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greased lightning

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by dragracer, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. dragracer

    dragracer Member

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    at work our drivers have been told to use a cleaner called greased lightning .
    the other day i used some on my car and wow it realy does work.
    it took about 20 mins to make my car very presentable so i have ordered 3 bottles .for use on my cars .
    hope this helps someone
     
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    What's it for, inside, or out?
     
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  4. Oarsman

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    +1 ^

    Been using this for the last 3-4 years and it's superb.
    It's advertised as a waterless car cleaner/polish,but I prefer to wash the car in the normal way, then use this instead of regular polish and wax. It's quick and leaves no dust.
    Works on wheels and windows, although it's advised not to be used on windscreens.
    The results are outstanding and long lasting. It contains carnuba wax and gives good protection against bird strikes, tree sap etc. Just spray some of the liquid on the offending splots, leave for a few seconds, then rub gently and droppings are softened and removed leaving shining paintwork.
     
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    its a dry wash .
    if your car has not got a lot of dirt on you can spray it on and wipe it off leaving a nice shine on the car .
     
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    I've seen this on one of the shopping channel and have always been a bit skeptical.

    Nice to know it works.

    Iceboy
     
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    I have seen the adverts and it sounds great, but I find it hard to believe. Has anyone on this forum tried it ? and did it work without scratching, and swirling.?
     
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    Im still sceptical. Surely by NOT washing the dirt etc off the paint work, you would be rubbing it in causing scratches?

    Im 'old skool'. Maguiars wash n wax for me :D
     
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    As I said . . .
    "I too have used this many times..
    Its very, very good...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/SHOWROOM-SHI.../dp/B0075LGZE2"
    I also wash my car first and then use it..
    I too used to think it too good to be true UNTIL I TRIED IT..
    I originally ordered 3 x 1 litre bottles and Im now on my second lot of 3 x 1 litre bottles.
    Oh it works VERY well indeed on house windows, inside and out.
     
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    I guess it's similar in use and finish to this Meguiars Product.

    This is definitely the lazy man's car treatment - I use it regularly to great effect.
     
  11. TheBluetac

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    Use it all the time but as previous poster states I wash the car first. I have used it dry on the missus' car and it does work - no swirls!

    It is a very good product.
     
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  12. Wirral_guy

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    I'll add me to the list of happy users.

    As above I have never tried it dry -I always wash the car first as I am sceptical (read really can't believe) that it wouldn't grind the dirt into the paint.

    I tend to use it for a quick refresh between full treatments.

    I find it a litle greasy to the touch when finished but it does do a good job and seems to last a fair amount of time.

    Dave
     

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