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Mike Phillips
08-16-2016, 10:59 AM
Review and How-to: Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax



The spray on version of Wolfgang Fuzion
If you've ever used Wolfgang Fuzion Paste Wax you know what it's like to love a hi tech paste wax. Fuzion is what is called a blended wax or hybrid wax. It's a blend of natural Carnauba wax with synthetic man-made ingredients to give you the warmth, depth and gloss of Carnauba with the longevity and protection provided from the laboratory.

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Man I love a good spray wax. By the word good I mean the real deal, something that looks and feels like itís actually doing something. Most spray waxes are closer to spray detailers than they are actually a liquefied wax you can spray on to paint. No so with NEW Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax. This is the real deal.

I've had conversations with Nick in the past about how most companies define spray waxes and how most look and feel like they are glorified spray detailers and for the most part the performance of the product doesn't impress me nor does it mimic the marketing copy on the label. So when Nick gave me a bottle of Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax and said,

"This product actually lays down a layer of wax"

Well he caught my attention because Nick wouldn't say that if it were not true. So I borrowed my buddy Byron's 2007 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL550 to do some product testing including this new spray wax. My co-worker Andre had recently detailed the outside of this Mercedes-Benz including machine polishing and then applying Wolfgang Uber Ceramic Paint Coating. So while you don't need to apply any type of wax over a freshly coated car, the paint is in fact in perfect condition to test out and use a spray wax.

A spray wax is for paint in EXCELLENT condition. I point this out because years and years ago there was a person that made a big stink about how a popular brand of spray wax didn't work on their car. They forgot to mention they had not performed ANY regular maintenance to the paint for years. Normal things like claying, polishing and regular waxing. So when they used this popular brand of spray wax and it didn't work it wasn't the waxes fault it was user error because a spray wax is NOT a cleaner/wax which is what the paint on this person's car needed.

A spray ax is for maintaining a finish ALREADY in EXCELLENT condition. The paint on this 2007 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 550 is in excellent condition. So regardless of whether or not it has a paint coating on it, the paint is clean, smooth and in like-new condition and this is the condition paint is supposed to be in if you want to use a spray-on wax.


Why I like a quality spray-on wax
One of the reasons I like spray-on waxes is because when you're using a spray on wax that means either all the hard work has been done, i.e. you've already compounded, polished and waxed a neglected finish so now taking care of the paint is fast and easy. Or you own a brand new car where the paint is brand new and in excellent condition and this too means taking care of the paint is fast and easy. Fast and easy is a lot more fun than compounding and polishing for hours. Both have their rewards of course but it's a lot more fun to take care of a car that's already in excellent condition than it is to start from scratch.

Drying Aid
Just to note, Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax can be used on a wet car, (after washing and rinsing), as a drying aid.


How To - How to apply and remove a spray-on wax

In the below pictures I tested this wax out on this 2007 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL 550 and I'll add my comments for review and how-to as you read down this thread.


Step 1: Work on a cool clean surface in the shade.

Before you can use a spray-on wax the paint needs to be clean first. In this example I washed the car using McKee's Waterless Wash on the Go to remove loose dirt.

Step 2: SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE

This is important because this is the real deal. You want to shake the bottle really well before use to make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together before you start spraying.


Step 3: Spray the wax directly onto the paint and then spread it out evenly using a clean microfiber towel.

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Mike's Technique Tip

Whenever you're applying a spray-on wax,


Start by folding your microfiber towel 4 ways to create a smaller, more manageable towel to work with while applying the wax.
Next, mist ONE SIDE of the folded towel with the spray wax so that this one side is damp with liquid wax.



Mist some of the spray wax onto one side of a folded microfiber towel

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Here you can see this side of the towel is dampened with spray wax and ready to go to work

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Question: Why dampen one side with the wax first?

Answer: To make it easier to spread out the wax you spray onto a panel. If you try to spread out a spray-on wax using a completely dry towel, the dry towel will do what dry towels are supposed to do and that is absorb and remove liquids. In essence, you'll be fighting yourself. While you're trying to spread the wax out a dry towel will be trying to remove it. This can be frustrating. By misting a little of the spray wax onto one side of the folded towel before beginning you'll find it a LOT easier to spread out the wax you spray onto a panel. Test this technique yourself and you'll become a believer.




Mike's Technique Tip - Flat weave for applying spray wax and plush nap for removing spray wax
For applying and spreading out a spray on wax, use a flat weave microfiber towel, or if you're using a microfiber towel that has both a flat weave and a plush side, use the flat weave side to spread the wax out. The idea being to put wax onto the paint not inside a towel. Plus a flat weave surface does a better job of spreading the wax out versus a large fluffy nap.

