Soft99 Meta-Clean: Initial Impressions
A few of my many flaws are that I am skeptical, critical and very stubborn. So when certain friends and detailers tell me about Soft99 Meta Clean, I just scoffed and thought to myself “Cheap things no good, good things no cheap”. Only when I tried it I realized why it has such a good reputation.
I bought a tin of Meta Clean recently and had the chance to use it today. Boy, was I in for a surprise. It cleaned of the embedded dirt with ease, and I was using it by hand. Certain areas which are particularly dirty (e.g. roof) required going over twice.
In areas where I was lazy and didn’t really work it into the paint, it was thicker than supposed to be, and yet it was removed easily with a few swipes of Hyperkleen’s microfibre cloth, buffed off to a slick clean finish.
One of it’s cons is that the tin is not the easiest to use, no matter how careful I try it will spill out of the spout.
Here you could see the parts where I missed, the embedded dirt is on the right side and the Meta-Cleaned side is on the left.
If however, you are diligent and thorough with working it into the paint, you will be awarded with clean paint.
It also doesn’t seem to have any ill-effects when used by hand via foam applicator pad (e.g. introducing it’s own light marring). This makes it suitable to be used by hand.
Best of all, is it’s price. I bought it for RM22 from a petrol station, but it could be purchased for RM16 from Mydin (Thanks Puden!).
And that is RM16 for 530ml
Autoglym Super Resin Polish costs RM55 for 325ml.
These however are just my initial impressions, I will be conducting a pre-wax cleaner test soon ( Soft99 Meta Clean, Dodo Juice Lime Prime, Autoglym Super Resin Polish ), specifically on how it affects the wax sitting on top of it (durability wise). That is when I find time to wash my poor filthy car that is parked under a mango tree.
To those who are wondering what light source did I use in the pictures above to show the paintwork.
It’s a pair of cheap China flashlight, taped together. They cost 26 Yuan each.
My homemade “brinkman” =D
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