Archive for the ‘Car Plastic Polishes’ Category

Hyundai i10 is ideal cure for January blues

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

After the expense of Christmas has passed many motor enthusiasts will want to go out in January and treat themselves to a nippy little run-around.
Well the new economical Hyundai i10 may just fit the bill.

Nicknamed “the Blue”, it emits carbon emissions of just 99g per km and drivers in the capital will be pleased to know that it is exempt from the London Congestion Charge and Emission Zone restrictions.

That makes it the only car on the market in the UK to achieve this for less than £10,000.

Managing what gear is the most effective for lower fuel use is easy also as its innovative ECO Drive indicator tells you the best time to change gears.

And that’s not all, it’s a full £1000 cheaper than Hyundai’s old 1.2L classic model.

Recently Top Gear described it as “Another impressive stride forward for Hyundai, if only because it feels so much better built than the older fair.”

Time possibly to get your wallet and car polish at the ready in the New Year then?

Posted by Simone Williams
 


BMW exhibits its polished past

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Car enthusiasts may want to take a city-break in Munich this winter and pay a visit to BMW’s Line of Beauty exhibition.

The iconic vehicle manufacturer has wheeled out the best and most beautiful cars in a show that illustrates its rich history in transportation.

Since its formation in 1916, BMW has been at the forefront of the automotive industry and this expo allows people see and even tough come its most well know vintage motors.

Shining and expertly restored with the best car polish and scratch remover money can buy each car really is a thing of immense beauty.

BMW’s flagship coupes and convertibles are iconic in their own right and visitors can see 14 individual exhibits that display everything from the pre-war 327 and 327/28 Convertible and Coupe models through to the modern F12/13 6-Series.

The 1950s was a time for style, sophistication and glamour and the BMW 502 Coupé and Convertible’s easily epitomise their era. The truly timeless BMW 3.0 CSI E9, sometimes referred to as the Six Coupé is also on displayed and ready to be marvelled at.

The German car giant has won its fair share of accolades over the years but few vehicles have the striking and award-winning allure of the E31 BMW 8 Series. When it was released it was thought of as a car ahead of its time, but appreciation of simplistic stylings has reached astronomical proportions in recent years.

If you like things big as well as beautiful then you must see the new BMW 6 Series, which continues BMW’s tradition of producing stunning and grand tourer vehicles.

The exhibition is being held at the BMW museum in Munich will run from the 28th October 2011 through to the end of September next year. It’s a truly unmissable event for those that love cars.

Posted by Mark Henderson 


RS5 cabriolet is car to care for

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

German car giant Audi is set to unleash its beautiful RS5.

A stunning cabriolet version is set debut next year and Auto Express is reporting sights of it flying around a test track close to Nurburgring circuit.

S5 Cabriolet has the same bulging wheel arches as the coupé model but where it really excels is in its performance.

Built with the same 4.2-litre V8 engine as the coupé, RS5 Cabriolet now boasts 444 brake horse power and 430 Nm of torque.

A quattro drive train enables its four-wheel drive capability and its seven-speed twin-clutch S tronic gearbox should see it do 0 – 62 mph in less five seconds before on to a top speed of 155mph.

One pit fall for speed merchants is the fact that it will be heavier than the coupé as it features the same triple-layered folding canvas roof as the S5 drop top and that means the engineers have had to strengthen the chassis.

But despite the extra weight, drivers will still experience the ultimate sports car experience as the seats are now pushed slightly closer to the roaring V8 engine.

The new model will also include new front and rear lights, a smoother and simpler bumper and a re-designed front grille.

The car is set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2012 and will retail round the £60,000 mark when it becomes available in the UK next summer.

Such a beautiful piece of engineering must be carefully looked after if purchased.

The Car Care Council recently issues a hand guide for keeping your prized motor in pristine condition.

It suggests you should wash your car at least once a week and polish a minimum of every six months if it's bodywork is to keep the shame shine it had when it was in the showroom. 

Posted by Mark Henderson


Expert recommends car plastic polish for headlight cleaning

Friday, July 1st, 2011

As the headlights are such an important feature on a car, drivers must ensure that not only do they work but do so to the best of their abilities.

And according to Jim Dvorak, from Mothers Polish, the best way of doing this is by investing in car plastic polish and giving them the once over.

Speaking to the Hartford Courant, the expert said that every owner at some point will have to deal with cloudy headlights which reduce the output of the bulb and can be dangerous if left untreated.

Motorists have two ways of dealing with the issue – pay to have the lens and shield replaced or use car plastic polish.

In Mr Dvorak's opinion, the latter is the way to go.

"Use a plastic polish – a headlight specific polish – every time you wax your car, every eight to 12 weeks. When you wax your car, protect your headlights," the expert went on to say.

According to Ricochet's Rapid Detail, washing, waxing and polishing are the three most important parts of car detailing.

Posted by Anne Simpson
 


Professional car cleaning products ‘are available to all’

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Professional car cleaning products such as steel wheel cleaners, scratch remover and car plastic polish were once only available to people in the trade but that is no longer the case.

