Archives for March 2009

Meguiars Unigrit Sanding Products Now in Stock

Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers are made to last longer and work better than other sand papers. Meguiars specializes in detailing products for the car care professional. Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers are economical and long-lasting. They do not load up as quickly as other sand papers, so you can work longer.

 

 

What can Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers remove? Wet sanding is done to remove paint imperfections like orange peel. Orange peel is a very common condition where the paint did not lay out perfectly smooth when it was applied. The paint literally looks like an orange peel. Because light is bouncing off these tiny bumps, the finish is not as glossy as it could be. Wet sanding orange peel is the only way to achieve a perfectly smooth gloss.!

Meguiars Unigrit Sandpaper
 

What can Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers remove? Wet sanding is done to remove paint imperfections like orange peel. Orange peel is a very common condition where the paint did not lay out perfectly smooth when it was applied. The paint literally looks like an orange peel. Because light is bouncing off these tiny bumps, the finish is not as glossy as it could be. Wet sanding orange peel is the only way to achieve a perfectly smooth gloss.
Meguiars Unigrit Sandpaper
Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers are excellent at removing orange peel because Unigrit technology ensures that you’ll get uniform results. Orange peel affects the whole vehicle and you want the finish to be flawless from any angle. When wet sanding clear coat in particular, you’ll be able to see differences in the paint’s shine if it’s uneven. Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers will help you achieve a uniform gloss on the entire vehicle.

You will also need a Meguiars Sanding Pad. Wrap the sand paper around the sanding pad to provide an even surface against the paint. (If you use your fingers, you’re likely to apply more pressure with your index and middle fingers, resulting in uneven results.) The Meguiars Sanding Pad distributes the pressure of your hand over the 5 3/8 inch pad. The sanding pad is soft and flexible to conform to the shape of your vehicle.

Meguiars Unigrit Sand Papers are available in 6 varieties from 1000 to 3000 grit. By finishing with a 2000 – 3000 grit paper, less buffing will be needed to get a flawless finish.

Each Package includes 25 Sheets (9″ x 5 1/2″)

Kick off the Spring Detailing Season with a great sale at Pinnaclewax.com

15% Off* & Free Shipping over $50.
Coupon valid through 3/31/09.
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It’s springtime and Pinnaclewax.com has the products you need to restore the shine to your vehicle.

Save 15%* on your order and if over $50 get it shipped FREE! Use coupon code PINNACLE15.
Remember this discount and shipping offer applies to all Pinnacle Car Care Products as well as sale items and also to our super value priced kits.

Coupon valid
through 3/31/09.

*some restrictions apply- Coupon valid on in stock items. Not applicable on previously placed orders, custom or special order items, extractors, car covers, polishers & polisher kits, complete wash bucket systems, or gift certificates. Cannot be combined with other codes. Free ground shipping applies to orders shipped within the contiguous United States. Regular expedited charges apply.

New Autogeek Tornador Car Cleaning Gun

The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun is the easiest way to clean all automotive surfaces. The Tornador works with your air compressor to blast cleaning solution into crevices you can’t reach by hand. Clean carpet, plastics, and upholstery inside the car. Clean wheels, convertible tops, and body seams on the exterior. The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun cleans where other tools can’t!The patented Tornador Car Cleaning Gun tackles your most challenging detailing jobs with ease. The cone-shaped nozzle and oscillating tip create a tornado cleaning action that cleans hard and soft surfaces like nothing you’ve seen before. Dirt and grime are immediately released from fabrics, carpet, and solid surfaces.

 

The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun releases a fine mist of cleaning solution that does not over saturate surfaces. You’ll see the liquid turning dirty as grime is released from the surface. Wipe with a microfiber towel. Then turn the dial to shut off the water and use the compressed air to dry the cleaned area. It’s that simple.

