What Really Is The Best Wax For Your Motorhome

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  1. rosalan

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    I found this test of various waxes that may be interesting

    Biggest Wax Test Ever
    Its taken some time in the making, and waiting for time allowance and the right day of weather hasn't helped things either.

    What I would like to start by doing, is to start by thanking those persons who have helped me in this mission.

    Jon - Epoch
    Alex - Serious Performance
    Ben - Rubbish Boys
    Dom - Dodo
    Mike - mickeystman
    Rob - Gleam machine
    Brian - Drive n Shine
    Dom - Meguiars

    What these guys help me to do was put together the following for this test:

    Swissvax Divine
    Swissvax Mystery
    Swissvax Best of Show
    Swissvax Concourso
    Swissvax Saphir
    Swissvax Onyx
    ***** Royale
    ***** Vintage
    ***** Glasur
    ***** Carbon
    Collinite 845IW
    Collinite 915
    Collinite 476s
    Nattys Blue
    Nattys White
    Rubbish Boys Orginal
    Rubbish Boys Dodo Juice
    Dodo Super Natural
    Dodo Blue Velvet
    Dodo Purple Haze
    Dodo Rainforest Rub
    Vic Concours (red)
    Autoglym High Definition Wax
    Finish Klare Pink Wax
    Espuma Revive
    Autosmart Cherry Glaze
    Meguiars NXT

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    First job was to get the horsbox washed with Activo:

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    Next job was to clean and prep the paint, using Duraseal and an MF pad. ALL done by hand!

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    Once the prep was done it was time to start marking out some test beds:

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    Each wax applied with a clean foam pad. Each wax left for 30mins to cure. Each wax removed with a clean MF cloth.

    Tape removed and glue lines left:

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    I have deliberately left the tape gaps and lines to help differentiate the areas for each wax. I aim to be checking the durability at the start of each month. I may even take a DW NW member on each occasion as witness.

    And final full scale shots:

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    Not a bad afternoon's graft!

    Best subscribe to this thread so you dont misss the updates! [​IMG]

    Update 26.7.08

    Well I finally got round to getting back and checking up on progress. Not the best day with the heat, but at least it wasn't doing the massive big fat rain we have had sooo much of since I applied all the waxes.

    The waxes have now been in place for one month. Pics of dusty Horsebox:

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    I firstly gave the area a rinse with the P/W before spraying a layer of Ph Neutral Snowfoam over for washing:

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    Then rinsed off and checked the various sections as I did:

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    A reminder of what is where:

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    So any has happened?

    Both Autosmart Cherry Glaze and the Espuma Revive have all but failed. There is some evidence of some remianing protection, but not enough that I could tell a csutomer their car had wax on it. We have our first two drop outs. This, if I am being honest, is exactly what I expected to see and thus confirms the rpogress to date and planned approach of comparing on the same panel area.

    The rest of the waxes are all much of a muchness, and will need more time to see how they perform. This is with the exception of three waxes awhich displayed a lessing level and I feel will be shown up at the next update end of August time.

    Updated Start of Sept 08
    Through July we have had some mega weather, huge downpours, then bright sunshine, great fot he pushing of the LSps and the waxes to test their determination against the elements.

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    Then washed and rinsed off. We now have a huge noticable area where a group of waxes have all failed:

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    So, lets confirm the state of play after two months.

    Month one saw Revive and Cherry Glaze drop out - as expected and so no shocks.
    This month we have said goodbye to:
    Finish Kare Pink Wax
    NXT Liquid Meguires
    Dodo Blue Velvet
    Dodo Rainforest Rub, and
    Dodo Supernatural.

    I have to say, I am completely shocked and would not have put any of these four to fail at the two month stage. Lets see what the next month brings!

    Iain

    slightly later than I would have hoped, but FD commitments must come first!

    So, 8.10.08 - end ish of month three.

    Drop outs? None to speak of.
    On the being watched very carefully list as things aint looking too healthy:

    1- Nattys White
    2- Nattys Blue
    3 - AG HD wax
    4- Swissvax Onyx
    and.....

    5- Collinite 476s!! I'm gob smacked to say the least!

    Lets see what end of Oct brings, I will try to be on track next time [​IMG]

    review number 4!

