I. Car Washing
1. Which Turtle Wax Car Wash is the best product to use on my new car?
Turtle Wax offers a full line of car wash products to fit an individual's needs. All Turtle Wax Car Washes are pH balanced, biodegradable, provide rich foam and safely clean all exterior washable automotive surfaces.
Turtle Wax branded car wash products offer great value at a low price. Turtle Wax Car Wash (either blue colour or clear green formula) contains water softening agents to condition water and help prevent hard water spots. It provides long lasting suds and rinses easily, without leaving a film or residue.
Turtle Wax Zip Wax Car Wash is a premium car wash that leaves a Turtle Wax shine as it washes. This clean rinsing formula helps prevent hard water spots. The traditional formula is safe to use on all washable surfaces, provides rich, long lasting foam and safely removes road soils without scratching. Zip Wax Car Wash is pleasing to the senses with its rich feel and lemon scent
Turtle Wax F-21 Super Car Wash offers the latest car wash technology for today's scratch sensitive clear coat paint. Nanotechnology is a key technological advancement of the 21st century. F-21 incorporates Nano-Tech additives to provide better cleaning. Nano-Tech additives assist the super lubricating wash ingredients to surround abrasive soils to help prevent incidental swirl marks. Dirt and grime simply float away. Yet F-21 Super Car Wash won't strip wax. F-21 Car Wash provides rich, long lasting foam and has a pleasant citrus/lemon scent.
Platinum Series Car Wash and Conditioner offers the highest cleaning and most luxurious rich foam, and finish conditioning in a Turtle Wax Car Wash product. The ultra-soft formula provides billows of rich conditioning foam that quickly releases stubborn soil. This ultra-rich foam will not strip wax and provides maximum protection from the dulling effects that abrasive dirt can have on a modern automotive finish. Formulated with coconut derived conditioners, the formula preserves the shine and keeps finishes looking bright and clean. Platinum Series Car Wash has an unmistakable tropical scent to make car washing a pleasant experience.
Turtle Wax Self-Drying Wash and Wax combines the cleaning performance of a car wash and a car wax in a single product. The two layer formulation keeps active ingredients separate. Simply mix to activate. This car wash cleans and leaves a wax protective layer that beads up water. The wax causes the rinse water to bead and run off the car, virtually creating a self drying feature. The fast rinse formulation dries spot free.
2. Why should I use a formulated car wash and not a dish detergent to wash my car?
Household detergents even "mild" dishwashing soaps are designed to work in hot water and cut through grease. Household detergents can strip away wax, leaving your paint unprotected. Zip Wax® Car Wash is specially formulated to remove tough dirt and grime. The non-streak, pH neutral formula gently cleans, rinses thoroughly and leaves no spots.
3. How can I remove water spots from glass and paint surfaces?
Most common water spots are caused by mineral deposits. A 50/50 solution of vinegar and water does a great job of neutralizing these marks.
4. What causes loss of beading?
If water beading disappears only after washing the car, don't worry, the wax is still there. Normal loss of beading on a car is temporarily "suppressed" by a car wash product. Apply a new layer of wax when rain and/or morning dew no longer bead on the finish. Also a finish in poor condition can shorten wax life. The condition of the finish plays a big part in car wax longevity.
5. What can I do to stop water spots when I wash my car?
Do not wash the car in midday sunlight. Early morning or late evening is the best time, or wash the car in a shaded area. Dry completely after washing.
6. What wash should I use to care for my car to preserve the wax shine?
Use Zip Wax Car Wash, F-21 Super Car Wash, Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wash and Conditioner, or Turtle Wax Car Wash as per directions or any specially formulated car wash to clean the vehicle between wax applications. Car washes, such as Zip Wax Car Wash, are designed to gently float away dirt. If the finish loses some shine after washing, use Platinum Series Detailer, Turtle Wax Express Shine, or Turtle Wax One Step Wax and Dry to boost shine and protection.
II. Car Waxing
General Wax Tips
Never apply wax onto surfaces that cannot be easily buffed.
Ideal waxing temperature is between 13°C - 29°C (55°F - 85°F).
Always apply paste wax in thin coats.
Soft terry cotton makes perfect polishing cloths.
Do not apply wax in direct sun on dark finishes, this makes polish and wax removal difficult.
Only wax a recently washed surface.
Determination of Finish Condition
How can a car owner tell if a vehicle needs to be waxed?
Today's modern finishes need to be waxed at least three times a year to maintain or restore the reflective shine it originally had. Today's clear coat paints don't provide an obvious “signal” that they need to be waxed or polished like the finishes of yesteryear. Finishes from the 80's or early 90's previously weathered to a dull, or to a hazy appearance on the upper portions of the vehicle. This was a major sign that the car finish needed serious attention.
Today's car finishes rarely manifest this visual symptom. Clear coat finishes gradually degrade and lose their reflective properties. This is difficult to see on light coloured cars and can have a grey, hazy appearance on cars of darker colours. Gloss is lost so gradually, that many times the gloss degradation goes unnoticed by the owner. A neglected clear coat finish will show increased susceptibility to water spotting, will lose stain resistance from common environmental contaminants, show visual swirl marks, have a rough feel to the touch, and a low luster appearance especially when the vehicle is parked next to a new car.
A vehicle in this shape usually requires several steps to restore a new look to the finish. Here is a way to determine the condition of your car.
Step One: Wash the vehicle thoroughly with a Zip Wax Car Wash or Platinum Series Car Wash and rinse. Take note on how the rinse water lays on the finish. If the vehicle stays uniformly wet, and towel drying seems to leave a film behind, or the towel drags, the finish is oxidized and needs deep cleaning.
A clear coat finish in good shape will quickly shed water and towel drying should be easy. A high gloss reflective shine should be restored after washing.
Step Two: After washing, wipe a clean soft cotton cloth on a small section of the hood.
1.If the cloth glides easily, the previously applied wax is in good shape. In many cases, the cloth will move on its own on a sloped surface. Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Detailer or Turtle Wax Express Shine Spray can be applied to boost the shine.
2.If the cloth seems to be difficult to move under light hand pressure, it's time to re-apply a liquid or paste wax. A wax will lose its ability to reduce friction or lubricate the finish as it wears off the finish.
3.If the cloth is difficult to move and the finish seems to have a rough feel, then a series of steps needs to be followed to restore the finish to a like new condition.
Step Three: Choose the right product.
New or well maintained cars: If you have a new car, and you want a car to look its best all the time, here's how to start an effective car care program. Check for the vehicle's manufacturer's date. That's the day the car rolled off the assembly line, not the date you picked up the car. This information can be found on the inside of the driver's door jamb or under the car hood in front of the radiator. It's best to start waxing one to two months after the date of manufacture (new paint needs time to properly cure before applying wax). (Most new vehicles “on the dealer's lot” will be at least this old.)
Paste wax should be applied as thin and uniformly as possible to get best results. Liquid wax can be applied heavier than a paste, about four fluid ounces is required to wax a mid-size car. Also, wax one section at a time. It's easier that way. As the wax starts to dry, wipe off the excess product just as it starts to change from translucent to white before moving onto the next section. Waxing is easier this way.
New cars should be washed at least every two weeks. We have found that some road tars and environmental pollution can leave stains on relatively new paint. Therefore, it's important to wax regularly and wash regularly. It is also a good idea to use Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Detailer after a wash to boost the shine and protection of the wax. Platinum Detailer is so easy to use, a car can be sprayed and wiped in as little as five minutes. Weekly use of Detailer will help prevent incidental swirl marks and leave a high gloss shine on all non-porous exterior automotive surfaces. The secret to applying the Detailer is to spray a generous amount of product onto a section of the exterior with product and spread with a soft cotton towel. Finish by lightly buffing with a dry cloth to a high gloss shine. Do not apply in direct sun or if the finish is hotter than 90°F. (Wax coatings tend to be harder to burnish to a high shine on extremely warm surfaces.)
Cars, 2 to 5 years in age: If a vehicle hasn't been waxed in a couple of years, the condition of the finish can vary, depending on the local climate and whether or not it has been garage kept. Usually, after a couple of years, daily driving and “Mother Nature” start to chip away at the reflective properties of the finish.
Two things generally happen. UV radiation starts a process called “polymer scission” which is the breakdown of the surface clear coat resin. The second is called environmental etching, a process where acid rain, local pollution, soil and road grime start to deposit stubborn grime, stains, minerals and/or etch the upper paint surface of a car. The clear finish will have a dull appearance and be covered with what appears to be a network of light swirl marks (light scratches). The “cloth wipe test” previously described in Step 2 will easily detect this condition. In this case, a “cleaner wax”, i.e. F-21 Paste or Liquid, or Super Hard Shell Paste or Liquid, should be applied first to remove surface contamination. Apply Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Paste or Liquid Wax or Detailer within a month of using a cleaner wax to enhance protection and shine.
Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover, stock #T-237, can be used as a pre-wax cleaner to remove light swirl marks and deep clean the auto finish prior to using Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax. It will be a good idea to wax every three months and use Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Detailer regularly between waxing, and right after washing to build up a solid layer of wax protection and restore the shine to a better than new condition.
Don't forget the rubber and plastic trim! F-21 Protectant is perfect for conditioning, shining and restoring that new look to these surfaces too!
Cars over 5 years in age, with minimal car care: If your car is over 5 years in age, and you're one of those people that waits for the rain to wash your car or you just never had time to think about car care, it's not too late to make it look like new. Car care today takes less time. Modern wax and polish formulations are better and easier to use. Car bodies are more corrosion proof and finishes are high quality and longer lasting.
The only difference from the previous steps is to assess the condition of the car's finish a little more thoroughly after washing. Odds are, tar and other caked up grime has built up over time. You may need some other specialty cleaners to remove this before waxing, such as White Polishing Compound, Scratch and Swirl Remover, Chrome Polish and a heavy duty cleaner, degreaser. The Polishing Compound will be effective at removing tough stains or minimizing the effects of deeper scratches. Scratch and Swirl Remover will make an excellent pre-wax cleaner and ready the finish for an application of Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Paste Wax. We recommend the paste in this situation, as the paste is more effective at sealing and protecting an older finish. Initially, wax the vehicle every three months for the first year, and use the Detailer after every wash to boost or add more carnauba wax protection and maintain a high shine.
1. Why is waxing/polishing your vehicle important?
Waxes and polishes serve three primary purposes:
Cleaning a car's finish
Improving the shine
Protecting a car's surface against environmental damage. Most waxes and polishes contain very mild abrasives, chemical cleaning agents, lubricants and waxes. The cleaning agents remove surface oxidation and leave a high gloss. The clear film acts as a protective barrier for the car's surface. Regular cleaning and waxing keeps reduces oxidation and provides a layer of protection to keep the finish looking new.
2. Why the different brands of car wax from Turtle Wax? Don't they all work the same?
Generally all automotive wax and polish products, clean, shine and protect automotive paint in one step. The age of the vehicle, the needs of the finish, and the desire of the consumer, dictates which product or brand to use. Regular car care is key to prolonging the shine of today's vehicle's finishes.
Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell Car Wax provides long lasting traditional shine and protection to any automotive finish. It's a well trusted brand that will work well on a variety of finishes and in many temperature conditions.
Turtle Wax Carnauba Car Wax is based on the original Super Hard Shell formula. It provides a durable long lasting shine, carnauba wax protection, and has a rich vanilla scent.
F-21 Car Polish with Nanotechnology is a high tech formula, containing urethane polymer for long lasting shine, durability, and protection. Nanotechnology magnifies polymer shine and UV protection. One application can last up to a year.
Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax is a premium wax that provides the ultimate experience in reflectivity, shine, and protection. High refractive index polymers provide ultimate shine and protection. Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax is the perfect car wax that will meet the expectations of the most critical auto enthusiast. It's perfect for regular use on today's custom or new car finishes, to maintain a world class shine.
ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax is a totally unique approach to car care, utilizing clarified Carnauba Wax. There is no other chemistry currently on the market. Today's car exteriors are comprised of multiple materials, finishes and textures. This new liquid satisfies the shine and protection requirements for all of today's modern surfaces and can be used on all exterior finishes, including rubber and plastic trim. ICE is formulated for new or like new looking finishes.
Clear Polish Advantages:
This product will shine and protect all paints, plastics, rubber, and chrome materials. It contains no polishing agents, and will not leave any powdery residue. It leaves all exterior surfaces looking new.
It is extremely easy to use. Wipes on with very little effort using a urethane foam applicator. Wipes off easily with a microfiber cloth.
It can be applied in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces.
This product provides extraordinary gloss, especially on dark finishes, with an improved subjective reflectivity over many conventional waxes and polishes.
The base formulation is compatible with the latest durability agents.
This is a concentrated formula with only two ounces of product needed to wax an entire car, as compared to four ounces required of a normal liquid car wax.
This product fills in light surface scratches and corrects minor swirl marks.
Saves time, since no hard rubbing or buffing is needed with this product.
An ultra-slick surface, that helps repel dust and dirt.
