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    Re: Whats in your cleaning/detailing kits?

    The Griots stuff seams pretty costly. I know it's great product but I'm still using products from our old friend Gary at Perfect Auto Finish.

    Everything I've used seems like good stuff.

    Tell me why I would switch to Griots for the extra cash?

    Obviously on the leather care there is no second choice, however I use Perfect Auto product for that as well. Again because Leatherique is more than twice the cost.

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    Re: Whats in your cleaning/detailing kits?

    Quote Originally Posted by codewize View Post
    The Griots stuff seams pretty costly. I know it's great product but I'm still using products from our old friend Gary at Perfect Auto Finish.

    Everything I've used seems like good stuff.

    Tell me why I would switch to Griots for the extra cash?

    Obviously on the leather care there is no second choice, however I use Perfect Auto product for that as well. Again because Leatherique is more than twice the cost.
    I've got a mixed detailing bag in terms of brands, but have read good stuff about Griots before and with Max at Autogeek now carrying it I decided to give it a try on my last order. I wasn't happy with my Meguiars tire conditioner as the tires were turning brown 2-3 days after application so I decided to give Griots a try. Bought their vinyl cleaner in the 16 oz(i think) bottle then the all weather tire/rubber conditioner. Initial results after 1 application, 2 washes and probably 3 weeks time is I really like it. Just washed the car this afternoon and the tires are still a very consistent, satin black color that I like and all they really required to clean up was a a bit of soapy water, tire brush for the gravel and a quick rinse off.

    I generally don't switch products when the current one is working great, but the next time I have something I'm not that impressed about I will definitely investigate what Griots has to offer.

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    Re: Whats in your cleaning/detailing kits?

    Griots tire dressing is the only product I didnt like. With a shiny black car I want a shiny tire finish too so I use the Meguires Endurance.

    Griots Speed Shine is my favorite car care product ever, I cant live without the stuff. The clay bar is also phenominal. I LOVE my orbital and it is essentially a repackaged Porter Cable. Wheel cleaner I also recommend and the micro fiber drying towels I will own as long as I ever own a car.

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    Re: Whats in your cleaning/detailing kits?

    Right now:

    -Meguiars Gold car wash
    -Mothers clay bay
    -Mothers instant detailer
    -Viking wash mitts
    -Armor All Tire Gel
    -Armor All multipurpose cleaner (for under the hood cleaning)
    -Connolly Hide Food (soon to be replaced by Leatherique Rejuvenator Oil)
    -Zymol leather cleaner (soon to be replaced by Leatherique Prestine Clean)
    -P21S Concours Caranuba Wax (Replaced Meguiars Gold Class wax)
    -California Dry Blade
    -Crapload of microfiber cloths

    I just found out about Autogeek last week, it's like car detailing mecca.

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    Re: Whats in your cleaning/detailing kits?

    Quote Originally Posted by gary88 View Post
    Right now:

    I just found out about Autogeek last week, it's like car detailing mecca.
    I love Autogeek......but then its also WAY to easy to spend money there, everything I've tried so far works great, the site is wonderful, reviews are helpful and they even have calendars with nice models....I mean cars on them. Its not too hard to rack up a cart with 200 bucks worth of stuff in it.....but then again we all have our little hobbies....why can't I just find a cheaper one???

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    I use mothers cleaners and waxes.

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    Re: Whats in your cleaning/detailing kits?

    2006 V8 STS

    Mequiars Gold class car wash
    Klasse AIO
    Klasse Sealant
    Pinnacle Souervan over the Klasse
    Pinnacle carnuba spray detailer after wash

    303 protectant on interior and all rubber trim

    Wheel Wax on wheels

    Zaino leather conditioner

    Zaino Perfect tire gloss

    Invisible glass on windows


    Love all these products!!!

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