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Don't Buy It, Until We Try It: Wipe New

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Keeping your vehicle looking showroom ready inside and out can be difficult, especially when you're on the go.  And, hiring out a professional to have it detailed can be expensive.  Well, there may be an easier way to do it all yourself. 

In this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," I tried out Wipe New.

From dirty and faded bumpers and trim to foggy mirrors and headlights, Keith Miller, a reconditioning manager at Westlie Motor Co, knows how consuming detailing and cleaning up vehicles can be.

Miller says, "It depends upon how dirty it is.  And, sometimes, it could take 3-4 hours."

To hopefully get back that new car look, we decided to try out Wipe New.  It sells for about $20 and promises to work for both interior and exterior detailing.

"Wipe new: wipe your years away," says Miller.  "Restores, renews, and protects.  We'll see how she does.  It looks like an applicator pad, rubber gloves, and instructions."

We decided to start with the base board.  Just put a couple drops of the liquid on the cloth applicator and start wiping.  You'll notice within a few seconds, it looks much brighter.

Miller says, "From here is where I put on the Wipe New and here's my product back here."

Next test: the headlights.

The way it looks in the commercial is all you have to do is start scrubbing down the headlights.  But, after reading through the directions, before we can even get started, there's a little sanding involved.  Not exactly what they advertised on TV.

 "Wipe [the] headlight to get it wet," says Miller.  "Sand it with [the] green pad."

Once that was done, it was finally time to use the wipe new solution and cloth to shine up the headlight. 

"I see some difference.  Half does look cleaner than the other half," explains Miller.

We once again repeated the same steps, this time on the front bumper of the truck. 

Miller says, "[With] lighter plastic, you don't notice as much of a difference in the shine.  The darker, you can tell more of a shine."

While Wipe New says it also works for the interior of your vehicle, Miller says he wouldn't recommend it.  Wipe New is the last step in the detailing process.  For best results, you need to clean your vehicle before you use this product. 

So, this week's "Don't Buy It, Until We Try It," earns a thumbs up.

If there are any "As Seen on TV" products you would like me to try out, email me at or leave me a message on the KMOT Facebook page.

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