CarPro Eraser is a product that I was very skeptical about when I first heard of it. I said to myself, “why would I pay extra for something that Isopropyl Alcohol can do at a very low price point?” Simply put, it is absolutely worth it!
Eraser is a product deigned to remove oils after polishing to give a completely bare surface for sealants, waxes and coatings to adhere to. A diluted solution of IPA, not the beer, will do this as well. HOWEVER, Eraser does it faster, easier, safer and with a much better scent.
The biggest issue with IPA is that it begins to evaporate very quickly, meaning you can only do small sections at a time before it begins to dry, whereas Eraser has a much longer working time. Eraser also breaks down the polishing oils much faster, meaning it is much easier to wipe the oils away, less effort means less chance of marring the finish you just spent hours correcting. IPA is also not the safest product for trim, although not terrible the over spray from wiping the panel down is not ideal.
Lastly is the scent, you may think this is a trivial quality of this product but that is absolutely not true. IPA does not smell good. It smells like a hospital and reminds people of getting shots from that mean nurse when you were little. She smiled when she gave you a shot like she enjoyed children’s pain…Okay you get the point. Eraser on the other hand smells quite pleasant. Multiple times I have finished polishing and had clients come look at the vehicle and the nice smell made the experience just that much sweeter.
Overall, CarPro Eraser is absolutely worth replacing Isopropyl Alchohol in your arsenal to remove polishing oils. Pictures of using this product do not really show much, so please enjoy this video of prepping a wheel with Eraser prior to coating.