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South Australia 5067
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Mothers Polish Car Care Products & Wax Attack
Mothers® has engineered the FX line
to be the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art products available
FX Engineered SynWax
Designed to give you paint uncompromising protection while providing unequaled shine and ease of use. Our engineered encapsulation process allows for effortless prep so the wax spreads quickly and easily. Removal is a breeze, leaving behind super-tough, engineered polymers that bond to your paint. Mothers® FX SynWax advanced technology provides depth, richness and advanced protection against harmful UV damage and other environmental concerns.
#20016, 16 oz
FX Engineered Spray Wax
Advanced technology designed for todays paints. Simply mist it on clean paint (wet or dry), spread evenly, then buff to a brilliant shine. Its that easy! Thanks to high-tech chemistry, Mothers® FX Spray Wax can be used as a booster over your existing wax, as a stand-alone product, or to maintain high-use areas of your vehicle.
#20224, 24 oz.
FX Engineered Wheel Cleaner
Brake dust is a thing of the past with this safe, powerful, fast acting wheel cleaner. Simply spray Mothers® FX Wheel Cleaner on a cool, dry wheel, wait a minute, and hose off brake dust and road grime revealing your beautiful rims. Safe for all wheel types including clearcoated, painted, polished and chrome.
#20524, 24 oz.
FX Engineered Tire Shine
Our exclusive high-gloss, state-of-the-art surface care technology keeps todays tires protected and looking great. Custom-crafted polymers and advanced coating agents bind with the tires surface, shielding it from UV oxidation, brake dust and road grime. Mothers® FX Tire Shine gives your tires that just dressed finish that wont brown or sling.
#20324, 24 oz.
A sophisticated blend of high-tech and high-class, Mothers® Reflections® is for the discerning automotive enthusiast.
Reflections® Advanced Car Wax
The latest generation in clearcoat safe paint care technology. Mothers® Reflections® Car Wax is so incredible, we guarantee it to be the best you have ever used. Advancements in liquid polymer technologies allow us to carefully blend mild cleaners with high-gloss polymers. Our product is easy to use and provides a stunning, super wet, long lasting protective shine. Use it as a stand alone product, or for optimal results, follow with Reflections® Top Coat.
#10016, 16 oz.
Reflections® Advanced Top Coat
Mothers® Reflections® Top Coat is designed as the quintessential high-gloss final step. Top Coat has no cleaners and is clearcoat safe so it can be used on top of any car wax, sealant or glaze and is ideal for use after Reflections® Car Wax. The combination of natural waxes and synthetic polymers gives paint additional gloss, depth and superior protection.
#10116, 16 oz.
Reflections® Advanced Leather Care
The fast, simple and easy way to pamper your cars leather. Our unique pH balanced neats-foot oil and lanolin formula safely deep cleans and conditions, leaving behind a soft, supple leather surface. Routine maintenance with Mothers® Reflections® Advanced Leather Care will keep your leather looking and feeling great for years to come.
#10424, 24 oz.
Reflections® Advanced Tire Care
Mothers® Reflections® Tire Care provides a rich, satin-like, non-oily finish that is show car perfect. Our unique formula protects against harsh elements, brake dust and UV damage, yet makes your tires look like new for weeks and weeks.
#10324, 24 oz.
Reflections® Advanced Spray Wax
The quick and easy way to add shine and protection. Used on a wet or dry surface, this clearcoat safe product works as a stand alone wax, a booster over existing wax or as a touch-up on high-use areas. Mothers® Reflections® Spray Wax is as versatile as it is simple to use.
#10224, 24 oz.
California Gold® Car Wash
We created Car Wash with a careful balance of powerful cleaning and exacting care. You can wash your car thoroughly while protecting your wax.
Its not just about bubblesvarious dishwashing liquids and soaps can harm your wax. Our Car Wash is strong enough to wash away dirt, road film, bugs, bird droppings,
airborne pollutants and other grime, without removing wax or dulling
the paint. Mothers® pH balanced, super-sudsy cleaner also resists
#05600, 16 oz.
#05632, 32 oz.
#05664, 64 oz.
California Gold® Scratch Remover
There are areas of your paints finish that see more abuse than others: on the edge of doors and the trunk lid, around the door handles, keyholes, at the hood latch, etc.
What you need is a scratch remover. Mothers® Scratch Remover works on any sort of paint, any sort of finish, to help restore high mileage paint and remove surface scratches.
