P21S has done it again by creating another outstanding product that detailers will love. P21S already has one of the premier carnauba waxes on the market (P21S Concours Carnauba Wax) and they have done an excellent job of creating a new wax (P21S 100% Carnauba Wax) with a superior shine. The gloss enhancing capability of this formula will make your paint look extremely wet with a rich and deep reflection. Brazilian carnauba wax is very desirable because it’s ideal for paint when you want the maximum shine. Previously using 100% pure carnauba wax was not possible because Brazilian carnauba wax is too hard to spread. Therefore the original P21S Carnauba Wax uses a mix of Brazilian carnauba wax and German waxes to help the product spread easier. However the team of engineers at the P21S headquarters in Germany have manipulated the composition of their new wax, P21S 100% Carnauba Wax, so it can be readily used by detailers. Applying a pure carnauba wax gives you the shine that other waxes are trying to create with formulas containing much lower levels of carnauba. P21S 100% Carnauba Wax will enhance the gloss of your paint like no other wax. After one application the wax will becomes very hard giving you that “hard candy” appearance and it becomes an excellent form of protection. This wax will help repel moisture, bird dropping, acid rain, pollution, contaminates and more. This wax will not stain most rubber and vinyl trim. The new formula also comes with a new applicator pad that is more durable and ergonomic. The new applicator fits perfectly inside the jar during storage and collects and distributes just the right amount of product during application. One jar should get you at least twenty applications when applied properly. Don’t accept any substitutes, get the best with the P21S 100% Carnauba Wax.
Being a big fan of P21S waxes and a long time user of their Concours Wax, which I reviewed in my P21S Concours Carnauba Wax Review, I immediately wanted to give the 100% a try. I wanted to see what all the hype was about and to compare it to the wax I reach for pretty much every time I’m applying a carnauba wax to a client’s vehicle. What I found was that I liked the 100% better in every way compared to the Concours. I felt it looked better, applied easier and durability was about the same or slightly better, but that may be subjective as I didn’t do any scientific testing.
Application & Removal:
The 100% wax felt a bit easier to both apply and remove than the Concours. Just to clarify, I don’t mean to say that the Concours wax is hard to apply in any way, simply that I feel the 100% is slightly easier to apply. The Concours feels a bit “harder” compared to the 100% in that it needs to be spread out a bit slower and over smaller sections in order to get even and thin coverage. On the other hand, the 100% wax feels more “liquid” in a way so spreading it out over a panel is a breeze. Removal process is pretty much the same from my experience so I find the two waxes equal in that regard. Letting the wax slightly haze without fully drying ensures effortless removal and a glossy finish. It also comes with a P21S applicator pad that works great at evenly applying a thin layer of wax, making application much easier than with other pads. In fact, I purchase many of the P21S Deluxe Wax Applicators to use with other waxes, and I also wrote a review on it Product Review: P21S Deluxe Wax Applicator.
Looks and Durability:
As I said above, the durability of the 100% seemed on par with other similar carnauba waxes. I get anywhere from 4 weeks on the low end to 7-8 weeks on the high end of the durability scale. From my experience, applying a couple coats works great at extending the durability a bit, but anything more than 2 coats seems like overkill.
As for looks, I find it provides a very clear and glossy finish. In my opinion, it is a bit deeper and sharper looking than the Concours wax, but that’s obviously highly subjective. Used on any paint it leaves a nice shiny, glossy and deep looking finish, but as with most quality carnauba waxes it works best with darker colors, such as black or dark reds and blues.
Simply put, this is one of the best waxes on the market, especially considering the price. It is only slightly more expensive than the Concours wax ($20-25) and a good $40 cheaper than the Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax, making it by far the best bang for the buck. In terms of looks and durability, in my opinion the 100% competes and beats many other higher end and higher price waxes, such as some Zymol and Swissvax, while still only costing a fraction of the price.
I have come to like the Pinnacle Souveran wax slightly more than the 100% but still use the 100% fairly frequently. I would mainly recommend this wax to someone who’s looking to upgrade from some $20-30 wax and is in search for something a bit better looking and/or easier to use. It is surely a great wax and one that I see myself using for a long time to come.
Hope this was informative enough and thanks much for reading!