We decided to go from TRIX (2-in-1) to: Tar-X & Iron-X
June 21, 2014
After several years of using CarPro's TRIX, and having some pretty fantastic results, we began noticing that clients' vehicles were growing more and more filthy with bonded iron and tar deposits from the long Ohio winters where we're located. This year so far has been the worst by far, and with an influx in our clientele (daily drivers, show cars, and vehicles that may have tar but no iron deposits etc.) we decided to begin buying the 5L containers of the individual products, like this Tar-X. One thing was immediately evident when we used this product on a client's Porsche Cayman-R that was nearly brand new but had severe chunk of solidified tar on the inside lip of the wheels... and that was that this product works faster and harder than using the 2-in-1 product TRIX (which makes sense, because it's specifically formulated with 100% of the chemical composition dedicated toward tar removal).
One thing to keep in mind, is that while this product is highly effective, two things stand out as negatives: It is VERY watery, with the consistency or viscosity identical to water - so there is zero "cling" or dwell ability of this chemical. Secondly, also concerning the liquid's thinness, without being able to "grab" onto the paint or wheels properly, it will not be able to do what it needs to do in order to provide the proper results, which is cling to the paint... so oddly enough, the liquid's composition seems to directly work against itself. You can try attaching a foaming spray trigger-nozzle to the bottle, but that will only do so much, and plus by injecting air into the sprayer, it will dilute the overall surface area that the chemical has to go to work.
Pros:-Smells way better than TRIX
-Works under the right conditions
-Allows you to only focus on tar removal, rather than wasting an "all in one" product like TRIX
Cons:-ZERO dwell ability (it will slip right off the paint instantly)
-Thin as water
-Has to be allowed to dwell on the contaminated surface long enough to provide optimal results... but it isn't thick enough to dwell