Why won't Ice Liquid dry like regular wax and polish? How do I know when to wipe or buff?
Ice Liquid is not a traditional polish. It contains high levels of polymer shine ingredients, a clarified carnauba wax, and synthetic and natural oils to glide on and off the paint surface without leaving swirl marks or fine wiping marks on high reflective automotive surfaces. It will not dry to a "powder" like regular wax. Ice is ready to remove when uniform wetness from application fades to a semi-wet surface. This takes 5 minutes or longer depending on the finish temperature.
How much Ice Liquid is needed to polish an average size vehicle?
Ice polish is a concentrated polish and only about 2 to 3 ounces is needed to polish an entire car including all the trim. This is about half the amount of ordinary wax that's required for waxing.
Should I wipe and buff hard to get a better shine?
No, just the opposite. Actually, lighter pressure and slower wiping will leave more even protective and shining ingredients behind. A deeper richer shine will also result from light slow wiping. The best way to remove excess polish is to fold and quarter the micro fiber cloth. Use only one side of the quartered cloth to remove excess polish. Turn the cloth over and continue to wipe to a high gloss even shine.
What happens if I get Ice on the glass?
Ice Liquid is not recommended for use on Windshields as it will cause wiper blades to smear and could impair vision while driving. However Ice Detailer Spray can be used on all washable and cleanable surfaces including other than windshield glass, tail light lenses, and headlight lenses.
I have a light colored car if the polish is clear how will I know where it is or where to wipe?
Ice Liquid Polish is very easy to apply and will leave a paint finish looking wet during application. Just wait 5 to 10 minutes before wiping with a micro fiber cloth if you can't see the polish well after application. Make sure to wipe each section thoroughly and finish with a light wipe with the micro fiber cloth as per instructions.
How long will Ice Polish last?
Ice polish will cause water to bead on an automotive finish like a fine wax or polish. Ice will bead water and shine for at least 3 to 4 months under normal weathering conditions. However Ice is easy to use and works so well on all exterior surfaces including plastic, chrome, and rubber you may find yourself applying the product more often to maintain a high reflective shine.
When should I re-apply Ice liquid?
Re-apply Ice when the finish starts to lose water repellency. Do not wait for the finish to become dull. Apply Ice at least 4 times a year to keep the finish protected. Ice can be applied frequently if desired.
Will multiple coats of Ice Polish build up a finish?
Ice Polish is self cleaning, will dissolve old wax and polish, and deposit a new protective matrix with each application.
What if my car is dull, has lots of haze and micro scratches, will Ice restore the Shine?
No. Ice is not a restorative polish. It is a polish designed to enhance and maintain the reflective properties of a new or like new looking finishes, exterior plastic and rubber trim.
Why can't the micro fiber cloth be laundered in a wash machine?
Micro fiber performance will diminish if washed with cotton materials. Micro fiber cloths are very durable and can be used over and over. Always wash the micro fiber cloth by hand with a little dish washing liquid in water or with car wash. Rinse and line dry.
I used too much product on my car and the Ice Polish is streaking badly and the streaks won't go away even after wiping with the micro fiber towel, what do I do now?
Dampen a soft terry towel with water and re-wipe the streaky areas. Finish wiping to even the shine with a dry terry towel. Another option is to purchase additional micro fiber cloths at a local auto store to finish the job. Save the extra micro fibers for the next time the polish is applied.
Can I use an orbital buffer to buff Ice Polish?
Yes, an orbital buffer can be used to remove excess polish. Finish with a final wipe of the micro-fiber cloth to produce uniform gloss and shine.
Can I use Terry towels instead of the micro-fiber cloth that is included with the Ice?
Yes, Cotton cloths can be used to remove excess polish. Polishing only with terry cloths could leave the finish looking streaky with light and dark patches. Always finish polishing with the micro -fiber cloth.
Is Ice Polish compatible with other waxes?
Yes, Ice Liquid polish can be used if a previous wax has been applied. If the car has been recently waxed, wait a week and re-wash the vehicle before applying Ice.
My vehicles finish has a lot of plastic and rubber trim, do I need to do anything special in applying Ice to these surfaces?
No, apply a thin coat of Ice to all surfaces paint, rubber, plastic and seams uniformly. Apply Ice even on plastic decals and on car emblems. Lightly wipe all surfaces with one side of the micro- fiber cloth to remove excess polish, and turn cloth over and re-wipe to a high gloss crystal clear reflective shine.
Does Ice Liquid work on Chrome or other metal?
Ice Liquid polish will clean shine and protect highly polished metals and produce a mirror like shine. Ice will produce a crisp clear reflection on highly polished chrome, aluminum, stainless steel brass or copper. It does not, however, contain abrasives and will not remove oxidation or corrosion on metal.