Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Waxes, Sealants & Paint Protection Sponsored by DODO JUICE Light Fantastic , Banana Armour, Orange Crush, Rainforest Rub, Purple Haze - www.dodojuice.com

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 28-07-2008, 12:14 AM   #1
Dave KG
Distinguished Detailer
 
Dave KG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Highland Perthshire
Posts: 28,585
Thanks: 271
Thanked 10,071 Times in 3,260 Posts
Exclamation Big Wax Test - Looks Results - Full Review

Disclaimer: the results in the thread represent the opinions and thoughts of those attending this wax test. They are not designed to be hard fact, but rather opinions shared by like minded enthusiasts based on the preparation and the thoughts of folks on the day. Please take these results with the fun that they are intended, and remember they represent opinion and not hard fact

Seven black sapphire three door Vauxhall Corsas were prepared identically - washed with Shampoo Plus, clayed with Bilt Hamber Soft Clay, compounded with 3M Fast Cut and finished to near perfection with Menzerna PO85RD Final Finish... Each car was then wiped down with IPA to ensure a blank canvas and then each car received three layers of an LSP (different on on each car), wiped down the following morning with purified water and rolled out into the sunlight for assessment on the day of the test.

For full details of the preparation, see the following threads:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Now the results.

For the first part of this thread, the cars were rolled out into the sun, wiped down and then photographed - apollogies for the slightly changing light in these shots, cannot be helped for outdoors as the sun was in and out - but a general idea can be gained here - spot a difference other than slightly changing lighting?!!

The cars:


Zaino Z2




















Swissvax Best of Show




















Collinite 915






















***** Royale


















Autoglym HD Wax
















Raceglaze 55





















And now, shiny bonnets test in more controlled lighting:

Zaino Z2








***** Royale








Swissvax Best of Show








Autoglym HD Wax








Raceglaze 55








Collinite 915








And now just for fun, some random shots of the cars parked up - spotting a difference in pictures is nigh on impossible, in the flesh it was still practically impossible!...















Now, to the numbers... everyone attending was asked to rank the cars in order of preference, from 1 - 6 (7th, car with no LSP ignored)... this then gave the cars a points tally as follows:

1st = 7pts, 2nd = 6pts, 3rd = 5pts, 4th = 4pts, 5th = 3pts, 6th = 2pts

Here's how the cars scored - not everyone attending fully filled in a form, owing to not being able to see any difference at all... but these are the results we have:

Zaino Z2: 3rd, 2nd, 6th, 1st, 4th, 5th, 3rd, 5th, 4th, 5th, 4th = 46pts

***** Royale: 5th, 3rd, 1st, 6th, 5th, 1st, 3rd, 2nd, 6th, 3rd, 5th = 48pts

Swissvax Best of Show: 2nd, 5th, 2nd, 5th, 3rd, 4th, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 1st = 61pts

Autoglym HD Wax: 4th, 4th, 5th, 4th, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 6th, 3rd, 1st, 3rd = 47pts

Raceglaze 55: 6th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, 6th, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 4th, 6th = 42pts

Collinite 915: 1st, 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 1st, 6th, 3rd, 4th, 2nd, 6th, 2nd = 56pts



These are the accurate scores:

1st: Swissvax Best of Show = 61pts
2nd: Collinite 915 = 56pts
3rd: ***** Royale = 48pts
4th: Autoglym HD Wax = 47pts
5th: Zaino Z2 = 46pts
6th: Raceglaze 55 = 42pts


What I will say is this though - every wax recieved a whole variety of placings which leads me to believe personally that its all in the eye of the beholder and the above results while they show a little consistency for the top two, for the last four there's nothing but random variation. As one would expect.

Again, I stress these results and this test are purely for fun and no serious conclusions should be drawn.

Guys - its all in the prep!!

Last edited by Dave KG; 28-07-2008 at 12:18 AM.
Dave KG is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 12 Users Say Thank You to Dave KG For This Useful Post:
AlexTsinos (30-08-2011), Chris Dyson (31-12-2015), ChrisMEI (10-02-2015), Criptop (11-02-2015), gally (28-03-2011), james_death (12-09-2011), Miguelgomes (04-02-2010), Paul S (10-02-2015), RenesisEvo (05-12-2008), segkim2 (30-12-2015), tonyy (20-04-2012), willwander (10-05-2013)
Old 28-07-2008, 12:21 AM   #2
thehogester
PC Perfectionist
 
thehogester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 418
Thanks: 43
Thanked 72 Times in 64 Posts
Looked like a great day! Looks like everyone will be saving up for some BoS
thehogester is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 12:23 AM   #3
crazycallum
Washmitt Meister
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 228
Thanks: 13
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
yup, where can i get some best of show?
crazycallum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 12:46 AM   #4
Robbieben
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Robbieben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Co. Durham
Posts: 1,055
Thanks: 39
Thanked 100 Times in 86 Posts
Send a message via MSN to Robbieben
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave KG View Post

Guys - its all in the prep!!
I think we have said this before Dave


Great work by you all, sorry I missed it
Robbieben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #5
A21GAV
Washmitt Meister
 
A21GAV's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Midlands
Posts: 266
Thanks: 18
Thanked 24 Times in 18 Posts
Send a message via MSN to A21GAV
All look the same to me, lol
I just hope you get the reg plates back to the correct car, haha
A21GAV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 02:25 AM   #6
PJS
Master of Disambiguation
 
PJS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 8,016
Thanks: 32
Thanked 1,504 Times in 1,148 Posts
Send a message via AIM to PJS
Is it me, or are there only 11 scores?
Thought there were 20 people in attendance?
Surely there weren't 9 involved in the waxing on Saturday?
PJS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 07:40 AM   #7
Dave KG
Distinguished Detailer
 
Dave KG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Highland Perthshire
Posts: 28,585
Thanks: 271
Thanked 10,071 Times in 3,260 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by PJS View Post
Is it me, or are there only 11 scores?
Thought there were 20 people in attendance?
Surely there weren't 9 involved in the waxing on Saturday?
9 people could not spot enough of a difference to fill in the form.
Dave KG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 08:00 AM   #8
The Autowerks
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
The Autowerks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Slough, Berkshire
Posts: 1,044
Thanks: 55
Thanked 90 Times in 55 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave KG View Post
9 people could not spot enough of a difference to fill in the form.
myself and my other half being two of the above. couldn't see a difference in the flesh, and still can't see a difference in the pics.

they all looked good to me.
The Autowerks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 08:05 AM   #9
isherdholi
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
isherdholi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,519
Thanks: 155
Thanked 100 Times in 96 Posts
I was also one of the 9 who couldn't see a difference.

I thought Royale came 6th though? Or was that on the overall total, as opposed to just on looks?
isherdholi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-07-2008, 08:09 AM   #10
_daveR
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
_daveR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 1,024
Thanks: 104
Thanked 103 Times in 72 Posts
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by isherdholi View Post
I was also one of the 9 who couldn't see a difference.

I thought Royale came 6th though? Or was that on the overall total, as opposed to just on looks?
Dave can't add up

Good to meet you yesterday too mate
_daveR is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to _daveR For This Useful Post:
isherdholi (28-07-2008)
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors