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What is the general opinion on this product. I have used this for years and find it good. I'm just about to run out, and have noticed that Costco sell it in 25 L drums for about 16 quid. Before I commit myself to buying such a huge amount, I thought I would ask.

A 5L container lasts me about a year, but I think the plan is to share the 25L with a friend.
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It's good and I tend to use it in 5 litre form over Autoglym because of the 3 for 2 offers in Halfords
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i've had it before, thought it was good.
i usually swap between ag conditioner and turtlewax nanotec shampoo
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I used this earlier this afternoon. Not sure about it, seems to leave an awful lot of streaks. Though I was going over it with a chamois and polishing with a proper polish anyway. The windows I had to go over with Windolene because of the streaks.

Am I maybe using too much? It says use a capful, but its a squeezy bottle.

On a somewhat related note (cleaning black trim), I was watching a TV programme once that suggested that peanut butter worked better on black trim than silicon based products, due to the peanut oil. Just use the smooth and not the chunky, lest you get chunks of peanut on your car! Anyone tried this? Or any other tips? I had a friend used to use vaseline on the black trim on his Citroen XM, said it worked a treat.
 
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yeah if you use too much it'll hang about on the paintwork and look shabby. stick to using what it says on the bottle.
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Don't use vaseline.. the stuff can rot rubber.

I use tyre wall shine (the Halfords spray) on a small cloth.


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get yourself a very large but very cheep sponge and cut it up into 3inch blocks and put your product on that, and then apply, makes life so much easier.
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On a somewhat related note (cleaning black trim), I was watching a TV programme once that suggested that peanut butter worked better on black trim than silicon based products, due to the peanut oil.
That's classic!! If I done that, my neighbours will have 100% proof that I have lost it

BTW I use Autoglym bumper gel for that sort of thing. Top stuff!!
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On a somewhat related note (cleaning black trim), I was watching a TV programme once that suggested that peanut butter worked better on black trim than silicon based products, due to the peanut oil. Just use the smooth and not the chunky, lest you get chunks of peanut on your car! Anyone tried this? Or any other tips? I had a friend used to use vaseline on the black trim on his Citroen XM, said it worked a treat.
Not recommended when visiting the safari park though!
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Thanks all for the tips

The peanut butter one came from some TV programme on the discovery turbo channel, they were rebuilding a written off Golf GTI or something similar, and the wee bald guy said it was a great way of freshening up black trim. Haven't tried it myself.

Last night I saw an advert for "turtle wax ice" which seems to be a liquid polish that polishes metal, plastics and black trim. Anyone tried this?
 
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Hi buddy

Yes i have tried the TW ICE. The detailing spray is pretty good for a quick 'touch up' between washes. To be honest i wasnt overly impressed with the liquid polish. AG HD Wax is worth a try or can recommend Collinite 476, but use very little and remove almost as soon as you apply it.

ps your GTV looks stunning in the Chromaflair paint, really suits it.

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Yes i have tried the TW ICE. The detailing spray is pretty good for a quick 'touch up' between washes. To be honest i wasnt overly impressed with the liquid polish. AG HD Wax is worth a try or can recommend Collinite 476, but use very little and remove almost as soon as you apply it.

ps your GTV looks stunning in the Chromaflair paint, really suits it.

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Thanks

Wasn't sure about the paint at first, as it's non-original, but it's really grown on me, especially on a sunny day after a good wash and polish. Cheers for the polish tips.

Can't seem to keep it clean though, thanks to the big building site down the road where I work!
 
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The Turttle Wax brand has been MISSING in South Africa...my dad found it in a small town he now works at. He bought it at first sight!

I've tried mcGuiers on my cars and he on his GTV adn 156...both red, but nothing quite brings out an ALfa Red like the Turttle waax!!!!

I went to visit him last month and we turttle wax'd my red 147...OMW

what a difference!!!

I'd vote for Turttle wax everyday!
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Hi buddy

Yes i have tried the TW ICE. The detailing spray is pretty good for a quick 'touch up' between washes. To be honest i wasnt overly impressed with the liquid polish. AG HD Wax is worth a try or can recommend Collinite 476, but use very little and remove almost as soon as you apply it.

ps your GTV looks stunning in the Chromaflair paint, really suits it.

Rob
I agree with the Collinite 476 wax. It's an excellent Wax. I use Carplan Triplewax Car Shampoo, leaves no streaks, followed by ClearKote Vanilla Moose Glaze (Excellent)! and finally Collinite 476 wax. For the wax I apply with an applicator pad then use a rechargeble orbit style car polisher. Very fast with excellent results. Car has a show room deep glossy shine. I have drivers by stop their cars and come out and ask me what I was using on my car whenever I wash and polish it!
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