THAT’S DONE AND DUSTED!

I’m an avid watcher of the Forensic Detailing Channel on YouTube and Jon’s reviews of car care products.

He recently did a round-up of what are his top fifteen quick detailer products, which took some doing as there are literally hundreds of them available on the market.

A quick or rapid detailer is just that. It’s a step beyond a waterless polish and is ideal for giving your car a glossy appearance in a hurry.

Also, if you like to apply a glaze and a sealant, followed by a wax as part of a regular detailing programme, you can use this one as More >

SPARK OF POWER

 

The all-new Powercor 10mm ‘Race Spec’ HT leads from Powerspark are the ultimate in HT-lead technology. Where standard HT leads are usually 8mm diameter, the Powercor-spec uses a 10mm construction to make a bigger and stronger HT lead to outperform all other variants.

These leads have already proven very popular with owners of other performance cars and are a perfect fit for the venerable but still very popular Rover V8 and suits all variants and are only available in red because Powerspark reckons that RED means SERIOUS!

Powercor HT leads use a double silicones insulation surrounding a carbon ferroflex core for maximum More >

STORAGE IDEAS

Sealey has introduced a new range of Professional Water Resistant Storage Cases, which are featured in their Storage & Workstations promotion and is valid until the end of December 2018.

The high impact injection moulded water-resistant cases are for the safe storage of technician’s instruments, photographic equipment, musical instruments, laptops and other high-value items. The largest size in the range is a gun case.

Constructed from a heavy-duty design with extra protection surrounding the easy-open latches they are IP67 rated. A neoprene seal around the inside of the lid ensures that the case is water and dust resistant and features a pressure More >

RISK OF SNOW!

Blizzard Snow Foam is a touchless pre-wash offered by vehicle care brand Power Maxed as part of its valeting range.

The Snow Foam product is a surface cleaner, a product used in the pre-wash stage of the valeting process to remove large chunks of dirt, grit and other contaminants from the surface prior to getting a little more ‘hands-on’. If these contaminants remained on the surface, micro-scratches and swirls could appear on the paintwork after a hands-on wash.

Power Maxed’s Blizzard Snow Foam is designed to be diluted 33:1, give or take depending on water hardness, and applied through a foam lance, More >

THIS IS A HANDY BIT OF KIT

This USB-powered hand engraver, from Laser Tools (part number 7014) features a diamond tip that rotates at 14-16,000 RPM.

The engraver is conveniently powered via a USB source -that can be a computer or laptop, a USB power bank or USB mains adaptor.

Lightweight and compact, the engraver is very useful for security marking of tools and equipment, trophies and even dog identification discs. It has numerous uses in art and craft projects and can be used to mark virtually any surface, hard or soft. You can engrave or decorate a wide variety of materials including metal, plastic, glass, ceramic, wood and More >

USE YOUR HEAD

Looking to step up to a better cylinder head? Edelbrock now offers two aluminium cylinder head series that are well worth a look. Maybe even two looks.

E-Series Cylinder Heads for Small Block Chevy and Ford

The E-Series ‘heads are a step-up from Edelbrock’s E-Street line. They feature larger runners for increased airflow plus revised exhaust ports and larger diameter springs for higher lift camshafts, making them ideal for larger displacement engines and spec racing classes.

The ‘heads also have as-cast ports and retain the stock exhaust port locations, making them compatible with OEM headers and hardware. The heads come fully-assembled with valves, More >

INLET RAIL NOT NATIONAL RAIL!

Aeroflow’s new Carburettor Inlet Rail Kits provide greater flexibility to any fuel system and include provision for adding extra gauges or auxiliary lines.

The kits are available in a range of sizes and styles to suit the requirements of individual systems. As well as improving the looks of the engine compartment these fuel feed lines have been specifically designed for carburettor based fuel systems and are available in a choice of blue and red, all black or silver finishes with prices from £89.99 inc VAT.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

NO MORE WONDERWALL JOKES

Wonder Wheels Original wheel cleaner has been around for years and although these days caustic and aggressive-smelling products aren’t as popular as they once were with new-fangled ‘bleeding’ fall-out removers being the new big thing.

However, Wonder Wheels is still pretty effective at removing road dirt, grease and a variety of other crud like pesky brake dust, although I’ve also found it to be particularly effective at removing carbon from chrome-type exhaust tips (we’ll be doing that test in a future issue of TKC Mag).

The instructions on the bottom actually advise that you should remove the wheels so as not to More >

TIC TAC TOE!

Measuring ‘toe’ is quick and simple with the B-G Racing Aluminium Toe Plates.

Simply rest one of these high-strength, lightweight plates flat against the tyre on each side of the vehicle and use the 3.5-metre magnetic tape measures provided to accurately measure the toe.

Kicked-out bottoms hold the plates flat against the wheels, while the tapes feature strong magnetic ends that attach to the slots to securely hold the tapes in place while working.

They are produced from T6 aluminium with a durable black powdercoated finish and priced at £107.99 inc VAT. A protective carry bag is available separately to keep the Toe More >

TWENTIES-INSPIRED THREE-WHEELER

With around 450 Pembletons sold it could be described as a successful three-wheeler (there is a four-wheeler variant too) and it remains available, which is good. A delightful little trike that conjures up the spirit of twenties motoring.

The man behind the Pembleton kits is Phil Gregory although when I was asked about three years ago by his son, Guy if I felt that there was a market for a high-quality fully built-only version of the three-wheeler, it took me about a split second to tell him ‘do it’.

Since then the operation has been slightly revised with Phil concentrating on the More >