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Old 19-06-2021, 01:32 PM   #1
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Wondering why certain products and brands rarely feature anymore.

Thought I’d start a chat on certain products and brands that rarely get used on this forum. I know there’s been lots of new products and brands that have come on to the market in recent years but I still think that the traditional brands and products still cut the mustard today but some how rarely get a mention on here. I read as I’m sure you do on certain threads like Bristle Hounds ever popular what detailing products you bought today or the showroom thread and what detailing did you do today to name but a few and I struggle to remember the last time Meguires had a mention or poor boys, chemical guys, even Turtle wax. Then there’s Wowo’s and R222. I’m sure there’s many more that rarely get a mention on here. Can you add to what I’ve just mentioned and your thoughts on why they rarely feature on this forum like they used to?
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Old 19-06-2021, 02:18 PM   #2
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Largely due to "scene" brands and the latest buzz "brands" being the best thing ever - albeit rebranded trade products that people are given for free to be a "brand sponser" on instagram...

Give me meguiars, zaino etc any day
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Old 19-06-2021, 03:37 PM   #3
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I'd agree, it's probably due to influencers on social media and you tube. Much of it will be down to the amount the brands are investing in this type of exposure but I think Megs and Turtlewax are quite popular on here still. I've just started using Wowos products Inc foam, wheel wash, shampoo, glass cleaner and crystal sealant and I'm really enjoying them as they seem to be effective and good value, and that was the result of some threads on here not so long ago.
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Old 19-06-2021, 04:45 PM   #4
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Every new product is "Amazing !!! - it blows everything else out of the water" for a short while, then it goes to "I've gone back to using xyz, because its always been good"

I am convinced there is a huge amount of undeclared product sponsorship going on across the internet and i think we are long overdue for legislation which forces declaration of paid promotions.

I just look for the brands / products which naturally get mentioned a LOT for being great down the ages, like: Zaino, Meguirs, Autoglym, Sonax, ONR, Bilt Hamber etc,etc
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Old 19-06-2021, 09:31 PM   #5
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I'm a self declared fan of small, UK, businesses.

I'm a fan of solid, reliable, consistent, simply gets on with the job products also.

The folks that run these businesses don't have mega money to spend on advertising and such like 'cus they're ploughing it back into developing genuinely "better" products.

I simply don't buy the latest super brilliant, whizzo, magical, awesome, game changing product until it's actually delivered in real life as verified by real folks who actually bought it and used it.

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Unfortunately, IMHO, there is way too much emphasis, pressure, I'm not too sure how to describe it in having the latest ultimate thingy as seen on the Internet rather that having good, honest products.

Style over substance and the inversion of form follows function.

And yet "everyone" is now shouting up for eco stuff and being mindful of the damage done to the planet when if they'd have bought something "solid" rather than a flash in the pan it'd still be trundling along, doing its thing, day in, day out etc. and wouldn't need replacing (with all the associated environmental impacts) 'cus it's still working well.

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Old 19-06-2021, 10:11 PM   #6
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There are far too many products on the market, every new product claims to be the new best product ever. Serious professional detailers don't go in for this constant hype. If you are good at what you do, you don't need every single product on the market. A good detailer doesn't need 20 different types of paint rectification products and 30 different buffing pads, they can get by with three, such as the green, blue and yellow top from the 3M range. There is absolutely no need to have as much products as the manufacturers would have you believe. I use one product only for the following: Engine cleaning, headlining, seats, carpets, door trim and dashboards, fly splat removal, door rubbers, in fact pretty much anything which requires cleaning on a vehicle. I have used it for 36 years and it has never, ever failed me. I do think some 'detailers' like to talk the talk, and go on about this, and that, and how this works better than that when used with those, and so on. As I said, a 'proper' detailer can do a fantastic job on pretty much anything with a fairly decent set up. It is all about the knowledge and experience, knowing what to use and when, how much etc. That knowledge comes with experience. Such as blending products to do certain jobs rather than buy a specific product because the manufacturers, and some 'detailers' tell you that you need it.
With a fairly decent detailing set up, I have transformed some of the most amazing cars over the years, including many cars valued at millions of pounds each.
I'm sure every professional detailer on here has 5 litre tubs of products they bought, when the hype said they were amazing. First use they seemed great but after a short while they were pushed to the back of the shelf and went back to old faithful.
I guess the detailing product manufacturers would tend to disagree with me though!
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Old 19-06-2021, 10:43 PM   #7
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As mentioned, it depends whats in fashion and new hype products come along but all the best products and brands stand the test of time imo. Just tonight i was using zymol concours which was very popular around 10 years ago but never really gets mentioned now. There is so many new brands and so many new products to try... Wonder what the next in fashion product will be?!

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All aboard the hype train!
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Old 20-06-2021, 08:37 PM   #9
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As mentioned, it depends whats in fashion and new hype products come along but all the best products and brands stand the test of time imo. Just tonight i was using zymol concours which was very popular around 10 years ago but never really gets mentioned now. There is so many new brands and so many new products to try... Wonder what the next in fashion product will be?!

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Concours is an awesome product, I have a pot of it myself. I never tire of the smell, it is divine.
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Old 20-06-2021, 09:38 PM   #10
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Finish Kare, Zaino, jetseal, megs #16, P1 gtechniq polish, all fallen out of favour.
Got FK pink wax on mine at the moment, forgot how good it was.

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