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Detailing Plastic Trim Restoration

OEMs have abandoned chrome exterior trim and moved on to plastic. No more is exterior trim meant to be flashy and loud but instead it’s now sleek, sheen, and black. While exterior plastic trim looks great on a new car, it’s very prone to UV damage. It fades from black to gray and looks tired, washed out, and beat up. This type of trim can actually crack if it’s super dry and UV damaged. It’s important to keep it conditioned so it stays looking rich and deep black. Pat of The Detail Shoppe has encountered the issue of faded plastic trim on more than one occasion an ..

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Posted: 02/10/2016

7 Best Car Wax 2016 Car Care Reviews

Top 7 Best Car Wax 2016 Car Care Reviews Our Top 7 Best Car Wax gives you the most direct and easy to understand list of the best waxes that will give you more shine for more time.auto finesse spirit car wax As with all waxes, it is worth spending the time to ensure your paint is prepared properly. A wax can only protect the paint, they can’t remove dirt or scratches so if your paint isn’t looking its best we advise rectifying it first. This involves a thorough clean, decontamination using a clay bar and the use of a pre-wax cleaner to ensure the paint is perfectly clean; y ..

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Posted: 11/06/2016

Waxstock 2016 Detailing World

WHERE AND WHEN. WAXSTOCK IS HELD IN THE JAGUAR EXHIBITION HALL AT THE RICOH ARENA IN COVENTRY. THE POSTCODE IS CV6 6GE AND THE ARENA IS WELL SIGNPOSTED AND CLOSE TO MAJOR ROUTES, INCLUDING THE M1, M6 AND M40. GETTING TO WAXSTOCK HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER. Getting There. You can find detailed travel information and directions here. The show opens at 9.30am on Sunday 24th July 2016 and closes at 4.30pm on the same day. It is only open to the public during these times and it is a ticketed event (via wristband). FREE PARKING. Parking at the event has been subsidised by us, the show organisers, to e ..

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Posted: 14/05/2016

GoNutrition.com Free Gift

Free Gift From Go Nutrition with Code: BD0O7W http://gonutrition.com/ LIST AS BELOW: Blender Bottle 600-Red Shaker Bottle - Orange - 600ml GN™ Shaker Bottle 400 Omega 3 - 90 Tablets Super Vitamin D3™ - 180 Tablets Caffeine 200 - 60 1kg - Unflavoured - Pure Fine Oats Taurine - 250g Maltodextrin - 1000g Flax Seed Powder - 250g Creatine Monohydrate - 100g Whey Protein 80 250g Chocolate Orange Whey Protein 80 250g Chocolate Mint Whey Protein 80 250g Black Forest Gateau Whey Protein 80 250g Blueberry Cheesecake Whey Protein 80 250g J ..

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Posted: 28/03/2016

Whey Protein 80 1KG | GoNutrition

Double Stack Your Codes 1KG CODE AND FREE UK DELIVERY: WHEY PLUE FREE GIFT CODE: BD0O7W http://gonutrition.com/gn-whey-protein-80 Whey Protein 80 Whey Protein from free-range, Grass fed cows  20g of premium protein per 25g serving Highly acclaimed 100% natural flavours Ideal for lean muscle growth and repair What is Whey Protein 80? Whey Protein 80 is an ultra premium quality 80% whey protein powder exclusively from free range, grass fed cows providing an unrivalled combination of taste, value and results. With 20g of premium grade protein per ..

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Posted: 28/03/2016

Cheapest 5kg Whey 80 Protein UK Discount | GoNutrition

Double Stack Your Codes 5KG CODE AND FREE UK DELIVERY: WHEY35 PLUE FREE GIFT CODE: BD0O7W http://gonutrition.com/gn-whey-protein-80 Flavors Only. (more maybe added over time) Vanilla Ice Cream Tripple Chocolate Simply Banana Maple Syrup and Pancake Whey Protein 80 Whey Protein from free-range, Grass fed cows  20g of premium protein per 25g serving Highly acclaimed 100% natural flavours Ideal for lean muscle growth and repair What is Whey Protein 80? Whey Protein 80 is an ultra premium quality 80% whey protein powder exclusively ..

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Posted: 28/03/2016

Best Car Shampoo Reviews 2016

Get the most popular and best car shampoo to keep your car looking like new! Choosing which shampoo to use is simple..but not easy if you take a look down the car cleaning aisle of an automotive cleaning store! Using a quality car shampoo will make car cleaning easier and more effective in creating a streak-free shine and also which won’t cause rusting like using washing up liquid will, due to the high degreasing content which will remove wax and protective coatings. While there are hundreds of shampoos on the market claiming to be the best car shampoo it is worth getting one to suit you ..

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Posted: 10/03/2016

Best Long Lasting Tyre Dressing - Waxed Perfection

V.R.P. Super Shine Dressing 100% Dry to Touch Vinyl, Rubber -Tyre & Plastic Restorer+Protectant (16 oz) Extreme V.R.P Dressing Long Lasting Vinyl, Rubber-Tire & Plastic Restorer+Protectant (16oz) The world may not be perfect, but thanks to Chemical Guys, your dressing can be. VRP DRESSING 2 is the only 100% super shine Dry to the Touch dressing that works as well on Vinyl, Rubber, Tires as it does on Hard Plastics (plastic bumpers and mirrors)......all in one. In a Perfect world dressings could shine, help block against UV rays, leave behind a pleasant smell, be 100% dry to th ..

