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      06-19-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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Review: Zymol Glasur

Zymol Glasur








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Zymol Glasur

Product description:
The Zymol Porsche Glasur Glaze Wax was developed and specially engineered in co-operation with the Porsche Club of America for Porsche and critically tested at various Porsche Club events. The Zymol Porsche Glasur Glaze Wax is suitable for all factory Porsche paint finishes. Formulated with 56% Brazilian Yellow carnauba to protect and enhance the original factory paintwork. Applying the Zymol glaze wax on your Porsche vehicle will give the paint surface unbelievable depth, gloss, and shine. Zymol created the Porsche Glasur Glaze Wax to put the shine and reflection back into your Porsche and a must-have for all Porsche owners.

Price:
-$101 for an 8oz pot


Initial impressions:
-White color
-The smell is absolutely incredible. Probably the best smelling wax I have ever used. It smells gourmet and I want to eat it so badly lol. The first smells that hit me are mainly coconut, a little banana, and an almost like a Hawaiian Tropic sun tan lotion smell. Its really hard to describe, but all of these scents come together to create a very unique smell.
-Nice container with an o-ring, but I find the lid to be a pain to put back on
-This wax is incredibly soft. It's very hard to describe the consistency of it. It's so soft at room temperature that it needs to be refrigerated to make it a little more firm.
-Because this is a high-priced luxurious wax, you get a certificate of authenticity from Zymol.
-The wax also comes in a nice satin pull string bag to keep it in.

Preparation:
-Car was washed with Dawn and left to dwell to remove previous LSP's.
-Car was then dried dried and treated with IronX paste to remove iron embedded into clear coat.
-All exterior surfaces were clayed.
-All exterior surfaces were wiped down with 17.5% Isopropyl Alcohol to make a clean surface for the wax to bond to.

Application & removal:
As with most higher priced luxurious waxes, Zymol Glasur is meant to be applied with bare hands. I followed their directions and applied it by bare hand. I cleaned my hands with dawn soap to remove oils and make them clean so no contaminants would be mixed in with the wax. I then scooped out a little larger than a pea sized amount to prime my hands with 1 finger and put it into the palm of my hand. After that I rubbed my hands together very fast to melt the wax and make it pliable. The heat from rubbing your hands is supposedly supposed to activate something in the wax. You can feel the wax melt in your hands as you rub them together. It then becomes a thin, oil consistency and is very easy to spread. When I apply with my bare hands, I start by patting my hands over the panel to get some wax around the whole panel. I then tilt my hands so my fingers face each other and run them towards my body or down towards the ground (depending if its a vertical or horizontal panel) over-lapping each hand as I move across the panel. The wax sort of stops spreading a little and that means just rub your hands together again quick and go back to spreading. Something you can't do with a foam applicator. I fell if you tried to put a foam applicator in the pot to get some wax out, you would take too much out and be using a lot more than needed. The wax feels special to use and is an absolute pleasure to apply. Its a fun and unique experience and the smell it has is an added bonus. It really makes the whole garage smell of Glasur. Some people say you use more product apply it by bare hand, but I actually think its about equal because you are heating the wax up and melting it, making it easier to apply. The wax doesn't get absorbed into your hands like it would in a foam applicator so you are using almost 100% of the product with with bare hands. Not enough heat is generated with the applicator to make the product as thin as it needs to be to spread it further and better. By the time you are done applying it to the panel, its time to remove it. I found that a short nap microfiber is a lot better to remove it than a long nap microfiber. Removal is almost effortless. There is an initial bite that is really easy to remove , but after you feel the bite, the surface is pretty much clean and clear unlike Natty's red where you have to wipe over it again quick to get a spot or 2 that got left behind under the residue.

Durability:
I can't really comment on the durability because there are too many factors involved in this. The car is going to be used for the next week and then is going to sit in the garage un-used until August. I also wash weekly and apply a spray wax after every wash so that slightly extends the durability.

Looks:
I will report back on the gloss and appearance when the sun is actually out. It's been raining since monday morning.

Pictures:
Initial amount used for 1 panel and to prime my bare hands. I only applied this wax to 1 panel to test it out and because like I said, the car is just going to be garaged for about a month and a half. For the next panel I would keep spreading a and rubbing my hands together until I needed to get another pea sized amount of the wax to melt again.

Conclusion:
So far its the best wax I have used. I definitely would by it again and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a wax in the $100 price range. There really is nothing bad I can say about the wax. Maybe the lid is a paint to put back on



Goes on thick but still effortless to remove.




Certificate of Authenticity that comes with the wax.


I hope you guys enjoyed this review.
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Nice!!!!!

I guess you are going have to start your "wax-in-the-fridge" collection now.
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Nice!!!!!

I guess you are going have to start your "wax-in-the-fridge" collection now.
Already got it going and its not in a mini fridge. Got to fill a full size fridge now lol. I really want to get some SV Shield or SV Concorso next. I'm waiting for the AGO nazi's to get pissed off at me for making a review about a product they don't sell. I posted it on AGO too.
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Already got it going and its not in a mini fridge. Got to fill a full size fridge now lol. I really want to get some SV Shield or SV Concorso next. I'm waiting for the AGO nazi's to get pissed off at me for making a review about a product they don't sell. I posted it on AGO too.
Post a shot of all your waxes in your fridge. That would get them going.
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Post a shot of all your waxes in your fridge. That would get them going.
I really don't have that many LSP's, only 7. Besides you, the only other guy I trust on there is Adr3wilson. The one with the C63 AMG. A lot of people on there get discounts to say good stuff about PBMG products. Pretty much most of the PBMG stuff sucks! They get so angry about anything. Its too funny to watch. Some of them were afraid to tint their windows below the legal limit. Some guy said he could get his license taken away lol
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I really don't have that many LSP's, only 7. Besides you, the only other guy I trust on there is Adr3wilson. The one with the C63 AMG. A lot of people on there get discounts to say good stuff about PBMG products. Pretty much most of the PBMG stuff sucks! They get so angry about anything. Its too funny to watch. Some of them were afraid to tint their windows below the legal limit. Some guy said he could get his license taken away lol
If all your LSP's are waxes then it's a lot. I only have 3 waxes that I hardly ever use but I do have 5 sealants and 4 coatings in my LSP tool box for various jobs. Too bad you are so far away. If you are closer, we could have a LSP party. That's LSP not LSD.
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my finacee has a porche, might pick this up for her and use it. Since she has been seeing be do the detail on my cars she wants me to do hers too

even though hers is silver, its almost immaculate paint for being a few years old. I might do the wolfgang twins and this on hers.

on a side note, do we need to keep wax's in the refrigerator? I have mine in the garage on the shelf

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my finacee has a porche, might pick this up for her and use it. Since she has been seeing be do the detail on my cars she wants me to do hers too

even though hers is silver, its almost immaculate paint for being a few years old. I might do the wolfgang twins and this on hers.

on a side note, do we need to keep wax's in the refrigerator? I have mine in the garage on the shelf

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It depends on what wax it is. Most of Zymol's waxes are supposed to be kept in the refrigerator.
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