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    Hey Deyon i have P&S Defender and what to ask do you have any tip/tricks on useing it?
    Because i saw your review at Detailing Shed.

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    Defender is overall pretty easy to use, decent gloss and slickness. I can't comment on longevity as I use it as a drying aid and not a more methodical application. Personally, I prefer Bead Maker or even Clean Maker over Defender, in both instances the gloss and slickness is superior, while something like Paint Gloss is easier to use.



    At the last TRCM, reading between the lines, Defender is not selling like P&S thought it would. (P&S presentation from about the 1 hour mark, Defender from about 1 hr 4min)


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    Taking the looong way home from the chemist, via my favorite road......................



    After the XR8 consumed an absurd amount of fuel, it was time for the Ranger's weekly wash.

    Soap of choice today was NV Snow. It's been a while since I washed with this soap, so it was nice to reacquaint myself with this excellent product. Because of the winter road grime on the car, I briefly considered using with Bilt Hamber Touchless as a pre-wash but decided to stick with Snow. Due to the higher pH level of Snow, it had no trouble dissolving the road film prior to the contact wash.



    I tend to alternate between "protective" and "non-protective" drying aids, today was the latter. Silke is the only product that I liked from my sample of Stjarnagloss products, but then, it's pretty hard to screw up a basic quick detailer.



    Speaking of the Stjarnagloss brand, it seems to have been ignored in Australia. The brand was brought into The Rag Company family a couple of years ago, basically replacing WoWo's when they went belly up. Given TRC's ability to build up brand awareness to the point of hype, its somewhat unusual for local retailers to pass on a TRC distributed brand. I suspect they were burnt by the WoWo's fallout, or that Car Care Products hold the distribution rights and not CarCareCo (the TRC distributor in Australia). Frankly, I don't think we are missing out on much, the products are pretty average and hardly worth the same or more than an equivalent Carpro, Gyeon or Koch Chemie.

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    I forgot what I tried from them, that's how much they increased meDFB's Garage

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    I forgot what I tried from them, that's how much they increased meDFB's Garage

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    Yeah, nothing I tried really impressed me. Silke is nice, but hardly a challenging sector to nail. Sno foamed well and smelled lovely, but it had no cleaning ability or lubrication and ended up getting my usual bin treatment. Gummi was so underwhelming I actually gave it away. I've been told Forst is worth the bother, but its not offered here.





    I have to say, I've found a lot of UK-based detailing brands are the same, very underwhelming. Auto Finesse products were anything from merely ok right down to absolutely terrible. Not a single WoWo's product did a thing for me, in fact they have the honor of being the worst glass cleaner I have ever tried, again, a product category that is hard to get wrong. Showstopper followed my experience with the similar P&S Dream Maker, a streaky mess. Autoglym were once a higher end brand, but they have fallen so far behind that its joke now.

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    The product I used was a yellow color, maybe a spray on, hose off productDFB's Garage

    It's funny you literally throw a product away Deyon, imagine the "Bin Treatment" on your YouTube detailing channel, that feature would spread your channel quickly as noone does that DFB's Garage

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    The product I used was a yellow color, maybe a spray on, hose off productDFB's Garage

    It's funny you literally throw a product away Deyon, imagine the "Bin Treatment" on your YouTube detailing channel, that feature would spread your channel quickly as noone does that DFB's Garage

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    My bin treatment is basically me using a dud product to clean the bins with after they are emptied each week. So in reality, I'm still "using" the product, just not as the manufacturer intended.

    For the most part, I don't throw products away unless they are aged, or truly terrible......................a near full gallon bottle of Meguiar's D180 Leather Cleaner and Conditioner went in the bin, what a waste of money and space that was. Some products I will give away, the Gummi I threw into the sale of my old corded polisher.

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    It was the Wildtrak's turn this week.

    Starting with the wheels, I used Brake Buster undiluted on the tyres, followed by foaming the wheel and wheel arch with more Brake Buster. Something I don't mention much, this vehicle has sidesteps finished in black plastic. I clean these between each wheel with my chosen tyre cleaner, used in tandem with the EZ-Detail Go brush.

    After the wheels, the car was foamed with Bilt Hamber Touch-less, which was left to dwell while I cleaned the rubber floor mats and emptied my wheel bucket. After rinsing, I used Carpro Reset for the contact wash.



    Drying aid today was 3D Bead it Up. This product seems to have more substance to it than something like Bead Maker, it having a slightly thicker consistency and stickier initial feel. Bead it Up contains Si02, which boosts longevity and gloss levels, while being compatible with waxes, sealants and ceramic coatings.



    The first thing you notice with Bead it Up is the fruity aroma and its tendency to linger in the garage after use. When spreading the product, it has a grabby feel to it, almost like a spray wax. But after a pass with a secondary towel, the surface becomes ultra slick.

    After wiping down the door jambs with DIY Waterless Wash, I moved onto the interior. I always start with a vacuum, attending to the carpets, seats, dashboard and door trims before starting with cleaning chemicals. I will follow that with a general wipe down using an interior cleaner or detailer. Today, I used P&S Xpress in a spray and wipe manner for the majority of the interior, for the leather seats, I teamed that with a soft leather brush. After cleaning the glass, I treated the leather with Geist Leather Conditioner. A spritz of Angelwax Bliss and the interior was done.

    Returning to the exterior, I wiped the wheels down with NV Boost v2, dressed the tyres with Duragloss 253, the engine bay wiped down with ECH20.


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    I enjoyed Bead It Up when I had it, very solid product, their scents are nice too, as far as interior scentsDFB's Garage

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    Looks like another old user name has been hijacked.

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    It's amazing how driving and making noise with this car drowns out all the other "noise" that life throws at you.


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