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Step 3: using an overlapping circular motion, spread the wax out over a panel or for larger panels like the hood, spread the wax out over a section of the panel.
As you work with this product you can actually FEEL the thick waxy formula as you spread it out. This immediately caught my attention because spray detailers and many so-called spray waxes spread out the same, that is they spread out easily because they are very thin and watery. Not so with Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax. There's a lot of wax in this formula and that's why you can FEEL it as you spread it out. It takes a tick more time and a tick more technique to spread it out because youíre spreading out a real layer of wax.


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Continue spreading out the wax sprayed onto the paint. After spreading the wax to create a thin, uniform layer, move onto new territory

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In this picture you can easily see the film of wax I've spread out over the passenger side of the hood.

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Thick, waxy film
Here's an overhead high shot of the hood and you can see the waxy film I've spread out over the paint. The picture is in absolute focus so the cloudy, hazy appearance is a real layer of wax.

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Step 4: Allow the wax to dry to a haze and then remove
You can either apply and remove to a panel at a time or apply to the entire car and then remove at one time. Both approaches work. When removing the wax, start first where you started with the application of the wax and then follow your path-of-travel. For either approach, when you go to remove the wax, use a microfiber towel with a thick, plush nap as the longer fiber length allows the nap to slice into and break-up the film of wax making removal easier on you and safer to the paint.

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Now that looks GREAT!

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Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax = The real deal


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I love this wax and I believe you will love it too. If you have a car that has paint that is 1: Show Car Quality or 2: Excellent Condition, like I define in my how-to book, The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine (http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-books.html) or in this article here,

Paint Condition Categories (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-expert-featuring-mike-phillips/51281-paint-condition-categories.html)



Final thoughts...
Then here's the product you've been looking for. A REAL spray on wax. It goes on a little sticky, a little heavy because you're applying a real layer of wax. After it dries to a haze it wipes off smooth and easy. It leaves a clear, high gloss appearance with a slippery, slick feel. Lock it up after you're done because this is the type of product people will steal.



On Autogeek.com


Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax (http://www.autogeek.net/fuzion-spray-wax.html)


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Mike Phillips
08-18-2016, 03:22 PM
***Bump***


Here's the new Wolfgang Fuzion Spray Wax


Great stuff!


:)

JeffM
08-18-2016, 03:23 PM
Works on trim ok?

brettS4
08-18-2016, 03:44 PM
So this is the Big Thing that Nick was teasing us about? Looks great! And so much easier to use than that horrible Fuzion paste wax. ;)

Jaretr1
08-18-2016, 04:16 PM
I cant wait to get my hands on this stuff. Its true that most spray waxes are very thin and go on mostly clear and basically disappear right away. Seeing this is leaving something behind that requires wiping is different. While I am sure this product is NOTHING like Meguiars NXT Spray wax, it reminds me of it in the sense it left a haze. Problem with that wax was the haze was almost impossible to remove! Im sure that wont be the case with a product with the Wolfgang label, nick would never allow it!

psychout777
08-18-2016, 04:22 PM
Anxiously awaiting some real world reviews. I love Fuzion (paste) and haven't found a spray wax worth my time, yet.

Pats300zx
08-18-2016, 04:30 PM
Great info Mike. Looks like another winner for the Wolfgang line. Excited to give this one at try.

cleanmycorolla
08-18-2016, 04:41 PM
been wanting this a while.......always thought it was a missing piece since fuzion is the best!

shadwell
08-18-2016, 07:03 PM
A few do's and don't / requirments for best results would be good..

eg:- cool panels, not in direct sunlight, performance before and after for water shedding (folks love that it seems), and some information re durablity relative to toher similar products.. eg Souveran spray wax.. Optimum car Wax.. and a million others i guess)..

Cheers..

Justin at Final Inspection
08-18-2016, 07:15 PM
Awesome review! May need this!!

ScottB
08-18-2016, 07:48 PM
nice indeed ....

patioclark
08-18-2016, 07:55 PM
Hey Mike, what are your thoughts about this over Uber Ceramic? I'm looking for a deeper shine after washing. Thanks for all of your reviews and work here man.

Loser
08-18-2016, 09:10 PM
Works on trim ok?

Curious about this too.

Marc08EX
08-18-2016, 09:14 PM
Great review Mike!

Seems like an amazing product!

expdetailing
08-18-2016, 09:39 PM
So this is the Big Thing that Nick was teasing us about? Looks great! And so much easier to use than that horrible Fuzion paste wax. ;)

Horrible Fuzion paste wax? It's some of the best I've ever used because it looks so good and is easy on and easy off. What made it so horrible for you?