I visited a local detail shop here in the Toronto area that has VERY lofty clientele (porsches, ferraris etc), and the owner sold me some of his own wax that his company has formulated that is all natural and contains 46% Brazilian highest grade carnuba wax, and let me tell you I have tried many of the waxes out there and this blows most of them away (Zaino, Blitz, Zymol), and here is the kicker, I always though the high carnuba content waxes were hard to use (Zymol was) but this stuff was almost as easy as using Vinylex for your interior, no dust or streak and minimal buffing.... I first bought a 1oz sample for $10CAD and that did my car 4 times and I still have 1/3 of it left! (no waste), all you need to use it is a sponge applicator and a microfiber towel to lightly buff....I first used a cleaner with a low rpm machine and then did two coats and it made my 93 minerva blue look like I coated it in oil or something (very wet shiny look)...unfortunately i never got any pictures in just after i did it (too dark) but i will get some next time I do it, you may have seen the pictures I posted in the performance section but those were after driving in a thunderstorm :/
For those of you in the Toronto area, email me and I can let you know more if you are interested, and for those of you elsewhere you should check you local high end detailers and see what waxes they use...its pays :)...I think this wax is so good I might ask the guy about selling it over the Internet
08-19-2001, 08:23 PM
08-20-2001, 04:43 AM
What product is the best for caring painture which was been attacked by "bomb" Birds?
08-20-2001, 07:33 AM
I've tried so many products it's not even funny. I'm very happy with Zaino right now, but I'm always looking for something "a little bit better". I think some others might be interested to, so I would be willing to pay up front for a small case of this stuff and distribute it to those who are interested. Would you mind buying a few and shipping them down to me? Drop me an email (as well as anyone in the US who is interested in a bottle of this special brew).
Two questions about ease of use...does this product cake, powder, or dry in the form of white residue? That's one of the things I love about Zaino...it doesn't do any of that. Also, how do you apply the wax to ensure and even and THIN coat (in other words, prevent over application, which results in a huge PITA when buffing out).
08-20-2001, 03:03 PM
08-20-2001, 08:42 PM
I'm with you RKA....I like the Zanio Bros. better than anything I've ever used, and have tried most of they!!! Let me know if you get some, I'd like to try it too!
08-20-2001, 09:24 PM
08-21-2001, 10:01 PM
08-22-2001, 07:49 PM
From an article at autosupermart.com:
"Carnauba is the hardest wax known to man and has a very strong grain structure....Because Carnauba is so expensive, manufactures seldom disclose the true percentage of Carnauba in their wax products. Some waxes, such as the ones readily available in department stores and auto part stores, only have around five-percent Carnauba with other ingredients like silicone, and petroleum added to produce the slippery, newly waxed feel on the automobile. <i>Carnauba can not be used in its purist form since it is extremely hard,</i> so some high-end manufacturers use up to 70-75% Carnauba in their waxes."
Or, as the folks at zymol.com put it: <i>"Pure Carnauba in its natural state is harder than concrete."</i>
08-22-2001, 11:12 PM
Some cans of car wax have a statement such as "100% Pure Carnuba Wax." We phoned the company and they verified the wax in their product is pure carnuba wax, but it also contains 40% polymers!
Found some other stuff about how to use pure carnuba you need to pre-charge a spinning buffer disk with a block of pure wax. (That was for polishing pipes (the smoking kind).
Thanks for the info.
08-24-2001, 10:44 AM
08-24-2001, 01:46 PM
you are absolutely right, that is how cheap waxes get away with saying "100% carnuba" because the "wax" content in their paste is 100% carnuba (not necessarily grade 1 brazilian carnuba)...typically meguiars, mothers etc. have not much more then 1% carnuba wax by volume of the paste/liquid...
In contrast quality waxes like zymol offer a wax that truely contains 40-50% carnuba, but that will run you big bucks...you get what you pay for i guess