Wipe New Auto Detailer Reviewed

by Virtual Exhibit on August 13, 2012

In an economy where it can be prohibitively expensive to have your vehicle cleaned and treated by a professional detailer (detailers can make about $100,000 a year), and even do-it-yourself car care products can be too costly, a product like the “seen on TV” Wipe New might just be the answer.

The Advertising Claim

Visit the Wipe New Official Site Here

Virginia-based Avento Corporation, the makers of Wipe New, claim their product is better than others because of its low cost, ease of use and long-lasting results. In the makers’ video advertisement, they promise one easy application makes your vehicle look “showroom new,” and the results will last for at least two years, in most cases.

If these claims are true, this new product is worth a try. After all, detailing a vehicle usually involves a lot of work, including several applications of expensive silicone-based products and a lot of elbow grease, for a look that fades pretty quickly.

Its secret weapon, the company claims, is its nano-polymer formula which “penetrates deep and binds to the surface to restore showroom luster to faded, weathered surfaces and protect against the elements.” Plus, it’s versatile enough to be used on bumpers, rims, dashboards, the console, visors and the instrument panel. In short, it restores just about any exterior and interior plastic.

Not only can this stuff be used on plastics but paint as well. This is for the more advanced or professional detailer as the process is somewhat involved however the results are amazing! The manufacturer removed the YouTube video showing how to do it on paint so it must really be a “not indorsed” way to use it. The results the pro got looked great though.

For $19.99, plus a double shipping and processing fee of $15.98 ($7.99 for the solution and $7.99 for the bonus freebies), you receive a double-size bottle of Wipe New, which they say is enough to treat two cars, and the free Pro Detailing Kit. The kit includes two yellow microfiber applicator cloths, a red microfiber headlight applicator, a blue headlight polishing block, a detail brush and a pair of nitrile gloves.

What About the Freebies?

As freebies go, this Pro Detailing Kit is a pretty good one. The microfiber cloths are designed to absorb better without fraying or creating excess lint.

The headlight prep pad is used to prepare the headlight lens before application. The pad, which has a very fine 2000 grit sand surface, will gently remove heavy oxidation from the lens without damaging the acrylic.

You can use the sponge tip of the detail brush to touch up the small, tight areas around the headlights, grill inserts, rear view mirrors, interior HVAC vents and various difficult-to-reach spots.

The gloves are recommended during use because the dried solution might be difficult to remove from skin, plus some people might find the solution irritating on their skin.

It is worth noting that the offer includes a two-year money-back guarantee, but not when used use on glass, mirrors or painted surfaces, or on any surface for which the product was not meant to be used.

Shipping is done by ground mail, and although rush shipping is not available, the company assures customers that orders are usually delivered in one-to-two weeks. At this time, this product is available only in the contiguous 48 states and Washington, D.C.

The Final Assessment

On the whole, this appears to be a useful, easy-to-use product, but there are some concerns, one of which is its drying time.

Avento, the manufacturer warns that a treated vehicle has to “cure” for 24 hours before it can be exposed to any moisture. This includes rain, sprinklers, puddles and car washes. Getting the vehicle wet before the curing period is over could result in streaking or spotting. To help alleviate this problem, the makers suggest using a garage or car cover.

Users should also be aware that Wipe New hardens as it dries and could cause damage to clothing, as well as the previously mentioned skin concerns.

The solution should not be used on glass or mirrors as it could create a “wavy” effect. If the solution should come in contact with glass or mirror, it must be wiped off immediately before drying.

Streaking also could appear on approved surfaces which have not been properly dusted, de-greased and cleaned with soap and water.

Still, there are some great features worth considering. For example, those of you curious about fiberglass surfaces should know that Wipe New can be used to restore the shine to fiberglass and protect it from the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Also, it’s hard to beat a car care product that promises an attractive luster for at least two years. People who like to drive a clean, attractive car, but have little interest or time for constant upkeep will especially like the easy, one-coat application process.

As for cost effectiveness, when you consider leading car care products often cost quite a bit more per use, and the cost of professional auto detailing is through the roof, this looks like a pretty good deal.

One thing we really liked is the tutorial videos (included in this article) put out by Avento Corporation. You will see that these are not hyped up videos trying to hock a product they really show you from top to bottom how to use the product and how it works. The product speaks for its self throughout the process.

The Public Review

Although public reviews are limited at this point, a handful of users have posted their thoughts online.

Some are quite positive, like the gentleman who wrote, “This product is the real deal. It is a game changer.” However, some question a few of the offer details, like the lady who wanted to know more about the size of the “double-size bottle”: “Nowhere in any material offered is the actual size and weight of the bottle given.”