Use the Tornador Car Cleaning Gun on the dashboard, door panels, steering wheel, fabric upholstery, carpet, floor mats, and between seats. The Tornador cleans in tough-to-reach places between seats and in seams. Because it releases so little liquid, surfaces dry quickly.

On the exterior, use the Tornador Car Cleaning Gun to clean fabric convertible tops, body seams, wheels, and emblems. There’s no need to scrub. The Tornador does the hard work for you.

The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun must be used with an air compressor capable of producing a constant air pressure of at least 60 psi. Do not to exceed 110 psi in order to protect your Tornador from unnecessary wear. Use the green valve to control the amount of liquid released by the Tornador.

To clean any surface, dilute the desired cleaner according to label’s directions. Turn the liquid valve straight up and use an overlapping motion as you pass the Tornador Car Cleaning Gun over the surface. If necessary, allow the cleaning liquid to dwell for 10-15 seconds. Use a microfiber towel to absorb excess liquid. Then turn the liquid valve off and use the compressed air to dry the cleaned area.

The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun is not a foam gun. It is an advanced cleaning gun designed to enhance the results of cleaners with a unique cyclonic cleaning action. Cleaning with the Tornador Car Cleaning Gun is easier and faster than small detailing brushes or swabs. Just spray and watch the dirt rise out of plastics, rubber, vinyl, and fabrics.

The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun includes the gun itself with the 32 oz. jar and an extra cap for the jar.

The Tornador Car Cleaning Gun is one of a kind. Clean and dry all hard-to-reach areas with the cyclonic cleaning power of the Tornador!

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New Dodo Juice Products

Dodo Juice Sour Power Gloss Enhancing Shampoo

Advanced cleaning and foaming agents loosen and lubricate dirt to help prevent marring during the wash process. Dirt and grime slide off the paint as you rinse. Meanwhile, carnauba wax bonds to the paint surface to boost the paint’s shine in one step. If your vehicle is already waxed, the additional carnauba reinforces the existing wax to promote a longer life.

 

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Matt details a Cadillac CTS-V

Black CTS-V detailed, M105/205/Fuzion, lots of pics

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This is my buddy’s car that I detailed a couple months ago. He doesn’t have a garage or a place to wash it, so needless to say it gets neglected.
The car has the same exact mods as my Z06, down to the same exact cam grind and valve springs. It made 427rwhp last week N/A and is an ’04 LS6 model.

The clear bra was starting to look like crap, so we decided to remove it. I painted the wheels a few months ago, and I don’t think they’ve been cleaned since, as you can see in the pics.

I tested 3M Ultrafina with the blue Ultrafina pad vs M205 with a gray LC pad, and to be honest I could not tell a difference under any lighting. Even looking at distant objects to gauge paint depth, there was no real difference. M205 is definitely a winner considering it can remove minor swirls and finish down so nice.

Since the wheels looked like garbage, I had him work on them with M105 and a Mothers Powercone in the creases and between the spokes, which worked great. On the faces of the spokes, we used M105 with a 4″ light cutting pad on the PC. They were very dull and gray from the etched brake dust, and being matte black doesn’t help. He wanted them shinier and M105 did the trick.

Pics show lots of swirls, random RIDs (from cats maybe?) and lots of bird #### etching. The hood needed 3 or 4 passes of M105; I spent the longest time there. Looking at this paint the wrong way will induce swirling, so it was a major pain in the ass.

Anyways, here’s the list of stuff I used:

-Washed with Megs Gold Class and those blue LC sponges which work awesome
-P21S Wheel Cleaner w/Daytona Speed Master brush
-Clayed with DP
-Meguiar’s #105 with purple Kompressor foam on tough areas, yellow or orange CCS on the others. Also tested an orange Kompressor pad which I thought worked very well with M105.
-Meguiar’s #205 with gray LC Kompressor and CCS pads
-Wolfgang Fuzion with red CCS

Wheels got M105 as mentioned and Opti-Seal.

