As a car care devotee there are several brands and companies that I really favour. The simple reason is they are run by nice people and sell great products that make your car look better.

One such company is Downham Market-based Shipshape of Norfolk, who for many years have been the UK importers of the Collinite range of products. Just lately they have become the home here for another American brand called The Treatment and I’ve been putting some of the range through its paces.

One that has really grabbed me is their Carnauba Paste Wax that has the performance of paste waxes costing over five times as much.

It’s a man-made polymer mix blended with pure carnauba wax that gives a hard, glass-like feel to your car’s surface and is safe on clearcoats. Unlike some, it won’t leave behind a horrid dusty residue and even better won’t leave white marks on panel shut-lines such as on doors and bonnets as it dries clear.

Easy-on/easy-off application erases fine scratches and swirl marks and is great on dark colours and left a lovely ‘wet-look’ gloss on my black X5. What’s even more impressive is the price. Just £10.18 including an applicator sponge.

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