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Old 10-28-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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CarPro Essence Plus vs Zymol HD Cleanse

Always been a Zymol guy, but have moved to CarPro Reload as the regular shine maker.

Iíve got some water spots and easy stuff to take care of, should I return to the HD Cleanse that I already have, or give Car Pro Essence Plus a try?

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Old 10-30-2017, 11:32 AM   #2
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I have used the original Essence quite a bit and I can tell you water spots won't stand a chance. Also, it is a nice AIO if you so choose it to be. I like to use a black pad with Essence, just let the product do the work. I haven't used plus, but as with anything from CarPro I'm sure it works just fine.

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Old 11-01-2017, 02:59 PM   #3
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Well I meant to order essence plus, but ordered essence accidentally, so Iíll be giving that a try this weekend. Will let you know how it goes.


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From the looks of it, Essence is more of a cleaner than Essence Plus? Hard to tell.


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From the looks of it, Essence is more of a cleaner than Essence Plus? Hard to tell.


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Essence is slightly more aggressive and thus has more cleaning properties then Plus, yes. I have used Essence on a recently applied coating before to get rid of high spots, worked good for that.

Both have the same fillers and amount of SiO2 though, pretty sure on that one. The benefit of the SiO2 is that if you do remove some protection, you're getting some right back so as not to leave a "weak" spot.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:55 PM   #6
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Well itís a tie between Essence and HD Cleanse since neither of them removed the water spots. I even open the hood if I garage it and there is water on the hood in the hopes it wonít bake on and hopefully slide down.

Thinking about getting that buffer Iíve wanted since I was ten years old.


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Old 11-06-2017, 02:47 PM   #7
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Well itís a tie between Essence and HD Cleanse since neither of them removed the water spots. I even open the hood if I garage it and there is water on the hood in the hopes it wonít bake on and hopefully slide down.

Thinking about getting that buffer Iíve wanted since I was ten years old.


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That is surprising. What was your method of application and working the product?

Essence on a white or black finishing pad has always worked well for me on water spots and lightly etched imperfections. They must be really into your clear. Time for a tough finishing polish or change in pad.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:32 PM   #8
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Microfiber applicator pad, started with light pressure, worked up to medium and more, still visible. I was surprised as well.


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Ah, yes, I have used Essence like that for quick spots on a fresh coating and sometimes I discolor the area or don't get even pressure.

I wouldn't count your products out yet, I would get a machine and a light duty polishing pad and go at it again
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Ah, yes, I have used Essence like that for quick spots on a fresh coating and sometimes I discolor the area or don't get even pressure.

I wouldn't count your products out yet, I would get a machine and a light duty polishing pad and go at it again


Oh yeah I didnít blame the product at all. Just know it needs the next step


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