swirls
- No hydrophobic properties
- Makes the surface sticky
What to choose?
Both TopCoat F11 and Chemicals Guy offer excellent car waxing benefits with unique features.
What’s more is that the products are easy to use, do not need machine application and are extremely water resistant.
This feature makes them better than TopCoat in regards to durability, clarity and providing a perfectly shiny finish.
Also worth Considering: Adam’s Polishes
Adam’s Premium Car Care specializes in a product line of sealants, dressings, car wax, cleaners, and polishes.
Adam’s products are guaranteed to outlast and outshine any product you’ve used in your car. Also, the products are not mass produced as more attention to detail is the preferred mode of production.
This company strives to keep up with the latest technological advancements and regularly test their products to ensure that they meet international standards.
Adam’s always aims to make their customer’s shopping experience as convenient as possible. This is why they offer a 6 pack packed with all the essentials in a single category.
Let’s have a deeper look at the product.
- Entails a 6 pack box
- Engineered with Adam’s buttery wax for extra protection
- Adam’s Car Shampoo
- Adam’s Super V.R.T
- Adam’s Revive Hand Polish
- Adam’s Brilliant Glaze
The Adam’s Exterior 6 pack comes with a box to make it easier to carry around the 6 pack goodies. Think of the kit as a fast and easy way to start and finish detailing your vehicle.
You could start with the Car Shampoo and wash your vehicle while enjoying the tons of suds it contains.
Then you can give special treatment to your tires and trim with the low shine, durable Adam’s Super V.R.T.
Once you are happy with your clean car, perfect tires, and clear coat, you can get that extra shine it so desperately needs with Adam’s Brilliant Gaze.
After that, you can top it off with a layer or two of Adam’s Buttery Wax for that long-lasting protection.
- The convenience of having 6 products in one box
- Easy to use
- Reasonably priced for a set of 6 products
- Offers a range of functionality from cleaning to damage protection
- Adam’s Buttery wax offers months of protection
- The hand polish doesn’t live up to the hype
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I use car polish?
If you have picked out a good car polish and have no idea how to use it, you can follow the simple steps below:
- Clean your vehicle using a mild detergent and a gentle scrubber them wipe it dry
- Get your car indoors inside a garage to avoid sunlight as it may affect how much polish gets absorbed into the coat and leave a residue.
- Split your car into sections, doors, hood, etc. and polish a single section at a time
- If you have the manufacturer’s instructions, it is wise to follow them and get how much of the product to apply or spray on to each section.
Does car polish reduce the frequency of car washings?
Since polishes have a slippery nature, dirt particles won’t get stuck on your car and you, therefore, don’t need to take it to the car wash every time.
A simple wipe should do the trick. Plus, you are more careful with where you ride your car when it looks shiny and brand new.
In conclusion, it’s good to note that picking the right car detailing product will depend on the reason you need the wax in the first place.
You will have to determine whether you just need to hide those scratches and dents or you just want to make your car look shiny and brand new.
That is the only way to know if you need a product that emphasizes one quality as opposed to the other or even both.
Michael Ruble says
Inasmuch as I really appreciate your reviews of each of these projects, I am still unsure as to which product to invest in. I have two sport-luxury vehicles, 07 MB CL550 and 13 Infiniti G37x Coupe. Both have metallic paint. The MB has a Designo color, Mocha Black. The Infiniti is Moonlight White Pearl. The MB has a few rings, and some “smudge marks” on the taillights. I want to remove those, for sure.
Any suggestions you have would be really helpful in making a decision.
Jeff Rabeau says
What would work best on my travel trailer? It’s a smooth surface fiberglass exterior – not metal.
It’s a 2017 and is starting to “dull”.
I don’t have a buffer to use.
I would have to do the work by hand.
Something easy to use would be good.
Jacki Duka says
I live in Ohio where we have all four seasons. Inwas looking at F11 but now u intrudes Adam’s and chemical guy. I have a few minor swirl marks and a light scratching on the drivers door. What do u recommend as the best for my climate? All these demos show sunny weather and I’m far from sunny. In a few months my poor 13 buick regal turbo with chrome trims will be covered in snow. Pls help so I can apply something soon.
John A Cangemi says
Re: Chemical Guys: (Spoken in the french accent of the Spongebob Square Pants narrator)….”Three days later”.
Man, how long did he take to buff that one spot?
Very good article and more useful than most online vague messes that never seem to address the point of their own title, let alone offer information we can use.
I have one gripe; on one if the chemical bros. products (the all in one stuff I believe), it first says it can take care of “serious scratches”, then a few paragraphs later claims it’s not for more than light swirls or scratches. For a guy without the money for new paint but still wants a beloved old car to look nice, this can be a bit maddening. Still, there’s plenty here to work with so I thank you and I’ll get to work as soon as I choose one.
F11 is not a polish! Why would you compare these? Its like apples and oranges.
F11 is coating. The Chemical guys products you chose are polishes.