This product is perfect for new and like new cars, and today's clear coat finishes.
It works on older finishes as well as new finishes.
Carrier solvents help remove stubborn greasy films and wax build-up.
This product must be wiped with a microfiber cloth. The microfiber cloth market is growing and the “clear wax” technology synergistically works with this synthetic material.
It has a pleasant “Fresh” scent.
3. What causes streaks and how can I remove them?
|Cold/Hot Temperatures||Wax/polish <13°C
|Over application -||Spritz w/water to dilute-buff|
|Oxidation -||Clean your finish with a polishing compound (T-241) prior to waxing.
4. What is the difference between a wax and a polish?
The terms wax and polish are used interchangeably today. Most waxes and polishes contain some mild cleaning agents (safe for clear coat finishes) which remove old wax, minor scratches and everyday oxidation. All polish and wax products clean, shine and protect, unless otherwise stated on the label. A polishing compound or compound will clean and shine only. As always recommended, test a small inconspicuous area and always follow the back label instructions.
5. How many coats of wax/polish should I apply ... will additional coats provide better protection?
Applying additional coats of wax at one time is not necessary, however, a second coat may assure protection in the areas you may have missed. A second coat of wax will add shine to older finishes. We consider regular, average car care to include applying a coat of wax 3-4 times a year. Remember, today's harsh environmental factors require more frequent waxing, especially if your vehicle is highly exposed to these conditions.
6. Why do I experience paint dust or my car's colour coming off onto the cloth when waxing my car?
The paint that you see on the cloth is dead paint caused by oxidation. It is necessary to remove this oxidized paint in order to maintain shine and protection. Most cars have clear coat finishes and residual colour will not be seen on the polishing rag.
7. Should I use a wet or dry applicator when applying wax?
Turtle Wax® recommends dampening the applicator for best results when applying F-21 or Super Hard Shell Waxes. The damp applicator enables the user to apply a uniform layer of wax.
8. Does car wax remove the top layer of paint or does car wax add a layer to the paint?
Applying a wax product to your car's finish will not remove paint from your vehicle. Turtle Wax® car polish/wax products do contain slight cleaning agents to remove waxy buildup and mild oxidation but also adds a protective layer to your finish. Car wax will only remove surface contaminants or surface oxidation. Car wax or car polish will not remove a finish coating in good condition.
9. Why should I avoid direct sunlight when applying wax?
In order to avoid the wax drying (baking) and making it difficult to remove, it is recommended to apply wax out of direct sunlight and when the paint is cool to the touch. As always, apply the wax in 2 ft x 2 ft sections, let dry to a haze (but not completely) and buff. Some situations may cause the wax to become more difficult to apply and remove:
Extreme hot or cold temperatures
10. Is there a difference between liquid and paste wax?
No, there is no difference in the protection each form provides. Turtle Wax® offers these two options for its customers. Some individuals prefer liquid wax because of the easy application, where others feel the paste gives them better results.
11. My automobile has a clear coat finish...does it still require waxing?
Absolutely, clear coat finishes need to be waxed, not only for the protective qualities and added shine, but also for the "mar resistant" benefits. The biggest problem with clear coat finishes today is mar resistance. These new finishes resist weathering better than ever, however, abrasive soil, sand, dirt, road debris, and other sources of abrasion, can leave a clear top coat looking pretty dull in a short time. Waxing leaves a lubricious film which helps prevent these minor abrasions from occurring. Wax 3-4 times a year for maximum protection.
12. How do I remove the wax residue from black trim?
Mineral Spirits work best with a toothbrush. Follow with an application of our F-21 Protection.
13. Is water beading actually a signal that my finish needs to be waxed?
In new car Owner's Manuals, auto manufacturers refer to water beading as evidence of protection. Manufacturers recommend that the owner apply a coat of wax to the car when beading is no longer evident.
14. Can I use an orbital buffer with your wax products?
In general, any of the Turtle Wax line of liquid and paste polishes/waxes can be used with orbital buffers. We recommend using a terry cloth bonnet as they do not scratch, are less expensive, and are easily washed for re-use. Technique is the most critical aspect, according to our professional detailers. The liquid or paste polish/waxes still should be applied by hand, allowed to dry, and the excess removed by hand. Otherwise, the bonnet on the buffer will develop build-up so quickly that the buffer will just be pushing around a powdery residue on the auto finish, reducing the shine.
15. When should I wax a brand new car?
Look on the inside door of the new vehicle. The date of manufacturer is clearly stamped along with other manufacturer's information or ask your dealer to help identify the assembly date. Waxing is safe after 30 days of assembly. Most cars at a dealership are over 30 days old and are safe to polish anytime after delivery.
16. What is the difference between paste and liquid, if any?
Paste contains high melting point waxes, and may contain higher concentrations of cleaning or polishing agents.
17. In general, how long will a shine last?
A shine will last three to four months. Protection can last up to a year, depending on the product applied.
18. What should I look for when buying a wax, since there are so many different ones?
That depends on the age of the car and the quality of shine and protection that's expected. Platinum Series car care products are extremely easy to use. Its “easy on/easy off” formula saves effort and time. For the auto enthusiast, a product like Platinum Series will provide ultimate shine and protection. For older, neglected cars, Super Hard Shell or F-21 Car Polish are good waxes to use.
19. Can I use wax on decals?
Yes, as long as the decal is smooth and shiny. Do not use wax on any flat or matte surface or decal. First, always test on a small, inconspicuous area.
20. Why are some waxes hard to get off after they dry to a haze?
Some waxes may be difficult to remove in hot weather or if the finish hasn't been waxed in a while. If the car is regularly cared for, waxing is not difficult with either liquid or paste. It is best to remove wax immediately after the product starts to leave a haze.
21. How long should I wait until I wax my new car?
New cars can be polished 30 days from its production date. Repainted cars should be waxed 60 days after painting.
22. What is the difference between a wax and a detailer?
Detailers contain shine and protection polymers to renew shine and protection. Detailers do not contain cleaning agents and can be used on all exterior surfaces, except glass. Detailers replenish protection and shine between regular waxing. Detailers can be used by themselves for a quick shine.
23. How do I know if I have a clear coat finish on my car?
If your applicator does not pick up any colour, it has a clear coat, or check with your car dealer.
24. How long will my wax be good, if I keep it? Any expiration date, like food?
Car care products do not spoil like food. However, if a product hasn't been used in a year or two, it's best to invest in a newer product.
25. How often should you wax your car?
Once every three months.
