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2020 Detailers’ Wish List Top 10


2020 Detailers' Wish List Top 10

What are detailers wishing for in 2020? We have compiled a list of of the most wished for detailing products on Detailed Image to share with all detailers! What’s at the top of your wish list? Share your top wishes in the comments for a chance to win a $25 DI Gift Certificate and more, see complete details at the end of the article. Now let’s get to the list!

1. The Rag Company The Gauntlet Microfiber Drying Towel

Coming in at number 1 this year is The Rag Company’s specially designed, extra thick and fluffy drying towel! It has a dual nap design featuring The Rag Company’s popular Twist Loop material with elements of the Eagle Edgeless towels, making it a fantastic drying towel. It also comes in 4x sizes all the way up to an expansive 30″ x 36″ to meet all your drying needs. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Best drying towel EVER! Love it. I can dry 2 sedans with one towel. I will buy more when this one wears out.” – T. P.

Finally a towel that can dry my whole car.” – Liam F.

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The Rag Company The Gauntlet Microfiber Drying Towel

2. Buff and Shine Uro-Fiber Microfiber Pad

Next on the list is the Buff and Shine Uro-Fiber pad. This pad helps you remove medium to heavy imperfections with ease. With 96% of customers saying they would buy this again it’s clear why it’s near the top of the list. This pad has two different types of microfiber for an all in one polishing experience. In many cases this pad may be all you need. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Absolutely love this pad. Especially when paired with 3D One. Match them up together for a true one step and let the magic happen. This pads cuts well through light-moderate imperfections while also finishing VERY well. Definitely my go to pad for one steps!” – Christian A.

These pads worked fantastic as I had to perform some paint correction on a white Mercedes. They tend to have hard paint and this helped big time while using some 3D HDSpeed. You have to keep some of these ready.” – Joseph F.

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Buff and Shine Uro-Fiber Microfiber Pad

3. P&S Brake Buster Non Acid Wheel Cleaner

P&S Brake Buster has been around a for long time and it just gets the job done removing brake dust, road grime, light grease and dirt from clear coated, factory painted, and other delicate wheel surfaces. Brake Buster is also highly dilutable which can make it a very budget friendly wheel and tire cleaner. It works and it’s cost effective so we can see why people added this to their list. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Great wheel and tire cleaner! I always make sure to stock up on this product. Highly recommended.” – Jacqueline D.

Favorite wheel cleaner…hands down.” – Cole h.

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P&S Brake Buster Non Acid Wheel Cleaner

4. Rupes BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher

Nothing to look at here…it’s just no surprise that the Rupes BigFoot polishers made the top 5! These game changing polishers have been some of the most popular products on DI for years now and they continue to be some of the best polishing tools available. It is powerful and safe, making them great polishers for users of all experience levels. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Love my 15MM Rupes Polisher. Paired with Rupes Wool & Yellow Polishing pad it eliminates swirls with ease. Smoothest polisher I’ve used.” – Dylan W.

I was soooo hesitant to purchase a Rupes Mark lll, the price for one and speculation on whether it’s different than its competitors. Wow was I amazed at the smoothness and power of this machine. Fatigue is something detailers deal with and this machine improves that drastically. Go ahead and buy it, you won’t regret it.” – Gregory B.

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Rupes BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher

5. EZ Detail Brush

Get a deep wheel cleaning using the EZ Detail Brush. Get the right tool for the right job, the EZ Detail Brush works perfect to get into the inner barrel of your wheels. It also works great for engine bays. This is a product every detailer needs. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

I originally bought a cheaper version from Amazon and while it worked for a few weeks it wore out quick. As soon as the EZ detail brush arrived I could already tell it was of higher quality and it’s worked well for me for about a month now with little signs of wear and tear. I like the no memory bristles!” – Stevie B.

Really like this for cleaning between the spokes on my wheels. Does a good job and a great price point.” – Brian P.

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EZ Detail Brush

6. 3D One

At the time this article was written 100% of customers said they would buy 3D One again! 3D One is a hybrid compound and polish, which allows you to remove heavy imperfections while finishing the paint to a brilliant shine! The ratings speak for themselves and why people want this product. Buy Now

3D One is amazing. No dust when removing and correction is outstanding. Used it before doing a ceramic.” – Mark B.

This product is just amazing if your have clients that aren’t read to pay for a two step. This has been my go to for over a year now and it hasn’t let me down once. It’s a winner easy to apply and easy to wipe down.” – Kevin D.

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3D One

7. CarPro Eraser Intensive Oil and Polish Cleaner

Another detailing product with 100% of customer reviewers saying they would buy this again. It easily removes oils left behind by virtually all polishes that are hidden by the naked eye. Ensure your paint is clean and ready for your protection of choice. And I personally love the scent and it makes using the product that much better. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Very impressed. Really cleans and brightens the surface before applying the final protective coat. Super easy to use, has a nice scent. Also took off residue off the edge of the ppf that was quite stubborn to remove. A must buy product IMO.” – Moses B.

I love it. Works PERFECTLY as advertised.” – Lewis F.

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CarPro Eraser Intensive Oil and Polish Cleaners Now

8. P&S Bead Maker Paint Protectant

P&S Bead Maker Paint Protectant is a DI Best Seller that delivers extreme hydrophobic properties as a spray on protection. Professional detailer Matt Carter of Detail Peoria argues that it is The Best Last Step Product Ever and other customers are saying the same so try it out for yourself. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Can’t believe the performance for the price. Water beading is fantastic, lasts about 6 weeks in harsh new England weather, gains gloss as it cures, smells fantastic, will not streak, can be used on any exterior surface and interior hard surfaces, can be used wet or dry and so easy to use, a kid can make this stuff lay perfectly and streak free. An absolute heavy hitter in paint sealants. Add this to you arsenal and you will buy again!” – Corey T.

