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Despite a decent helping of elbow grease you can't always restore your steed to its former, shiny glory. The guys at CarbonPro may have found the missing ingredient. Their Sports Ultra Shine Polisher and Protectant comes in 8oz and 32oz bottles and it works a treat.
The 8oz bottle will set you back £12.99 but bear with, this is worth pursuing. The bottle has a spray nozzle for easy dispensing but it is lockable to prevent accidental spraying when not required.
The thinking behind the brand is to produce cleaners, lubes etc that have ingredients to care, protect and extend the life and functionality of your carbon fiber machine against the effects of sun, salt, sweat, corrosion and scratches.
It's perfect for shiny and matte surfaces too and you don't need too much of it. All you have to do is apply and then shine with a cloth for a pretty impressive finish. It has the advantage of being biodegradable and safe.
Available in 8oz and 32oz and made in the USA, the non corrosive products are green and the manner in which it forms an invisible coat to prevent grime, dust and other unwelcome elements from sticking to your frame is impressive. With minimal effort all your hard work and cleaning is instantly rewarded with the production of an almost new, shiny look.
Easy to apply and produces great results with a little elbow grease
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Make and model: Carbon Pro Ultrashine and Protectant
Size tested: 240ml
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
I was sceptical at first but after using it I was impressed. On the next ride it was commented on that I had cleaned my bike, so it gets noticed.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Once you've spent a while cleaning your bike you want a product that then shows it off with a bit of a buff and if it helps keep all the road grit, grime, salt etc from re-attching itself then so much the better.
I have to say for a bit of spray, a quick buff you get terrific results from the CarbonPro ultra shine and protectant.
This will in some part be determined by the conditions you ride in. If it is dry the shine certainly lasts a good seven days. If the weather is inclement then the CarbonPro will wash off fairly quickly - would you expect more?
At £12.99 this is a reasonable price for an after product but ultimately you really don't need very much. It should then last a while.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The CarbonPro ultra shine and protectant shone beyond what I was expecting and with very little effort on my part.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The gleam afterwards is worth the effort.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
With so little effort on my part there is not much to dislike, you squirt a small amount and end up with a great shine.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, it's easy.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes if they have a carbon frame.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
Natty bottle with a simple lock, easy to spray when opened and then a quick buff provides a noticeable gleam.
Age: 45 Height: 178cm Weight: 80kg
I usually ride: Currently riding a Pinnacle Evaporite Three My best bike is: As above
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, mtb, Not yet but looking to dip my toe in the world of TT