Hi guys ... I have had a bottle of Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax sent to me and I must say that I have been wanting to try this for some time. As a product, it sounds gorgeous and hints at the promise of an oily wet deep finish.
I'm very pleased to say it does exactly that
I already have a product in my cupboard that I thought this would be very similar to - Detailing World Wet Wet Wet Wax - and I do believe that product to be a like reworking of Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax.
Before using the product I made a good search of the internet and came up with very little material written. What I did find was little more than the blurb on the Chemical Guys website - the product is a single step LSP with no cleaners and no abrasives. That makes it ideal for layering, but I do wonder what they mean by a "single step" product if it is not a cleaner wax or a polish with wax? Maybe the blend of carnauba and polymer resins makes it both a sealant and a wax ... and that's probably what they mean; that there is no need to go with a sealant underneath.
Surface prep? The car was washed with one of my exclusive blends of shampoo
... which contains at least some Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss. Dried off with a chamois and then I applied a layer of a product new to me - Lucas Liquid Polish, which is a curious product in that it's not actually a polish in my mind. After first use, I understood exactly what it is and where it fits in. High in petroleum distillate content (you can smell it) and low in just about anything else, it acts as a very good cleaner and degreaser - almost like a blend of Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection mixed up with a reasonable hit of Tar Remover
It'll fit in my routine well anyway, what with me trying out new products all the time ... I can get the old ones off in a snap with this product
... back to Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax. Lovely smell - banana
which is present throughout application. It spreads well and can be worked for a good length of time with no hint of "balling up". I did hear it creaking
as it started to dry which indicated to me that I had probably spread it about as far as it would go.
Left to cure for about ten minutes and it buffed off with tremendous ease using a EuroW deep pile towel. Superb!
Was it buttery? Well ... yes ... ish
... not as much as Autobright's 'Better Wax' which is sold as a "buttery wet wax".
Is it wet? Sure is
Looking from an upstairs window it shimmers, too. I know a lot of products promise that, but few have delivered this kind of shimmer.
Is it wax? Probably ...
In a word, it does what it says on the tin and IMO a much underrated product, going by how little it has been written about.
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/chemi ... d_141.html
Oh ... you want a picture, don't you?
Go on, then ...
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/sw ... CF0388.jpg