Top critical review
2 people found this helpful
Not much cop
on 7 November 2013
Conditions tested in: My Vauxhall Vectra in metallic red, professionally cleaned and valeted before a camping trip in France and Spain where it encountered various kinds of weather from extreme thunderstorms to arrid and hot conditions in the hills and coast of Catalonia. When I got home I used these in the Triplewax Water Fed Brush that attaches to the hose pipe, to clean off the dust and dirt of the road. The state the car was in -- pretty mucky, but due to frequent douches from the weather pixies, still not too bad (number plates still clearly readable).
In order to get any decent amount of suds going, I had to put 4 or 5 sticks in the brush. Each lot of sticks only lasted not quite long enough to finish one side of the car. Scrubbing in circular, horizontal and vertical motions, by the time I'd been round the car once I could see on the side that was now drying that I'd have to go over it again. It actually took me three goings over and the entire pack of soap sticks before it stopped showing up dirty when the water ran off.
To finish cleaning it to the stage where you can start waxing and touching up the minor scratches, I had to resort to going out to buy another bottle of shampoo to use with microfibre mittens, which are what I've used previously and I have to say, do the job much better. I estimate that for the cost of this pack of soap sticks plus the huge amount of water that the brush goes through (not having a flow control facility) I probably spent more than it would've cost to just take it to the car wash, for not as good a result. I don't think I'll bother buying them again.