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Old 03-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Do any of you use detailer spray to keep your cars looking clean? If so, which brands are you using?
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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I don't use a specific brand. What me and my buddys do is use our own little concoction which consists of liquid wax mixed with Meguiars quik detailing spray. Then just do a quick buff which doesn't leave streaks.

But if not, the Meguiars quik detailing spray does the job. Just my twocents.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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I've been using Zaino Z-6 for years now, always have been happy with the glossy shine it leaves behind.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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Are you looking for recommendations? If so, what are you expecting the QD to do? In other words, what are you trying to accomplish? .....i.e. QD between washes, use during drying after a wash, to remove contaminants (bird bombs, bug remnants, etc.), to use after washing for added "pop", etc.?

In general, a couple of my favorites have been ONR in QD strength, FK425 and Duragloss Aquawax. ...although the latter is a quick wax rather than a QD, it's a great product when I dry traditionally (with a waffle weave towel). You can also use it on a dry, clean vehicle on just about all surfaces. It's one of the few products I have found to be really "bubba-proof".
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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Are you looking for recommendations? If so, what are you expecting the QD to do? In other words, what are you trying to accomplish? .....i.e. QD between washes, use during drying after a wash, to remove contaminants (bird bombs, bug remnants, etc.), to use after washing for added "pop", etc.?

In general, a couple of my favorites have been ONR in QD strength, FK425 and Duragloss Aquawax. ...although the latter is a quick wax rather than a QD, it's a great product when I dry traditionally (with a waffle weave towel). You can also use it on a dry, clean vehicle on just about all surfaces. It's one of the few products I have found to be really "bubba-proof".
I’m just looking for something to keep it looking sharp in between washes. I looked at the local
Wal-Mart and they had many products claiming to be the best. It seems like i wash it and then a day or two later it's dusty and water spotted. Although, i have a gravel driveway at the moment and it did rain on it a couple times.

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Old 03-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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I’m just looking for something to keep it looking sharp in between washes. I looked at the local
Wal-Mart and they had many products claiming to be the best. It seems like i wash it and then a day or two later it's dusty and water spotted. Although, i have a gravel driveway at the moment and it did rain on it a couple times.
....if it is dusty and has been exposed to moisture (rain, morning dew, etc.), I would think twice about using QD to wipe the car down. I don't like using QDs for this purpose anyhow but it really boils down to your own personal comfort level. If I had to do get the car clean without washing, I would prefer to use a rinseless solution like ONR or maybe even a waterless product that is formulated to tackle more contamination than a typical QD.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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i only use qd if its really minimal dust..id hate to scratch my blk rs any further. i generally use ONR as QD or Megs final inspection
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:12 PM   #8
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Poorboys Spray and Wipe followed by Poorboys Spray and Gloss are my go to in between quick detailers. They won't break the bank and work great.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #9
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Meguiar's Quik Detailer is all that I use. Love that stuff!
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #10
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Yup go with Meguiars, he knows his stuff lol
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:51 PM   #11
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I use Meguiars everything on my car, cant go wrong there!
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:15 PM   #12
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Quick detailers are borderline useless IMO.

They can be used as a drying aid but I never use it for anything else. Just like every time you touch your car, you risk scratching it.

If I was going to use it to clean dust or whatnot off of my car, I would use a waterless wash like Optimum Opti-clean. Even still, you run the risk of scratching
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:31 PM   #13
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I always wash my car... I NEVER use a quick detailer on it... if it's been driven AT ALL it has dust, dirt, grass, etc on the car and all of that will leave marks. If you are looking for an EXCELLENT spray sealer however that isn't expensive then I would look no further than Werkstatt acrylic jett trigger. Spray the panel... wipe it until it disappears into the paint and that's it. I absolutely love the look and the ease of it. Of course I have opti-coat on my car now which doesn't attract much dust, but still have horrible town water so I have to wash it and it has to be dried pretty well immediately afterward.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:53 AM   #14
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opti-clean is pretty much foolproof. it has an incredible amount of polymeric buffers so as long as you are mindful of what kind of towel you are using, flipping often and not GRINDING into the paint...you will be a-ok.

pre-treating with opti-clean or optimum no rinse via spray bottle can help immensely.

you just have to use your head. if there is a lot of dirt, you can pre-treat, wipe with a primed towel, spray again and wipe until it's all gone...and then gloss it up with optimum instant detailer (@ 4:1) if you prefer or...not.

