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Demon machine RSD + farecla g3 paste wax



  Clio 172
So after last week where some plank hit my rear bumper and scuffed it I decided to give the car a going over with the DA. I initially planned to just do the scuff and then re wax it to seal everything but the car was looking dirty and since the DAS-6 was at hand...the full car got a going over and mini paint correct! So I took the opportunity to test out two new products I haven't used before but had kicking around for ages and to post up my reviews/opinions on them.

First Up!

so first up was the Demond Machine RSD pre cleaner. The car was heavily soiled with a lot of dead flies and road grime. I started by rinsing the car off with the hose. It was evident the LSP was still there from two weeks ago when I last waxed the car but the beading was very broken up and distributed between the built up road dust and filth!

dead flies
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cobwebs
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General filth
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The product in question
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So what does it offer and how did it go. I will start with the cost. I was bought it months ago by my dad and from a quick google I think it retails at £3 from ASDA for a 1L bottle, but Halfords sell it for £7... Knowing my dad, he would have got it from ASDA so at £3 its bloody good value. A little goes along way with this stuff, the spray bottle is effective at spreading it to cover a panel in a good thick layer with very little waste or over spray!

Whats it good for? Its quick! You simply spray on and agitate the heavily soiled areas with a brush or wash mitten. Its a pre wash so its designed to dissolve grease, road grime, bird lime and tree sap, and I can say, it did a good over all job and removing these things from my car. I used it on paintwork, trim and glass and it made the washing stage much easier! The directions say to leave it to work for 5 minuets, so while it was soaking, I did the wheels with some wonder wheels! :p

After the 5 min soaking, I jetted the car off and a fair amount of dirt had lifted and came off with the hose water. It was also clear that the LSP hadn't been effected.

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Summary: I really like it, very easy to use and for the money you cant argue with the results. Made the cleaning process much easier and because its LSP safe it will be a good bit of kit for a fast wash between proper deep cleans! There will probably be better Pre Wash products on the market, but at £3 you will be hard pushed to find something that offers this value for money.

I then washed the car as normal with the two bucket method, wash mitten and Auto Glym Shampoo, Iron X, Clay and wash again to get a clean paint finish before starting on the DA. The main scuffs were then seen to with the DA and some #105 and #205 mags polish to cut and buff them out before going over the whole car with a finishing pad and some Super Resin Polish to try and burn off the old wax and polish the paint up nicely ready for the second product. I also went over the head lights with a cutting polish and then a finishing polish to correct them. What a difference that has made! :)

Left corrected, right still all foggy!
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Second Up!

The Second new Product was farecla g3 paste wax. So now the car was all fresh and clean, it was time to try this new wax. The wax looks a really high quality product and the applicator it came with is brilliant.



The best approach with this wax is to spread it thin and to do a couple of layers and the applicator makes this a really easy task! You simply insert the applicator and give it a 1/4 of a turn, this loads the applicator with the ideal amount to do about half a panel at a time. The wax is really soft and buttery, it leaves a lovely layer of grease that makes the paint look nice a wet! :)

Conclusion:

It went on easy and buffs off nicely. Gave the car a lovely glossy finish and at £30 a pot with the applicator its a decent value. Its hard to say how the protection will last though, this is the first time i have used it and I only put on one layer today... I will follow this post up with any beading shots i get if it rains tomorrow and give it a fair shot by using it again in the future to build up a better coat and see how it performs.

The car after today's graft! Scuff free, and all wet and glossy, the finish was really buttery and nice! :)

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Jack
 
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Looks good chap.

Few things;

- RDS is a pre wash. Don't agitate it with a brush or mitt on the paintwork as you'll just inflict marring. It's designed to break down dirt and be pressure washed off, leaving as clean a surface as poss before you touch the car. It's also no longer on offer @£3 :(

- decontamination; you need to add a tar remover in there. If your clay looks like it has lots of brown streaks across it (which it will without the aforementioned step) you're dragging that across your paint, again inflicting marring.
 

JMR

  RB 182 Cup
Car looks in great condition Jack.

Nice report too, a lot of people can pass these 'cheap' products over as crap, but if they work, then they're a bargain.

Really tidy example of an iceberg. Renault F1 team sticker sets of the front nicely too mate.
 
  BMW E46 330i Touring
Looks good chap.

Few things;

- RDS is a pre wash. Don't agitate it with a brush or mitt on the paintwork as you'll just inflict marring. It's designed to break down dirt and be pressure washed off, leaving as clean a surface as poss before you touch the car. It's also no longer on offer @£3 :(

2 for £7 in Asda though. Picked up a couple litres today - seems decent and certainly shifted the bugs that we're covering my car after 500 motorway miles.

Not so great on wheels, although I know that's not really its forte.
 
2 for £7 in Asda though. Picked up a couple litres today - seems decent and certainly shifted the bugs that we're covering my car after 500 motorway miles.

Not so great on wheels, although I know that's not really its forte.

Is that so? Winner! I'll stick up (again). Thanks fella.
 
  BMW E46 330i Touring
Yep, 2 for £7 across the Demon range but RDS seems the pick of the bunch and the best deal at £6 each!
 
  Clio 172
Cheers for the comments guys. I will take your notes on JD and look for a good tar remover for the future. I will be going to ASDA towards the end of this week so hopefully that offer still stands as I will pick up another couple of bottles of RDS! Not got too much left after going over my mates Octavia at the weekend as well.

Update on wax:

I can also report that the wax has sealed the paint pretty well. I didn't get chance to get any photos this morning as I needed to get to work, but there was a good amount of beading. The beads were larger than I would have liked to see personally but they were fairly evenly spread and still nice and round so it was clear the water had been kept out! I will try and get some photos tomorrow morning and report back in a week or two to see how it has held up to normal use and what it's staying power is like.

Jack
 
  Clio 172
Beading picture update! :)

Had a little shower after work so thought I would snap a couple of the slight beading that happened. Not the best shots from my iPhone but you get an idea of how the wax performed.
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going to stick another coat of this wax on at the weekend and try to build it up. Seems like a decent result! :)

Jack
 


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