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      10-15-2010, 06:54 PM   #1
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What's the best quick wax/detailer to use....

What's the best quick spray wax/detailer to use after washing but between waxings/sealings??

I tried Meguiars Quik Detailer after washing today but wasn't impressed. Don't know what it was supposed to do.

Thanks.
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      10-15-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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i like PB Spray and Gloss and Blackfire which is a little more expensive. i usually use the PB after every wash
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      10-16-2010, 01:24 AM   #3
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I put a bit of DoDo Juice Red Mist on my 2011 E91's Sapphire Black paint on Wednesday. Even without wax or seal (my car's 4 months old, will get its first seal\wax in a few weeks), the result was fantastic; I can now see the paint's flake. Also, now that it's raining, water beads like crazy--not a bad result for a simple spray-on, wipe-off product.

While I've never used another "quick" product like this before, I'll continue with the DoDo until I stumble accross something better.
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Finish Kare 425 (Ultra Slick Anti-Static Poly Wipe Spray Quick Detailer)
Stuff is amazing although relatively unknown. Extremely easy to use too, just wipe on and it will streak-free dry on its own.

I use it after every wash to clean up anything I missed and to give the car some extra gloss.
Supposedly its anti-static properties helps repel dust too.

I just picked up the huge 128oz bottle of it. Very satisfied.
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I put a bit of DoDo Juice Red Mist on my 2011 E91's Sapphire Black paint on Wednesday. Even without wax or seal (my car's 4 months old, will get its first seal\wax in a few weeks), the result was fantastic; I can now see the paint's flake. Also, now that it's raining, water beads like crazy--not a bad result for a simple spray-on, wipe-off product.

While I've never used another "quick" product like this before, I'll continue with the DoDo until I stumble accross something better.
I think I might give this a try come spring, I use the dodo juice born slippy for clay lube and really like it.
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you guys can try drivewithpride.com. This company manufactures a product that is a quick detailer/dry wash product but also contains a paint sealant and particles of clay. Every time you wipe down your car you are re-sealing the paint as well as a very light clay. The are also the same company that manufactures tech-shine a very easy to use paint sealant that works on all types of paint, even flat or matte finishes and even wheels. It is applied in the wash process, leaves a great shine and is very fast and easy to use.
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Just went to BJ's Wholesale and happened to see they had a package of two large bottles of Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer and a bottle of Ultimate Quik Wax for $14. Got it and just did my whole car with the Detailer.

The stuff is absolutely PHENOMENAL and very easy to use. Incredible shine. Looks better than when I finished sealing with the NXT sealant 4 weeks ago.
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Consider Prima Hydro. It is a spray sealant that is easy to use and looks fantastic.
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FK425 is amazing stuff, definitely a hidden gem. I also like the CG Synthetic QD.
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Just went to BJ's Wholesale and happened to see they had a package of two large bottles of Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer and a bottle of Ultimate Quik Wax for $14. Got it and just did my whole car with the Detailer.

The stuff is absolutely PHENOMENAL and very easy to use. Incredible shine. Looks better than when I finished sealing with the NXT sealant 4 weeks ago.
+1 I like the Meguiars.
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The one I use now is 1Z spray wax. nice beading too.
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I got hooked on Chemical Brothers products and use their quick detail spray if I don't have time for a proper wash.

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Pink_Qui...wac_102_16.htm

Got a bottle to try, going for a gallon as soon as I use it up.

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I tried the Meg quick wax which is like $10 didn't like it leaves too much haze etc....but I do like the Meg quick detailer I doubt there is any wax in there tho.
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I tried the Meg quick wax which is like $10 didn't like it leaves too much haze etc....but I do like the Meg quick detailer I doubt there is any wax in there tho.
i used meg but the polycharger one to boost the shine with blackfire wet diamond
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My favorite is Optimum Instant Detailer. I tried this one on recommendation by George (DetailedImage), after being unsatisfied with Poorboys Spray&Gloss (not very glossy), and Meguiar's Ultimate QD (streaky). The quart of concentrate makes a gallon so it's cheap, too!

And, while I didn't like Spray&Gloss, I will say that I do really like Spray&Wipe since I trust it for emergency cleaning like bird bombs. I was hoping S&G would have had the same protection with gloss, but it sort of fell short on both in my judgement. I have a quart reserved for clay lube.
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Finish Kare 425 FTW. I 've been using it for a few years now and nothing beats it. Optimum Instant Detailer is my second place quick detailer also.
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Optimum Car Wax is pretty durable (among the spray wax I used so far), and easy to apply
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