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Old 06-26-2012, 03:15 AM   #1
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Default What's your favorite quick detailer for a nice deep shine?

What's your favorite quick detailer that acts as a gloss or a wax to get that nice deep shine? I've used mothers showtime, turtle ICE and Armorall wax and detail spray (might have used others but don't remember), but I really like the armorall wax/detail spray because it gives that deep shine and smooth like glass feel. Also can be applied in sun to a certain degree.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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What's your favorite quick detailer that acts as a gloss or a wax to get that nice deep shine? I've used mothers showtime, turtle ICE and Armorall wax and detail spray (might have used others but don't remember), but I really like the armorall wax/detail spray because it gives that deep shine and smooth like glass feel. Also can be applied in sun to a certain degree.

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Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish - I had two Goldwings that I put serious miles on (140K+ & 130K+) and my current FJR1300 (Yamaha) that I use this on. There is nothing like t when you are on the road & the bike gets dirty. No water available, no problem. Just get plenty of rag towels from the motel you are at (to keep from reusing a dirty rag) & go at it. I buy it by the case & use it on my cars & bike.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish - I had two Goldwings that I put serious miles on (140K+ & 130K+) and my current FJR1300 (Yamaha) that I use this on. There is nothing like t when you are on the road & the bike gets dirty. No water available, no problem. Just get plenty of rag towels from the motel you are at (to keep from reusing a dirty rag) & go at it. I buy it by the case & use it on my cars & bike.
The Honda spray polish is nice stuff. I believe the older version about 5-6 years ago was even better.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:01 PM   #4
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so far my favorite is meguire's ultimate quick detailer, and I have tried a lot of different products... water beading/runoff is amazing for a quick detailer
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:23 PM   #5
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I used to work for Billionaires detailing their classic car and daily driver collection as well as a Ferrari or two. They used nothing but Griots stuff. I'll admit some of it was a bit over rated for the price but the Griots Spray wash and wax was awesome stuff. At home on the WRX I use Meguiars Quick Detailer, if I get to it quick enough it takes bugs right off. Also use it on the front of the CBR after a ride or two to remove the carcasses that accumulate all over the front.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:32 AM   #6
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I used to work for Billionaires detailing their classic car and daily driver collection as well as a Ferrari or two. They used nothing but Griots stuff. I'll admit some of it was a bit over rated for the price but the Griots Spray wash and wax was awesome stuff. At home on the WRX I use Meguiars Quick Detailer, if I get to it quick enough it takes bugs right off. Also use it on the front of the CBR after a ride or two to remove the carcasses that accumulate all over the front.
I really wanted to get their dual action polisher but I ended up going with the 7424xp.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #7
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This stuff is the best. Clear, quick, and safe/enxouraged for plastics and rubber.

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #9
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Armor all detailer gets my vote and I have em all in the garage but it leaves the best smooth feel and finish. The Honda spray was my fav for years since I had my first bike but like it was said they changed it and just wasn't as good or worth the price.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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so far my favorite is meguire's ultimate quick detailer, and I have tried a lot of different products... water beading/runoff is amazing for a quick detailer
i can second this, it's in their maroonish-color bottle, haven't used the quik wax yet that someone posted below, but will prolly pick up a bottle when the current runs out
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #11
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i can second this, it's in their maroonish-color bottle, haven't used the quik wax yet that someone posted below, but will prolly pick up a bottle when the current runs out
that quick wax is not the same really... it actually can leave white residue on trim pieces.

quick detailer you can spray on anything
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #12
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i can second this, it's in their maroonish-color bottle, haven't used the quik wax yet that someone posted below, but will prolly pick up a bottle when the current runs out
Its actually in a black bottle
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #13
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The "ultimate" quick detailer is a black bottle, the original quick detailer is a maroon bottle. Either one is great. +1 for meguiar's. I just clay-barred today and used the meguiar's quick detailer as lubricant.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:16 PM   #14
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The "ultimate" quick detailer is a black bottle, the original quick detailer is a maroon bottle. Either one is great. +1 for meguiar's. I just clay-barred today and used the meguiar's quick detailer as lubricant.
The bad thing about using a quick detailer wit a clay action is that you end up using a lot of lubricant. For me, to cut down on using the product as a lubricant for the clay id either put water in a spray bottle or mix a little bit of soap, that way i can prolong the use of the quick detailer.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:19 PM   #15
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I just let the hose run over any portion of the car that I'm clay barring, seems to be just fine and I've read a few testimonials from professional detailers that it's ok to do. I removed some pretty serious over spray from the fender of my old Mercedes using that method. Took an hour or two but it was heavy enough of over spray to be a base coat almost.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:42 PM   #16
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #17
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The bad thing about using a quick detailer wit a clay action is that you end up using a lot of lubricant. For me, to cut down on using the product as a lubricant for the clay id either put water in a spray bottle or mix a little bit of soap, that way i can prolong the use of the quick detailer.
That's a good point. I've always just used the bottle they sell me in the box with the clay and I have another bottle I keep in my trunk for when birds find my car. (Inevitable)
I'll try a water spray bottle next time.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:40 PM   #18
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I've been using Adam's detail spray and it works pretty well. What I like about Adams is that it's sold in gallon jugs and it smells like bubble gum
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Adams detail spray, Optimum No Rinse wash & shine. ONR is a get clay lube also. Cap full to half a gallon it lasts forever.

On a side note the Honda spray wash & wax is great also!
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meguiars last touch detailer d15501 works awesome
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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I can honestly say after washing all of my cars thoroughly over the years, time after time, I always go back to Meguiar's products. My Dad has a few show cars and I introduced him to the product line and he's just as obsessed with it as me.

I have used the quik detailer; awesome for touching up in between waxes. My Dad gave me some of the Ultimate Wax on my OBP WRX, Brilliant shine and still continues to shine and water bead after a month. +1 to Meguiar'!
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:23 PM   #22
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I use Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Detailer on mine. I got a sample bottle of their Ultimate Quik Wax and it works great.
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Wash car with Maguiar's carwash and then (not too long after), wax with the spray wax. You shake, spray, wait just 30 seconds or so and wipe off. Note I don't wait for it to dry to a haze, etc. because then it's harder to get off. I use this method mostly as a cleaner. It gets all the crap off that the washing did not. After you're done, the car looks like jewelry.

This wax doesn't last long so if you're really into it, I'd wash it again (this washing should be really easy as the car's pretty clean already), dry it and then apply some real wax (I think Carnuba stuff in a can) like Blitz -- this time wait for the hazing and then buff off. It will take a while.

These days, I just skip the regular wax except for say 1 or 2 times per year -- lazy method -- and just wash and spray wax more often.

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