26. How will a clear coat wax work on my older finish?
Clear coat finishes have been available on cars for over 20 years. Today 99% of all vehicles have a modern clear coat finish. Auto waxes are formulated to perform well on old and new finishes. If the vehicle hasn't been cared for in some time, use a paste wax. It will clean better.
27. What should I use on my old faded paint?
Color Cure and One Step Color Back will safely restore colour to faded vehicles.
28. Is there any wax safe to put on in the sun?
All products can be applied in the sun as long as the surface is cool to the touch.
29. What is the difference between a polymer and a silicone?
There are many types of polymers used in car wax. Polymers usually provide durability and/or seal the automotive paint from environmental etching. Silicones are ingredients to improve shine.
30. What can I use on my “faded” spoiler?
Preclean with a polishing compound or Scratch and Swirl Remover, T-237. Apply wax every two or three months.
31. There are a lot of convenience spray wax products on the market. Do they perform as well as a liquid or paste wax product?
There is no substitute for a quality liquid or paste wax. However, the latest auto appearance trends are towards convenience wax products. Turtle Wax offers two convenient quick wax products: Turtle Wax Express Shine and Turtle Wax One Step Wax and Dry. These two products are perfect for the auto enthusiast that doesn't have a lot of time to spend taking care of a car.
Just spray One Step Wax and Dry onto a freshly washed, wet vehicle, and wax and shine the exterior in the time it takes to dry the finish.
Express Shine is perfect for applying a wax shine anytime. Just mist and wipe in shine and protection. These products need to be used frequently to maintain adequate protection.
Turtle Wax is adding a new product to their spray wax line, by introducing Turtle Wax Foaming Carnauba Spray Wax.
Turtle Wax introduces the ultimate carnauba spray wax, which is designed for regular use on well maintained vehicles. It leave a highly reflective shine with the look and feel of premium refined carnauba wax.
The formulation contains a synthetic carrier oil for superior lubrication, and a foaming cleaning agent for prevention of incidental swirl marks from microscopic dirt and dust particles. Turtle Wax Foaming Carnauba Spray Wax is excellent for regular, weekly use for maintaining that just-waxed shine and safely removing light dirt. The high foaming formula removes soil without scratching and prevents dulling the clearcoat finish. This product contains a balanced blend of premium carnauba wax, lubricious oils, cleaning agents and synthetic polymers. With substantive shine and durability properties, it can also be used as a stand-alone, protective wax on new, well maintained classic and like-new vehicles for a convenient instant wax shine.
32. What is a “cleaner wax”? What is a “finish restorer”?
Restorative Polish, Cleaner Wax, and Finish Restorer Products:
Turtle Wax formulates and manufactures many types of restorative car care products that fall into the above category. A cleaner wax is the mildest form of a restorative product. It will provide better cleaning than most wax products, and leave protection and shine.
A restorative product is designed to remove oxidation, stubborn stains, finish blemishes, or mask imperfections that can make a finish look old. The longer a car finish remains unpolished and unprotected, the harder it will be to restore shine and reflective properties. Some products will clean, shine and protect in one step. Other products require a separate application of car wax. Restorative polish and wax products have more effective and stronger cleaning ingredients than regular car wax products.
Older and dark neglected vehicle finishes respond well to a restorative, colour enriched product, Color Cure. Color Cure will clean shine and protect a car finish like any car wax and will easily mask imperfections quickly. Color Cure comes in seven base colours and contains special dyes and pigments that blend in with the various shades in a colour range. Color Cure comes with a Chip Stik, a carnauba wax based colour stick, to fill in deep scratches and chips. Perfect for dark coloured cars, Color Cure provides colour enhancing technology to help restore a new look to weathered exterior car finishes. Simply use the colour closest to your car's colour. For example, red Color Cure will work well on any shade of red paint. It doesn't change the colour of the car, it helps bring out the original shade.
Turtle Wax Color Back One Step is a non-pigmented restorative polish that is safe for use on all automotive colours, light or dark. Simply apply and work in until finish is clean, and buff with a cotton towel. This unique one-step formulation removes heavy accumulation of surface grime. It also removes surface oxidation on all clear coat and conventional finishes, and provides a protective wax and shine that lasts for months.
Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover is the safe alternative for removing light scratches and clear coat swirl marks. Today's automotive clear coats can be easily dulled by common dirt and abrasive road soils. Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover contains micro-fine polishing agents that safely polish and restore paint clarity by smoothing out microscopic imperfections. Accumulated micro-imperfections can make a finish look dull, and a relatively new car look old and weather beaten. Apply Scratch and Swirl Remover to a cotton cloth or applicator. Apply with a back and forth motion. Let dry. Gently buff with a cotton towel. Turtle Wax Scratch and Swirl Remover provides shine enhancement while it polishes automotive paint to a like-new appearance. For best results, apply liquid or paste car wax to add long lasting protection.
Turtle Wax has introduced the Platinum Series Scratch Remover. Some of the advantages of the formulation:
At the present time, this formula is the largest selling scratch remover in Europe since its launch seven years ago.
Precision polishing agents remove clear coat scratches quickly and easily.
Safe for use on all conventional and clear coat finishes.
III. Compounds/Oxidation Removal
1. What product do you recommend to remove heavy oxidation?
Turtle Wax® recommends our White Polishing Compound, Rubbing Compound, for removing oxidation. Follow-up the cleaning with the Turtle Wax® Carnauba Car Wax . Compounds are perfect for restoring dull fiberglass surfaces, especially those used for marine applications.
2. What is a polishing compound?
A polishing compound is used to remove small scratches on the paint's surface. You should always follow a polishing compound treatment with a car polish to refine the shine. Polishing compound can be used to remove water marks, stains or oxidation from today's automotive finishes. It is also perfect for removing watermarks from glass where window cleaners fail to work.
3. What is the difference between rubbing and polishing compound?
Rubbing compound has heavy, gritty materials for slicing away heavy oxidation. Polishing compound is less abrasive and typically used to remove mild oxidation and slight scratches prior to waxing.
4. Can I use the White Polishing Compound or the Rubbing Compound to remove scratches from my new car?
NO! New car finishes should never be subjected to a rubbing compound. A white polishing compound may be appropriate for removing a large or scratch, only after less aggressive products have been tested first.
5.When can a Rubbing Compound be used?
Generally, red Rubbing Compound is best used on dull, badly oxidized finishes. There are some older cars that can benefit from the use of a rubbing compound. This type of product is perfect for oxidized fiberglass or conventional finishes that have faded or developed a heavy white oxidized layer on horizontal surfaces, those areas facing direct sunlight. It is highly recommended to apply wax after use of a compound, to seal the paint finish and prevent further oxidation. Sometimes a second, milder white polishing compound or swirl remover needs to be used to help restore shine prior to applying a final wax.
