Meguiars G18211 Ultimate Wax Paste For A Deep Mirror Like Shine

Meguiars G18211 Ultimate Wax Paste For A Deep Mirror Like Shine

Launched several years ago Meguiars G18211 Ultimate Wax is still one of Meguiar’s most advanced, pure synthetic hydrophobic wax which, demonstrated by the majority of the on Amazon, offers some of their longest-lasting wax protection.

Hydrophobic, whilst it involves some very clever molecular technology, to us car care enthusiasts it simply means it repels water rather than attracting it. Thus the water simply sheets off your paintwork taking any muck and grime it contains with it, protecting and keeping your paintwork cleaner for longer.

As well as the hydrophobic properties, Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax  Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax contains newly developed synthetic polymers which crosslink to form a protective barrier that amplifies reflections for incredible depth & mirror-like shine on your paintwork.

Read more

Forever Black Bumper & Plastic Trim Dye Kit – The Permanent Solution To Faded Bumpers

Forever Black Bumper & Plastic Trim Dye Kit – The Permanent Solution To Faded Bumpers

When it comes to finding the permanent solution to sun-faded car bumpers and black plastic trim, Forever Black Bumper, Trim Cleaner & Reconditioner Dye Kit is one of the car care industries amazing success stories.

Forever Black  is not a cosmetic dressing. It’s an easy-to-use permanent black bumper dye. It permanently colors black plastic, rubber and vinyl with the same polymers that the car manufacturers use.

It is not a silicone dressing – silicone products will make plastic, vinyl and rubber appear to have regained their colors but the change is temporary.

Plus, silicone oils have been known to dry out the applied areas creating a bigger problem. Silicone also tends to leave a greasy residue even after buffing.

In essence Forever Black Bumper care must be at the top of the list when looking for a product that restores the faded black plastic on your car.

How is Forever Black Different?

Read more

Guide To Choosing The Best Car Cleaning Kit

Guide To Choosing The Best Car Cleaning Kit

With so many choices available, choosing the best car cleaning kit for a present or indeed yourself can sometimes be a bit of a minefield. Does the highest price kit really mean the best?

Which is the best value for money? Which kit will help you get and keep a showroom shine?

These are just some of the questions you will be thinking about in your choice. Here we look at the essential items a good quality car cleaning kit should contain, comparing some of the best quality and most popular kits available on the market, from a range car care brands and making some recommendations for putting your own cleaning kit together.

So what are the essentials for ideal car cleaning kits?

Read more

Autoglym Super Resin Polish – Shining Cars Since 1986

Autoglym Super Resin Polish – Shining Cars Since 1986

Why Choose Super Resin Polish?

Having been launched in 1986 Autoglym Super Resin Polish (SRP) has been now been a firm favourite amongst car owners, enthusiasts and valeters alike, for nearly 30 years. Here we take a good look at why it has lasted the course, some rave reviews, how to apply (inc a quick video) as well as a couple of links to where you can buy at great prices.

Super Resin Polish is a 3 in 1 product, combining paint cleaner, polish and sealant all in one high quality, yet extremely competitively priced product.

Although having been around since the late ’80’s the product hasn’t stood still. Only a year after being voted Polishing Product of The Year by Detailing World, Autoglym re-engineered Super Resin Polish to a new, more advanced, easier to use and better-performing product.

Read more

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner For Alloy Wheels

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner For Alloy Wheels

About Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner has become one of the most popular wheel cleaners on the market. Bilberry was formulated to be an outstandingly safe but effective wheel cleaner! Something that it achieves where others fail.

Valet Pro Bilberry Wheel Cleaner is great for valuable Alloy Wheels, Chrome Wheels, and other types of rim where safe acid-free cleaning is an absolute must.

Bilberry Wheel Cleaner is:

Read more

How To Protect And Clean Alloy Wheels

How To Protect And Clean Alloy Wheels

As you will know managing to keep your wheels gleaming is one of the hardest jobs in detailing. Getting it right can seriously improve the look of your car and really makes heads turn wherever you go.

In this article I will share some top tips on how to protect and clean alloy wheels to keep them gleaming in both winter and summer.