This is a true polishbe sure to chase it with the standard regiment
of waxing to properly seal and protect.
#08408, 8 oz.
California Gold® Clay Bar System
Youve heard about clay barsprofessional detailers, body men and your car buddies all talk about how they work.
Now use the clay bar everybody wants. Created to remove the particulate debris and contaminants that washing and polishing cant,
our exclusive Clay Bar System will remove embedded grains of metal, tree sap, airborne environmental deposits and paint overspray.
Better yet, our clay bar isnt hazardous to your paintits just firm enough to pick up the bad stuff, without being too aggressive.
Use Mothers® Clay Bar to get rid of paint fouling grime and pave
the way for complete waxing.
#07240 includes 80 gram Clay Bar, 16 oz. Showtime® Instant Detailer, 4 oz. Carnauba Cleaner Wax.
Showtime® Instant Detailer
Treat your paint to a Showtime® sparkle thats wet and striking. Whether you want to clear a layer of dust or prepare for the judges, use Showtime® Instant Detailer.Its unique formula will clean off fingerprints, smudges and dust, and hide minor imperfections and spider-webbing.Showtime® is designed with color enhancers and shine fortifiers, ready whenever you need your ride to look freshly detailed.
#08216, 16 oz. #08224, 24 oz.
POLISH AND WAX:
California Gold® Carnauba Cleaner Wax Carnauba Cleaner Wax is designed to be the one-step plan for paint preservation. Cleaner Wax is formulated to clean and protect in just one application.
We use the same Brazilian #1 yellow carnauba that makes our Pure Carnauba Wax so special, and combined it with a light polish that will smooth minor flaws and make your paint snap.
Carnauba Cleaner Wax is especially effective on fiberglass and gel coats.
Available in long-lasting, easy-to-apply liquid or paste.
#05701, 16 oz. liquid.
#05500, 12 oz. paste.
POLISH AND WAX:
ULTIMATE WAX SYSTEM:
PHASE 1 PHASE 2 PHASE 3
Instead of an all-in-one product trying to do multiple jobs, Mothers® has engineered three individual products to address three distinct facets of paint care.
With the Ultimate Wax System® you decide what your paint needsand when it needs it.
Does your paint have minor oxidation, scratches and imperfections? Pre-Wax Cleaner is the perfect surface prep treatment.
Need extra depth and luster? Sealer & Glaze is formulated to give your vehicle that elusive, show-quality wet look.
Want to wax without polishing? Pure Carnauba Wax is pristine and pure, with no added polishes or cleaners.
Best yet, Mothers® Ultimate Wax System® is absolutely safe for all paints, including clearcoats
Pre-Wax CleanerStep 1
This is the foundation of the Ultimate Wax System®, preparing your paint for Sealer & Glaze and Pure Carnauba Wax. Pre-Wax Cleaner removes oxidized paint,old wax buildup and other contaminants, cleaning and shining your paint. This mild polish smoothes the edges of larger imperfections and removes small scratches.Your paints appearance is dependent on a good polishingMothers® Pre-Wax Cleaner should be used at least once or twice a year.
#07100, 16 oz.
Sealer & GlazeStep 2
Regular application of Mothers® Sealer & Glaze will increase your paints depth and luster. Whatever the color, it will give your paint added character and a brilliant, glowing shine. Sealer & Glaze fills and hides minor swirls and defects, minimizing unsightly visual imperfections. It also contains a super-fine polish that further improves the paint surface. Sealer and Glaze is key to giving both light and dark colors their perfect finish.
#08100, 16 oz.
PURE CARNAUBA WAX PHASE 3California Gold®
Pure Carnauba WaxStep 3
This is the final step on the path to a beautiful finish. Mothers® Pure Carnauba Wax is made with the finest Brazilian #1 yellow carnauba for superior shine and protection.
It is non-abrasive, so use it as often as you like. You can apply more than one coat to keep your efforts well protected.
For unsurpassed shine, depth and protection, trust Mothers® Ultimate
#05550, 12 oz. paste.
#05750, 16 oz. liquid.
LEATHER CLEANER $22 each buy both cleaner and conditioner $40 pair
The ultimate leather cleaner. High-traffic leather interiors, convertibles with leather and essentially every other leather should be bathed regularly-it's a natural skin and needs care.
Our chemists created Mothers® Leather Cleaner, a pH-balanced formula that safely lifts impregnated dirt, grime and stains from your precious leather interior.
