Metallic Polish Wax = PolishWax

Discussion in 'Car Detailing Product Discussion' started by Michael @ einszett, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. Michael @ einszett

    Michael @ einszett DB Certified Manufacturer

    Metallic PolishWax has been a staple for many of our detailers. It's an easy polish and wax in one that offers outstanding depth, gloss and durability for a one-step.

    But the name has always caused confusion. Is it a metal polish? Is it only for metallic paint? :shead:

    So we decided that we had to simplify it and drop the name "Metallic". Same product just shortening the name.

    Why is it even called Metallic PolishWax?

    Well, it started in the early 80s when metallic paint was introduced. It became an alternative to the harder single stage lacquer paints of that day. Metallic paint was a two stage process that involved a softer clear coat on the top to protect the metallic flakes in the pigmented coat. Because Paint Polish (green can called Lack Politur in Germany) was formulated for the harder lacquers, we needed a polish that was gentler on the new softer clear coats going on metallic paints. Hence, Metallic Polish was born. Metallic Polish was eventually enhanced with carnauba and polymer waxes in the early 2000s changing the name to Metallic PolishWax.

    Of course today both Paint Polish and Metallic PolishWax are both safe on clear coats (single stage is virtually non-existant today). With that disparity no longer existing, the name Metallic really doesn't serve a purpose.

    You'll see the name on the 500 ml/ 16.9 oz make its way on to the shelves in the coming months (if you haven't already seen it) and eventually the dropping of 'Metallic' will take effect on the 1 liter and 5 liter.

    Here's the new label


    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!
  2. slanguage

    slanguage OD On Detailing

    Do you sell 1L bottles of GlanzWax?
  3. Michael @ einszett

    Michael @ einszett DB Certified Manufacturer

    No, not yet. That's next on the list! :thumb:
  4. slanguage

    slanguage OD On Detailing

  5. acc1079

    acc1079 Guest

    Thanks for the info on this.
  6. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Guys this product is great we have used it in just about every winter detail thus far. Customers can't believe their eyes!
  7. michakaveli

    michakaveli Welcome to Detailing

    Phil, do you like to use this for customers seeking a simple wash, and wax, assuming the PolishWax has some light "Cleaning" properties, as it is deemd a polish. i.e., similar to some using products like Mernzerna PO85/87, but without wax?

  8. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    correct! its amazing stuff.

    87 is in my opinion a different category.
  9. Dangler

    Dangler Birth of a Detailer

    I have a larger can of this stuff, and have used it with a lot of success on my car and some customer cars. Its easy to use, and remove. And saves a lot of time (which means more profit). Its great for those customers not looking for a paint correction level of detail, instead just looking to clean up the paint surface and get it ready for winter.

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