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While catching the tail end of Rides the other day the annoying TV announcer voice came on — you know, the one with the blue screen at the end saying things like “for a limited time only” and “but wait, there’s more!”  He was singing the praises of yet another “once in a life time opportunity, the Flitz system.”

The Flitz system promises to be a revolutionary polishing kit for the masses.  Before you get too excited, you should know that it doesn’t come with the drill in the picture.  What it does come with is a 50gr/1.76oz tube of metal polish, a polishing and buffing ball, a microfiber polishing cloth, five “trial size” metal polish packets, and $20 in coupons for “future use” (read: ways to hock this stuff to your friends).

We couldn’t really find any reason why this stuff is better than normal metal polish or even if it’s different at all.  It looks to be a regular polishing product encased in some spiffy-looking packaging, but we can’t confirm that for sure. If any of you Toolmongers out there have taken the plunge – or were bored watching infomercials and decided you had some extra cash on hand and wound up using this, drop us a line and let us know how it went.

Street Pricing is $29.95 and is available on the flitztv.com website. However, we suspect it will only be a matter of time till Flitz will be at your local Big Lots (or equivalent store) marked $5.99 clearance.

Flitz Polishing System [Flitztv]

 

4 Responses to Finds: Flitz Polishing System

  1. Jason says:

    Flitz has been around for a long time. I haven’t tried it, but I’ve been looking for a tube. The Bakelite cleaning community (e.g. people who restore vintage electronics) swear by Flitz for it’s Bakelite restoring properties.

  2. bob says:

    Flitz isn’t a flash in the pan product. As the commenter above noted, it’s been around a long time. Maybe this marketing scheme is new, but the product isn’t. Corvette enthusiasts know that a tube of Flitz is one of the best things out there for restoring the transparency of convertible rear windows that have gone opaque. One of the ‘vette houses (Ecklers … http://www.ecklers.com/product.asp?pf%5Fid=39878&dept%5Fid=126 ) has even taken to selling Flitz expressly for this purpose, albeit at a substantial markup … $10.99 for a single tube.

  3. Tim says:

    I’ve been selling Flitz for 6 years now and the polish has been around for approximately 30 years. One characteristic of Flitz Polish is that it is non-abrasive and acid free so it is safe on metals and non-metals. It is also industrial strength so a little goes a long way. (www.FlitzUSA.com)

  4. Brock says:

    I’d pass on the marketing hype and the nifty ‘buffing ball’, but I have been using Flitz for 8 or 9 years . It’s big in the Marine industry and can be used to polish almost anything hard. I’ve even restored ‘yellowed’ headlight covers with it. It comes in liquid or paste form, I prefer the paste. As Tim stated, “a little goes a long way”. I have yet to find a better non-abrasive polish. Give it a try, I betcha’ like it.

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