am not a huge fan of carnauba waxes. Yes I know they protect like crazy and many will give a show quality shine. But here in the hot and humid south they are just too much work.... at least for me.
I have been using non carnauba based waxes for years. My latest favorite is the Ice product line from Turtle wax. http://www.turtlewax.com/main.taf?p=2,1,1
I first tried the ICE Total Interior Care which is a paste. I like the fact that it is not a high gloss product. Makes it easier to drive into a sunset or sunrise. It also does not attract dust like some interior products. I really hate shinny AND dusty.
Always looking for something new I am now using Ice Total Interior Care Spray. Goes on easy and has kind of a new car smell.
I liked those products so much I decided to try the Ice Liquid Polish. I put it on everything! No it does not have a show car shine but everything looks very good. No swirls no white haze on the black surfaces. I put it on the flat black pillar posts, the black unpainted rear view mirrors, the black rear bumper skid tread. the windshield wiper arms. NOT THE BLADES. The taillights everything but the headlights!
I use it under the hood on everything but the blanket. One coat is good, two coats are great, three coats are awesome. Even the sections under the hood that were not clear coated are starting to look like they are.
It makes black blacker and is probably going to help a lot in my battle against the black parts turning gray because it blocks UV to prevent oxidation.
It does not take much of the product and seems to work better with thin multiple coats. So far I have done two Jeeps with multi coats and a ford with two coats..... still have half a bottle left.
I am even doing the soft top on my Wrangler.
To me carnauba wax based products need to be clayed because dust, grit and bug parts like to stick INTO the wax. Ice has no such problem. Rub your hand over a carnauba waxed hood a week after waxing and feel all the stuff stuck to the hood. Been two weeks since I last Iced the hood. Almost nothing stuck to it.
This is the way I roll..... I know you have your products and reasons.
Cons: It does not bead water like wax based products. Yet I have not detected any water spots. Not a show quality shine.