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40 comments on Product Review: P21S 100% Carnauba Wax

  1. Bob B says:

    Thanks Ivan for this product presentation, can this wax be removed using a machine? Thanks.


    • Ivan Rajic says:


      I’m sure it’ll be fine to remove the wax with machine, but I was never a big fan of doing so because it requires using some sort of microfiber bonnet over a foam pad. This wouldn’t be an issue if I didn’t have to replace the microfiber every half panel or so as there’s wax that saturates the microfiber and makes it worthless in removing more wax.

      That said, I prefer to do all wax and/or sealant removal by hand as I have more control and can easily go over a section that has some leftover wax.

      Hope that helps!

  2. Jack says:

    Hi Ivan.i have a black jeep.Would this b a good recommendation ?
    My jeep has mild surface scratches I would like to get rid of.Would u suggest this product?
    Something else?should I get paste or liquid?what I’m trying to do is get the best shine on a black vehicle and also remove minor surface scratches and marring

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      Hi Jack,

      This would definitely work well for the black Jeep. If you’re looking to get rid of scratches or swirl marks, you’ll need to look into an actual polish because the wax won’t remove any swirl marks and it doesn’t have much filling ability to hide them.

      Hope that helps.

  3. Jack says:

    Ok so I put wax on first,then a coat of polish?i put the wax on once a month because of weather conditions and its a daily driver vehicle,and because it pure carnauba,which generally doesn’t last long.What polish would u recommend?

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      No not in that order. When I say polish I’m talking about a pure polish intended for correcting paint, whether by hand or by machine. Normally, if you have any swirl marks in the paint, a machine polishing is required to remove the swirl marks. By hand you can usually slightly improve swirl marks and get rid of oxidation, etc., but it’ll be a lot of extremely tiring work. It can also get dangerous as you may put some concentrated pressure with a finger or two and remove a bit too much clear coat by rubbing the paint by hand, so I’d recommend either investing in products to attempt the polishing yourself, or taking it to a good detail shop for the paint correction.

      In short though, you’ll want to use the polish to get some correction and improve the surface scratches and marring, then protect it with a coat of wax or sealant.

      Hope that clears it up a bit.

  4. Jack says:

    Will meguirs or mothers products be good or do u think another brand would b better?

  5. Jack says:

    Thanks.So the detailer probably is the best bet?

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      Yes I would say a good detailer is probably your best bet unless you want to get some products and give it a shot yourself. I say GOOD detailer because a bad one can easily make the finish on your car even worse and not only will you waste money paying him, but you’ll be also spending money or time to fix it after the bad detail.

      As for the Meguiar’s polish you used once before, I believe it’s a typical over the counter polish that will lightly bring out more shine. I don’t think that polish is aggressive enough for you to have damaged your clearcoat unless you used it with a lot of pressure or with an abrasive pad.

  6. Jack says:

    I used meguires deep crystal polish once before it says its a polish designed to bring out shine.I put it on by hand then the wax.u dont think I would have done any damage to clear would you?This polish was a shine and luster polish basically not a paint correction polish

  7. Jack says:

    Thanks Ivan I will do the detail thing.I have a good shop nearby.
    But would would you recommend in between detailing to use to remove any if they appear?and what would b the procedure?

  8. Ivan Rajic says:


    You’re bound to get swirl marks eventually, so what I recommend all my clients is to bring the car in about once a year for light polishing to improve the paint and eliminate lighter swirl marks. I wouldn’t recommend doing anything in between unless you use the proper machine, pads and polishes and have some experience with them.

  9. Jack says:

    Sounds good. truck is about 8 months old has minor marring on.
    I’m from pa weather is tough and it’s an every day driver.This normal?have all the right stuff two bucket system premium cloths the works.

  10. Jack says:

    And I still get this kind of stuff.Dont really know what else I can do.Unless its just inevitable.

  11. Jack says:

    It’s not bad minor micro marring but aggravating.A good detailer will correct this then?

  12. Jack says:

    Hi Ivan.Thanks for all your help.I will continue to purchase off you site because of your service.One last question.My son doing a good deed ran a snowbrush across hood.Not real bad some lines and swirling similar to a swirl u would get from poor cleaning practice just a little more noticeable.Still only can notice in sunlight.Im assuming if they were deeper u would b able to see them all the time.Would a good detail job remove them?This wouldn’t be something that could go through clearcoat and create a problem would it?Through your experience would they b able to be removed?
    The lines go side to side in snowbrush motion.
    Please let me know

  13. Jack says:

    Hi Ivan.Thanks for all your help.I will continue to purchase off you site because of your service.One last question.My son doing a good deed ran a snowbrush across hood.Not real bad some lines and swirling similar to a swirl u would get from poor cleaning practice just a little more noticeable.Still only can notice in sunlight.Im assuming if they were deeper u would b able to see them all the time.Would a good detail job remove them?This wouldn’t be something that could go through clearcoat and create a problem would it?Through your experience would they b able to be removed?
    The lines go side to side in snowbrush motion.i can barely feel it with fingernail test it doesn’t catch my finger
    Please let me know

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      Hi Jack,

      It’s tough to say whether or not those types of scratches can be removed without actually trying and measuring the paint. I’ve seen my fair share of those marks here in Chicagoland and sometimes they’re fairly shallow and can be easily removed with a couple polishing steps, but other times the brush or plastic claw used for snow/ice removal simply scratched the clearcoat too deep. Hopefully the ones you suffered can be easily removed.

