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Post by Peterm on Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:42 pm

Greetings, fellow Campus Comitatusii,

I have heard a few people talking about using Show Room Shine polish at rallies. Anyone used it, please? Does it restore the shine?

Also has anyone tried the 'no wash' polishes, please?

Must polish the van before winter sets in.

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Oddsnends on Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:28 am

I use it on the bodywork never had a problem and the van looks shiny enough. I do wash it first though despite what they say  Whistle1

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Paulmold on Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:24 pm

I use waterless cleaners on both my car (airport taxi so a clean car is a must for my business clients) and on the Nuevo. I only wash either beforehand if really dirty. As far as I am concerned they do what it says on the tin. Showroom Shine is just a brand name of loads of these cleaners out there. I find the Aldi version as good as any.
Now sit back and wait for our the anti-these brigade to tell you totally the opposite.

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by brodco on Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:38 pm

Hi wave


I’ve used Showroom Shine and it works well for me. Despite the advertising it does still tend to leave a white film on black plastic, particularly on an older van with the black side panels.
I’ve also used the Triplewax version (the two part one that looks like showroom shine) that seems just as good but is easier to get hold of (in this part of the world - £8 Asda £10 Halfords).
 
Tripplewax was also do a single part version (green liquid) that I didn’t get on with so well. I tends to be very wet while you apply it and doesn’t polish off so easily.
 
The only slight reservation I had was that "petroleum spirit" was listed as an ingredient on at least one of them. Good for removing road tar I’m sure but I did wonder if any of the materials used on the van could be affected by petrol. Probably not (unless anyone knows differently).


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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:58 pm

Cara-avan valeting products work a treat for me.
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Re: show room shine polish

Post by rogerblack on Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:56 am

I use the caravan & motorhome version of WOW (WithOut Water) to keep the motorhome clean in between full wash & polish sessions (for which I use Meguiars products), especially when travelling. I was sceptical until I tried it, it actually works very well. 

I initially bought the twin-pack* spray bottles which come complete with microfibre cloths, then I bought the 5 litre refill.

http://www.wowshine.co.uk/

*(There's a special offer for Caravan Club members linked from the bottom of that page, using the login details to be found within the membership offers section of the CC site)

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Traficlady on Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:26 pm

I've used one of these that I got from Ideal World and thinks it's very good.

A word of warning, though- whatever you do, don't use it on the windscreen. If you do, and you put the wipers over it, you won't be able to see a thing and it's the very devil to get off the glass again. 

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by rogerblack on Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:39 pm

Traficlady wrote:I've used one of these that I got from Ideal World and thinks it's very good.

A word of warning, though- whatever you do, don't use it on the windscreen. If you do, and you put the wipers over it, you won't be able to see a thing and it's the very devil to get off the glass again. 

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Same for the external mirrors, leaves smears as I found to my cost!   so_sad
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Re: show room shine polish

Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:14 pm

Having just watched the video on WOW website, they say and show its use on windscreen as being fine, no wax in the liquid apparently.

Perhaps I am old fashioned but it looks like snake oil to me, so no wonder it smears. hugegrins

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Jaytee on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:21 pm

I would always be worried about scratches using the dry wash stuff but presume the technology can avoid that somehow?

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:55 pm

I suppose coating each particle of dirt/grit in snake oil will help stop scratches. hugegrins

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Peterm on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:09 pm

Thanks, folks.
I will be washing the van first, because the non-scratch feature sounds a bit of hyperbole.

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by rogerblack on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:15 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Having just watched the video on WOW website, they say and show its use on windscreen as being fine, no wax in the liquid apparently.

Perhaps I am old fashioned but it looks like snake oil to me, so no wonder it smears. hugegrins

I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet but is that definitely for the caravan/motorhome version, not the motor version?
I'm assuming the different 'recipes' may contain oils from different breeds of snakes . . .     Whistle1

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PS just noticed Traficlady's post mentioned buying one from Ideal World so this may have been a different make with different ingredients?


