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The Testing Protocol:
This is the second trial run with Meguiars NXT 2.0 vs Zaino vs FUKKEN vs Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax. If you want to see the results, videos, photos, discussions of the first trials, or how the all of these trials are performed, check it out here.:

Remember this is the second trials for these waxes / polishes. I did not re apply the clay bar or use Dawn soap since I didn't want to strip off any wax / polish this round. I also wanted to take into account any possible wax imprinting. In addition, this round I am going to apply an equal amount of coats of each polish and wax. Since Zaino is a multi-stage wax / polish, it's only fair that the other waxes and polishes get the same amount of product on each panel. In addition, Meguiars suggests the use of Scratch X before applying the wax, so I also added this in this time too.

1. Zaino (Z-AIO, Z-2, Z-5, and the Z-6 Spray).

2. Fukken Wax

3. Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax

4. Meguiars NXT 2.0

Application Time:

This time is based on the time to read the instruction, apply the product, and remove the product.

Chemical Guys: Shake, Apply wax, let dry, and wipe off. Total application and removal time: 11 minutes per coat, 3 coats.

Fukken Wax: Shake can, spray on, rub in, let dry and remove. Total application and removal time: 5 minutes per coat, 3 coats.

Meguiars NXT & Scratch X: Shake bottle, apply with special applicator, allow to dry, and wipe off. Total application and removal time: 15 minutes per coat + 5 minutes for the Scratch X. 3 coats.

Zaino: Shake Zaino AIO, apply thin coat to paint and allow to dry. Wiped off after one hour. Apply Z-5 using same process and allowed to dry one hour. Removed the Z-5 with a few terry towels. Applied the the Z-6 Gloss Enhancer as per directed and then a coat of Z-2. Total application and removal time: 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Testing Parameters:

Every Saturday or Sunday:

1. Wash and thoroughly rinse the hood.

2. After wash and rinse, perform a soaked hood bead test.

3. Take a video of each zone being spayed with water to see how each zone repels the water.

4. Dry off hood and perform drag test.

5. Perform water bottle bead test with ten sprays on each zone.

6. Dry off hood and perform a rain simulation bead test (gently spray the hood to simulate rain).

Baseline drag tests for this trial:

Drag Test Results Baseline:

These are the results from the last drag testing performed from the last test.

Zone 1: .77

Zone 2: 1.93

Zone 3: 2.1

Zone 4: 2.2

Cost Analysis:

Fukken Wax: shipped to my door: $23.00 17.50 fl. oz

Meguiars NXT 2.0 + Scratch X: $18.00 18 fl. oz + $12.00 for Scratch X.

Chemical Guys Butter Wet Wax: shipped to my door: $24.38 16 fl. oz

Zaino: Z-AIO $26.95 16 fl oz., Z-2 $14.98 8 fl oz., Z-5 $16.95 8 fl oz., Z-6 $9.95 16 fl oz. Total for Zaino: $68.83 (without shipping).
 

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Simulated Rain and Soaked Hood Test Results

Right After Wax Simulated Rain Test:

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Week 1 Simulated Rain Test:

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Week 2 Simulated Rain Test:

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Week 3 Simulated Rain Test:

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Right After Wax Soaked Hood Test:

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Week 1 Soaked Hood Test:

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Week 2 Soaked Hood Test:

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Week 3 Soaked Hood Test:

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Spray Test Video Results

Right After Application Spray Test.

Heavy Spray:


Light Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_LtZXy2T10[/media]

Week 1:

Heavy Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4RZNVfvpf0[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-4L9pykgAU[/media]

Light Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPGFbk6n4_E[/media]

Week 2:

Heavy Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAiUOC73IwI[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QjQeD--bBA[/media]

Light Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1BGtx4L3ng[/media]

Week 3:

Heavy Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiMfRWfUZuM[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3vswFMnbVE[/media]

Light Spray:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVVzO20J-Rs
 

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Drag Test Results

After Application of Product Drag Test Results from the First Trials:

Drag Test Results:

Each drag test was performed 10 times in each zone and then averaged. A 10 pound weight was used. Vehicle was parked in same location for each drag test performed.

100% cotton Towel:

Zone 1: 0 (could not get a reading as it would not stay on the hood)

Zone 2: 0 (could not get a reading as it would not stay on the hood)

Zone 3: 0.24

Zone 4: 0.65

Right After Application Drag Test Results from the Second Trials:

Zone 1: 0

Zone 2: 0

Zone 3: 0

Zone 4: 0

Week 1 Drag Test Results from the First Trials:

Drag Test Results after Second Wash 2 Weeks Later:

Zone 1: .42

Zone 2: 1.5

Zone 3: 1.4

Zone 4: 1.6

Week 1 Drag Test Results from the Second Trials:

Zone 1: 0

Zone 2: 0

Zone 3: 0

Zone 4: 0

Since I couldn't get a reading after Week 1, you can still see the differences in the following videos:

Zone 1:


Zone 2:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC0qOcuUJ1Y[/media]

Zone 3:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZA4MZJwlCw[/media]

Zone 4:

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWG73RIB-u8[/media]

Week 2 Drag Test Results from the First Trials:

Drag Test Results 3 Weeks Later:

Zone 1: .77

Zone 2: 1.93

Zone 3: 2.1

Zone 4: 2.2

Week 2 Drag Test Results from the Second Trials:

Zone 1: 0

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7qIPGYMDos[/media]

Zone 2: 0

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKnsfxstwUk[/media]

Zone 3: 0

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viri66J-0uU[/media]

Zone 4: .24

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9J8yf99mSQ

Week 3 Drag Test Results From The Second Trials:

Zone 1: 0

Zone 2: 0.63

Zone 3: 0.35

Zone 4: 0.8

Week 4 Final Drag Results for Second Trials:

Zone 1: 0

Zone 2: 2.0

Zone 3: .45

Zone 4: 1.2

Subjective Feel Results

I had my wife, two daughters, and myself feel each zone and give their opinions as to which one was the smoothest.

