Valentine’s Road ‘n Track Wax Test

Valentine's Road and Track Carnauba Car Wax Test Review

Car Wax Test: Valentine’s Road and Track Wax 250 gram – £49.95

We tested this Road ‘n Track wax alongside Valentines other wax – Carnauba Concours – to see how the two fared next to each other.

As with the Concours Carnauba, the Road ‘n Track did supremely well in both the finish and durability categories. The car we tested it on had all previous wax removed first using washing-up detergent, and then it was put through a full machine polishing process – which happened to coincide with the Valentine’s waxes we needed to test.

Three layers were applied over the course of a week, to the bonnet, roof and boot areas, the reason being that we were testing Valentine’s other wax – Concours Carnauba – on the sides and lower boot. Application was, again, a joy – the reasons for this being that it spreads wonderfully and virtually effortlessly. It goes on a lot like butter and although it’s hard to spread thinly because of the texture, this is not a problem as removal is easy. We’d recommend leaving it to cure for around 10 – 15 minutes depending on the climate.

Valentine's Road and Track Carnauba Car Wax Test Review

Application – goes on like melting butter

Another reason for us loving the application process was because the product smells so good. It has a pleasant aroma of honey and coconut oil.

Results? The Road ‘n Track’s finish is superb and has a definite air of class about it. It leaves a mixture of a rich depth and a crystal-like shine. The wax definitely accentuates any curves a car may have, and even ‘normal’ cars seem to have an elegant touch about them once you’ve used this product.

Valentine's Road and Track Carnauba Car Wax Test Review

When we had finished waxing the test car – a metallic dark Green 1999 Seat Toledo TDi – we were simply astounded at just how good it looked, and we sat and admired those looks for a good amount of time before finally taking it out of the garage and onto the road. Even this everyday ‘mile muncher’ was transformed into a sleek and slick-looking vehicle. So, if you are fortunate enough to own something beautiful such as a Bentley Continental GT or a Ferrari 458 Italia – this wax will enhance its looks to an even greater degree.

Valentine's Road and Track Carnauba Car Wax Test Review

Valentine’s Road ‘n Track leaves a deep and crystal-clear finish which accentuates a car’s curves

To fully appreciate the Valentines waxes, we strongly recommend at least clay barring the car first and then using a paint preparation product before applying the wax – it deserves that much at least.

How long has it lasted though? We applied the wax over 5 months ago and it still gives excellent beading and a good shine too. We have not applied any other wax between now and then, and all we have done is use good quality wax-friendly car shampoo’s when it comes to washing the car.

Valentine's Road and Track Carnauba Car Wax Test Review

Wipes off easily to leave a stunning finish

What about the cost?  This is one wax which punches well above its weight, and will outperform and outshine more expensive waxes easily. The 250 gram pot is nearly £45.00 and as with Valentine’s more expensive wax, has over 80% of the highest grade Carnauba wax in the ingredients.

Another factor is that not a lot is needed when it comes to application, and a little spreads a long way too (apparently you will get over 30 applications from one tub), so the 250 gram tub it comes in will last for a long, long time.

Any negatives? Whereas some waxes can just be applied without needed to ‘prep’ the paint beforehand, and still look very good, Valentine’s waxes definitely need the car’s paintwork to have a fair amount of attention before applying it in order to get a really really decent shine. All waxes benefit from a bit of paint prep before application, but these seemed to need that bit more than usual. Having said that, the results you do get once you have done this are – as already stated – outstanding.

Out of the two Valentine’s waxes we tested, we really can’t tell the difference when it comes to finish as both are as nice as each other, and the longevity is looking about the same at the moment too. We would recommend going with the Road ‘n Track wax over the Concours Carnauba as you will save nearly £25.00 in the process and get as good results.

8.5/10 Road ‘n Track Wax performs as good more expensive waxes. Paint preparation work is a must though!

+ Gives a nice finish, smells great and is cheaper than most rivals

A lot of paint preparation work is needed to achieve a nice finish.

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