You guys like detailing cars?

Well, you’re right. I never really talk about detailing and all the questions so far remained unanswered. Going to change that today, even though I am not someone who’s cleaning and detailing his cars every day, may be twice a year and on special occasions. 

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Main reason is, I just don’t like to do it. I prefer to either work on the cars or drive them. But since some of the guys from pelicanparts as well as early911sregistry asked questions about the detailing products that I use, I am showing you today what I have in my garage.

Best Car Shampoo:
Poorboy’s World Super Slick & Suds Car Wash

Just like everybody else, I tried different car detailing supplies and compared them side by side. You know, they are all great and not that different from one another, whether those are products from the Chemical Guys, Mrs. Meyers or TriNova just to mention a few. Tried them, liked them but I’ve had the best results with another brand: Car Guys. Except for one thing. The very best car shampoo comes from Poorboy’s, the Poorboy’s World Super Slick & Suds Car Wash.

Poorboy’s Super Slick & Suds is a high foaming shampoo which offers great potential as a go-to shampoo for regular washes on your classic cars. It creates lots of lubrication between your wash mitt and paint, making for a safe and gentle wash. This is good for me as I am washing my cars not too many times, so lots of lubrication will reduce swirl marks and scratches.

It’s a pH neutral shampoo, so it won’t degrade or even strip any existing waxes or sealants on the surface of the paint. Slick & Suds also contains free-rinsing detergents which help to disperse water from the paint’s surface. Awesome product.

Poorboy’s Shampoo in short:

  • Super effective
  • Concentrated formula
  • Removes tough dirt, oil, road grit and grime
  • Environment friendly
  • PH neutral, great for all paint types
  • Does not strip wax
  • No residue after rinsing
Best Car Shampoo - Poorboy's Super Slick & Suds

Poorboy’s World Super Slick & Suds Car Shampoo

Best Car Wax:
Car Guys Hybrid Wax

Oh well, this is the best car wax I’ve ever used. One, because it’s super easy to use. Just spray on and wipe off. Done. Two, it’s streak free, so you won’t turn your rubber and plastic white after wiping it off. And I do love the shiny look. Last time it didn’t take more than 10 minutes, the whole job! Really amazed by that product. If I had to pick one, that would my favourite. It is seriously the best car polish, the best car wax ever.

Car Guys Hybrid Wax

  • Best Car wax ever!
  • Lasts forever
  • Streak free and good for every surface
  • Brilliant shine
  • Super easy to use
Best Car Wax - Car Guys Hybrid Wax

Car Guys Hybrid Wax

Best Interior & Exterior Cleaner:
Car Guys Super Cleaner

First product I tried was the Car Guys Super Cleaner. Pretty much the same price as Mrs. Meyers but about double the price as the Chemical Guys Product. Good thing is, Car Guys Super Cleaner is a newly formulated water-based polymer formula. It’s super safe and does not need to be rinsed with water. That makes it perfect for carpets, upholstery, door panels, seats, floor mats, trim – even wheels and tires. I’ve pretty much replaced all my cleaners. It’s great for almost anything but glass, overall the perfect interior detailing product. And – that might be important for a lot of you guys – it’s great to remove bird sh*t, tree sap, mosquitos and other bugs very effectively.

Car Guys Super Cleaner in short:

  • Perfect for carpets, seats, door panels, trim, dashboard
  • Water-based polymer formula
  • Environment friendly
  • No need to be rinsed with water
  • Super effective
Best Car Plastic Parts Cleaner - Car Guys Super Cleaner

Car Guys Super Cleaner

Best Plastic Detailing:
Car Guys Plastic Restorer

Well, most of these products contain chemicals that are known for harming your plastic, rubber or vinyl. Not this one. It’s silicone-free and does not contain any of these petroleum distillates. And do you remember the last time you’ve used a product like this? Touch it half an hour after you applied it and your hands were oily, messy and most of the times – dirty. Not with this one here, it dries to the touch.
Any yeah, not everyone lives in sunny California but – this one survives the rain. Not like these sh*tty stuff that leaves ugly streaks after a heavy rain. And just to mention that: it’s not a dye, it restores whatever the material to whatever it’s color was! Use Car Guys Super Cleaner before you apply the Plastic Restorer! I am really convinced!

Car Guys Plastic Restorer in short:

  • For any type of plastic, rubber & vinyl
  • No harmful chemicals 
  • No oily mess 
  • Survives the rain
  • Lasts for months
Best Plastic Restorer - Car Guys Plastic Restorer

Car Guys Plastic Restorer

Best Wheel Cleaner:
Car Guys Wheel Cleaner

Only reason why I use a Wheel Cleaner for my Fuchs rims is that they are full of brake dust after racing the canyons. And no matter if your wheels are polished, chromed, painted, clear-coated or even plasti-dipped, this wheel cleaner works well and does not damage the alloy or aluminium wheels (like Sonax). It’s acid-free, non-toxic and ph balanced, good for our environment. Best wheel cleaner I’ve ever had. And I use this way more often than I wash my cars.

Gar Guys Wheel Cleaner in short:

  • Removes brake dust
  • Cleans away Salt and Winter Grime
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safe on every type of wheel
  • Brightens & cleans tires
Best Car Wheel Cleaner - Car Guys Wheel Cleaner

Car Guys Wheel Cleaner

Best not so necessary detailing product:
Car Guys Tire Shine Spray

Tire Shine Spray? Really? Well, it depends. It really depends on how you apply it. It comes with a microfibre applicator and with that one you are able to choose from a deep black to wet gloss shine. Up to you. I just use it to have the tires black again after I’ve washed the car. Thats it. 

Tire Shine Spray in short:

  • From deep black to glossy wet look
  • Comes with Applicator
  • Environmental friendly
  • And just like all the Car Guys products – it comes with a zero risk policy
Best Car Tire Black Shine - Car Guys Tire Shine

Car Guys Tire Shine

As I said, I am not into detailing at all. And these are honestly all I have and all I use. Check them out, they’re the best car detailing products out there.

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