Marc Forget, owner of Street Freaks Detailing, told the Times Colonist that owners can buy these items readily and can save themselves significant amounts of money in doing so and carrying out work themselves.

"There used to be a time when the car-care products I would use to clean and polish my client's vehicles were only available to professionals. But now people can buy most of the same products," he stated.

Mr Forget went on to give tips on how to make the vehicle look its best, including applying car waxes, using car air fresheners and investing in microfibre cloths some of the steps he recommended.

Clay bars may be another good item to purchase, as Victory Detailing recently used them to restore a 3-series BMW to its former glory.

Posted by Anne Simpson
 


Drivers ‘should make sure headlights are clean with spring approaching’

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Drivers may think that using car plastic polish to ensure the headlights are clear is something which matters most during the winter, however, they would be wrong.

That is according to Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council, who stated that while clear headlights is essential in adverse weather, they are also important during the spring.

"Better weather and longer days mean more driving and longer trips, often after dark. Lights play a major role in safe driving, as the chance of an accident increases if you can't see or be seen," he noted.

As well as making sure the bulbs are still working, motorists need to clean headlights and rear lights to remove any debris that may reduce their effectiveness, with microfibre cloths and car plastic polish two tools that can help them do this.

According to a recent survey by SimpleMotoring.co.uk, 37 per cent of Britons have not washed their cars in a month.

Posted by Simone Williams
 


Plastic polish ‘can restore lights to their original glory’

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

A motoring expert has given some hints and tips on the steps drivers can take to ensure their vehicle looks and feels great and one of his recommendations is to make sure the headlights are clean and clear, meaning car plastic polish is in order.

Tom Torbjornsen, a radio show host and car fanatic, told USA Today that there are a number of things drivers can do to prolong the life of their motor and also make it more fun to be in.

Among his recommendations is detailing the headlights with car plastic polish to ensure they offer maximum visibility and are fit for purpose.

Mr Torbjornsen suggested investing in Turtle Wax's headlight restorer, which he stated would return the headlight covers to their original condition.

There are many other products detailing fans could use however, with Meguiar's Plastx and Mothers PowerBall two other choices.

Rhonda Wheeler, writing for the Las Vegas Review Journal, said recently that the latter detailing product would make a good present for a car fanatic.

Posted by Mark Henderson
 


Meguiar’s reveals key winter maintenance steps

Friday, January 7th, 2011

The UK is in the grips of a cold winter with snow and ice threatening vehicles and drivers but motorists can protect their cars from the elements with a few simple steps and car exterior care products.

Detailing firm Meguiar's has given a series of tips to the Hot Rod blog, with the first thing being to prepare all the glass with the Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit to remove bonded debris and allow water repellent to work effectively.

Motorists must also clean the vehicle on a regular basis using car shampoo, while the headlights should also be washed and kept clear using Meguiar's PlastX to allow for greater visibility.

Wheel care is important as well during harsh weather conditions and Meguiar's Hot Rims alloy wheel cleaner should be employed to protect the rims.

Kevin Wellman, estimator at Dutch Miller Chevrolet Body Shop, told Irontontribune.com that sponges should never be used on cars during winter, with microfiber cloths a better alternative.

Posted by Matt Casson
 


Drivers ‘must clean headlights constantly in snowy conditions’

Friday, December 17th, 2010

The snow is set to return to large parts of the UK this weekend and drivers must ensure they take the necessary steps to prepare their cars, with windscreen cleaner and car plastic polish.

John Lewis Insurance has listed several things which motorists need to do to before taking their vehicles out in the snow, with visibility one of the most important areas to tackle.

As well as keeping the windscreen and mirrors clear with glass cleaner and windscreen cleaner, drivers should invest in car plastic polish to ensure the headlights are clear.

"Cleaning your headlights can improve visibility. Dirt often forms a thick film which reduces their effectiveness. It also means that others can't see you as clearly," the company added.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists recently urged drivers to make sure they have all the tools needed to make their vehicles as safe as possible during periods of icy weather.

Among the tips offered by the organisation is ensuring that sufficient windscreen cleaner is in the reservoir.

Posted by Mark Henderson
 


Car interior care ‘requires more than just spraying nice fragrances’

Monday, November 29th, 2010

When it comes to car exterior cleaning, many drivers use the right tools such as car waxes, car polish and microfibre cloths, however, not everybody devotes the same care and attention to the inside.

Gina Budhai, managing partner at Car Pool Detail, told the Richmond Times Dispatch that she has had to deal with many cases of interior neglect, finding everything from dead mice to snakes.

Whether it is vomit, fire odours, mould, mildew or faeces, Ms Budhai said that she always uses car interior care products, which could include car leather care solutions, car plastic polish and car air fresheners.

"You have to get rid of the bacteria and the odour … too many times consumers think that surface cleaning and spraying perfume fragrances in a vehicle's interior will solve the problem," she told the newspaper.

Krishna King, after-sales parts manager at Bermuda Motors, wrote for the BDA Sun recently that car interior care is an intricate process and not something which can be rushed or done half-heartedly.

Posted by Mark Henderson