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G3 Pro Farécla Products Ltd is a UK, family-owned company, manufacturing surface finishing products which are used on a wide variety of substrates. From compounds and applicators, to paint cups and microfibre cloths, Farécla has provided surface finishing solutions to automotive bodyshops, valeters, boat builders, wood workers, composite manufacturers and other industrial applications since 1952, now in over 120 countries.

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Old 04-06-2018, 12:59 PM   #1
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Detailingworld™ Lite Review - Farecla G3 Pro Body Prep Shampoo

Firstly thanks goes to the team at Farecla for sending the shampoo out to review.

About Farecla:
"Farécla Products Ltd is a UK, family-owned company, manufacturing surface finishing products which are used on a wide variety of substrates. From compounds and applicators, to paint cups and microfibre cloths, Farécla has provided surface finishing solutions to automotive bodyshops, valeters, boat builders, wood workers, composite manufacturers and other industrial applications since 1952, now in over 120 countries.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Our scientists use only the best quality raw materials. Our proprietary formulations are manufactured under tight control to deliver reliability and consistency from the first drop to the last.

LABOUR SAVING

The bespoke Engineered Abrasive Technology we use in our formulations achieves a faster cut rate which delivers a final finish requiring less time and fewer steps.

COST SAVING

Our technology achieves a better result than competitors whilst using less product, improving productivity to deliver greater value to our customers.

PERMANENT RESULTS

Our products deliver a superior and permanent high gloss finish avoiding the risk of drop back and the need for reworks.


Whatever the advances in paint technology, you can be sure that Farécla will remain at the forefront of surface finishing innovation."

The Product:



The shampoo arrived well packed and in a good quality bottle which is ergonomic in the hand. The way the bottle is designed means that it's easy to hold even when the gloves/hands are wet. I'd like to be able to give you a description of the scent of the shampoo however I just can't place it. It's not an off-putting scent by any means, it smells quite clinical, unfortunately that's the best I can do on the scent.


What Farecla Say?
"The G3 Body Prep Shampoo will mobilise surface contaminants to leave cars thoroughly clean and prepared for renovating, scratch removal or waxing. Its concentrated low-sud formula allows you to check the surface as you are cleaning

Removes loose debris and dirt
Prepares surface for effective application of paint renovation and wax products
Safe and effective for all paint types
As used by professionals"



The Use:
The test subject for this review was the good lady's Kia Venga which had not been washed in some time! As per my standard routine the car was rinsed then snow foamed and left to dwell, rinsed then washed.

The directions which were listed on the bottle were unfortunately not to my taste - I'll expand.





"Directions
1. Squirt a small quantity into a bucket of warm water and mix well" - As I was not sure what a "small quantity" was in relation to the size of the bucket (25ltr) or the state of the car, I went with the standard of 30ml, the buckets were also filled with cold water.
"2. Apply with a clean sponge using a circular motion - I won't get into a debate on the merits of a sponge V's a wash mitt/pad, however the incredimitt was used for this review and in straight lines not a "circular motion".

Using 30ml of shampoo generated a lot of suds which lasted well:



The suds transfer to the paint was also very good:



However the above being said I found the shampoo to be very grabby and did not glide over the paintwork as I would have expected, now the reason for this could have been as simple as this is the body prep shampoo and a different type of shampoo in the range might have produced different results.

The shampoo itself performed very well and clean the car as I would have expected:




Price:
The body prep shampoo is available from various stores (this price is from Halfords - which is listed as a stockist) and prices are excluding p&p and any discounts available:
500ml = £7

Would I use this again?
Honestly no, I just found it a bit too "grabby" for my taste. However if you were looking for a shampoo to use for a deep clean prior to correcting this may be on your list.

Cossie's verdict?:
A well priced shampoo which does what a shampoo should and cleans the paintwork, for me it misses the mark in terms of slickness on the paint, however it cleans well, generates good suds and has an acceptable scent so may be worth considering.

Thanks for reading, as usual if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Cossiecol

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Old 04-06-2018, 01:26 PM   #2
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I found this shampoo excellent at the job it is meant to do.

It removes most of your LSP in preparation for polishing and re waxing
I wouldn't say this shampoo is meant to be slick and glide over the paintwork.

You mention it feels too grabby, to me that just sounds as if it's doing it's job, after all it's a body prep shampoo, usually followed by claying and polishing before reapplying your LSP of choice.

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I like this stuff and use it for a deep clean before a full detail - its certainly not a regular wash product.

I agree about the slightly vague dilution rates, but as I'm doing a deep clean I usually chuck in a good squirt and then a bit more, as I tend to feel you want a strong mix with this product as your trying to remove dirt AND LSP.

One thing I keep meaning to do is add some to a snow foam mix and see how it works? I know they do a foam thats designed to strip LSPs now, but its only available in large quantities as a trade purchase, so I've never seen it.
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As some of you guys have picked up on, this shampoo has a specific purpose of a deep clean.

Our G3 Pro Wash & Wax has a fantastic slick feel, as well as effectively lifting dirt whilst leaving LSPs in tact.
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I use this shampoo all the time for doing a decon wash and also for clay lube. Its a tough product to beat in terms of deep cleaning.
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Is this shampoo now called High Shine Shampoo?
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Is this shampoo now called High Shine Shampoo?
Yes it is. When we reviewed the range earlier in the year, some products had a rename:
  • Body Prep Shampoo > High Shine Shampoo
  • Bodyshop Detailer > Rapid Detailer
  • Body Prep Clay Mitt > Deep Clean Clay Mitt
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