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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    Firstly many thanks for taking the time to test and post up your review.

    As already pointed out the red cap is only there to prevent spillage in transit, simply remove and bin.

    We've already spotted the spelling mistake on the label and this has already been changed going forward.

    In testing we found on protected vehicles (mainly with ceramic glass coats) that 10ml in a 20l bucket using soft water was perfectly acceptable hence why we quote "up to 1:2000' as a guide.

    As with all shampoos the harder the water the more product is required, I personally live in a hard water area (400ppm) so tend to use a fair bit more product myself. Adjust ratios accordingly for hard water / personal preference.

    It will be intersting to see if get the same results the next time you use the shampoo. Your usual shampoo from Wolfgang is not a pure shampoo and is designed to leave behind a layer of polymers behind on your paintwork which may be upsetting your results. It also sounds like it may have been effecting your vehicles looks from your recent comments you have received?

    Here's a video review from the UK, its bit long but does explain the product well.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R-JhOdzqMg

    With best regards

    Matt
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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    Matt thank you so much for taking the time to look at my review! I will take your suggestions and make the necessary adjustments during my next wash. With regards to the Wolfgang soap, I use that for the synergistic effect stated by Nick at Autogeek. When I get a second chance I will post my feedback from the second wash. Thank you again!


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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmb5450 View Post
    To start off, this product, Britemax Pure Max, was sent to me to use and post a review on the forum. The jury is still out on whether I will buy this product. Currently I am leaning towards no. I feel that there are better soaps out there for what I look for and expect in a car soap.











    The good:
    LSP Friendly- The product states that it will not leave anything behind, the benefit of this is that the wax, sealant, or coating on the vehicle will not be impacted.

    Highly concentrated- Like many others, I try to consider price when making a purchase. When I read that this product dilutes 1:2000 I was shocked! Blackfire Wet Diamond Shampoo for comparison is 1oz to 3 gallons, or 1:384. This lead me to believe that this is a very economical product.

    Environmentally friendly- The product is free of a lot of potentially harmful ingredients; a large section of the product description explains this.

    The bad:
    Frustrating- The product comes with a red cap. The cap stops the soap from coming out of the cap when not needed. I also believe that the cap is a measuring cup. The two issues are that the cap is a pain in the butt to remove, it is covered in soap concentrate and you can’t grip the darn thing. I ended up rinsing the cap with water so I could get a grip and pull it out. Issue number two is that nowhere on the product does it say how much product the cup holds. Do I need to add one cup per gallon? Two cups? I have no idea.







    Vague directions- I will start off by saying that my grammar is not the best, I know that. But if I were selling a product I would ensure the grammar was correct on the label. It may be hard to see in the pictures as the directions curve around the bottle, but it states “Use the desire amount to fill your bucket.” Shouldn’t it say the “desired” amount? Furthermore, what does use the desired amount actually mean? I used a ratio of 1:2000 and was very disappointed. So, what is desirable for a foam cannon or gun? What is desired for a bucket wash? Please give me a starting point like 1-2 oz. per gallon. If you suffer from a lack of math skills, you will be annoyed with the ratio conversions. Why can’t a chart of commonly used measurements be given to save the user some stress? With the product, you are left to convert 1:2000 into the desired amount of water in your 5-gallon bucket.





    Over sold itself- The product mentioned that it is super slick, high foaming, with great cleaning power. The product was slick, but no more slick than a quality soap. It was high foaming in the bucket, not on the car. Finally, it cleaned OK. I had to go over sections twice. In the video, I posed you can see some dirt spots by the door handle, that required a second wash. The product was good, not great. I have used better soaps, and I have used worse. On a 1-10 scale, it gets a 6.5-7 from me.


    Remember the ratio math I discussed? Well now it’s math time J I did some quick math to figure out how much product I needed. I planned on using 3 gallons of water. So, what is the ratio for one gallon?

    1:2000 or 1/2000 Stated dilution
    X:128 or X/128 Desired dilution

    Cross multiply to find X
    2000X=128
    2000\128=.064
    X=.064

    1-2000=.064:128
    Below are in fluid ounces:
    For one gallon .64:128
    For two gallons .128:256
    For three gallons .192:384

    So again, why couldn’t they give this break down for me?

    I filled a bucket with 1/5th of an ounce, slightly more than the product states. I then put a small amount into a foam gun, didn't really measure but about 1/5 of an oz. Again, I like my foam gun extra foamy.

    The product smells like a blue raspberry Jolly Rancher or slushee, very pleasing. Not sure if the odor is the reason for big attraction (discussed in the video) but the bugs love this product.

    Since it is so concentrated it is very viscous. Kind of a pain to get out of my measuring cup. I could have held it upside down for a minute getting the 1/5 oz. out.

    Prior to foaming the car, I added water to the bucket and noticed the rich suds, I was impress that a 1/5 of an oz. in 3 gallons could achieve this! After 5 minutes my wife took another picture to show the change. The foam maintained itself very well. I waited until after the 5min mark to add a GG so I didn't disturb the foam.

    While the foam was sitting in the bucket I did a pre-rinse of the car. I was underwhelmed by the foaming level of the product in a gun, perhaps my cannon hooked up to the pressure washer would be better. One thing that stuck out was that the product simply beaded on my car then rolled off. To me it was like spraying the car with just hose water. After 30 seconds of covering the car in foam it was all off the car, and it did not cling to the panels well at all.















