Wipe New Review
As someone who enjoys the sparkling gleam of a new car, (but can’t afford to buy a new one every year), I was thrilled to find what Wipe New can really do for an old car. Watching the video on their junkyard challenge (see below) was enough to peek my interest to at least enough to try out the product. And I must say, a few things stand out:
- Wipe New is NOT the cheapest product out there
- It was super easy to apply
- I really couldn’t believe the difference in the look of the old materials
- It definitely has staying power
- Does not need the kind of weekly reapplications that you get with cleaning products
- Renews rather than ruins vinyl, rubbers, and other polymers
For more details on these points, keep reading…
- Wipe New Review
- What is Wipe New? : Getting the Details!
- Dangers of Wipe New
- What’s Included in the Box?
- Not the Cheapest
- Easy Application
- Different Materials
- Great for OLD Materials
- Wipe New Before and After
- Staying Power
- No Need for Weekly Applications
- What Wipe New CAN and CANNOT Do
- IS Wipe New Any Good?
- Your INPUT Counts!
What is Wipe New? : Getting the Details!
Wipe New is a car restoring solution that can be used on vehicles to restore some of the plastics, rubber, vinyl, and polymers that tend to age over time. If you’ve ever seen some of the dark gray plastic on newer trucks or SUVs, then you know that it can become sun bleached (dried or a lighter color) with age.
Dangers of Wipe New
Of course, because Wipe New is such a powerful restorer for polymers, it IS important to make sure that you always use gloves in order to apply this substance. Direct contact with your skin is NOT recommended.
But, as long as you are aware of this hazard, using Wipe New should be no problem for you. It’s easy to apply and works quickly to restore the plastics, vinyl, and polymers on your vehicle. The only other suggestion that I would make is that you use Wipe New in a well-ventilated area. Since most of us wash or clean our cars outside in the driveway, this isn’t really an issue.
If, however, you usually clean your car in your garage, you’ll want to be sure to keep the door open.
Protecting Against Wipe New
Wipe New comes with a set of nitrile gloves, but if you would like to be able to throw away the gloves and use a new pair in several months when you reapply Wipe New, you might want to consider purchasing the gloves suited for Wipe New.
Nitrile Gloves for Wipe New
What’s Included in the Box?
Wipe New automatically comes with the bonus items listed below. The biggest problem is there is only one pair of gloves, so save them or buy more. You really don’t want this stuff to contact your skin.
- 3oz bottle of Wipe New
- 4 cloths (2 yellow, 1 red, 1 green)
- small brush
- 1 pair of nitrile gloves
Not the Cheapest
Wipe New is by no means the cheapest product out there for getting your car to look great, but I have to say that it comes with the least amount of hassle. The nice thing is not having to worry that the weekly car washes are going to effect what I’ve applied the Wipe New to.
It was really easy to apply. Of course, you HAVE TO wear gloves and it’s recommended to only use the cloths that come with the product, but the process is really fast and gives you great results. No worries about reapplying again for quite some time. With great results even after 100 washes, that means almost a full two years without reapplying…THAT makes me happy 🙂
I used to spend so much time in the aisles reading all of the do’s and don’ts of the products (all the while wondering whether or not they were going to live up to their promises). Wondering whether or not I can use something for all the different surfaces in my car always left me wondering.
So, with Wipe New, I know what I can use it on (vinyl, rubber, polymers, plastics) and I’m quite happy with the results and the hassles it has saved me both for cleaning the inside of my car and the outside. Too bad it doesn’t get rid of fish smell inside a car!
Great for OLD Materials
When I applied the Wipe New to our old dashboard, I was impressed with the shine. Not only did the streaks and sunspots blend in so that the dashboard was once again the same color, but also the entire thing seemed to gleam (my dentist would have really enjoyed that moment).
It worked well on my ’96 vehicle (not pictured here). But, for those interested in maintaining an older vehicle, gas mileage tips as well as the restoration power of Wipe New, you can keep your vehicle not only in good working order, but looking sharp, too.
Wipe New Before and After
These before and after pictures of Wipe New are from their website, these are NOT my own. I just want to be up front about it.
So, I was pretty skeptical when it came to the part about Wipe New staying on even after it was washed, but just like the junkyard challenge, the wash challenge (see below) caught my interest. Okay, why not try it? So, the incredible thing is that the solution remains on your vehicle even with the build up of dust and dirt. So essentially, all that’s needed is some soap and water to wash away the grime, and you’re back to the shiny surface again!
No Need for Weekly Applications
By now, you’ve read a few times about not needing to apply this product weekly. Not only does that save time for me (and money over time compared with other cleaners), but it allows me a little peace of mind, as it’s not something I need to pay attention to for about 20+ months.
Plus, I don’t have to do the search, read, and choose process that inevitably takes place whenever I’m looking for something that will clean better. After trying so many products from AutoZone, Wal-Mart, and even Target, I’m ready to finally give it a rest!
What Wipe New CAN and CANNOT Do
Of course, since this is a powerful car detailing solution, be sure to use gloves when applying Wipe New. Other thoughts for using cleaners or restorers in general are to be sure to apply them in a well ventilated area and follow the instructions as given on the bottle.
Do not use this on glass items like your windshield or to clean your old headlights! And although it can make your winshield wipers look new, this is not what you need in order to soften your car’s windshield wipers.
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*Other polymers refer to synthetic materials that are combinations of plastics, rubber, or both.
IS Wipe New Any Good?
For those interested in getting the plastics and rubber of your vehicle restored, then Wipe New is great.
Like I said before, although it can’t be used for the painted surfaces, you’ll find that for vehicles that are just a few years old, the portion of the vehicle that usually looks the worst is not the paint, but instead the gray or black plastic that really makes your vehicle look old.
Unfortunately now, that’s what most car manufacturers use in order to keep down the price of the vehicle.
So, although you may take very good care of your car by washing it weekly or every other week with the best car wash soap you can find, the plastic just doesn’t last like it should. Especially for those that find themselves with a vehicle that’s less than five years old, you’ll really be able to see just how new Wipe New makes your vehicle look!
So pick up some from Amazon here and have them delivered for free overnight!
Your INPUT Counts!
I’m really curious to hear what others think about this product. What has been your experience? Did you find something that it didn’t seem to be able to restore? Remember, the more you share, the better informed others will be about what Wipe New is really like. Don’t be shy! Take a moment to share.