Hybrid waxes are a fusion of premium natural waxes (like carnauba) and high tech sealant technologies.
This means they deliver the best of both worlds. Great filling, gloss enhancement, water behaviour and ease of use from the wax elements. And superb longevity, durability (including solvent/heat resistance) and shine from the sealant constituents.
In fact, our hybrid waxes are so good that they can go toe to toe with true ceramic sealants for many months and outperform the cheap so-called 'ceramic' products easily. The difference is that you don't need to panel-wipe your car first and you won't need to machine polish off unsightly residues if you get it wrong. More filling and ease of use than a genuine ceramic, and water behaviour that lasts just as long in real terms (ceramics really need actively maintaining every 3 months)... versus the fact you'd just need to recoat your car every 6 months rather than every year... no wonder so many customers are coming back to traditional waxes.
Black Widow is based on our award-winning Supernatural Hybrid recipe but with a healthy dose of montan wax thrown into the mix, giving it a jet black appearance. Ideal, in fact, for black or dark coloured paintwork.
From the moment we launched it on Halloween a few years back (complete with a submerged plastic spider in the first 666 jars we sold!) it has proven extremely popular. There must be a lot of black cars out there!
Of course, you can use any colour wax on any colour car, but our dye testing has shown a 2-4% increase in colour enhancement when you 50/50 a white panel with a coloured wax. You may not see Black Widow's distinctive darkness much on dark or black, but it's there. Like Nick Cave lurking behind the curtain in a cellar with the lights off. Spooky.
It's also worth noting that we always recommend hybrid waxes for customers with metallic or pearlescent cars, because the sealant component gives a little more reflection and shine than regular carnauba waxes. And being heat resistant, you can use hybrid waxes as dedicated wheel sealants. Black wheels anyone?