Still, personal reviews, both positive and negative, may not be too useful for this type of product. In the end, car owners are pretty particular about the products they use. Those interested should probably try it for themselves and decide.

Only time will tell whether auto enthusiasts, who tend to be skeptical about a new car care product until they’ve tried it, latch onto this product. In the meantime, however, Wipe New appears to do a great job and car owners who appreciate a well-kept vehicle with a like-new appearance will be quiet satisfied with the results.

Wipe New is not available in stores but can be purchased from their official site.

 

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Wipe New Auto Detailer Reviewed, 2.9 out of 5 based on 234 ratings

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

David Ferguson August 20, 2012 at 4:27 am

Where do you get the clay block mentioned in the video?
Is it part of the process or can you do it without the clay block treatment?

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Virtual Exhibit August 22, 2012 at 3:24 am

Any auto parts store should have a “clay bar” they are by the wash and wax stuff. Using one is quiet a process but it will do a good job at taking the haze off of older paint. You will be able to see grime in the clay as it rubs it off of the surface.

I would not try Wipe New on paint without doing the whole process. I think you might just end up sealing in the chalkyish paint if you don’t get the everything off first. Wash, clay bar, Wipe New. Good Luck!

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JN lll August 26, 2012 at 6:11 pm

It appears to me that this polymer treatment is very much the same as a product that once was sold by the name “303 Protectant” to be used as a vinyl and rubber protectant and is essentially a sunblock and weather shield. It is a white milky colored liquid and dries in a few minutes. The same product can be purchased at Griots Garage under detailing supplies. It is sold as a “VINYL AND RUBBER DRESSING” and should be reapplied every few months. The claim that this product will last for years must mean that it is a much heavier version of the above and therefor requires 24 hours to cure. Definitely DO NOT use it on paint.

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Karl August 30, 2012 at 5:25 pm

I’ve used 303 for more than 12 years on trucks and RVs with great results. 303 is a polymer emulsion that restores anything also made with polymers – e.g., auto finishes and plastic parts, fiberglas RV walls and roofs, shower stalls, vehicle tires, Rhino-coated truck beds, etc. It does not dry out dashboards and leave a sticky residue like Armor-All and other petroleum-based products that just make the surface shine but do not restore. It needs a few minutes to penetrate and then just wipe off any excess. Available at RV stores and some auto parts stores.

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Lyle September 1, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I just used a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on my outside plastics a couple years ago. The reason the plastics are oxidized is due to the many waxes, soaps, and natural things stuck in them. The magic eraser will wipe it all away and it again will look new, and hold up.

Maybe when my plastic starts oxidizing again I may try this for fun, but I imagine it’s no better than Back To Black or similar products.

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Dave Bernhardt September 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm

We ordered the product and have yet to use it, but this comment is in response to the woman that says there is no intormation on Wipe New’s web. They do in fact provide that information in addition to the coverage. Bottom line, their product may be good, but their advertising is misleading.

Offer Details:
With your order, you’ll get 1 Double Size Bottle of Wipe New™ for $19.99 and $7.99 S&P, PLUS 1 Detail Kit, which includes: 2 yellow Wipe New™ applicator cloths, 1 red headlight applicator, 1 blue headlight polishing block, 1 detail brush and 1 pair of nitrile gloves – all you pay is an additional $7.99 for S&P for a total of $35.97

Coverage:
^It takes less than 3/4 of an ounce to completely saturate the yellow applicator cloth so one 3 ounce bottle is enough to cover the interior and exterior of one, or the interior or exterior of two, mid-sized vehicles!

Buyer beware and read the small print.

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Jimbo September 15, 2012 at 12:37 am

Sounds like a good product, but what is the size of the bottle that wipe new come in?

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John March 25, 2013 at 6:10 am

Tiny 3oz but it did what it said my explores rubber /plastic parts were brought back to life and its lasted 6 months now so I am happy and would buy again

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Jon September 15, 2012 at 3:30 am

@ David Ferguson, you’re a detailer, you know where to get these things. lol

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woody adams December 31, 2012 at 5:27 am

I purchased the kit and was very pleased by the results,especially on the front bumper of my dodge ram. I was dissapointed in the size of the bottle,it was supposed to be tht larger size too. I hate to see how small the regular size in. I would buy it again if I could a larger bottle, ith shipping cost more than product.

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Jeff April 6, 2013 at 3:16 pm

Wal Mart is carrying it now. Used it on my Headlight lenses and it worked great. tried everything up to this point. Read instructions and YES let it cure for 24 hours and dont get it wet until then……..

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