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 Post subject: Simoniz Original Wax
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Simoniz - "the" name in car care products since 1910 and coined the term "Simonized", which could be applied to cars that had been given the Simoniz treatment.

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This is the re-release of the original car wax ... and after application, I don't think they've changed much :wink:

You get 150g of wax in a tin about the same size as a Meguiars #16 tin. The wax is hard and when rubbed with a finger releases its scent - solvent and carnauba are both very present. There is nothing else in there to mask the scent, which is good - the carnauba scent is really nice and the solvent not too strong.

The product is made in the UK and the "tin" is actually tin and recyclable. I should have got a hint from waxing the tin lid last night ... removal was a pig and REALLY needed some buffing. It does say on the tin not to allow the product to dry, but you do need to be quick - this is practically a WOWO wax: Wipe On ... Wipe Off

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WOWOBQ!!! Wipe On ... Wipe Off ... Bloomin' Quick :shock:

Application is easy enough - just rub a foam pad in the tin and wipe over the paint.

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... a promising product and we'll see how it fairs. I did have high hopes, but in the end it is a cheap wax and nowhere near the calibre or class of Autoglym HD Wax, to compare to another legacy manufacturer releasing a paste wax. What I will say is that the look is glossy and the surface really feels to be protected by something - you can definitely feel it there on the paint.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:32 pm 
is this for sale in halfords.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Only from the finest retailers ... of legacy products :wink:
Yes, Halfords £7.99 ... it'll be in the supermarkets before long, I'm sure.

The key thing is, DON'T LET IT DRY!!! Treat it like Bilt Hamber Auto Balm and you'll be fine. In fact ... the feel of the paint afterwards is not dissimilar :-k

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:41 pm 
sounds promising :)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:55 pm 
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hmmm interesting

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:13 pm 
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This might be one to watch out for other reviews imo :) .


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:27 pm 
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Nice review, very interesting indeed :D

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Interesting to see this on the shelves, I thought Holt where moving toward liquid wax range, the "MAX WAX " -
http://www.holtsauto.com/products/group/valeting/waxes

Keep us informed on the durability.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:36 pm 
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Apparently the Quick Shine isn't too shoddy.

Yeah, I'll leave that wax on the sides for a few more weeks, at least. The top panels are part of a longer term review anyway and I don't really want to be fiddling much before a light correction in spring.

In the end, guys ... as I said, it's a cheap wax. Don't expect more than that. Used, as prescribed, it goes on and comes off ... eventually :wink: It is a lot better than almost everything at the cheap, legacy end of the market give or take the odd gem.

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Watch this space for durability, the Saab is looking smooth Paul.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:03 pm 
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This wax saw the sides of the car through some pretty filthy weather. I have removed it today with a quick polish and a new wax applied. I have been very impressed with how it has resisted road filth, grimy salt spray and so on ...

The look is not so hot, being more glossy than deep although that is fine on some finishes and the beading was short lived which is okay on the sides of a car, but top surfaces would look lacking after a couple of weeks compared to the waxes that we like to use. The shape became irregular which might be more to do with the waxiness in the shampoo I was using not being a perfect partner for this wax.

I have it on the wheels of the black car now and will be applying it on my white car soon as a side by side against Finish Kare 1000P :!:

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