Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Manufacturers and Private Label Brands > Manufacturers and Private Label Brands > Autosmart
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2018, 11:58 AM   #1
PerryGunn
Washmitt Meister
 
PerryGunn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: By the seaside - South Coast
Posts: 170
Thanks: 54
Thanked 86 Times in 53 Posts
Topaz - gone thick/jellylike

I got a 1L bottle of Topaz a couple of years back and used it for a while on my wife's DD and thought it gave good results for (fairly) low effort.

I then moved on to trying other products (as you do) and stuck the half-full bottle of Topaz on a shelf and sort of forgot about it - I've just rediscovered it and found that it's gone very thick and jelly-like, a bit grainy almost like a paste. If I get a blob out of the bottle it still spreads with a cloth/applicator so there are no hard lumps, it's just too thick

I'm assuming that a lot of the solvent has evaporated - does anyone know what I can add to it to rescue it (or is it beyond saving?)

Cheers
PerryGunn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 06:48 AM   #2
GSD
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield.
Posts: 1,039
Thanks: 120
Thanked 431 Times in 339 Posts
Mine just separated out put me right off the product and the brand.
GSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 08:29 AM   #3
nbray67
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
nbray67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Nott's
Posts: 3,572
Thanks: 1,715
Thanked 2,175 Times in 1,609 Posts
Garage
A good shake and then stand it in a bowl/pan of hot water helped with mine.
nbray67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 09:10 AM   #4
tosh
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
tosh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Leamington Spa
Posts: 2,502
Thanks: 743
Thanked 822 Times in 699 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by nbray67 View Post
A good shake and then stand it in a bowl/pan of hot water helped with mine.

I did the same - shouldn't have to do it, but needless to say, I won't be buying any more.


I can't imagine having 5L of this stuff and having it separate before you have a chance to use it.
tosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 08:22 PM   #5
Snowy172
Washmitt Meister
 
Snowy172's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Kent
Posts: 183
Thanks: 12
Thanked 29 Times in 26 Posts
Garage
mine does it just a good shake before any use and its all good
Snowy172 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2018, 07:09 AM   #6
GSD
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sheffield.
Posts: 1,039
Thanks: 120
Thanked 431 Times in 339 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowy172 View Post
mine does it just a good shake before any use and its all good
I was doing that but it got to a point it just wouldn't go back together.
GSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2018, 05:29 PM   #7
Jonnybbad
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Jonnybbad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Barking
Posts: 2,323
Thanks: 316
Thanked 1,026 Times in 760 Posts
Garage
I had some I forgot about and when so hard couldn't get it out the bottle

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
Jonnybbad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2018, 02:08 PM   #8
slim_boy_fat
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
slim_boy_fat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Scottish Highlands
Posts: 3,055
Thanks: 2,385
Thanked 1,183 Times in 1,007 Posts
I'm in the same boat - I've poured some IPA into the container and given it a good shake. Seems to have helped a bit, I'll have another go at it later.
slim_boy_fat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2018, 05:12 PM   #9
TonyHill
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
TonyHill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Manchester
Posts: 822
Thanks: 5
Thanked 351 Times in 259 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSD View Post
Mine just separated out put me right off the product and the brand.
You went off the entire Autosmart range on the basis of one bad experience with one product?!?!
They make some excellent products which I'm sure you'd be happy with
TonyHill is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TonyHill For This Useful Post:
Zebra (14-07-2018)
Old 14-07-2018, 06:56 PM   #10
macca666
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
macca666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 2,353
Thanks: 1,784
Thanked 1,696 Times in 1,051 Posts
Garage
Just thinking out loud here.

Do Autosmart not only sell 5l containers of Topaz meaning that if you've bought 1l it's not from an official seller and has likely been decanted.

Given a few have a similar problem i assume its not been diluted (though i suppose everyones could have been) but could the container be causing the problem and shortening the shelf life of the product?

Maybe someone from AS could she'd some light?
macca666 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors