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#1 Jscort98

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:49 PM

My dad found this bottle of Formula 1 Carnauba Gold wax at some store for $2.50.
It's the third product down
http://www.formula1w...rnaubaWaxes.htm

Is it any good?
And can I apply this as often as I need to because it is Carnauba and not synthetic?

#2 Wolf-Strong

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:55 PM

Try it out and let us know how you like it.

#3 Jscort98

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:56 PM

I tried it on my moms mercedes but I don't really have anything to compare it to. I guess the paint looks good. It looks pretty good anyway. I'll go try it on my car quick.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:07 PM

My dad found this bottle of Formula 1 Carnauba Gold wax at some store for $2.50.
It's the third product down

http://www.formula1wax.com/html/carnaubaWaxes.htm

Is it any good?
And can I apply this as often as I need to because it is Carnauba and not synthetic?


looks similiar to the Kit brand...
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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:08 PM

My dad found this bottle of Formula 1 Carnauba Gold wax at some store for $2.50.
It's the third product down

http://www.formula1wax.com/html/carnaubaWaxes.htm

Is it any good?
And can I apply this as often as I need to because it is Carnauba and not synthetic?


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looks similiar to the Kit brand...
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#6 Jscort98

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:18 PM

I just searched the forums and found a thread from a few years ago. Some guy said Formula 1 is the import version of that. So is Kit any good?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:26 PM

I just searched the forums and found a thread from a few years ago. Some guy said Formula 1 is the import version of that. So is Kit any good?


can't speak for the F1, but i've seen the kit brand sold at autozone for pretty cheap. i personally would just use something else (there are other great OTC options), but then again... you can always try it out for yourself and see if you like it...

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

Kit wax is actually version of a SC Johnson Wax product, from my home town. The auto products division was sold to another company. My brother was the auto chemist there for many years, recently retired. I have tried many of there products. Kit puts a nice shine on, but no real depth. Not a product I would use for customers. You have to remember they are out there to make money (like any company) but are not into the high end auto waxes and polishes. But like I stated, nice shine. Durability is about the same as most products.

#9 Jscort98

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:53 PM

alright thanks guys. Another question. Can I put a coat of this stuff over some Meguiars NXT gen spray wax to make the shine better?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:58 PM

alright thanks guys. Another question. Can I put a coat of this stuff over some Meguiars NXT gen spray wax to make the shine better?


the spray wax would be a topper on an existing coat of wax to help futher it's protection...

#11 Alfisti

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:18 AM

Yes, Formula 1 is the internation version of Kit. Here's the Northan Labs parent company: Northern Labs - Consumer Products

I bought a tub of the paste wax some time back to try it. The 'paste' wax is more of a cream - very unusual. Looks a bit like cold-cream women use to use on their faces at night.

I was quite impressed by it actually. The 'paste' version was sooooooo easy to apply and remove it was ridiculous. Much easier than NXT and spreads a loooong way. One small dab on the applicator and you can do half a panel. It also comes with an excellent foam applicator - one the best I've seen.

Considering the texture of the 'paste' I can't imagine it contains much carnauba. Its definitely a carnauba/polymer blend, like most OTC 'carnauba' waxes.

It left a very nice clear wet finish. Slickness was good and durability average. But it was so easy to use you could re-do your car in 15 minutes.

Here's the link to Mosca's review: http://autopia.org/f...light=kit mosca

Some differences I experienced:

Tom said it contains no cleaners - the tub says it does. I would say they're quite mild.
Tom found it a little harder to remove than me. I did it about 75 F temps and applied whisper thin.

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#12 truzoom

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 09:38 AM

I use the Kit Scratch Remover often as it is cheap and does the job.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 10:25 AM

I use the Kit Scratch Remover often as it is cheap and does the job.


+1

This product (along with a knowledgable buddy that used to work on a Mitsubishi Paint Line , some touchup paint and wetsanding) got me through an unfortunate keying incident and gave me the detailing bug.




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