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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!"
"This product does exactly what it says it does. I recently got a new car and was looking for something to easily pick up the dust," writes one Amazon shopper. "I was surprised at how easily it picks up dust and small debris, especially from the inside of vents and cup holders. It's also great for the screen in my car! The only complaint is the very artificial smell when you use it. It doesn't last, just when it's out of the 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 had no smell and didn't last as long as I expected," writes one shopper. "I have a decently clean and organized vehicle. Only used it twice, and it felt really gritty."
"I mean, it got the nooks and crannies, but once you use it's pretty much done," echos another user. "All the crumbs and dust are held inside. Also, don't leave it out if you have young kids. My kids thought it was slime."
With an average rating of 4.1 stars on 27,000 reviews, 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.