  14. Jack says:

    My fingernail does not catch it.its a very light line similar to the minor swirl line.I can barely feel it.If that’s the case it should come out with the detail job I’m going to get right.My friend also has a question.He did a fingernail test on his and know he got a little fingernail scratch very light he said he didn’t do it hard at .all.theres a very fine line there again not a fingernail catch type.How bout that one?A good detail job should remove it?Also when I quik detail my jeep in between I wash and dry and then spray w blackfire.Another service guy from your outfit suggested it.Any good?or something else?If these scratches are not catching w fingernail they should come out.Is that correct?

  15. Jack says:

    If these lines were unable to be removed ur fingernail would catch more and prob would be harder to remove.but they are not.Is that a good way of determining?

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      Hi Jack,

      I truly wish I could say with certainty whether or not the scratch can be corrected, but I simply cannot do it over the internet. As I said above, there’s a chance it can be easily removed with some polishing, but there’s also a chance that it’s fairly deep and won’t be safely removed completely. Hopefully it’s not too serious and it comes out just fine.

  16. Jack says:

    Thanks Ivan lets move on to these plastic bumpers on front and back and those plastic running boards.Fading is starting using mothers back to black.Finding it doesn’t hold up after 1 rain it’s gone.Some spots are white and are not coming out I put the mothers on but u can see those white spots after rain.I tried to light rub out but they won’t come out.When I put the mothers on it covers it but its appears after next rain.Is there a wax or sealer I can put on after the mothers dries I can put on to keep it better?What are these white spots on this that won’t come out?Has the bumper paint faded to where they just won’t come out?Although the mothers covers it but like I said those white spots appear again.Any suggestions?

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      Hi Jack,

      I don’t have too much experience in restoring faded plastics, so I really can’t give you a firm recommendation on that one. Hopefully another author or a reader can chime in and help you fix or at least improve it.

  17. Jack says:

    It’s like chalky white spots that are stubborn I have to put a pretty thick coat of mothers back to black on to cover them.just a few spots on each bumper not all over but one swipe of product won’t cover it gotta put a thick coat but after a wash it disappears.What product would u suggest to make more durable and last so I won’t see those chalky spots

  18. Jack says:

    Can u pass this info along to another specialist in your firm and have them let me know?

  19. Jack says:

    Hi Ivan thanks for all ur help.another question though.When I wash the vehicle it seems after I’m done before I do a quik detail or wax there are some stubborn contaminants on the vehicle.What can I use?and in what order should it b applied.

    • Ivan Rajic says:

      If there’s contamination I would first try IronX before the wash to see if that gets rid of most of them, otherwise you’ll have to do a clay bar decontamination. Nanoskin Autoscrub pads work great instead of clay bar, but I would recommend using the Nanoskin Glide clay lube.

      • Jack says:

        The iron x seems like it may work I only have a few areas.The clay bar might b much on a vehicle 1 yr old.But how does the clay lube glide work?

      • Jack says:

        Also another question on detailing there is mixed feelings on machine or hand?Having a hard time finding a guy that can do correct procedure w machine the last one left minor holograms on vehicle I found a guy who is very good but only does it by hand he is going to clay bar strip wax and do it all over.Are there any drawbacks by hand?will he b able to remove light swirls and the whole deal by hand if done correctly?Or does the machine do better if done correctly?He says he can get holograms out by hand.Like I said prob is finding someone who knows how to use machine correctly I appreciate ur input

  20. Jack says:

    Also would I use this lube glide in place of a detailer doing a clay bar?
    Is this just like a more easier method of clay barring?

  21. Jack says:

    Would this pretty much take the place of a detailer doing a clay job
    Or should I still have them do one.I havnt had one yet the vehicle is 1 yr old

  22. Ivan Rajic says:

    A good detailer will probably do the decontamination regardless before polishing to ensure the surface is clean. The clay lube glide is either for the autoscrub pads or clay bar. I would recommend you read the detailing guide on the website here to get a better understanding of the whole process and go from there.

  23. Jack says:

    Thanks for the help ivan went to the detail guide on your site.I just purchased p21s 100% wax how often should I apply?im reading a lot saying about 6 weeks.What are your thoughts on flat black?

  24. jaime says:

    I have p21s deluxe also Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant , can i used p21s paintwork cleanser after wdps and p21s carnuba.

    Thanks like always

  25. Ntinick says:

    I just used p21s for the first time on my black AM . What a great product, easy to apply and easy to remove and cars looks absolutely stunning!,,

  26. Ntinick says:

    I also used the klasse glaze and followed your instructions for removal the second coat I put on and it was very easy to remove. Car looks great even after the klasse glaze before ever waxing it. Your detailed instructions on proper use were very helpful. Thanks

  27. Eric Jacobs says:

    I live in Florida and my truck is outside 24 / 7 in this relentless sun. Is this a good wax to nurish the paint and clear coat?

    • Reece @ DI says:

      Eric – A wax is designed to simply protect the paint, so it will not remove any oxidation on the surface. If you are looking to protect, the Jescar Colorlock (wax) or Jescar Powerlock (sealant) are great options.

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