So I tried out ultimate liquid wax today. I washed and waxed my truck, fully knowing that it was about to start raining in about 5 hours. Does that make me crazy or just car crazy?
Anyways, I found Ultimate Wax to be like no other type of wax I have every used. I applied it via the G110 speed 3 on a tan polishing pad. The first thing that I found to be very different than most other waxes was the appearance of the product while on the vehicle. Typically with a wax such as NXT or even M26, you can see the product pretty easily as you are spreading it, but UW seemed lay down much thinner and be more of a clear-ish color as opposed to white. At first I was not used to this, but found that it was actually very nice in allowing a thin application of the product.
One thing I may do in the future is prime the pad with UW, because I felt that there was not much wax on the pad after doing half the hood, so I added more to the pad, then after finishing the other half, added more. At that point, the pad appeared to have been fully covered in all the areas by UW and it lasted much longer and I was able to cover multiple panels.
Not having to worry about staining the trim was AMAZING! I loved not having to tape off or watch how closely I was getting to the edges. UW made my painted cowl look great too! I applied it to my plastic door handles/mirrors, and it didn't seem to do much for them, but it definitely didn't make them worse.
The smell of UW seemed to remind me of arts and crafts as a kid and I think it is maybe the smell of Play-Doh that I am reminded of. IMO the smell is neither delicious nor gross, it just kinda is what it is and doesn't really do anything.
I had no problem removing the product, especially considering how easy it was to lay down a thin layer of UW. Call me crazy but it almost seemed like there was less wax visible on the car when I went to wipe it off compared to when I finished waxing the car. I know others have complained about the product smearing. It was a cloudy rainy and humid day, and I had no smearing issues at all. However, I did let the wax dry for about 45 minutes. I applied the wax, ate lunch, and then wiped it off. Anyways, it wiped off like a breeze and left my paint feeling very slick, shiny, and smooth.
Well unfortunately I didn't get a chance to pull my truck out into the sun to take a look at it because it started raining right after I removed the wax. On the flip side, it looks like I'll be able to see how well the hydrophobic technology works.
Sorry for not having pictures, but they probably wouldn't have done you much good since the truck is covered in rain droplet now, and I only did half the truck since the bed panels and tailgate are freshly painted. I can't wait until I can finally cover my entire truck in Ultimate Wax.
Overall a great product that will probably be my go-to product from now on. I'll keep you guys posted about the durability in a month or two.
I also really liked the packaging that it came it. I didn't want to throw it away so I put the bottle back in the box haha