Does Wipe New Really Work?


Does Wipe New work?Wipe New is designed to restore the interior and exterior of your car to showroom condition, with just one application. They say it uses nanotechnology, which we usually love to pick apart, especially at this price point, but let’s delve a little further into their claims and then see what real users are saying about how well this works.

Overview
Products like these have been around for decades, and the idea of covering up basic flaws on your car has definitely been done before. What is unique about this product is that you are only supposed to have to go over things once, and it will last for up to two years. It is also supposed to work on all different kinds of surfaces, and for different problems. Most car items like this have a very specific function, and don’t have that universal capability to them.

The Claim
Wipe New says that the results you get from using it will last for years, and they guarantee it. This is one product that has a full two-year guarantee, which is pretty much the biggest guarantee we’ve ever seen. They claim you can use it on many different parts of your car, including the bumper, fenders. the dashboard, rims, and anywhere else that’s lost its luster. This would be especially helpful if your car is running fine, but falling behind in the aesthetic department.

The Hype
Of course few people will remember to ask for their money back two years from now if the product doesn’t work. Most people can’t keep track of stuff like that on a 30 or 60 day guarantee, let alone 12 times longer. So what if their guarantee is a bit hyped up, we all know that they are just trying to sell their product, and if it doesn’t work in the first 30 days you can return it and get your money back so it’s not like you have to wait the full two years to take them up on their promise.

The Cost
Wipe New is $36 all together including shipping. That’s for a complete kit, which includes a double sized bottle that they say is enough to use on two vehicles. They also include a detailing kit that gives you applicator cloths, headlight applicators, a brush, and a pair of gloves to use while you’re applying it. Products like this are known for throwing in a lot of bonuses, but it seems they’ve done a good job of getting to that $36 price point.

The Commitment
They stress how easy this is to apply, and that you only need to apply it once for it to keep its looks for years to come. This basically takes you out of the equation once you get it on there, and you can reap the benefits afterward without any more work. Since your other options are pretty limited, or pretty expensive if you take your car in to get it professionally detailed, this seems like a pretty good product as far as how much you have to do.

Evaluation
Wipe New is suffering from the good product/bad ordering experience phenomenon. This is when a company muddles up a seemingly effective product with an atrocious ordering system, and ends up with a laundry list of upset customers. You can tell this is the case when it has a low overall rating, and the good reviews go on about how well the product works. The bad reviews all focus on how they were overcharged, or double charged, or that they had problems with customer service. The product itself gets lost in all of the complaining.

If you pay close attention to the details you shouldn’t have too much trouble ordering this, especially if you place your order online and are aware that the total cost is going to come to $36 and not $20. Many people will say they were double charged, not realizing that they are paying two shipping and handling charges, one on the product, and one on the detailing kit, and there’s no way to get one without getting and paying for the other. Maybe not the best way to sell the product, but it’s what they’ve chosen.

Final Wipe New Review

Wipe New is getting a Try recommendation from us, just as long as you know what you’re getting into here. It’s going to be $36 and you’re not just going to get the bottle, you’ll get a bunch of accessories as well. If you try it out you’ll probably be like most of those that have used it that say it does work at making their car look much better and they would recommend this to others. The product shouldn’t be tarnished by the ordering process, but it’s hard to overlook so many complaints.

Our Recommendation
When it comes to protecting your car’s finish, you can go with car care products readily available at your local car shop, and reapply them again and again as needed, or you can get something like this and apply it once and be done for a long time. The consensus is that this product works really well, but can be a pain to order. We didn’t notice anything peculiar on the ordering process, but we’ve also checked out hundreds of these sort of sites and are used to the practice of broadcasting a $19.95 price and having a total sale of $36 surprise quite a few people.

UPDATE: We have been receiving a lot of negative feedback on the ordering process of Wipe New. For this reason, we are recommending this highly reviewed alternative from ReNu.

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Benjamin Book August 14, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Thanks for clarifying the pricing for this item. I’m interested in wipe new because of the positive reviews by the people who’ve used them, but I probably would have complained about being overcharged too had I not read the explanation here. They’re not being smart with this. If you got a product that works well then you make sure you make the buying process is as trouble free as possible. I need this so I’m gonna get it, but I thought I share my two cents on it.

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John December 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

I see this from almost every product on TV now, they offer a ‘free’ second bottle or whatever but ‘just pay separate shipping and handling charge’.. and that charge is of course 2-3 times what actual shipping would cost if you shipped it yourself.

I am baffled as to why there are so many ordering problems though. I used to manage a call center that took orders for products, it’s not rocket science in difficulty.

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Don Shelton August 17, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I Was Upset at the price until I read your explanation . I Have already used the product and it seems to work very well. Whether it will last two years remains to be seen. And their instructions on how to use it is crazy. I would like to see someone put this product on a car dash and not lap it over. Its impossible

I love your site though and next time I will go to yours first . THANKS

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Daniel August 19, 2012 at 2:04 am

Thanks for this website, I was not really shocked about the pricing issue because most of the those things you see on tv work that way. My problem was that I could not find a review to tell me if the product actually worked due to everyone complaining about the ordering issue. For someone like me that has a chevy avalanche with a whole lot of plastic, I would pay $100 if it meant i didn’t have to re do it every time i wash my truck! Thanks again love this site.

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Dennis Lockett August 27, 2012 at 5:45 pm

This company (Wipe New) is the biggest ripoff I have ever been exposed to. As you had mentioned I was expecting the $30 range and when the product arrived the charge was $71.94. I refuse to even try the product because of their total fraud in their ordering system. I have filed complaints with the local Wallingford, CT Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau and the NFL Network where I saw their commercial. I would highly recommend anyone steer clear of this compnay/product. Their electronic voice ordering system is amateurish at best and is so confusing I finally just hung up but unfortuantely only after I gave my credit card number. Even then they got the shipping address wrong. DON’T waste your time and hard earned money on this fraud.

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Erron bacon September 7, 2012 at 3:49 am

Crooks. I ordered ONLY the 19.95 kit but they added the 7.95 bonus kit. I cannot contact anyone to make the change. Good luck on trying to get a refund of ur unhappy. These people are scammers.

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Grammer Nazi November 23, 2012 at 5:34 am

So, you’re saying you didn’t read the article? It says in the article you have to order both, you can’t order one or the other, how does that make it a “scam”?

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richie September 22, 2012 at 6:55 pm

i wrote a comment earlier and said wipemew works good on plastics but not head lights…well i was wrong.i just did not read the directions good lol.the stuff is easy to use just do not make any small mistakes.FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS PEAPLE THE STUFF WORKS GOOD.two thumbs up from me.

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John Busse October 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Well, I think it’s intentional. And if so, borders on “bait ‘n’ switch”. What if I don’t want their stinkin’ detailing kit? Then we’re back to $19.95 +S&H, riiiiight?

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Mike December 14, 2012 at 1:50 am

The product does seem to work as advertised. And to avoid the BS ordering problems, do what I did and just buy it on eBay. Cost me $22.99 shipped, and I got 3oz of the WIpe New product and all the accessories.

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Jimmy November 4, 2013 at 1:51 am

bought product from local autozone for 20bucks. Applied today and seems to work well. My question is if in 30 days( from the above post) it fades or does not hold up, can I get my money back from the autozone, or must I go through this company. thanks.

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