SOFT99 Kiwami Extreme Gloss Wax is a modern take on the classic SOFT99 King of Gloss formula, and swaps out the latter's old-school mineral wax and heavy resin content for high-grade carnauba and state of the art gloss enhancing polymers. While this new blend still delivers an almighty level of gloss ('kiwami' means 'extreme' in Japanese), the look does differ from that produced by the King Of Gloss in two ways. Firstly, it doesn't make the clearcoat look appreciably thicker, but it does deliver a slightly softer looking gloss that looks even wetter in our opinion. Secondly, it doesn't have the same tinting effect on darker-coloured finishes and mid-tone colours, but it does make them look noticeably richer and warmer (probably as a direct result of the greater carnauba wax content). As a result, we view it as a subtly different alternative to the King of Gloss, rather than its successor. To achieve unparalleled levels of gloss and durability, simply apply SOFT99 Kiwami Extreme Gloss Wax over a basecoat of SOFT99 Fusso Coat Wax.
Beading8/10(Compared To Others)
Durability4 Months +(Average Value)
Slickness8/10(Compared To Others)
SOFT99 Kiwami Extreme Gloss Wax is a state of the art hybrid wax formulated specifically to deliver an extreme degree of surface gloss. It achieves this using a hybrid blend of both petroleum-based and naturally derived waxes (e.g. paraffin and carnauba), and high gloss synthetic polymers. These components cure to form an exceptionally glossy looking layer of protection, which accentuates the underlying body colour. A lifespan of more than four months per application can be expected, although this can be extended further if it is layered from the outset. As is usually the case for Japanese waxes, two different versions of SOFT99 Kiwami Extreme Gloss Wax are available; dark and light. The dark version intensifies the depth and richness of darker-coloured paint finishes, while the light version enhances the brightness of lighter-coloured finishes. The differences, however, are quite subtle, and it's perfectly safe to experiment with either version on any given colour if you wish.
|Application Method||By hand only|
|Carnauba Content (By Volume)||Unspecified|
|Durability||4 months +|
|Layerable||Yes (allow 12 hours between coats)|
|Recommended For||All paint types and colours (choose dark or light)|
How To Use
SOFT99 Kiwami Extreme Gloss Wax should only be applied by hand. For best results, it should be applied to freshly cleansed paint one to two panels at a time and as thinly and evenly as possible using either the supplied foam applicator pad or an Auto Finesse Waxmate XL (we favour the latter, as its finer pore structure spreads a thinner layer of the product, which makes it easier to buff off). Try to avoid getting it on unpainted trims, but if you do be sure to wipe it off straight away, otherwise staining may occur. The resulting film should then be left to cure for 5-10 minutes before being buffed off carefully using a PB Deluxe Buffing Towel. Don't be tempted to apply it too thickly or leave it to cure for longer than specified (if you do you may find it more difficult to remove).