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Just when we thought we had seen everything, Amazon is back with another weird-yet-innovative product we never knew we needed. Joining the likes of the famous Tubshroom and Eye Therapy Massagers, this life-hacking product has thousands of buyers backing up its claims. The TICARVE Cleaning Gel is a slime-like putty that is said to be able to clean your car unlike anything else.
SHOP IT: Amazon, $10 (originally $13)
What is it?
This dust-cleaning gel is designed to clean the nooks and crannies in your vehicle. The flexible and moldable putty is ideal for the hard-to-get-to-crevices in your car, including air vents, cup holders, console panels, and more, to pick up dust, dirt and debris.
Beyond your vehicle, the car detailing gel works on other difficult-to-clean items such as computer keyboards, calculators, and household objects like lamps and TV remotes. The goop is sticky to dust but not to hands and won't leave behind a residue. Plus, its newly upgraded formula features a cherry blossom scent, leaving a pleasant smell in your vehicle.
How does it work?
Easy to use, press the gel up against a surface and slowly pull back to remove any dust. When you’re finished using it, put it back into its container and keep it in a cool place like the glove compartment for safekeeping. Best of all the TICARVE Cleaning Gel can be used over and over again. Change of colour will indicate when it’s ready to be replaced.
What are people saying?
As the no.1 best-selling product among Amazon's detailing tools, shoppers say the cleaning gel is "perfect for hard to get to areas!"
One Amazon shopper says the product does "exactly what it says t does" and they were "surprised" by how easily it picked up dust and debris, especially from vents and cup holders. They did however note that it does have an unpleasant smell when you first remove t from its container.
"This is really good stuff," explains another user. "It picks up pens, paper clips, and dust [better] than the best hand duster you can buy. Price is great, it is reusable, and if you have kids or grandkids around, they will love using this slimy miracle to help you dust your furniture. It even pulls cat hair off the couch without a problem and without leaving a slimy mess behind."
However, before you head to checkout, some shoppers note that the cleaning gel has a short lifespan.
"I liked it, but it didn't last as long as I expected," writes one shopper, who sad that it "felt really gritty" after just a couple of uses.
Another reviewer also noted that it's difficult to remove crumbs and dust. "
With an average rating of 4 stars, this $10 cleaning gel is an affordable way to detail your vehicle. However, if you're looking for a long-lasting investment, some shoppers advise that the putty won't last for more than a few uses.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.