2016 Outback 2.5 Premium w Eyesight
I used Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax And a couple of other Meguiars products my old Outback and our 2012 minivan. I agree it's a great wax alternative. Super easy to apply and works great for about a month. The reason people spend more to have a professional put the expensive stuff on is because it'll be flawless and last year's instead of months. While they both have "ceramic" in the name, the pro stuff is just in a different category.I applied Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax on my new Outback without any prep other than a hand wash. It was easy! Just spray on and wipe off. So easy that I applied a second coat at the next wash.
The finish is super slick and water, bird droppings and insects just roll off.
The 26 oz bottle costs $13. I can't see why anyone would spent hundreds of dollars for a "professional" application.
My wife's Forester was a little older when I applied the Meguire's. The finish was a little gritty, so I am planning to give it the clay bar treatment and re-apply the Meguire's.