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Greased Lightning!?

Discussion in 'Detailing - Sponsored by Slim's Detailing' started by dantdi, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. dantdi
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    [Nov 14, 2010]
    Hi, Ladys n Gents

    Anyone heard of Greased lightning or maybe use it?
    Mate of mine saying it's great stuff!! It's on IdealWorld Channel so been told
    Just wondering if what think? If it's dogs knackers from what ive heard.
    Or load of ****!

    Cheers
    Dan
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    [Nov 14, 2010]
    I assume you mean this stuff: Greased Lightning Showroom Shine
    I wouldn't use it on my buckets let alone a cars bodywork! How can you clean a car safely without washing it? Answer: You can't.
    Even when you wash it using a pre-spray, snow foam, pressure washer, two buckets and lambswool mitts you will still scratch the paint because of the contaminents still present in the water and in the air.

    Basically, its a load of ****! ;)



    Might be alright as a detail spray in between wax applications after you have washed the car properly but I doubt it
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    [Nov 14, 2010]
    Thought so :moa:
    I was going to wash car first then use it maybe.
    Thanks for reply 1210Tech, Just made mind to up to try it or not!:beerchug:
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    [Nov 15, 2010]
    I have used it in the past when I first got my A3.
    I quickly made sure it went down the ranks and eventually I gave it to my dad to use if there ever was fresh bird bomb on his Car. Apart from that I wouldnt use it at all.
    There are more better products out there, however nothing beats a proper wash and wax. There are lots of detailing sprays that can help "top up" a car.

    I use G Techniq which is something Ive started using, else prior to that I used the Werkstatt kit and/or Dodojuice Red Mist.
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    [Nov 15, 2010]
    Thanks for info Rikster23 :salute:
    I know you guys going say i must be mad using this stuff. At mo i use Halfords | Turtle Wax Colour Magic 'Plus' - Black 500ml Because it's coloured i find it hides small chips and fine scratches well and i get car looking good.

    If i use somethink like Autoglym Super Resin Polish because its white, It makes chips and fine scratches stand out.

    Know of Somethink better but coloured? :blush:
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    [Nov 15, 2010]
    yep, paint! :p
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    [Nov 16, 2010]
    Yes !! Thank you :lmfao:
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    Greased Lightning is good, really good as a polish (I don't use it as a waterless car wash as the label claims) - pretty effortless compared to wax polishing, and although it DOES leave a residue on the bits you miss, it isn't as noticeable as those annoying white chalky blotches (the ones you always notice a few days later....) you get with conventional polish.

    My only crib with the stuff (apart from the cost at £17 a bottle, and it doesn't last as long as they claim....) is that DON'T let it get into the window running channels because it hardens the felt up and causes them to annoyingly squeak like mad when you are driving along.
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    [Jan 11, 2015]
    A friend of mine at work uses something like this on his Ford focus I think it's called 'body pro' or something. I'm always having a go at him for the offence of 'detailing blasphemy'! Another of my work colleagues always says 'I dunno how on earth you can use that body pro stuff on your car' and that the paintwork on his car is 'like torvil and dean have been all over it'!!
    But then again it is only a 98 plate ford..lol
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