In recent years I have come to suspect my children of being acidic reptiles of some sort, with uncommonly greasy hands, for they have a the ability that no other human I have encountered does, of leaving indelible finger and handprints on my car. This has happened to two of my cars, over a period of five or more years. Fortunately, I tend to drive old dungers, so it doesn't matter much.
But it bothers my father-in-law. He also likes a challenge, and on one visit last year he spent three days armed with a hundredweight of soft cotton cloths, isopropyl alcohol, rubbing salts, fairy liquid, turps, wire wool, dettol, and incanted oriental meditations and indigenous kiwi curses, and contracted tennis elbow, yet nothing he could do could make any impression on the lizard marks.
This summer, as I contemplated my now well-and-truly piebald motor one sunny afternoon, I thought I'd google "How to remove children's fingerprints from metallic paint". Not that I care, or anything, but just out of curiosity. Almost all the results I turned up said "Autoglim Super Resin Polish". Lots of discussion forum posting, all wildly enthusisatic, and all confirmed that, believe it or not this stuff really does the job on lizard-child stains (I'm not the only one with lizard-spawn, it seems).
It looked to good to be true - I wondered whether Autoglim had blown its marketing budget virally infecting the internet on a massive snow-job (just to trap me!) but eventually succumbed, reasoning "look, it's a tenner. what harm can it do?".
Well, it did no harm. To the contrary, it worked a charm. You need to really put in the elbow grease for sure, and five or six applications, but this stuff really works. I gather it has a "cutting agent" and is in effect stripping and re-polishing the car, but blow me down it works.
Now my old dunger looks a million bucks. Ok, maybe a couple of grand. But just wait till the father-in-law sees it. I just hope the lizard-spawn don't get to it first.
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Olly Buxton (ElectricRay)
Sep 26, 2009
Dec 22, 2010 09:37 PM UTC
Autoglym Super Resin Polish is the ultimate cleaner,polish and sealant. It is extremely easy to use and ideal for all types and coloirs of new or moderately deteriorated paintwork, including metallics. It contains durable constituents, which provide exceptional gloss and excellent protection.