FAST FORD VERDICT
The first thing you notice about Immaculate is just how thick and silky it fells when you apply it to the bodywork. That, and the lovely fruity fragrance. The solution foams-up nicely when you agitate it with a hose, but not so much it’s all bubbles and no shampoo. Get a good handful and, when using a suitable wash mitt, it glides over the panels effortlessly. It feels as if you’re washing over a recently waxed surface – which, obviously we weren’t. Stubborn dirt (and the RS’s famed little black splatters from the exhaust at the back) do require a little more elbow grease but are soon removed with a couple of passes. Even the water sheets-off nicely when rinsing, reducing the drying time and likelihood of annoying water spots too.
It’s surprising how far a couple of capfuls goes. We still had enough left to wash half a car again, so even a big estate car would only want a little splash. Meaning a single bottle will last even the most enthusiastic car washer an entire summer season, so it’s actually really good value too.
But, I’ve always said I don’t mind paying for a good product that does a good job. And Immaculate is certainly that. As a shampoo it’s never going to be the sexiest product on the market like colour-changing iron fallout removers, or ultra-glossy water-repellent wax pastes, but it’s arguably even more important. It’s a product you’ll use every single time you clean your car.
In summary, Immaculate feels like a premium product. It’s nice and smooth to apply, rinses off with ease, and dries to leave a streakfree spotless finish.
And, at £9.99 for a 500ml bottle it’s good value too. Very impressive, and we can’t wait to try out some more of the Bear Car Care range in the future.