Gyeon Q2 Wax Detail – Audi RS3by James Melfi
We have a new Gyeon product for 2021 and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, introducing Gyeon Q² Wax!
This new product is a marriage between ceramic coating technology and a familiar wax application method. This wax like formula incorporates fluorine and tech from Gyeon Booster, their advanced coating top coat. What you get from all this is a new age paste wax with outstanding water beading characteristics and enhanced durability over traditional carnauba based waxes.
To do my initial test of this wax I choose a well maintained Audi RS3. This car was about to head down to Georgia for a car show and we were tasked with making it look incredible. Let’s see what this wax is all about!
We started with a normal wash process with Dawn soap to strip any previous protection. All the intricate areas, jambs, engine and grilles were cleaned with Gyeon APC.
Since the vehicle was in nice shape and we weren’t going to be polishing the paintwork, we decided to skip the clay treatment and instead use Gyeon Iron This gives a light decontamination of the surface without the risking of marring.
The tires, lowers and wheel wells were cleaned with Stoners Tarminator to remove any browning and tar deposits.
Just before the wax application all painted surfaces received a wipe down with Gyeon Prep. This ready to use panel wipe removes oils and prepares the surface for any surface protection.
I couldn’t help myself, the B-Pillars needed a quick polish. Rupes Mini + Rupes Yellow Pad + Rupes UNO Protect – DONE.
Ok its wax time. For those of you that don’t know me, I’m a big wax fan! Click here to check out an article if you’re a wax junkie as well.
So with Gyeon, we have all come to expect great packaging. Gyeon Wax doesn’t disappoint in that category. The 200ml wax container comes alongside a plush white microfiber towel and a very unique wax applicator. The wax container itself is unlike anything I have seen. Think big deodorant stick. But I have to say this method of using wax is awesome. It’s always contained and allows you to spread the product thinly onto the applicator. Big deodorant stick, its the way to go!
The applicator is also pretty exceptional. It’s flat at the bottom and rounded at the top. It allows you to move the wax easily and get tight to panel gaps without inadvertently pushing wax into a crevice.
I set my timer for 30 minutes and applied the wax to the paint. It went on smooth and after the 30 minute cure time was just as easy to remove. It left a slick and glossy finish similar to that of a traditional wax.
The biggest take away for me was the wax container, which allows for such an easy distribution to the applicator. I also really enjoyed the shape of the applicator. I felt like I had much more control during the application.
The RS3’s other surfaces got the Gyeon treatment. We applied their new Ceramic Detailer to the glass and wheel faces while the tires got a healthy dose of Gyeon Tire.
This Nardo Grey RS3 was fully protected with a suite of Gyeon products and ready for the show. If you’re in the market for a new protection product I would definitely recommend giving Gyeon Wax a go!
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Geyon Q2 wax leaves a nice slick finish with carnauba like luster
has a nice fresh scent
user experience is great
your Audi came out nice looks great
If you did not have a coating and it needed a light polish…what polish, pad, process would you use to prep for q2 wax…to make it easy, same bmw but no coating! Thx wax is not dead!!
What kind of durability should we expect for Q2?
Hi James, You have completed many articles using an array of products now, which products do you like to work with the best and why? By the way, which products would last the longest and easy to apply as well. I guess you could say this could be several articles to complete the answers.
Thanks for the information, but I’m a little puzzled by your comment where you state
“The applicator . . . . allows you to move the wax easily and get tight to panel gaps without inadvertently pushing wax into a crevice”.
Are you applying the wax onto the paint directly or are you using a microfiber applicator first and applying the wax via the microfiber applicator?
Dave – I do apologize for any confusion there. At the end of the paragraph just before that sentence, James states, “The wax container itself is unlike anything I have seen. Think big deodorant stick. But I have to say this method of using wax is awesome. It’s always contained and allows you to spread the product thinly onto the applicator.”
James is applying nice and thin directly to the included applicator pad, then from the applicator pad to the paint.