Joel Helmes compares three popular car polishes – T-Cut Original, T-Cut Color Fast and Turtle Wax Color Cure Plus.
Well, to be honest the term ‘polish’ doesn’t actually appear on the bottle of either the T-Cut Original or T-Cut Color Fast, instead these products are known as ‘colour restorers’.
After washing our test bed, an old Ford Falcon door that had seen better days, with T-Cut Power Wash (which in itself left me quite impressed and will feature in an upcoming car wash review), I applied the two T-Cut colour restorers first.
Let’s see how they went in this car polish comparison:
T-Cut Color Fast
The verdict between these two – a clear cut win to the T-Cut Colour Fast. The T-Cut Original didn’t bring the unblemished paint back anywhere near as bright and smooth as the T-Cut Colour Fast. The Original also left a slight residue on the paint.
Turtle Wax Color Cure Plus
This product differed in that it comes with what’s called a ‘Chipstik’, which the bottle promises will mask deep scratches and stone chips.
Let’s see how it went:
The Turtle Wax has a very runny consistency, close to water in-fact; the T-Cut products were significantly ‘thicker’.
Based on the results achieved I wouldn’t be recommending the T-Cut Original. It was the most difficult to remove and left a residue which really did take away the lustre and shine you might expect.
The Turtle Wax product produced a surprisingly good result given its very runny consistency, but having to use the Chipstik on every scratch beforehand is a bit time consuming and fiddly.
The T-Cut Color Fast brought out the best shine, was easy to work with, was the easiest to rub off, is cheaper than the Turtle Wax product and, despite not coming with the Chipstik, essentially equalled the Turtle Wax result on the deep scratches.
T-Cut Original retails for around $16.95, T-Cut Color Fast will cost you around $19.95 and you can pick up the Turtle Wax Color Cure Plus for around $24.95.