Glanol Car Polish With Carnauba Wax (GLANOL) $12
An EE customer introduced us to Wenol Car Polish several years ago. We tried it and found that Wenol was easily the best car polish we had tried. We used Wenol on everything and liked it so much we decided to sell it. Then Wenol was discontinued. Now Wenol is back with a new name and a carnauba wax component. Glanol Car Polish With Carnauba Wax is formulated specifically for the painted and plastic surfaces on automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. Glanol restores dull finishes quickly by removing oxidation and buffs to a rich, deep, haze- and swirl-free luster that lasts. Glanol is completely non-abrasive and safe for all painted finishes, including lacquer, candy apple, and pearls, as well for all plastic surfaces. After washing the area to be polished, apply a small amount of Glanol to problem areas with a microfiber cloth, rub gently, then buff the cleaned area to a brilliant, long-lasting shine. It's made in Germany, so you know it's good. 150ml tube.
An EE customer introduced us to Wenol Unique Hard-Wax Car Polish and it was our favorite auto polish. We used it on almost everything, from our vehicles to shop tool boxes to our watches and golf clubs. We were so happy with this product that we decided to sell it. Wenol sold very well for us, so everyone else loved it as well. Then, for some inexplicable reason, Wenol was discontinued. We couldn't believe that such an excellent product would be discontinued. Wenol customers asked us for more, but we could not sell a product we could not obtain. Wenol started going for scalper rates on eBay.
Now Wenol Car Polish is back with a new name and a carnauba wax component. Glanol Car Polish With Carnauba Wax is formulated specifically for the painted and plastic surfaces on automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles. Glanol restores dull finishes quickly by removing oxidation and buffs to a rich, deep, haze- and swirl-free luster that lasts. Glanol is completely non-abrasive and safe for all painted finishes, including lacquer, candy apple, and pearls, as well for all plastic surfaces.
So far as we can tell, the only difference between Glanol and Wenol is the packaging and the carnauba wax component in Glanol.
The two boxes appear to be identical except for design and logo.
The toothpaste-style tube that contained Wenol is the same tube used to contain Glanol.
Even the white octagonal twist cap is the same as it was before.
John's Defender is covered with grime from the winter rains. This grime does not wash away with a standard car wash. We tested Wenol and Glanol side by side and cannot tell any difference. Both products look and feel and smell identical, work in the same manner, and give identical results. If you have never used Wenol, you will be amazed how easily it melts away grime and how glossy and smooth it leaves the paint. The carnauba wax component in Glanol may preserve the paint over the long haul better than Wenol did. We don't know. All we know is that we cannot discern any difference between Glanol and Wenol.
Fourwheeling a vehicle obviously gets it very dirty. Mud and dirty water get everywhere. Branches scratch the paint. Maintaining a trail truck is not easy. It's quite tempting to let your trail truck turn into a beater. Don't do it.
This admonition is especially true if you have a nice trail truck like this G4 Challenge Range Rover Mk III. Not fourwheeling a vehicle like this would be a pity, but even sadder would be to let this beautiful truck turn into a beater. Don't do it. Despite what some believe, there is nothing cool about a beater. In fact, beaters are for chumps.
While we are not exactly the best at keeping our personal vehicles clean and polished, we do try to keep them as clean and well maintained as time permits. After a good wash, we use Glanol all over the trucks to polish them up and make them more presentable. We use Glanol pretty much everywhere, from the paint to the plastic trim to the powdercoated pieces. Glanol polishes these surfaces and removes the "desert pinstripes" better than anything else we have tried. And yet Glanol is completely non-abrasive and safe to use on even the most delicate surfaces. Rub some Glanol between your fingers and you will feel absolutely no abrasive contained within it as you do with "cleaning waxes" and similar products.
The 2003 and 2004 model years of the Disco2 feature shatterproof, plastic headlights. These headlights suffer a lot of oxidation from exposure to the elements and scratches from brush on the trail. The headlights also pick up nicks from small stones kicked up by vehicles ahead.
Polishing these plastic headlights with Glanol brings them back to like-new condition without scratching the surface.