6. When do I use a White Polishing Compound?
White Polishing Compound can be used to remove scratches or moderate oxidation on an older car. A white polishing compound should be used when car wax or a swirl remover is ineffective at restoring a vehicle's finish. Always test the product in a small area first.
7. When should I use a scratch remover?
Use anytime an unsightly scratch blemishes an exterior finish. Platinum Series Scratch Remover contains powerful, ultrafine polishing agents that quickly cut and remove scratches in the clear coat. It leaves the finish prepared for application of car wax to restore the like new shine. Platinum Series Scratch Remover provides professional results.
5. Why shouldn't a compound be allowed to dry on a paint finish?
Water and oils in a compound provide key lubrication to the compound's
cleaning ingredients. A compound that dries may be difficult to remove
or be too aggressive to the finish during removal. Always apply a compound
with a damp applicator or cloth and remove it immediately to assure safe
IV. Color Cure
1. Should I use the Color Cure ChipStik before or after I apply the Color Cure polish?
Always use the ChipStik first to fill in stone chips or scratches. You may not be able to find them if the polish is applied first.
2. Where can I purchase Color Cure car polish?
Most automotive chain stores carry Color Cure.
3. Is there any such “cover-up” for scratches in my paint?
Color Cure with ChipStik.
V. Other uses for Turtle Wax
1. Can I use Turtle Wax® on household appliances, like a
Yes, Turtle Wax® Super Hard Shell® Liquid or Turtle Wax® F-21 Liquid is suited for marble surfaces but do not use wax where a slippery surface is not desired (shower floor). Also, it is not advised to use any of the compound products on this delicate surface.
2. Can your wax/polish products be used on a fiberglass surface?
Fiberglass is coated with a "gel" coat which reinforces the fiberglass material. This resin is similar to paint and is susceptible to oxidation, scratches, stains, and normal environmental etching. We recommend applying Turtle Wax® F-21 regularly to fiberglass gel coats (4 times a year) to maintain gel coat cleanliness, shine, and protection.
3. What is the best all around wax or polish for multi-purpose use?
Super Hard Shell Liquid is the perfect shine or protection product for use on boats, cars, bicycles, home appliances, patio furniture, etc.
4. What will bring the colour back on my fiberglass cap on my truck?
Use Turtle Wax Scratch & Swirl Remover, T-237. It will keep the finish clean and restore the colour. For extreme oxidation, a rubbing compound may be required.
5. Is there anything I can use to keep my fiberglass top from fading?
Frequent waxing will prevent oxidation and fading before it occurs.
6. What works best for cleaning boat hulls?
Turtle Wax Polishing Compound, T-241, or Scratch and Swirl Remover, T-237, and for extreme oxidation, Rubbing Compound.
VI. Interior Care/Leather/Upholstery/Carpet
1. What will remove grease from my carpets?
Power Out! Carpet Cleaner, T-244, if formulated to remove stubborn, greasy soils.
2. What is best to clean leather interiors?
New Turtle Wax Platinum Series Leather Cleaner and Conditioner will safely remove soils from fine automotive leather. This is our best formulation. Turtle Wax also offers Turtle Wax Spray Leather Cleaner and Conditioner. This is a convenient, easy to use, one step leather conditioner.
3. What will keep my leather soft?
New Turtle Wax Platinum Series Leather Cleaner and Conditioner leaves a leather looking refreshed without a slippery, artificial greasy feel.
4. What's the difference between a Leather Treatment and a Protectant? Both product types state “for use on leather”?
A protectant will add shine and protect leather surfaces from drying and cracking. Protectants will generally stay on the leather surface. However, they will not deep clean or condition the leather skin. Leather cleaners and conditioners are designed to safely clean, and restore softness to automotive leather surfaces. They revitalize the flexibility and feel of fine automotive leather. Leather treatments remove embedded soils and add essential oils, (such as Neatsfoot oil, lanolin, glycerine, conditioning waxes), back into tanned leather. Leather cleaners and conditioners leave leather clean without an artificial greasy or oily feel. The conditioning effects last much longer than an applied silicone protectant. Leather conditioners help retard leather cracking and excess leather wrinkles that occur over time.
5. How often do I need to apply a leather conditioner?
Use a leather cleaner or conditioner anytime leather seats or trim begin to show soil, especially around or in the natural grain of the material. This is a typical soil condition found on light tan or light grey leather. Platinum Series Leather Cleaner and Conditioner is perfect for regular general purpose cleaning. Use at least six times a year. In hot, dry climates, use Platinum Series Leather Cleaner and Conditioner frequently to prevent leather from drying and hardening.
6. Do I need to buff the leather after applying Platinum Series Leather Cleaner and Conditioner?
Yes. This new leather cleaner and conditioner contains special waxes to protect the leather skin. Buffing removes excess product and leaves the leather with a non-greasy, non-slippery surface.
7. What products should be used to keep an automobile interior clean?
Today's automobile interiors are comprised of many materials. Instrument panels contain a variety of complex electronic components and switches, many with intricate areas. In addition, every vehicle has door panels, carpets, fabric covered seats, hard plastic and soft vinyl trim. All of these surfaces will eventually become dirty. Turtle Wax makes two basic products for cleaning automotive interiors: Power Out! Carpet Cleaner and Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner. Both are aerosol cleaners that spray rich cleaning foam. Each container also has a spray through scrubbing brush for convenient cleaning.
The best way to clean the interior is to divide the interior into sections. Concentrate on cleaning one section at a time. Most consumers find the instrument panel or dashboard the most challenging to clean. It helps to have a Turtle Wax micro fiber cloth, a toothbrush size soft bristle detailing brush, a cotton cloth, and Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner. Apply the product directly to the cloth for cleaning small areas, and spray directly onto larger soiled areas. Clean large areas first and use the small detail brush for difficult to clean nooks and crannies. Wipe with a damp cloth. Always test cleaners first before using. Door trim will usually have scuff marks. Spray Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner directly on these areas first, and scrub with the brush top to loosen tough soils.
8. What is the best way to clean interior carpeting?
Remove floor mats and vacuum all mats and carpet thoroughly. Clean floor mats outside the vehicle. Power Out! Car pet Cleaner is formulated to get out the remaining tough, ground in dirt. With the mats removed, spray the Carpet Cleaner liberally on all heavily soiled areas of the mats and carpet. Scrub with the bristle top. Re-apply product until all soils are removed. Rub these areas with dry, cotton towels to pull dirt from heavily soiled areas.
