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#1 (permalink) Old 07-20-2005, 10:38 PM
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anyone else use classic car wax?

Bought a tin a few years ago. Works really well IMHO.
Never hear it mentioned here.

I got it at pep boys but they dont' carry it anymore.

Anyone else use it before??

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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

I haven't ever used it but I did some looking around on it. It seema that it is/was made by Pennzoil/Quaker State DBA SOPUS Products.

2 of the ingredients listed on the MSDS are
JP5 Jet Fuel
Light, Hydrotreated Petroleum Distillates

I couldnt find any reviews or sites which offered it for sale so I doubt it is manufactured anymore.

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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

WOW, I used to use that stuff 25 years ago - - it was regarded as the "gold standard" back then.

I suspect the contemporary offerings will yield superior results and durability.

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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

Yep. When I was a kid, reading my Dad's "Road & Track" magazines, Classic Car Wax was the real thing. Taught me the word "Carnauba". Haven't seen it for ages.
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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

It WAS the hottest thing in the late 1960s - I got it for my new Fiat Spyder 850 and then my new BMW 1600 - both bought new for cash with money I earned working in the summer in college ($1795 and $2650 respectively). It worked great, and I remember being particularly impressed with some of the marketing copy that showed research demonstrating its use shaved 1.5% off the highway MPG.
That was important, since extending the range of that 30 cents a gallon gas was important......
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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

I am almost out. I want to find more. It acctualy works pretty well and smells good also. I get the roundest beads whenever it rains right after I ahve waxed it. Smooth also. when I throw a towel on my hood it slides roght off.
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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

I cannot find where this is manufactured or sold any more.

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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

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I am almost out. I want to find more. It acctualy works pretty well and smells good also. I get the roundest beads whenever it rains right after I ahve waxed it. Smooth also. when I throw a towel on my hood it slides roght off.
Take a look at the box and can. Isn't there a name/address on it that you can write to?

BTY, I used this stuff before ... way back.
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RE: anyone else use classic car wax? Comment from the creator

Hello to all who used Classic Car Wax.

I happened, via a search, to find this forum, which was particularly interesting to my collegue, Curtis L. Bruner, who is the person who created it back in 1964.

I showed him the comments on this forum and he was happy to hear that it was appreciated.

Regarding some of the comments that were made in this forum, he said the following:

- It was not made by Pennzoil/Quaker State/Sopus.

- MSDS ingredients did not include jetfuellight or hydrotreated petroleum distallates.

- It is not manufactured any more. Curtis grew the company for 12 years to the point where it was being made/sold in 110 countries. Then, because they were growing at 100% a year, he needed money and got involved with a financial snake who ultimately squeezed him out of the company. It then took 12 years for the company to fail.

- regarding whether or not contemporary offerings will yield superior results and durability....He says that he doubts it, they would not have the same ingredients. We used a high percentage of carnauba. This was back when beeswax cost 10 cents a pound, parafin was 6 cents and carnauba was $1.89 a pound.

We are trying to get Curtis to write a book on the Classic Car Wax story. Lots of unique, fascinating stories. He is sad that the people who took over ruined the company, but life goes on. He can be reached at clbruner@amigo.net

Thanks for bringing up the topic...his legacy still lives.

By the way, we are trying to get a reunion of Classic Car Wax employees and need to find them. If you happen to be one, or know of someone who is, please forward this to them.

Also, Curtis put over 19,000 young people from the inner city through Buckhorn Ranch Summer Camp, in Fischer Texas. We are also trying to find past participants and counselors who can come to a reunion.
If anyone fits into either of these two reunions, please contact us at: bobm@orphancommunities.org

Thanks!
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RE: anyone else use classic car wax?

Wow...GREAT information!!! Thanks for posting that!

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