I had read on one of the posts here or on AAW that there was no difference between Renaissance wax and Kiwi shoe wax (sold in the store) except the high price difference between the two. The person writing stated that there is no difference in the ingredients. So, today I had to do some food shopping and picked up a can of clear Kiwi to test it and see.
I took two mesquite small vessels and sanded to 320, coated with Shellac x 2 and aggressively sanded down well between each coat (filler), then sanded thru the grits to 1000 ........then applied Renaissance on one and Kiwi on the other.......No buffing wheels.......... just hand applied it on the lathe and hand buffed off.....both vessels have a nice feel and soft glow....very acceptable.
Pic's below-----The orange strip in the pic is just the way the photo came out ...........But, Can you tell which one the Renaissance is on and which has the Kiwi ?
My conclusion - the ingredients are not stated on either container so that point is out...................
- both produce a very nice finish but in real life with the vessels in front of me I can tell which is the Renaissance
- I would use it over alot of other waxes for sure it shines up very nicely and very easy to apply. You can easily hand buff with the Kiwi and you can
coat your work a second time with a couple drops of water to shine it up more (so the can says and i did try on the one vessel) .....