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    Always keen to try a new product
    A couple of weeks back I purchased a couple of turtle wax products
    Dry and shine
    Wash car, your supposed to apply to wet car then rinse, I washed car applied wet and buffed using a new micro fibre, the result was deep gloss and shine, which seems to last, beads very well and easier cleaned
    Whilst white is a difficult colour to see results, Dry and shine was used on Audi as well, no pictures, though similar deep lustre...
    I also purchased turtle was interior cleaner, which proved very good and pleasant smelling, certainly lifted the muddy prints and left no greasy residue.
    Lastly turtle was tyre shine - this is crap, good immediately after application but not long lasting
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    turtle wax seem to have upped their game of late and are now offering some good products to take a share of the massive dealing market. seen lots of people raving about the new turtle wax hybrid solutions line up. funny that a few years ago turtle wax was in the supermarkets in the form of wash and wax shampoo and a paste wax that people plastered all over their cars and then ended up with biceps like Popeye trying to buff the bloody stuff off

    as always the car looks stunning and it is a credit to you with how clean and shiny you keep it a nice clean white car looks good in the flesh but in pictures you will never get the colour pop that you used to get with your Ruby black bmw x5
     
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    I have some of the original turtle wax shampoo... barely makes a lather...
    Tbh, I just don’t really know why it’s still in the garage..


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    It's a case of 'less is more', as with most waxes. :whistling:
     
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    we all know that now but back in the day we didnt have youtube to guide us so we must all be guilty of getting it wrong and not knowing why it was so bloody hard to buff off
     
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    Thanks!
    I’m not yet sure if it’s a passion, hobby or OCD, most likely the latter
    The Carbon Black 5 series took the shine well also, its certainly easier keeping white cars! Though harder to get reflection!

    I’m so impressed with Turtle wax, I’m going to try their hybrid Ceramic on the Audi, most likely at the end of month depending on weather
    I think they’ve cracked the balance of product and price, that would ordinarily mean troublesome wipe off, however reports suggest no such trait.
     
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    The original Turtle Wax range of products was very poor in my experience.

    But it seems that some at least of the 'lesser' brands have indeed upped their game.

    The CarPlan No1 Super-Gloss that I've just recently 'discovered' even does away with the buffing up - just spread it on (it's a water-thin liquid) and then wipe it off - no buffing needed at all. You need to have a spotlessly clean car first of course.

    I'm sure that @snrbrtsn will keep us posted as to how long the super beading effect of the Turtle Dry and Shine lasts.

    I did the whole car with the CarPlan stuff just over a month ago and it's still giving outstanding beading after several rinses rather than a full wash cycle.

    If these new generation of products means less elbow grease is needed then I'm all for them.
     
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    I’m in middle of sea at present, however I fully expect the beading to be good on return
    Irrespective I reapply at each wash and have had almost 1 year of Sonax Brilliant Shine detailer and a single coat of Topaz, hence the ease of application is important, though I’m guessing it needs a good base to be effective....
    Otherwise either car needs little to bring back lustre with no swirls or marring!
     
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    After reading this post decided to buy 2 bottles direct from Turtle Wax at cost of £14.
    washes car today and rinced off , mist spayed car and then rinced again, looks quite good and beads up well, but have used nearly half a bottle allready.
     

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    I use it as a drying aid and not per instruction
    Wash car, rinse vacuum interior and clean sill plates
    Dry glass
    Only then do I spritz on turtle wax and wipe car dry
    Then with a clean micro fibre do I buff lightly

    I’m pretty much using as a quick detailer / drying aid

    Whilst the Merc offers no real test, as it had been laid up for almost 4weeks, the Wife’s Audi is testament to Turlte wax’s worth
    initial clean was with power washer then snow foam then soap and sponge, whilst still beading with a months muck a reapplication brought the Audi back to its glory.... in total, I’m <less than half a bottle for 6 washes, (3 washes each)

    I noted a bird 5hite on bonnet on return from the daily Covid walk, Will offer a chance to see if turlte wax offer protection against etching, otherwise I may have to get the DA out (grr!)

    A lovely Gt there, not surprised your using lots, much panel paint...

    Note, Turtle wax interior cleaner (dash & glass I think) has to have the most pleasant smelling cleaner of all... I’m a stickler for cleaning seats with Gliptone as the smell is natural, Turlte wax offers an alternative as I’m not one for overpowering stenches!
     
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    After posting last night came out to car and what a disaster, were i misted the turtle wax and rinsed of as per instructions on bottle. the wax had dried in streeks and car looks a mess.have had to repolish car to try and get paintwork looking half deceint, i think if i use it again i will dry each pannel off one at a time.tim SAM_4671.JPG SAM_4672.JPG SAM_4673.JPG
     
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    I was reading reviews of the Turtle wax stuff - some people reported a streaky finish when they didn't rinse enough, many said works best with a pressure washer.

    Unfortunately I think it takes a fair bit of elbow grease to get off...
     
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    I ued a pressure washer and i must admit it was hard work polishing out the marks. at least it got me out of the house for a few hours
     
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    Argh!
    I feel really bad now sorry!

    I accept your profanities
    Though can honestly say, I haven’t had similar issue on either car
     
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    Its my own fault realy, when ever i have washed the car and then rinsed it off i allways finds it leaves streeks.
    when i was doing the final rinse of the turtle wax i had a feeling it was going all to well, but as it was going dark i could not see how it was drying,
    even at this time of year i have to wash the car first thing in the morning or late afternoon when the sun has gone down, even today at 11am to paint was to hot to touch
     
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    you say that you have now experienced streaking on the car and my immediate thought is that you have used far to much product on your car and what was the weather like was it warm and were you in direct sunlight any of the above could be where your problem lies

    this type of product is renowned for streaking when not used correctly and the biggest mistake is to use to much product and then not rinse it off properly when l have used this type of product l rinse the panel and then when l think l have done l rinse the panel some more

    sorry that you have had this issue and hope that you dont have to work to had to correct the problem
     
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    I find Autoglym Express Wax good for topping up the protection in between applications of the AG High Definition wax.
    Simply spray onto a wet panel after washing the car, and buff with a microfibre cloth. Nice shiny finish and no streaks.
     
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    I sent i message to Turtle Wax via ebay contact seller link, expressing my disapoinment of the product after following insructions on the bottle.
    have just recieved this reply.

    New message from: turtlewaxeurope (5,556)
    Hello Timothy,

    We are very sorry for this result. This has been forwarded to our quality team, they will send out a resolution to this so we can fix the condition of your car.

    Thanks!
    Mia

    XS[[293736730][D9WNF0JWQJQ5B]]


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    That’s an honourable response.
    Well done Turtle Wax, hopefully the follow up merits your desired results
     
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    They might send him 25ltr of TFR and a clay bar......:whistling: OK, I'm going....:getmecoat: :D
     

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