SHINE AND SEAL IT

Lurking within the German Sonax Xtreme range are some great products. The most ‘obvious’ one, I guess, is the superb Brilliant Shine Detailer, but there’s another I really like called Spray & Seal.

It’s a fast and effective and dead easy-to-use liquid sealant that is effective on paintwork, chrome and plastics. The formulation incorporates what Sonax claim is Unique Polymer Technology that they say provides up to three months protection.

It couldn’t be easier to use. You just spray it onto your still wet vehicle after you’ve washed it and rinse off, then using a good quality drying towel, wipe to a More >

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON!

Oooh I say!

I’m really loving the sound of a brand-new three-wheeler kit that hails from ex-Ricardo and current Prodrive engineer, Rob Moon.

A modern design, the Darkside (there’s a superb play on words if you consider the creator’s surname!) is a single-seater that according to Moon is totally dedicated to sheer driving enjoyment, with no compromises.

Power will be monstrous and comes from Suzuki Hayabusa which when you consider that the car weighs in at 275kg. Even in entry-level ‘SS’ spec it still packs 180bhp. Rob is talking turbochargers and intercoolers for models higher up the range!

What I think is rather cool. More >

MAKE YOUR CAR SMELL SPECIAL

Enjoy a scent explosion with Designer Fragrances Blast Cans.

Designer Fragrances Blast Cans are a range of air fresheners developed to stimulate the senses with their unique and invigorating scents.

Developed in conjunction with a famous perfume house, this exclusive collection includes masculine, feminine and classic fragrances.

The stylish and powerful Blast Cans are high pressure, CFC-free 400ml aerosols with sanitising and odour-eliminating properties. Made from natural oils and carefully selected ingredients, they are safe as well as invigorating.

A few short bursts of spray will freshen up any space, as well as clothing, footwear, carpets, sofas and much more. Ideal for cars, motorhomes, More >

NOTHING TO DO WITH SOFT WHIP ICE CREAM

Japanese brand, Soft 99 has won many friends in the UK with their excellent paste waxes led by Fusso Coat, which has really established itself on the car care scene.

The company offers a full range of products – some of them still a little ‘left-field’ for UK enthusiasts such as their Smooth Egg shampoo! However, it’s their paste wax that does the trick for us, thus far.

Their new Speed & Barrier Spray Wax is said to be a liquid version of their Fusso Coat and is described as having a colour tinting formula that adds high gloss to your car’s More >

NOT THAT SORT OF STATION

If you are looking for an all-in-one set which can be used in the automotive, agricultural, industrial and marine industry, then look no further! Sealey’s new twelve-piece Grease Gun Adaptor Set, AK4482 is now on sale and in their Spring 2020 Promotion.

This set comes complete in a storage case and inside you will find couplers, nozzles, adaptors and flex hoses. Some of these items include; 300mm Flexi Hose with Spring, 100mm Grease Gun Needle Nozzle Adaptor with Small and Large Quick Connectors, 90° Slotted Connector and more. This can be used with all brands of manual grease guns.

Sealey’s complete product More >

PRETTY COLOURS

New from Machine Mart is this comprehensive screwdriver and bit set made from hardened chrome vanadium steel, tempered for greater strength and durability.

Ergonomically designed soft grip handles for increased user comfort and colour-coded for ease of identification. It comes in a moulded storage/display stand.

Contents:

Seventeen assorted screwdrivers:

Flat/Slotted sizes: 3x 75mm, 4x 100mm, 5x 100mm, 6x 125mm, 8x 150mm

Philips: PH0 x 75mm, PH1 x 75mm, PH2 x 100mm, PH3 x 150mm

Pozi: PZ0 x 75mm, PZ1 x 75mm, PZ2 x 100mm, PZ3 x 150mm

Torx: T25 x 100mm, T27 x 100mm, T30 x 125mm, T40 x 125mm

1 x ¼in bit driver

10 assorted 25mm bits:-

Hex: More >

GIVE THE GLOSS A BOOST

Autobright is a well-established brand on the UK’s car care scene although I still feel don’t get the recognition that they deserve.

Take their Gloss Boost, which is a quick detailer or ‘topper’ of the highest order. In addition to paint it’s a great all-rounder as you can safely use it on plastic, glass, rubber and even your wheels, which makes it very versatile and cost-effective.

A proper ‘spray and wipe’ which will enhance your levels of gloss greatly. A 500ml bottle costs just £7.99.

Exciting times for the brand as founder Geoff Hare has recently teamed up with an American chemist to More >

AUTOTUNE – STILL DOING US PROUD

BUILD ONE OF THESE. YOU’LL LOVE IT!

Along with Tornado Sports Cars, the Taylors (Anthony and Carolyn) at Autotune are the longest-serving kitcar company still in the same ownership. These days, their son Richard is pretty much at the helm on a day-to-day basis but his parents are still at the ‘shop’ most days of the week.

A missive from Carolyn is always welcome and this week she wrote to me thus:

“I thought that since I have just come into work this week after a rather long but sunny holiday, I would like to announce to the world that we are here, More >

THESE SUDS ARE SUPER!

Car care meisters, Autobright claim that their Super Suds shampoo wears a cherry fragrance, which in my view makes it elixir from the angels. However, unless I’m mistaken it is actually cherry bakewell and that moves it into a completely new level of attraction for me.

Back to the foam and the orange-hued liquid delivers a huge amount of foam which is great as is the dwell time of the product which clung onto to the surface of my RPX for nearly ten minutes. That car had lots of caked-on crud flung along its flanks and Super Suds got rid of most of More >

A GREAT ONE FOR KITCAR DRIVERS

Poor road conditions, sharp objects cutting the tyre, valve stem or tyre bead leakage, high temperatures, and over-inflated tyres can all lead to a flat tyre. Therefore, it is important that motorists have a quick and easy fix to hand, which is why Ring Automotive has brought the RTK4 Flat Tyre Repair Kit to market.

The kit helps to get the driver back on the road within ten minutes and includes a 12V air compressor offering 0-90PSI /6.5BAR, and RTS450 Flat Tyre Sealant to place over a puncture when faced with a flat tyre.

The tyre sealant can also be purchased separately, More >