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Old 06-09-2017, 01:39 PM   #1
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Newbie first post and hello to all!

I'm relatively new to serious detailing (as opposed to just washing, occasional waxing, and not really appreciating the need to use quality products, techniques, equipment, etc.).

I have become a fan of several Soft99 wax/sealant products and I'm trying to fully understand their differences and how best to use. Below are the products I have and observations I've noted based on my experience and/or comments from other forum members:

Fusso Coat - most durable, always first layer, dries like cement, longest lasting.

Authentic Premium - most carnauba

King of Gloss - most gloss

Water Block Wax - best hydrophobicity

Mirror Shine - contains glaze and carnauba

Kiwami - ?

Fukupika Strong Type - excellence QD spray

Ultra Glaco Glass treatment - no experience yet, arrives this weekend

Tire Black Wax - it's OK

Best hydrophobicity combo - Fusso and 24 hrs later topped with Water Block

I will appreciate any member's comments (Sheldon are you out there!), input or suggestions.

Thanks much

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Old 07-09-2017, 04:30 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum Dave!
Nice to get some support from the States =]

Your're pretty much spot on with that assessment.

Note on Kiwami: it's a wax/polymer blend that is the successor product to King of Gloss.

I really like matte-look tyres, so I enjoy Tire Black Wax, but it must be THE most matte tyre dressing in the world. I can see why some people might find it underwhelming. However it is great at quickly restoring black plastic trim that has faded or got wax residue on it. Apply and then buff off, and you don't have to worry about getting it on your paintwork either, because the carbon powder doesn't stick to it.

Tyre dressings by gloss:
Tire Black Wax < Pure Shine < Black Black < DiGloss

I don't know exactly what products are available to you over there, but you might be interested in Double jet Gla'co, which you can apply quickly and easily in the rain. I don't know how cold it gets where you are, but we also have a spray-type Glaco de-icer. The is also a range of glazes called Kizz Clear. You've mentioned all the decent LSPs in your first post ^^

You can have a look at all the products on our website:
http://www.soft99.co.jp/english/products/

Some of the English is pretty ropey/ambiguous, but I only started working here recently, so I haven't re-translated all the product info yet. If you have any questions about specific products, please feel free to ask any time =]
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:31 AM   #3
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Welcome Dave.

Can't comment on Tire Black Wax as never used it but...Black Black is a really good product, it lasts really well and is one of my favourite tyre dressings/coatings. While it says it is a glossy product I find it's not stupidly so and the longevity really is up there. Definitely one to try if you can get hold of any.
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Kiwami is fusso and KOG together fantastic on and off(2 mins cure) makes metallic paint pop as they say
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Fusso coat dries like cement??
Not sure what you mean by that?
If you mean it's really hard to buff off you have been miss informed it's sooo easy.


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Fusso coat dries like cement??
Not sure what you mean by that?
If you mean it's really hard to buff off you have been miss informed it's sooo easy.


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Meant to say that once applied/buffed/cured its protective properties are like cement. I agree that is very easy to buff off.

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Meant to say that once applied/buffed/cured its protective properties are like cement. I agree that is very easy to buff off.

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If you use too much or leave too long it's like buffing cement.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:40 AM   #9
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i've recently started detailing and used soft99 KOG for the first time last week and the results were amazing! great value as well for £23.

could anyone recommend their best wax pre winter... i'd like to keep it as glossy as possible put with some added protection


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Old 08-09-2017, 12:42 AM   #10
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Kiwami is fusso and KOG together fantastic on and off(2 mins cure) makes metallic paint pop as they say


Would this be a good option for winter? For my post above it sounds like a good mix of gloss and protection?


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