Profile for Emma > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Emma
Top Reviewer Ranking: 20,592
Helpful Votes: 38

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Emma

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11
pixel
Autobright Pre Cleaning Car Wax Yellow Medium Clay Bar 100g Smooth Finish Detailing
Autobright Pre Cleaning Car Wax Yellow Medium Clay Bar 100g Smooth Finish Detailing
Offered by Autobright Ltd
Price: £7.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential., 2 Jun. 2014
After reading tons of reviews on clay bars I thought I would give Autobrights product a try. Its a pretty big bar which comes in a metal storage tin to keep the pieces youre not using fresh and clean.

I used it with Autobrights own clay lube and im very impressed. After washing the car if you rub your finger over the surface you can sometimes feel small lumps, these are dirt and contaminants that are adhered to the paintwork. Clay works with the clay lube to remove these surface contaminants from the paintwork, this medium grade bar even managed to leave a smooth as glass surface on a 6 year old car that had never been clayed. Tree sap and tar spots were removed with ease and when you look at the bar you can see the stuff that has been removed. Working one panel at a time and kneeding the clay regularly to reveal a clean surface you can soon get round the car. This is a brilliant product and I still have 1/3 of a bar left for the autumn detail. A quick rinse, polish and shampoo after use left the car ready to be protected for the summer.

Few hints and tips:
If the clay is a little hard to kneed into shape just put it in your wash bucket with warm water to soften it up.
There is no such thing as too much spray lube (remember it can be diluted).
If youre new to claying I suggest watching a how to video before you break this out, Its very easy to mar the paintwork if you are not very careful. Happy claying :)


Autobright extra large car wax, polish & sealant foam colour kit applicators
Autobright extra large car wax, polish & sealant foam colour kit applicators
Offered by Autobright Ltd
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect!, 29 May 2014
These are perfect for any detailer, nice sized and dense foam applicators. I love that theyre colour coded so it eliminates the chance of mixing products on the same pad. Ive had the same set for a few months now and theyre still in very good condition, I just chuck them in the washing machine once ive finished.


Wonder Wheels Hot Wheels Cleaner 750ml
Wonder Wheels Hot Wheels Cleaner 750ml
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for filthy wheels, 29 May 2014
I usually use Valetpro Bilberry wheel cleaner for light to tough cleaning and find it does the job without any stress. However my other halfs neglected alloys (gloss black multispokes that looked more a matt grey) were a totally different story, after hours scrubbing and shampooing they still looked shocking so I gave this stuff a go. I will admit it smells pretty disgusting but it works like a charm.

Its easy to use as you just spray on and leave to dwell. It changes colour when its broken down all the dirt and brake dust so you know when to rinse it off. After a 5min dwell the spray had turned a deep red colour which was easy to remove with the jet washer. A final shampoo, rinse and buff revealed a shiny surface for final stages. I would highly recommend this for extrememly dirty or neglected wheels, just take care not to leave it on for too long and try to keep the spray off your disks.


Meguiar's Ultimate Protectant Dash and Trim Restorer
Meguiar's Ultimate Protectant Dash and Trim Restorer
Price: £9.48

4.0 out of 5 stars Gives a lovely sheen, 29 May 2014
There are a few reviews that say this doesn't last, but it does on internal surfaces. I found that it gives a really brilliant sheen if you apply it to your dash as long as its clean and dust free. I use this a couple of times a year to keep the dash looking fresh. I usually use a weak Meguiar's NXT Generation Car Wash solution to remove any dirt and then make sure its completely dry before adding the protectant. Also try to apply an even layer with a microfibre pad and buff with a clean microfibre cloth. I suggest you work quickly if you use this in the sun as it dries rapidly so it loses a star for this.

Although its for external and internal use I only use this for interior applications, I only used it once on some trim and it did a good job of restoring the dark black colour but it will eventually wash away as it isn't infinitely waterproof. Thankfully, both household cars have body coloured bumpers. I prefer to use Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Protection Gel on the window seals and any external trim.

If you like a really shiny finish then this is the dressing for you, if you want something a little more OEM then check out madCow Mango Sauce Interior Dressing For Cars Plastic Vinyl & Rubber (500ml) by MadcowUK. Check out my reviews.


