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Autoglym is a uk based company based out of Letchworth. They are endorsed by top marques such as Aston Martin, Jaguar, McLaren and Morgan. The Autoglym products can be found in white plastic bottles with the familiar AutoGlym logo on. A coloured square with AutoGlym written inside. This product has the black square with gold border.
Autoglym products can be found in most reputable car accessory shops and some of the larger supermarkets which contain a car section.
Ultra deep shine is a new polish provided by Autoglym which is suitable for modern paints and dark coloured paintwork. It comes in two sized bottles, 500ml and a 1 litre bottle.
Approximate costs for Ultra Deep Shine are, £11.99 for the 500ml bottle and £18.99 for the 1 litre bottle. A little more expensive than some of it's competitors, yes, but well worth it. Halfords are currently doing a 3 for 2 on car cleaning products. (No I don't own Halfords shares honest!! But it is a bargain)
Ultra Deep shine is a specially formulated car polish which will produce a streak free high gloss finish. For best results, apply the polish to the car panels, with a soft cotton cloth, using a light circular motion. We all remember the Karate Kid? Wax on Wax off ;)
Once the wax has dried to haze, polish off using a clean dry cloth turing it frequently. A tip here it to shake the cloth also so haze dust is removed from the cloth, this stops you having finer dust particles on your paintwork which do show up on dark coloured paintwork.
A secondary buff of is then the order of the day to achieve a highly glossed finish. Another tip, if your body work contains light scrathes, when applying the polish, do so with increased pressure, this helps to 'cut' paint and polish out the scratches. For best results, polish one panel at a time, do not allow the polish to dry for too long or else it requires increased elbow grease to remove the haze.
The finish is second to none. Used overtime, your vehicle's paintwork will build up a tough highly glossed layer which seems easier to clean. Your car will soon have the familiar beads of water sat on top of the coated paintwork when the rain falls. These beads will effortlessly glide off the car when driving which means less standing water to cause damage to your bodywork.
Be careful not to get it on vinyl trim, i.e. external door trim as it tends to stain these and you will need to go over them with a product such as back to black etc.
I have also used this on my alloy wheels, this produces a good barrier which prevents brake dust from staining the wheels. One last place I tend to use this on is, if I have run out of glass cleaner, I sometimes use it on my side windows and rear window. It forms beads of water in the rain which simply run off the windows.
WARNING DO NOT USE ON THE WINDSCREEN AS SMEARING WILL RESULT. This will cause bad visibility in rain and especially during night driving as oncoming headlights will DAZZLE.
Other than that, one of the best polishes on the market. (And no I do not have shares in AutoGlym either, though at the rate I use it, maybe I should!!)
I am just an anorak, erm enthusiast, I mean I look after my car :)
Auto Glym are a complete range of specialist car cleaning / car care products which can give a showroom finish for your vehicle. Although they are a little more expensive than some car care products, they are by no means the most expensive and in my opinion are well worth the money if you are serious about your car.
Auto Glym Ultra Deep Shine is a quality polish designed for use with all paint colours to give an exceptional quality shine and high lustre finish to your paintwork. It is both easy to apply & polish off once finished, giving an almost mirror finish to your panels. My car is black and when I clean, dry and then polish using this product the standard is simply breathtaking. The finish is so much like a mirror you could have a shave in it!
If you are serious about your car and want it to look its best you could do a lot worse than treating it to a dose of this....
I have used many different types of car cleaning products over the years on various different cars, yet keep finding myself picking up the Auto Glym in favour of any other brand. It is usually that little bit more expensive than others such as turtle wax, but if you have a bit of pride in your car you will want it looking as best as you can, and for the small outlay on this product, you will not be dissapointed.
I find that it is very easy to apply, i use a cloth to apply the product after cleaning and chamoising the car down, and apply it to sections at a time. I leave the first section to dry whilst applying more to the second section, then as this second section is drying i go back and rub down the first section using a micro fibre cloth. I repeat this over the car until it is nice and shiney.