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Post by rogerblack on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:17 pm

Jaytee wrote:I would always be worried about scratches using the dry wash stuff but presume the technology can avoid that somehow?

That was my concern hence my scepticism before I tried it. 
Used as directed, however, I have seen no signs of scratching.

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Post by rogerblack on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:25 pm

Peterm wrote:Thanks, folks.
I will be washing the van first, because the non-scratch feature sounds a bit of hyperbole.

Regards

Peter

I wouldn't use it on a very dirty van either, as it would be just as much work as using the Karcher.

Having driven back from Fife to Berkshire in filthy weather conditions yesterday, the motorhome is VERY dirty, especially the rear, which today's heavy rain has done little to remove!

So tomorrow it will be getting a 'proper' wash, not a 'WOW' clean.  

However as I indicated in my earlier post, to keep the motorhome in tip top cleanliness between proper washes, especially when on sites where washing is generally strictly verbotten, it serves very well.

For those of us old enough to remember Molly Weir and the Flash adverts: "It cleans yer van without scrrrratching!)    hugegrins

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by mikethebike on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:35 pm

These and similar products have been around for years.
Will wait for Ian to come back and give us the chemical composition.

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Post by Paulmold on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:40 pm

rogerblack wrote:
Jaytee wrote:I would always be worried about scratches using the dry wash stuff but presume the technology can avoid that somehow?

That was my concern hence my scepticism before I tried it. 
Used as directed, however, I have seen no signs of scratching.

R

Absolutely agree. I've used it on a pretty dirty car after several trips up and down the M56 and it's worked as it should showing no signs of scratching, as long as you use top quality microfibre cloths and although most brands say it can be used on glass I would never use it on the windscreen as the ones I've used state they contain wax (in particular the Aldi version which contains Carnuba wax).
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:52 pm

rogerblack wrote:
PLOUGHLIN wrote:Having just watched the video on WOW website, they say and show its use on windscreen as being fine, no wax in the liquid apparently.

Perhaps I am old fashioned but it looks like snake oil to me, so no wonder it smears. hugegrins

I haven't had a chance to watch the video yet but is that definitely for the caravan/motorhome version, not the motor version?
I'm assuming the different 'recipes' may contain oils from different breeds of snakes . . .     Whistle1

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PS just noticed Traficlady's post mentioned buying one from Ideal World so this may have been a different make with different ingredients?
I may be a sceptic, but I find it hard to believe that their "Physicists" have formulated 6 or 7 different products as shown. Different colour bottles, yes.

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Post by pablo on Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:46 pm

presume the technology can avoid that somehow?[/quote]


Presumption is the mother of all cock ups as they say!
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Re: show room shine polish

Post by peugeotboxer on Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:31 pm

Found Showroom Shine to be the best of the waterless products.
I always wash and dry the vehicle first.
I also use it on the motorhome and use it on all outside glass.
Never had a smearing problem if polished off thoroughly.

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Peterm on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:52 am

It should be arriving today. I'll let you all know how I get on.

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Post by Paulmold on Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:56 am

peugeotboxer wrote:
I always wash and dry the vehicle first.


Don't really see the point. If washing and drying it first, why not use any spray on polish? The idea of 'waterless' is exactly that.
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Post by peugeotboxer on Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:18 am

Paulmold wrote:
peugeotboxer wrote:
I always wash and dry the vehicle first.


Don't really see the point. 

The point is..............that's the way I do it!  Whistle1

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Post by Paulmold on Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:29 am

Wasn't knocking you PB, it's just that Showroom Shine is expensive compared to other brands and if washing first then I'd go for a cheaper option but that's just me, a skinflint.

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Re: show room shine polish

Post by Peterm on Wed Nov 04, 2015 4:59 pm

Tried Showroomshine on my wife's Juke and one side of the van.

Not particularly impressed but it is very easy to use.

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