The Truth About Cars » Cosmetics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Cosmetics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/product-reviews/cosmetics/ Product Review: Turtle Wax Ice Clay Bar and Turtle Wax Black Box http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/09/product-review-turtle-wax-ice-clay-bar-and-wax/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/09/product-review-turtle-wax-ice-clay-bar-and-wax/#comments Sun, 06 Sep 2009 09:54:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=328585

Oversimplification and furious, anti-Audi-like scorn notwithstanding, automotive paint protection and women’s cosmetic products are one in the same. But wanting your skin/sheetmetal looking good isn’t a crime, so let’s examine two of Turtle Wax’s premium offerings: the ICE clay bar and wax kit, and the Black Box treatment system. Because I hate reading product reviews that regurgitate the manufacturer’s instructions, I’ll assume you can read a box. More to the point, here’s why you should.

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Oversimplification and furious, anti-Audi-like scorn notwithstanding, automotive paint protection and women’s cosmetic products are one in the same. But wanting your skin/sheetmetal looking good isn’t a crime, so let’s examine two of Turtle Wax’s premium offerings: the ICE clay bar and wax kit, and the Black Box treatment system. Because I hate reading product reviews that regurgitate the manufacturer’s instructions, I’ll assume you can read a box. More to the point, here’s why you should.

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Review: Porsche “Essence” Fragrance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/06/review-porsche-essence-fragrance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/06/review-porsche-essence-fragrance/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2009 17:46:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=317712 When I entered Copley Place, the last thing I ever expected to find was a TTAC review. My trip to New England already having yielded material, the trip was already a success on that front. Yet, as I roamed the halls, ignoring designer label after designer label, destiny was slowly creeping up on me. At […]

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When I entered Copley Place, the last thing I ever expected to find was a TTAC review. My trip to New England already having yielded material, the trip was already a success on that front. Yet, as I roamed the halls, ignoring designer label after designer label, destiny was slowly creeping up on me. At […]

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WeatherTech®, Audi OEM Floor Mats Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2008/02/weathertech%c2%ae-audi-oem-floor-mats-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2008/02/weathertech%c2%ae-audi-oem-floor-mats-review/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2008 19:57:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/product-reviews/weathertech%c2%ae-audi-oem-floor-mats-review/ mats.JPGGiven half a chance, most car guys would spend big bucks pimping their wheels. Needless to say, their better half ain’t buying it. So neither are they. While aerodynamic addenda and wikkid wheels are [ultimately] a less costly ego enhancement than regular spa treatments, all car mods tend to appear fairly low on the list of financial priorities known as the family budget. But guys, it’s time to go to the mat. Literally.

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mats.JPGGiven half a chance, most car guys would spend big bucks pimping their wheels. Needless to say, their better half ain’t buying it. So neither are they. While aerodynamic addenda and wikkid wheels are [ultimately] a less costly ego enhancement than regular spa treatments, all car mods tend to appear fairly low on the list of financial priorities known as the family budget. But guys, it’s time to go to the mat. Literally.

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Whalen Shift Machine Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2007/12/whalen-shift-machine-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2007/12/whalen-shift-machine-review/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:49:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/product-reviews/whalen-shift-machine-review/ p1010695.jpgThree pedals for two feet. A wheel and a shift knob for two hands-- that are supposed to be on the helm at all times. The manual transmission doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, does it? Never mind. For its increasingly marginalized adherents, the manual transmission makes driving a pleasure. Unfortunately, carmakers are deleting the manual option from many U.S.-spec cars. As you’d expect from “ultimate driving machine” fabricators, BMW offers a manual in all of its vehicles save the 7-Series, including the once SMG-only M5s and M6s. These manual-equipped Bimmers sport ZF-sourced six-speed transmissions crowned by a leather shift knob. 

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p1010695.jpgThree pedals for two feet. A wheel and a shift knob for two hands-- that are supposed to be on the helm at all times. The manual transmission doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, does it? Never mind. For its increasingly marginalized adherents, the manual transmission makes driving a pleasure. Unfortunately, carmakers are deleting the manual option from many U.S.-spec cars. As you’d expect from “ultimate driving machine” fabricators, BMW offers a manual in all of its vehicles save the 7-Series, including the once SMG-only M5s and M6s. These manual-equipped Bimmers sport ZF-sourced six-speed transmissions crowned by a leather shift knob. 

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Wheelskins Cover Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2007/11/wheelskins-cover-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2007/11/wheelskins-cover-review/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2007 17:21:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/product-reviews/wheelskins-cover-review/ mini1europsperfredblack.jpgNow that you’ve attached that cherry faux sunroof you snagged on EBay onto your econobox, it’s time to spruce up the interior. No, I’m not talking about a pine-scented Magic Tree® air freshener (review to follow). Nothing says upwardly mobile motor like a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Now you could stunt down to your local auto parts store and pick-up one of those slide-on leather covers for about twenty bucks. But unless you have hands the size of Sasquatch, you may find this to be a sub-optimal solution. Thankfully, a slimmer, higher quality alternative is available. If properly installed, it adds a tasteful touch to any tiller. 

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mini1europsperfredblack.jpgNow that you’ve attached that cherry faux sunroof you snagged on EBay onto your econobox, it’s time to spruce up the interior. No, I’m not talking about a pine-scented Magic Tree® air freshener (review to follow). Nothing says upwardly mobile motor like a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Now you could stunt down to your local auto parts store and pick-up one of those slide-on leather covers for about twenty bucks. But unless you have hands the size of Sasquatch, you may find this to be a sub-optimal solution. Thankfully, a slimmer, higher quality alternative is available. If properly installed, it adds a tasteful touch to any tiller. 

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