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Pinnacle Souveran Jeweling Wax How-To & Review by Mike Phillips
What is it?
This is an AIO or all-in-one product for restoring neglected paint that uses super high quality abrasive technology for the correction work while leaving behind Carnauba wax protection.
What does it do?
Removes swirls, scratches, water spots and oxidation while jeweling the paint to a super high liquid wet gloss finish that's protected with Carnauba wax.
When do I use it?
Anytime you want to restore a show car finish to neglected paint in one step or as a maintenance polish/wax for paint in excellent condition.
Why should I use it?
To give your car that a finish that looks dripping wet, like it just popped out of the paint booth with a brand new custom show car paint job.
Numbers Matching - Resto-Rod 1957 Chevy Stepside Short Box Pickup Truck
Here's how the 1957 Chevy 31000 looked when it first arrived - not bad under normal florescent lights?
Here's how she really looks using the Speed Master Swirl Finder Light to light-up and reveal the true condition of the paint.
Not Swirls but Holograms
These are not the normal type of swirls instilled by tatty wash mitts and towels wiping the paint over time, the wispy 3 dimensional lines you see are the tale-tale signs of HOLOGRAMS. This means at some point in time, this truck was buffed out with a rotary buffer and probably a lambswool buffing pad.
The goal was to remove the holograms and restore a true swirl-free, show car finish in ONE STEP. To do this I will test the Pinnacle Jeweling Wax with the RUPES Yellow CP pad on a FLEX Supa BEAST.
Here's BEFORE shots...
Here's the AFTER shots...
This is after doing the standard protocol 8 section passes on speed 6 with firm pressure to start with and reducing pressure for the last pass or two
Here's the final results - ONE PRODUCT and Show Car Results!
Tools, pads and products used
Here's everything I used to including the Storm Grey Edgeless Microfiber Towels - about 2 dozen of them
The FLEX Supa BEAST
8 RUPES Yellow CP Foam Polishing Pads
1 RUPES Blue CP Foam Cutting pad - this was for the deeper scratches in the hood and passenger side fender
FLEX PiXiE or PXE80 Micro Polisher
1 Buff & Shine 3" White Foam Finishing Pad - 2-pack
1 Pinnacle Yellow Foam Applicator Pad - this was for working by hand for the intricate and tight areas
And of course, the jeweling wax...
Pinnacle Jeweling Wax
If you look carefully,
The bottle of Jeweling Wax is out-of-focus because the amazing gloss, shine and liquid wet dripping results are IN FOCUS!
Autogeek Cover-Up Towels
This truck has a beautiful oak wood bed in it and to avoid walking on the wood and potentially scuffing it or scratching it I laid down 4 Autogeek Cover-Up Towels. I show these in a lot of my car detailing projects because they come in so handy to protect and cover things up. You could use paper or plastic in some cases but these are SOFT microfiber so they won't scratch and their ECO-FRIENDLY because you can wash and dry them and use them over and over again. Get you some.
Starting at the top and working down After placing the cover-up towels in the bed to protect the beautiful wood, time to get to work.
Zero Pad Stalling when buffing on EDGE
One reason I like the 8mm gear-driven FLEX Supa BEAST is because it's gear-driven there is ZERO pad stalling. This enables me to go up on edge to buff into the indented areas for the CHEVROLET letters stamped into the tailgate.
Both sides of the tail gate also had swirl, scuffs and scratches...
Now that's so much better....
Swirl-free, super high gloss finish
I've used this product on a number of cars now and it never fails to delivers the results you see above. It cuts exceptional well. Polishes any type of paint to a super high gloss. The abrasive technology is Top Shelf - there simply is never any micro-marring issues with this product even on soft paint. The gloss it leaves behind is insane.