Pinnacle’s Souveran Paste Wax is one of the premier automotive waxes on the market. It is known world wide for adding remarkable layers of gloss and depth. This pure carnauba wax can provide deep and rich reflections that will have you staring at the endless depth of your paint. Souveran Paste Wax excels on darker colors, such as black, blue, red, and is truly great on any other color light or dark. This carnauba wax will also protect your paint very well from the elements and road grime. This product has it all with ease of use, protection, depth and reflection. Whether you are a detailing enthusiast or a professional detailer this is the wax of choice!
Well said! After years of using P21S waxes, both the Concours and 100%, I have found a new favorite carnauba wax. Because I’m a big fan of using paint sealants, such as Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze or Blackfire Wet Diamond, due to the added durability, I haven’t had a chance to experiment with too many carnauba waxes over the years. I do frequently get a chance to test waxes, both new and old, but I never really got the chance to use one over a long period of time. That is, until I started using Pinnacle Souveran on a regular basis about 1.5 years ago.
Having only used it a few random times before that, I liked the wax but never really knew whether it was worth the extra $50-60 more than the P21S Concours I was using at the time. This time though, I started using it on a regular client’s vehicle every 4-6 weeks. The vehicle in question is a brand new Ferrari 458 on which I initially spent about 25-30 hours correcting the paint.
As with all waxes and sealants, I normally look at three main things… ease of use, durability and looks.
Application & Removal:
The Souveran wax is extremely easy to use. I’ll repeat what I said about P21S Concours wax in that it goes on “like butter” and comes off just as easily! Application is a breeze and the less you use the better. You can always add another coat if necessary, but if you put on one thick coat it might be a bit tedious to remove. For applying the wax, I use the DI Foam Applicator. I typically apply it to 3-4 panels and go back to wipe off with a plush microfiber towel when it slightly hazes. It doesn’t seem as oily as some waxes I’ve tried in that it wipes off very easily with only 1 or 2 parts of the towel. Doesn’t leave any streaking or hazing, only a shiny and protected paint finish.
Durability is neither good nor bad, rather average for a carnauba wax. I’ve seen as much as two months from a coat of wax and as little as 4 weeks, but I haven’t done any controlled testing such as giving vehicles the same amount of washes, with the same soap, etc. I’d say you can expect a good 5-6 weeks durability out of one coat and more with multiple coats. The 458 I mentioned above usually gets a coat of wax every 4-6 weeks and I’ve never seen the car with even the slightest hint of being unprotected. For more durability, I would recommend using something like Klasse Sealant Glaze and then topping it after a week or two with the Souveran to add a bit of shine and depth to the paint.
Having tried a few of the higher end waxes, as well as the P21S ones that are more budget friendly, I think Souveran is the way to go. Reason being, I can’t say that it looks any better or worse than a few more expensive Zymol and Swissvax waxes, but (maybe just in my eyes) it does provide a bit of a deeper look than P21S. Again, it might just be my opinion but I liked the looks of it a bit more over the P21S waxes. In addition, the smell is a lot better than the P21S waxes I used before it, so that’s definitely a big plus. Another great thing is that it doesn’t stain trim so a small mistake won’t cost you time trying to remove it.
As I said originally, Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax is my new favorite carnauba wax due to the slightly better look and ease of use compared to the P21S 100%, as well as the nice smell which never hurts. I can’t say whether or not it’s worth the extra $40 over the P21S 100% wax because the P21S is still a great wax and well worth the money, but for me Souveran has a slight edge and is what I use mainly. I still reach for the 100% quite a bit, but stick with Souveran for most detail work that requires a carnauba wax. I would easily recommend Souveran over the waxes in the $200-300+ category as it seems while the looks are extremely similar, the more expensive waxes are a bit harder to use, especially Zymol waxes.
As always, feel free to leave any questions and comments below and thanks for reading!