Re: wax recommendation?
I solved a similar cat problem a while ago. I used my block heater plug to 'power' my hood. I got a regulator from my uncle (one that's used on electric fences that sends high voltage pulses). I wasn't driving the vehicle at the time either, so it helped. It was an old sable wagon that I had bought to strip some parts from. I cut off the hood hinges, hooked up the juice and set it down on some rubber weatherstripping so it wouldn't ground out. It took a couple days, but the cats wouldn't even come close to the property after that. One cat in particular would curl up on the hood, since the front tires were flat it was easy for it to jump up onto. I hate cats.
Anyway, as far as wax goes, I use Turtle wax on the boat, as I find it to be more water resistant. For my vehicles, I use Mothers wax. I use the pre-cleaner wax and then the pure caranuba wax to top it off. I rub it in by hand all over the place and it does a good job at hiding light scratches.
I pulled an old Mazda B series out of a creek with my Durango, and since the road was going downhill and the mazda had no brakes it scratched the corner of the bumper some, and surprisingly, hand buffing got rid of a LOT of the marks with the Mothers waxes. I find them a bit higher priced, but I can go twice as long on a wax job than I can with other products that I've tried. I would say Meguiars would be #2 on my list for vehicles. They also make an excellent gel based tire shine!
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!