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My recommendation is unless you’re using it as a drying aid right after you wash don’t use them. If you use that stuff on lightly dusty car you’ll be introducing swirls. Now if you’re washing the car properly and using it as a drying aid then my go to is always beadmaker. If you don’t believe me on the swirls check out Apex details vids he just did on YouTube about things like California dusters and detail sprays scratching paint. You’ll be surprised. And I have a granite crystal that’s been corrected and ceramic coated by me. 3 years later even under a swirl light there isn’t one.



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Car looks great. I was looking for something to use right after washing car. Mine was ceramic coated recently.
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I'm sure that StingrayZ51 is 100% correct, but I use detailing spray after a drive to clean and shine, unless the car is really dirty from wet roads. All of the detailing sprays are pretty good. My favorite is Griot's Speed Shine. Everything I've tried from Griot's is top quality (hose nozzles, buckets, brushes, etc.). Even the plastic bottle is top quality and can be reused. If the car is a little dirty but not dirty enough to do a full wash, I put water in the empty bottle and spray a dirty area with that water. Wipe it off and then spray the Speed Shine on there, and then buff that. I can do the whole car in about 15 minutes.
 

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Car looks great. I was looking for something to use right after washing car. Mine was ceramic coated recently.
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Then I would recommend beadmaker as a drying aid. Blow dry as much as you can and then spray your drying towel with BM and then the panel and dry!


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I have some of the original reload and it was really streaky. I’ve heard there’s a newer version that’s better? Is that what you use?


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Must be. Product is only 9 months old.
 

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I use Meguire’s quick detailer for spot treatment in between washes (bugs and bird Doo Doo). I order it by the gallon from Amazon.
 

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Turtle wax seal n shine.. hands down, no contest. Longest lasting product I've ever used. Great price too
 

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Chemical guys speed wipe & shine. Use it on glass and everything
 

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Mine is Ceramic coated... pre the coating I liked Maguires quick detailer.... now I just damp cloth wipe it down
 

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Been using this...as another option, hop onto autogeek.net and check out their selection.


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Don’t use regular wax on the flat black spoiler or you will permanently change the finish. Only use a matte/flat wax or detail spray on anything matte/flat. Same with the wash, no wax in the wash on matte/flat
 

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I was using Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Detailer, but a friend turned me on to Jay Leno's product. Same end result, but with a LOT less effort.
 

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What do you like? Is it ok on plastic and the spoiler? My car is solid granite color.
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Robert,

Lotta good feedback above.


I use Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax (D156 in gallon size) and have had good luck with it as a drying aid and quick wax (hence the name, go figure).


BUT, I am not ceramic coated. Appears that if you are coated, to maintain the hydrophobic properties of the coating, you might want to top with a ceramic booster, similar to what @StingrayZ51 mentioned (beadmaker) or the M799 from Meguiar's below. I used the M799 on my daughter's Jeep that I coated for her and it worked as advertised.

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