Friday, September 16, 2016

New Product: Chemical Guys Activate Instant Wet Finish, Shine and Seal Spray Sealant and Paint Protectant

You're getting ready for a day out with your car, maybe it is before a car show, a date, or simply another day - either way you want your car to have the deepest, wettest shine fast. Activate is the product to deliver these results. It will not only deliver a deep wet look to your paintwork but it will also deliver great durability and protection.

Realise the deepest, wettest gloss and reflection with Activate. Developed with the shine-seeker in mind, Activate brings together wet shine, depth, clarity, brilliance and protection. Just shake to activate and apply. It’s easy-on and easy-off, delivering the fastest unbelievable shine coupled with the long lasting durability of a sealant. When looking for shine Activate is all about speed and results.

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Stop! Don’t Wash Your Car Again Before Reading This

You finish washing your car at home and you step back and admire the newly clean car again. But with just a few steps in a different direction, the beaming sunlight unveils some rather unsightly scratches and swirls. You then find yourself perplexed at how those got there and ask yourself how you can avoid them happening again? You find yourself searching for answers, but there is only one answer – the Cyclone Dirt Trap Car Wash Bucket Insert. The Cyclone Dirt Trap will change the way you wash your car forever - it is the only answer.

What people don’t realize is that they may have been washing their car incorrectly all along. After finishing washing your car at home and you step back and admire the newly clean car again. But with just a few steps in a different direction, the beaming sunlight unveils some rather unsightly scratches and swirls. Inevitably one is perplexed at how those got there and ask how to avoid them happening again? The search for answers begins, but there is only one answer – the Cyclone Dirt Trap Car Wash Bucket Insert. The Cyclone Dirt Trap will change the way people wash their car forever - it is the only answer. The Cyclone Dirt Trap, introduced by Chemical Guys, is a car wash bucket insert that separates dirt and debris from your wash water.

You may be asking how does it work?

Dirt Trap Cyclones funnel and separate dirt away from wash water. The Dirt Trap car wash guard uses nearly 300 cyclone funnels to separate abrasive dirt and debris from car wash water. Keeping the dirt already washed away from the car reduces the chances of installing swirls and scratches caused by scrubbing with abrasive dirt. Traditional car wash strainers use large open screens and vertical fins in an attempt to hold dirt at the bottom of a wash bucket. However, the mere act of dunking the dirty wash mitt in and out of the bucket pushes and pulls any dirt and debris straight up through the screen and back into the clean water. This traps the dirt already washed off the car in the mitt, and causes abrasive scratching action on the next cleaning pass. The small funnels of the Dirt Trap create cyclonic flow down through the tiny tip of each funnel, spinning heavier dirt particles out of the water through intense centripetal force. The textured underside and small holes of the screen act as a one-way valve: dirt is pushed through the funnels with cyclonic force, but it gets trapped underneath the guard and cannot easily flow back up into the water when the wash mitt is withdrawn. Use the Dirt Trap in each wash and rinse bucket to minimize the chances of scratching and swirling paintwork during any car wash or full detail.

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Chemical Guys Nonsense All Purpose Cleaner

The First All-Surface Cleaner Designed with Transparent Cleaning Technology.

Say goodbye to dirt, grime, and stains forever. Introducing NONSENSE, the world’s first all-surface Nonsense Super all surface cleaner engineered to be colorless and odor-free for maximum cleaning power on any surface. Nothing tackles the toughest dirt and stains on any surface like the amazing cleaning power of NONSENSE. The unmatched formula of naturally derived citrus extracts combined with pHbalanced odor-free cleaning power makes NONSENSE the perfect solution for all your surface cleaning needs.

CLICK BELOW to learn more about the product from our Tech Talk with Chemical Guys Video!

NONSENSE packs some serious punch! Engineered utilizing Transparent Cleaning Technology.

NONSENSE offers the highest level of cleaning strength without the strong odor or colors found in other cleaners. NONSENSE is designed using an exclusive pH balanced cleaning agent that has no color or scent. Special pH balanced formula means that NONSENSE is highly effect on heavy dirt and grime while still being gentle enough to use on even the most sensitive fabrics. The exclusive low-foam formula gives NONSENSE the highest level of cleaning power possible without creating unwanted foam. No foam means more effective cleaning power.

Advanced Transparent Cleaning Technology – To create NONSENSE, we had to start from the ground up to engineer a product that would completely change the way you think about all surface cleaners. Many generic surface cleaners on the market contain coloring agents that can stain and damage the surface or material being cleaned while also containing a harsh odor that can not only contaminate the area being cleaned, but can also harm the user with unwanted smells. NONSENSE uses Transparent Cleaning Technology to deliver a professional strength product without the powerful chemical odour.

