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MILENCO WHEEL LOCK

Milenco’s lat­est wheel lock is a use­fully heavy-duty up­grade over its con­ven­tional ex­tend­ing de­vice. Two prongs built into a heavy­weight cen­tral tube lock around the spokes of your clas­sic’s steer­ing wheel, a more rugged so­lu­tion that’s claimed to be two and a half times tougher than Thatcham Cat­e­gory 3 – it cer­tainly feels sub­stan­tial. Our only gripe is that it bet­ter suits wheels with a cen­tral up­per spoke, other­wise you have to ap­ply lock to keep it in the 12 o’clock po­si­tion, where it is the best de­ter­rent. It’s £59.95. GM www.milenco.com

CHIP-EX MIR­A­CLE DETAILER

Quick de­tail­ers can be great if you need to spruce up your clas­sic but don’t have the time to wax it. This £12.95 op­tion is a de­cent at­tempt that sprayed on nicely and was easy to use, straight away im­prov­ing the look of our grubby test car and re­turn­ing a pleas­ing shine to its paint. Like the firm’s screenwash, it’s also hy­dropho­bic and pro­duced the bead­ing you’d ex­pect from a good wax. It didn’t buff off as eas­ily as we would like, but that may be im­proved by us­ing a sec­ond mi­crofi­bre cloth. GM www.chipex.co.uk

SIMONIZ TAR RE­MOVER

Tar and sap re­mover is a must-have for your car-clean­ing kit – but not all so­lu­tions are cre­ated equal. We set this prod­uct the tough chal­lenge of re­mov­ing un­der­seal over­spray from our test car’s paint and it per­formed well where ri­vals had com­pletely failed. A good deal of el­bow grease was needed, but it made a fair im­pres­sion, soft­en­ing the de­posits just enough and al­low­ing us to achieve a de­cent fin­ish. Care may be needed with del­i­cate paint­work, how­ever, and it does need to be washed off after ap­pli­ca­tion, ad­ding an­other time­con­sum­ing step. A rea­son­able amount is re­quired, but that’s prob­a­bly not a prob­lem given how in­fre­quently you’ll need it. A 500ml aerosol is £6.99. GM www.holt­sauto.com/simoniz

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