Scholl Concepts Debut: Mercedes C-Class and Toyota Mark-X
First time trying out Scholl Concepts products. Their products are not that hyped up about on forums, but some users swear by their products. Let’s see how they fare.
The Mercedes C-Class is rarely driven. Given a one-step polish on a DA with Scholl Orange Pad and Scholl S17+.
This removed light swirling, cleaned up the paint well and left a haze free smooth finish, despite being classed as a compound. It is very wet and easy to work with.
Waxed with Osren Synergized.
Watermarks from glass removed with Scholl S17+/Scholl Purple Cutting Pad. Protected with Wetshine Prizm for hydrophobic function.
The metallic black Toyota Mark-X on the other hand, was in a much worse condition.
This was a collaboration detail with Josh from Opti Auto Detail.
Paint was of medium hardness with severe swirling and RIDS.
Paint correction process:
– Compound with Scholl Spider Pad/Scholl S3 Gold/Rotary
– Polish with Scholl Orange Pad/Scholl S17+/DA
Some initial impressions on Scholl Concepts:
S3 Gold (Cut: 5/6, Gloss: 4.5/6) – This will probably replace my current favourite compound, Meguiar’s #105. It cuts better, works longer and finishes just the same. It is very workable with foam where as M105 starts to gum when the foam pad is overloaded with product. Downside, it is pricey, I guess that’s what you have to pay for better performance.
S17+ (Cut: 4/6, Gloss: 4.5/6) – A compound with less cut and longer working time than S3 Gold. It actually feels like you are working with a finishing polish. A great follow up to S3 Gold and when worked correctly, paint correction can be done in 2 steps!
S40 (Cut: 1.5, Gloss: 6) – The anti-swirl polish. This is probably my least favourite product, it did not feel as wet as S17+ and was hard to remove. I only used it on one type of paint so it could be an isolated problem.
Spider Pad – Dual layer pad, one with a harder black foam and a ‘cross-groove’ cutting foam. The fact that when this was used with S3 Gold and being able to cut as well as M105 on a wool pad, has won me over. When used on a 5″ backing plate, it gives the user much control even at tight corners such as around door handles.
Purple Cutting Foam – It reminds me of Meguiar’s Softbuff 2.0 Cutting Pad, soft yet able to cut.
Orange Cutting/Polishing Foam – Has the same ‘softness’ and ‘pliability’ as the purple pad, does not feel as ‘stiff’ as Lake Country’s Orange Cutting pad.
Blue Polishing Foam – Feels coarser than Lake Country’s White Polishing pad, but does the job none the less.
There are still some other products that I have yet to try but I hope you enjoyed reading my initial impressions. Please don’t treat this review as an absolute when making purchase decisions.
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