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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Thu May 31, 2018 2:23 am

I carried out my first detail over the bank holiday so I thought I’d share some pics and leave a review of how I got on. It was all done by hand so it took me about 4 hours in total after washing the car first.

The products I used are:
Polish: Meguiar’s Ultimate Compund
Glaze: Poorboys Black Hole (thanks to JohnnyR)
Sealant: Meguiar’s Ultimate Fast Finish

I worked on 1 panel at a time, applying all 3 of the above on the 1 panel before moving onto the next so I could see the difference compared to the rest of the car.

I firstly polished to get rid of some light scratches and swirls all over the car. This is a liquid polish and a micro-abrasive product which I chose for its ease of use. After using it it didn’t appear to be so aggressive which I’m happy with. I used a foam applicator to apply it and then buffed it off with a microfibre. It was nice and easy to work with and it helped begin to bring out the shine of the metallic black sapphire paintwork.

I then applied the glaze. This was my first time using a glaze but it was again really easy to wipe on and buff off using another foam applicator and microfibre and it added a deep wet look and mirror-like finish which was quite impressive. It also has a pleasant bubblegum smell to it. :D As it’s a glaze it filled the minor imperfections in my paintwork to make my car look like it had just left the showroom. I just wish I got to see my car under some proper lighting!

Finally, I applied the sealant as my LSP for protection and extra shine. As discussed previously in this thread, its an aerosol product so it felt a bit strange applying it. You spray onto the microfibre that comes with it and then wipe it onto the car so it was hard to tell how much I’d applied as you can’t really see it. I made sure I covered each panel though and I then wiped back over it after flipping the cloth over to ensure an even coating. This was really easy and fast to apply (literally WOWO) but it was hard to tell how much extra shine it created since I had already polished and glazed the car. I’m hoping it seals these 2 products in for a few weeks though. My plan going forward will be to quickly apply this after each wash for shine and protection when I don’t have time to glaze in between.

The paintwork was unbelievably slick after my first detail which made it all worth it. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to take photos straight after as I had to pop out but here are some shots from the following day:

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It slightly rained earlier today too so I got to see some beading:
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by RDowson » Thu May 31, 2018 11:18 am

Exactly the same products I use!

I skipped the polish stage and just cleaned the paint with Black Hole followed by Fast Finish as my car is new and the paint condition is good but on an older car I would use Ultimate Compound too.

If you feel like going crazy you can add wax on top of the sealant for even more protection!

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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 pm

RDowson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:18 am
Exactly the same products I use!

I skipped the polish stage and just cleaned the paint with Black Hole followed by Fast Finish as my car is new and the paint condition is good but on an older car I would use Ultimate Compound too.

If you feel like going crazy you can add wax on top of the sealant for even more protection!
I’m loving the Meguair’s range tbh! They’re really easy to use, reasonably priced and you can pick them up off the shelf instead of having to wait for delivery. The Poorboys glaze was brilliant as well because you can use it in any weather and it smells amazing!

I didn’t know you could put anything over the sealant. I doubt I’ll be detailing again for a while now but for when I do you’ve tempted me to go crazy :lol: especially since I won’t be polishing it first next time.

I’ve decided on Poorboys Natty’s Blue wax to complement my existing products but can’t decide between the paste or liquid versions. I was originally put off paste waxes based on my last experience with the Simoniz stuff which was a nightmare to remove but apparently the PB paste is nice and easy to work with. Can anyone back this up? Alternatively I can just go for the liquid version but I’m not sure if this was intended to be applied by machine instead?
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fez_7 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 3:19 pm
RDowson wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 11:18 am
Exactly the same products I use!

I skipped the polish stage and just cleaned the paint with Black Hole followed by Fast Finish as my car is new and the paint condition is good but on an older car I would use Ultimate Compound too.

If you feel like going crazy you can add wax on top of the sealant for even more protection!
I’m loving the Meguair’s range tbh! They’re really easy to use, reasonably priced and you can pick them up off the shelf instead of having to wait for delivery. The Poorboys glaze was brilliant as well because you can use it in any weather and it smells amazing!

I didn’t know you could put anything over the sealant. I doubt I’ll be detailing again for a while now but for when I do you’ve tempted me to go crazy :lol: especially since I won’t be polishing it first next time.

I’ve decided on Poorboys Natty’s Blue wax to complement my existing products but can’t decide between the paste or liquid versions. I was originally put off paste waxes based on my last experience with the Simoniz stuff which was a nightmare to remove but apparently the PB paste is nice and easy to work with. Can anyone back this up? Alternatively I can just go for the liquid version but I’m not sure if this was intended to be applied by machine instead?
I have the Nattys paste wax. It's very easy to remove.

