Simply put, the Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax is one of my favorite waxes on the market! I have had it in my arsenal for a long time and it will always have a spot on my shelf. This wax seems to be misunderstood in the forum world and the famous saying, “it is what it is”, comes into mind when this wax gets overlooked. One of the things that can be looked as a downside of this wax is its durability and this is exactly where I believe that this wax is misunderstood. This wax was not designed for durability, instead it was designed for ease of use and visual enhancement, something I like to call a “Beauty Wax” or a “Show Car Wax”.
The Butter Wet Wax is a carnauba based liquid wax that gives a deep wet shine to any color car. A synthetic wax or sealant is certainly going to last longer, however this wax was made to shine. I use this wax the most in my shop by far and it is a people pleaser that is easy to use, while providing excellent results. I have found that the look and shine it provides is not only appealing to a detailing professional, but to many car care enthusiasts I know.
One of the most important features I like about this wax is it’s wipe on wipe off application (In the forum world this is referred as a “WOWO”). The benefit of a “WOWO” wax is you do not have to wait for the wax to haze or dry. As soon as you apply it, you can wipe it off and in a detailing environment this is a huge benefit in making waxing much more efficient. This “WOWO” wax also makes it beneficial to a car care enthusiast, making it much easier to wax his/her car before a car show/meet, cutting waxing time in HALF!
With all of that said, that is not the only efficient thing about this wax. In fact, there is another characteristic I like even more!
It is not just called “Butter Wet Wax” because it leaves a wet shine on your car, it is called Butter Wet Wax because you can APPLY IT TO A WET CAR! Yes, you read right, that is not a typo, or something I just discovered on my own. This method is actually recommended by Chemical Guy’s and this specific reason is why I ordered a gallon for my shop. At this point if you are a pro, car care enthusiast, weekend warrior, your eyes should be lighting up with the possibilities as did mine. Yes, that means after you wash your car you can apply it without having to thoroughly dry your car with multiple towels first, before moving along to waxing. You can combine your drying and waxing steps into one! This feature makes this wax a money maker that is easy and very efficient to apply. Below, I am going to explain my method of applying Butter Wet Wax to a freshly rinsed off washed car.
First, you are going to want to wash the car thoroughly.
After you are done washing your car and all soap is rinsed off, I like doing what I like to call a “Known Down Wipe”. That means I do a quick once over with a microfiber towel removing heavy excess water, leaving water streaks.
This takes no time and the goal is not to get a 100% dry surface, but instead to remove heavy excess water, If the car is properly maintained and sealed this method might not be necessary.
At this time, it is up to the user to apply the wax via hand application or via machine, both methods work great, I however enjoy the efficiency of a machine.
Now that I chose my method of application, I am ready to apply the wax. Apply 4 drops of Butter Wet Wax on a foam finishing pad to start.
Now it is time to apply the wax to the surface.
Spread the product on the surface to ensure even coverage.
Turn the machine on a low speed setting, make overlapping passes and apply a nice thin and even coat. If you are using a Porter Cable 7424xp, I recommended speed setting 4. If you are using the Griot’s Garage 6 Inch Polisher, like me here, I recommended speed setting 2.
Now, apply the wax to the entire car.
Like we mentioned earlier this is a “WOWO” (wipe on wipe off) wax, so after you are done applying it to the entire car, you are ready buff off.
After you wipe off the wax you will reveal a deep rich wet shine that is very tough to beat.
Here are some pros and cons of the Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax.
- Wipe On Wipe Off
- Easy Removal
- Little Product Needed
- Apply to Wet Car
- Does NOT Stain Trim
- Apply in Direct Sunlight
- Leaves Amazing Deep Wet Shine
- Smells Like Bananas
Although I did list durability as a con, this wax was not designed for longevity. It was however made for some serious shine! My recommendation is to have a base layer of a strong sealant, like the Chemical Guy’s Jet Seal or Menzerna Powerlock and after every other wash top it with Butter Wet Wax to improve durability and your vehicle’s overall shine. I use this method on my personal car and the amazing thing is the same amount of time and effort it takes to properly dry my car, I can wax it and only use 1 towel during this whole process.
By now you should see that Butter Wet Wax is a winner, it’s cost effective, easy to apply, and really does leave an unbeatable shine that can make a mirror envious. I own about every elite wax/sealant on the market and when my client wants shine, I always catch my self reaching for Butter Wet Wax. In my shop I always make sure it is in stock at all times and this wax can be beneficial to every professional and enthusiast. I highly suggest to give it a shot, it is very hard not to like this wax once you understand what it is all about!
I hope you guys enjoyed this, as this wax is one of my best kept secrets. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to do so in the comment box below!