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Posted: 21/02/2016

How to get the NOW TV USB Slot Working

The new Now TV HD Box is great. It’s cheap and comes with a ton of features, but it’s not perfect. Thankfully, adding a third party app to make it better, is no problem.   One of the things we really don’t like about the new Sky-branded HD Roku streamer is that there’s no native USB media player. This is despite the device actually featuring a USB port and microSD card; you’d be forgiven for thinking that you could easily connect an external drive and stream your own content, but no.   Luckily for you, it’s dead easy to get the USB Play ..

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Posted: 18/12/2015

Best Car Wax And Polish Detailing

The best car waxes and polishes available in 2015: top products to protect your bodywork A protective wax or sealant is at the heart of keeping your car looking good. It seals in that shine and slows the damaging effects of grit, grime and traffic film. It not only helps your car look great, but will also preserve its value come resale time. No surprise, then, that it’s at the centre of our car care special – we test 24 waxes, polishes and sealants to find the one that will make your bodywork sparkle. Key to applying that protection is preparation. With the winter grime remov ..

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Posted: 27/09/2015

Dodo Juice New Product Supernatural Hybrid Nano Wax

Ever wondered what silicon dioxide nano-ceramic ingredients can do to fortify a carnauba wax? Wonder no more. Supernatural Hybrid Nano gives you the ease of use, depth of shine and optical filling of a wax, with the adhesion, chemical resistance and sheeting of a nano-ceramic sealant. A stunning show wax with a better finish out of the jar on 'normal' paint than nano-ceramic liquids can achieve, and also a great topper if your nano application has gone wrong. No silly pricing. Drawstring bag and full instructions for application supplied. FAQ Why an SiO2 wax? We had the idea for ..

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Posted: 10/09/2015

Powermaxed Iron Off Fallout Remover Review

Powermaxed Iron Off Fallout Remover Review 1st up I would like to thank Wayne at Powermaxed for the samples they threw in with a recent order. Now today here in Oxfordshire it has been hosing down all day, the plan was to do a full maintenance wash .... I spotted a gap in the rain so went for the wheels The Wheels were pretty grubby after 3 weeks and 600 ish miles so were in need of a good clean and with the time constraints of the weather what better than a good test of the cleaning power of the Fallout Remover. The horrible brake dust and dirt was visible on the wheels and they looked rea ..

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Posted: 31/08/2015

Enable the Reward Point System:

Login to the OpenCart Dashboard. Roll your mouse over Extensions, and click Order Totals. selecting menu option Reward Points are Enabled by default. If for some reason it is not, click the Edit link, change the Status to Enabled, and click the Save button. enabled reward points options You will then see a message stating "Success: You have modified reward points total!" Setting the Number of Points a product Gives/Costs: Login to the OpenCart Dashboard. Roll your mouse over Catalog, and click Products Click Edit next to the product you want to work ..

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Posted: 24/05/2015

How Google Search Works

How Search Works : Covering topics including corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption, the authors illustrate management maxims with numerous insider anecdotes from Google’s history.   ..

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Posted: 17/05/2015

New Autoglym Product: Wheel Protector

We are delighted to launch a brand new Autoglym product, Wheel Protector. Wheel Protector is our brand new wheel coating that repels dirt and brake dust from wheels. The coating creates a lotus effect on the wheel surface. This is leaves an extremely thin, invisible, uneven layer on the wheel face. The uneven surface is difficult for dirt and brake dust to adhere to, meaning your wheels stay cleaner for longer. Wheel Protector replaces our old wheel product, Alloy Wheel Seal, which will no longer be available. RRP for this product is £9.99, the can is 300ml and contains enoug ..

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Posted: 14/03/2015

Dodo Juice Purple Haze Review: Crazy Beading

Dark coloured cars can be troublesome for their owners as they show up every little imperfection and scratch. Luckily there are products out there which can help prevent damage to dark coloured paint. One of those products, which will help, I will be discussing today in this Dodo Juice Purple Haze review. This wax is slightly more expensive than its competitors but the results, in my opinion, are completely worth it. Dodo Juice Purple Haze Review Purple Haze is blended from natural ingredients often used in the manufacturing of shoe polish. This is what gives the wax its dark purple appe ..

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Posted: 14/03/2015

Autoglym New Product Bodywork Shampoo

What is it? A pH neutral shampoo What is in it? All the good bits that make shampoo work plus more foam What isn't in it? Rinse aids and gloss enhancers What sizes is this available in? 500ml and 1L How much is it? 500ml RRP is £5.99 1L RRP is £7.99 Why would I use this? If you want a hard working, foamier, shampoo that won't strip wax, polish or sealants. This shampoo lets your wax take care of beading and sheeting rather than the shampoo lending a hand. What about Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner? That is still available too and ideal if you want a shamp ..

