best wax for pearl white

Discussion in 'Last Steps: Waxes, Sealants, and Coatings' started by metsfan, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. metsfan

    metsfan Birth of a Detailer

    Im looking for a wax and possibly a sealant as well that will make my white pearl with blue ghost pearl really pop and give lots of depth .

    heres what i have tried so far . from what worked best to least not counting durability though

    opt spray wax (brings pearl out like crazy and makes paint feel like butter but no durability)use every once in a while as a drying aid

    dodo banana ( made it yellowish and brought the white pearl out a little )

    colli 845
    vics mayhem
    autoglym hd

    The last 3 didnt do much but have good depth and look great on black . What to try next ?
  2. pektel

    pektel DB Forum Supporter

    rboe. /thread.
  3. Darkstar752

    Darkstar752 Horizon Detailing

    Menzerna Powerlock or another sealant IMO. Sealants are optically clear, so it won't mute the flake at all. I would at least try a sealant seeing as you've only tried waxes so far.
  4. 02blackout

    02blackout DB Forum Supporter

    I use sealant on lighter color cars. And sealant then wax on darker colored cars. I suggest Powerlock. FInal
  5. pektel

    pektel DB Forum Supporter

    actually, do this process: werkstat acrylic prime, then ajt x 2, then rboe. That would look awesome. On my pearl white dd, i just use rboe because I.m out of ajt and prime.
  6. Denzil

    Denzil Guest

    I would suggest Werkstat AJT.
  7. Emile

    Emile Welcome to Detailing

    Klasse AIO or Werkstat Prime and then top with Collinite 845. I did K-AIO/845 combo on my dad's boat and it made the white paint look great. And it makes sense since 845 is also a marine/RV wax and most boats and RV's are white.
  8. blackjz

    blackjz Jedi Nuba

    werkstat system looks nice on white...i ve tried swissvax glacier with satisfaction as well..for cheaper alternative, why dont you give opti seal a try?
  9. sal329

    sal329 Nuba Guru

    Duragloss 501 to clean then DG111, clearkote carnauba moose, dodo supernatural
  10. bigfoot

    bigfoot Jedi Nuba

    Opti-Seal for all metallic and colors with flakes
  11. BrendanS

    BrendanS Welcome to Detailing

    Autoglym HD on top of Powerlock! Check it out on an Ivory Pearl G35 here
  12. metsfan

    metsfan Birth of a Detailer

    Iv been wanting to try both powerlock and rboe for a while . Workstat system sounds interesting though . Do you think i should go with powerlock or the prime and jett trigger ? i gonna go ahead and get rboe for sure . I keep waiting cuz someone always has one for sale on here and i miss out by an hour or so lol . autoglym hd isnt very impressive on white imo .
  13. spK

    spK DB Forum Supporter

    I have a pearl white car and did the jeffwerkstat combo... to me, the pearl didn't pop as much but it made my car really white though.

    I had a combo one time that made my pearl spark but i forgot what it was :(
  14. co78

    co78 DB Forum Supporter

    another vote for jeffs werkstatt acrylic prime and AJT.
  15. metsfan

    metsfan Birth of a Detailer

    I just put in a order from autoworks and rubbish boys . Ended up going with werkstatt prime, AJT and Rboe .Hope it looks good . Whats the difference in the 4 different versions of prime ? I got the regular prime . I will be using ez creme under the prime .Is that ok ? Or should i use the ez creme over the prime then AJT and top with RBOE ?
  16. gthal

    gthal Two Bucket System Washer

    In my experience, the Werkstat products look great on white but I have always been disappointed with durability. Werkstat, in my experience, only lasts a couple of months at best and loses its slickness sooner. This was on a well prepped surface with Prime Strong followed by AJT x2.

    I now use Collinite 845 as it is easily twice the durability of Werkstat, WAY better slickness and beading, and IMO looks 95% as good on white. I use it exclusively now on my white M3 as durability is more important to me than anything else and, with 845, it looks great to boot!

    I so much wanted to love the Werkstat products (because AJT is so easy to use) and used them for about a year and a half and just could not get over the lack of durability. If I had stayed with AJT, I would have reapplied monthly to maintain protection which, over time, becomes costly.
  17. slanguage

    slanguage OD On Detailing

    werkstat ajt

    zymol concours
  18. christian900se

    christian900se Obsessive Detailer

    To get the most out of any metallic or pearlescent color, I think the most important thing is to get the prep work as perfected as you can get it. This is the results of a detail I just did on a hammered G35 after doing a one step polish with XMT360 and a coat of Collinite 915 which I find is excellent on metallic and pearlescent paints.

  19. metsfan

    metsfan Birth of a Detailer

    i hope the durabilty isnt to bad . Iv used colli 845 plenty of times and yes you cant beat the durability but i will sacrifice a little for the look im after . iv noticed 845 looks great on solid white or black but only decent on pearl whites .

    Yup i know its all in the prep and believe me my prep cant get much better . I dont have a IP g35 . its my own mixed color painted by me .Its a lot whiter than IP and has white and blue ghost pearl in it . Body lines turn blue in the sun .

    think prep is a issue ?Heres my car that im talking about .The closeups are without any lsp after wetsanding and 3 step correction . The pearl changes a lot . Btw i painted the car in the garage the pics are in !

  20. christian900se

    christian900se Obsessive Detailer

    Wow, that is a sharp looking car and I am not the worlds biggest fan of G35s. I will say that the thing that helps you get the best looking paint is the fact that your car is virtually orange peel free. That said if I was in your position, I would try the Werkstat Acrylic set personally.

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