Crown

Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    Porsche Car Care Products

    Anyone ever try Porsche's car care prodcuts, like the Porsche paint preservative or restorer, shampoo, etc.? Are their cheaper identical aftermarket products. Thanx.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Quote:
    chipper said:
    Anyone ever try Porsche's car care prodcuts, like the Porsche paint preservative or restorer, shampoo, etc.? Are their cheaper identical aftermarket products. Thanx.



    I didn't even know they existed!

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    I like their wax because it's the easiest of all waxes to apply.

    The interior glass cleaner is nice.

    Other than that the black bottles/packaging go well with the inside of the closed trunk.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Let's see, these products are from Porsche with Porsche labels? I would guess that a 16 oz. bottle of wax would be, oh, somewhere around $350?

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    I have the polish, shampoo, leather cleaner, leather conserver, rag top conserver, alloy wheel cleaner and insect remover. All together was under 50 GBP if I remember correctly. I've used all of it except the rag top conserver (due sometimes this month) and the products seem to do their job just fine. The leather care set in particular leaves a nice deep finish on my full black leather interior (I use those constantly to battle the omnipresent make-up stains).

    Supposedly Porsche took well known high quality brands of cleaning products and just labelled them.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Quote:
    Ente said:
    I have the polish, shampoo, leather cleaner, leather conserver, rag top conserver, alloy wheel cleaner and insect remover. All together was under 50 GBP if I remember correctly. I've used all of it except the rag top conserver (due sometimes this month) and the products seem to do their job just fine. The leather care set in particular leaves a nice deep finish on my full black leather interior (I use those constantly to battle the omnipresent make-up stains).

    Supposedly Porsche took well known high quality brands of cleaning products and just labelled them.



    In a way, they do. They can't take the actual products and re-label that's illegal but what they probably do is use a "Contract Manufacturer". Companies that want to market a product but want to do it more Efficiently go to C.M's. For example the company "Bath & Body Works" doesn't manufacturer any products. They have their own retail stores. They buy bottles from one supplier, fragrance oil from another, and have all the components shipped to a CM to mix the ingredients, bottle, pack and ship to their stores. Many times the C.M will also be the one manufacturing the main ingredient. Like if it were a body wash they would be the ones making the soap part of the body wash and then mix the rest of the ingredients. The same thing for WalMart. They have lots of their own different named product lines on their shelves but they're not the ones making candles, making sun-tan lotion or hair gel. They consult with C.M.'s to manufacturer the product for them. Same thing for some other big companies like Dial. They don't make the body wash and soap they sell they contract out to a specialty C.M to do it for them and then send to the retail stores like WalMart and Target that they have contracts with. If the product is an aerosol the majority of the time a seperate aerosol C.M Manufacturer gets invloved because of strict Federal Regulations. Caswell- Massy is another one. Their office in NJ is stricly a marketing and executive facility. They hire C.M's to mix all the ingredients they've choosen for their products. Works the same with most of the designer colognes and perfumes you buy. The designer doesn't make the glass bottle, alcohol, fragrance, or the packaging. Nor do they mix the ingredients to make the cologne, the C.M they hired does this then ships to retail stores.. The vast majority of household products (detergents), , personal care products (colognes/ perfumes, soaps, shampoos,lotions, deo) and air-fresheners (candles, aerosols) that you buy are made this way. Same thing with many care care products. There are some companies that do almost everything in house like Yankee Candle. Yankee makes their own candles but they still import their fragrance oil from fragrance oil manufacture's... I haven't looked into Porsche's products but I highly doubt they are the ones "compounding" and bottling the products. They probably worked out the packaging with one company specializing in packaging, another for the ingredients in the products and yet another another to put it all together and ship. Or they contracted for everything with a single C.M that works with comapnies that specialize in each. Formulations for leather cleaner, leather protectant, car and top shampoo, etc. are created by chemists that sell the formulations to companies looking to launch product lines. They are using quality materials but you're paying extra for the Porsche label on the bottle. If you look at the ingredient label the highest % is almost always listed first, down to the least amount -which many times is dye or fragrance. Nothing stops other companies from using the same ingredients in their products and re-labeling them. Just like you cannot copyright a fragrance or scent or even flavor/ taste. The trick is to figure out exactly how much of each ingredient is in the bottle. Usually it's just easier to develop your own formulation with a C.M.'s chemist. If you look on the bottle by the ingredient listing some times the distributor will be listed. Many times the "distributor" is the manufacturer/C.M. I doubt Porsche has chemists to direct the formulations of their care care products. Just like they don't manufacturer their own crystal 911 paperweight or Porsche hats or sweaters.