I have found that the results look better on darker coloured cars, the super resin polish with a red label works better on lighter cars.
I also found that it is better to apply this when the car is cool, if it is in the sun oyu will find that the polish sticks and is quite difficult to remove, leaving white powder which can be difficult to remove.
Overall i have never been dissapointed with Auto Glym and believe that it is definatly worth that bit extra money to get a result you will be happy with.
After your house the most expensive purchase that most people will make in their lifetime is their car, so it makes sense to do your utmost to keep it in good condition for as long as possible. If you're the sort of person who keeps their car for donkey's years, or even if you're the type that trades it in every couple of years for a new model, it makes sense to keep your car in good nick and looking well. Apart from the pleasure it'll give you driving around in a motor that looks great, it will enhance the sale price you'll get when it comes time to either sell it or trade it in.
The part of our car that is most exposed to the elements is obviously the paintwork. In our often wet and damp Northern Europe climate our car's bodywork has to put up with a lot of hard wear and tear from the elements. So a good wax polish should be an absolute essential piece of kit in every motorist's tool box to give your cars' paintwork the best possible defence.
One of the polishes that I use on a regular basis is Autoglym, or to be more precise "Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine". It's produced by a UK company based in Letchworth in England along with a whole host of other car polishes, waxes, and car care products.
Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine comes in a 500ml plastic bottle. One of the first things you'll notice when you look at it on the shelves of your car accessory shop is that it has a Royal Charter both from the Queen and from The Prince of Wales. If you pick up the bottle and look at the back you'll see that it's also endorsed by prestige car manufacturers like Aston Martin, Jaguar, and McLaren. High praise indeed and this in itself is enough to tell you that you're looking at a top quality product.
However the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and it's not until you actually use the product that you can be sure it will live up to its claims and high reputation. Have no fear; Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine is one of the very best car polishes I have ever used, and once you apply it to your car you can be assured that your paintwork will stay in pristine condition for a lengthy period.
Autoglym have an extensive range of different polishes for different types of purposes, and this polish is recommended for use on new (or fairly newish) cars where the paintwork hasn't deteriorated or faded too badly. It's also particularly good for dark colours. Currently, my own car is a BMW 530D finished in dark grey metallic paintwork, and even though it's a few years old once it's given the once over with this polish it really does look as though it's just come out of the new car showroom.
You apply it in the same way you apply any other car polish. First make sure the car has had a good wash, and either wait for it to drip dry or dry it off using a good quality chamois leather. Then simply apply your polish with a damp cloth, wait for it to dry to a haze, and buff it up using a soft, clean dry cloth.
Ultra Deep Shine goes on very easily and comes off with equal ease, so you don't have to spend ages or have muscles like Arnold Schwarzenegger to do a good job. I can easily finish my own car in about 20 minutes to half an hour. It really does live up to its promises, and not only makes your car look a million dollars but also masks and removes any small blemishes, scratches or whirl marks that you might have picked up over the years running your car through those dreadful automatic car washes.
Its beading qualities in rain are superb, and the water will run off your car's paintwork like a virtual Niagara Falls. Light mud splashes can easily be wiped off between washes using a chamois leather, which means you don't have to be washing your car so often as in the past.
There's no list of ingredients on the back of the bottle, but I'd be 100% sure that it contains a high percentage of Carnuba wax. Most top end polishes contain this wax which can only be obtained from the leaves of the Carnuba palm in regions of Brazil and which is renowned for giving your car the hardest, deepest and longest lasting wax finish possible.
The bottle I buy is 500ml, and costs me around Euro12.50 in my local car accessory shop. The usual price is just over the £10 mark, but as usual shop around for the best price available. It's freely available both on the Web and in nearly all good car accessory shops.
By the way, Autoglym also have a new wax on the market called "Autoglym High Definition Wax For the Ultimate Finish". Supposedly it's even *BETTER* than their Ultra Deep Shine, and at a whopping £30 for a small tub of wax it would want to be! But I haven't tried it out yet. (Review to follow)
Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine comes with my highest possible recommendation.
© KenJ December 2008
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