Braun Oral-B Professional Care 1000 One-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush (Packaging Varies)
Braun Oral-B Professional Care 1000 One-Mode Rechargeable Toothbrush (Packaging Varies)
Offered by Survival-32
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for travelling, 27 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This toothbrush is great quality, I use it for travelling as it's lighter than my oral b triumph. The heads are compatible so there's no need to have a couple of sets. The charge will last for a long weekend with no problems at all. I've had it for over 12months now and it's still going strong. Very good basic brush.


Valet PRO Dash Brush
Valet PRO Dash Brush
Offered by Monza
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a brush?, 27 May 2014
This review is from: Valet PRO Dash Brush
This is just a brush but its a better brush. They are wheel and bodywork safe as they dont contain any sharp edges or metal. These have multiple uses and I have several for cleaning different parts of the car, I have one for the fiddly bits of the wheels when im using Valetpro Bilberry and another for bodywork, the bristles are very flexible and are perfect for getting into the grill and badges.
Theyre resilient to chemicals and easy to clean out. Grab yourself a couple.


Valet PRO Bilberry Wheel Cleaner (1 Litre)
Valet PRO Bilberry Wheel Cleaner (1 Litre)
Offered by millaissolutions
Price: £11.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent almost non touch wheel cleaning, 27 May 2014
Ive been using this for several months and im really impressed. This product can be used with varying dilutions depending on the scale of the job, for more filthy applications it can be used neat taking great care, but for everyday grime a 1:10 is more than adequate. It smells great unlike some other wheel cleaners.

Its safe for a ton of wheel finishes and works great on my diamond cut rims. It really is just spray and leave to dwell for a few minutes before rinsing off just make sure it doesnt dry on. You can use a detailing brush to agitate as needed but if your wheels are adequately sealed and regularly cleaned this shouldnt be necessary.

It misses out on a 5th star as I had to use a bit of trial and error to get the correct dilution. Also if your wheels have been neglected for a couple of weeks you may need to apply a second layer or use a stronger mix (1:4) and expect to get that wheel brush out.


PoorBoys Wheel Sealant 8oz (473ml)
PoorBoys Wheel Sealant 8oz (473ml)
Offered by AP Motor Store
Price: £12.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Keep those wheels shining., 27 May 2014
Been using this for several months, and highly recommend it. This is a delicious berry scented paste thats really easy to use. Just give your wheels a really good clean, I use Valetpro Bilberry followed by a good shampoo with Meguiars NXT on a noodle mitt, dry them well then just apply the paste with a finger applicator. Let it change to a haze and then buff with a microfibre cloth. It leaves your wheels sparkling. It creates a really good barrier against breake dust, oil and dirt and allows you to keep your wheels gleaming for longer.

Future cleaning becomes easier a grime is easier to remove. I top a layer up once a month because living in the North West my alloys take a hammering.


Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Protection Gel
Meguiar's Endurance High Gloss Tyre Protection Gel
Price: £10.31

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep your tyres looking fresh, 27 May 2014
I was dubious of using tyre gel after bad experiences with throw off with other products but this Megs gel breaks the mould. Really easy to apply with an amazing berry smell, allow it to dry for a couple of minutes and your ready to go or add another layer for extra gloss. It really is long lasting as well and after 4 weeks my tyres are black and glossy and still bead beautifully. If youve never used tyre gel I recommend this very highly and the transformation from grey/brown rubber to slick black is astonishing. If you apply this correctly there is absolutely NO throw off so your paintwork is safe.

A quick couple of tips; make sure you give the tyres a really good wash and scrub and allow them to dry before application, as this will give the best results. Also dont bother with an expensive tyre dressing applicator just take a craft knife to a cheap yellow sponge, if you cut it into a wedge shape thats about palm sized this works just as well. You dont need lots either, just a few drops will cover half the tyre, then do the other half before spreading the gel the whole circumference. I also recommend wearing gloves as it will dye your hands black after a while.


Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 [DVD] [2011]
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Daniel Radcliffe
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £12.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 27 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This completed my collection nicely. Brilliant series from brilliant books. Get your wands at the ready for the final battle.


Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11