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By Steve Litscher

(February 20, 2005)

Mothers Reflections Products displayed on the hood

The test vehicle: one very dirty Chevrolet Tahoe

That hood has about 4 months worth of salt and debris

Mothers Reflections: Stand Out!

Official Web site:

Car Care & Detailing Forum
The winter is drawing to a close, and if you're one of those unlucky people who reside in an area where the snow blower sees more fill-ups than the car, odds are you're itchin' to get out and wash away the months of dirt, grime, salt, and road residues that have accumulated on your vehicle during the winter months. And, if you're like me, you're dying to try some new detailing products - you'll use any excuse to run down to the local auto parts stores and cruise the shelves for new detailing products.

But, despite the urge to try any new product, I'm quite stubborn when it comes time to introduce a new product to my detailing arsenal. I demand high quality products that perform consistently. I insist that the products perform as advertised, and to my expectations. Such products are usually few and far between, so imagine my excitement when I learned that a very famous wax company was about to release several lines of new products. Mothers® Waxes, Polishes and Cleaners has been making premium car care products for decades, and their new Reflections® line, FX
line and Power Products line definitely piqued my curiosity.

I received a large package from Mothers® earlier this month and could hardly wait for the bad weather to break. My chance came this weekend when we had a freakishly warm weekend - the temperatures were in the low seventies, the sun was out, and I was ready to tackle my messy Tahoe.

Prior to cutting loose on the Tahoe, I took a few days to study the Mothers® press releases, read the instructions for each of the new products and practice a bit on test panels that I keep in my basement. Mothers® claims that its Reflections® line was designed for the most discriminating of enthusiasts - sounds like it's exactly what I'm looking for. The chemists at Mothers® developed Reflections® specifically for the complex high-tech finishes found on today's cars. They utilized advanced synthetics to provide unsurpassed ease of use, deep gloss, high shine and long lasting durability.

There are five products in the Reflections® line: Reflections® Car Wax, Reflections® Top Coat, Reflections® Spray Wax, Reflections® Tire Care and Reflections® Leather Care. The waxes are designed for use by either hand or machine, feature a light cologne scent and come packaged in some of the nicest bottles I've ever used - their bright red color reminded me of a fire extinguisher. The new products will be available for sale at most automotive parts stores by the time you read this.

Mothers® also released a line called Power Products, the first-ever line of products specifically engineered for use with power buffers (random orbital, dual-action, and rotary). The products were designed from the start to be used with power buffers, unlike traditional products that were designed for hand use and then later approved for use with machine.

The new Power Products include: PowerPolish, PowerWax, PowerMetal and the revolutionary new PowerBall. The PowerBall is a closed-cell foam ball that attaches to a power drill and can be used to polish anything and everything from wheels to diamondplate to plastic lenses to bathtubs and kitchen sinks. There's nothing I like more than a good multi-tasker...

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