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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Sam1er » Thu May 31, 2018 4:09 pm

The simonize wax is probably one of the worst waxes out there :lol: Lots of nicer waxes to choose from. Have a look at bilthamber finis wax or double speed wax. Collinite 915 or 476 are also cheap and a good shout. fk1000p is another cheap and good wax. Would be hard pressed to beat those for the money.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Joe77 » Thu May 31, 2018 4:26 pm

Chemical guys do a good liquid wax.

Try bilt hamber dsw thats freaking awesome for the price.

Or use sonax bsd detailer gives a mega shine.

Unfortunately most show waxes dont last long a month max

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Post by fez_7 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:01 pm

The main things I’m looking for are for it to be easy to apply and remove, a good long-lasting protection and a high level of shine (hence why I want a carnauba wax).

To be fair I have heard good things about that BH double speed wax, I just wasn’t sure how easy it is to work with by hand.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Joe77 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:03 pm

Stupidly easy to work with its absolutely mega especially for the price bracket.

Obsession wax i think their called do some nice ones but we are talking 50 plus quid a tub.

You looked at the fusso coat 99 thats brilliant. Just apply a dressing/detailer on top like auto glanz velvet
fez_7 wrote:The main things I’m looking for are for it to be easy to apply and remove, a good long-lasting protection and a high level of shine (hence why I want a carnauba wax).

To be fair I have heard good things about that BH double speed wax, I just wasn’t sure how easy it is to work with by hand.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Joe77 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:03 pm

Plus the fusso lasts a good 6 months

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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:06 pm

Joe77 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:03 pm
Stupidly easy to work with its absolutely mega especially for the price bracket.

Obsession wax i think their called do some nice ones but we are talking 50 plus quid a tub.

You looked at the fusso coat 99 thats brilliant. Just apply a dressing/detailer on top like auto glanz velvet
fez_7 wrote:The main things I’m looking for are for it to be easy to apply and remove, a good long-lasting protection and a high level of shine (hence why I want a carnauba wax).

To be fair I have heard good things about that BH double speed wax, I just wasn’t sure how easy it is to work with by hand.
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Price is also a factor actually and it will be my very last step product so BH may be the 1 to go for then.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Jiggaman » Thu May 31, 2018 5:26 pm

With all waxes, a little goes a long way, and it's better to do 2 costs rather than slapping it on as its a nightmare to buff off.

Out of interest I was led to believe a sealant was best used on bare clean paint, i.e. Without any polish or glaze, to allow it to adhere properly.

I'd be interested to know if your Megs sealant holds up for more than a few weeks, as its gone on over the PB blackhole.

Sonax BSD is probably the best product out there for ease of use and short term protection. Use it to preserve all you hard work as part of your maintenance wash.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Joe77 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:26 pm

If your giving the car a full clay or decon

Id apply a prima amigo glaze or autofinesse glaze.

This make black paint look absolutely stunning.

Top that off with the dsw wax.


Inbetween washes top her up with a nice detailer ny preferred are autoglanz or the bsd sonax varients.



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Post by Joe77 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:28 pm

Definitely true i always give two light coats always works best.

With regards to applying sealants to bare paint that is very true.

However with something like fusso it doesnt really matter it lasts a good 4 months even with a primer in essence underneath
Jiggaman wrote:With all waxes, a little goes a long way, and it's better to do 2 costs rather than slapping it on as its a nightmare to buff off.

Out of interest I was led to believe a sealant was best used on bare clean paint, i.e. Without any polish or glaze, to allow it to adhere properly.

I'd be interested to know if your Megs sealant holds up for more than a few weeks, as its gone on over the PB blackhole.

Sonax BSD is probably the best product out there for ease of use and short term protection. Use it to preserve all you hard work as part of your maintenance wash.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by fez_7 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:22 am

Jiggaman wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 5:26 pm
Out of interest I was led to believe a sealant was best used on bare clean paint, i.e. Without any polish or glaze, to allow it to adhere properly.

I'd be interested to know if your Megs sealant holds up for more than a few weeks, as its gone on over the PB blackhole.
There seems to be mixed reviews on this. Some agree it’s best to use sealant on bare paint to allow it to bond but others argue it’s better to use it after the glaze otherwise the glaze will wash off soon after.

I sealed last as I’m hoping it will help the glaze last a little longer but I’ll try provide an update in a few weeks. It now makes sense though that applying wax afterwards will provide even longer protection.
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Re: Best liquid car wax?

Post by Sam1er » Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:12 am

Fez i think your mixing things up a little. Sealants should be used on bare paint unless the product your using is designed to go under a sealant otherwise it wont bond properly. You would not apply a glaze over a sealant, there is no point.

Britemax have a couple of good products - virtue - it fills, cuts and protects. This can be topped up with their EE 2.0 (Sealant) which gives much longer lasting protection. They are designed to work with each other. If you pick any glaze and put a sealant on top of it, it will not bond properly and wont last very long. Waxes on the other hand work better with an oily base that a glaze can provide and will last much longer over a glaze than a sealant would.

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