I have been very happy with this wax. It has been my go-to top coat. If you have checked out the two links I posted above, you will have an easy time applying and removing the wax. Because of the high amount of carnauba in this wax, it has lasted all winter. It just beads up water even after many car washes over the winter. I layer my waxes and what has worked best for me is to: 1. Clay bar the surface to clean. As you said, this wax has no cleaners in it so clay bar first after washing the car. 2. I put down a layer of Chemical Guys Glossworkz Glaze then wait a couple of hours. 3. Apply the Collinite 845 wax. The wax takes about 12 hours to harden up if you want to apply another coat. I only go with one coat as it is layered up with the glaze.
The glaze adds depth and brings out he color while the wax adds the protection and makes it last a long time. Because of the carnauba, the wax will white stain plastic, as all carnauba waxes will do, so you must be careful not to get the wax on the plastic or rubber parts.
Another product that has worked great for me and helps with the plastic is CarPro DLUX Plastic and Wheel Coating. This stuff is has lasted two years plus. It has brought back the color to the plastic parts and shields the plastic. Rain beads up on the plastic and dirt slides off. I even put it on the plastic engine cover. With the CarPro DLUX Plastic, I do not have to be as fussy when applying the Collinite 845 as the plastic coating keeps the collinite out of the plastic. http://www.detailedimage.com/CarPro-M53 ... /30-ml-S1/
, you can read more. Make sure your plastic is clean before applying this. I used a stuff carpet bush (black) from here: https://www.autogeek.net/cyclo-brushes.html
to clean my plastic. I removed my foam backer pad from my DA polisher and put the bush on. It worked great to scrub the textured plastic clean with some 409 cleaner before putting the coating on the plastic.