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Old 09-03-2011, 10:17 AM   #31
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Re: Review: CarPro PERL

Interior photos update:
Well, just went for my morning drive and took some good photos of the interior while I was out in the sun.
Leather Seat (In Sunlight)



Leather Seat (In Sunlight)



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Door Panel (Upper area)

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Old 09-03-2011, 11:22 AM   #32
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PERL 1:1 Tire Update

The day after application the product began being tested for durability on tires.
It rained 3 days this week and on two of those days it rained a lot. On one of those days there would be a rainstorm and then just enough time for it to dry before another storm would come through. So it saw at a couple hours of rain the first day and then was driven with the roads still wet for approximately 20 miles.

All PERL was applied 1:1 See titles for qty. of layers per picture

Vehicle kept outside 24-7
Day 1 – Hot & humid with no rain
Day 2 - Total miles: 40 – Rainy
This is the parking lot it was sitting in at work just before I left after the first of the rainy days.

And after I got home I snapped a couple pictures.





Day 3 - Total miles: 40 – Rainy
Day 4 - Total miles: 40 – (1) Shower
Day 5 – Hot & humid with no rain
Day 6 – Hot & humid with no rain

Here is the tire after 1 week
TOTAL MILES: 200





3 layers



3 layers



3 layers



2 layers



1 layer



PERL 1:1

Trim Update – 2 WEEK UPDATE


Applied to cowl (2 weeks ago) 1:1 with NO layering it’s still looking good.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:49 PM   #33
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CarPro PERL

Part A:
AMOUNT USED AND PRICE PER TREATMENT (PERL 1:1)
Fred questioned the cost of PERL if they were to layer the tires with 2 or 3 coats so I put together this break down which also includes some additional charts.
Note: Product used varies based on tire sizes and the type of spray nozzle used. It was calculated with 15’s as shown in the durability tests and with the bottle shown below.
Application: Sprayed one time every +/- 45 degrees and then spread very thin with an applicator made from an old tangerine HT pad cut into “pie slices”. Then allowed to dry before application of next layer.
Also based on the amount of product I show used for tires you can understand doing an interior is going to take very little product. Interiors only get one layer 1:5 (spray on and wipe off) so I would say if purchasing the 1/2 liter it costs between $0.05 and $0.20.



Part B:
HYDROPHOBIC
Here’s a quick video that shows the product is still hydrophobic after 1 week. While PERL certainly took a hit from the rainstorms etc it is still there. The zoomed in video is on the single layer. I would have liked to zoom on the multiple layers in the video but they were at ground level and for these purposes this will do. You can see images of the different layers after 1 week up close in the previous update.


Part C:

OLD TIRE TEST (PERL vs. DP):
Tim was curious how PERL looked next to DP. I wanted to do a PERL vs. DP durability test for my own information as well so here we go. First let me apologize to you Tim because I did this test on one of the older tires on the green SL. If only I had replaced 2 tires when the Tires Plus guy told me to! I would have done the test on the Blue SL but I had already placed one layer of PERL over all of its tires before I realized how bad the tires were on green.
So, we have a good depiction of how these two dressing look on extremely aged and abused tires but not much in the way of how they will look on your tires.







Part D:

Just for Fun:

PERL applied





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Old 09-08-2011, 07:15 PM   #34
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avi, how do I tell if I have the new formula or old ? The bottle AG just sent me does not have the upgraded version sticker on it. is this the old formula ?
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Holy cow Corey, that stuff looks like it works very well.

I'm curious as well how CarPro PERL compares to Ultima Tire & Trim Guard. There are just so many great products out there looking to gain market share and my problem is I want to test them ALL!!

Tremendous review Corey!
Thank you for all the hard work, documentation, and videos!!
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avi, how do I tell if I have the new formula or old ? The bottle AG just sent me does not have the upgraded version sticker on it. is this the old formula ?
Mike, I read in another post Avi said everything AG has been getting for awhile now is the new version. He said in that post it has been for awhile.

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Holy cow Corey, that stuff looks like it works very well.

I'm curious as well how CarPro PERL compares to Ultima Tire & Trim Guard. There are just so many great products out there looking to gain market share and my problem is I want to test them ALL!!

Tremendous review Corey! Thank you for all the hard work, documentation, and videos!!
Thank you Bobby!!

Stay tuned, its been raining a lot this week and the tires are still looking good as is my neighbors trim. The gloss is tamed by all the rainstorms but the tires are still very nice and black and beading well. Will update this weekend with pictures.
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Part E: - 3 Week Update: PERL on Exterior Trim

On the exterior cowl trim PERL is still looking very nice



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Part F: - Two Week Update: Various Layers of PERL vs. Ultima T&TG

Multiple rains have taken a toll on PERL on the tires but from 10 feet away they still look ok (except for the tape lines of course)









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Part G: - 1 Week Update: PERL vs. Detailers Pride (Old Tire)

This should be interesting



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Part H: - 1 Week Update: PERL on Skybaby

Looks great





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Sorry I’m a bit behind guys. Its been a very busy week but here goes half a week late.
Part J: - 4 1/2 Week Update: PERL on Exterior Trim
On the exterior cowl trim PERL is still looking very nice

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Part K: - 3 1/2 Week Update: PERL vs. Ultima T&TG
After 3 weeks and lots of rain PERL has faded a great deal. I would say its time for a good cleaning and new application. Construction in the parking lot at work has caused these tires to go through 2” deep water a couple times on the way out.


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Part L: - 2 1/2 Week Update: PERL vs. Detailers Pride (Old Tire)
Its neck and neck but in this lighting PERL is winning the race. (PERL on the left and DP on the right) Construction in the parking lot at work has caused these tires to go through 2” deep water a couple times on the way out.

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Part M: - 2 1/2 Week Update: PERL on Skybaby
Looks great…. as it should. She hasn’t gotten any water on her has only been driven on the weekend.

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Thanks for adding the DP comparison Corey!

I think I could distinguish btw them right after application if it were a blind test (PERL is initially a bit darker) but perhaps not after 1 week.

Those are probably the nicest looking old tires I've ever seen!
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Corey,

It has been a few weeks. Which do you like better, UTTG+ or PERL?
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