Meanwhile, when you use our Leather Cleaner you're preparing that material for Mothers® Leather Conditioner, which will ensure a long, supple life.
#06412, 12 oz.
LEATHER CONDITIONER $22 each buy both cleaner and conditioner $40 pair
Our Leather Conditioner will preserve your smooth leather. You've cleaned it, rubbed out coffee stains, food spills and the dirt on the side bolsters. You don't want to leave that freshly cleansed skin open to new indiscretion. Seal it with Mothers® Leather Conditioner. Our Leather Conditioner is formulated with lanolin and neat's foot oil to preserve the natural oils lost with age. It leaves a protective barrier that helps seal out the detrimental effects of the sun, time and daily abuse.
#06312, 12 oz.
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner
Youve never seen your carpeting so clean. Use of Mothers® Carpet & Upholstery all fabric cleaner is an eye-opening affair, revealing the true color and character of your interior.
Our Carpet & Upholstery cleaner is tough enough to pull out the stubborn stains and marks that mar your vinyl, velour, cloth, carpet and sheepskin, while being pH balanced and environmentally safe.
Not just for cars, Mothers® Carpet & Upholstery cleaner works
on stains in the home too, and the big 24-oz. trigger spray bottle gives
you plenty for all those jobs.
#05424, 24 oz.
Preserves and protects for 30 days!
Constructed to recondition and maintain the original condition and appearance of dashboards, vinyl, bumpers, trim, tires and more.
Preserves Protectant isn't an oily surface-coating film. It's an ozone and smog resisting, UV shielding penetrant; a preservation agent that works on just about any uncoated plastic or rubber.
#05316, 16 oz. #05324, 24 oz.
Bugs, road film, oily deposits and grime don't stand a chance against Mothers®' Glass Cleaner.Great on all automotive glass, headlight lenses, mirrors and even chrome, this Glass Cleaner doesn't leave streaks.Our professional-strength formula is safe and ammonia-free, so it won't harm your tinted window film.
#06616, 16 oz.
Power Products are the only car care formulas specifically designed for consumer machine application.
MOTHERS POWERBALL 4 PAINT
Revolutionary polishing tool for paint, large
surfaces and contoured lines.
PowerCone® expands Mothers® PowerBall® line to offer the widest range of polishing possibilities. It makes quick work of any uncoated, polishable metal finish, no matter how intricate the design. Its ingenious conical shape provides an infinite range of sizes ideal for getting into tight, difficult-to-reach areas. And the PowerCone's® long tapered side is perfect for polishing broad, curved surfaces. Combined with Mothers® metal polish, the PowerCone® gives you a deep, mirror-like shine in less time.
#05146, Polishing Tool
Mothers® PowerBall Mini $49.95
The PowerBall Mini takes your intricate, hard to reach, tedious polishing jobs and makes them easy. It retains the PowerBalls signature speed, ruggedness, and versatility, while adding reach and pinpoint accuracy for those knuckle-busting jobs. Its perfect for polishing wheels, diamond plate, taillight lenses, engine components, and much more.
#05141, PowerBall Mini with 10 Extension
The patent-pending* Mothers® PowerBall is the first foam polishing tool designed to revitalize billet, diamond plate, polished aluminum, stainless steel, plastic lenses, convertible top windows and much more. When used with Mothers® PowerMetal polish, the PowerBall is ideal for use on any uncoated, polishable metal finish. Its unique and durable construction compresses to fit tight spaces, so polishing difficult, intricate metalwork to a mirror-like finish is fast and easy.
Drawing upon our legendary metal polish formulas, weve created an extraordinary liquid metal polish for use by hand or with our revolutionary Mothers® PowerBall polishing tool. Mothers® PowerMetal polish is great for all polishable metals, including aluminum, brass, stainless steel, gold, silver and more.
#05148, 8 oz.
Get that perfect mirror-like depth, clarity and finish that, until now, only a professional could provide. Designed for use with a random orbital or high-speed buffer, its carefully blended ingredients refine themselves during use to provide a uniform finishing process. Mothers® PowerPolish is versatile and may be used with pads and bonnets of varying aggressiveness.
#08616, 16 oz.
Designed for use specifically with a random orbital or high-speed buffer, Mothers® PowerWax is a sophisticated formula designed to achieve a deep, wet, glowing shine.