Natural Cleaning Power - NONSENSE incorporates a unique naturally derived citrus extract with unmatched cleaning power to handle the toughest jobs. The all-natural pH balanced formula gives that gentle touch that only Mother Nature can provide giving you endless possibilities to where to you can use NONSENSE. Dirty tires, filthy undercarriages, and greasy engine compartments don’t stand a change against the unmatched cleaning power NONSENSE provides. NONSENSE is also gentle enough to use on even the most delicate materials and sensitive interior panels. always test colorfastness of material in a hidden area) With NONSENSE on your team, you have all the bases covered for any detailing job big or small.

NONSENSE Does It All! – The cleaning possibilities of NONSENSE are endless. NONSENSE is designed to function great on both interior and exterior surfaces removing dirt, grime, and strains from any surface. Transparent Cleaning Technology leaves no color or odor on the surface giving NONSENSE the ability to clean any surface, on any part of the vehicle. Even painted areas can be cleaned safely using the amazing power of NONSENSE.

Super Concentrated Formula – Using intensive research and development, we engineered NONSENSE to be super concentrated to squeeze the highest cleaning power possible into one bottle. NONSENSE is designed to give you the most value possible by having a dilution ratio of 20:1. This means 1 gallon of NONSENSE makes 20 gallons! This super concentrated formula not only gives the highest level of cleaning power possible, but also provides the highest level of cost efficiency.

Chemical Guys Hybrid V7 Optical Select High Gloss Spray Sealant & Detailer

Chemical Guys Hybrid V7 High Gloss Spray Sealant 

Three years in the making and its finally here ,and its been worth the wait .A durable sealant that would disappear into the surface in a single wipe delivering a long lasting superior optical- clarity and a high - shine slick finish . Hybrid V7 has undergone extensive testing to deliver a superior high gloss , wet shine , deep reflective finish that takes to any surface . Hybrid V7 works at nano spec level and bonds to surfaces instantly.  Use after waxing and even after a quick wash to unleash the optical clarity of your paint .

Try it today and you will be amazed , available at Chemical Guys UK

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Chemical Guys Blacklight Review

As a part of the Detailed Image Ask A Pro Team, I get the opportunity to try out a lot of different products long before they reach the market. The manufacturers look to us for everything from product development help to simple product feedback. Some of these products and opportunities are brilliant, some of them are “me-too”, and some need to go back to the lab for further refinement.
Rewind to over a year ago and I received a bottle of Black Light from Chemical Guys that had been in development for a while in their Thailand offices. I was told that it was designed to meet the harsh environmental conditions of Thailand, and should do extremely well in the North American market as well. It was being marketed as a gloss-enhancing sealant, so I figured that I would give it a try.

Chemical Guys Black Light Hybrid Radiant Finish

Since the product name is somewhat nondescript, let’s take a look at the label to get more information on what the product is exactly:
Black Light Radiant Finish is crafted and formulated especially for car lovers who aim for the smoothest , sharpest and wettest reflection possible with strong durability ,ease of application and anti static property.
Black Light Radiant Finish has a fully synthetic nano blended formulation with a massive emulsion of gloss enhancers coupled with the new bi – blend technology that leaves one crazy slick finish .
The new blending technology allows for vastly homogeneous mixture resulting in an extremely smooth finish once the applied layer is fully and properly cured.
So…did that description answer your questions on what it is? I didn’t think so…

What is Black Light?

Fortunately for the readers of the AAP Blog, I have spent an entire year testing and working with Black Light before writing this review instead of simply reading the label and trying it once or twice.
When you read into the product description, you kind of get the idea that it’s a gloss enhancer. Then as you read it again you may think it’s a sealant. Well you’d actually be correct on both fronts, so let’s call it a “gloss-enhancing sealant”.
If you’re looking for a product that will add a tremendous amount of gloss and color enhancement to your paint, then Black Light does it perfectly. If you’re looking for a product to add a layer of protection from the elements, then Black Light does that well too. Either way you use it, you will be extremely happy with how the paint looks…regardless of the color.
But wait, there’s more!

Chemical Guys Black Light as an All-In-One (AIO)?

Since I’ve worked with Black Light for so long, and have had discussions with the behind-the-scenes people in charge of designing this formula, I can tell you another use for this product that you won’t read on the label, or in other product reviews…it also makes a great All-In-One (cleaner, polish, sealant).
Black Light contains very fine abrasives in the formula to help clean and lightly polish the surface while it’s adding gloss and protection. So if your car (or customer’s car) is a bit needy, but a major paint correction detail isn’t on the menu or budget, then you can reach for an incredibly easy to use product like Black Light for the job. I’ve taken worn-out cars and given them a quick application of Black Light, and have been stunned by the difference that it made in such a short amount of time. And to further define “short amount of time”, I mean just 30 minutes with a D/A polisher! Not only will you get light correction and color/gloss enhancement, but you’re completing it with a layer of durable protection at the same time.
While I didn’t take any “before” photos of this Bentley, it had what you’d expect from a 5 year old car with soft paint…a lot of haze and wash-induced marring. While you may think that a vehicle of this caliber would be a prime candidate for a several thousand dollar full paint correction detail, we agreed simply to make it better without turning it into a show car. Once again in a short amount of time and very little effort, we made a major transformation by using Black Light, and the owner of the vehicle was absolutely thrilled with the results.

