Auto Finesse Waxmate XL Applicator

Cost: £4

Date of Review:  26th July 2019

The Sales Pitch from Auto Finesse:

The new Auto Finesse Waxmate XL has been specially engineered to fit the exact diameter of our new 150g wax tins, meaning a simple quarter twist covers the whole face and ensures you get a better, more even coverage when using our hard waxes. Its design also lends itself to be much more comfortable to use, with its raised-grip platform. It can be compressed down and stored in the top of the wax pot for next time.


What You Get:

Product Description:

This is a wax application pad that is ergonomically designed to be comfortable wax application.

85mm diameter | 40mm thick


1. Un-package the Waxmate ready for use.
2. Select the desired wax.
3. Softly apply the Waxmate onto the wax and twist.
4. Using straight lines, apply the wax to the paint and allow to cure


The pad is a high-density soft pad that fits exactly into the tin of wax. In this case, I was using Auto Finesse Illusion wax. The pad is super soft and very easy to hold to start with.

Place the pad into the tin and twist to apply the wax to the pad.

Applying the pad to the paintwork is easy enough to start with and prevents an overpressure of application.

Here is the comparison of the Auto Finesse Puck which in my mind is a much better product.


A couple of comments above where I state, ‘to start with’. What I mean is after you have done half the car the pad itself becomes clogged and collapses down. You find holding it then becomes difficult and more of a pain then a help. I found that the wax then transferred to your hand. On the other hand, the puck held its shape much better. Perhaps it’s my big hands, but I don’t think it is. I have stopped using it. The cleaning is a real pain as well.

Rating: 4 out of 10


Nice idea, but it fails to deliver. I much rather prefer to use a microfibre pad to apply the wax.

Would I recommend it? No

Would I buy it again? No

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