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New to Detailing Product Guide – Standard Details Edition

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If you are just getting into detailing it can be overwhelming the amount of products and tools that are available to you. So where do you start? This quick guide can help you jump into the world of quality detail products so you can ditch the dish soap and bath towels. This guide is for standard details only, so wash, dry, clay, protection, etc. Be on the lookout for our paint polishing guide as well as our ceramic coating guide.

Chemicals

Standard Washing Waterless Washing

Car Shampoo

Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II

Thick, lasting suds, extremely slick with great cleaning ability.

Chemical Guys Maxi Suds II

Waterless Wash

Optimum No Rinse

Dilutes 16:1, Great slickness and cleaning and cleaning ability. Leaves no streaks.

Optimum No Rinse

Iron Remover

Gtechniq W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover

Use after washing, before claying to help remove stubborn iron deposits, doesn’t smell AS bad as some others.

Gtechniq W6 Iron and General Fallout Remover

All Purpose Cleaner

Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner D101

Dilutes 10:1, great for cleaning tires, engine bay, exhaust, etc.

Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner D101

Detail Spray

Nextzett Perfect Shine

Use as a drying aid after washing, no streaking

Nextzett Perfect Shine

Wheel Cleaner

Sonax Full Effect

Use as a drying aid after washing, no streaking

Sonax Full Effect

Tire/Trim Dressing

Chemical Guys VRP

Creme consistency for easy, accurate application. Matte, OEM finish. Easy to remove excess from wheels, windows, etc. Can be used on tires as well as plastic and rubber trim.

Chemical Guys VRP

Glass Cleaner

Meguiar’s Glass Cleaner Concentrate D120

Dilutes 10:1, makes 11 gallons! No streaking, low cost, just the best.

Meguiar's Glass Cleaner Concentrate D120

Protection (Good)

CarPro HydrO2 Lite

Super easy to use, can use on multiple surfaces easily. just spray on an hose off. Only last about 3 months.

CarPro HydrO2 Lite

Protection (Better)

Sonax Polymer Net Shield

Aerosol application, optically clean so can use on matte finishes as well. Lasts about 4-6 months

Sonax Polymer Net Shield

Protection (Best)

Gtechniq C2 v3 Liquid Crystal

Standard spray application, almost as easy to use as a detail spray. Can be difficult to use in cold weather applications. Amazing slickness and lasts up to 8 months.

Gtechniq C2 v3 Liquid Crystal

Tools

Standard Washing Waterless Washing

Wash Mitt

The Rag Company Cyclone

Small profile for great maneuverability. Hols soap well. Can be washed with the rest of your microfibers.

The Rag Company Cyclone

Wash Microfiber

The Rag Company Minx

Extremely soft, foam like feel, holds a ton of product, edgeless.

The Rag Company Minx

Pump Sprayer

Nextzett Atomizer Pump Sprayer

Easily large enough to do a whole car. Sprays fine mist that is adjustable. Well built to last a long time.

Nextzett Atomizer Pump Sprayer

Foam Cannon (optional)

DI Foam Lance

Easily large enough to do a whole car. Sprays fine mist that is adjustable. Well built to last a long time.

DI Foam Lance

Foam Gun (optional)

Gilmour Foamaster II

If you just have a hose this is a great option as well. The foam isn’t as thick but still very helpful.

Gilmour Foamaster II

Grit Guard (x2)

Grit Guard Insert

Keep contamination at the bottom of the bucket during a two bucket wash. Helps prevent it form coming back into the wash mitt.

Grit Guard Insert

5 Gallon Bucket (x2)

DI Bucket 5 Gallon

Fits grit guards well. Color coded option available.

DI Bucket 5 Gallon

Wheel Brushes

DI Boars Hair, Wheel Woolies

Essential when cleaning wheels. The boar’s hair is perfect for lug nuts/bolts and wheel crevices. The Wheel Woolies work excellent for the wheel wells, arches, and sides of spokes on more open designs.

Wheel Woolies

Clay Block

CarPro Poly Shave Decon Clay Block

My preferred method to clay a car. Easy to hold, removes contamination extremely well, easy to rinse off. Low cost for when needs replacing.

CarPro Poly Shave Decon Clay Block

Tire Brush

Tuf Shine Tire Brush

The best tire brush available. Hands down. Perfect combinations of bristle stiffness and density.

Tuf Shine Tire Brush

Tire Dressing Applicator

DI Precision Dressing Applicator

Works great to apply dressing and easily gets into tires cervices and lettering. Separated holding section to keep product off your hands.

DI Precision Dressing Applicator

Drying Microfiber

The Rag Company Twist N’ Shout Dyring Towel

One of my favorite drying towels. Lightweight but soaks up a ton of water.

The Rag Company Twist N' Shout Dyring Towel

Glass Microfiber

DI Glass Polishing Towel

The best glass towels. Short nap for the initial clean and long nap to buff off the excess. Smaller size makes it very easy to handle around windows.

DI Glass Polishing Towel

Dirty Job Microfiber

DI All Purpose Towels

Engine bays, door jambs, interior, etc. Surfaces that aren’t super delicate but will get dirty, these are the towels to use. Color coded options available to separate interior/exterior.

DI All Purpose Towels

Paint Safe Microfiber

The Rag Company Eagle Edgeless

These are the towels to use with detail spray, sealants, etc. Super soft and plush, but not too plush to be hard to use. Edgeless design ensures they will not scratch.

The Rag Company Eagle Edgeless

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Ian Martinez
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