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    They just said..."After the break we test car polises to the max".... Might be worth an entertaining watch....

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    From what I saw not very impressive. Typical "Top gear" type of stuff.

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    The piece started well with a good set of products then died after the appication. Shame it looked promising.

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    I never saw it Steve. Were there any conclusions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevel View Post
    I never saw it Steve. Were there any conclusions?

    Yeah, save ya money and get a turtle wax bottle from Halfords for £3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevel View Post
    I never saw it Steve. Were there any conclusions?
    10 Products on one panel of a car, From Turtle wax through NXT to 1500 pound Swisswax and Zymol and two specialised protection applications (Glareuk and G technic).

    Gloss was measured and all gave round a score of 90 on their gizmo (A gloss meter )

    Then the car was blasted with a fire hose, Gritting Lorry and a flame thrower Left for a week and re tested. Sadly the results were very shallow

    Conclusions....Erm....Expensive wax was expensive and good. One cheaper product came out well but the results were hardly scientific. It wasn't a product I've heard of. Fareclare (?) Wax Top. You can watch it here:

    http://fifthgear.five.tv/jsp/5gmain....ate+Car+Polish

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    Seen the Gloss meter before. It was used to demonstate how much gloss was lost when a particular wax was applied but the difference was not worth the entry money.

    I watched the clip and it all got a bit confusing. Polishes being compared to waxes?

    Farecla range is used in Body Shops and is a very good product. The area Rep demonstrated it at AB last year. He referred to it as Mopping.

    Think I prefer Iain's mega wax test on DW. They should have just asked him. As Colly 915 was still there (along with half a dozen others including the one they used on Fifth Gear) after six months !!!!! I'll stick with that.


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    I haven't looked up Iains test for a while...<goes off to check it out>

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    Having watched the video clip I'm glad I missed it first time around, wasted space that lot ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brocks View Post
    I haven't looked up Iains test for a while...<goes off to check it out>
    Some surprises on there TBH. AG EGP lasted longer than Megs #21 for example.

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