I've decided to stick with carnuba instead of switching to a synthetic or polymer. I've used Griot's on my EB MCS, but would like something easier to apply. I've read good things about P21S, and Blitz. I'd REALLY like to hear from some carnuba freaks out there...what's your poison?
Electric Blue w/ Sport Package...first "S" delivered in Maryland (5/10/02)
I've been everywhere but the electric chair...I've seen everything but the wind.
I know people that use P21S and I can't believe how easy it is to apply. It's even easier if you don't let it haze completely. It is only slightly more work then quick detailing your car.
I use zaino, but if I used carnuba it would be P21S. I still might switch to P21S during the summer then back to zaino for the winter. I'd do this because in the summer i don't mind waxing every 3-4 weeks, in the winter I'm going to stretch it out as long as possible. The P21S would need to be reapplied every few weeks, whereas the zaino can literally go months. So maybe next summer I'll try P21S.
Ken as an FYI, P21S is rebottled and sold exclusively at Harley Davidson dealers as S100. While the P21S people have not admitted this to me. A lot of people I know that use P21S tell me they are really similar in every way. Well except the price S100 is cheaper and you can pick it up locally. Not many places carry P21S retail.
I'd try both P21S and Zymol Carbon or one of the other zymol products...and compare them...both are great carnubas...but try for yourself and you will see differences between them and you will find one that you like best....one note - don't by zymol in the store - it generally is turtle wax crap - order it right from zymol...the stuff you get direct is a 100 times better....but when your on the zymol site - don't get tempted with any of the $1,000 tubs of wax.....hehehehe
Gees I know what you mean...it's very easy to get carried away, luckily Mr Bank Manager (i'm not being sexist my bank manager is a man(I think)) wouldn't let me!!!
One thing tho is on the Zymol UK site they say that the Zymol stuff in the shops over here isn't made by turtle wax it's just distributed by them(or something like that). But I still agree that the products direct from them are a lot better!!!
Has anyone on this forum tried Collinite products?
I've been a big fan of their #885 (Marine) Paste Fleetwax for years, both as a retailer and end user; but have never had the opportunity to work with (or sell) their automotive waxes. (FYI...Collinite's website says that their #915 Marque D'Elegance is "formulated from the highest-ever concentration of pure Carnauba waxes.")
be careful about going for the highest carnuba content waxes. carnuba is just one portion of a good natural wax. too much carnuba can affect the tint of the paint, durability, makes it hard to apply, stains trim etc. you need to evaluate all facets of it.
oh and another FYI P21S/S100 does not stain black plastic trim or rubber, which is a huge time saver on our cars!
make sure you get the zymol "cleaner wax" and not the polish. it goes on so easy if you do it often or on a new car. if your not gonna wax every month, don't bother with the caranuba. stick with some of the synthetic stuff. looks good and hard as a rock. just not as good.
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