Monday 24 March 2014

Car cleaning with Greased Lightning

One job I find tedious and a complete waste of time, but necessary is trying to keep my car clean. We live in a rural farming community and the roads in this weather are often covered in layers of mud that the tractors drag out of the fields and spread across the roads that we then need to drive through. I have seen me wash the car in the town before coming home and time you get home it does not look like I have bothered.

This sign is commonly on the road as you approach one of the farms.

So when I was offered a car cleaning product to try I willingly said yes. I was sent a Showroom Shine started kit to try. 

What is Showroom Shine?

Get That New Car Look in Minutes with Showroom Shine Waterless Car Wax & Polish
Imagine it's Sunday morning and you're planning the day ahead. After you've had breakfast, read the papers and chauffeured your kids/grandchildren on a day out, you realise there won't be enough time left in the day to clean, wax and polish your car… again!
If this scene sounds familiar, then Greased Lightning's Showroom Shine Waterless Car Wax & Polish is the solution you have been looking for. Within one bottle, Showroom Shine will clean, polish and protect your car's paintwork – all without the use of water! By simplifying the cleaning process, Show Room Shine will help you restore your car's aesthetic to its former glory in minutes, leaving you free to enjoy the rest of your day.
Showroom Shine produces that new car look in minutes by:
  • Not requiring water – so you can use it anytime, anywhere.
  • Saving time by cleaning, polishing and protecting your car at the same time.
  • Producing a finish without streaks, smears, scratches or water spots.
  • Being safe and suitable to use with all types of bodywork paint.
  • Ease of use – simply spray on, use one Microfibre Cloth to wipe the dirt and one to buff.
  • Getting between 8-10 washes of an average-sized family car per bottle.
To join the thousands of Greased Lightning customers currently enjoying the benefits of a hassle free carwash, add Showroom Shine to your basket today.

So here is a photo of my car before we started.

close up

rather muddy

That got sprayed with the greased lightning.  The spray nozzle is adjustable from a wide spray to just a single line. I didn't use too wide a spray as I wanted to show the difference on a car door.

spraying the door

 It did not require a huge amount of effort to get the dirt to come off.

the dirt on the cloth

It certainly made a big difference very easily on the body work.

half the door done so you can see the difference

The next task I set it to work on was the dirty wheel trims.

a mud splattered wheel trim

 Spraying the contours of the wheel trims without the spray going through the gaps was slightly difficult but I narrowed the spray to enable me to do it.

spraying  the trims

Wiping the spray of the trims.

wiping them clean, getting into the curves. 

Works very well and made a huge difference.

clean and shiny

I have to say we were impressed with the results. If I use a bucket of soapy water then I do end up with streaks, but there are not streaks with this product.

If your car is  splattered in mud as much as mine you will need more than two clothes. Luckily for us we use this type of cloth so did have more. Cleaning the car did not take much longer than it would with water and a sponge, but gave a much better clean.

The only issue I had with this product is it is transported with a filler cap in the top that requires to be removed before the sprayer can be fitted. I struggled to get it out, and had to resort to forcing it out with a butter knife.


  1. OOOH shiny car ! I love shiny cars

  2. Easy, fast and convenient to use, leaving you more time to enjoy what really matters in life.
    Using a car valeting service can be expensive and take a while by the time you drive there and queue up. The petrol station automated washes are more convenient but the finish isn't great. But who wants to clean their car themselves when it takes so long and it's messy? We've all got better things to do with our time right? Yep, that's why we created Showroom Shine - it's really easy to use, there's no mess and it doesn't take long to get a great result - less than half an hour for an averaged sized family car. So you can enjoy more time with the family and doing the things you love with your free time.

  3. This is an easy but effective tip to learn from you, thanks for sharing !


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