Smoothest from left to right:

Right After Application:

Daughter (6 years old):

Zone 1 - Zone 2 - Zone 3 and Zone 4 (she couldn't feel any difference between the two).

Daughter (14 years old):

Zone 1 - Zone 2 - Zone 3 - Zone 4

Myself:
Zone 1 - Zone 2 - Zone 3 - Zone 4

Week 1:

Daughter (6 years old):

Zone 1 - Zone 2 and Zone 3 feel the same - Zone 4 feels the roughest

Daughter (14 years old):

Zone 1 - Zone 2 and Zone 3 feel the same - Zone 4 feels the roughest

Myself:

Zone 1 - Zone 2 - Zone 3 - Zone 4

 

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Spray Bottle Bead Test Results
zone 1 - 4 from Top to Bottom
Right After Application:

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Week 1:

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Week 2:

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Week 3:

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
This is now open to discussion. I want to keep all the results in the same posts to make it easy to see the results. I just finished apply the wax / polish to all the zones and performed all the tests. The drag tests show that the multiple coats of polish / was (or imprinting) have made a difference in Zone 3 and 4. I will be posting photos and videos of the other tests soon.
 

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Good to see that imprinting did make a difference and was confirmed in the second set. Looking forward to seeing how this impacts all other areas with my product. I'm actually quite pleased at how this is turning out. You've done an excellent job thus far.
 

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I see this as a great service to the FBN community. Thanks again Bob!
 

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I too am still with ya Bob. Keep up the great work.
 

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I don't want to change the subject, but my daughter just came over and squealed that she likes Layna's car. She wants to sell all of our other vehicles and get a 71 Formula! Nice car Layna!
 

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"I want to keep all the results in the same posts to make it easy to see the results. I just finished apply the wax / polish to all the zones and performed all the tests. The drag tests show that the multiple coats of polish / was (or imprinting) have made a difference in Zone 3 and 4. I will be posting photos and videos of the other tests soon."

For a minimum, about how many is multiple coats that will start to show imprinting?

Would this be equivalent to a car owner putting 3 layers of wax on the car in a single season? 5 layers of wax in a single season? 10 layers of wax in a single season?

I am also assuming that the car owner uses the same product (does not change to another) the entire time to allow imprinting.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
"I want to keep all the results in the same posts to make it easy to see the results. I just finished apply the wax / polish to all the zones and performed all the tests. The drag tests show that the multiple coats of polish / was (or imprinting) have made a difference in Zone 3 and 4. I will be posting photos and videos of the other tests soon."

For a minimum, about how many is multiple coats that will start to show imprinting?

Would this be equivalent to a car owner putting 3 layers of wax on the car in a single season? 5 layers of wax in a single season? 10 layers of wax in a single season?

I am also assuming that the car owner uses the same product (does not change to another) the entire time to allow imprinting.
I am not sure I understand your questions, but I will try to answer the best as I can. I have no idea how many layers or applications will show imprinting or even if imprinting is a factor. I did use 3 layers of wax / polish for each zone this time, and with each layer, you could really feel a difference, especially on zone 3 and 4. We will have to wait and review the results before we can really say that multiple layers or imprinting are a factor in the wax / polishes performance.
 

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I am already assuming that "imprinting" is a factor based on what I read from Ben and others.

You did answer what I was asking...thanks Bob. The answer I was looking for was 3 layers of wax.

This was the minimum number that you used to determine if imprinting will be a factor.

I will wait to see what you find out. BTW, thanks for doing this study.
 

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Alright, I updated this topic today with new videos, photos, and test results. As we can see, the multiple applications or imprinting has made a big difference for all the zones. Zone 3 and 4 seem to have seen the same exact results, although Zone 3 seems a little bit slicker than Zone 4. Zone 1 seems the slickest, which Zone 2 coming in close behind. Zone 2 seems to be beading the water nicely. I would say all Zones still look nice. What are your thoughts?
 

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Week two has now been completed and added to the thread. One thing we can certainly say is that the second application to the same panel has made a dramatic difference for all the products in this study. Once again, Zone one (Meguiars NXT 2.0) and two (Zaino) are the smoothest with Zone four (FUKKEN) being the roughest. It appears the imprinting has affected all the zones in a drastic and very similar manner. I think this shows that 1. imprinting is a factor, and 2. imprinting affects all the zones in a very similar manner. I think we can also see a difference in all the the beading of the zones. In addition, as we can see from the videos, Zones 1 and 2 repel the water at almost twice the rate of Zones 3 and 4. Anyone else have any observations from what has been posted today?
 
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