Tires were dressed with Poorboy’s Bold n Bright, and exhaust tips were polished with Menzerna’s metal polish. I think that covers everything….on with the pics.









 

 



Spring Sale

Spring is right around the corner! It’s time to dust off the polisher and take stock of your detailing supplies because warmer days are coming. Say goodbye to winter and restore your vehicle’s shine with our Spring Stock-Up Sale. Save 10% on orders over $95 and receive free ground shipping. Use code SPRING09.

Some restrictions apply. Click for details.

NEW AT AUTOGEEK!Flex XMT Intermediate Swirl Remover Kit

 

Last month Autogeek added 75 products to our inventory and so far we’re keeping pace this month! Visit our What’s New page to check out new DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss, the Cobra Shamrock 750 (our thickest towel!), new FLEX XC3401 Polisher kits, Stoner Invisible Glass with Rain Repellent, and many more!

The discount code is applicable to all new products and everything on our Special Values page!

Sneak Preview! Five new Dodo Juice products are making their Autogeek debut on Friday, March 13.

 

Official Detail Fest 2009 T shirt!Autogeek’s 4th Annual

Detail Fest & Car Show

Autogeek’s 4th Annual Detail Fest is coming up on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Detail Fest is our annual detailing expo and car show where car-minded people come to learn detailing tips, talk face to face with top manufacturers, and showcase their detailing skills in our car show. It’s all happening next weekend at Autogeek’s Stuart, Florida headquarters. Click here to read more about the manufacturers, events, and travel.

Register now to reserve your space.

 

Last Chance for Sub-Zero Savings on Wolfgang Füzion Estate Wax!

 

We only have a limited supply left of our specially priced Wolfgang Füzion Sub-Zero Specials. It’s your choice: Buy two 8 oz. Füzion waxes for $100.00 OR buy a single Füzion wax for $69.99 and choose a free 16 oz. Wolfgang product. Both offers will end soon!

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DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss Formerly DP Four In One

DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss Formerly DP Four In One

 
 
Save water. Save money. Save your vehicle!

What one product can do all this? The answer is DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss, a super concentrated formula that cleans, shines, and protects paint. Just add water to create a high lubricity rinseless wash that leaves the paint clean, glossy, and vibrant. Mix at different concentrations to create other high quality detailing products. DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is all you need to keep your vehicle clean any time water is in short supply.

DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is the ultimate winter detailing product. When you can’t wash your vehicle the old-fashioned way, use DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss to keep your vehicle clean inside your garage. All it takes is a bucket of water to clean your vehicle and give it a fantastic gloss. No rinsing is needed! Wash away road salt and grime using just two gallons of water and a soft mitt or towel.

Winter isn’t the only time you’ll reach for DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss. Water restrictions are a fact of life in many areas. With DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss, you can safely wash your vehicle using no more than two gallons of water, a soft mitt and a microfiber drying towel. The lubricant-rich formula loosens contaminants while protecting the finish from wash-induced swirls.

You can have a clean vehicle even if it’s snowing outside, even where water is restricted.

Washing isn’t the only thing you can do with DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss. The concentrated formula can be diluted with water to make four exceptional car care products that blend convenience and performance seamlessly:


Rinseless Wash

This is not your average quick and easy wash! DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is packed with lubricants that wrap around dirt and grit to elevate it just above the paint surface. Specialized polymers grab dirt and trap it within the slippery solution of lubricants and water. As you wipe the wet surface with a microfiber towel, the dirt will stick to the towel, not the paint. Upon drying the surface, it will feel super slick and have an incredible gloss. In fact, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss offers more surface protection, slickness, and shine than any other quick wash or rinseless wash on the market!  Add 1 ounce of DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss to 2 gallons of water to create a slick car wash solution.
Add 1 ounce of DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss to 2 gallons of water to create a slick car wash solution.
Dilute 1 ounce of super-concentrated DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss in TWO gallons of water. Soak a microfiber towel or sheepskin mitt (any paint-safe wash tool will work) in the mixture and wash the vehicle one section at a time. Re-wet the towel or mitt as needed. Note: Use the two-bucket method to further protect your vehicle from wash-induced swirls. Rinse the wash tool in a bucket of clean water before re-wetting it in the wash bucket. Dry each section with a second clean microfiber towel.
Use a paint-safe mitt or microfiber towel to wash the vehicle. No rinsing is needed!

