So many components on our cars are plastic lately, and if you’re living in the southwest region of the US, then you know what the sun and heat can do to your vehicle. Plastic headlamp lenses have been one of the more heavily affected components by the sun because when the plastic hazes over, then night time visibility will suffer.
If there was a product that you could wipe onto your headlamps and not only improve visibility but protect them from further damage, would you buy it? Wipe New is that product that comes along and provides the added protection and finish that we’ve all been waiting for, without the greasy feel. It also works to protect plastic interior trim from harmful UV rays.
Unlike earlier products that were oil-based, Wipe New is a nano polymer sealant that works on all plastics and fiberglass finishes. Independent lab tests have confirmed that the product really does work, and the 2 year guarantee assures us that the product is durable and protects your vehicle from the elements.
We went into the booth skeptical at SEMA, and wanted to see results for ourselves – and they showed us everything from dash pads to wheels where the protectant was applied. One of the more amazing displays was the alloy wheel that was treated with Wipe New on one half of the wheel, and then dipped into a salt water tank for a couple of days. The unprotected side showed the effects as the salt began to eat away at the finish, but the protected side of the wheel was undamaged by the salt water.
The long-lasting product protects plastic headlamp lenses, bumpers, fiberglass, and plastic trim, as well as vinyl, steering wheels and dash pads. Owner Floyd Kuriloff said, “In order to apply the product, the surface must be completely clean and free of dirt or grease.” He recommended using a product like 409 or Simple Green to prep the surface. But, as we were told by Nick Naylor from Wipe New, “Be sure to test the product on an inconspicuous spot first, because this product is not intended to be applied and removed.”
With products for tires, trim, headlamps, and wheels, pricing ranges from $9.99 to $14.99 with new products on the horizon. Check out the Wipe New website for more information, including where to buy and how to apply the product. Explicit instructions in each kit will guide you through the process, also.