Many thanks to Luke88 for lending me his pot to try out on our Classic 900 convertible.
Weighing in at around £60 for a 250ml tub, Capture the Rapture boasts fantastic looks albeit at the expense of a short life. That last part is not really a problem to detailing enthusiasts, since we'll be smearing something or other over our cars with a greater frequency than most ... four weeks is stated. I wonder exactly what that means.
Watermelon pink in colour, soft, slick and with a citrus scent not dissimilar to pink grapefruit, this is certainly a nice wax to hold, open and sniff, even with the chemical whiff still present.
On a car ...
Washed and dried, my car has a coat of Dodo Juice Iron Gloss might well be excellent in terms of protection, but not the look I'm after. I like waxes.
It's also about the time of year that I like to get a deeper oily wax on the car making most use of the new spring sun. I usually opt for Victoria Wax. With that in mind, this wax is not a million miles away.
Very oily. Very oily, although not to the extent of, say, Migliore, but certainly has a long play time and spreads ... and spreads ... and spreads ... and can be levelled up and re-fashioned for minutes afterwards.
Instructions are to remove 1-3 minutes after application, so much like Victoria Wax, then ... although this is where the similarities end, of sorts. This wax needs a wipe, then a buff and later a second buff to remove the last of the oils. It's not a bind, just have one towel to remove the most of it, another towel to buff up and then later a fresh towel to go around the whole car removing any oil hologramming, which does happen ... even if the blurb says it won't.
Application was easy. Removal was straightforward. Not as easy as a Dodo Juice core wax, but better than many out there.
Looks? Really nice! His 22 wax is mega-glossy! This, deep, and certainly achieves what he set out to achieve with it. Bravo!
Now, it's raining and there are some lovely beads welling up. Wax as it should be.
So, easy to apply, unproblematic to remove and looks great, beads great ... might need a little help with a carnauba QD after each wash but so what?
Good wax and 7/10 from me.
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... this last picture shows just one little problem. It's one I've seen before with oily waxes, an issue I've seen with my own homemade wax. Towels with just a little fluff on can have that fluff trapped in the wax. Buffing does not remove it. My cure is to use chilled water and a microsuede towel ... or just wash it off in a week once the oils have given up all the solvents.
It's a little niggle, not really going to be seen on most paints, but flat black ... flat single stage black can be a diva.