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Old 10-21-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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Detail spray

Looking for some opinions on detail spray to get off bugs and other road items in between washes. I have used 3M and Adam's in the past but wanting opinions on the top of the line best working ones?
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Old 10-21-2019, 01:53 PM   #2
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Meguiar's Ultimate Quick Detailer works for me.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:08 PM   #3
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I don't recommend using a detail spray to remove bugs between washes. A waterless/rinseless wash would be far safer.

For detail spray I use P&S BeadMaker on cars that aren't coated with ceramic and CarPro Reload on those that are, which isn't a traditional detail spray but that's what I use and how I use it.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:17 PM   #4
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i just use regular meguairs but i got some feynlab detail spray last week im going to try out since im ceramic coated...my detail guy recommended it to me to try out!
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:25 PM   #5
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I don't recommend using a detail spray to remove bugs between washes. A waterless/rinseless wash would be far safer.

For detail spray I use P&S BeadMaker on cars that aren't coated with ceramic and CarPro Reload on those that are, which isn't a traditional detail spray but that's what I use and how I use it.
I have used some waterless wash sprays before but what is the actual difference? To me they seem similar in feel and touch? Just curious....
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:01 PM   #6
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Hey,
I always use our Waterless Wash & WW MF towels for bugs and dust after driving.

https://adamspolishes.com/collection...rless-car-wash

We also have a new Bug Remover.....

https://adamspolishes.com/collection...ms-bug-remover
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:28 PM   #7
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I use Rain-X waterless wash that I get from Wal-Mart and it works wonder on the bugs, good thing that love bug season is pretty much done here in Louisiana, well at least in neck of the woods.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:34 PM   #8
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I have used some waterless wash sprays before but what is the actual difference? To me they seem similar in feel and touch? Just curious....
A true rinseless/waterless wash product will isolate and encapsulate the dirt particles in a detergent which allows them to safely be removed from paint without scratching. You want to get the dirt up and off of the surface, encapsulate it in the lubricating properties of a detergent, and safely remove. Rinseless/Waterless also will allow you to rehydrate the dried enzymes from the dead bugs for easy removal.

A quick detailer is just something to swipe on to give a sacrificial and superficial layer of "protection" and shine.

So one will encapsulate, lift, and remove dirt (quality of product plays a role, as does technique) and the other will simply "protect" for a week/until the next wash and make it look glossier with a superficial layer of gloss enhancers.

Both of the products I mentioned above provide actual protection and water beading properties (P&S doesn't last long, though) so there is that. Do a rinseless / waterless wash and follow with the above.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:37 PM   #9
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and while we're here, I will say in this situation I would wash my car using a traditional two-bucket method for the best results and protection when removing bugs.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:08 PM   #10
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Follow The Museum Rule = The less you touch a thing, the longer it lasts.

Bugs or Tar: Turtle Wax Bug and Tar remover. Don't need anything else more fancy that this stuff. Follow the directions and it works perfectly.


Bird droppings: Garden hose on "jet" setting. Don't ever wipe a bird dropping, it might have small rocks in it.

Other random road dust, usually on the splitter and rockers picked up day-of when driving to a show or C&C: Carpro Reload, diluted into 5 parts distilled water my case b/c my car has a hydrophobic coating. Sprayed onto a plush 500 g/sm Eagle Edgeless MF towel. I never wipe any part of the car that doesn't already have PPF on it, I don't care how dirty it is. I'll just wash the car.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:08 PM   #11
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and while we're here, I will say in this situation I would wash my car using a traditional two-bucket method for the best results and protection when removing bugs.
Good info. For sure I always use the 2 bucket method.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:10 PM   #12
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Hey,
I always use our Waterless Wash & WW MF towels for bugs and dust after driving.

https://adamspolishes.com/collection...rless-car-wash

We also have a new Bug Remover.....

https://adamspolishes.com/collection...ms-bug-remover
I actually already have and use your waterless wash. Might have to try the bug remover now.....
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Old 10-22-2019, 01:09 PM   #13
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I use a waterless wash in place of detail spray. I don't really see the point of detail spray anymore IMO.
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:22 PM   #14
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I like Ech20 because it can be used in several different ways. You can mix it as a detailer, you can mix it as a rinseless wash, or mix it with a few other things to come up with a sealer…(merlins elixir)

Here’s one of the best:

Car pro ech02

https://www.amazon.com/CarPro-ECH2O-.../dp/B076KNF38C
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