the Pits with Heavy Duty
High Performance Body Care for Men
By Daryn Guarino
I got the chance to give the Heavy Duty product line a test drive this time
I opened the package and found a clear
plastic tool box full of automotive products! I chuckled as I removed each
product because the bottles were smaller replicas of various automobile
There was an antifreeze jug (shower gel), a motor oil
bottle (body scrub), a liquid car wax bottle (body oil), a tube of
"form-a-gasket" (shave cream), and a tube of putty (hand cream).
I'm not sure that everyone will be able to identify the bottles to enjoy
their campy value. My wife, for example, didn't think twice about the shape
of the bottles and largely ignored me.
My three year old son, however,
immediately recognized them
and led me to the
garage to show me the big bottles that
matched. I was very proud.
With the unpacking done and my new
products ready to go, I had to decide if I was ready to hit the showers. I
brought my pits to my pit crew for a situation report and she punched me in
the stomach, repeatedly, while shouting something about stink or stinking. As I lay there, dazed on the floor from her vicious assault, I stared,
glassy eyed, at the side of the Heavy Duty box.
I found a note stating that
Heavy Duty products were tested on genuine people, never animals. That made
me very happy at the time because I remember thinking that it doesn't matter
how nice a product makes a monkey smell, I'm not planning on washing any
monkeys! I regained my senses, so to speak, and headed for the shower,
err, washing bay. Gentle Me, Start My Research!
Watch Where You're Putting Those Hands, Mister!
Heavy Duty HandGear
Handles Those Curves!
Heavy Duty AutoStrip
Oil Be Back!
Heavy Duty MotorWash
It's A Nice Drive (To The Winner's Circle)
Heavy Duty MuscleBar
Showering For A Living, What A Grind!
Heavy Duty TurboScrub
Some of these Heavy Duty products worked very well and some worked too well.
The above products would make a fun gift for any grease-monkey, but I don't
see any reason to buy it for someone more than once, with the
the only exception.
The products are of good quality, but, once the novelty
value of the replica bottles and the campy garage smells is gone, you're
left with products that work about the same as much cheaper drug store
For the record, the empty bottles are now an important part of my
son's toy car garage and gas station, so you might want to consider that a
value-added feature for those of you with little grease-monkeys.
Heavy Duty, a fun gift for the mechanic in your life, but be sure to get him
something different next year. Find Heavy Duty products