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 Post subject: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:38 pm 
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What is it?

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It's an iron and tar remover for wheels. Whiff the bottle and you get that sulphur scent, reminiscent of IronX and filling you with the confidence that it will do much the same. It's says "Lemon Scent" on the bottle. Yeah, right! :roll:

I'm using it on wheels that have had the majority of the dust and muck already washed off. Perhaps I did that bit wrong? Who knows ... read on.

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Initially, you can smell the tar remover ... good, so far.

Instructions are to spray on and leave 5-7 minutes, then agitate with a sponge or brush and rinse off with liberal amounts of water. Sprayed on ... 5-7 is a long stretch in car detailing minutes, so to the kitchen for a cup o' tea and back to it ...

No purple streaking, so I guess my wheels had no iron filings in there. That is very very hard to believe, and something which a quick spray of IronX proved absolutely wrong. So, erm, the iron removal bit didn't work.

Agitate with a brush :? Perhaps I should have done this at the beginning? Nope, the instructions say to do this afterwards. Perturbed, I sprayed a little more on and agitated immediately - same deal. Erm, nothing. So, the tar remover bit does nothing!

Oh well, rinse off. Great! To be left with dull looking wheels which really need another product to actually clean them.

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Back up ...

Yes, this product did absolutely, totally and universally ... knack all!

Out with my usual wheel cleaner: Serious Performance Ultra Citrus Cleaner at 50:1 and it cleaned up the wheels, removing the tar remover, even some tar spots which the tar remover did not ... and left them bright and gleaming. Easy.

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So, let's try a wheel with just Serious Performance Ultra Citrus Cleaner. Perfect!

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Hmmm ...

Let's try the exhaust:

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... sprayed on, left, agitated, freshly sprayed in anger ... nothing.

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Autosmart Tar Remover - immediate tar removal!

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Agitation:

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So, a product which says all the right things on the bottle but does none of them. Surely, I did something wrong? Surely, it can't be this poor? Other products bearing the same description: iron removal and tar removal, did just that - removed iron and tar.

Verdict? Pointless. I would have written gutless, but that would have supposed that it actually did something :roll:

Advice? Buy CarPro IronX and a dedicated tar remover - these work, do the job intended and don't frustrate.

Use again? No.

Buy (again)? Absolutely not! This bottle end was donated, so thanks to Sean DCI for the fun :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:47 pm 
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such a shame that carpro got this product so wrong...it had the heritage of two tried and tested products behind it....so why didn't it work?

All they had to do was to mix it 50/50...or was that the problem..they have chemically cancelled each other out by using them at the same time in one product?


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:59 pm 
I would have thought their testing would have brought up any conflicts. Maybe give them a shout and see what they say. :-k


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:48 pm 
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I have also tried some Trix, and it only bleed a little because of some iron fallout, but did nothing to remove tar or actually removing the iron fallout.
So i guess the only Trick with Trix is the marketing :D

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:11 pm 
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Thumbs down and one not to buy I guess :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:51 pm 
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I donated this to Paul as I didn't get on with it at all and found it next to useless, but thought maybe I was using the product the wrong way, so I'm glad it wasn't just me.


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Definitely looks like one to give a miss :?

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:47 pm 
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Seandci wrote:
I donated this to Paul as I didn't get on with it at all and found it next to useless, but thought maybe I was using the product the wrong way, so I'm glad it wasn't just me.


I'm sure you'd be as interested as I am to hear from someone with a positive experience of this product.

I wonder if it's one of those "for well kept wheels" kind of products. Either way, a rinse off afterwards still leaves dull wheels which need a detergent/citrus cleaner to break down the tar remover.

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:03 pm 
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I share your views on this product - not in the least bit impressive when compared to IronX and something like Tardis.

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:44 pm 
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MortenDK wrote:
I have also tried some Trix, and it only bleed a little because of some iron fallout, but did nothing to remove tar or actually removing the iron fallout.
So i guess the only Trick with Trix is the marketing :D


My experince also....and i did shake it up very before using...only did the ironx bit, never touch the tar spots, i even brought 2 trix sprayers, but same results with both :(

Glad it wasnt just me and maybe a bad patch i got

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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:25 pm 
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From my experience with it and having used Tar X ,iron X individually I think the combination of the products in Trix cancels each other out to a point and makes it slow working or completely ineffective.


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:54 pm 
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another thumbs down from me, smells bouwf too :puke:
(good scottish word, bouwf!)


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:21 pm 
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bollocks and i just bought this and recived it today. i pray that when i use it it will work and all you lot just didnt read the instructions right :s


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:37 pm 
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bollocks and i just bought this and recived it today. i pray that when i use it it will work and all you lot just didnt read the instructions right :s


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 Post subject: Re: CarPro TRIX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:27 pm 
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mmm.....who should have read this product report before they ordered the product? :lol:


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