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Liquid car polish review

I bought the Turtle Wax Liquid ICE car polish and thought I'd post my findings.

For me it worked great!  There have been reports of it not drying completely but I had no such problem.  10-15 minutes at 95 degrees.  Although it says you can use in full sun I didn't try.

1.  I followed the instructions.

2.  It went on easy and fast as you would expect of a liquid wax.

3.  Once dry it wiped off fast.

4.  It left a high gloss shine.

Something to remember it's not a cleaner/wax.  It simply will not clean.  I did three cars in 45 minutes and used 10% of what's in the container (16oz).  It comes with a sponge applicator and a microfiber towel.  I paid $16.57 at WalMart. At that rate I can do 27 more wax jobs with what's remaining material in the bottle.  Pretty cheap IMO.

The biggest benefit I found was that there is simply no residue to clean up.  No toothbrush work around emblems.  In fact it made the black plastic trim look new.  It has no effect on rubber from what I can see.  My Tbird has rubber around the rear side windows.  It says not to use on glass but where I was sloppy with it there was no evidence that it was there.

How long will it last?  I'll have to wait and see.

I also used it on my rustoleum painted truck.  It works fine there too.  Turtle Wax recommends using their liquid clay bar product to clean first but I did not as all my cars had been recently polished.  It warns that you should not get water on the product while it drys as it may cause streaking. 

I think it would be difficult on a white car as it is hard to see any haze after drying on my charcoal painted Tbird.  But I did wax in the garage where it's not very bright. One more thing.  It doesn't affect plastic headlights or taillights.  It just goes on and wipes right off.  Absolutely zero abrasive material in the product but it does contain petroleum distolates...what ever those are.

If it's not broken then I haven't fixed it.


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I too use Turtle Wax ICE on my Olds, as the final step in a 6-step process (Wash-Wash-Clay-Clean-Polish-Seal).  My car is black, so it is easy to see.  I agree, it is very easy to work with and goes on/comes off quick!


I will not guess how long it lasts, as my car just does not get driven that much. 


Dave Yaros
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1955 Cadillac Coupé de Ville
1962 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 Conv
1992 Cadillac Allanté

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