Cost: £8 for 250ml or £13 for 500ml
Date of Review: 18th August 2018
The Sales Pitch from Auto Finesse:
Tripple is the perfect all-in-one cleaner polish. Enriched with pure Brazilian No:1 Carnauba wax, its easy application will deep clean paintwork and add a protective layer of carnauba wax in one simple step, making it the ultimate product for the speedy detailer.
Tripple removes stubborn oxidation and contamination using deep cleansing solvents, whilst gently refining paint’s surface to a high gloss finish with fast-acting fine diminishing abrasives. It also leaves behind ultra-slick film formers to help obscure and glaze minor defects, whilst laying down T1 Grade Carnauba Wax to protect and lock in shine.
Auto Finesse Tripple all-in-one polish can be used on its own or as the base for Radiance or any of our Carnauba waxes.
What You Get:
Either a 250ml or 500ml bottle with a flip-up lid applicator.
A product that is all in one, polish cut, filler and wax. The product is a thick cream and a lavender colour with a similar scent.
From Auto Finesse Website:
Hand Application –
We recommend using either a microfibre 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. You may use either circular, or linear hand motions. For best results, confine yourself to working a small area at a time (no larger than 18 by 18 square inch) and leave the product to haze for several minutes before buffing off the residue using a microfibre towel. For maximum polishing performance, use a microfibre 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. Apply 2-3 small-coin sized drops to the pad, and spread onto a small area of the paint (no larger than 18 by 18 square inch) using the lowest setting on the machine. Afterwards, work the product in using slow, overlapping passes, light pressure and a moderate speed setting (4000 OPMs) until you see the residue starting to turn clear. At this stage, back the speed down to its lowest, or second lowest setting and reduce pressure for one more pass. Leave the residue to haze for a few minutes and buff off using a microfibre 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. Apply 2-3 small-coin sized drops to the pad and spread onto a small area of the paint (no larger than 18 by 18 square inch) using the lowest speed setting on the machine. Afterwards, increase the speed to a maximum of 1000RPM, working the product in using slow, overlapping passes. Once you see the residue starting to turn clear, back the speed down to its lowest setting for one more pass. Leave the residue to haze for a few minutes and buff off using a microfibre 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 recommend a slightly firmer foam polishing pad.
I used the DA method from above and I can say that it was easy to apply onto the pad and I dabbed it onto the paintwork in order to get an even spread on the working area.
The cream spread evenly and did not clog up the DA pad.
I also used as little on the AF Handi Puck and it didn’t seem to make any difference to me at all.
After the area had hazed over the buffing with a quality micro fibre was used. From the picture below the arrow points to the line where the Tripple was buffed away. It’s just about noticeable the buffed side on the right.
The results were good but not as good as I expected it to be. I have some of the finest swirl lines on one panel and in the right light they had not disappeared and could still just about be seen. The micro swirls didn’t even pic up in the photos to show you.
The triple did however give the car a nice warm depth after using it. There was no dusty residue as a result of buffing it off, and the micro fibre cloth didn’t drag on the surface while being removed either.
The paint did look clean and crisp and could be left as it was without any additional products(s) application.
Perhaps I need more time and little longer to apply the product or a second attempt.
Rating: 8 out 10
Ease of use – Very easy to apply
Finish – Clean and bright no obvious streaks on the paintwork.
There is SO much hype about this product. I personally didn’t see that much difference after the DA had done its thing all over. Perhaps my car was so clean it didn’t need the full effect of the Tripple, I just don’t know. This is a very mild cut by the sheer nature of the product, and I didn’t go mental with the DA tool trying to grind it into the paint. I used a light to medium touch. There was a definite protect layer and smoothness to the paint after application.
Would I want to use this on a regular basis every time I clean the car? No, I don’t think I would. Besides after a short while if this product cuts the paint, then you will have nothing left after a while.
Would I recommend it? Yes. It made the paint feel mirror smooth and gave it an even finish.
Would I buy it again? Yes. But I would wait for it to be on offer.
I intend to come back and revisit this product to make sure my findings are correct. I hope to prove myself wrong and amend the rating score.