GTECHNIQ MAGIC GOO
PetrolTed cleans his car... well the boys from GTechniq Paint Perfection do!
Short of getting the experts around again for another day long session, keeping the cars clean for more than a few months still presents me with a challenge I’m not willing to face up to.
The latest company to claim they can assist is G|Techniq. Founded by Drew Gill, the story goes that he too got fed up with conventional creams, waxes and lotions. Living in the Far East, he also found that the permanent transparent films and treatments used to prevent stone chips would discolour or degrade in the vicious sunlight.
I was obviously a bit nervous of having a ‘new’ treatment applied to my pride and joy so I grilled G|Techiq’s man in the UK, Rob Earle before I let them loose on it. He showed me some of the vehicles they’ve applied it to (all manner of exotica) and went through some of the commercial contracts they’re working on (car manufacturers, airlines, etc).
Reassured that my car wasn’t going to turn green shortly after, I took a drive over to Rob’s facility in Hertfordshire and delivered one cleanish 911 ready to be treated. The paintwork was in pretty good shape when I bought the car albeit with plenty of swirl marks visible upon close inspection. Fortunately white hides these unless you look close up.
Since having it treated I’ve done one track day and about 1500 miles around Spain in searing heat. After the track day the car was still clean – with just a few melted bits of rubber on the bodywork. They seemed as stubborn as usual to remove so no noticeable difference there. Where it did show benefit was with the grime and road kill obtained in Spain. The front of the car was peppered with dead flies and a damp cloth was all that was required to shift them. I don’t seem to have suffered any significant stone chipping to the front either – that could be lack of stones or hopefully the G|Techniq coating doing its job.
I’ll report back in a few months time…