sDoc100 Colour Refresher, £12.99
Time tested: Four months
What’s good? When black plastics and metal parts have faded in the light, this spray gives them back some of their original lustre, like a posh and superior version of Back to Black. In recent weeks I’ve been working on a 1993 Yamaha XJ600 Diversion, 2009 Suzuki Gladius and 2011 Triumph Street Triple R and all have benefited from a coating of this product. The effect was particularly pronounced on the Triumph, which spent the first three years of its life living on the streets in London. This spray gave new life to the engine casings, radiator hoses, control cables, switchgear and mirror surrounds, as well as other plastics like indicator casings, hugger and numberplate holder. It is very effective, unlike most of the cheap shine-up products.
What’s not? The shine will be too much for some (it was for me), but a light rub with a cloth after a few minutes took away the excess gleam without ruining the freshening effect of the spray. It’s also a hefty price to pay, though it will last well.
Quality rating: 4/5
Value rating: 3/5