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    Product Review: Pre-Wow & Black Wow

    Pre-Wow & Black Wow Review



    Manufacturers Description:

    -Pre-Wow: Pre-WOW is extremely concentrated. Start with a pea-sized amount on a clean applicator. Wipe on Pre-WOW and rub until the trim piece appears clean. For stubborn spots, you can use the Pre-WOW Trim Detailing Brush. The stiff bristles will loosen dirt and wax buildup.

    -Black Wow is a matte finish trim restorer for all colored, smooth and lightly textured trim. Black Wow instantly restores the dark, even color to the trim. A single thin coat lasts for months through rain storms, car washes, and day-to-day driving. Black WOW works on all unpainted plastic trim, regardless of the color. Black WOW contains no dye or colorants.


    Product Observations:
    1. Manufacturer: Black Wow
    2. Made in: U.S.A.
    3. Packaging:
    A. Pre-Wow: 4oz. Spray Bottle
    B. Black Wow: 2oz. Flip Top Bottle
    C. Pre-Wow Trim Brush
    3. Color:
    A. Pre-Wow: Translucent Purple
    B. Black Wow: Translucent Orange
    7. Scent: T.B.D. – Sniffer is out this week.
    8. Consistency:
    A. Pre-Wow: Thin Liquid
    B. Black Wow: Syrup
    9. Price: $35 – 4oz Pre-Wow & 2oz. Black Wow
    10. Directions for Black Wow: Apply Black Wow before washing your vehicle. Use a Poly Foam Wax Applicator and spread a pea-sized amount evenly on the trim. Apply a very thin coat. Buff off excess with a lint-free Microfiber Cloth. (Use a separate towel than the ones you use on the paint.) Then wash the vehicle and use the wash sponge to wipe down the trim. Towel dry.


    Test Subject



    Application:
    1. I started by rinsing the rear bumper.
    2. I washed the bumper using Megs Shampoo Plus & APC w/ a single bucket & Grit Guard.
    3. Re-Rinsed Bumper
    4. Dried Bumper using a terry Cloth Towel (Due to previously applied Trim Restorer.)
    5. Taped off Bumper for test I am working on for the Future.
    6. Applied Pre-Wow to Selected areas and spread using Microfiber Applicator.
    7. Pre-Wow Trim Brush was used to thoroughly clean the selected areas.
    8. Used a clean Terry Cloth Towel to Buff Pre-Wow Off.
    9. Applied Black Wow to Selected Areas.
    10. Buffed off Black Wow using a clean Terry Cloth Towel.


    Application Photos:

    Wash


    Bumper Clean


    Pre-Wow Application


    Pre-Wow Buffed Off


    Black Wow on Applicator


    Black Wow Applied


    Broad Shot of Future Test




    Notes & Observations:

    - I need to find better test subject to test the true cleaning ability of Pre-Wow
    - Pre-Wow did seem to clean up the bumper that I regularly clean and apply PBTR.
    - I’m not sure that Pre-Wow cleans any better than my regular APC but I would want to test this on a piece of trim with wax residue.
    - I do like that Black Wow was a little thicker syrup and not watery like PB TR.
    - A pea sized amount was able to all of the test sections.
    - It spread out nicely and evenly.
    - Black Wow was slightly shinier that the PBTR that I normally use.
    - Based on cost I’m not sure I would pick Black Wow as my trim product.
    o 2oz Black Wow - $15.99
    o 16oz Poorboy’s Trim Restorer - $14.99
    o At this price difference the Black Wow would need to last about 8x longer than PBTR for me to switch.

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    Re: Product Review: Pre-Wow & Black Wow

    Thanks for the insight. Can't wait to see the follow up.
    The "artist" formerly known as M.P. Cobra Fan.

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    Re: Product Review: Pre-Wow & Black Wow

    Quote Originally Posted by TroyScherer View Post
    Based on cost I’m not sure I would pick Black Wow as my trim product.
    2oz Black Wow - $15.99
    Yeah, but you can get 4 oz. for $24.99

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    Re: Product Review: Pre-Wow & Black Wow

    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    Yeah, but you can get 4 oz. for $24.99
    Yes that true but you missed the point that 16oz Poorboy’s Trim Restorer - $14.99. For me to get 16oz of BW even buying the 4oz bottles would be $99.96. Seems a little steep to me unless it last 4x as long or more.

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    Re: Product Review: Pre-Wow & Black Wow

    I didn't miss the point...it was a joke, hence the

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    Re: Product Review: Pre-Wow & Black Wow

    I figured...
    But I thought I would point out the true cost per ounce comparision.

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