Spray remaining areas to be cleaned and lightly scrub with sponge or bristle top. Use a damp cloth to remove soil. Rinse cloth frequently and wipe areas until clean. Let the cleaned areas dry, and then vacuum.
1. How often should I use vinyl, rubber or leather protectant on my vehicle?
That depends on where you live. Sun exposure does the most damage to leather and synthetic automotive materials. In high sun exposure conditions, protectants should be used at least once a month on automotive trim surfaces to keep them protected from becoming dull, cracked and dried out. F-21, with Nanotechnology, provides excellent protection from the ravages of Mother Nature. Nanotechnology enhances the protective U.V. and barrier performance properties in F-21 Protectant. Platinum Series Protectant provides the highest shine, and traditional U.V. blockers and protection ingredients for long lasting protection. Otherwise, protectants should be used regularly, anytime automotive plastic, rubber or leather start to lose luster.
2. Can I use protectant on plastic fender trim and panels on my SUV?
The plastic trim on a SUV is called “Cladding”. Either F-21 or Platinum Series Protectant can be used to correct dull, faded plastic fender or body trim on SUV's.
3. I accidently got protectant on my vehicle's glass. How do I get it off?
Protectant should not be left on glass, especially windshields. Protectants will reduce windshield wiper performance during inclement weather. To remove protectant from glass, place a quarter size amount of dishwashing liquid on a damp cotton cloth and apply directly to the glass and wipe until dry. Follow with rubbing alcohol or glass cleaner.
4. Will protectants build up or make my trim and seats greasy and oily if used often?
It is easy to prevent protectant build-up. After applying protectant, always remove the excess with a cotton cloth and lightly buff to a uniform shine. If the rubber, plastic or leather becomes soiled, clean first with Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner or a suitable cleaner. Immediately re-apply F-21Protectant or Platinum Series Protectant.
5. Are vinyl, plastic, rubber, and leather protectants primarily for use on the inside of the car?
Many protectants on the market are used to shine and protect the inside of the car. Many ordinary products are easily washed off exterior surfaces. There are a variety of products marketed for use either inside or outside the vehicle. Turtle Wax F-21 and Platinum Series Protectants are unlike ordinary protectants. Both F-21 and Platinum Series Protectants are water resistant and can be used inside or outside of the vehicle on vinyl, rubber and leather surfaces.
6. Why do most protectants wash off in the rain?
Many ordinary protectants do not bond to the surfaces. Water causes the shine ingredients to float or lift off the surface that the product is trying to protect.
New F-21 Protectant and Platinum Series Protectant are formulated with bonding polymers. They are perfect for use inside or outside the vehicle. Many SUV's have a considerable amount of rubber and plastic trim that needs protection to prolong its beauty. Both products provide long lasting shine and protection that won't wash off in the rain, or after a car wash. F-21 Protectant with Nanotechnology provides long lasting shine and water resistant protection. Platinum Series Protectant provides a long lasting ultimate high shine that many auto enthusiasts look for.
VIII. Spray Detailers
1. What is a spray detailer primarily used for?
Spray detailers are formulated to clean light dirt and renew the shine of automotive paint. Generally, auto enthusiasts will apply a liquid or paste wax first, and use a spray detailer in between normal waxing to boost shine and protection. Detailers are also used to remove light dust from recently cleaned or waxed vehicles. Platinum Series Spray Detailer is formulated with carnauba wax, synthetic lubricating oils and high refractive index polymers. The resulting formula safely cleans, shines and helps prevent shine-robbing swirl marks from today's modern clear coat paint.
A totally unique approach to car care is the introduction of the clear ICE Synthetic Spray Wax formula, which utilizes clarified Carnauba Wax. Today's car exteriors are comprised of multiple materials, finishes and textures. The spray wax and detailer segment is growing due to numerous body exteriors and cladding used on late model vehicles. This water clear spray wax works synergistically with the clear wax to provide optimal shine, beading and protection.
Clear Spray Wax Advantages:
This product will shine and protect all paints, plastics, rubber, and chrome materials. It contains no polishing agents, and will not leave any powdery residue. It leaves all exterior surfaces looking new.
It is extremely easy to use. Spray and wipe dry. Removes light surface soils easily, and will not scratch or leave swirl marks.
It can be applied in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces.
This product provides extraordinary gloss, especially on dark finishes, with an improved subjective reflectivity over many conventional waxes and polishes.
The base formulation is compatible with the latest durability agents, without the need for emulsifying agents. The durability chemistry is easier to formulate with, containing clear wax ingredients.
This clear spray wax, with clarified Carnauba Wax, can be used as often as needed.
This product contains UV inhibitors to help ward off the damaging effects of the sun.
Saves time, since no hard rubbing or buffing is needed with this product.
It has a pleasant “Fresh” scent.
2. Can I use a detailer without applying wax first?
Yes. Either Platinum Series Spray Detailer or ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer is perfect for use on any well maintained or new looking vehicle. The easy to spray and wipe product will provide additional shine and protection wherever needed. It is also safe for use on many exterior hard plastics and metal. A full size vehicle can be detailed in less then ten minutes.
3. How long does a spray detailer last?
This depends on the brand. Most spray detailers are water based products that contain a small amount of a silicone or petroleum oil. These quick shine products will only last until the vehicle is washed or exposed to rain.
Platinum Series Spray Detailer will last for one or two months. ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer should be applied in between normal waxing to revitalize shine and protection. Each is a water based carnauba wax formulation.
IX. Tyre Care/Wheel Cleaners
1. Will any product that removes brake dust off wheels remove wax?
Yes. Most cleaners that are formulated to dissolve brake dust will remove any previously applied wax.
2. How do I get my tyres to shine without the tyre product flinging off onto the sides of my car?
Most tyre shine products if overused will spin off onto body panels. The secret to getting a high shine is to start with a clean sidewall. Use a tyre cleaner or any cleaner/degreaser, (Turtle Wax Big Orange Cleaner Degreaser) and a tyre brush to get the tyre sidewall as clean as possible. Use a high quality tyre shine product, like Wet ‘n Black Tyre Dressing, trigger or aerosol, Platinum Series Ultra Wet Tyre Shine or Platinum Series High Shine Tyre Gel, for the highest shine. These products contain no water, are concentrated, and formulated to leave tyre rubber protected, and with a long lasting rich, deep shine.
Turtle Wax also makes convenient Tyre Foam products that will clean and shine a tyre in one easy step. F-21 Tyre Foam and Shine is extremely easy to use and takes just a few minutes to give a tyre a new look.