Activated by the mechanical action of a buffer, our PowerWax provides a deep, long-lasting shine. Its the perfect follow-up to PowerPolish.
#08716, 16 oz.
Bar none, this is the best plastic polish on the market.
Whether it's your turn signal lenses, center caps, brake lights, convertible top window or the clear plastic gauge cluster cover, Mothers® Plastic Polish will clean, shine and protect the clear stuff with crystal clarity.
This is a true polish-you can buff out hairline scratches, smudges, flaws and little nicks, as well as clean away yellowing and stains from your plastic convertible window.
Mothers® Plastic Polish doesn't stop there-it protects your plastics from the sun, smog, water stains and airborne contaminants with a tough layer of polymers.
#06208, 8 oz
As your ride's exterior ages, rubber, plastic and vinyl exterior hardware of all colors will dry, crack, flake and deteriorate. This oxidation can be stopped and reversed with Mothers® Back-to-Black®, our favorite auto-care concoction. This trim treatment is great for all sorts of exterior hardware in all colors-bumpers, molding, louvers, window trim, vents, seals, skirts, door handles, wiper arms-anything that's plastic, rubber or vinyl. Apply Back-to-Black® to sun-burnt plastic, rubber and vinyl to revive the factory-new sheen, then re-treat that exterior hardware regularly.
#06108, 8 oz
BILLET METAL POLISH 4 oz. BUY 1 $29.95 cash BUY 6 $25 EACH
Mothers® Billet Metal Polish takes our world famous metal polish technology to a whole new level.
State of the art cleaners and cutting edge formulation give your billet, forged and finely cast aluminum, brass and other polishable metals the absolute finest finish available guaranteed.
If youve spent big bucks on quality metal accessories, step up to a polish worthy of your investment.
#05106, 4 oz.
MAG & ALUMINUM POLISH
This is our legendary metal polish. Mothers®' secret formula balances a brilliant shine with easy use for aluminum wheels and parts, brass, alloys and accessories. Application is just a matter of a clean cloth and a little elbow grease. Mothers® Mag & Aluminum polish is strong enough to put a shine to the most neglected metals and gentle enough to use on a regular basis.
#05100, 5 oz., #05101, 10 oz.
Designed to work exceptionally well on all chrome, Mothers® Chrome Polish will give you the crisp sparkle you want.
Better yet, this polish protects your chrome with advanced polymers, resisting smudges and fingerprints. Use our Chrome Polish on your wheels, bumpers, mirrors, headlight bezels and chrome accessories.
It's safe to use on black chrome and works great on glass. If you want your chrome to gleam with the brightest, this is it.
#05208, 8 oz
Tire & Rubber Cleaner
Got the dirty tire blues? Any dirty and neglected rubber surface can benefit from a good cleaning. Use our Tire & Rubber Cleaner to remove stubborn dirt, soil and old dressing from the surface of your tires. Modern chemistry makes it safe and effective to use on any surface. Clean your tires and rubber trim prior to applying Mothers® Protectant dressing for that professionally detailed look.
#06824, 24 oz.
With Mothers® Tire Shine, its no longer necessary to suffer the tradeoff of durability and protection to keep a show-quality shine.
Formulated using our exclusive high-gloss, state-of-the-art surface care technology, Tire Shine provides a long lasting, sling resistant protective coating to keep your tires glowing long after the show.
It helps prevent sidewall brownout, and keeps brake dust and ultraviolet
oxidation from hindering your sumptuous shine worthy of praise.
#06924, 24 oz.
Wheel Mist® All Wheel
Your wheels can become dirty in all manner known to man. Automotive rims are manufactured with various finishes, so an effective wheel cleaner must be able to tackle all kinds of dirt on a variety of surfaces. You need a universally effective cleaner to take care of every type of grime, grease, brake dust and dirtenter Wheel Mist® All Wheel Cleaner. Our spray on, hose off cleaner is formulated to be gentle to clearcoated, anodized, polished, color coated, modular and factory treated wheels and hubcaps.
This is the powerful cleaner with a velvet touch.
#05924, 24 oz.
Wheel Mist® Chrome/Wire
When your chrome is dirty, hazed and oxidized and corrosion is setting in, its time for the big gun. Our Wheel Mist® Chrome/Wire is the original, powerful one-step that works on chrome wire wheels, chrome bumpers and roughcast aluminum. Spray on and hose offthis is the quickest way to the sharpest shine your chrome wheels and bumpers have ever seen. Overheated brake dust, surface rust, ground in dirt and oxidation cant evade this high impact cleaner.
