Excellent wax, durability is questionable
August 15, 2018
I just applied Pete's 53 paste wax after claying the entire car and applying Jetseal. My paint is in really good condition so I thought I'd try something different. Up until now I used Meguiar's ultimate liquid wax which is a hybrid carnuba/synthetic sealant. While the Meguiar provides excellent water beading and sealing properties, the car missed a certain degree of gloss and depth. So I decided to try Chemical Guys given that they are a very reputable brand. Initially when I applied Pete's 53 my car looked amazing in terms of depth and gloss. The problem is in Toronto we've had quite a bit of rain this summer and this wax doesn't appear to last as long as it should. If you live in a climate where it rains a lot you may get a month out of it. The car still looks great and retains that glossy deep wax appearance but after 2 weeks it's definitely less pronounced. Not to say anything bad about it, it smells great and gives an amazing shine. Just don't expect it to last too long. This is an issue with all carnuba-based waxes but some do last longer than others.
ProsMakes white colour looks glossy, wet, and adds much needed depth
ConsDoes not last particularly long, especially in wet climates
Pete’s 53 Great shine just doesn’t last long
July 1, 2018
Pete’s 53 was a new product that we tried and w were impressed with the clarity and deep shine on blue metallic. Looked fabulous but my vehicle is outside all the time and as great as it looked it just didn’t last long. 2 weeks tops
ProsLook is great while it lasts
ConsNot for an any everyday driver - 2 weeks tops and didn’t make it through a thunder storm. I wouldn’t recommend it for the price if you want that long lasting great appearance.
Just great !
February 17, 2018
I have not used anything that is as easy to apply and remove. Fantastic shine and good depth perception. Highly recommend . Rain beads up as little droplets. Apply thin coat for best results.
ProsIncludes 2 applicator pads
January 16, 2015
Show car boutique wax thats easy to apply and remove with a pleasant scent.This along with Collinite 915 Marque D'Elegance are proper carnauba paste waxes designed to make you stand back and look in amazement at your finished paint that oozes depth and wetness. I must say Autogeek really has a phenomenal range of superb waxes and sealants and have eliminated the ho hum mediocre stuff.
ProsShow car shine
Park Ridge, Il
May 30, 2014
Warm the wax up a bit it makes it easier to apply with a microfiber applicator. Wax goes on easy gives a nice shine, don't know about the durability.
ProsEasy to apply when warm wipes off easy.
ConsWarm up the wax for an easier application.
Sparkle on Car.....with Petes
May 26, 2014
This wax from Chemical Guys was one sale, a good price. I forget how much, but I am a person who will buy and try car detailing products if the price is good. But I will pay for the stuff I know is tried and true. With Pete's, pushed aside my tin of Mothers California Gold Wax (tried and true in my books for years) and opted for Pete's. Well I was so happy with the results. The depth and color Pete's did with the car was amazing, like you could "jump into the paint and go for a swim". I was impressed by how the wax brought out the metal flake in the pain. A buddy of mine, who has more experience in the detailing world as he has done it commercially, but has gone on to other things, bought a Mazda 3 Sport, with a color of 'spicy orange', the paint was in need. So being a dear friend, I handed him my jar of Pete's and said, try this. Well, he loved the look, he was impressed. Even the cop said something when he got pulled over for speeding. So it is a good product.
ProsI think its a good price, even at normal retail as Mothers California Gold tin is $25+ (here in Canada). Easy application. Apply evenly and not too thick (like any other product), this product wipes off nicely. I think you get a good amount of product for the price. Been three years, about 3 applications a year, and still have little over half a jar.
Pete's 53 Wax
September 15, 2013
This wax is now my best favorite wax! Truly easier than any other on/off wax 8 have ever tried. I just can' t believe how easy and I don't have to get out the buffer. Not only that, but I can't believe how good it looks for such any easy wax to use. Waxed the car in less about half hour and this wax seems to look better than any other wax I've tried. Seems to make the car shine a little more than any other wax, plus no haze at all.
Make you car a black beauty
July 24, 2013
I have used almost every high end wax and sealant on my 2012 Mint Volkswagon sport wagon show car. There were any great product, but not made my finish so clear, impart a wet shine. My other show cars also look fantastic. This products produces for me, what I wanted the $100.00 plus wax did not do. Living year round in southwest Florida, this product really stands up.
PETE'S 53 RULES
July 14, 2013
This is bar far the besr hand crafted wax on the market for the price bar NONE!
July 14, 2013
Did a clients Silver maxima today, used Optimum Final Polish and Pete's 53 as LSP. Man was he happy! The Pete's really brought out the metallic flake n the paint, it was amost non existent before using the Pete's. great product and value.
Great for silver
November 11, 2012
I used Pete's 53 for the 1st time on my silver BMW Z3 and I have never seen it look so silky, wet and glossy. It s a little tricky to spread compared to WG Fusion, but buffs off very easily. Great wax at a fair price.
By BIG W.
January 30, 2012
ANOTHER ONE OF CG'S AWESOME WAXES. EASY ON, EASY OFF GREAT DEPTH AND SHINE. THIS WAX IS SPECIAL. MOUTH OF TUB COULD BE WIDER. I ENJOY USING THIS WAX AS WELL. 50/50 AND PETE'S BOTH ARE AWESOME WAXES TRY BOTH.
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