Wanna know my secret wax for high end cars and how to get it cheap?

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  1. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Guru Reports recently tested 46 different waxes and only one got an 'A' for appearance. Not Meguiars, not Pinnacle, not Zymol and not Zainos (all got B to B+ scores). The wax that was top in appearance was P21S, a German wax developed by the same guy who developed Pinnacle Souveran (which runs $69.99 for 8 oz). P21S normally goes for $24.95 through high end automotive shops and on line car care outlets.

    The dirty little secret is that the same exact wax is sold at Harley-Davidson dealers under the name S100 for $14.95. The wax is the same, the container is the same except for the name of the product. The only reason I can think of it being cheaper is that one container could probably wax a bike more than 50 times, so the average bike owner would never come close to using a whole jar of it and probably wouldn't pay full price for something they will never use all of.

    The Harley dealers also sell the S100 paint cleanser which is a real good light polish. The cutting power seems to be between Meguiars Swirl Remover 2.0 and Show Car Glaze. That runs about $8.95, a dollar less than the P21S paint cleanser.

    Here is a little pic so you can see the shine you can get:

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    bright lights! :cool: very very nice shine
     
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    you just walk into a harley dealership and ask for ten cases of S100?
     
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    im off to the harley shop :bigthumb:
     
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    holy shit! that's a shine
     
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    thank you sir :bigthumb:


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    ONLY at the harley dealership?
     
  10. RedDemonSA

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    Tomorrow, I'm going to the Harley Dealership :cool:

    good looking out Mr Wax :bigthumb:
     
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    Should be at all motorcycle shops, and online
     
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    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    :cool: thanks, I've heard great things about P21S on Audiworld but I never bothered. There's a new Harley dealer close to here so I'll pick some up.
     
  13. Garage Battle

    Garage Battle "She sprayed the playa@#she sprayed the pimp#! OT Supporter

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    is it hand applicable? orbiter?

    also how long will a good coat last in semi-rainy conditions?

    p.s.
    thanks for the info!
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Other bike shops may carry it, but I would call first. From what I understand, all Harley Dealers carry the S100 line. The one by me had about 6-7 jars of it.

    BTW, each jar is 6.2 oz and should be enough to wax your car at least 25-30 times. It goes on like warm butter and practically wipes off. Easiest stuff to use evar and it won't turn trim white or leave any white crap in you emblems or between body panels.
     
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  16. thanks soo much scotty...
     
  17. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Apply by hand (see my previous post) and it should last a good 10-12 weeks if you wash properly (using a good car wash soap and NOT dish soap). It was one of the longest lasting carnuba waxes tested by Guru.

    BTW, it is so easy to use, you may find yourself waxing nearly every time you wash.
     
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    You need to redesign your website. Those pictures are almost terrible and you can't tell at all how well the cars have been polished and waxed.
     
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    it looks german
     
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    Thanks man! :bigthumb:
     
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    Here is the fender of a Bentley Continental SC with S100 applied:

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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    I LOVE YOU MAN!

    hell yaeh, a harley davidson just opened up out here. i'm keeping it all to my self :big grin:
     
  25. Steve Kerr

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    I wash my car 3-4 times a year.

    All of those being when it goes to the dealer for service...

    Is that bad?
     

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