#05824, 24 oz.
CONVERTIBLE TOP CLEANER
Safe for all vinyl and fabric tops, our Convertible Top Cleaner is the straightest path to a clean convertible top. pH balanced and super-sudsing, Mothers® Convertible Top Cleaner deep-cleans high-exposure tonneau covers, vinyl and fabric tops. It's a bleach-free frequent-use formula, so there's no risk of damaging the material's fibers, stitching or paint of any color. When cleaning a vinyl top or tonneau cover, remember to follow Convertible Top Cleaner with a light coat of Preserves Protectant for a healthy shine. #06516, 16 oz.
Deluxe Wash Brush
Deluxe Wheel & Brake Dust Wash Brush
Soft Grip Window Washer
Deluxe Detailing Brush
Deluxe Detailing Brush
Deluxe Dustpan Set
BUG, BIRD & TAR WIPES
Need a fast, easy and convenient way to clean those bug splats, bird droppings and tar spots off your vehicle? Try our new Mothers® Bug, Bird & Tar Wipes.
This modern formulation is paint friendly and works wonders on all types of natural and man-made spots and splats.
Bug, Bird & Tar Wipes are handy enough to keep in your glove box for quick touch ups anytime. #06700, 25 wipes, sheet size 6 X 8.
Wax Attack Polisher Kit $110.00 cash
This is the fastest & easiest polisher ever!
State of the art Palm Power Polisher
Patent Pend. Application and Removal Pads
Convenient Carry Case & outer sleeve
Mothers Carnauba Cleaner Wax
Mothers California Gold Car Wash
Mothers Wax on Wax Off Towels
Mother's car wax is one of my biggest sellers the also have many new products out so keep poping into the shop and have a look..!!!!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A POLISH AND A WAX?
Polishes contain compounds designed to remove scratches from the surface of your paint, while waxes protect your car with a clear, hard coating. Waxes can be either synthetic or natural, though high-grade carnauba wax delivers the best combination of lasting protection and deep gloss. Polishes provide the "shine" for your paint, whiles waxes provide the "protection."
WHAT IS A CLEARCOAT?
"Clearcoat" is a name given to the multi-stage paints used today. A "base coat" (frequently water based) is applied with a pigment (color). Then, a top layer of clear paint is applied over the top of the base coat to add depth, brilliance and provide protection for the base coat.
Clearcoats still require the same care as the old single state paints. Just because the top coat of paint has no pigment in it doesn't make it impervious to environmental conditions. Top coats of clear paint still oxidize, and the softer paints used today also allow contaminants to easily embed in the surface. These softer paints require modern formulations and technology to protect them against damage.
In short, the need for proper care and maintenance of clearcoat paints is just as important as years ago. Actually, because of their softer, fragile nature, they really should be maintained BETTER than the older single stage paints.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO WAX OR POLISH MY CAR?
It depends on environmental elements your car typically endures. If your vehicle is kept garaged on a daily basis, then a polish or wax can last as long four to six months. If your car is kept outdoors under harsh conditions, then it will need to be waxed as often as once a month. As a general rule of thumb, we recommend that a light colored car be polished and waxed at least every two to three months. Dark colored cars on the other hand, will usually require more frequent and specialized attention.
WHAT IS A SEALER AND GLAZE?
When applied before waxing, a Sealer and Glaze helps hide minor scratches, spiderwebbing, swirl marks and other surface imperfections. It enhances clarity and shine, while giving darker colored paints that deep, wet look. If left unprotected, a Sealer and Glaze will not last long. It therefore needs an immediate coating of protective wax to truly have long lasting benefit.
WHY CAN'T I USE HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS TO WASH MY CAR?
Household cleaners like dishwashing detergent are specifically designed to dissolve grease. Because wax is essentially a grease, household cleaners will remove your car's wax finish; leaving you with little shine and no protection. Also, some household detergents have micro-fine abrasive in them. These can permanently scratch your car's surface. Always use a premium quality, commercial liquid car wash. They are formulated to dissolve dirt and grime without removing your car's beautiful wax finish.
WHAT ABOUT ONCE-A-YEAR WAX AND POLISH PRODUCTS?
