Finding a good quality carnauba wax can cost you thousands of dollars. Not because the wax costs $1000, but because you’ll spend that much experimenting with different waxes in order to find “the one”. The waxes you purchase for experimenting purposes are usually sold to other enthusiasts or kept on the shelf to be used on some occasions. I’m happy to say that P21S Concours Carnauba Wax fits neither of those categories.
I came across P21S Concours wax years ago and started using it both by itself and also along with Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze. I immediately fell in love with the wax, for a number of different reasons…
The wax comes in a very sleek, nicely sized jar that feels good in your hands. The jar is also very well decorated and gives off a professional look that most waxes under $50 do not offer. Once you open the jar, you will find a small, soft applicator pad and some short, but thorough, instructions on how to use the wax. The applicator is a bit too small for my hands (I’m 6’-2” and have large hands though) but it works very well by absorbing a lot of wax and evenly distributing it onto the paint.
Application & Removal:
In short, it goes on “like butter” and comes off just as easily! Application is a breeze and it definitely follows the saying “less is more”. As mentioned above, the small applicator pad works wonderfully well. After the initial few swipes to get some wax onto the pad, very little extra is needed to keep applying on the different sections of the paint. The pad glides smoothly along the paint and leaves an even, thin layer of wax. In most cases, it actually seems like you’re applying a liquid sealant instead of a paste wax! That’s how easy the application is with the P21S Concours wax. Due to its easy and light application, the 6.2oz jar lasts quite a long time. I still have some that are 3-4 years old, and I use it on almost every car I detail.
Removal is just as easy, if not easier since you don’t get any wax on your hands as you sometimes do during application. Simply wait for it to dry up a bit, then buff off the residue with a clean microfiber towel. You may have to experiment once or twice to see what the best drying time is for the wax, as well as how different variables like temperature affect the drying time, but that’s normal with any wax or sealant out there. I have never run into an issue of it drying too much and being hard to remove, nor was it a pain to deal with when I started buffing it off too early.
Looks and Durability:
Another great thing about the P21S Concours Carnauba Wax is the warm, deep and glossy look it leaves on the paint, regardless of the color. I mostly use the wax alone on darker colored cars as I find it provides the depth and gloss that everyone’s after for the paint on their vehicle. However, I also use it quite a bit as a layer on top of Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze. After using KSG for the amazing durability, I apply a coat or two of P21S Concours wax for the added depth and protection.
On its own, the wax easily lasts 5-6 weeks, depending on driving patterns and the local conditions (rain, temperature, sun, etc.), which is very good for a carnauba wax. It leaves a very nice and slick surface that beads up quite well and protects the paint from the usual adversaries, like bird droppings, water spots and bugs/tar/etc.
I honestly can’t say a single bad thing about the wax. It does everything a wax should and it does it very well! Application is extremely easy and the applicator pad, which is conveniently stored under the jar cap, makes applying the right amount of product a breeze. Removal is quick and simply requires a few clean microfiber towels, which should be turned and folded often for best results. The wax leaves a great, deep look on any color paint and has great durability for a carnauba wax. Another great thing about it is that it won’t stain trim like many other carnauba waxes do, so it’s very forgiving if you go over some trim during application. Overall, I think it’s an amazing wax, which is why I use it every chance I get!
Please feel free to leave any questions and comments below, and as always, thanks for reading!