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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    I would guess SwirlX-ish...
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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis92 View Post
    All things being equal...where would White Wax slot in?
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    I would guess SwirlX-ish...
    That's a pretty good guess, but it's actually more on par with D151 PRC, all things being equal (pad, tool, speed, pressure, etc).
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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    That's a pretty good guess, but it's actually more on par with D151 PRC, all things being equal (pad, tool, speed, pressure, etc).
    Wow, really?

    So Mike are you saying that WW has about the same cutting ability as D151?
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Quote Originally Posted by davey g-force View Post
    Wow, really?

    So Mike are you saying that WW has about the same cutting ability as D151?
    Yes. White Wax uses SMAT abrasives and is surprisingly effective at removing light to moderate swirls when applied with a DA and a foam polishing pad. Below are a couple examples of the power of White Wax taken from a couple of TNOG sessions early last year. This first one is a great example of swirl removal using WW as a one step product.

    People have asked if they could use the cleaning ability of White Wax on a darker colored car. Well sure you can! Remember, this new White Wax is essentially a cleaner wax that uses SMAT abrasives, so it's got a lot of cleaning power. Here's a before shot of some swirled blue paint.


    One application of White Wax and the swirls are almost completely gone. No, it's not a substitute for a full, dedicated paint cleaner like Ultimate Compound, but for a one step this is a huge result!

    This is more of what WW was designed for: bringing back the true brightness of color on lighter colored vehicles that have been exposed to the elements for some time. You'll notice in the 50/50 shot below that the "before" section actually looked pretty glossy, but it just wasn't "white" any more. With a somewhat aggressive application of WW the brilliance of the white paint is restored - in a single step.
    We're using the yellow foam pad to get a bit more cut, and we're running at speed 5. Normally you'd apply wax with a finishing pad at speed 3, but this is a fairly potent cleaner wax so we wanted to see if we could maximize the cleaning ability of it.



    The brighter areas toward the nose of the car are after using White Wax, while the darker, duller areas are untouched.
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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    While we're talking about White Wax, where does Black wax fit? I suppose about in between swirlX and M205 (I suppose ultimate pollish comes after M205 but only marginally)

    Or is it more aggressive than that?

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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Ult. Polish is milder than #205, and Black Wax should be milder than Ult. Polish.
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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Wow, that's a dramatic difference!


    Looks like White Wax is going on the shopping list! Thanks for the info, Michael.

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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Thanks Michael.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Black Wax is quite a bit less aggressive than White Wax but it contains a lot more polishing oils, which darker colors really love. This graphic spells it out pretty well, comparing both Black and White Waxes to our original Cleaner Wax.

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    Re: The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

    Yeah, i already found that comparison chart on the website, but hoe does it scale to the other SMAT products?

    Maybe update the chart in the opening post by adding Light/Dark wax, and Ultimate pollish

    I know Dark wax is milder then Light wax, but now by what margin (compared to the other SMAT products)

    I mean, seeing that Light wax is appearantly more agressive than SwirlX, make's me wonder what Dark wax compare's to.

    Like if it could remove haze left behind by ultimate compound/M105

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