3. What's the best way to prevent a tyre shine from getting on the wheel?
Try Platinum Series Ultra Wet Tyre Shine. This aerosol product has a unique fan spray which makes it easy to apply a uniform coating directly to the tyre sidewall, without overspray on other areas. Other products, like F-21 Protectant and F-21 Tyre Foam and Shine, can be applied easily. Any excess product on the wheel can be simply wiped with a cotton towel.
4. How often should I apply a tyre shine?
Initially, two applications of tyre shine within a week will provide exceptional shine and protection. Tyre shine products can be used as often as is needed to augment shine. If after an hour, the tyre looks too wet, use a sponge sprayed lightly with the tyre shine product to remove excess material. A cotton cloth can be used as well, if less shine is wanted.
5. How does a tyre shine protect tyres?
Some tyre sidewalls are prone to cracking. The outer rubber can be attacked by U.V. radiation and ozone in urban areas with high levels of air pollution. Tyre cracking can make tyres look old and worn. Tyre shine products contain polymers to seal out harmful pollutants and damaging sun rays.
6. High shine tyre care continues to be a growing segment. Is there a clear, high shine tyre care product available?
The Platinum Series High Shine Tyre Gel is a highly durable, high shine, long lasting clear tyre shine product, packaged in a clear paste can like container with a custom applicator.
Clear Tyre Gel Advantages:
Contains a high level of silicone resins and high molecular weight silicone fluids for extraordinary shine. It contains more active shining ingredients than all spray tyre shine products, and provides the highest level of shine of any Turtle Wax tyre care product.
Provides black tyre sidewalls with a non-tacky, durable coating that is resistant to water wash-off.
Custom foam applicator enhances the ease of use, and facilitates product penetration into intricate tyre sidewall textures, including ribbed designs.
Contains more shine polymers than all the current trigger spray tyre shine products.
Product is cherry scented.
Provides controlled application to tyre sidewalls or other exteriors without overspray.
7. Can F-21 Tyre Foam and Shine be used on exterior plastic or rubber trim?
Yes. F-21 Tyre Foam and Shine is perfect for use on flat black or grey plastic bumpers, as found on many SUV's or mini vans. Wipe off excess product from painted surfaces. However, we recommend F-21 or Platinum Series Protectant for exterior plastics. These products are water resistant.
8. Why the need for a special wheel cleaner?
Most new vehicles today have custom looking wheel designs. These wheels have intricate designs that may be difficult to clean with just car wash and a sponge. Brake dust can build up in many difficult to clean areas. Brake dust can form a hard deposit over time that can be extremely difficult to remove. Automotive wheel cleaners are formulated to remove stubborn brake dust from the wheel surface with little scrubbing. Regular use keeps wheels looking their best.
Turtle Wax makes F-21 Wheel Cleaner. A high-tech, no acid formula that safely cleans all coated, wire, chrome, aluminum and alloy wheels. F-21 Wheel Cleaner is the perfect all purpose wheel cleaner that takes the guess work out of car care.
Turtle Wax is introducing the Platinum Series Wheel Cleaner line. This consists of three advanced formulations to not only remove stubborn wheel soils with no scrubbing, but each product leaves a dirt repellent polymer behind, leaving wheel surfaces shiny and makes future cleaning easier.
The wheel cleaner segment is growing due to the growing automotive wheel market. Wheel rim diameters are getting larger and custom wheel designs are in demand. Therefore, Turtle Wax has added specialty Platinum Series Wheel Cleaners to care for all types of modern wheels.
Platinum Series Aluminum Wheel Cleaner: R & D has developed a new brake dust cutting wheel cleaner that is safe for use on all sensitive aluminum wheel surfaces. The red coloured product is to be positioned for cleaning anodized aluminum and polished aluminum wheels. The formulation has unsurpassed cleaning performance as compared to competitive wheel products. It was tested against current leading brands. This product removes brake dust on moderately soiled rims without rubbing.
Platinum Series Chrome Wheel Cleaner: This product formula is based on the Platinum Wheel Cleaning technology. This particular formula is a thin, blue coloured, sprayable wheel cleaner that cleans and shines all chrome plated and wire and factory and custom wheels.
Platinum Series All Wheel Cleaner: This product is a safe, green coloured formulation for use on all wheels. It is an all purpose, thick liquid that provides superior cleaning on all factory painted and clear coated wheels.
X. Bug and Tar Removers
1. Is there any product that will take off bugs and tar easily?
Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover!
2. Do bug and tar removers also take off wax?
Generally, bug and tar removers contain ingredients to dissolve asphalt, tree sap and bugs that normally won't come off with regular cleaning. These products will take off any previously applied wax or polymer treatments.
3. Is it best to use a bug and tar remover before you wash the entire vehicle?
No. It is best to wash the vehicle first and remove all the loose dirt and soil first. Some soils, especially bugs, are partially removed with car wash solution and water. A bug and tar remover should remove the remaining contaminants.
4. Which Bug and Tar Remover is the best to use, liquid or spray?
There are three basic forms of Bug and Tar Removers, non-aerosol trigger spray, aerosol spray and liquid. The trigger spray and aerosol forms are best for use on large areas. The aerosol product is convenient to use on large areas. Turtle Wax Bug and Tar Remover Trigger Spray, T-520, cleans many surfaces and contains a wax to add shine and protection. Turtle Wax Liquid Bug and Tar Remover contains special cleaning agents to help scrub away dried bugs and tar, or other hard to remove contaminants. The best product to use is a “matter of personal preference”.
5. I have a light coloured car, I removed tar and a yellow stain remains. What should I do now?
Some contaminants, like tar, if left on the finish too long, or on a lower rocker panel, can stain the paint. A bug and tar remover will remove the surface material. Sometimes some of the chemicals in the tar can migrate into the paint. Soft paints found on vehicle side moldings can stain very easily. It is best to keep these areas as clean as possible. In time, the yellow stains from tar will fade away.
6. The Bug and Tar Remover that I used, left the finish a little dull. Why?
Bug and Tar Removers can remove some wax from the vehicle's clear coat paint. Re-wax these areas to renew shine and protection.
7. If I use a bug remover or tar remover on a freshly polished car, do I need to re-wax that area?
Yes, it is best to re-wax any area where a strong cleaner has been used. Strong cleaners will remove a portion of the wax coat and reduce the shine and protective qualities. Here's another good time to use Platinum Series Detailer.
