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post #1 of 16 Old 11-12-2008, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Question Zymol Royal Glaze WTF???

Why is the Zymol royal glaze so expensive?

$8,416 for wax????

Does it make your car fly or become invisible with super powers?




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wow, and I thought swissvax was expensive

Although that Zymol stuff is free lifetime refills


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I've used & w/ great satisfaction & awesome results. But, the whole process is rather involved (extensive surface prep' necessary prior to EVERY application) & then warming/applying/removing/buffing the wax/glaze, ugh'. . .

For show-cars and/or dark(er) paint-finishes, *genuine* Zymol waxes/glazes are second-to-none. Though, w/ modern-day clear-coat finishes, I'm not sure if their offerings are as relevant as in the past (non clear-coat paint-finishes). . .

* not the over-the-counter $15/bottle stuff which is actually made/marketed by Turtle Wax, a total different product!

The is $45k. . .
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They use the Vintage Zymol(I think its called) on my truck forum $2000 with life time refills. One guy used it on his Altima and he stated it did a great job but he had to stack it. He did about 6-7 coats.

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Cool

I was wondering why Zymol didn't put the price of Solaris on their website.


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I was wondering why Zymol didn't put the price of Solaris on their website.


I might get the Japon for the Accord and the TSX.
Last I checked Solaris is $30k and has yet to sell a single pot (imagine that)...

How much is Japon??

IMO I the lowest rank of Zymol I would get is Concourse (entry level estate glaze)... And while the look is good it can be matched by others, it is a PITA due to the oils in the wax (causes sweating issues)...

I would just get some new P21s 100% or dodo juice hard candy if you really have your heart set on a nuba.. Hell even Collinite 845 is a GREAT looker for a fraction of the cost and GREAT durability

Keep in mind that the slight unique nuances of the higher end nubas are ever so slight and 90% of the look of the paint comes from proper prep (swirl removal)... I bet a weeks pay you can give me two cars in identical shape, let me polish one with my rotary and use the cheapest over the counter wax and on the other simply wash and add a layer of Solaris... The properly polished car with "el cheapo" wax will look a zillion times better!
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I agree 1000%! I have the Collinite (thanks to Motor City) and the new P21S, both are exceptional. When you are flooded with money, something I can't imagine, the outrageously priced items must be better right? Fools exist everywhere be they rich or poor.
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Keep in mind that the slight unique nuances of the higher end nubas are ever so slight and 90% of the look of the paint comes from proper prep (swirl removal)... I bet a weeks pay you can give me two cars in identical shape, let me polish one with my rotary and use the cheapest over the counter wax and on the other simply wash and add a layer of Solaris... The properly polished car with "el cheapo" wax will look a zillion times better!
That last 10% can sometimes be huge, especially when it comes to muting or highlighting flakes. But, as said, the polishing/prep is much more important than the LSP, and that doesn't mean just putting lots of layers or different products on top of each other.

If you want proof, take a look at my last car with no LSP on it. This car was polished with Wolfgang TSR and FG, which is essentially Menzerna SIP and 106FA in smaller bottles, and has not had any other products applied.

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That looks good but it's not a full sunlight shot which is the true test of the prep work. Anything will look good in the shadows. When you are getting into the super high end waxes I don't think that the last 10% is realistic. When you're into that kind of money it's the last 1 or 2% that count, if you can even see it. Most can't, many claim to.

I'm not knocking your work just saying that the sun bares all the flaws which will never show up in a shadow shot like the one presented. That's why, when working on a car for $$, you back it out under the sun MANY times to see the true flaws that will not appear any other way. I'm sure the twenty grand waxes are among the best but I wouldn't buy them if hit the lotto......a waste of money in my opinion.
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I completely agree. I do pretty much all my work under halogens in the garage and then pull it outside, assuming there's still daylight left. The halogens are pretty good at bringing out flaws and for photographing them, but the sun does bare all. I've done quite a few polishing jobs, but never for anyone but family and friends.

I typically don't take pictures because I am too dead set in finishing the job. The only real polish I took pictures of was this one

I still need to do a full correction on my Accord, but I've only had it for 3 weeks, 2 of which I worked 7 days and the other of which I was in Vegas for SEMA. It will probably have to wait until Christmas break, but it will get to my level of perfection someday.
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One of these days I will get to SEMA, that would be paradise for me! Nice work on the autopia link. That came out far better than I would have thought using a PC.
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That turned out very good for a PC.

I couldn't find it in me to buy the Royal glaze by Zymol, no matter the income/savings I had. The $70 jar of Titanium I use does the job. Of course, there's no refills, but seriously, I've used it well over a dozen times and I still have 3/4 of the jar left. A little goes a long way with this stuff...

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Speak of Coincidence...

I was watching TopGear on BBC America last night and the main host was using Royal Glaze. He said that it cost over 6000 pounds and it was actually edible to some degree.

He started to eat some, and he said "it tastes like car polish".

It is the episode where the host Jeremy Clarkson drives a 70's Rolls Royce into a public pool.

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Isn't TopGear the show were they beat the piss out of an old Tacoma deisel? Flood it, crash it, jump it, race it, torch it?

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Hands down...it's the best motoring show on TV.

I love British humor.


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