Fresh into the CYC shop:
http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/valet ... d_580.html
... and fresh onto my car
I joined into a group buy over on DW for the tub of wax only to find that CYC got it into the shop pretty much the very next day. Too slow, guys, but it is a damn fine product and I think you'll be selling a lot of it.
You get a 100ml tub which is sufficient for about 30 cars. Upon opening the tub, you are met with a nice creamy-looking wax, both in terms of consistency and colour. Smell? Nothing much to talk about there. It smells ever so lightly of solvent, but nothing much else ... way less than, say, Collinite and while more than a mere nuance, it is not at all obvious.
When you touch the wax, it melts almost immediately into a little pool the consistency of cold Vaseline. Kind of cool and shows that this hard wax will not doubt be really easy to get out of the tub and will spread well.
Let's see ...
I prepared my usual test panel (yes, the boot of the black car) with Car-Lack68 NSC, left to haze and wiped off pretty much straight away. I want the cleaning capabilities and not necessarily the sealant from the Car-Lack68 NSC product at this stage.
Foam pad, wipe into the pot, wipe onto paint ...
Wow! That spreads well
A little bit goes a long LONG way ... and I mean a long way ... Dodo Juice Purple Haze kind of long way
The product does not dry quickly and there is plenty of time to go over something the size of a boot, or half a bonnet and then go over in neat lines evening up the finish.
The instructions say to spread with a foam pad and wipe off. I presume they mean there should be some curing time in there ... or straight off, like Bilt Hamber Auto Balm
I left it to cure and after it was well and truly passing the swipe test having sat for about 20 minutes, I buffed it off with a EuroW deep pile towel.
Buffing was a doddle and much akin to their Liquid Carnauba Paste Wax. Over on DW, a review by Epoch showed some really nice beading and a very slick surface that wicked water away easily. I did pour some water over and I'm pleased to say that this wax is everything you'd expect and none of the let down that I had from their Liquid Carnauba Paste Wax.
In the pot and in use, it reminded me very much of Collinite 915 but more spreadable. In fact, it was VERY much like my own remix, Collinax
Colin Who? http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/forum/vie ... php?t=5747
... but more so
Pictures? Of course:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/va ... CF1551.jpg
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/va ... CF1552.jpg
The look, as you can see, if very glassy ... or at least I hoped the picture would show that off. I try to take pictures that show off the effect rather than what you actually see, which is near impossible IMO. If you layered some P21S/R22 on top of Collinite 476S you'd get this look.
A single bead
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/va ... CF1555.jpg
... and finally, that bright, deep look you're well used to on my black car:
http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/va ... CF1562.jpg
I really enjoyed it and hope to do the rest of the car at the weekend. I'm not sure I'll be the best person to verify the 3-12 month durability, but no doubt we'll hear from others who do longer term tests with this wax.
Those who have it, have fun ... those who don't - it's well worth trying out.