Carlack Excellence Complete blurs the line between paint cleaners and waxes, since it has excellent cleaning properties but also lays down a coat of acrylic protection that is enriched with pure Brazilian No.1 carnauba wax. It is one of our all-time favourite paint preparation products and we regularly reach for it to prepare warm-coloured finishes for receiving further coats of wax protection. Carlack claim that Excellence Complete is the result of more than half a century of specialised research and development in paint care, and based on its incredible abilities we don't doubt this claim is true.
In a single application, Carlack Excellence Complete flushes out deep-seated dirt and grime from painted surfaces and simultaneously lays down tough acrylic polymers and Brazilian No.1 carnauba wax to form an elastic sealing layer that is perfectly primed to receive additional coats of wax protection. We are always amazed at just how much dirt and grime Carlack Excellence Complete flushes out of clean looking surfaces; brand new Meguiar's Even Coat Microfiber Applicator Pads always become grubby looking during use, even after performing an extremely thorough three stage decontamination process first.
A further benefit of the silky smooth coating laid down by Carlack Excellence Complete is the finish it gives, which is best described by a liquid-like level of glossiness, an incredible sense of depth and, on solid-coloured finishes, the most intense degree of colour pop imaginable. In summary, Carlack Excellence Complete is an exceptional paint cleaner that also lays down an aesthetically pleasing layer of wax-enriched protection. Given its abilities, and that it can be used to clean and seal high gloss plastics and polished metals too, it's definitely a product we could not be without.
Carlack Excellence Complete is neither a polish or a wax, but rather a non-abrasive multi-functional emulsion comprising solvent-free cleaning and conserving agents that work in tandem to intensively clean painted surfaces and protect them against the elements. This unique Swiss-made formula is the result of more than five decades of specialised research and development, and represents the state of the art in one step paint protection technology.
The unique formula builds on the protective qualities of polyethylene-acrylic nano-scale polymers by incorporating Brazilian No.1 carnauba wax for aesthetic benefits and intensive cleaners that serve to create an exceptionally smooth surface to which the protective polymers can strongly bond. By using nano-scale polymers, an unparalleled surface coating density is achieved that greatly improves resistance to environmental threats, such as ultraviolet radiation, acid rain and the organic acids in bird droppings and bug splatter, and mechanical damage, such as wash-induced marring and scratches.
As a further benefit, the ultra-smooth surface coating ensures that low-angle incident light is brilliantly reflected to produce mirror-like images, while the inclusion of the Brazilian No.1 carnauba wax lowers its refractive index sufficiently to enable more high-angle light to be absorbed by the finish, thereby enhancing its colour intensity (a phenomenon commonly referred to as jetting). This effect is most obvious on warm solid-coloured paint finishes, such as reds and yellows, and can be enhanced further by applying a good quality pure carnauba wax on top.
Carlack Excellence Complete can be applied by hand or dual action machine, but we recommend the former method for best results. When working by hand, it should be applied to freshly decontaminated paint using a Meguiar's Even Coat Microfiber Applicator Pad. Only 3-4 pea-sized drops of product are required per panel, and these should be worked in thoroughly to produce a thin film that should then be allowed to dry fully (out of direct sunlight). Once completely dry and hazed over, this film should be buffed off carefully using a PB Super Buffing Towel (if it proves difficult to remove at first, lightly mist it with a wax-compatible quick detailing spray and continue buffing).
For best results using a dual action polisher, Carlack Excellence Complete should be applied to freshly decontaminated paint using a Lake Country 140 mm Hydro-Tech Finishing Pad. Only 3-4 pea-sized drops of product are required per panel, and these should be worked in thoroughly at around 3000-4000 orbits per minute (speed 3-4 on most dual action machine polishers) until only a thin film remains. After being allowed to dry fully (out of direct sunlight), this film should be buffed off carefully using a PB Super Buffing Towel (if it proves difficult to remove at first, lightly mist it with a wax-compatible quick detailing spray and continue buffing).
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