Tirox Speed Wax Detailer
Tirox Speed Wax Detailer Review
wBW Quick Look
by "Mad Dog" Earle for webBikeWorld.com
Polishes, Cleaners and Wax
Summary: Clear spray is super easy to use, buffs easily to a
highly polished shine and leaves a very nice finish.
I'm embarrassed --
this can of Tirox Speed Wax has been sitting around the
garage since I wrote the review of the
Tirox Chain Cleaner kit in September of
If you recall, that's the
ingenious kit with the spiral-shaped brush that helps to
make chain cleaning much easier.
Tirox also sent along can of their
Speed Wax Detailer at that time, and I promptly forgot
My excuse is that
it looks so much like the can of Tirox chain cleaner
that it sort of got lost on the shelf in the garage.
Then the other day I was
poking around and I realized that this can was different.
The timing was, you might say, fortuitous, because I was
just about to do some long-delayed spring cleaning on
So I washed 'em up and broke
out the Tirox Speed Wax, without a lot of expectation, I
might add, but lo and behold, this stuff
works great! If you can get by the flowery-sweet,
sort-of-like-coconut smell, it sprays on clear as a whistle
and it wipes off just as easy.
It leaves a very
nice shine indeed, and the surface almost feels like it
has been left with some type of slick plastic-ky coating, which
in the couple of weeks I've been using it does
seem to give much better protection than I think any
other quick detail spray I've tried.
I found that it's best to
use a microfiber cloth for the buffing though, just like the
instructions say, because the stuff just doesn't seem to
wipe clean with a regular old cotton rag. That
must be why Tirox includes a microfiber cloth right in
the extra large can cap; the microfiber works
beautifully -- literally a couple of swipes and you're done.
I'm pretty amazed actually,
because I've tried just about every quick detailer in
the book, and this one definitely seems different.
Better different, that is. And faster -- much
So I had to go apologize to
The Editor (who had forgotten about it anyway), and by
way of that apology, I brought the can over and we
spritzed up the Ducatis using my elbow grease.
We found that the Tirox
Speed Wax does work best on a surface that's already
clean, like after a wash. It is not a cleaner, so
it doesn't really take off the crusty old bug residue.
But if you want a quick touch-me-up or you don't want to
take the time to do a full rubdown on a just-washed
motorcycle, Tirox Speed Wax is just the ticket.
In fact, The Ed. agreed, so
Speed Wax goes on "Our Picks for Best in Class" table
on the webBikeWorld
Cleaners, Polishes and Wax Reviews page (the index
for all the webBikeWorld motorcycle cleaners and
polishes and wax reviews) as a favorite.
We tried it on everything:
windscreens, helmets, chrome, metal and painted
surfaces, and it does a bang-up job on them all.
Faded paint with no clearcoat -- not so good, but
everything else, especially modern clear-coated paint
comes up shiny as new.
Trying to take before/after
photos of this stuff is impossible, but here are a
couple anyway, just by way of illustration:
Here's a photo taken through the windscreen of Rick's
which illustrages the consistency of the clear Speed Wax
The clear coat over the black paint on the Multistrada
looks 10 feet deep after the Speed Wax.
The best quick wax detailer we've found yet, but the
only problem is that Tirox seems to have limited
distribution and doesn't sell direct from their website. It should be available at any of the
retailers who also sell the Tirox chain cleaner kit, so
when you order one of those, be sure to get a can of
Speed Wax too.
UPDATE: Tirox told us that Speed Wax is not yet
available in the U.S.A., but asking Tirox Chain Cleaner
retailers to also carry Speed Wax may help generate
enough interest to get the product into the distribution
Review: Tirox Speed Wax Detailer Polish
||List Price: $10.99
|Review Date: July 2009
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