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Posted: 06/02/2015

Care For Your Microfiber Towels

Keep your detailing microfiber soft and fresh Microfiber towels are fragile and with improper treatment can cause damage to your cars paint. Understanding how to properly maintain your microfiber towels is crucial to getting the most out of your towels. As a professional detailer, one of my biggest expenses used to be my towels. But after learning how to care for them, I can get dozens of details before I need to buy more. Follow these simple steps and you’ll be saving money to buy bigger and better detailing supplies. 1. You want the “Free” Detergent Most detergents ..

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Posted: 05/02/2015

Car Detailing Supplies & Chemicals

Many well-intentioned car enthusiasts use one cleaner as a general-purpose tool for detailing. I often hear people say they use a product like Chemical Guys or G101 to clean everything from wheels to carpets. After all, none of us would bathe with laundry detergent, so why would we treat delicate car surfaces with harsh chemicals? For the most part, you can adequately care for your car with just a few chemicals. Yet there seems to be an endless variety of products available, each with its own little twist. In this article, I will explain the basics of car care chemicals so you can make bett ..

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Posted: 01/02/2015

Whats The Best Car Wash Mitt

When it comes to choosing the best car wash mitt for cleaning your car there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration. If you are receiving my car car cleaning guides you will know that my first recommendation is to ditch your sponge and replace it with a good quality car wash mitt. The first question will be what type of wash mitt should you choose? Should you go for a natural wool mitt, a microfibre wash mitt or some other material. How much should you expect to pay for a good quality mitt? Here I guide you through the 5 of the best car wash mitts available as I answer ..

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Posted: 31/01/2015

How to Remove Water Stains, Spots or Etching of the Finish

These paint defects occur when untreated or unfiltered water containing impurities dries on the finish. The most common damaging impurity is calcium. We mostly see water stains and etching from sprinklers, leaking pipes in underground garages, and when vehicles are not dried after washing. There are ways to prevent and/or keep the damage to a minimum. Maintaining a coat of wax or sealant will help reduce the damage, and drying the vehicle with a soft towel or chamois after. The way to recognize that your vehicle has deep water spots or etching damage on the finish is if you see white ring s ..

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Posted: 17/01/2015

What's the purpose of an detailing clay bar?

What's the purpose of an detailing clay bar? After you have washed your vehicle, glide your hand across the paint. Does it feel rough? Somewhat gritty? What you are feeling is contaminants that have become embedded in the clear coat. Contaminants such as tar, tree sap, paint overspray, fallout, and rail dust. Unless your car never goes outside, its impossible to avoid this issue! No amount of washing will remove the contaminants, you need a clay bar. Bars come in different grades. Most that you will find at the store is medium grade, but there are mild and aggressive ones available t ..

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Posted: 11/01/2015

Zaino now at ShopnShine.co.uk

Shop'n'Shine introduce a new Brand to there shelves Zaino Hello all and happy new year! We've launched a new brand today, that brand being Zaino and to celebrate we're offering 15% OFF everything until midnight 4/1/15 using the code NEWYEAR www.shopnshine.co.uk/zaino   SOURCE: Detailing World   ..

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Posted: 01/01/2015

Wash your car the best way

Well we know that you are not stupid people and you have wash your car for a long time .But there are some tips and tricks about the procedure we thought you should know. Trust me this article is worth reading, just continue it please Soak the car before you wash it – when you use your hose to splatter your car you will get rid of the big leaves , dirt and other things that could scratch the paint. Just aim the hose on the car with strong flow of the water. It is a good start to wash your vehicle. Never wash the car when is too hot – the heat can cause problems while your car ..

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Posted: 28/12/2014

GYEON Quartz Coatings

We had a little time tonight so we decided to gave the Saab a little attention and this allowed us chance to try out a new product. The product in question is Gyeon Wet Coat. After reading many reviews and discussions about Wet Coat; we decided that we simply had to try it for our selves. The Saab is in need of its summer protection detail and is currently wearing zero protection. The process was used to prepare the vehicle ready to try out Gyeon Wet Coat was just a simple pre wash using Auto Finesse Avalanche. This was followed by a hand wash with our wash pad and two buckets and a rins ..

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Posted: 26/12/2014

A CHRISTMAS THANK YOU MESSAGE

Polished Bliss thank there customers.  Today is the last working day of the year for us and once again we’d like to take a moment to thank you for your support and custom over what has been another stellar year of trading. In many ways 2014 has been a frustrating year, as there hasn’t been a great deal to show you in return for a lot of the effort that we have put in. Much of our time over the last twelve months has been spent improving behind the scenes aspects of our operation, i.e. automating our parcel labelling procedure, recruiting and training a new member of staff, ..

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Posted: 24/12/2014

303 Products Review

The best protection in the industry for your UV sensitive surfaces 303 Aerospace Protectant! Of all the products offered at the Autogeek, this one has to be the most versatile. Vinyl convertible tops, boat enclosures, tonneau covers, car bras, vinyl RV awnings, headlights, spa covers…these are just a few of the places that benefit from this protectant that contains an SPF 40 sunscreen. 303 Products are highly innovative and technologically advanced. You are a selective consumer and appreciate quality; that’s why 303 Products are certain to meet your standards. You’ll l ..