I have used many products but this gets your paint super slick and super glossy. I use this as a finale step on my rinseless wash and it makes the paint pop like no other. Try it and you will love it. Once applied look away 20 min and look back and it gets more shiny somehow I assume its apart of the cure time but be sure to notice the slickness rite away. I will not let this out of my supplies.” – Chadwick B

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P&S Bead Maker Paint Protectant

9. DI Foam Cleaning Swabs

The DI Foam Cleaning Swabs come in a variety of shapes to get the job done! Get into those nooks, crannies, and hard to reach places with ease using these swabs. They are great for vents, dashboard, leather seats, buttons, and so much more. Not as exciting as some of the other products on the list but it’s an important tool needed for the finest details. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Buy these, good for tight spots.” – Henry M.

Great to reach into tight areas for cleaning and applying dressings. A must for interior and exterior cleaning and gives that final detail that really shows you care about your work. Pros: durable and should last longer than cotton swabs and reusable. Cons: none” – Michael Z.

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DI Foam Cleaning Swabs

10. CarPro Iron X Iron Remover

Rounding out the top 10 is the ever so popular CarPro Iron X! This gentle yet highly effective exterior cleaner helps removing contaminant build ups naked to the eye. The cool color changing reaction shows how many contaminants that you can’t see. Take your paint cleansing to the next level to create the right foundation for the next steps of your detail. Buy Now

Customer Reviews:

Best Iron remover IMO other brands come close but Iron X is the best and removes the most contaminates. It makes coating the car afterwards a lot easier since I’d say only 10% of them are left on the car. I normally use this 1-2 a year to keep the clear coat in tip top shape.” – Aduie L.

I can’t believe how quickly this worked! I would highly recommend this to anyone. The smell is bad but the results are amazing!” – Teresa R.

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CarPro Iron X Iron Remover

Those are the most wished for detailing products of 2020 at DI! As we mentioned in the intro, we want to hear what’s on your list. Share your top wishes in the comments for a chance to win 1 of 4 $25 DI Gift Cards and more! This giveaway ends on 12/21/2020 so get your wishes in now. Winners will be notified in the comments. Some restrictions apply.

Best wishes!

22 comments on 2020 Detailers’ Wish List Top 10

  1. Todd says:

    You can’t go wrong with Optimum No Rinse, and ge that new formula that was just pushed out !

  2. Joe says:

    I’ve got the Buff and Shine Uro-fiber microfiber pad on my wishlist as well.!

  3. Seth Spencer says:

    The rupes polisher is definitely on my wishlist

    • BK says:

      You will not be disappointed with the Rupes line of polishers. I bought the Duetto and 21 Mark III and I absolutely love them.

  4. Kunwook KIM says:

    All I want is Rupes BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher

  5. Michael De Luca says:

    Rupes Bigfoot 15mm Marklll has been on my list for a while!

  6. Saurabh says:

    The Rupes Polisher has to be my top 3 for my wishlist!

  7. Mike says:

    I have the Flex XFE 7-12 3 inch polisher on my Wishlist.

  8. Abel C says:

    This is a must have list for anyone , I have to pick up the gauntlet for drying gets good reviews, but that new LC UDOS 5in one machine looks boss or maybe
    Flex XCE 8-125 cordless polisher, that would be my wishes

  9. Chris says:

    Would love an ibrid long neck nano polisher in my arsenal.

  10. Sue Dulichan says:

    Ok Santa..get ready..for my new car def need Car pro sample set, gallons of P &S beadmaker and brake buster.
    Rag Company’s Gauntlet or creature towels. Need a great car shampoo such as Wowos. Detail on!!!

  11. Sue D says:

    Ok Santa..get ready..for my new car def need Car pro sample set, gallons of P &S beadmaker and brake buster.
    Rag Company’s Gauntlet or creature towels. Need a great car shampoo such as Wowos. Detail on!!!

  12. Raheem H. says:

    Honestly surprised there were no ceramic or graphene coatings here. CQuartz would be a good addition from what I’ve seen.

    I already got the 3D One and some Uro-Fiber pads this year, but some more pads would be great! Same can be said for that high-end Rupes polisher!

  13. Keanu Koa says:


    My go too product. Hyper dressing is Versatile, economic in use, its gives you your desired finish, and it is water-based, able to be used from all interior to exterior rubber, plastic and vinyl surfaces. Ive tested so many other dressings out there, but nothing could compare to Meguiars Hyper dressing. So far, its outstanding!

  14. Rich says:

    Whenever I do a complete, ‘non-maintenance’ wash, machine wax and protectant application, I prefer to mask the areas not to be worked on. While somewhat laborious, it makes for a much cleaner end result and actually saves time, overall, by obviating the need to subsequently perform a thorough cleaning of the rubber and matte black trim adjacent to the car’s painted surfaces.

    So, while a Christmas gift of quality masking tape may not be ‘glamorous,’ (like socks), it’s something I’d be sure to use!

  15. Ron Ayotte says:

    My Wish list is…
    A Rupes Ibrid polisher and a paint depth gauge.

  16. Terry Snyder says:

    Another Rupes machine and any carpro products are always on my wish list!

  17. Jimmy Santos says:

    Love my Flex PXE and xfe 15 cordless, Fle xfe 8 cordless is on the wishlist! Its coming me…lol

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