Auto Finesse Tough Prep Pre-Sealant Paint Cleanser 250 ml

$18.99





Auto Finesse Tough Prep is a residue-free abrasive paintwork cleanser, designed specifically to aid in the bonding of our signature paint sealants. While both waxes and sealants share the common purpose of protecting and beautifying paintwork, each goes about it in a slightly different way. Sealants form tightly cross-linked molecular bonds, and adhere best to a bare surface. Tough Prep is a pure paintwork cleaner, with no waxes or glazing oils. This translates into maximum durability, and purity of reflection for all synthetic sealants.

Tough Prep contains deep cleansing solvents, and fine diminishing abrasives. These remove stubborn contaminates, oxidation, and light swirling to create the perfect sealant-ready finish. Just like its brother Rejuvenate, Tough Prep works very quickly, polishing the paintwork to a high gloss. The main difference is Tough Prep leaves nothing behind. Its bright, clear finish makes it well suited to lighter colours, especially metallic or pearl paint types.

Like all Auto-Finesse car care products, Tough Prep is formulated to suit the needs of professional detailers, but can be used with great success by detailing enthusiasts and first time detailers as well. Tough Prep can be used on its own to correct mild defects, or as the final stage in a multi-step polishing process to enhance gloss and ‘flake pop’ on metallic paint finishes. Either way you use it, Auto-Finesse Tough Prep is the perfect compliment to your favourite synthetic sealant.

Tough Prep was designed for use with Auto-Finesse Tough Coat and Power Seal paint sealants in order to yield maximum durability and protection for your car or motorcycle. However, it can also be used before applying any of our Carnauba Waxes to create a very pure final finish. Hand, dual-action, or rotary polisher can apply Tough Prep. If you’re a big fan of sealants, Auto-Finesse Tough Prep will become your new best friend.

Application:

Hand Application –
We recommend using either a Microfiber, or Dual Foam applicator pad. Apply a small-coin sized drop of product to the applicator, and work into the paint with light pressure until the residue turns clear. Use small, overlapping circular or linear motions when applying the product. For best results, confine yourself to working a small area at a time (No larger than 18 by 18 square inches, or 45 by 45 square centimeters.). Once the product has been fully worked in, remove the residue immediately using a Microfiber Towel. For maximum polishing performance, use a Microfiber Applicator, or the white side of the Dual Foam applicator pad. For maximum gloss, or when working on very soft paint types, we recommend to use the black side of the Dual Foam applicator pad for ultimate finishing potential.

Dual Action Polisher –
For application by Dual Action (DA) polisher, we recommend using a light foam finishing or polishing pad. For this, our Supreme Finishing Pad would be ideal. Prime the pad with 2 to 4 pea-sized drops of product, and spread onto a small area of the paint (No larger than 18 by 18 square inches, or 45 by 45 square centimeters.) using the lowest setting on the machine. Afterwards, work the product in using slow, even overlapping passes, light pressure, and a moderate-high speed setting (Circa 4000 to 5000 OPM’s.) until you see the residue starting to turn clear. At this stage back the speed down to its next lowest setting for another section pass, and once again to its lowest setting for the final finishing pass. Remove the residue immediately using a Microfiber Towel. For maximum gloss and finishing potential, a foam finishing pad is ideal. For maximum polishing performance, or when working on harder paint types, we would recommend a slightly firmer foam polishing pad.

Rotary Polisher –
For application by Rotary Polisher, we recommend using a light foam finishing or polishing pad. For this, our Supreme Finishing Pad would be ideal. Prime the pad with 2 to 4 pea-sized drops of product, and spread onto a small area of the paint (No larger than 18 by 18 square inches, or 45 by 45 square centimeters.) using the lowest setting on the machine. Afterwards, increase the speed to a maximum of 1200 RPM until you see the residue starting to turn clear. At this stage back the speed down to its next lowest setting for another section pass, and once again to its lowest setting for the final finishing pass. Remove the residue immediately using a Microfiber Towel. For maximum gloss and finishing potential, a foam finishing pad is ideal. For maximum polishing performance, or when working on harder paint types, we would recommend a slightly firmer foam polishing pad.