The CarPro DLUX Plastic and Wheel Cleaner is another great product in the impressive CarPro lineup. DLUX is a silica coating that is designed to be used on both plastic and wheels. This budget friendly, semi-permanent coating provides excellent protection from the environment by forming a transparent, hydrophobic barrier on top of the surface that it was applied to.
CarPro DLUX is a fantastic trim restorer that will help to maintain good looking trim for up to one year. The easy to apply coating helps to restore faded pieces, and leaves a low-gloss finish that looks like new. This product is not just for faded trim, however, as it is also a great choice for brand new vehicles. After all, it is much easier to keep your trim looking good if you never let it fade in the first place. Once DLUX has been applied, your plastic and rubber trim will bead water as nicely as your paint.
The following photo shows the lower front grill of a 2014 Porsche Cayman. As you can see, the area is a solid piece of black plastic trim. Since this is a low mileage, relatively new vehicle, the trim already looks fine, as expected. However, due to my past experiences with DLUX, I know it can be improved.
Photo: 2014 Porsche Cayman Lower Grill
After applying DLUX to half of the area, the difference is dramatic! DLUX has created a truly black surface that makes the original trim look almost grey in comparison.
Photo: CarPro DLUX applied to half of the area to show the dramatic difference between the original side (right) and coated side (left).
After coating the rest of the plastic, it looked incredible. The black surface had a natural sheen to it. The surface is not glossy or fake looking. DLUX will help to preserve this plastic trim for an extended period of time by providing a hydrophobic surface that will resist water and dirt better than an untreated area.
The same great protection can also be applied to your wheels. With DLUX applied, your wheels will resist dirt, road salt, ice, snow, and other environmental contaminates that can be difficult to clean.
DLUX is incredibly easy to use. Simply clean the surface, then wipe thoroughly with CarPro Eraser to ensure there is no more dirt, residual polish, cleaner, or oils on the surface. Next, wipe DLUX onto the surface using the supplied small CarPro Suede Cloth. After the coating has flashed (flash times vary greatly depending on ambient conditions), just wipe away with a clean microfiber or larger CarPro Suede Cloth until the excess coating has been removed. In some cases, when applying to trim, you will notice the coating has dried and may only need a very light wipe down to ensure there are no heavier spots. It is that easy!
DLUX has become my go to means of trim protection, the results are fantastic every time!