Your car deserves better than once-a-year products. It is likely the second largest investment you've made, after your home. Don't scrimp on the quality of the products you use to maintain it, or the care you give your vehicle. A regular regimen of washing and waxing pays enormous dividends for years down the road. The intrinsic weakness of once-a-year products will become painfully apparent as the years pass.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO REMOVE BUGS AND TAR WITHOUT DULLING PAINT OR
Use our California Gold® Car Wash full strength with a scrubber sponge before washing. The undiluted Car Wash will help remove bugs and tar without stripping wax or dulling paint.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I HAVE A CLEARCOAT?
Most modern paint finishes are clear coat. The easiest way to tell is to check the paint code on the inside of the glovebox door or door jamb (depending on vehicle make), or by checking your new car's window sticker. A more "hands-on" method is to check your applicator whenever you use a polish like MOTHERS® Pre-Wax Cleaner, Sealer and Glaze, or Carnauba Cleaner Wax. If the color of the paint is transferred to the towel, then you do not have a clear coat. The color you see is the oxidized dead paint being removed by the polish. With a clear coat, the top layer of the finish is transparent and has no color to transfer to the towel.
CAN I WAX MY VEHICLE IN THE SUN?
We recommend you wax out of direct sunlight. When your paint's finish gets hot, it "bakes" the wax, hardening it to a point where it can be difficult to remove. Try early morning or late afternoon when the sun's at a low angle, or try pulling the vehicle under a tree or into the shade of a building.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WASH MY CAR?
As often as practical. Most enthusiasts wash their vehicles at least once a week. Some folks wash their cars almost every day. If you don't have time to wash, try using MOTHERS® SHOWTIME® Instant Detailer. Its unique formulation restores your vehicle's show car shine in-between regular wash and waxing.
CAN I USE MOTHERS® NATURAL FORMULA WAX WITHOUT USING PRE-WAX CLEANER
If your paint is perfectly clean, sure. Try this test. Run the backside of your hand over the paint after washing and drying. If you feel anything but perfectly smooth paint, it's time to clean using MOTHERS® Pre-Wax Cleaner or MOTHERS® California Gold® Clay Bar System.
Pre-Wax Cleaner is also a great way to "feather" the edges of minor scratches and swirls, making them less visible to the eye. Follow the Pre-Wax Cleaner or Clay Bar with MOTHERS® Sealer and Glaze and give your car or truck's finish extra depth and richness. Then, apply the MOTHERS® Natural Formula Pure Carnauba Wax to protect the polished finish.
WHAT IS A CLAY BAR?
Clay bars like the one in our MOTHERS® California Gold® Clay Bar System are used to remove embedded contaminants from painted surfaces. With today's soft paints any contaminants that sit on your paint can quicly become embedded. These contaminants aren't easily removed, even by washing or waxing.
If you can feel bumps in the paint after washing and drying, chances are you'll benefit from using a clay bar on your vehicle.
Remember to wash your car before using a clay bar, and to always wax afterwards (clay bars will remove wax from your car's finish).
CAN I WAX TOO OFTEN?
Today's paints ARE softer and thinner than previous years. If you're going to wax less than six times a year, our MOTHERS® Original Formula Wax with Cleaners (either paste or liquid) are great products to use. If you're going to wax more often, consider stepping up to our Ultimate Wax System® - this way you can control the amount of cleaner being used on your paint, and the added step of Sealer and Glaze will give you that extra "pop" in your paint finish.
MY WHEELS HAVE DULLED - HOW CAN I MAKE THEM LOOK GOOD AGAIN?
If you own a newer vehicle, chances are it has clear coated wheels. Unfortunately because of the heat involved with wheels, the finish is even softer and more fragile. MOTHERS® offers a special polish for these wheels, called "Clear Coat Wheel Polish". MOTHERS® is the only company that offers a polish for every type of wheel: non-coated (use our world famous Mag & Aluminum Polish, the standard by which all others are judged), chrome plated (use our Chrome Polish - formulated for today's show quality chrome plating), or Clear Coat Wheel Polish (for all OE and aftermarket wheels with clear plasticized coating). See our detailing section for how to tell what type of finish YOU have on your wheels.
IS LIQUID WAX EASIER TO USE THAN PASTE WAX?
No, not at all. With today's modern formulations, paste waxes are just as easy to use as liquids. And, they're more economical. A can of paste wax will often last through twelve or more applications, while liquids frequently are used up after four or five applications.
WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE WAXING MY CAR EASIER?