technique is the name of the game. the products are designed to work as directed.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #15
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Meguair's is nice. I usually buy the clay kit so I get a nice microfiber, clay bar, and spray detailer for about $17. It's a pretty good deal for me, since I don't use much of the spray.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:31 AM   #16
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The megs qd is awful. cant believe you people like it. mothers cg is far superior. i use mothers cali gold qd followed by duragloss aquawax. and i use the aquawax while drying after every wash. if you know what you're doing and use a plush enough microfiber (like the carrand yellow/grey mf) you will not scratch your paint. my new 2012 Impreza gets this qd spray wax treatment often inbetween washes and not a scratch yet on it from doing so
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #17
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Sounds like what you want/need is a waterless wash not a QD. I like ONR at QD strength, but I never use it if my car is actually dirty. You also need to have a good supply of plush MF if you want to do this.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:07 PM   #18
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The megs qd is awful. cant believe you people like it. mothers cg is far superior. i use mothers cali gold qd followed by duragloss aquawax. and i use the aquawax while drying after every wash. if you know what you're doing and use a plush enough microfiber (like the carrand yellow/grey mf) you will not scratch your paint. my new 2012 Impreza gets this qd spray wax treatment often inbetween washes and not a scratch yet on it from doing so
Obviously you're not going to have some big noticeable scratches unless you're a complete moron. That doesn't mean what a person is doing isn't marring the paint. Pretty much any towel you touch a car with IS going to mar paint. The higher end towels just wont do it as much so you have more time between your paint needing to be polished.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:47 PM   #19
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Ultima Waterless Wash + is the best IMO and cheaper than others in comparison to how you dilute it and it can be used to fully wash your car.
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If you do the math you can make 64 gallons of rinseless wash with ONR for $15.99

With the Ultima you get 48 gallons out of $20.99 worth of concentrate.

I personally use, and like very much, ONR and it is by far more cost effective in QD form as well. With that said I have no experience with the Ultima product. Simply responding to your claim that it was cheaper than other products like it.
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #21
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True, but for me as a professional retailer you can make quick retailer and clay lubricant out of uww so it works better for Me plus I don't pay that much for it.
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True, but for me as a professional retailer you can make quick retailer and clay lubricant out of uww so it works better for Me plus I don't pay that much for it.
you can use optimum no rinse in those fashions as well. there are known dilution rates for "quick detailer" as well as clay lube.

no rinse in a quick detailer format is decent, and a lot better than many of the quick detailers on the market because of its polymer build but i find opti-clean to be more flexible. you can use it as a waterless wash (not a rinseless wash) and quick detailer, and a $40 retail price gallon makes 4 gallons of waterless cleaner and quick detailer that you can use on interior hard surfaces, glass and exterior. with a waterless wash. there is no wasted product. you only spray what you use. opti-clean has a much higher concentration of the polymers that buffer potential paint scratching debris and "lift" grime.
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Obviously you're not going to have some big noticeable scratches unless you're a complete moron. That doesn't mean what a person is doing isn't marring the paint. Pretty much any towel you touch a car with IS going to mar paint. The higher end towels just wont do it as much so you have more time between your paint needing to be polished.
Well sure but I have looked good and hard and don't see any marring either. And I have a drk grey metallic subie so any imperfections, especially with my eye I notice. I'm no "professional" detailer but I do a lot of cars for friends and family each summer and have gotten pretty good at it. Right now though my Subie gets washed at least 3 times per week, even if it's just a quick throw some soap in a bucket and lather it on and rinse it off just to get the pollen off lol. I'm not taking ANY chances. I didn't know Subaru had such an awful reputation for horrible paint before I bought my car, should have done my research I guess, but all I heard was they are excellent AWD cars that a durable and reliable.
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Well sure but I have looked good and hard and don't see any marring either. And I have a drk grey metallic subie so any imperfections, especially with my eye I notice. I'm no "professional" detailer but I do a lot of cars for friends and family each summer and have gotten pretty good at it. Right now though my Subie gets washed at least 3 times per week, even if it's just a quick throw some soap in a bucket and lather it on and rinse it off just to get the pollen off lol. I'm not taking ANY chances. I didn't know Subaru had such an awful reputation for horrible paint before I bought my car, should have done my research I guess, but all I heard was they are excellent AWD cars that a durable and reliable.
I am a professional detailer and if you care for your towels right and use high quality microfiber intended for paint then you will not mar... On cars I have done full paint corrections on when I do my final wipe down you can look from any and all angles with intense lighting and not a single scratch.
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you can use optimum no rinse in those fashions as well. there are known dilution rates for "quick detailer" as well as clay lube.

no rinse in a quick detailer format is decent, and a lot better than many of the quick detailers on the market because of its polymer build but i find opti-clean to be more flexible. you can use it as a waterless wash (not a rinseless wash) and quick detailer, and a $40 retail price gallon makes 4 gallons of waterless cleaner and quick detailer that you can use on interior hard surfaces, glass and exterior. with a waterless wash. there is no wasted product. you only spray what you use. opti-clean has a much higher concentration of the polymers that buffer potential paint scratching debris and "lift" grime.
Nice! thanks for the info.
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