Detailing World  

Go Back   Detailing World > Detailing Products > Interior & Glass
DW Home Forum Home Merchandise Store Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Interior & Glass Discuss All your Interior Issue - Dash - Seats and All the Car Glass Areas - Interior Dressing, Leather etc

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 29-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
Orca
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Orca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,628
Thanks: 62
Thanked 562 Times in 266 Posts
Autoglym Car Glass Polish ***New Formulation***

Autoglym Car Glass Polish


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02405.jpg

Notice something different?

That's right ... "New Formulation".

Autoglym have remastered their timeless classic, retaining all that was great about the original and improved upon it with the following key benefits:
  • reduced dusting when over-zealous with the amount of product
  • anti-misting formulation to ensure increased visibility of windscreen and windows in cold and damp conditions

The bottle itself is the 300ml in which is a light blue viscous liquid with that reassuring Autoglym scent.

The instructions are clear: clean the glass of loose dirt, apply with a Perfect Palm Applicator in a thin layer leaving for at least 5 minutes and remove haze with a Hi-Tech Perfect Finishing Cloth.

Autoglym have a video:
So, equipment assembled, let's get on with it ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02413.jpg

The windscreen on my car has a greasy rash that is not shifted with spray on glass cleaners. Having long been a fan of Autoglym's original Car Glass Polish, that would be the product that I would reach for to clean this glass up, so let's see how the new formulation fairs ...

Apply a little to the Perfect Palm Applicator ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02414.jpg

I applied actually quite a lot. Folks often think that more is better and this is likely how many will apply the product. Autoglym recommend something like a 50p sized blob for a piece of glass the size of a windscreen but I wanted to try two things out here. First, over-application and second, to see whether that over-application could be evened up and remedied.


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02415.jpg

Application is so straight-forward. The new lubricants do make the job so much easier with the product spreading well and not drying so quickly there is a lot of play time to really work in the polish, clean the glass and go back over even a couple of times to ensure a thin and even layer is left to cure.

I was having so much fun, I moved over to the Mrs' car.


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02417.jpg

Here, you can see a hint of clear liquid bubbling, showing the new lubricants in action ... and left to haze ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02420.jpg

At least five minutes later, sufficient time for the magic to happen, the haze can be removed.


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02422.jpg

Removal is almost effortless with the haze simply wiping clear with a Hi-Tech Perfect Finishing Cloth.

Deliberately over-applied areas remove with a once over and back over again ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02423.jpg

... leaving gleaming glass!


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02424.jpg

... and in terms of dusting, this the all you're going to see ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02434.jpg

Now, to some of the detail.

Around the edges of any glass, we're going to meet trim and edging ... and inevitably apply onto.


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02426.jpg

All that is needed here is just to pinch up the microfibre towel and press into the edge to remove. Just a little spray of water and a friction rub over the rubber trim brings it back. Staining is not so much an issue.


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02427.jpg

Back to my car and let's take a look at the results ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02428.jpg

Good, but let's wipe over with some water and see if that rash is still there ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02442.jpg

Gone! When sprayed over with a hose simulating rain, the glass clears off in a large sheet of water ...


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02491.jpg

Crystal clear glass? Perfect!


http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums...h/DSC02432.jpg

But what about the anti-mist?

Autoglym have a video:
I tried to emulate Autoglym's experiment with steam from a kettle but it didn't work ... or did it? I couldn't get it to steam up. Either way, I looked somewhat strange clamering around inside my car holding a kettle of hot water up to the glass. It didn't steam up.

Suitably impressed, I polished the mirrors and windows in our bathroom which always steam up with the shower on ... no such steamy windows now!

Autoglym's new formulation Car Glass Polish has addressed potential issues with application, giving us a product that is easy to apply, does not punish for over-application, can be worked for a good while and removes so easily without any drama; and, delivers much valued anti-misting in the mix - one product.

Fans of the original should be re-assured that the new formulation is as good as it always way, now, just easier and with that added benefit of crystal clear mist-free glass.

The price remains unchanged at £6.75 and stock is now out on the shelves, but as old stock diminishes do look out for the "New Formulation" flash on the bottle.
Orca is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 13 Users Say Thank You to Orca For This Useful Post:
Autoglym (30-04-2013), Burg194 (03-05-2013), lisavts (12-05-2013), luke w (08-05-2013), M3simon (13-05-2013), MEH4N (29-04-2013), meraredgti (07-05-2013), ottostein (29-04-2013), s29nta (13-05-2013), sprocketser (29-04-2013), spursfan (06-05-2013), srod (03-05-2013), Stevesuds (09-05-2013)
Old 29-04-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
sprocketser
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
sprocketser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Qc , Canada
Posts: 3,912
Thanks: 1,293
Thanked 1,308 Times in 1,273 Posts
I ll need to get rid of the Old Formulation quickly now ! lol
sprocketser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #3
ottostein
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Northamptonshire
Posts: 1,209
Thanks: 93
Thanked 416 Times in 331 Posts
Good review

Is the palm applicator actually that good?
With the applicator pads *yellow circle ones* i can never get into the corners of the windows!
ottostein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
Orca
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
Orca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,628
Thanks: 62
Thanked 562 Times in 266 Posts
The Perfect Palm Applicator is only firm enough to hold its shape - beyond that it can be bent and folded as required. The almost right angled top does make it a lot easier to get into corners, especially on the inside ... and while we're on the inside, that applicator can be easily guided with the back of the hand, fingers in the grooves making windscreens and saloon rear screens mush easier.
Orca is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Orca For This Useful Post:
ottostein (29-04-2013), saicab (08-05-2013)
Old 29-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #5
MEH4N
OCD Sufferer (Obsessive Car Detailer)
 
MEH4N's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 3,666
Thanks: 2,075
Thanked 1,985 Times in 1,503 Posts
great review bud. I cant wait to get my hands on some.
MEH4N is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 03:14 PM   #6
keithjmason
PC Perfectionist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farnborough, Hants, UK
Posts: 494
Thanks: 148
Thanked 93 Times in 82 Posts
Just went to Halfords for some but they still have the old version

Anyone seen this in a retail shop?
keithjmason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 04:19 PM   #7
Doc943
PC Perfectionist
 
Doc943's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 461
Thanks: 110
Thanked 94 Times in 77 Posts
Garage
Me too so not until old stocks are cleared I guess.
Doc943 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2013, 03:13 AM   #8
Kevzy
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 10
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Autoglym website but then you have the cost of delivery
Kevzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:43 AM   #9
adeel_gt
Unwashed Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 11
Thanks: 10
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Got a bottle of the new stuff from my local macces it was mixed in with the old stuff.
adeel_gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #10
keithjmason
PC Perfectionist
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Farnborough, Hants, UK
Posts: 494
Thanks: 148
Thanked 93 Times in 82 Posts
Hi
Maybe a silly question, but what is macces?
Thanks
Keith
keithjmason is offline   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 01:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
DTO Garage vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors