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Old 11-01-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Detailing kits? What brand should i go with?

I had some experience with Griots Garage stuff over 10 years ago. Kinda pricy and the Clay was kinda stiff.

Looking on autogeek.net or is there a better site to get everything?

Pinnacle any good?

I already have 20 clean buckets so i don't want that part.
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Old 11-01-2014, 03:17 PM   #2
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detailersdomain.com is a good site and a sponsor here.
Adam's makes good stuff along with Meguires, Sonax and Lusso for all-in-one kits.
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Old 11-03-2014, 12:59 AM   #3
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+1 to autogeek. Meguir's continues to be a great choice.

Before buying $20 of clay consider getting a nanoskin mit if you think this will be a regular activity. Others highly recommend this option.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:11 PM   #4
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Build your own kit. Can make it as elaborate or simple as you want.

PM me if you want some help building a kit. I've used a lot of products and can point you in the right direction and keep you clear from things that don't work well.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:35 AM   #5
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Meguiars products are the best
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:57 AM   #6
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Professional detailer here:

There is not one best brand. saying that "all mothers/meguiars/whatever products are the best" is a blanket statement that should be taken with a grain of salt. The best way is for YOU to sample a bunch of different brands and products and decide which works best for YOUR application.

Your best bet is Autogeek as 09Sti said.
They have a TON of products to choose from. And as I am sure you will find out, the products you like, are not all from the same brand.

Currently my "go to" lineup consists of Colonite fleet wax, 3M perfect-it compound and polish, Chemical guys instawax+ spray wax and Blacklight (For dark cars) and Ultima Waterless wash+

I have no problem endorsing any of these products, feel free to give them a shot.

Also check out the "ask a detailer" thread somewhere on here... too lazy to post link.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:40 AM   #7
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In my opinion, Adams detail http://adamspolishes.com. Customer service is awesome and the quality is definitely there.
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:19 AM   #8
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Fun fact: Adams is rebranded chemical guys.
Quality products no doubt. But just something most people don't know.


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Old 11-09-2014, 02:24 PM   #9
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I use Adams myself for my towels, waxes/polishes/glazes/sealants. As well as interior detailers.

Meguiars gold off the shelf for shampoo.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:07 AM   #10
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I like autoglym stuff
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:34 AM   #11
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I like autoglym stuff

I like their tire dressing.

Recently became pretty expensive though. (Last year 16.9oz was $10, now I can only find it for $17+)
Switched to Optibond (32oz for $17 and I feel like I use less per tire than I did with autoglym)


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:37 PM   #12
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new product line on the market called Aero. As one would think, they originally started with detail products for airplanes and now have products for cars. Their Aero Shine is awesome as a liquid polish/finishing detail spray. Personally, I use Meguiars as they are easily available. I have their G110v2 for my DA polisher but I am about to buy a Rupes for smaller areas (4" vs 6.5/7" on the Meguiars). Everyone claims to be the best. But like most cars, the driver is the best addition. The same goes with car products. Your experience and comfort with each product is what matters. Spend what you can afford.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:42 PM   #13
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Just ordered my first batch of stuff from autogeek. Decent shipping with lots of information and ratings. Went with Meguier's products as that's what I've always used. Can't go wrong with testing different products out and seeing what gives the finish you like.
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Old 11-19-2014, 02:45 PM   #14
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http://www.autogeek.net/blackfire-wet-ice-combo.html
I went with this combo and wow it surprised me.
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:53 PM   #15
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Check out Zaino. I am a big fan of there stuff. Use it all the time on all my cars..
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:42 PM   #16
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Check out Zaino. I am a big fan of there stuff. Use it all the time on all my cars..
Zaino is the "Old Dog" in this fight - They really have not updated their product line in quite some time

There are better products in the newer coatings - and many sealants outperform Zaino in ease of use, finish, and even length of protection.

I like Zaino - but they are expensive for outdated products.

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Old 11-20-2014, 04:19 PM   #17
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Fun fact: Adams is rebranded chemical guys.
Quality products no doubt. But just something most people don't know.


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couldn't be more wrong..
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:08 PM   #18
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couldn't be more wrong..


Please, elaborate.


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Old 11-20-2014, 05:29 PM   #19
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I have had good luck with Chemical Guys. The wax and sealants don't last as long as I would like, but, seem to be good quality. Very easy application.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:35 PM   #20
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I'm sponsored by Meguiar's and highly recommend them.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM   #21
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In my opinion, Autogeek is the best place to buy detailing products and I usually use Meguiar's.

Btw... nice username. Didn't think I would see another KTMrider on here haha.
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Old 11-23-2014, 01:23 PM   #22
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I like Wolfgang from autogeek or chemical guys


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Old 11-26-2014, 03:36 PM   #23
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I used to and still do side work for www.finishrenucarcare.com there located in corona, California very good rates and great product. if you end up checking them out tell them scott sent you!
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:57 PM   #24
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Please, elaborate.
http://my.is/forums/f171/adams-stuff...oducts-349014/

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Old 12-01-2014, 04:44 PM   #25
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Thank you for citing another forum post. You sure you don't want to put a Wikipedia link in here too? Of course a Company is not going to admit openly about being manufactured by another company.

The fact of the matter is that I personally know Adam Pitale. And yes, in fact at one point they were formulated, mixed, branded and bottled from CG.

Disclaimer: this may no longer be the case today. But it was at one point.


Tons of companies practice this one way or another. It's a matter of economies of scale. If someone else can produce a product cheaper and faster than you can, just buy it from them and slap your name on it. (Read: Samsung and Sony TV's. They produce backlit TV panels for tons of other major TV brands.)


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