    Sorry if that was really boring.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Did you buy the kit in the sort of briefcase? With all the products arrayed inside? Thanks for your helpful comments.

    I've been usings P21S carnuba wax which is excellent, but tthe 997 manual mentions using Porsche paint preservative, or something like that. I wondered if it deepened the pigment and protected the paint, rather than just putting a shine on it like wax does. In other words, some special German product for German paint. If so, I might try it. thanks.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    The case added costs for no reason, so I just got the cleaning products I wanted and stuffed them into a $5 Woolworth nylon bag which fits the Boxster trunk like it's made for it.

    Thanks Stradale. P21S is exactly what I've heard being used as Porsche cleaning products but I couldn't confirm the information.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Griot's Garage has been contracted for some of Porsches products

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Quote:
    chipper said:
    Did you buy the kit in the sort of briefcase? With all the products arrayed inside? Thanks for your helpful comments.





    The nice aluminum case is there to raise the perceived value of the products and to give you the sense that the high price is justified (increase profit margin for Porsche).

    My wife fell for it and now I have a bunch of messy bottles in a bag in the garage, and a nice, but completely useless, aluminum case somewhere in storage.

    You can't "throw" the case in the car because it will dent and scratch. Can't take it to the office on a daily basis. What ARE you going to do with it?


    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    Oh, one good thing about Porsche products is the leather maintenance supplies.

    If you use the wrong stuff by another seller you MAY ruin your leather. On another board a BMW guy got his car detailed, they used the wrong leather contitioner and this leather turned into a permanent sticky mess.

    Re: Porsche Car Care Products

    How well do the Porsche products work? Have you tried the wax or paint preservative?

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 2/14/19 1:26 AM
    watt
    331112 2045
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 2/21/19 8:38 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    218686 1126
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 2/21/19 6:45 PM
    Porsche-Jeck
    146317 2580
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 2/21/19 3:55 PM
    the-missile
    62747 822
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 2/18/19 9:28 AM
    RCA
    16328 149
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    RCA
    14693 35
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 992 Carrera Cabriolet 2/18/19 11:28 AM
    RCA
    10265 127
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 2/18/19 8:51 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    3293 60
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 1/4/19 7:02 PM
    Topspeed
    486952 4255
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 2/19/19 11:40 PM
    4trac
    422692 5222
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    RCA
    318176 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 12/31/18 2:19 AM
    DJM48
    286737 2598
    Porsche Cayman GT4 2/19/19 8:00 PM
    dreamcar
    280961 2760
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 1/30/19 3:10 AM
    ha
    219690 2777
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 1/17/19 8:13 PM
    GoHardGT3RS
    195652 1789
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 2/18/19 10:28 AM
    RCA
    191714 3355
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/17/18 12:42 PM
    RCA
    157875 2491
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    WAY
    144633 757
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    RCA
    113034 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    107945 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 2/18/19 1:00 PM
    RCA
    99198 1370
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    68859 673
    Others Tesla Roadster 2/21/19 9:47 PM
    CGX car nut
    57724 1738
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    bluelines
    48445 477
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    RCA
    43590 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    RCA
    43152 605
    Lambo Aventador and SV 11/19/18 8:31 AM
    RCA
    40877 472
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 12/4/18 3:17 PM
    BiTurbo
    40641 650
    AMG Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 2/14/19 1:44 PM
    RCA
    40307 387
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Porsche Carrera T 12/13/18 2:27 PM
    RCA
    39239 804
    270 items found, displaying 1 to 30.