Total Motorcycle Reviews Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell Car Wax

Product: Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell Car Wax
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Manufacturers Description: Many cars since 1980 have utilized a paint process called clear coat. This clear coat top layer of your car’s finish does not contain any color. It’s this clear coat that adds durability and brilliance to the shine of a car. Clear coats require a special formula in order to provide the perfect shine. Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell car wax is the ideal car wax for your clear coat car or motorcycle. Turtle Wax’s new improved formula provides the same great shine and protection without hard rubbing or buffing. Today’s modern finishes are very lustrous. But after a while, the sun, water and chemicals in the air can erode the finish and the shine. Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell car wax will bring back the lustrous, mirror like gloss to your car’s finish. This formula has been designed to last up to 12 months of washing and weathering.

The #1 selling wax in the world, goes on and comes off easy to clean, shine, and protect your vehicle for up to 12 months.

BRINGS BACK THE SHINE – Today’s modern finishes are very lustrous. But after a while, the sun, water and chemicals in the air can erode the finish and the shine. Turtle Wax® Super Hard Shell® car wax will bring back the lustrous, mirror-like gloss to your motorcycle or car’s finish.

Product History: Turtle Wax® Inc. will become the leading worldwide provider of innovative quality automotive products and services.

Turtle Wax® has been the leader in car care products for over 50 years. America has always had a love affair with their cars and Turtle Wax® has been there nearly every mile of the way.

Ben Hirsch, the founder of Turtle Wax® Inc. was a very diverse and creative entrepreneur. He used his experience in the grocery business to invent products such as tasty chocolate covered bananas, dessert toppings and Angel Rinse™ cold wash detergent. While working in the grocery business, Ben met his future wife/partner Marie and together they set out to formulate the world’s first liquid car polish, which came to be known as Plastone.

Using his chemical background, $500.00, and a small storefront on Chicago Avenue, Ben and Marie mixed the Plastone car polish in their bathtub. Marie would then bottle the car polish and Ben would sell it by traveling on the city’s electric street car. Sometimes Ben would hand polish the fender of a parked car and then wait for the owner to return to make a sale! While Ben continued inventing other items, such as Penny® Shoe Shine Polish and even one of the original Shop- At-Home catalogs, Plastone grew into America’s most popular liquid car polish.

While on a 1950’s business trip to Beloit, Wisconsin, Ben came across Turtle Creek. He made the connection between a Turtle’s protective hard shell and his Plastone Polish. From that day on Plastone was renamed Super Hard Shell®, and the company became Turtle Wax® Inc. Since then, Turtle Wax® has continued to grow, with products now distributed worldwide, offering the largest array of car care products offered by a single company.

Ben’s family played an important part in this success. In 1966, Ben’s daughter Sondra began working at Turtle Wax® and by 1972 she was appointed Chairman of the Board. Sondra’s husband, Denis J. Healy, joined the company in 1971 after a successful Research and Development career with Colgate- Palmolive and Mennen, and now serves as President of the company.

Turtle Wax® has grown from a bathtub brew to the world leader in auto appearance technology largely on the strength of its product research and development. Considered the finest in the industry, Turtle Wax® R & D has continually led the way with breakthrough products and concepts.

Today, the success of Turtle Wax® can be seen in its top-selling car care products which include:

Turtle Wax® Super Hard Shell®, the best-selling car polish in America, in addition to being the most widely sold brand in the world.
FORMULA 2001® Super Protectant with Sun-Stop™ Formula, the most advanced protection available for vinyl, plastic, rubber and leather.
Finish 2001™ by Turtle Wax®, the first polish enriched with urethanes to last a full year, is the best selling high-tech car polish in America.
In 1983, Turtle Wax® extended its “shine” technology into non-automotive markets such as shoe care and household cleaners. Innovations in the Turtle Wax® Industrial Division include a line of bulk car care chemicals and the unique Flex Pak® Hyper Concentrate® line of products, both of which have since revolutionized the car wash industry. Additionally, Turtle Wax® now owns and operates 19 full-service, state-of-the-art car washes complete with detailing centers in the Chicagoland and Kansas City areas.

Turtle Wax® Inc.’s headquarters and operations remain in Chicago. The company’s facility in Skelmersdale, England forms its international manufacturing and distribution base. The Turtle Wax® name is synonymous with automotive care leadership, with distribution in over 60 countries. Even in areas as far away as Scandinavia, Turtle Wax® holds a 95% brand awareness. And the lively green turtle, which has been the company’s logo for nearly 50 years, needs no translation.

For over a half-century, Turtle Wax® has been the leader in the automotive car care markets. Thanks to Ben Hirsch and the ongoing, leading-edge product research and development, America and the world’s cars will continue to shine with Turtle Wax® for years to come.

Suggested Uses: Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell car wax is the ideal wax for your clear coat motorcycle or car.

Stovetop, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher facing and formica counter tops to bring out original shine

Shower walls,(but don’t use on floor) tub doors, sink and chrome and brass fixtures to help prevent water spots and mildew from forming

Lawn mower housing, garden tools and patio furniture to protect against the elements (rust and corrosion)
Other uses:

Personal Water Craft
Storm doors
Gel coats
Golf Club Shafts
Top surface of skis
Jet Ski

Our First Hand Review: Turtle wax is a big name product and can be found in any automotive store. The Turtle Wax Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell is a main product of theirs.

I remember my dad spending a summers day using Turtle Wax on his car outside in the sun. Always found the (then) metal container with the clear turtle shell neat.

Fond memories aside so as not to let bias this review we purchased the The Turtle Wax Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell product at the local automotive store.

We chose the liquid version rather than the paste as it is easier and quicker to apply. If the liquid works good, so should the paste. By the way, paste on average seems to work just as good if not better than the liquid versions.

Think and white liquid, easy to dab on a clean soft cloth for waxing. We found that working in small areas at a time, waiting for the areas to dry and then buffing them clean with a clean soft cloth worked best. All work was done by hand and elbow grease, the product was easy to apply and remove.

We long term tested this product over 9 months to see how it would do. Every 2 weeks we would add another coat, just to get an even more deep shine since the paint was a bad quality gloss spray paint job. After using this product a few times it looked good and had a nice gloss to it.

While the shine was not up to Mothers or Meguires product line, neither was the price and that impressed us. You had to apply the Turtle Wax more often, but it worked.

You have to be very careful using a wax on your bike, you really don’t want to get it on vinyl or leather since it can turn it white where you touched it. It is also very hard to remove on vinyl or leather once it is dry…

There are many products competing with Turtle Wax on the market but we are pleased that the cost is quite inexpensive to any of them.

This product is very easy to find and any automotive store will likely will carry it.

Overall: Turtle Wax Turtle Wax Super Hard Shell is an all-in-one product. Meaning you don’t need a pre-wax cleaner, polish then a wax. That saves your time, effort and money. If you want your motorcycle to look good and not spend all day doing it, this is for you. But, just remember to keep up a showroom shine you have to apply it a little more often than the top priced brands.
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