GET AN AD-VANTAGE

New from Britemax, the UK-owned, American car care brand, is Vantage, a new premium hard wax containing top-grade Brazilian carnauba that is suitable for all types of paint finishes and colours and is ideal for enthusiasts who require and enjoy a protective, high-gloss finish.

The easy-on; easy-off product contains number one grade, Brazilian carnauba combined with specially-engineered polymers that give a pleasing ‘wet’ look to your vehicle’s paintwork along with good durability (up to 16-weeks) and can be used as a finishing wax as a top-coat.

Vantage has a recommended retail price of £39.95 and is available from www.britemax.co.uk ENDS.

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WRAPPING? IT’S A GIFT!

Wrapping a car’s body has long been popular within the modified car world and thanks to the work and quality products of Tamworth-based, Grafityp it looks like being a good area for kitcar owners, too.

Grafityp’s automotive films enable you to choose a creative and even personal design for your car’s body, ideal if you want to promote your company, for example, while they can just as well supply a plain film, if you prefer for sticking on your Ultima, Cobra replica or whatever.

Finishes are myriad from carbon-look, to mirror, to leather, brushed aluminium and even stripes that change colour More >

LED LEADS

Jump-leads are an essential piece of kit although they can be a right royal pain bouncing around the boot, getting hooked-up on shopping bags and other boot detritus.

However, this new set from GYS might be especially attractive as they feature built-in LEDs to make them much easier to use in the dark and prevent you sticking positive to negative by mistake (we’ve all done that on a cold, dark night!) and have a little internal battery to power the LEDs operated by a small switch.

Available in 3m 300-amps or 3.5m, 500amp versions…

They retail at £24.72 and are available from www.gys-welding.com or More >

RESCUE REMEDY

Although possibly more pertinent for classic car enthusiasts, Metal Rescue™ is going to be of real interest to our readers.

It’s a safe and clean solution for removing rust from iron and steel and the makers claim it will take rust off the most heavily corroded components but won’t damage your skin.

Once applied and allowed to soak in to do its thing, you just need to rinse and dry with no scrubbing, dipping or brushing required with just a soak needed for it to get working.

Metal Rescue™ costs £29.95 (US gallon) and is available from www.usautomotive.co.uk ENDS.

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A DREMEL WILL HELP SORT IT…

Dremel has re-designed its iconic 300 Series tool. The new Dremel 3000 is the most user-friendly multi-tool yet – ideal for restoration, modelling, DIY, craft and woodworking projects where detail and precision are required.

It boasts reduced vibration for better control, less noise and a better soft grip in all the key gripping areas – as well as increased power to 130-watts. In addition, the new and innovative EZ Twist Nose Cap brings a wrench mechanism, which is integrated into the tool – so there’s no need for a separate spanner or wrench to tighten or loosen the collet when changing accessories.

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NOT FADE AWAY

You can drive your car on the roads for years and never give your brake fluid a second thought, but take it on a trackday and it could suddenly let you down – with potentially scary results. I don’t think race tracks welcome barbecues in the paddock! Cambridge Motorsports Parts is now stocking Motul RBF600 High Temperature Brake Fluid, which is highly stable and specially designed for trackdays or full-on competition. The fluid has a higher than usual boiling point (312°c/593°F), which is essential to avoid brake fluid boiling at the back of the caliper piston, causing aeration and ‘loss’ More >

NEED A LARGER DISH?

The A-series engine always gives better performance with a larger piston dish and smaller

chamber volume.

It also means that on an otherwise standard 1275cc cylinder head and engine block the bore size increase can be used initially where required as there are no big problems with compression ratio.

These are totally different to the original Evolution piston stocked pre-2012. Pistons come complete with top quality steel rings, with a three-piece oil control ring.

Minispares’ part number for this item is C-STR311 and it retails at £47.70 inc VAT.

More details from 01707 607 700 or www.minispares.com ENDS.

HONDA BEAT!

Honda’s S2000 (F20a) engine is a reliable and powerful unit that has proved itself both in the Honda model is was made for and also in kitcars, racecars and as an engine transplant into many different marques and models.

The new ITB throttle body kit from Jenvey Dynamics will give this engine a substantial power increase and the kit includes four SF51/4.5/1 taper throttle bodies (ITBs), a Jenvey Dynamics EFI inlet manifold, fuel rail and four 83mm long air-horns.

Jenvey throttle bodies and all the company’s accessories are engineered specifically to cope with the rigours of motorsport, offering excellent performance, reliability, lightness More >

STURDY NEW BOOTS

Heat control experts, Design Engineering Inc. (DEI), has now produced a new version of their popular Protect-A-Boot spark plug protectors. The sleeves provide thermal protection for highly angled, oversized and rigid spark plug boots.

Why do spark plugs need thermal protection?

Excessive heat generated from an engine block, exhaust system or turbocharger can easily affect a vehicle’s ignition system. Spark plug leads and boots can harden, burn or crack, leading to arching, engine misfire or even complete ignition system failure. DEI has produced thermal protection boots for spark plugs for many years, but the new sleeves are pliable to enable them to More >

A MINI FUEL PUMP

MiniSpares can now offer a new replacement fuel pump for the Mini SPi engine, which is very similar, but not identical to the original and requires a small wiring modification to fit – but it does cost half that of a replacement original unit.

Order as WFX100811 at £84 inc VAT with more details available from 01707 607 700 or from their website at www.minispares.com ENDS.