In our opinion, Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste Wax is the best mid-priced natural carnauba wax on the market today, and is a firm favourite in our studio. Incredibly easy to apply and buff off, it delivers a jaw dropping finish characterised by superb reflectivity, excellent flake pop and a liquid-like level of glossiness that is almost surreal. Like most natural carnauba waxes, it falls down a little bit in terms of slickness and durability, but more than makes up for this in terms of its overall aesthetic impact; in strong, direct sunlight a degree of shimmer is actually noticeable. In terms of suitability, we favour using Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste Wax on dark metallic and pearlescent finishes, although in truth it delivers a great looking finish on most colours.
Another point worth mentioning is the fact that we really rate its use on ultra-soft paint finishes where maximum ease of use is paramount; no other wax we stock buffs off as easily. Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste Wax can be layered many times without any fear of causing hazing or discoloration, offers a high level of protection and water repellency, and typically gives up to three months of protection on a daily driver following a single application. In short, on dark metallic and pearlescent finishes it simply does not get any better than this unless you are prepared to spend significantly more on a bespoke premium carnauba wax, and even then the aesthetic difference would be marginal. It really is a deeply impressive product.
Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste Wax is the final result of a five year quest by the manufacturers of Blackfire to develop a high quality carnauba wax capable of bonding properly to finishes protected with Blackfire All Finish Paint Protection. This quest originated in 2004, when the original Blackfire All Finish Paint Protection formula was revised to include a revolutionary new crystal super-polymer developed by Wacker-Chemie in Germany. Although this addition significantly improved the aesthetic quality of the finish produced by Blackfire All Finish Paint Protection, many enthusiasts still attempted to top it with their favourite carnauba wax products, and it was only then that it became apparent that this new super-polymer was too slick for wax molecules to adhere to properly.
In 2005, the manufacturers of Blackfire set out to remedy this problem and, over the following two year period, developed and tested over twenty different new wax formulas, all combining varying amounts of Brazilian No.1 carnauba wax with the new super-polymer. By incorporating the super-polymer directly into the wax matrix, the bonding issue was eventually overcome and the resulting product, Blackfire Ivory Carnauba Paste Wax, was released in 2007. Moving on to the present day, the manufacturers of Blackfire have since fortified the formula with additional oil and wax content that now extends durability to the three month mark from a single application. This final version of the formula produces a laser-sharp, shimmering wet look rippling with energy and vibrancy, and is fully compatible with finishes protected with Blackfire All Finish Paint Protection.
Blackfire Midnight Sun Paste Wax should only be applied by hand. For best results, it should be applied to freshly polished paint three to four panels at a time and as thinly and evenly as possible using the supplied applicator pad. The resulting film should then be buffed off within 5-10 minutes of application using the supplied buffing towel; there is absolutely no need to allow the film to dry fully before it is removed (if you do, you will find that is more difficult to remove).
|Application method:||By hand only|
|Durability:||3 months +|
|Recommended for:||All finishes|