Love the guys posting the same brand for every product. Seriously? No one company produces the best of everything, when your bottle runs empty, try some different stuff. Variety is the spice of life, you might even like it.
Soap: Meguiar's Gold Class
Claybar: Whatever. Every one I've tried has worked well, Clay Magic gets my vote because it's reasonably priced and locally available.
As a disclaimer, I don’t use these items every time. The constants are noted by asterisks.
You’ll notice A LOT of Chemical Guys products. I’m not a nut swinger. They simply have good prices on bulk items that actually work…well. I do NOT use their polishes. Sealants, degreasers and cleaners…absolutely.
Car Soap: Chemical Guys Mr. Pink or Honey Dew Snow Foam (via foam cannon) for maintenance wash.*
Chemical Guys Citrus Wash for wax stripping before claybar and/or polishing*
General Cleaner/Undercarriage: Chemical Guys APC + and Chemical Guys Bare Bones*
Claybar: Chemical Guys Medium Clay or Black Fire Poly Clay depending on contaminant level, Medium vs Fine*
Polisher: FLEX VRG 3401*
Polish (light cutting): Megs 205 via White CCS Pad
Polish (medium cutting): Megs 205 via Orange CCS Pad
Polish (heavy cutting): Megs 105 via Orange or Yellow CCS Pad (Depending on severity)
Glaze: Chemical Guys Black Light, Menzerna…can’t remember what I use. It says glaze though.
Sealant: BlackFire Wet Diamond All Finish Paint Protection or Chemical Guys Jetseal 109*
Wax: BLACKFIRE Midnight Sun Ivory Carnauba Paste Wax, Collinite Liquid Insulator Wax #845, Pinnacle Liquid Souverän Car Wax, Pinnacle Souverän Paste Wax or Natty’s Natty’s Paste Wax (BLUE) – This all depends on the color and what the customer wants. *
Tire Dressing: Meguiars Hyper Dressing, Chemical Guys Matte Finish*
Wheel Cleaner: Flash Wax Brown Royal Wheel Cleaner on non-polished wheels*
Chemical Guys APC on Polished and/or very expensive wheels*
Wheel Sealant: Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Paste Wax*
Interior Protectant: Chemical Guys VRP Dressing*
Glass Cleaner - glassWORKZ-Glass Works Optical Clarity Glass Cleaner*
I saw a post like this in another forum and thought it would be useful to use here to gather some information from the professional and amateur detailers. A possible sticky might also be nice.
I understand product of choice may vary from situation to situation and will also depend on what color of vehicle you are detailing, however just your overall favorite product for the category is fine. Just cut and paste the following into your post and fill in your favorite product.
Polish (light cutting):
Polish (medium cutting):
Polish (heavy cutting):
Turtle wax and armorall for everything above.
04 M6 GTO
Mods: HP Tuners
SD tuned by me
123 on motor 135 on bottle...ls1 problems.
Why do you keep it a secret? You plasti-dip over the dirt.
Current: MGW-p, H-pipe, SS OTRCAI, Lovell rear springs, Eliminator shocks, Pioneer AVH-P3300BT, JBA LTs and catless mids, Drilled/Slotted Rotors, Kooks Afterburners, Catch can & Tuned by Area47... so far. Next: ???
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Re: What Is Your Favorite Detailing Product For...
Chemical brothers, google them. There wax is like no other but a little high on the price
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Just curious to see if anybody's tried that Turtle Wax tire dressing, I can't remember the exact name on it, but it is in an aerosol can, here in DE it is abot 3.50 for a can, I only got 4 or 5 uses on it, so 16-20 tires or so... I did my dad's firebird, and its been sitting, since the beginning of December and the shine is still goin, through rain and heavy winds, he doesn't drive it much... I also have it on my goat, and that dressing surprised my how long it lasts, through washes and all, I'll have to run to the store to get the name off of the can if anyone's interested
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