Well, for starters, read the directions on the package. We've put an enormous amount of research into each of our products. The directions on the package are the direct result of this testing, and are written specifically to minimize effort and maximize results.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE FREE CAR WASHES AT THE GAS STATION?
Generally speaking, you get what you pay for. Many of those car washes use mechanical brushes which can damage your paint surface. In some parts of the country, the water is recycled, meaning your car is getting the same water applied as the "clapped out" 1974 Plymouth Volare that just pulled out (unless your car just happens to be that Volare). While filters can catch small particulates, they can't filter out the dissolved salt from winter use, or all those hoards of other nasty chemicals.
WHY CAN'T YOU MAKE A PRODUCT I CAN JUST SPRAY ON MY CAR, AND BE DONE
WITH IT - LIKE AN INSTANT PROTECTANT?
Just like those 200 mpg carburetors and miracle cancer cures, such a product doesn't exist. Yet every year, scores of consumers fall for miracle wax products hocked by fly-by-night companies. Truth is - there is no magic bullet. MOTHERS® cutting-edge technology offers quality products that perform great, apply and remove easily, and keep your car or truck looking like new.
IF A LITTLE CAR WASH SOAP IS GOOD, IS A LOT BETTER?
No. Too much car wash concentrate can leave a film on your vehicle. Use about an one ounce of car wash per gallon of water.
IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO PUT A "THICK COAT OF WAX" ON YOUR VEHICLE
We don't recommend it. You're only going to waste product. If you apply a thick coat of wax, removal will be more difficult, and you may encounter streaking, smearing and pilling (tiny wax balls accumilating on the paint) and your buffing towel may become saturated with wax, causing extra effort in the removal stage. When properly applied, the final wax layer should only be a few mils thick (about the thickness of a sheet of paper). There's no way to make this layer thicker. Our suggestion is wash your vehicle as often as possible during the winter months (on those days that get above freezing). If a warm spell comes along (over 50° F), consider washing and waxing you vehicle while you have the chance.
WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT WATER SPOTS ON THE PAINT?
Simple - get them off as soon as possible. Carry MOTHERS® SHOWTIME® Instant Detailer and a clean terry cloth towel in the trunk. Attack those water spots before the sun has a chance to evaporate them, and they'll come right off. SHOWTIME® also works great on gas spills when refueling.
ARE SILICONE CAR CARE PRODUCTS A BAD THING?
Not necessarily. It's the TYPE of silicone that's important. Some low grade silicones are not "body shop friendly", meaning they cannot be removed with standard paint prep before body work and painting. All MOTHERS® products are "paintable", meaning they can safely be used in and around body shops, since body shops have the chemical cleaners to prep the surface before painting.
WHY CAN'T YOU MAKE YOUR CAR CARE PRODUCTS LESS EXPENSIVE?
At MOTHERS® we use only quality raw materials in our car care products. Premium ingredients cost more, but the superior results are readily apparent throughout our entire line of MOTHERS® products. Remember, with car care products you get what you pay for (which means you might think twice before smearing a $2.95 product on a $25,000 vehicle).
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Carnauba wax is a resin produced by the wax palm tree Copernicia cerifera. This tree grows in various parts of South America. However, only the trees in the Northeastern tropical rain forests of Brazil produce the premium quality wax used by MOTHERS®.
Carnauba is available in various grades of purity and clarity: #1 yellow is the top grade going downward to #2 yellow, #3 yellow, and various other commercial grades. For our wax products (California Gold® Carnauba Cleaner Wax, California Gold® Original Formula Paste Wax, California Gold® Natural Formula Pure Carnauba Wax; paste and liquid) we use #1 yellow exclusively, the finest grade of carnauba available.
Carnauba has a very strong grain structure and is the hardest wax known to man. In addition to being incredibly durable, carnauba dries to a deep, natural shine (in contrast, bees wax, paraffin and many synthetic waxes tend to cloud and occlude). Carnauba wax is produced by the leaves of the tropical carnauba tree as protection from the incredibly harsh conditions of the tropical rain forest - intense heat, harsh equatorial sun and constant moisture and humidity.
Any surface coated with carnauba wax will be similarly protected.
Aside from automotive appearance products carnauba wax is used as a finish coating on a wide variety of items including: fine furniture, tobacco pipes and produce (apples, pears, etc. are sprayed with carnauba to achieve their polished look). It is a major ingredient in lipstick and other cosmetics. Before the advent of vinyl it was used extensively in producing phonograph records. Carnauba wax is so pure it is routinely used to coat pills in the pharmaceutical industry.
