I saw this ad on the Internet that I found through an automotive forum. In it one of the members highly recommended this new technology car finish that uses Teflon in it and that supposedly lasts for several years. So I clicked through the link to the website. The 5 Star Shine website makes itself look like a technological breakthrough and a very worthy product even though the cost is quite high for a paint sealant or car wax at around $70.
But due to the fact that the Navy uses it on their billion-dollar fleet of ships and the number of recommendations on there, I decided to give it a try. I bought the product and received it in a decent amount of time – just under two weeks. When it came I was surprised as it contained two extremely tiny bottles of solution that I was supposed to apply to my BMW SUV. I don’t think that those two bottles no matter how I could’ve used them or applied them would have covered my entire vehicle.
Regardless, I followed the directions and applied the paint sealant to my BMW exactly as directed in the instructions. When I was done my BMW looked okay, but the shine was not as good as I had seen with other car waxes – even cheap Turtle Wax had a better shine and was easier to apply then the 5 Star Shine paint sealant.
After I applied the finish was smooth it just didn’t have that deep luster or shine that I’m used to with the regular waxes that I have used in the past. Now let’s talk about how good its protection is for my vehicle. This is were I have a real problem with their product. The little bit of shine that it did have quickly went away after a few days. Now I understand that I live in the hot south in Monroe, Louisiana, but regardless, their product and website showed examples of people living in even hotter areas like southern Florida with one application that supposedly lasted four or more years and one of them was on a all black car.
After a few weeks my BMW SUV looked and felt like it had never been waxed and the finish felt like it needed to have a clay bar taken to it. One of my relatives is a car detailer by trade and when I told him about the 5 Star Finish that I had bought through the Internet he laughed. He said it was common knowledge in the automotive industry that 5 Star Shine and their other brand PPS are complete scams. He said no car dealer or detailer that he knows of would ever use this product. He said I got taken for my money and that I should have stuck with proven products like Mothers car wax and paint sealants, Maguires, etc…
I decided to contact the website and try and get my money back because I was totally dissatisfied with their product – it didn’t work and in my opinion was basically slime. This was several months ago and to this day I have yet to receive a reply. That’s all right I have already contacted my credit card company to initiate a chargeback – as a matter of fact they said they’d had numerous complaints about this 5 Star Shine. I am also leaving this complaint o 5 Star Shine here on ReportYourComplaint for the whole world to see. 5 Star Shine is slime and will not protect your car or truck – it’s a scam!