The WAX review database

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The WAX review database

postby bigx5murf » 11/18/13 @ 22:32

Best Wax opinions are like assholes, list em here.

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Recommended by a friend, easy to spread, hard to take off if you wait too long, or spread it too thick. Lasts an extremely long time (4-6 months for a garaged car). Smells like ass (ok more like chemicals). Makes the metallics in the paint really pop in the sun. Will change colors as it's stored too long, but I haven't noticed any difference in application, removal, or performance.

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Also recommended by a friend, very easy to spread, and take off (although smudges easily on take off). Lasts extremely long (6 months+ for a garaged car). Very faint sweet smell. Seems to darken the paint color a little bit. Turns very liquidy when stored too long, but seems like it still works fine after a good shaking. Looks like jizz

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Extremely easy to spread and take off. Smells like bananas, but pretty sure it's toxic, so don't eat it. The look is super super wet. In fact, upon first use, I went to a meet afterwards, and multiple people asked what it was, and one even ordered a bottle from his phone on the spot. I've only had it on for about 2 weeks, but I've been told this stuff doesn't last long, we'll see. The look really is something else, so I'm going to experiment topping this on top of one of the longer lasting ones I've mentioned above.

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Looks great, just as good as chemical guys butter wet wax. Ridiculously stubborn to take off, I actually get angry trying. Lasted about 2 months when I used it, but that was during monsoon season. I've been wary of trying this stuff again because it was such a bitch to get off cleanly.

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I like this a lot, but wouldn't use it as my only wax. Just in between waxing, after every wash. Smells like bubble gum.

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Re: The WAX review database

postby phillyb™ » 11/18/13 @ 22:45

holy fuck
i know nothing about wax. this thread will be good.
can't wait to hear what seth says.

i don't have time for wax. hahahaha

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Re: The WAX review database

postby iRoadster » 11/19/13 @ 02:16

I'm partial to Griot's stuff, but that's probably just because my roommate used to work there and we've got tons of product in the garage meow. Totally agree that the Best of Show wax is a pain to remove when it dries. Even with an orbital buffer it can be a pain, but it does give fucking great results if you sweat through it. I usually do a full cut and wax detail job just once or twice a year.
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postby bigx5murf » 11/19/13 @ 03:10

I've heard much of griot's stuff is rebranded chemical guys. It's believable since there's a part on chemical guy's website that says they'll put your company's name on any of their products for a fee.

Still, my local vato zone carries griot's stuff, so it's easy for me to get more and avoid the whole waiting on shipping.

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Re: The WAX review database

postby Derek » 11/19/13 @ 11:06

In, because like phillyb™ I know very little about waxing. I hand wax my car about every 3 or 4 months with Mequiar's Liquid wax.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby bigx5murf » 11/20/13 @ 02:12

Just noticed this pic is a great example of just how wet Chemical guys butter wet wax looks. This is very low light, 2 weeks since application.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby PHEOX » 11/21/13 @ 13:39

I'll be opti coating my car soon. Phuck the wax game, it's all about that ceramic coating game.
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postby bigx5murf » 11/21/13 @ 14:50

ceramic coatings last and protect for years. But I've heard their finish isn't anything special, so it'd still be worth it to wax over them for that reason.

Anyway, I'm curious about opti-coating as well, will probably try out their head light sealant first.

Today, I was forced to test out my last wax job's durability
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postby PHEOX » 11/21/13 @ 15:06

I'm mainly looking for protection. I'm quite sure that after all of the paint correction the car will look ridiculously wet. Eventually I may throw a couple of bills down for some nice paste, but I'm mainly curious about the durability of the opti coat.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby bigx5murf » 11/27/13 @ 03:43

*Update, here's the butter wet wax after 3 days of rain.
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Started with a thorough bukake
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Hood looks like it still has some wax, but isn't beading as much as before
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Rear looks like most of the wax is gone, this area was still being rained on despite my carport
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Doors had very little left
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So CG butter wet wax has some pretty crappy durability. But it did pretty well at preventing water spots.
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The next challenger appears
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Applied using a 3" DA
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This stuff just doesn't have that wet wet wet look of butter wet wax. It was just as easy to spread and take off. What it does have is a very defined reflection, and a hard glassy look.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby UncleB » 11/27/13 @ 07:30

I spraypainted my car.


/waxing
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postby bigx5murf » 11/27/13 @ 14:29

UncleB wrote:I spraypainted my car.


/waxing


should've used a roller
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh ... t-job-quot
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Re: The WAX review database

postby UncleB » 11/27/13 @ 18:47

bigx5murf wrote:
UncleB wrote:I spraypainted my car.


/waxing


should've used a roller
http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/sh ... t-job-quot


Thought about that before, but the paint only cost $26, and it was easy.

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Plus it came out really damn sweet- nobody ever knows till I tell them.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby bigx5murf » 12/07/13 @ 03:38

Will be giving this one a try next
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Re: The WAX review database

postby bigx5murf » 12/30/13 @ 05:20

Finally got a chance to try this stuff
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Here's how it was after a thorough washing and drying
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Here it is hazing, applied using a 3" DA.
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here's the finished product
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Final comments, stuff definitely darkened the paint noticeably. Spread very easily by DA, and seemed to cover evenly. But removal wasn't even, there were spots that needed to be worked at to remove. I'd say removal is very similar to Sonax liquid wax. Smells similar to butter wet wax, but less fruity, and more sweet. A friend commented the smell was similar to pinnacle gold. The finish is dark and wet, and extremely slick to the touch. It didn't stain the rubber, or plastic trim. But was a little difficult to take off the wiper arms.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby PHEOX » 05/05/14 @ 07:49

I should make some video of my opticoat after it's current 3-4 months on the car. Still there except in a couple of places.
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Re: The WAX review database

postby Tinners » 06/15/14 @ 10:31

Kleenfreaks wax, just using their sample pot atm...

apply it, leave it for 30 minutes, wipe off, spam instagram with reflection photos:

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