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Posted: 21/12/2014

Prevent Car Paint Color from Fading

Safe way to keep your car looking new is to keep the car paint color the way it came. That means doing everything you can to avoid fading. Sure, paint will fade, but there are steps you can take to prolong the fading process and keep your car looking nice longer. Understand the Process If you want to keep your car from fading, one thing you should do is understand what causes it to fade. The most well-known contributor to paint fade is ultra-violet rays, and that means sunlight. There are many people who believe that it's the only cause, but it's not. Pollutants and other chemica ..

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Posted: 21/12/2014

Choosing best car cleaning kit

With so many choices available, choosing the best car cleaning kit for a present or indeed yourself can sometimes be a bit of a minefield. Does the highest price kit really mean the best? Which is the best value for money? Which kit will help you get and keep a showroom shine? These are just some of the questions you will be thinking about in your choice. Here we look at the essential items a good quality car cleaning kit should contain, comparing some of the best quality and most popular kits available on the market, from a range car care brands and making some recommendations for putting ..

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Posted: 21/12/2014

The best car polish and car wax

Restoring your car’s showroom shine can be hard work, so you want the results to last. These products will help If you take the time to clean your car, you want that showroom-fresh look to last as long as possible. A polish can remove the tiny imperfections that can dull paint. Some, like waxes, also provide a protective coat. It’s not a five-minute job, but is worth the effort if that water-resistant layer lasts – so we focused on durability. We applied 25 waxes and polishes to a scrapyard bonnet, and monitored water beading over six weeks during the worst of the winte ..

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Posted: 21/12/2014

Car Polishing Tips and Techniques

Car polishing is probably the most common and well-known method of improving your car's finish. These quick tips and techniques will help ensure that you're polishing your car correctly, and they'll go a long way towards improving your car's finish. Clean the Car before Polishing Before polishing your car, wash it thoroughly. Either run it through an automatic car wash or wash it by hand. It's important that your car is as clean as possible before you begin polishing it, as any dirt on the surface will scratch the paint, especially, if you use a mechanical buffer. Add ..

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Posted: 21/12/2014

Best Headlight Lens Cleaner Solutions

A headlight lens cleaner can be a simple chemical solution, but there are more extensive headlight lens cleaning kits available as well. Here are a few of the best. If your car's headlights have become dull, cloudy or yellowed, a headlight lens cleaner solution can add new life to them. Replacing an old set of headlights with a new pair can be expensive. So an inexpensive headlight lens solution kit that makes them look like new again is always a good idea. You might be surprised to learn that you can even buy a very high quality headlight lens cleaner at Walmart. To get you started, he ..

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Posted: 21/12/2014

How to tell when your car needs to be waxed?

Much like many other things a vehicle needs, waxing a car should be done fairly regularly. There are benefits to taking the time out to get your car waxed, and depending on if you choose to do it yourself or have someone else do it, money may be a factor as well. Rain, snow, trees, grass, and bugs are just some of the things that can take a toll on your car’s paint and may even end up permanently ruining the exterior aesthetics, fixable only with a repaint. This happens when things from the environment get onto your car and remain there. Killing bugs is unavoidable, especially in summ ..

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Posted: 14/12/2014

How to Clean the Leather Seats

Leather seats are a great addition to your car. They are comfortable, look great, and even smell nice when treated and cared for properly. If you neglect to take care of your seats, however, they can crack and deteriorate over time, especially if they get a lot of use or if you have kids that are on the messy side. This is why it is imperative to go the extra mile and take the steps necessary to ensure your leather seats last as long as possible. It is a costly process to have the seat leather replaced compared to the supplies needed to clean and protect it. There are many ways to protect your ..

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Posted: 14/12/2014

Prevent your car windows from fogging up

The endless fogging of car windows and windshields is a daily annoyance for many people, especially in the winter months when moist body heat accumulates within the vehicle and condenses on glass surfaces. Once a window becomes fogged over, it has to be wiped down to facilitate vision, often with a sleeve or even the driver’s palm as he realizes he cannot see out of the windshield. This leaves unsightly smudges once the window dries, and oftentimes the surface rapidly fogs up once again; therefore, it is best to prevent the fogging before it can occur. Simple ways to prevent fogging ..

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Posted: 14/12/2014

Kurowerks.com

Waxed Perfection found a great new way to try samples from a little know company Kurowerks.  KUROBAG 'XL' £25.00 Contents - 2 x Shampoo Sample Shots 10 x Trial Sized Samples Pair of Black Mamba Gloves Microfibre Cloth Foam Pad Detailing Swabs KUROBAG 'ORIGINAL' £15.00 Contents - 2 x Shampoo Sample Shots 5 x Trial Sized Samples Pair of Black Mamba Gloves Microfibre Cloth Foam Pad Detailing Swabs A custom detailing sample bag that allows you to select which products from premium brands you would like to try. The 'XL' bag includes 10 tria ..

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Posted: 13/12/2014

GYEON Q²M Snow Foam

We're launching our much expected and awaited pre-wash product - Q²M Foam! Q²M Foam is the opportunity to have a home-made touchless wash. It dissolves gime and road-dirt, ensuring a gentle wash after. Hence it's characteristics, it not only is totally safe for your coating, but also for uncoated cars or surfaces like polished alloy rims or exterior trim. A thick foam is one of the major benefits of high quality snow foams. Q²M Foam builds up a high, very thick foam, sticking to dirty areas of the paint and dissolving dirt and grime. The foam should be washed away by a p ..