Water Conditioner

Because DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is so rich in lubricants, you can add it to your regular wash water to soften and condition the water. It will enhance the performance of the shampoo with its advanced, water-based lubricants to decrease the risk of swirls and increase the sheeting action of the shampoo. It’s your favorite car shampoo, only better.

Add 1-2 ounces to 3-5 gallons of wash water for additional lubrication. Wash and rinse as usual.

Clay and Foam Pad LubricantAs a pad lubricant, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss prevents dry buffing by softening the foam before it touches your vehicle. The formula doubles the lubrication of the polish you are using so it goes on effortlessly and evenly. If the pad becomes caked, mist it with the DP Rinseless solution again to moisten the product so it spreads smoothly. Used regularly, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss will extend the life of foam and wool pads.
 

As a pad lubricant, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss “primes” the foam to prevent dry buffing.
As a clay lubricant, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss provides an ample layer of slick protection between the clay bar and the surface to be clayed. The lubricant leaves a reflective shine and slick finish when wiped away. Because the lubricant is water-based, it will not degrade any type of clay.Mix 1- 1 ½ ounces of DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss with 32 ounces of water. Pour the solution into a clean spray bottle. Mist a foam pad prior to applying products with your polisher, or mist the vehicle prior to being clayed. With either use, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss acts as a slick lubricant to protect your vehicle from micro-marring and swirls. Add 2-2.5 ounces of DP Rinseless to 32 ounces of water to create a high lubricity quick detail spray.
Add 1-1.5 ounces of DP Rinseless to 32 ounces of water to make a detailing clay or pad lubricant. 

Quick Detailer

This is where the polymers really shine! The proprietary polymers bond to the paint as the lubricants allow dust and dirt to be wiped away scratch-free. The polymers leave a slick, high gloss finish that is a brilliant complement to any existing wax coat. Since DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is water-based, it’s safer for you and your vehicle. Enjoy the slick shimmer and convenience of a quick detailer with no harmful chemicals!
 

Add 2-2.5 ounces of DP Rinseless to 32 ounces of water to create a high lubricity quick detail spray.

Add 2-2.5 ounces of DP Rinseless to 32 ounces of water to create a high lubricity quick detail spray.

Add 2 – 2 ½ ounces of DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss to 32 ounces of water. Pour this mixture into a clean spray bottle. Mist the paint surface and wipe with a clean, soft microfiber towel to rejuvenate the shine and remove fingerprints and dust. The remaining mixture can be saved for use at a later time. Shake the bottle well before using the quick detailer again.


DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is part of the new technology driving car care today. While it’s still all about the shine, there is a greater emphasis than ever on making products that work with the environment, not against it.

DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is ahead of the curve with its water-based, environmentally friendly formula. Because there’s no need to rinse, there are no chemicals running into storm drains and then into local lakes and streams. (Storm drain water does not receive any filtering or processing before entering the local surface waters.) Eliminating run-off preserves the water quality in your area, which is better for you, your neighbors, and the environment.

DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss contains non-petroleum lubricants that are readily biodegradable and nontoxic. This creates a drastic reduction in VOCs, well below the standards set by the California Air Resources Board and the federal government. No matter what the dilution ratio, DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is safe for the user and the vehicle. And it replaces many products that are not so safe, like oil-based quick detailers and lubricants. So, you can breathe easier and save a little cash in the process.