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4WD COVERS AH GO GAH HORN AIR FILTERS AIR HORNS ARMREST
ASHTRAYS AUTO ACCESSORIES AUTO DRY WASH CLOTHS BABY BOLTS BACK SUPPORTS
BADGES BATTERY CHARGERS BATTERY ISOLATOR SWITCH BLIND SPOT MIRRORS BOAT
POLISH BOAT WASH BOAT WAX BODY FILLERS BOG BRAKE LIGHT REPAIR KIT BRAKE
SHOES BUG SCREENS BULBS BUMPER SPRAY CABLE TIES CAR BATTERIES CAR COVER
CAR MATS CAR STANDS CARAVAN COVERS CENTRE CONSOLES CHARGE AND MAINTAIN CHEMICALS
CHEMIWELD COMPRESSION TESTER COOLANTS COOLING FANS CUT AND SHAPE MIRROR
D SHACKLES DEGREASERS DISC PADS DISC PADS DOOR EDGE PROTECTORS DRI-LUBE
DRIVE BELTS DRIVE SHAFTS DRIVING LIGHTS ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS ELECTRICAL
TAPE ELECTRONIC IGNITION ENGINE PUMPS EXHAUST CLAMPS FAN BELTS FIBERGLASS
FISHING ROD HOLDERS FOOT PUMPS FUEL CANS FUEL FILTERS FUEL HOSE GASKETS
GLOSS BLACK GOGGLES H4 LIGHTS H7 LAMPS HAND PUMPS HEATER HOSES HELLA LAMPS
HOSE CLAMPS HOUSINGS HYDRAULIC JACKS IGNITION COILS IGNITION LEADS INDUSTRIAL
BELTS JACKS JOCKEY WHEELS JUMPER LEADS KEY FOBS L PLATES LEAD REPLACEMENT
ADDATIVE LED HEADLAMPS LED LIGHTS LED TORCHES LENS REPAIR KITS LENS TINT
LITTER BINS MAG WHEEL CLEANERS MASKING TAPE MASKS MATT BLACK MICRO CHAMOIS
MICRO FIBRE CLOTHS MIRRORS MOTHER'S WAX ATTACK POLISHER MOTHERS WAX ATTACK
POLISHER MOTOR BIKE STRAPS MUSICAL AIR HORN NAVIGATION LIGHTS NECK SUPPORTS
NOLTEC SOFTRIDE URETHANE BUSHES OCCY STRAPS OIL CAPS OIL FILTERS P PLATES
PAINT PAINT PETROL CAPS PHILLIPS LAMPS PLASTIC CHAMOIS PLASTIC DYE PLUGS
POLISHES POLSHING CLOTHS PROJECTA RACK ENDS RADIATOR CAPS RADIATOR HOSES
RECOVERY STRAPS RED BACK SPIDER GEAR KNOBS ROK STRAPS ROOF BARS ROOF BASKETS
ROOF RACKS SEAT BELTS SHEEP SKIN SEAT COVERS SLICK50 SLICK 50 SNATCH STRAPS
SOLAR PANELS SPANNERS SPARE WHEEL COVERS STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS STEERING
WHEEL COVERS SURGE GUARDS SWITCHES SYNTHETIC CHAMOIS SYNTHETIC OILS THERMOSTATS
THINNERS TIE ROD ENDS TIMING BELTS TIMING LIGHTS TOOLS TOOLS TOP COAT CLEAR
TOW HOOKS TOW ROPES TRAILER CABLE TRAILER LAMPS TRIPLE AIR HORNS TROLLEY
JACKS TRUCK HOSES TRUCK WASH TUBE PATCHES TUBELESS TYRE REPAIR KITS TRUCK
JUMPER LEADS TWIN AIR HORNS TYRE SPRAY TYRE VALVES UNIVERSAL JOINTS UTE
HOOKS VACUMN TESTER WALL PROTECTORS WASHER MOTORS WATER HOSE WATER PUMPS
WATERPROOF TRAILER LAMPS WHEEL BRACES WHEEL CHOCKS WHEEL CYLINDERS WINDOW
SHADES WINDOW SOX WINDSCREEN WIPERS WIPER ARMS WIPER BLADES WIPER JETS WIPER
MOTORS WIPER REFILLS