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Posted: 13/12/2014

Flyby FORTE CarPro Glass Coating

It's finally here. The new age in windscreen coatings we've all been waiting for.  Revolutionary technology brings us the all new. Completely unique Flyby FORTE.  With run off starting from just 30mph* and durability of 1-2 years** flyby FORTE is a new age in technology.  Preparation is the key, polishing the windscreen thoroughly, preferably by machine with Ceriglass and rayon block or machine pad, removing oils with Eraser post polishing. Before applying the coating as per the instructions. 3 layers, each one directly following the previous. Creating a th ..

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Posted: 23/11/2014

Detailing Products Give Away

2014 Has brought us some great new products, Hybrid Waxes , Sealants and more .Detailers and Detailingworld Have enjoy the new products - Sema has just passed and looks to be some more exciting new products coming... But into the main DW event THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY - Our sponsors have not let us down again this year - We have been preparing our now legendary '12 days of Xmas' giveway and we have been offered some really fantastic prizes from many of our sponsors - which include prizes that cannot be brought, We would like to take this opportuntity to thank all our Sponsors ..

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Posted: 15/11/2014

No. 845 Insulator Wax

A user-friendlier version of the No. 476s paste, No. 845 stands as Collinite’s most legendary product to date. Famous for its versatility, durability and DIY ease of use, “IW” is ideal for both small and large surface area jobs where lasting protection and timely job completion are desired, but hard buffing and frequent reapplication are not practical. Leaves behind carnauba shine and durable coating that preserves finish and shields against the elements; UV, rain, snow, salt, dust, dirt, grime, bugs, staining and more. Handcrafted and poured in the USA. Shake well before ..

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Posted: 01/11/2014

Q2M SoftDryer Microfibre

we're introducing the two newest, high-quality microfibers. Both are edgless, laser-cut, extremally soft fibers for two very important proceses on your cars. The Q2M SoftDryer is a alternative for our Q2M WaffleDryer. A great choice for all of you, who prefer classic microfibers also for drying. It's extremally absorbant and ultra soft. The second one, Q2M PolishWipe is absolute master-class when it comes to polish paste removal and surface prep before coating. Very absorbant, soft at the same time. ..

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Posted: 25/10/2014

Introducing Topaz - the first hybrid polish

Introducing Topaz, the first “hybrid” polish. It utilises several different modern polish technologies, offering massive performance gains, especially on modern paint finishes. This really is unlike any other polish that you will have worked with. It feels completely different to apply and remove. It has more of the feel of a glaze going on, but is exceptionally easy to take off. There is no drag at all. Exceptionally long-lasting – weathershield technology gives lasting protection from the elements and a very high level of wash resistance. Very fast and easy to apply - Testing suggest ..

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Posted: 25/10/2014

New Interior Dressing

2nd product launch at our recent 35th anniversary conference was Interior Dressing. Interior Dressing is a water-based silicone dressing designed for modern vehicle interiors and engine bays. It can be used to dress any hard surface, including plastic, rubber, metal, leather and wood, where weather resistance is not required. • Optimised for all modern interior trim – leaves a natural non-sticky finish • Cleans and dresses in one operation, removing light soiling and restoring tired trim • Solvent free – making it super safe and with no harmful fumes & ..

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Posted: 25/10/2014

Swissvax Products.. from Scuderia to Mystery

Why use Swissvax?, Most detailers only stick to Swissvax Products.. from Scuderia to Mystery, they only present the best to their customers. To first choose the product, they had gone thru research, product testing, web browsing and finally discovered that Swissvax is the best product in the market for them. Swissvax has been Wax Manufacturers since 1930, handmade in Switzerland. What sets them apart from others is that it comprises of full detailing car care system. Most car care only focuses on washing, waxing and polishing but with Swissvax, it goes to the very detail from glasses to rims, ..

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Posted: 25/10/2014

Unusual Car De-Icer Habits Of UK Drivers Revealed

A recent survey by car care product manufacturer, Autoglym has revealed the unusual items and practices used by UK drivers instead of a recommended car de-icer. Number one on the list is their hands. It appears when it comes to clearing the ice from the windscreen and windows 29% of UK motorists choose to use their hands instead of a car de-icer product. This is closely followed by the trusted credit card where nearly a quarter of those car owners surveyed admitted to having used their credit card to clear the ice and snow from their car. One of the most unusual objects used is the kitch ..

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Posted: 25/10/2014

Collinite Wax Products

The Guy Who Put Collinite On The Map Originally written in June 2010, at the request demand of former Collinte president Mike Taylor. “I'm the New England man. I'm vital in New England.” –Willy Loman I still remember reading Death of a Salesman in 12th grade English-a stage story hardly worth retelling; unless of course you were trying to deter someone from entering a door-to-door, on-the-road vocation. The hours and uncertainty. The rejection and the resilience. Sales (in the purest sense of the term) ain’t an easy gig-just ask anyone who’s ever tried their hand at it. It’s not unco ..

