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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:17 pm 
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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 :cool:

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 :wink: ... 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 :shock:

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 :lol:

... back to Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax. Lovely smell - banana :cool: 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 ... :D

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? :roll:
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:33 pm 
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Great write up how would you compare to Jetseal 109 and would you wax over it??

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CG Butter Wet Wax is a wax, so could go on top of JetSeal 109 with no problems

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Nice write up Paul as normal :cool: and it does look very wet . I've looked at this wax before and I think it would be the perfect partner for GC EZ Glaze with Acrylic Shine :-k. What do you think :?:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:32 am 
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Why is it everything you use makes your cars look like mirrors :?:

Top job mate, and superb write up. Thanks.

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I am still a little confused about what exactly Chemical Guys mean by a "one step" product. I said above that I read that as a product which is both a wax and a sealant.

First question about Chemical Guys Jetseal 109 - this product is a very strong and fast bonding sealant. Personally, I found the beading to be very poor but the look was very bright and reflective. I think if this was topped with Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax, it would add depth to the finish and not lose any of the brightness ... that, and address the beading issue.

Next, Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze - Yes! I think this would work very well. The Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax does not contain abrasives or cleaners, so will work as a layering product very well (this goes for the above product, too). I see this as a complimentary product in that it would prepare the surface well, getting rid of fine imperfections and give the wax the best chance of adhering and best looks with a prepared surface.

... damn! My big old brain has got going again and I can see a comparison test coming on when the light gets better:

Chemical Guys vs Autobright ... prepare with Car-Lack68 NSC and then one side Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze, Jetseal 109 and Butter Wet Wax, the other Autobright Purple Haze, Ultra Seal and Better Wax. Both should also have areas where the sealant is skipped and the wax applied on top of the glaze.

While I expect comparisons with looks and usage between the two products to be almost exactly the same, it might well show up how the Butter Wet Wax works on top a sealant and a glaze.

What I will say again about Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax is that so many waxes claim to give a shimmering finish and some do ... but not to this extent :cool:

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just a thought but if your not happy with 106 beading could you layer something on top of buttery wet wax which beads well like a dodo juice or collys 476 which i think wwould add again to the depth and gloss


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Paul stop all this testing now :wink: the potential cost on my C/card is :shock: :lol:
Only joking your always giving me ideas for what to try next. I really love the FK 1000P and that's mostly down too you. Topping the FK 1000P with DG Aquawax has really worked out great as well :D , sorry a little off topic :oops:

I'm now really temped :twisted: to get some Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax :wink:

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Nice review

I have been looking at trying a liquid wax in the summer - now I have read your review I think this might be the one.


One question - durability? I thought to try this in my next detail - polish with AG SRP, followed by CL68 LLS, then wax. Do you think Butter Wet wax will sit on 476s ok? I will put this down just for durability and gloss then maintain the wax thoughout the summer with Butter Wet Wax.

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I don't see why Butter Wet Wax would not sit on Collinite 476S. You get some warmth as well with Butter Wet Wax - I can see this being a really nice summer routine.

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Thanks Paul, its now one for the shopping list

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Ash wrote:
Paul stop all this testing now :wink: the potential cost on my C/card is :shock: :lol:
Only joking your always giving me ideas for what to try next. I really love the FK 1000P and that's mostly down too you. Topping the FK 1000P with DG Aquawax has really worked out great as well :D , sorry a little off topic :oops:

I'm now really temped :twisted: to get some Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax :wink:


LOL - The Banana smell sold me :lol:

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lord melch wrote:
Ash wrote:
Paul stop all this testing now :wink: the potential cost on my C/card is :shock: :lol:
Only joking your always giving me ideas for what to try next. I really love the FK 1000P and that's mostly down too you. Topping the FK 1000P with DG Aquawax has really worked out great as well :D , sorry a little off topic :oops:

I'm now really temped :twisted: to get some Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax :wink:


LOL - The Banana smell sold me :lol:


Don't start me on that smell stuff again, you know what happened last time Image :wink:

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Thanks for sharing mate.

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... if you like bananas, why not chuck on some pineapple beforehand?
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