WATER REPELLENT PROPERTIES

A bit like smoking a pipe, I think Turtle Wax was a product that your grandad may have used back in the day but perhaps had faded from fashion for a little while. However, Turtle Wax was clearly watching closely what was happening on the car care scene and the arrival of new car care brands and reacted accordingly with some stunningly good products.

In late 2019 they announced their all-new Hybrid Solutions range, which contains five products within it (at the moment as I think a wax for black paint is on the way to the UK) and these could More >

HANDY LITTLE BRUSH SET

 

This is a neat new product from Laser Tools – a four-piece detailing brush set (part number 7744) that’s suitable for a wide range of materials and applications, from engine parts and components to interior vents, buttons and controls, etc.

These are pen-style buttons, which fit neatly in the pocket, just 170mm long with the brush heads retracted. There are four brush types: steel, stainless steel, brass and nylon. The brush length is adjustable, and once you’ve finished and cleaned the brush, it can be retracted into the pen body completely.

The length of brush changes the stiffness of the bristles – More >

BIG FANS OF MACHINE MART

These high output heavy-duty industrial drum fans are built for long term industrial, commercial and agricultural use. An ideal solution for fast, efficient cooling in large warehouses, factories and more!

These models produce an excellent amount of airflow, up to 222mᶟ per minute, allowing large areas to be cooled quickly and efficiently. There are two fan sizes to choose from, ranging from a BIG 24in to a HUGE 30in!

All models have a tilt range of 300° and are mounted on large rubber wheels so the fan can be positioned easily and transported to wherever it is required.

Models in this range start More >

NICE JUMPER

Currently on special offer in their Garage & Workshop Promotion for 2020 are Sealey’s – Schumacher® Wheeled RoadStart® Emergency Jump Starters.

Their 12v output sockets can be used as a memory saver, as well as powering accessories such as mini compressors, and with thanks to their retractable handle and puncture-proof Ø200mm wheels they are totally portable.

These two Emergency Jump Starters have heavy-duty clamps with braided links between each jaw for maximum power transmission and the Anderson Connectors allow selection of 0/12/24V and the analogue voltmeter will show you its internal battery level.

For your protection the PBIW4600 & PBIW6200 have an audible More >

GREAT JOB AUTOGLYM

Royal Warranted car-care expert Autoglym has launched a truly effective Hand Sanitiser, presented in a handy 100ml bottle that’s perfect for your car, office or home. Many motorists already know that outside of their vehicle, it’s incredibly easy to pick up germs and bacteria – and then transfer these to the many exterior and interior touch points all around the car. Once inside the vehicle, a few seconds spent with this hand rub, soon eradicates the problem, meaning anything you then touch will then be with clean, sterilised hands.

A small win, but an important one as we all learn to More >

DOESN’T JUST SMELL LIKE AN ORANGE GROVE, IT WORKS, TOO!

I really am impressed by Auto Finesse’s Citrus Power, which has a beautiful orange pong and gets rid of bugs, crud, grime and general detritus that can stick to your car’s bodywork.

It’s also an effective all-purpose cleaner as it lifts dirt and kind of encapsulates it making it easy to remove with a pressure washer. You really don’t need to scrub the surface.

Apart from the heavenly scent, what I like about it is that it doesn’t remove existing wax or sealant as more aggressive APCs do.

A 500ml spray bottle costs £7.96 with a 1-litre offering even better value at just More >

DUST-FREE SANDING COURTESY OF SEALEY

In Sealey’s Bodyshop 2020 Promotion you will find their DFSK01 – Dust-Free Sanding Kit.

Included in the package is the DFS35M – Vacuum Cleaner Industrial Dust-Free Wet/Dry 35L 1000W/230V Plastic Drum Class M Self-Clean Filter, GSA05 – Ø150mm Dust-Free Air Palm Random Orbital Sander, RE4011 – Dust-Free Sanding Block 70 x 120mm and RE4012 – Dust-Free Sanding Block 70 x 198mm.

The DFS35M is a high-powered unit, which is most suitable for use with air power tools and standard power tools. It is certified for ‘M class’ dust extraction in accordance with EU directives, which protects you from dust particles that can be More >

ADVANTAGE THROUGH QUALITY AND A COATING OF QUARTZ!

Here’s another great product from the nice people at Tenzi.

I’ve always been a bit scared of ceramic coatings. I am happy to use spray-on versions, but the coatings, they are a different kettle of fish. Get some of them wrong and it’ll be like trying to remove concrete from your car’s body.

So, when Wojtek from Tenzi UK suggested I might like to try their new Quartz Coat Paint Protection kit, I was both curious and a bit apprehensive at the same time. However, I followed the instructions and ended up with a gleaming car.

The box contains everything you need but More >

THIS WILL SHIFT IT!

This superb NEW range of portable, heavy-duty petrol-driven Clarke pressure washers are built for tough daily use so can easily stand the rigours of hefty and regular use.

They are built with a tough protective steel frame, folding handles for compact storage and large pneumatic tyres for easy mobility on uneven ground.

Features include a powerful and reliable four-stroke Euro 5 compliant engine, professional-style high-pressure hose and lance with high/low/pencil adjustments, which deliver up to 225-Bar of pressure, along with a detergent pick-up hose with filter.

A unique feature exclusive to this range is that these models can draw their own water through More >

SHIELD YOUR SHINE WITH ROCKET BUTTER

Here’s a cost-effective and pretty good quick detailer from Rocket Butter.

It’s called Shine Shield and it’s described as a ‘little and often’ product that is easy to apply and remove and leaves a deep shine. It’s also great for shifting bird doodoo and a bit of road grime that is threatening to spoil the look of your freshly polished pride and joy.

I used it on my RPX the other day and it left a properly just waxed finish and works extremely well on painted fibreglass, which as we all know can react differently to painted metal surfaces.

It is also effective More >