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Old 01-01-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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I saw this product on TV and wanted to try it. I got a new GXP diffuser for Christmas and couldn't stand the honeycomb on the back diffuser that I decided between the Wipe New and new GXP Diffuser that I shouldn't have to touch the rear diffuser for a few months. While I was at it, I went ahead and treated the front grills.

I will say that the Wipe New goes on super easy but the fumes are pretty strong (like taking a big whiff of rubbing alchohol strong!). I'd highly recommend wearing the supplied gloves and working in a well ventilated area.

Here are a few pics
Before - Lower Passenger Grill
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...76262838711687
After - Lower Passenger Grill
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...46097777284588

Before - Lower Driver Grill
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...79201903348611
After - Lower Driver Grill
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...70395756886265

GXP Diffuser - Before
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...21407798600373
GXP Diffuser - After
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...80610530036309
GXP Diffuser - After/Installed
http://s1284.beta.photobucket.com/us...48022195569716

Will follow up with how well this stuff holds up to car washes.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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pics look good. the product has very mixed reviews online... interested to know what your longer term experience is with it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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I remember when everyone used propane torches to restore faded plastic trim. i'll also be interested in the longterm effects of wipe new
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:57 PM   #4
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Let us know how well this stuff holds up over time. I use Adam's In and Out spray about once a month. Very easy.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #5
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I forgot to note that the GXP diffuser is brand new. Hence why there wasn't much difference between the before and after pics with Wipe New.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Can't believe that a trim and molding product could smell so nasty . If you can , try and find a guiana pig to do their headlights. I almost bought it but hesitated
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I'm going to do the headlights this weekend. It took all my motivation just to do the 1 million honeycombs on the upper and lower grill PLUS I had to mod the back bumper by cutting it with a carpet knife to get the GXP diffuser to fit. I'm hoping this stuff works so I don't have to do the front OR rear plastic pieces for a long time!

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Gotcha and cool. Hope it works out. If not I believe a member in another thread mentioned Wolfgang or wolf something lol. I'd have to look it up ,but said it was a good product. Good luck with the wipe new
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Gotcha and cool. Hope it works out. If not I believe a member in another thread mentioned Wolfgang or wolf something lol. I'd have to look it up ,but said it was a good product. Good luck with the wipe new
Probably me, I've been using Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant for a long time and love it. A 4oz bottle runs about $20 and a little goes a long way. I buy it on sale or a buy 1 get 1 free to stock up my detailing arsenal.

I use it on my G8 diffuser, wiper cowls and honeycomb grill and 07 Ford Explorer which has a lot of exterior plastic (bumper, roof rack, wheel wells, running boards, etc). Produces a DARK matte shine, beads water like a wax and will last months keeping the plastic or rubber looking new. It's best to protect the plastic trim with a UV blocker now rather than restoring damage to get the dull faded gray look away.
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It's best to protect the plastic trim with a UV blocker now rather than restoring damage to get the dull faded gray look away.
Great info! Much better to protect now with a little preventive maintenance. Thanks for the great info.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:26 AM   #12
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I totally agree but I bought the car used so I had to deal with some deferred maintenance but nonetheless, wipe new works and looks fantastic..........so far

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Great info! Much better to protect now with a little preventive maintenance. Thanks for the great info.
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Old 01-03-2013, 01:40 AM   #13
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[QUOTE a good product. Good luck with the wipe new

Probably me, I've been using Wolfgang Exterior Trim Sealant for a long time and love it. [/QUOTE]
Yea ,probably you lol. Which I may just go that route . Especially if it doesn't have a potent smell . Where do you get it from ? Don't plan on getting it til spring but so I know .
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Where do you get it from ? Don't plan on getting it til spring but so I know .
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #15
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I would hesitate using that stuff on headlights. There is no way it can "fix" the headlights. It will just act as a glaze and fill in anything and not actually fix the headlights. I would get a meguairs headlight kit or something similar for the headlights. The Wipe New will not be a permanent headlight fix. There is no way it can fix the defects. It is a filler.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:39 PM   #16
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I'd be surprised too but even as a filler. If it makes it look good then ok . I've used the kit that has the mini buffing wheel and there is three or four steps to it. I found that particular kind didn't help to much . Think it was 3m product. Unless I used it wrong. I did go by directions.
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**********UPDATE**********

Just got back from 1st car wash after applying the wipe new and it looks like it held up "OK". Because of where the exhaust is in relation to the Rear Diffuser, it's basically like having a steam machine back there once the car goes thru the wash so you can see where the Wipe New didn't stay. On the front upper and lower grills, it looks like the day that I put it on there.

To be continued....
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Very interesting I might have to try this myself
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I've "almost" bought this stuff on TV like 10 times. Thanks for trying it. Curious how it holds up. If it holds up for even a few months or more of daily driving, I'd be happy.
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I would hesitate using that stuff on headlights. There is no way it can "fix" the headlights. It will just act as a glaze and fill in anything and not actually fix the headlights. I would get a meguairs headlight kit or something similar for the headlights. The Wipe New will not be a permanent headlight fix. There is no way it can fix the defects. It is a filler.
Used the meguiars heavy duty headlight restore on my son's 2001 Nissan pathfinder headlights and on mine. Definite difference!
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