Environmental consciousness is important, but the most compelling feature of DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is that it works. Used as a rinseless wash, a lubricant, a water conditioner, or a quick detail spray; this product delivers real results.

Try DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss on your own vehicle. You’ve got nothing to lose…except the hose!

32 oz.

If you’re looking for a cleaner that can be sprayed on and wiped off, take a look at DP Waterless Wash. It requires no dilution and is excellent for quick cleaning when you’re away from home. All you need is a Cobra microfiber towel to wipe away dust, fingerprints, and fresh bird droppings.

Formerly DP Four In One Rinseless Wash & Shine, new and improved DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss has…

  • More lubrication
  • A new scent
  • A new name
  • And it’s even more concentrated!

DP Rinseless Wash & Gloss is the best value in no-rinse car washing!

 

New No Mess Applicators

The No Mess Applicators keep you hands clean while in use with a double foam design. The dense white foam provides a clean, comfortable grip for your hand. The used applicator is neatly stored away in its plastic case until next time. The case keeps the product on the pad from drying out.

The No Mess Applicator Trio contains three applicators with different types of foam for different jobs.

The soft gray foam is ideal for applying liquid and paste products. It absorbs excess liquid to prevent drips and smears. By using the No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator, you can avoid getting wax or polish on your hand and touching other parts of the car. To use the No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator, lightly dampen it with water. Apply the wax or polish according to the product directions.

The absorbent white foam is perfect for applying neat, even coats of interior dressings and protectants. Protect your hands from slippery products. When you’re finished, put the No Mess Tire Applicator back in its no mess storage case to keep the foam from drying out.

No Mess Car Interior Applicator

No Mess Car Interior Applicator

No Mess Car Interior ApplicatorNo Mess Wax & Polish Applicator

 

 

The soft gray foam is ideal for applying liquid and paste products. It absorbs excess liquid to prevent drips and smears. By using the No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator, you can avoid getting wax or polish on your hand and touching other parts of the car. To use the No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator, lightly dampen it with water. Apply the wax or polish according to the product directions.

 

No Mess Tire Applicator
The No Mess Tire Applicator takes the mess out of detailing tires! Apply tire dressings neatly and evenly, without getting your hands dirty. This applicator is made of dense but absorbent gray foam.

 

No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator

No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator

No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator
The soft gray foam is ideal for applying liquid and paste products. It absorbs excess liquid to prevent drips and smears. By using the No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator, you can avoid getting wax or polish on your hand and touching other parts of the car. To use the No Mess Wax & Polish Applicator, lightly dampen it with water. Apply the wax or polish according to the product directions.
When you’re finished detailing, store the No Mess Applicators neatly on a shelf or in a cabinet. The plastic storage cases contain the mess!

New 750 grams Microfiber Towel

We continue to raise the bar! First the Miracle Towel changed the way people thought about detailing towels; detailers loved the idea of an ultra-soft, ultra-durable towel. Then we introduced the Cobra Supreme 530 Microfiber Towel. At the time it was the thickest towel on the market. But then we outdid ourselves with the Deluxe Jr. 600 and the Super Plush Deluxe 600 Towels. These towels are pure luxury. Now the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel ups the ante even further with a whopping 750 g/m2!

The Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel is outstanding at buffing, drying, and applying spray waxes and quick detailers. Some towels have a looped weave for polishing. The Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel is entirely covered in soft, open-ended threads that are best for buffing. The finger-like fibers whisk away light dust and massage the paint to help you achieve the best shine.

 


The Cobra Shamrock 750 is excellent at buffing off high gloss waxes.

The thickness of a microfiber towel is directly related to its weight. Higher weight = higher density = a thicker towel. Microfiber weight is expressed in grams per square meter or g/m2. The Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel is 750g/m2. Each square meter of this particular microfiber weighs 750 grams.

All Cobra Microfiber is what the industry refers to as Ultra Microfiber, the highest quality available. The Ultra Microfiber can be woven to be thicker or thinner to suit certain jobs.