XI. Platinum Series Ultra Gloss
1. What is Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax?
It's the science of automotive shine! Platinum Series Car Wax is a premium wax line available in liquid and traditional paste form. Each formulation is based on carnauba wax and utilizes the latest science and technology to deposit extremely high reflective gloss and beading protection polymers on today's modern finishes. These products are easy to use. Both products glide on and off a car finish.
Platinum Series Ultra Gloss products are highly recommended for use by automotive enthusiasts looking for the deepest and highest gloss possible for well maintained automotive finishes. These products can be used frequently to enhance shine as the wax and polymers can be layered or stacked for increased gloss.
Platinum Series Ultra Gloss products are also recommended for regular use (2 - 4 times a year) to keep a car protected from the elements and from incidental swirl marks that can result from a myriad of natural and manmade sources. The carnauba wax and high refractive index polymers easily restore a high gloss shine to neglected automobile surfaces that may not have been waxed or received finish care for years. Frequent use will improve the look of the finish.
2. How is Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Wax different from Super Hard Shell Car Wax or other wax products on the market?
Platinum Series Ultra Gloss, Car Wax and Detail Spray, is a totally redesigned wax line. It has been formulated with an extremely high level of carnauba wax, the highest level of shine ingredients that are known as high refractive index polymers, and acrylic fluoro polymers for durability on today's finishes. These formulations address the most common assaults that can dull or mar a modern finish, will correct surface defects and produce a better than “like new” look to most vehicles.
3. Why should I use Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax and Detailer Spray?
These products offer value as compared to similar premium polish or wax products on the market. Although a little more expensive than our traditional products, using Platinum Series can save you time. The easy-to-use formulations do not leave powders in cracks and crevices, and do not dull exterior automotive plastics. The product wipes off with less effort and faster. Therefore, a person will spend less time finessing the finish once the polishing is completed. Plus, the wax protection and shine is longer lasting.
4. Do I need to use a pre-wax cleaner or compound to clean my finish before applying this new wax?
The general rule is simple. The better and smoother the finish is, the better the wax will protect and shine. A rough oxidized finish should first be cleaned with a scratch and swirl remover or a wax pre-cleaner to remove stubborn stains and embedded grime. However, Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax will improve the appearance of any base coat/clear coat finish, regardless of its dull condition, of course, except for peeling or damaged paint. Of course, regular car care should help keep a vehicle out of the paint shop, no matter how old it gets.
5. How often can I use the Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax?
Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax will adjust to your personal needs. If you are a twice a year "waxer" or once a week "waxer", these products will work well every time. The more you use them, the better the protection and the higher the shine. That's because each application will add more shine and protective wax layers. In fact, more frequent use, will help retard incidental swirl marks from abrasive soils or other harsh environmental effects on fine automotive finishes. Frequent use will also reduce the visibility of existing finish swirl marks.
6. Can I use Platinum Series Ultra Gloss products if a different wax I've been using is already on my car's finish?
You can apply Platinum Series Car Wax on any clean automotive finish. It is best to wash the vehicle first and towel dry it, before applying Platinum Series Ultra Gloss products. Washing the car first will create the right conditions for a fresh applied coat of Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax to bond to the finish, regardless if it was previously waxed.
7. What if I have a lot of swirl marks, will this wax get rid of them?
Regular applications of the Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Car Wax and the Detail Spray will reduce the visibility of even deep swirl marks. The products will help polish surface paint and improve the look of swirl marks by filling them in with clear polymer and acrylic resins. It is important to preserve the integrity of the clear coat factory finish. The factory clear coat has essential weather resistant additives that protect the underlying colour. Platinum Series products will help preserve any automotive paint coating.
8. What if I have a dealer applied aftermarket polymer coating on the finish?
If the new car dealer applied a sealant to the car, most likely you paid for it and the guarantee. Use Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Detailer regularly to prolong the life of the dealer applied sealant. This product is compatible with all car wax polymers and will lengthen the life of that applied sealant product.
9. What is the Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Detailer for?
Platinum Series Detailer is for use between normal waxing and anytime a quick shine is needed. Platinum Series Detailer can be used anytime after a wash or when dust or dirt settle on the car. Using the Platinum Detailer eliminates the need to rewash the car when only light dirt is present. Special synthetic oil lubricants prevent dirt from causing incidental swirl marks when removing surface soil. Using the Platinum Detailer is fast and easy and only takes a few minutes to clean and shine an entire vehicle.
10. Can I just use the Platinum Series Detailer on my car since it is fast and easy?
Yes. Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Detailer can be used on any car, waxed or unwaxed, and as often as you want. It will leave some carnauba protection and a high shine. It will not leave long lasting protection or produce as high a shine as Platinum Series Ultra Gloss Liquid or Paste.
XII. ICE - Descriptions
1. ICE - DescriptionsICE Synthetic Liquid Wax
ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax is a revolutionary new product, unlike any other liquid wax. The amount of product used during waxing an average size sedan is two to three fluid ounces. ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax can be used in direct sunlight and will not streak. ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax can be applied to rubber moldings or plastic, due to the nourishing effects of the product. It will make rubber, vinyl, and plastic look new again and restore a new look to dull, faded exterior trim. ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax will not leave a white residue or produce white powder commonly associated with conventional waxes. ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax will not freeze, and does not lose its shine properties if exposed to cold temperatures. Multiple coats of ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax can be applied (layering) without removing the first coat to increase depth of gloss and shine, however, one coat is sufficient to produce a showroom finish. ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax utilizes both silicone and organic polymer chemistry to achieve its extraordinary shine capabilities. It also contains light stabilizers to protect your car's finish from damaging UV rays. The special formulation is designed for use with today's microfiber cloth technology. The product goes on effortless and comes off with no hard rubbing or buffing.
2. ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer
ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer is designed to give you the benefits of a convenient wax, with less time and effort. It produces a mirror like shine, a slick surface, fills in light swirl marks, and safely removes light dirt, dust, and water spots. ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer also produces exceptional water beading capabilities, along with increased protection to your car's finish from UV absorbing materials.
Since ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer is a water based formula, it is the perfect compliment to ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax. The unique polymer chemistry combines the benefits of synthetic polymers and chemically engineered “clarified” Carnauba Wax. ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer can be layered on top of ICE Synthetic Liquid Wax for an unbeatable layer of protection from today's abusive environment. Multiple coats can be applied, without heavy buildup or streaking. The product can be applied in direct sunlight or shade, with minimum buffing. Use a microfiber towel (preferably) or a traditional soft cotton terrycloth to buff the vehicle to a showroom finish. ICE Synthetic Spray Detailer contains no harsh cleaners or abrasives, which can damage a car's finish. It is ideal for well maintained vehicles, both clear coat and conventional finishes.