Not REALLY long-term, but 30 days. I decided to prove a point (something I've known for awhile) and share a secret I've had for some time. Mequiar'* gold class is one of the preferred waxes here, and I had some laying around, and decided to compare it head-to-head with my favorite wax.
Since I wouldn't DARE do this to the Bonneville, but had the perfect test POS car, I went for it.
A month ago, I washed the Honda, and put Mequiars gold class on the driver'* side of the car. 2 coats, buffed in with a 10" orbital. Beautiful results. On the passenger side, I used 2 coats of something else, NOT orbital buffed in, just hand-buffed out because it'* so easy.
Here are the results a month later:
This is the trunk lid. Bottom half (driver'* side) is Mequiars. The top portion (passenger side) is the secret.
Shooting from the passenger side now. The near side is the secret, far side is Mequiars.
Trunk lid from the rear. Mequiar'* on the left, something else on the right.
Again, passenger side (left) is the secret, driver'* side (right) is something else.
This is after 30 days, and I drive on a gravel road at least twice a day. This product is the secret of the used car salesman. It simulates a factory clearcoat better than any product on the market, and is a HARD finish. Very protective. I can apply two coats in the time it takes me to do one coat of standard premium wax like Mequiar'*.
Anyone care to guess what it is? Anyone remember me making reference to it in the past? I've used it on and off since 1993 when I learned about it.