 


The finger-like threads massage the paint while whisking away light dust.

The Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel is also highly absorbent. It can soak up more than 7 times its own weight in water! Use the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel for drying your vehicle safely and effectively.  

Here’s a time-saving trick: After you’ve washed your vehicle, mist the paint with a quick detail spray while it’s still wet. Use the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel to buff the paint dry. This technique prevents water spots and leaves the vehicle with a wax-like shine in one step.

 


Buff off quick detailers and spray waxes without scratching!

The Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel is made of a 70/30 blend of polyester and polyamide, respectively. This blend of manmade fibers is incredibly strong and durable. With proper care, the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel will retain its softness wash after wash. As with all microfiber, wash the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel with Pinnacle Micro Rejuvenator in the washing machine. Avoid fabric softeners or bleach. Tumble dry on low heat.

As an additional safety measure, the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel has no tag.

The Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel is named for its color but also for its luxurious feel. It looks like a soft, grassy meadow filled with clovers – the kind you just want to lie down in. With any luck, you’ll find yourself sinking your hand into the Cobra Shamrock 750 Microfiber Towel soon!

Note: Wash or fluff your Cobra Shamrock Microfiber Towel in the dryer before use. New towels may have a few loose fibers, which are easily removed.

16 x 24 inches
Korean microfiber assembled in China.

New Flitz Motorcycle Detailing Kit

The Flitz Motorcycle Detailing Kit includes:

2 inch Flitz Buff Ball
The Flitz Buff Ball is made of tough viscose fiber that doesn’t shed lint or tear like foam. The viscose material is very strong but gentle on all metals and hard plastics. The ball has a unique self-cooling design to prevent overheating. The shape of the Buff Ball allows it to conform to small places like engine heads and spokes. The ball features a patented 8 inch no-scratch shaft to give you extra reach. The Flitz Buff Ball fits any 3/8 inch drill or air tool. Work at a speed up to 2000 rpm. The Flitz Buff Ball is washable and reusable.

Use the Flitz Motorcycle Detailing Kit to remove scuffs and bluing from chrome pipes.1.76 oz. Flitz Polish For Metal, Plastic and Fiberglass
Flitz Polish is so versatile; you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. Flitz Polish cleans and polishes all metals – even gold and sterling silver, plastics, acrylics, fiberglass, anodized aluminum, glass, painted, powder coat, and gel coat surfaces. Flitz removes tarnish, rust, water stains, oxidation, bugs, tar, bird droppings and fingerprints. The finish left behind will resist tarnish and make future cleaning easier. Use Flitz Polish on any nonporous surface. On your motorcycle, Flitz Polish can be used on all metals, paint, and hard plastics to polish and protect. (Only use the Buff Ball on metal and plastics.)

0.14 oz. sample of Flitz Wäxx
Protect a variety of surfaces with real Brazilian carnauba wax and beeswax! Use Flitz Wäxx on clear coat, gelcoat, lacquer, fiberglass, auto paint, marine finishes, ceramic & powder coatings, polyurethane, Plexiglas®, Eisenglass, acrylics, plastics, stainless steel, Corian, granite, marble, and chrome. Flitz Wäxx protects surfaces up to 3 months! We also carry a 16 oz. Flitz Wäxx Speed Wax Spray.

Use the Flitz Motorcycle Detailing Kit on all metal motorcycle surfaces to remove oxidation, road film, burn marks, and bluing. You’ll be amazed at how quickly Flitz Polish and the Buff Ball remove stubborn marks from pipes and forks. The viscose ball provides the right amount of agitation to safely and effectively polish metal to a crisp, clean shine. Since Flitz Polish is nonabrasive, you never have to worry about scratching highly polished metals.

The Flitz Motorcycle Detailing Kit works great on plastic head and tail lights, and windscreens, too. Remove light scratches and oxidation to clean and clarify hard plastics. Improve your visibility and your safety.