There are many different types of wheels to consider, all of which to achieve the ultimate shine require slightly different care and attention:

– Bare metal alloy wheels
– Coated/Painted alloys
– Steel wheels
– Chrome rims
– Wire wheels

Read more

Why A Used Car Warranty Can Be Good For Your Car Care (+ 5 Top Tips For Choosing One)

Used Car Warranty Guide

Now you might ask what has a used car warranty (or extended warranty) got to do with car care. The key to this question however lies in the fact that when it comes down to our cars many of us will readily admit we concentrate more time and attention on the look of our motors than we do the mechanics. 

It is however the mechanics of our cars that can give us the biggest headaches and dents in our wallets. This is where the used car warranty can form a vital part of your overall car care regime.  This was recently brought home to us after Ali changed her much loved, but aging VW Golf Mk3 (she loved that car so much) for a newer model.

 

A painful £1000 lesson…

Now in the 15 years she had owned her Mk3 the most we had to pay out in anyone time was for a new exhaust, after the old one decided to stay on the drive one-day as she reversed off! The only other major issues in all that time were a drivers side electric window mechanism and a starter motor – not bad for 15 years motoring.

Having had so much joy out of here MK3 VW Golf, there was only one choice for her – yes you guessed it – another Golf, but this time a newer model. Not a new one but one with far fewer years on it.

Now I am not sure if previously we had just been very lucky or that the more modern the car the more can, and ultimately will go, wrong with it. But despite it having been looked over by an experienced mechanic before buying, things gradually started to go wrong and within a matter of weeks we found ourselves parting with close to another £1000 in parts and repairs.

Read more

How Often Do I Have To Polish And Wax My New Car?

Polishing New carI was recently contacted by Avril who had a question that many others have asked in the past and which I thought the answer might be of interest to you. Avril’s question was:

“I have ordered my new car an Audi TT and I am planning to detail it when I get it to give the car the best possible shine and finish. My question is when I have finished how do i maintain the car, i.e. I would not expect to do this level of cleaning on a weekly basis. On a weekly basis do I just wash the car, do I wash and polish?”

In answer to Avril’s question I would first say that I would hope that having spent what is likely to be a reasonable amount of money on a new car, and I am assuming here that it is a “brand new car”, that I would not have to detail if straight from the showroom. However having visited a fair number of showrooms in the past I am sometimes horrified by the condition of the paintwork on some cars.

Now many dealers will try and flog you a “paint protection” package ranging from just a few hundred to several hundred pounds. Unfortunately many of these are not worth the amount of money charged by the dealerships, some of whom make nearly as much on the protection package as they do profit on the car!

If your new car has been “protected” you firstly need to be extremely careful and read the small print as to what after-care process and products you use, as you can find by using non-approved products you will invalidate any warranty provided with the package.

The first step…

Read more

Leather Repair Company Withernsea Launch Leather Guard (R) Protection

Leather Guard ProtectionThe Leather Repair Company Withernsea has this week launched its new Leather Guard (R) Protection system. This new leather protection product is designed to work on all types of leather including car leather interiors,  furniture, desk tops, jackets & clothing and even handbags.

Launched after years of research and development the new Leather Guard (R) Protectant will give a minimum of 12 months warrantied protection against  liquid and ink stains, grease marks, dye transfer and wear taking place on your leathers surface.

Read more

Discover the Best Car Vacuum Cleaner: Ultimate Wet/Dry Car Vac Comparison Guide!

Draper Best Car Vacuum CleanerWe’ve all been there, lugging the household vacuum cleaner across the driveway or up onto your car seats, only to find the cable was too short or the tools too wide and at which point you wished you had the best car vacuum for the job in hand.

Our interactive guide of car vacs below and the analysis that follows will hopefully help you decide what the best car vacuum cleaner is for you.

Whether it is a corded wet and dry vac for deep down car interior cleaning or a portable cordless car vacuum for a quick but effective run over to pick up all the bits, dust and pet hairs on your seats and carpet.

When is comes to choosing the best car vacuum we all have our own list of and ideas of what will make the ideal car vacuum for our needs but it’s not so easy to find all the information we need in one place.

So we’re here to help with our interactive guide below which will allow you to compare the best car vacuum cleaners on the market today in one easy to understand format:

Read more