You know me, guys ... I'm a sucker for legacy products
Our Leicester Loonie popped this one up for swaps and I just could not resist! Come on ... I mean ... TEFLON ... how good is that going to be?
Actually, I did have a curiosity and a half expectation that it was going to be good to use on my white car which seems to love the high glossing and chemical boosted shine that seems to come from the legacy end of the market - I love Asda Car Polish!
No, I do
I love (some) Armor All products and I've enjoyed Simoniz products before; in fact, I have a gallon of their Advanced Wash and Wax (the white lotion-like stuff) which I use regularly through the winter months for that quick gloss and shine.
So, what is it?
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It looks a little retro and in fact I couldn't find anything on the web about it - it may even preceed the internet itself. Hang on ... no ... found it ... big in Russia, apparently
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I cleaned off half the bonnet with my usual Allbrite Waterless Car Wash which I use to quickly prepare an area when trying out a new product. To give this product the best chance of showing off its talents, I gave the area a once over with Serious Performance Finishing Polish on a Sonus Professional hand applicator.
Ready to roll:
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For old times sake, I grabbed a terry applicator - you know the ones with the pouch from Halfords. No expense spared here for the legacy polish
I shook the bottle for ages to get any standing sediment reconstituted and poured out a little on the applicator, wiped it over the surface in small circles to work it in and left it it haze, as instructed.
I can feel the silence ... your bated breath is deafening, guys
Hmmm ... it just won't buff off. Harder ... nope ... quick prayer ... nope
Is the sun shining? No
Are the panels hot? No
I've seen this before where the solvents can evaporate off quickly and the product sort of stains the paint. I made a second application over the top and this did start to shift the dried circles of product. I evened up in straight lines and left to haze over.
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Again ... it just won't buff off
Ho-hum! Out with the Serious Performance Finishing Polish again, polished the Simoniz off and waxed over with Chemical Guys Pete's 53. Shame I didn't prepare the whole bonnet, but mega-shiny on one side and dusty brown on the other looks kind of fun.
So, to conclude:
Worth using? No
Is it the worst product ever? No
What is? Tesco Deep Shine Evil Stinky Wax
That's a posh name ... what will you call this? Simoniz Teflon Car Hazer & Immovable Polish
Where do you rank it? One click above Tesco Deep Shine Evil Stinky Wax, a good few clicks below Car Plan Eco Car Polish and many MANY clicks below Asda Car Polish ... so that's really saying something
Given that the full title of this product is: Simoniz Teflon Car Polish & Body Treatment, I'm very glad I didn't start applying it to my body while waiting for it to haze on the car
Thanks for reading ...