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Posted: 24/10/2014

Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner

Originally announced back in January, as being on the cards as a new product for 2013, Meguiar’s have recently launched their long-waiting All Purpose Cleaner (APC) in a handy trigger spray bottle. Previously only available as a 3.78L bulk volume trade product this new formula now comes in a handy 624ml trigger spray bottle suitable for all car owners. Aimed at motorists and car enthusiasts who are tired of using multiple products to clean the various interior and exterior parts of their cars this new Meguiars All Purpose Cleaner can be used for wheel wells, engines, tyres, vinyl, ..

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Posted: 11/10/2014

Dodo Juice 100ml SAMPLE SIZES

100ml SAMPLE SIZES – FROM 3.95 GBP RRP We get inundated with samples requests every day, and our pack sizes are sometimes prohibitive for people to try a product they are interested in (despite our accessible pricing). We also felt there was a need for smaller ‘glovebox’ emergency detailing products, which could live in the car – or our Boot Cube bag. Bird mess, flies or tar spots can be tackled immediately if refillable small sprays are in the car itself. Therefore, we have created the following 100ml sample sprays for maintenance (all 3.95 GBP RRP each): Basics of Bli ..

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Posted: 25/09/2014

Meguiars Finishing Metal Polish

​Want to get the highest shine possible for your automotive metal? Fine swirls and scratches limit the shine your wheels can have. Meguiar's Finishing Metal Polish removes those fine blemishes to leave behind a mirror-bright shine. Safe on: Mag/Aluminum, Brass, Chrome Copper, Nickel, Stainless Steel. High-lustre formula removes fine blemishes than can limit shine   . ..

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Posted: 21/09/2014

Ultimate Black Tyre Coating

Meguiar's most advanced tire coating ever. Ultimate Black Tire Coating provides deep, black glossy shine and lasts for over a month. Extreme durability lasts for over a month. Gives tyres a wet look without product sling.   ..

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Posted: 21/09/2014

Hyperfresh Tropical Mist - Autoglym

Autoglym Hyperfresh is an effective, long lasting deodorant which imparts a clean fresh fragrance to vehicle interiors. The refreshing sunny fragrance combines Jasmine and Patchouli with a warm fruity twist. Its powerful fragrance will maintain that fresh smelling scent for longer than regular air fresheners. Ideal for use in vehicles following a valet.   ..

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Posted: 21/09/2014

Supernatural Glaze hide, trim and tyre dressing

This is a 'dry' satin dressing that adds more gloss to surfaces than, say, Tyromania or Supernatural Leather Sealant. More of a dressing than a sealant or protectant, but durability can impress in certain conditions (depends on maintenance/usage but we had it outlasting Tyromania on tyres). Really, this is best treated as a versatile trim, tyre and leather/vinyl dressing for all colours/textures. No sling, easy to use and mid-gloss. http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=347476 ..

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Posted: 20/09/2014

Dodo Juice Air Fresheners have arrived

Over the years, customers have frequently and repeatedly suggested that we launch air fresheners (including you guys on here!), so here they are... Whilst we could have quickly brought out standard-smelling air fresheners with our logo on, this is not our style. The air fresheners here all use genuine Dodo Juice fragrances, ensuring the scent is accurate and original. We have also created an extremely authentic leather fragrance, which (in our opinion) soundly beats all other leather fragrances we have smelled previously. There are 3 card ‘hangers’ in the range, for fixing t ..

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Posted: 20/09/2014

Soft99 Car Wax Care Products

Extra Hanneri By just an easy and speedy application, exclusive soft pasted wax, which is combined with special abrasive powder, can remove stains, smears, dirt and the other unwanted residue from the car surface while protecting the car from harmful effects. Furthermore, it forms a glossy and durable coating to prevent water, UV, acid rain and other harmful substances. Extra Hanneri is compatible with any colors of cars. New Metallic Soft Wax Soft pasted wax and cleaner can remove dirt, stains and other unwanted residue. It will simultaneously produce an amazing glossy result. It bri ..

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Posted: 20/09/2014

Monsoon Carnauba Wax

For our launch of our first wax, we are offering a 50% discount for a limited time only. A little information about our wax: Monsoon Carnauba Wax 100ml Pot Monsoon Carnauba Wax utilises Hydrophobic Beading Technology to give a quality water-proof finish and an effect that will leave you astonished. When combined with proper detailing techniques, Monsoon Carnauba Wax offers the very best in car care and detailing products. Although Monsoon Carnauba wax is an excellent all-rounder, it has been developed by Power Maxed with a focus on delivering incredible water sheeting and beading technology. H ..

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Posted: 14/09/2014

Lime Prime Plus LAUNCH - free bottles to be won!

LIME PRIME PLUS – 250ml 13.95 GBP RRP; 500ml 23.95 GBP RRP Lime Prime is a previous winner of Detailing World best prep product and has become a bit of a classic since it was introduced in 2009 or so. Being very workable and user-friendly has made it a great choice for those starting to machine polish, and its fine cut allows it to tackle swirls in softer paints. It lacks the cut to tackle harder paints though, so we have now developed a medium cut version of this legendary polish/pre-wax cleanser: Lime Prime Plus. LPP is a comprehensive reformulation, being thicker in consistency tha ..