    I then began washing the roof of my car. The same observations were noticed; the product is very watery and the coating repels it like water. I had little soap/water beads everywhere. Different than a typical wash shampoo. My typical go to soap is Wolfgang Auto Bathe; these products behave very differently on the car.

    Despite being underwhelmed by the amount of suds being transferred from the bucket to car, the lubrication this product provided was amazing. My mitt was able to slide effortlessly on the paint. I would rate this on par or slightly better than other soaps I have used. I am aware suds are not equal to cleaning ability (heck Uber rinseless doesn't foam and it kicks butt). The issue is that this product foamed so well in the bucket and maintained its foam that it was like I was using two different products; one in the bucket, and a different one on the actual car. When I have a dirty car that wouldn’t get a rinseless wash, I want my soap to foam.

    If during this wash I thought I was damaging the paint I would have stopped instantly, I did not get this impression. If I closed my eyes and washed the car I would have thought this product worked really well.

    My next step was to amp up the soap to water ratio to see if that would change things. I ended up more than tripling my soap. Instead of .192:384, I was now at .750:384 or 1:512. I cut the original dilution ratio almost 4 times! I noticed a little improvement but not much. If I kept adding product, perhaps 1.5-2oz per 3 gallons would give better results.

    The product now isn't so economical if I need to add way more than stated on the label. So, the question becomes, since this soap leaves nothing behind perhaps there are minimal foaming agents. If that's the case then why did it foam and maintain foam density so well in the bucket, why are they advertising high foaming?

    The YouTube videos give a visual of what I am referring to. I discuss similar thoughts as posted here. Check them out for more info. One thing I didn't mention yet is how easy this product is to rinse off the car. Soap remaining on the car comes right off.

    With everything being said, after washing the car I was a little disappointed. The directions were very vague and the concentration was a little low in my opinion. In the future, I will add more product.

    After I had finished the car (dried and all), the car had a very nice look to it. Later that night At a stop light, someone yelled, "The car looks great!" In a parking lot a group of younger guys came up and asked what I used on my car, because the paint looked different to them. I'm not sure what that meant? Finally, when leaving someone else asked what I used on my car.













    Now, I get comments on the car fairly often. Was today just the day for compliments or did the soap have anything to do with it? I will say the car was very very slick after washing it, and it did look awesome. So, the car wash did its job. It cleaned the paint and left the effects of the coating untouched.

    Thinking back on the product and the process I have come to the following conclusion: Overall I am pleased with the results. I think what turned me off from the product was that the bottle lead me to believe this was the next best thing. It is a good product, but not great. With the dilution listed on the bottle, the product is more like a step up from a rinseless wash but not quite like a typical car soap. I will use this product again, I truly believe that it deserves a second chance. I have realistic expectations now and will be able to go into the wash knowing to add more product, and that it doesn't act like my favorite shampoos. In the end if the car looks great and it is making people notice, the product worked.


    A special thanks to my wife... she was the camera chick and my assistant during the process.



    https://youtu.be/zL79jrvv49E



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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    That was the mother of all quotes^
    Not totally necessary. Lol.
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    ^ you made me lol.
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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    I gave the soap another try using the comments and recommendation from Britemax. While the soap preformed a little better, I still am not impressed to the point that I will purchase the product. While the soap is better than a lot of over the counter soaps, the really strong products out there are simply more effective for what I look for in a soap. Now some people may love this soap, for me it's still just a good product, not something that I will use in my day to day use. Britemax, thank you for the awesome customer service provide feedback and advice on the forum. I will be trying some of your other products very soon!


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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    Quote Originally Posted by Dmb5450 View Post
    Britemax, thank you for the awesome customer service provide feedback and advice on the forum. I will be trying some of your other products very soon!
    I think their Interior Dressing is top notch. Virtually un scented and dries to the touch + Anti Static.







    @Britemax. How bout that. Show me some luv
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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    To answer 1 of your questions, They can't advertise it as 2000 to 1 and then tell you to use more in the directions. They also cant tell you to use it at 2000 to 1 on the directions and then it doesn't foam and its obviously not enough. Trick wording in my opinion.

    Also my feeling on a lot of these new products being carried on this site since the takeover is, PLEASE Mr Mckee, buy the company back

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    Britemax Pure Max

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post
    To answer 1 of your questions, They can't advertise it as 2000 to 1 and then tell you to use more in the directions. They also cant tell you to use it at 2000 to 1 on the directions and then it doesn't foam and its obviously not enough. Trick wording in my opinion.
    ... Actually yes they can. If you scroll up and read my post you'll see that my bottle is still nearly full after doing 3-4 bucket washes because all that I've used is about a drop of this car wash per 3 gallons of water and it gives full suds in the bucket.




    However I can't blame you for not making it up to the previous posts as GSKR pretty much made that impossible for anyone to do thanks to his 4 page long Quotejob! Lol.

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    Re: Britemax Pure Max

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    ... Actually yes they can. If you scroll up and read my post you'll see that my bottle is still nearly full after doing 3-4 bucket washes because all that I've used is about a drop of this car wash per 3 gallons of water and it gives full suds in the bucket.




    However I can't blame you for not making it up to the previous posts as GSKR pretty much made that impossible for anyone to do thanks to his 4 page long Quotejob! Lol.
    I know i was just saying to myself that his post is excessively long. took me a half hour to scroll down. So it suds up pretty good huh? You like it?

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