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Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Detail!

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Top 10 Ways To Speed Up Your Detail
As we grow older, we grow busier and there never seems to be enough time in the day to tackle everything we want to or need to. If you want to grow older and wiser you have to learn from past experiences, try to absorb good information and then apply it to your life.  Because of this, I always try and find ways to save time but to never sacrifice quality. Check out the list below with the top 10 products and how you can utilize them to save valuable time when detailing!

  1. Detailer’s Helper Tool Belts – Detailer’s Helper specializes in belts that are paint safe and allow detailers to carry their favorite detailing products with ease. With three different belt options and various size pockets, it helps save me time from walking back and forth to my workstation, bench, or setting down on the dirty floor and picking up bottles from the ground over and over again.  Store your removal towels on the belt too for fast removal or your small inspection light for quick checks.
  2. DI Brushes Carpet Brush for Buffers – I still contend a good brush is one of the best tools for carpet cleaning outside of extractors, etc. Depending on the severity of the soiling, carpets and floor mats can be tough work and take a long time to clean thoroughly. With this brush, you can attach it to a polisher, allowing you to use the power of this tool to help you more thoroughly clean carpets and mats!
  3. DI Accessories Bucket Dolly – Simply slide in any bucket and tighten the screws to secure the bucket and you’re ready to roll. Now you can easily bring your buckets with you, instead of leaving them in one place and walking back and forth.  If you are fighting the sun and watermarks this bucket helps you get around the car quickly and decrease the chance of mineral deposits etching the finish.
  4. Detail Guardz Tire Jam Eliminator – Getting hoses or cords jammed under tires may be one of the most frustrating parts of detailing. Walking back and forth, moving the cord/hose again, etc. It simply is not fun at all and it does waste time and energy. With the Detail Guardz, you slide this curved plastic piece with a roller against your tire and hoses and cords glide around it no problem. Best yet, if you forget about them under the tire and run them over, like I have, they are built out of strong materials and pop right back to shape.
  5. Griot’s Garage Orbital Polisher Rack – After every detail, we pack up items and put them away in cabinets, on shelves, boxes, etc. All are great storage options for end of details, but sometimes we need a fast and convenient place to hang our polishers. This rack measures 16 1/2″ T x 21″ W x 3 3/4″ D, is made of 16 gauge steel (weighs 5 1/2 pounds) and mounts at 6 attachment points (includes mounting hardware). Once you pick that perfect spot you can quickly reach for any unit you have, which saves a great deal of time during the detailing process. No more tripping over wires, setting units on the ground, etc. Bonus points for just looking cool as well!
  6. Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine (ONR) – If you are short on time, water restrictions, or are in a cold climate, ONR is a life-saving washing solution that doesn’t require a hose, you only need a bucket of water.  Click here for a winter washing review and to see how quickly you can wash a vehicle, all without having to rinse!
  7. Wheel Woolies Power Woolies w/Control Grip – Wheel Woolies are extremely popular because of how this very delicate material cleans your wheels so well. The Power Woolie attaches to your cordless drill, providing you with some extra cleaning power for a super fast and more thorough cleaning.
  8. Gilmour Brass Connector High Flow Shut-off Valve and Gilmour Brass Quick Connector Set – Turning off the water at the tip of the hose and quickly snapping hoses on and off saves time and lots of walking back and forth and unscrewing nozzles.   If you use both you can turn the pressure on or off and swap foam guns for nozzles with ease.  These are simple but should be staples in anyone’s detailing setup.
  9. Spray Bottles & Triggers (i.e. Ultra Fine Mist, Chemical Resistant Spray Trigger, Kwazar Mercury Pro+) – It seems like detailers are always looking for quality spray bottles for their chemicals and we have some great options here at DI. Keep some on hand so that you can reach for and spray your favorite product at any time.
  10. 3D Speed – Speed helps polish and protect in one easy to use product. Its ability to remove very fine swirls and finish down extremely fine while leaving behind protection is extremely rare! If you want more protection or less corrective power we have more All-In-One type products and you can find them by clicking here.

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