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Posted: 14/09/2014

Race Glaze Signature 42 and 55 waxes

When nothing but the best will do, carnauba is essential in a car wax – and with Signature 42 and 55, you know exactly how much you are getting. Their names indicate the respective proportions of the ingredient in these additions to the Race Glaze line-up. The high concentrations explain the prices, too. Many products claim to contain carnauba, but are shy about revealing exactly how much, because it isn’t cheap. So are Signature 42 and 55 worth up to £65 for a 230ml tub? We tried each for eight weeks on our long-term Renault Laguna, comparing them with our current polish champ Collinite No ..

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Posted: 14/09/2014

Toughseal Sealant

Toughseal Will react with Step 1 pre treat EC289 and produce a second protective layer on the paintwork. Toughseal nanoplate is a highly researched complex blend of PTFE and polysilazanes particle displacement protection package for the exterior of cars, boats, caravans and aircraft. This revolutionary Hydrophobic PTFE Acryloplexin -12% P.T.F.E Sealant has been designed and engineered using nanotech technology to protect today's high quality paintwork for up to ten years, from everyday harmful elements, such as Ultra Violet Rays, Oxidation, bird droppings, acid rain, fading and diesel f ..

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Posted: 14/09/2014

New Meguiar’s Air Fresheners

New Meguiar’s Air Fresheners New Meguiar’s Air Fresheners now available! Keep your car’s interior as fresh as the exterior! Meguiar’s all-new air freshener is the perfect way to keep the inside of your car smelling sweet for weeks, featuring a heart-shaped design that gives off a raspberry scent. It’s something often overlooked by car enthusiasts – and when you consider how much time you’re spent strapped in behind the wheel it’s about time you travelled with a top-quality fragrance! To celebrate the launch of our new air freshener, Meg ..

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Posted: 14/09/2014

Detailer’s Power Wash is a high-foaming

Detailer’s Power Wash is a high-foaming, wax-infused shampoo that gently removes dirt and road grime while adding real carnauba wax protection to your vehicle.  Detailer’s Power Wash is the only high-yield foaming auto shampoo that contains carnauba wax, increasing protection and shine after every wash.  The thick, rich foam created by Detailer’s Power Wash encapsulates dirt particles, eliminating the chance of wash-induced swirl marks and scratches.  Detailer’s Power Wash is the auto shampoo that does it all! DP Power Wash cleans, shines, and protects i ..

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Posted: 01/09/2014

All the Latest Detailing News

We have been working closely with Waxybox to develop the 50cal Branded Box. Waxybox is a monthly gift box for car care enthusiasts; containing 5 pro detailing product samples, a 15ml wax pot, premium accessories and more. Usually the samples are provided by a range of detailing brands but for the April edition it was all about 50cal! The contents: 100ml Ambush SuperFoam 50ml 20:20 Glass Cleaner 50ml Fortress Liquid Polish 50ml Precision Interior Dressing 50ml Berry Bomb Air Freshener 15ml Pentawax 15ml Cammo Wet Look Tyre Dressing A few other goodies; microfiber cloth, foam applica ..

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Posted: 01/09/2014

Shampoo For Matte Vinyl Wraps

Taking care of matte wraps isn’t all that different than taking care of a matte painted car. The surface needs to be cleaned and you don’t want to add a shine. It’s not difficult or meticulous, it’s just a frequent car wash routine and a particular set of products. Let’s Start With the Products… With any matte surface you’re simply trying to clean it and keep it as original as possible. That removes any need to purchase waxes or polishes. The reason being is that the purpose of a wax or polish is to make cars shine better. NOT our intent here. ..

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Posted: 01/09/2014

Misconceptions About Detailing

Oftentimes we hear rumors or get questions about detailing techniques that seem to make sense, but can actually end up being detrimental to your vehicle. Although many of these misconceptions are about matte paint care, I thought it was important address the popular misconceptions about detailing in general. 1. “There’s no such thing as ‘over-washing’ my car.” Many car fanatics and detailing enthusiasts are very particular about their car being clean. So much so that anytime some mud or dirt hits the lower rocker panel due to a puddle in the road, they wash ..

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Posted: 01/09/2014

OpenCart: Fix the Dashboard Statistics for Orders

In OpenCart 1.5.5.1, the dashboard Statistics chart shows the total customers but does not show the total orders. To fix this issue: 1. Go to the Settings of the store and change the Complete Order...   To fix this issue: 1. Go to the Settings of the store and change the Complete Order Status to the order status of your completed orders. 2. In the file admin/controller/common/home.php, change the following lines: A FROM $query = $this->db->query("SELECT COUNT(*) AS total FROM `" . DB_PREFIX . "order` WHERE order_status_id > '" . (int)$this-& ..

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Posted: 26/04/2014

What's new at Chemical Guys?

Chemical Guys' products are used by devoted professional detailers, enthusiasts, car fanatics and customers in countries all over the world. We welcome everyone to the ultimate lifestyle brand and most importantly to the growing family of Chemical Guys. Daily our world-wide family plays, experiments with, and tests chemicals, accessories, applicators, pads, machines, detailing tools, towels and all sorts of cool gadgets in an attempt to find some of the most exciting new products to share with our family. From microfiber buffing pads to the easiest to use care care chemicals on the planet, ..

