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
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.
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
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).