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      01-15-2021, 01:13 PM   #1
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Turtle wax Graphene flex wax

Anyone have any 1st hand experience with this stuff?

I bought some Carpro UK3 ceramic coating and intend to coat the e93 this spring. I've been a Zaino fan for years and wanted to use up what I have before I started ceramic coating my cars. I just came across some videos of this new turtle wax graphene infused stuff and it seems interesting. I've already got the ceramic pro so I would possibly use this as a topper on the e93. Considering using it exclusively on my Lexus though. Just curious if anyone has used it yet and can offer any advice on what it's really about.
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      01-19-2021, 07:46 AM   #2
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I just used it for the first time last night. First impression is gloss is mush better then the Griots Best in Show spray wax I have been using. I wiped the car down with detailer, then 2 sprays of Flex Wax and buffed clean.

I noticed that less is more when applying. No more then 2 sprays at a time! Residue is difficult to remove if over applied and has time to dry. Otherwise pretty impressed so far. Interested to see how long it lasts.
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      01-19-2021, 09:36 AM   #3
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So you used it as a topper pretty much? What have you BEEN using? You didn't go through the polish procedure to apply it like a fresh coating of ceramic or the like?

Looks great and your color choice at purchase time was an exquisite decision!!!

Side note.....been looking for exhaust tips and LOVE yours. Which are those?
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Yes, for my initial usage I used it as a topper. Car have never been coated, only waxed most recently with Griots Best in Show.

Just as a topper I would buy it again...
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That's what I was really after! Thank you. I'll give it a go.
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I'll ceramic coat the e93 this spring and use it as a topper. Then I'll do a paint correction on my daughters car and use it by itself.
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There is a good video on YouTube explaining that graphene added to ceramic coating has no benefit what so ever. It's a marketing gimmick at the moment.
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I think I know what your talking about. There's been several clips, months ago, going over that. This turtle wax isn't a ceramic infused with graphene from what I gather. It's more of a graphene infused sealant. There's been several clips over the past few weeks. It's in a spray bottle, application seems easy. And if it lasts half as long as claimed and can be applied wet I think it's useful for my purposes. Pan the detailer went over it last week on a youtube vid.
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I bought it to try as a replacement for spray waxes I typically use. Application is flexible hence the name. It has the ability to be sprayed on a washed/wet car and rinsed off for easy upkeep. I have to say it outperforms any wax I have used both in appearance and ease of application. I know there are "ceramic spray waxes" on the market (I have no experience with them) so I can't comment on the comparison between this product and those.
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That's interesting as I was looking up graphene products yesterday. Seems to be just as hydrophobic as ceramic, maybe even more so since the water angle is much better to allow the water to bead.

From multiple reviews online, it seems like it's great for about 4-6 weeks and then all of a sudden it's like the graphene disappears and your car doesn't bead water or other particulants anymore.

I think I'm sticking to a ceramic for now
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From what I'm seeing it seems as though the 4-6 weeks folks MIGHT be using it as strictly a topper. Are you thinking the same? It sounds like the longevity might better present itself if it's applied to bare, virgin, paint corrected clearcoat, no?

The BMW is getting a true ceramic coating regardless. Thinking about trying this, legitimately, on the 25 year old LS400.
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