Torque Detail Mirror Shine Review
Torque is a solid detailing product I’ve used for a while. I found it advertised on Youtube about a year ago, and I thought now would be a great time for a review where we’ll go over the pros and cons of this detailing spray. If you’re looking for a mid-level product that’s a good value for the money, Torque Detail Mirror Shine may be a good choice for you.
How Does Torque Detail’s Formula Work?
How does Torque Detail’s formula stack up against the competition? Does the product leave your car looking shiny like a mirror or dull and gross? Well, their advertising claims this product will leave your car looking like a mirror so you’ll never have to pay for detailing again. However, that’s not exactly what I found.
Yes, when I used the product on my car, It did increase the glossiness to a noticeable extent. But it definitely did not “look like a mirror” like they claim. Torque Detail’s glossiness is certainly stronger than both Shine Armor and TopCoat F11, but doesn’t come close to the “wet look” shine I found with NexGen ceramic spray.
In terms of ceramic protection, I was actually very impressed by Torque Detail. Their formula help up pretty well, and still repelled water after 3 weeks of daily driving. In the fourth week, I started to see deterioration in the strength of the ceramic, so that’s when I’d recommend reapplying.
Is Torque Detail Mirror Shine A Good Value?
Even though Torque Detail Mirror Shine doesn’t look quite as glossy as some other products, it’s still a decent value if you’re looking to save money on making your car look great. Their formula lasts longer than many other ceramic coatings on the market, making it a pretty good value coming in at only $19.95 per 8oz bottle.
A quick note: Torque Detail Mirror Shine is the same price and bottle size as Nexgen Ceramic Spray. However, I found that I needed to use more sprays of Torque than Nexgen to get the same effect. Because of that, I have to say that Nexgen is a better value than Torque.
What Are Torque Detail’s Drawbacks?
There were a couple important problems I experienced when giving Torque a try a couple months ago. And just by reading their reviews on Amazon I found that many people also experienced the same problems.
Unfortunately the bottle comes with a weak sprayer that’s not only a pain in the ass to use, but it often breaks when shipping! Luckily mine came intact, but it was still very difficult to spray compared to other products, and it left my fingers sore.
Another issue with Torque is that it’s quite limited in terms of the surfaces you can use it on. DO NOT use this product on plastic or headlights- unless you want scratches. I learned this the hard way with the plastic on my Tundra.
How’s Their Customer Support?
I’ve come to have very low expectations when it comes to customer service for boutique detailing products. It’s a shame, because in my opinion that’s the #1 most important thing you should focus on as a business owner- making your customers happy.
Luckily, Torque surprised me with decent customer service. I had to email before getting on the phone with someone, but only had minimal wait time before speaking with a customer service agent. They appeared to be based in the Philippines, but spoke good english and answered most of my questions well. That’s why we gave Torque a 7/10 when it comes to customer service.
Product Quality Scores
All in all, Torque Detail Mirror Shine is a solid run-of-the-mill sealant spray. If you’re on a tight budget, I’d go ahead and give it a try.