Piston Slap: Questions for Turtle Wax Junket Please

Sajeev Mehta
by Sajeev Mehta
piston slap questions for turtle wax junket please

Next week I’ll be knee deep in carnauba, doing Q&A with the folks at Turtle Wax in Willowbrook, IL. I have questions of my own and none pertain to the wine they’ll serve at dinner. Readers of this series expect more than the standard PR spin; commenter Tosh previously warned me of giving hollow endorsements. With that—and TTAC’s mission—in mind, I will never forget who is the boss ’round here (hint: you).

So what would you like to know about wash/wax/polish/glaze/clay or interior care? Questions can be general or relate specifically to Turtle Wax branded stuff. No holds barred, obviously. And while we’re at it, thank you all for your continued support of “Piston Slap.”

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  • Superbadd75 Superbadd75 on Apr 20, 2009

    Is there anything you can put on interior trim that won't cause the rubberized coating to peel off? Also, what's a good product to use on textured interior surfaces (interior door panels on the wife's SLK350 are brutal) that will clean filth and leave the surface looking nice and new (ish)?

  • Pig_Iron Pig_Iron on Apr 20, 2009

    Is that wax still hand scrapped from the carnuba leaf? I read that on the side of a tin once. Apparently that was a selling feature, but instead it made me feel guilty for exploiting South American workers living on subsistance wages so I could have a shiny car.

  • Tosh Tosh on Apr 20, 2009

    Personally I like a 'wax' to go on with a minimum of elbow grease and make bugs and tar easy to wash off for the next several months. I don't need a show car shine and don't want to spend more than $7 (although I did spend lots on my bottle of Meguiar's NXT, which will probably last forever at the rate I'm going). No matter how much truth serum they force you to drink, I'm not sure how you can endorse anything without actually trying it and comparing it with other competing products under the same conditions. That sounds like dividing up your car's surface and applying different products to each section, something I might be willing to try on my own car if there were free samples available. So please bring back enough free samples for all of us, Sajeev!

  • Sajeev Mehta Sajeev Mehta on Apr 21, 2009

    All: your comments are noted, forwarded, and ready for follow up on Wednesday. Your collective body of questions pretty much blew me away, so now its time to see what Turtle Wax says.