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Posted: 20/03/2014

Watermelon Magic Mist

Now Better Than Ever! Watermelon Magic Mist™ adds instant high gloss to clearcoat paint, chrome, wheels and painted plastic panels. Fortified with even more carnauba wax, it’s ideal for use between regular waxing to enhance the original shine. A must have for the showroom! Great for removing light dust, fingerprints and smudges. Water-based formula. VOC Compliant. Sizes: 1 gal and 5 gal ..

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Posted: 20/03/2014

GuruWax Application on 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Guruwax is a top quality premium carnuba blend wax designed for the highest level of depth and shine.  Here we apply a fresh coat to the Grabber Blue paint on this 2011 Ford Mustang GT.   ..

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Posted: 20/03/2014

New Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme

New Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme lives up to its name with 296hp+ Lightweight Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme is the fastest and maddest street-legal Astra ever Vauxhall has revealed its most powerful front-wheel-drive car ever. The Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme uses a version of the current 2.0-litre turbo tuned to “over 296bhp”. When they called it Extreme, they weren't kidding and this super-aggressive looking Astra will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.   As with the standard Astra VXR hot hatch, this drives the front wheels through a six-speed manual ..

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Posted: 27/02/2014

NEW Apple iFoam Snow Foam

Dodo Juice Apple iFoam Snow Foam Wash - 500ml This is our long awaited snow foam! Yes, we know that snow foam sells like hot cakes, but we have always found people overestimating its use or performance. It should only be used as a pre-wash or as a wash for lightly soiled cars, not as a total substitute for a twin bucket wash on a heavily contaminated car. But it does have a purpose, and if people want it, then we shall attempt to make them the best snow foam around. Our Apple iFoam is a technically superior formulation based on our award-winning shampoo recipes and is pH-neutral. Dwell time ..

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Posted: 17/02/2014

Paint protection rulings | Car Care Magazine, Detailing, Valeting

Autoglym, the world’s leading car care expert, welcomes the rulings from the Advertising Standards Authority relating to the misleading advertising of two paint protection products. Autoglym believes that the decision is a win for consumers and dealerships, who will benefit from clearer and more accurate information. The rulings (case numbers A13-219676/KH and A13-219670) related to claims made in adverts for two car care firms that their paint protection products were able to protect against, or delay the corrosive effects of, bird droppings. The ASA ruled in both cases that the advert ..

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Posted: 22/12/2013

Winter Detailing Products

How can I protect my car against the winter elements? We can help in choosing a CarChem sealant or wax to use for your winter protection, we have plenty of options available, and we hope the following information will give you a greater understanding of our range. We have put together the following in order to make the process a little bit easier: • Rank durability, if you want the product to last all the way through to next year without being topped up go for a NanoShell , Hard Shell or our Connoisseur Wax. • Ease of application, if you knowingly want to top up the finish ..

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Posted: 11/10/2013

Make your own products

Name , Colour and Fragrance Your TailorMade Car Shampoo Introducing the new TailorMade service from CarChem, (Showcase Product). Why have we released this product? We have released this bespoke shampoo to showcase the capabilities and power of CarChem, because we manufacture all the products on site in the UK, we are able to offer a very personal tailoring service from a 500ml product to 1000ltr's IBC. Plus it looks very cool to have your name on a quality product to show off to your fellow detailers, friends or even as a gift idea. How do I order this “showcase shampoo” ? Simply choose the sc ..

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Posted: 06/09/2013

CarPro Iron X Lemon

FINALLY, the world's best iron-remover now with no bad smell. Granted, you wouldn't wear it as a perfume, but no lingering egg smell, no sickly sweet smell like some, and no compromise on iron removing capabilities. SOURCE OF INFO DETAILING WORLD   Credit's to CARPRO UK ..

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Posted: 02/09/2013

CarChem Mini Range

CarChem Summer fruits shampoo is a limited run, exclusive to our newsletter and social media followers. Packed with 6 x 100ml shampoo's they all contain an AMAZING individual Scent, with a bonus of no harmful ingredients meaning these shampoo's won't harm any previous layers of wax. They are designed to provide a fantastic finish to your cars paint after washing. They all bring life back to paint work. 3 capful per 15 litre Bucket is all your need to deliver an unmatched cleaning power without stripping existing waxes or sealants. Concentrated (3 cap per 15 litre bucket) 6 x 100ml bottle &n ..

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Posted: 30/08/2013

Waxed Perfection

Welcome to Waxed Perfection - Home Of Detailing Professional Car Care Products We love our carnauba waxes, foaming shampoos, and silky smooth microfibre cloths. We have lots of products and accessories to help you take special care of your paintwork! We're aiming to be your #1 choice for car care supplies and detailing products in the UK. Whether you are looking for a great car shampoo, conditioner, car wax, car polish, or anything in-between, we supply the best products at the best prices! We are hoping to stock the best detailing and valeting brands - Autoglym, Angelwax, Car-Chem Ltd, Ch ..

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Posted: 24/08/2013