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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:12 pm 
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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.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:45 am 
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Good review Paul. :D

Interesting comment you made....'looks v's longevity'. So definitely a summer wax to consider.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:59 pm 
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ok, so here's a few pictures of capture the rapture i have...

this is how the wax looks, i gave it a quick swipe with my finger to feel the texture...
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Hmm quite firm but definately oily.

this next picture was taken after one swipe over the wax to load a sonus pro applicator....
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suffice to say that the single swipe was enough to cover my bonnet without having to load my pad again.

here's a picture that shows its reflectiveness....
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Crisp,Sharp and Deep. what more can you ask for?? :cool:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:04 pm 
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... couple of beading shots from the overnight rain.

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Lovely job.

The oiliness in the wax does exactly what it sets out to achieve - depth, wetness and some crazy water behaviour, but, as Bouncer himself says, at the cost of longevity. It's a show wax, and does that very well.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:18 pm 
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it'll make for a nice summer wax easily, i've seen a good 6 weeks from it so far and it's still going well, basics of bling works great with it...

i've not even used a QD on it yet, but like i said paul i can see it working well with red mist or possibly even acrylic spritz

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:32 pm 
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First maintenance wash ...

Washed with TPB's shampoo ... 1:1900 concentration ... yes, 5ml in a 10L bucket!

Washed the near opaque salt layer off and ...

Well, I think the wax has faired pretty well actually. It re-beaded, re-shined and looked pretty damn good.

Luke (who leant me the wax) asked me to find a good QD to compliment this wax and I think I've found it: Serious Performance Show Detailer.

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Luke - I've got some concentrate of this QD. I'll pack you off with a generous amount to make up a good bottle worth next time you fly through. Have you tried the Vic's yet? Have you had the weather to?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:44 pm 
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Evening mate, managed to put one layer or coNcours on mate, but weather and time has stopped plans to put another layer or two on the bonnet,

The original plan was to do the bonnet with concours and the wings with collectors, the wings havnt had collectors applied yet, I'm hoping the weather is good this weekend so I can get it done,

I have noticed that the bouncers gives a much deeper look on mine over the concours... That's something I can live with though, concourse may last longer although bouncers is so easy to apply.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:49 pm 
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They are very similar waxes in terms of application ...CTR is a good wax. I find Vic's to last maybe 4-6 weeks and so enjoy it as a first smear come spring. CTR has a similar lifespan. Spring is about using the new light to enjoy a wax that delivers a great depth but also shines ... CTR does this.

Maintain with a good "show detailer" ... and fresh coat at 3-4 weeks.

For a detailing enthusiast, it's a really nice wax to use.

Hopefully the weekend will be good to try out the other Vic's. Collectors does have a good shine.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:52 pm 
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paul, i've been thinking, have you tried dodo juice carnauba QD with CTR???

it seems like it would suit it perfectly...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:27 pm 
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... you mean Carnauba Glaze? Not yet ... that's my plan for the next wash. I also have a hybrid from Serious Performance, their Carnauba Spray Wax, although that is (as the name suggests) more a spray wax than a QD.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:32 pm 
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yeah carnauba glaze, it'll be good to see the resulting finish from it...

i've got a plan for a summer routine with CTR, just need to find the QD for it...

all part of enjoying a new wax i suppose

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