I've been given a chance to test out some new products that will soon be coming out from Surf City Garage. I will continue to update this thread when I use the products and my review of them individually as I progress through the line I was given. My vehicles paint is well maintained and I havenít used a wax or sealant on my paint in over 6 months and its going strong. I have some swirls and some oxidization spots that I really canít wait to see what this new stuff can do as a normal daily vehicle you would expect to either own or be working on while using this product.
I do not know the Pro Lineís actual names for the products so I will just call them what they are for easier identification purposes.
First impressions were its GREEN! I love green to begin with so to me this was exciting. I of course smelled it first thing, like a user jones-ing for their goods. I was pleasantly surprised by the green apple smell. Quite refreshing and not overly done like a cough syrup type smell.
I wanted to use it with a bucket and foam cannon as I know some people do both/either or. I put 1.5 oz. of the soap into the cannon and filled the rest with water. I put a squirt into the bucket on the wash mitt before filling. Very little used to try to get a good test. This stuff foamed like no other in the bucket. I was shocked because it instantly had huge amounts of lather and it was thick, very shaving cream like.
The foam cannon created an amazing amount of foam as well. Easily more than I have seen from such little amount used in any other soap Iíve used. Not to mention it made the whole area around me smell like green apple. Made me want a jolly rancher like nobody's business.
Hereís a video of the foam cannon in action with the soap.
I sprayed it on the whole vehicle and let it sit for about 10 minutes like I usually do. I was shocked when I got done looking at my phone that most of it was still sticking to my car. Usually its half run off by then and needing a rinse quickly. I liked how it seemed to cling to the paint. The picture below is after the 10 minutes of waiting just for some proof.
The soap itself cleaned really nicely, felt very slick while washing with my mitt. I had some crud thrown up from the tires that it cleaned off with ease. I was honestly thinking I was going to need to use some APC but I didnít have to in this case. Rinsed extremely well and sheeted nicely. To me it felt like it left a really slick feeling finish. More than Iíve experienced with other soaps in the past, the paint looked vibrant and seemed to pop more after this wash.
I used a glass towel from TRC for this one. This one smelled to me like a fruity/watermelon smell which I liked. I need to wash my drying towel as it seems to leave streaks on windows lately. Perfect time to test this new glass cleaner! One squirt is all I used per side window and one on each side for the rear and front windshields. It cleaned some gunk from hardened bugs from my travels lately and left a really reflective finish. I looked at my windshield and it was crystal clear. Usually windows is my weak point and I have some form of streak or smudge that I just canít seem to get rid of no matter what I do. I had none of that with this new glass cleaner. Very little was used to achieve a full clean and had amazing results. Iím beginning to see a pattern.
Looks like all the others in the bottle, thick white creamy substance. I didnít notice a smell from this one but it could just be that I sniffed my senses clean of green apple from the soap. I used a brand new foam applicator for this on random spots along my engine bay and my tires of course. I used one line across the applicator for the tire. Did a nice center wipe then rubbed it in and buffed it down a bit with the applicator. I applied another line and squeezed the applicator together to spread it and went around the outside in a vertical pattern to get inside the lugs. It applied very easy and reminded me of other similar products except this one didnít seem as thick and blobby. The finish it left was not overly shiny but not matte. I like the finish it left, to me I HATE HATE HATE glossy tires you can see your reflection in. So this was a very nice happy medium. I buffed down the excess and it left a nice finish, didnít smudge on to my hands after I buffed it down which is big because Iíve walked by my own tire and got a black smear on my pants and anger ensued.
I have a box full of products that Iím going to get to here soon and Iíll continue this review as I test them for you all to see.