Similarly, Glanol rejuvenates the Hella Clear Covers like no other plastic polish we have tried, even though it is completely non-abrasive and leaves no scratches.
Glanol has many applications beyond the automotive area. The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Wrist Chronograph features a shock-resistant hesalite crystal that is designed to withstand shocks and impacts that would shatter a glass or sapphire crystal. While the hesalite crystal is very strong, it is also prone to scratches that accumulate from everyday wear.
John maintains his crystal with Glanol every few weeks. After a cleaning session, the scratches are gone and the crystal is perfectly smooth and clear. John previously used cleaning car wax but now gets much better results with Glanol.
John's Titleist 975F spoon is obviously well used, and shows signs of being used on muddy and dirty fairways.
And yet the paint on the crown is perfect. The paint is smoother and glossier than when this spoon left the Titleist factory. John polishes the paint with Glanol whenever he services his golf clubs.
The front of the 975F's crown is absolutely free of sky marks and other blemishes from mis-hits.
John has hit his Titleist 905R driver many thousands of times.
And yet the paint on the driver is perfect after polishing with Glanol . The paint is smoother and glossier than when the driver was brand new.
For all cleaning and polishing tasks, with Glanol or without, we use and recommend only premium-quality microfiber cloths.
What is microfiber? "Microfiber" is a term used to describe ultra-fine extruded fibers and the technology used to develop and manufacture these types of fibers. Microfiber fibers weigh less than 0.1 denier. The fabrics and cloths made from these ultra-fine fibers provide remarkable softness, scrubbing power, and water absorbency. The best way to understand microfiber engineered for cleaning is to look at a cross section of the fiber strand. In the photo above is a magnified image of a typical microfiber strand. Each strand of microfiber is sliced into polyester wedges that are attached to polyamide spokes. While microfiber is suitable for almost any purpose and makes an excellent general-purpose towel, changing the fiber design and weave allows a particular microfiber cloth to be optimized for scrubbing, polishing, or absorbing, or some combination of the foregoing.
The polyester wedges grab and scrub away microscopic particles of dirt while the polyamide spokes create a wicking action that pulls liquid into the fiber through capillary action. Premium-quality microfiber towels like our Expeditionware Microfiber Towels will absorb seven to eight times their weight in water, nearly double the capacity of the finest cottons. Other fabrics like cotton rely on the the gaps between each strand to grab particulates and moisture. Each individual strand can merely push or smear the dirt or water on a particular surface. In contrast, each microfiber strand lifts, scoops, and traps dirt and absorbs water. Furthermore, there are several hundred times more microfiber strands in each square inch of fabric (each square inch of microfiber fabric contains more than 100,000 microfiber strands), so there is a lot of scrubbing and absorbing power in every microfiber cloth. The difference is dramatic. Not only does each microfiber strand grab dirt and absorb water (something other fibers do not and cannot do), but there are many times more microfiber strands in each square inch of fabric. Oftentimes a microfiber cloth alone, without solvents or cleaning agents, can be used to clean an item that would otherwise require a cleaning agent with a cotton cloth. Vehicle interiors can be cleaned with a dry microfiber towel without any buffing action. Such is the scrubbing power of microfiber. Once soaked with water, microfiber towels also dry in one-third the time it takes cotton towels to dry. And Microfiber will not scratch the most delicate surfaces. Microfiber is superior to cotton, silk, and wool towels in every way. Once you try microfiber, you will never go back to standard cleaning or polishing cloths.
Glanol is an excellent polish but not every car wash requires a thorough polish. For finishing a simple car wash, we use and recommend Blaster Products Auto Protectant & Polish, which gives vehicle surfaces a thick, enamel-like wet gloss. Automobile surfaces that have been treated with Auto Protectant & Polish have a very smooth and slick feel to them, much smoother than from using conventional waxes. Auto Protectant & Polish has outstanding cleaning properties yet contains no abrasives and is safe for use on clear coats. It is also usable on glass, chrome, plastics, and rubber trim. Apply Auto Protectant & Polish with a microfiber cloth, allow to set up, and wipe clean Auto Protectant & Polish is much easier to use than conventional waxes and produces better results. You will be amazed how well this product works and how easy it is to use.