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Kick Ass Shine

There's an ad in Street machine (pg 13, April 2003) for a new polish called 'Kisk As Shine'. It claims that it is equivalent to 40 coats of wax and that it can actually reduce costs by making your car slip through the air more easily.

Has anybody used this on a newish car (EL - AU Falcon).
If so is it as good as they claim?
How much is it?
Where can I get it?
(If it's no good, don't need the answer to the last two questions).


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Re: Kick Ass Shine

Originally posted by JCV8
It claims that it is equivalent to 40 coats of wax and that it can actually reduce costs by making your car slip through the air more easily.

There is actually some truth in that.

The Russians use to heavily wax their fighters in World War 2, they would get an extra couple of knots in speed.

The Americans also found when they stopped applying paint to their bombers and fighters and just had a polished metal skin, they too found an increase in speed.

So you might all say it's crap but there is proof for their claims.

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Except that aircraft are doing > 300km/h (at the slowest)

And given that air resistance is far more than a linear relationship (2 x Speed = 4 x Air Resistance, 4 x Speed = 16 x Air Resist), you'd hardly see any difference until you hit *very* high speeds...

I'm sure it would make *some* difference, but given the amount of friction in every other part of a motor vehicle, it would be completely insignificant... let alone enough to make a noticeable cost difference.

And following their logic, any polish/wax that smoothed the surface of your car would provide the same benefit....
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they use that stuff on the formula 1 cars
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I'd have to agree with DeeMan - Aerodynamics in that sort of fine degree will not benefit you until 300 ks plus - at the drags it might net you an extra 0.01 of a second quicker, if that.
I'd suggest that any real benefit you might see out of this would be in the overall looks of the car, dude.
Having said which, if it does turn out better looking than ordinary wax, I might go some....

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Guys i've been trying to get a mirror shine on my cars for many years and basically what it comes down to is the surface preparation. A surface prep and polish ensures the surface is removed from oxidation, road grim and if one can swirl marks due to heavy buffing and dirty sponges (that dealers are well known to do).

I don't think this product will be any better than other good quality wax's on the market like the Meguires Gold Class Liquid Wax.
Best way to get a car with a paint work like glass is go to a professional car paint detailer which does cost abit of doe. They can thoroughly removed swirls marks and prep the car. Then one just has to wash and wax the car periodically.

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I'm guessing this is in the April issue right just like the torana story last year
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