How to use Chemical Guys Black Light?

While some products are very particular about the application and / or removal process, Black Light is as easy to use as it gets, which is pretty standard from Chemical Guys. Personally, I don’t like working with products that are finicky or are difficult to use unless their results far outweigh the obstacles. So for me, the ease of use factor of Black Light immediately makes it a go-to product.
The preferred method for Black Light is with a dual-action polisher (D/A). Using a soft finishing pad (black or blue), put the speed on 3.5~4, and apply just a couple of pea-sized drops to the pad. Quickly spread it around with the machine on, and then slow down your arm movement a bit to work it in evenly. You don’t have to work it like you would a polish…you’re simply going over the area long enough to provide a cleaning of the paint and getting an even coverage. 2 small drops can do a working area of about a half of a door (a little goes a long way). It’s very similar to using Chemical Guys EZ Creme Glaze…goes on smooth, a little goes a long way, and there should be very little residue. If you see a lot of residue after your application, then you’ve used too much product.
What about pressure? This really depends on how you’re using it. If you’re using it post-polishing as a sealant, then just use light pressure at most. If you’re using it as an AIO, use light-to-medium pressure to allow the fine abrasives to work for you more.
What about curing time? Black Light only needs about 15 minutes to cure before you wipe it down. If you wish to apply a second coat (by hand works well), or if you want to top it with a wax, then give it another 30 minutes after wiping it down.
What about durability? Durability on these products depends on so many factors…how it was applied, how the surface was prepped, how the vehicle is maintained, what kind of shampoos are used, etc, etc. One person may see just 2 months while another will see 6. On my personal car I easily saw 4 months of protection, and it could have been longer but I always like to freshen it up before the protection slopes off. Unless you’re talking about a boutique paste wax that only lasts 3-4 weeks, I think the subject of durability is over-used and over-rated.
Can it be applied by hand? Yes. For those who don’t own or use a D/A polisher, Black Light can easily be applied by hand with a simple foam applicator. Just remember that a little goes a long way.
Can you top it with a wax? Yes, you can! After about 30 minutes from when you’re finished wiping it down, you can top it if you like (not necessary, but you can if you want to). Black Light in my experience is very compatible with carnauba paste waxes, and I haven’t had any issues with bonding, smearing, etc. I’ve topped it with everything fromChemical Guys Hardcore XXX paste wax (one of the best waxes for the money!), to Pete’s 53, to E-Zyme and have had stellar results with all of them.
On this TDF Blue Ferrari 360, I used Black Light as an AIO, then topped it with Chemical Guys Pete’s 53 wax, and wiped it down with V7. The car looked absolutely spectacular when finished!

How to maintain the Black Light finish? To keep the finish looking it’s best, I highly recommend using Chemical Guys V7 spray sealant / detailer. Use it as part of your drying process by spraying your waffle weave drying towel with V7 before wiping down each panel. V7 won’t leave streaking or smearing, it’s very easy to use, and will increase the durability of your wax and / or sealant. As of right now (and for the past 8 months or so), this is the only spray sealant / quick detailer / drying aid that I use! I guess I need to get busy and write a review about it as well! 

Final Thoughts on Chemical Guys Black Light

As I said in my opening statement, I have been using Black Light for over a year now on just about every single car that has been detailed at the Esoteric studio. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t still be using it, right?
This product does so many things well that I couldn’t imagine dropping it from my arsenal (unless something better comes out of course). I use it as a final sealant, and I use it as an all-in-one product. I even have a pre-set starter package that I offer where Black Light is the featured AIO (for you detailers out there…that type of service with this product is where the big profit is…it’s not in the full correction jobs).
No one product is perfect for all types of paints and all conditions, and Black Light is no different. Because of the light abrasives in the formula, I have found a few finicky, ultra-soft paints where it would leave slight marring after finishing up a full correction detail. When using it as an all-in-one on neglected soft paint, this isn’t an issue. When working on perfected soft (dark) paints however, I’ve noticed slight marring (usually only seen under a bright LED light like the Brinkmann). This is not a deal-breaker by any means because these types of paints are rare.
In my professional opinion, Chemical Guys Black Light is one of the great products available out there in the market, and it most definitely gets my seal of approval!
If you have any questions or comments, or you would like to share your personal experiences with Black Light, please do so in the comment box below. Thank you!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chemical Guys Glossworkz Shampoo

Look at the results after a quick wash with Chemical Guys Glossworkz Shampoo

Chemical Guys UK

Welcome to our very first blog form Chemical Guys UK

We are the UK distributor for Chemical Guys professional detailing supplies, purveyors of the finest quality car care products available