My new Detailer and Glass-Cleaner

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    I saw this recently and thought I'd give it a try.

    After my success with Car Plan No. 1 Super-Gloss Polish, I'm of the opinion that excellent products can be found that are pretty much as good as the premium brands and may well mean less effort and time to get a finish that is (almost) indistinguishable from a product costing ten times more.

    Nothing ventured - nothing gained I thought - so why not?

    It's called Auto XS Waterless Wash & Wax but wouldn't dream in a million years of actually using it as a waterless wash on a dirty car of course.

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    Yes - it's from Aldi - not my normal 'go-to' for detailing products.

    And yes - it costs only £2.99.

    But - it's brilliant as a rapid detailer and a streak-free glass cleaner.

    I'd even go so far as to say it's superior to my usual AG products.

    Even has Carnauba Wax in it.

    Why not give it a try?

    p.s. I do not have shares in Aldi or Lidl. :LOL:
     
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    Many months back, in the realms of normality, I used Flying Scot, park and fly,
    With a moment of madness I took the valet, which was done surprisingly well (I researched reviews), they used a product inside which was immense, fragrant and pleasant with no shine or silicon.
    In vain I phoned them up, praised and enquired about what they use
    This was my first step in cheap products from Turtle wax, I now use several products in their range though looking just now they’re prices have crept up significantly, so perhaps irrelevant!
    Very much as per label and smells lovely, not overpowering with no silicants,
    I’m very glass conscious due to Astigmatism and similarly conscious of the need for smear free glass, this stuff works wonders and I don’t have to worry about overspray on dash (which I only ever clean with hot water and cloot!

    So I very much get the cheap product thing!
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    Over the weekend I polished the wife’s car with Topaz - from a very old 5 litre rusting tin - great results!
     
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    Turtle wax products have been getting some good reviews from various detailing sites, over the last few years they've upped their game and certainly expanded their range. As a company they are huge and can utilise volume manufacture to keep prices low.
     
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    @Singvogel you're a canny Scot finding such bargains. I'm still impressed with the No.1 Super Gloss.

    When you say the Auto XS is a rapid detailer and a glass cleaner, I note that it contains carnauba wax so would it really be suitable for use on a car windscreen? For years now, I've relied on Auto Glym Fast Glass but their prices have increased to the point where I would be looking for alternatives.

    IIRC I've seen several posts on Detailing World that mention the Auto XS products.

    Keep up the bargain hunting. (y) :)
     
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    Ha ha - canny Scot I may be - but I'm driven more by finding decent products that save me time and effort without sacrificing too much on the quality of finish rather than the money-saving aspect of it.

    The fact that they are cheaper than the main-stream, market-leading products that I've been using for years is but a welcome bonus.

    As far as Auto XS being suitable for use on the windscreen due to it containing Carnauba wax is concerned, it's too early to tell.

    Strangely since detailing the entire car, including the windscreen, it hasn't rained a drop.

    But I'll post an update on that subject in due course.
     
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    I called in at our local Aldi earlier to get some of this polish but none available, and they don't know when they'll get more in. At £2.99 though, it's unlikely to sit on the shelves long.
     
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    Aldi and Lidl are great. I rarely shop anywhere else these days. Lidl's customer services is great too, I don't know about Aldi's as I have never called them.
     
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    There are plenty cheaper products on the go but it can be a minefield trawling through them to find one that s good . I found that Autosmart products are quite good by accident as my son got me me lots from his last place of work for free as they used Autosmart on the trucks .Cobalt as a quick detailer being one them .
    Boutique type or expensive products are nt always the best and I m all for saving time and energy to get the job done just as well .
    Half the time it s the method of preparation application that goes a long way to getting a good finish anyway .
    I use Lidl a lot too , and if I m ever in Elgin , Aldi as well .
     
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    There is another glass cleaner that I can recommend - HG Glass & Mirror Spray.
    As I stated above, I normally use AG Fast Glass but recently ran out, and used my wife's HG glass cleaner instead. It seems to work just as well as Fast Glass, and is a third of the price. We use a range of different HG cleaning products around the house and I can vouch that they are very effective. Not necessarily the cheapest, but you generally get what you pay for. Anyway, I'll carry on using the HG cleaner, at least until the wife discovers it is missing. :D

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000IU3W7K?psc=1&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&ref_=chk_typ_imgToDp


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