Just seen the TV ad for this stuff.
Has anyone tried it?
Here is the picture:
And the write up from the website:
The Turtle Wax brand is well known for quality wax products, but they're not exactly synonymous with cutting-edge car care. The new ICE series attempts to buck that stodgy old "your father's Oldsmobile" reputation by addressing an often-overlooked aspect of car polish: Application. Turtle Wax Ice is a fully synthetic polymer-based polish that is completely clear in the bottle - here's where the "ICE" concept comes in - and applies completely clear. But unlike other synthetic waxes and polishes, Turtle Wax ICE is a thin, almost water-like liquid that stays clear even after drying. According to Turtle Wax, this means you can leave ICE on plastic and rubber without the white residue and powder that plagues other waxes. As an added bonus, you can even apply Turtle Wax ICE in direct sunlight and on hot paint surfaces.
"The development of Ice car polish is a credit to the decades of research and consumer insights that have taken place here," said Tom Healy of Turtle Wax. "Turtle Wax Ice is a revolutionary product that people have been asking for. The launch of ICE sets a new bar in automotive appearance products - there's nothing else like it on the market today."
To try out this new clear liquid wax concept, I applied Turtle Wax ICE to half of the freshly washed and fully cleaned hood of my 1995 Chevy Cavalier. I then applied my usual synthetic wax to the other half of the hood for comparison. Right off the bat, I was impressed with the Turtle Wax ICE product because it was so easy to apply. The liquid wax comes with its own applicator pad, and even includes a microfiber buffing cloth. Applying the wax is a total breeze because Turtle Wax Ice is so thin. Compared to my trusty old wax, applying ICE took about half the time. Even more impressive, ICE was true to its label by drying clear and not leaving a white film on plastic or rubber. I even specifically splashed a little Ice on my black windshield wiper arms, and all it did was make them shiny and glossy. Ice dries to a slight haze on flat surfaces, so it's easy to see where you still need to buff. I compared the final buffed finishes head-to-head and found no real differences in gloss, depth of shine, or wax hardness between Turtle Wax ICE and my other more expensive wax. I did find a difference, however, in the smell of the products. Where most waxes have a strong, slightly sweet smell (which I kind of like), Turtle Wax ICE has virtually no smell at all. Just like its name implies, Turtle Wax ICE is clear, super easy to apply, odorless, and doesn't leave the telltale white gunky signs of waxing. My opinion of the Turtle Wax brand certainly has changed; it's not your father's car wax. I didn't get a chance to test direct sunlight application, but I have no reason to doubt Turtle Wax's claims.
The Turtle Wax Ice spray detailer, however, was a different story. It appears to be the same liquid ICE wax product, only in a trigger spray bottle. Although this may seem to be a good thing, it proved to be more cumbersome to use than other spray detailers. The thin liquid spray smears when wiped on and takes a few minutes to dry. You then have to buff the surface over again to obtain a nice gloss. This apply-wait-buff procedure is normal for waxing but it should be a much quicker and easier affair when using a detailing spray. Compared to my normal spray detailers, the Turtle Was Ice took longer to apply and required the extra buffing step. The Ice detailing spray did have the advantage of staying clear and free of residue on plastic and rubber - a feature that might be appreciated for some vehicles. Once applied, it looked great but I'm still going to stick with my old standby spray detailers.
Visit TurtleWax.com for more information on Turtle Wax Ice.
What do you think?