NXT 2.0 vs Poorboys Wheel Sealant
I've been writing a lot (in the past) about how I was not happy with how NXT 2.0 performed on my wheels, so I thought I would write this review as a comparison between the NXT 2.0 vs. Poorboys Wheel Sealant.
Having done the "car detailing" circuit, as well as other automotive forums, many people wrote about the virtues of Poorboys Wheel Sealant.
A few weeks ago I painted my calipers on my Lexus IS350 and figured I'd do a comparison between NXT 2.0 and PWS. I had the wheels off the car so I really went at them.
Here is what I found...
PWS comes in a small tub and is bright pink in color. It has a very lousy smell to it (almost like gas or oil or some bad chemical) and is a paste like consistency. The tub it comes in, basically tells you that if you want "the maximum protection" three coats is the way to go.
So, I did two coats of NXT 2.0 on the drivers side tires and THREE coats of PWS on the passenger side. For anyone who knows the IS350, it emits an ENORMOUS amount of brake dust (especially in the front). I don't drive my car all that much and only put about 100 miles on the car since the wax was applied.
The application of the NXT was WAY easier. Went on smooth, dried quickly, much simpler. The PWS was longer and harder and took a long time to dry even though I put on a thin amount.
Removal of the NXT was a breeze but removal of the PWS was a chore.
However, having written all of that, the MOST IMPORTANT criteria was HOW EACH WORKED at repelling brake dust and ease of removal of the brake dust.
The rate of repulsion was idential.... which really means neither did anything for repulsion.
As for removal, I give a slight edge to the NXT 2.0. Not huge, but noticeable.
Given all the factors outlined above, the PWS is back on the shelf, never to be used again. Sorry PWS, but you're hard to use, cost a lot (with shipping), smell terrible and most importantly, don't work as well as advertised.
I think a lot of the internet hype I've read about PWS is exactly that, just hype. I think too many people assume that if they buy a product from a "boutique" type store, as opposed to the dreaded OTC products, they are getting better stuff. For me, results matter, not where I buy a product. In this case, when all of the factors are taken into consideration, I choose NXT 2.0, hands downs.
I did not take photos, as illustrating brake dust and its EASE of removal are not really conducive to photos.