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post #11 of 18 Old 25th December 2009, 08:49 AM
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I buy the gallon size Meguiars "professional" series detailer spray and just refill the Meguiars spray bottle -- works out much cheaper. Also, I've found their professional series All Purpose Cleaner and Super Degreaser to be great products. You mix them to the dilution you want for the job at hand, and they are mild (i.e. no VOCs) yet very powerful at cleaning. APC is useful for just about anything while SD will take apart any nasty cleaning job like a dirty differential housing, engine, etc. It leaves no white residue behind like some degreasers do. Good stuff. Here's the link.


I went with Meguiars APC, SD, and their Last Detail sprays all in gallon size. They do work very well. I got one of their extra spray bottles and diluted the Last Detail and use it as a clay lube as well. The gallon will last for a long time, at least that is what I figure.

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Wash it, wax it, keep it clean. a "drivers car" is meant to be driven. use it once in awhile dont sweat dust.
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The only thing with a detail spray is that you just wipe with a MF towel, there is always the risk of catching a particle and then dragging it on the paint. I would say use liberally, apply very little pressure. The better condition your car's paint is in (wax, sealant, contaminants, etc) the less risky using detail spray frequently is.

Still nothing beats a quick wash with a foam gun, hand dry with detail spray and a drying towel - 15-20 minutes for the best clean with the least risk of swirls.
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I just purchased:
Chemical Guys EcoSmart-RU Ready to Use Waterless Car Wash and Wax

It has a lot of good reviews and from the YouTube video, it is easy to use. The results look awesome!
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Been detailing cars since I was 16. No matter how good and slick a quick detailing spray is there's no avoiding the fact that you're taking dirt and rubbing it over your clear coat. That's why every detailer will tell you to spray the car down well before you even start washing. Now how good the microfiber towel you are using and the spray does make a difference. For example using a Cobra supreme microfiber cloth will be much safer then one of the Walmart cloths, as it will trap more dirt inside the cloth with out pressing it against the clear coat.

Having said all that, quick spray detailers have their place for water spots removal, and very light dust, you clean the dust off with one cloth by wiping it over the sprayed area gently, then you buff it out with another completely clean cloth. But I would never use it to clean a car that has accumulated more then just very light dust, unless you like swirl marks that is; at that point you're better leaving it alone till you can wash.
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