    Test start date 30.6.08. Reviews taken at 26.7.08, 1.9.08, 8.10.08 and today 1.11.08.

    Over the months I've watched these waxes moving and doing their work, and I was kinda hoping we'd be slowing down with numbers by now, the weather has become harder, so I'm finding time and effort more difficult. But, on with the show!

    Drop outs? no, we are still seeing protection from those remianing, although I have seen an increase in the number of waxes which must be watched very carefully at the next review. These include:

    NXT Paste wax
    Victoria Concours
    Nattys white
    Nattys Blue
    Z Royale
    Z Glasur
    Z Carbon
    Swissvax Onyx
    Swissvax Saphir.

    All wxes now stand at four months durability.

    I have watched the Nattys and Onyx from last month when they entered my watch list and they have deteriorated slightly, but are still protected for now.

    12.1.09

    OK guys, time has pasted, we have seen one of the coldest and longest periods of weather since 1986, apparently.....

    Review, 12th January 2009:

    The last review was start of Nov, and today was a huge task just to wash the horsebox, I used over 175 litres!

    Test orignally started 30th June 2008. Reviews took place at 26th July, 1st Spet, 8th Oct and 1st Nov 2008.

    After 6 and 1/2 months, the following waxes are still protecting the paintwork:

    Autoglym Hi Def
    Collinite 915 Marque D'Elegance
    Nattys White & Blue
    RaceGlaze 55
    Swissvax Divine, Mystery, BoS and Concourso
    Victoria Concours
    ***** Vintage and Glasur

    So there you have it, my final list of what lasted over six months in very extreme conditions too.
     
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  2. Mikey RV

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    Great thread thanks for posting all the info and going to all the effort. I am really pleased with your results as I use autoglyn HD wax myself and have used Autoglym products for years and am very pleased with them. So for me no reason to change. (y)
     
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    Wow what a good review
     
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    VERY Impressive!










    ( humor him...glad i've got a panel van that only needs a jet wash 2/3 times a year! if I can be assed:D)
     
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    Checking current prices using Google (there are of course specil offers.
    £19.95 Autoglym Hi Def
    £25,95 Collinite 915 Marque D'Elegance
    £13.95 Nattys White & Blue
    £47 RaceGlaze 55
    £20 Swissvax Divine, Mystery, BoS and Concourso
    £34 Victoria Concours
    Could not find***** Vintage and Glasur
     
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    Did you polish the horse as well?? :):)
     
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    Thank you for taking the time to carry out above test, very informative and something I have been reading up to establish what is the best wax so saved me a lot of time
    Excellent post, worth my tenner for this year alone(y)
     
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    properly not . but he did do his glasses and boots.
     
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    Cheshire creep...........................:whistle:
     
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    Thks toots, only live in Cheshire rather you call me a manc creep pls
    Lived in Stretford longer than I have in Cheshire :p
     
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    Great post thank you for taking the time always been a big fan of Collinite used to use it on my car .

    Paul
     
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    Some very rich Tories live in Stretford. (y)(y)(y)
     
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    We don't allow Rats to live amongst us
    Unfortunately Bollock chops GO not one of them, any Tory would be run out of town if they lived there plus no one there for them to make money out off(y)
     
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    Oh come on!! More 'rats' in Stretford then Salford. Try walking along Kings Road for instance, but make sure you leave your wallet at home.
     
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    Kings road mainly in OT might be some rats there, only the first bit at the quady in Stretford
    The old fellow from Salford, definitely no Tories there, unless there lost:D
     
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    rosalan

    Did you post this up on a detailing forum at some point as i have seen this somewhere before

    Good thread personally i use a lot of collinite then use a lsd on top :D

    You cant beat a nice bit of beading first thing in the morning on a damp day (y)
     
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    I did not say that I did the test, I found this test and thought it may be of interest. Sorry if anyone thought it was all my own work. The point is still made, whoever did the testing.
    I will try Nattys White and Blue after my Autogly and Maguires run out.
    Sorry again if I gave the wrong impression.

    Alan
     
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    Doesn't matter who did the test, you posted the info for which I am grateful
    No need for apologies, you said in your opening statement you had found the info (y)
     
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    All good info, unfortunately its a bit out of date as several manufacturers have reformulated since this test
     
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