Product Review: Bullet Polish

Bullet Polish concentrate and spray bottles
The concentrate bottle is of course much smaller than the spray bottle!

Disclosure: I received free review samples from Bullet Polish for the purpose of this review. I received no payment and was not required to submit a positive review.

Bullet Polish is a carnuba wax-based spray polish that is well established in the USA but has only just become available in the UK.

It’s billed as a multi-surface polish that can also be used as a waterless wash or quick detailer. If this sounds to technical to you, then what this means is that you can very quickly and easily polish your car to a good shine – including glass, plastic and other surfaces.

Unlike traditional wax polishes, Bullet Polish does not leave any white residue on plastic trim and can be used on all surfaces, not just paintwork.

How Does It Perform?

Unlike most products, Bullet Polish does not come ready to use. Instead, you but a bottle of concentrate that has to be mixed with water in a spray container before you can use it. Each 118ml bottle of concentrate contains enough to make 3.7 litres of Bullet Polish – quite a lot when you consider that a standard spray bottle (like that used for Windowlene) is 500ml.

The only slight inconvenience here is that you are meant to use bottled water to make up the spray, not tap water. As UK tap water is always drinkable, I never buy bottled water, so this would be an extra cost and hassle.

Update: Bullet Polish Europe CEO James Oakey has left a comment on our Facebook page to say that they use tap water, not bottled water:

We use tap water with our concentrate and we have found no reduction in the quality of the shine. We will be altering the new labels in due course to reflect this.
The American water is different to ours so they use bottled water to avoid degrading the quality of the shine.

You can buy a starter kit containing a spray bottle with concentrate already added and two microfibre clothes from Bullet Polish for £9.99 – an ideal way to test out the product and see if you like it.

I dodged the showers on a typical English summer day and tested out Bullet Polish on my campervan. The results were good and the product appeared to live up to its claims of providing a good shine on all surfaces with very little effort. Using Bullet Polish is simple and follows the standard ‘wipe and buff’ procedure:

  1. Spray an even coating of Bullet Polish onto a small area – maybe one panel or window
  2. Wipe it lightly to remove excess polish with a microfibre cloth
  3. Use your second microfibre cloth to buff to a deep shine
  4. That’s it! It is very easy and makes no mess (although it’s best if it isn’t too windy).

I was particularly impressed with the shine on glass, mirrors and the plastic campervan (caravan) windows – it really was effortless and fast compared with my usual glass polish. Polishing paintwork was easy too and produced a decent, glossy shine. Water beaded off the polished surfaces when it next rained, too, demonstrating another quality of this polish – after being rained on, your car should dry without any water marks, more or less. Mine did.

Glass reflections after polishing with Bullet Polish
Bullet gives a fast and smear-free shine on glass
Bullet Polish shine on car paintwork
Bullet Polish gave a good shine on paintwork, too

Bullet Polish could also be used to quickly freshen up a slightly dirty or dusty car without needing to wash it first. Says

Pros: Bullet Polish delivers a good shine on all exterior surfaces and is easy to use and reasonably priced – a £19.99 bottle of concentrate will give you just over 5 spray bottles full of polish. You can also use it on various interior surfaces such as your dashboard, leather or vinyl upholstery and plastics generally. In fact, almost anything (I wiped my camera’s screen and my mobile and both came up nicely).

Cons: Having to use bottled water to make up the spray is a hassle and costs extra. Being able to use tap water with this product makes it better still.

Price: £9.99 – £25 (depending on what kit you buy)

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6 thoughts on “Product Review: Bullet Polish

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  • July 8, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    is this product ok for a 60foot narrowboat?

    • July 11, 2016 at 5:20 am

      I’d imagine it should be ok on most surfaces, although as with all such products try cautiously on new materials until you are comfortable that it works ok.

    • August 2, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      It is perfectly fine to use on a Narrowboat of any size.

  • July 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    I just bought the last bottle on the shelf at Haynes Motor Museum. More is on order. I saw one of the staff using it to polish the cars on display. If they use it instead of Autoglym, which they also sell, then it must be good!

    • July 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks for the feedback Graham, that does seem to be a pretty solid recommendation.




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