At Carlisle last year when some dudes and dudesses (thanks Rich) were squirt detailing in the Marriott parking lot I asked someone (I forget who) what brand he was using. He replied "Ah, they're all about the same"...OK, so I bought a Turtlewax product.
Couple of weekends ago I was hob-knobbing with some club guys at a show featuring some very cool Rods and Customs, and the subject of detailing liquid came up. It turns out they all use, and swear by Surf City Garage 'Speed Demon' Wax Detailer www.surfcitygarage.com... So I tried it.
I have no experience with McQuire's, Mother's, etc., My black VS isn't dull, but in sunlight it almost has an underlying brownish hue. This stuff snapped it back to a glossy reflective black. I couldn't be more pleased.
Tim Miller, founder of Surf City, claims it's the only detail spray with "pure #1Brazilian Carnauba"...and if it isn't the best I've ever tried he'll buy it back...Well, I'm skeptical of hyperbola marketing superlatives, but this stuff certainly shames the Turtlewax product!
Richard Griot is going to be awful disappointed with you, Carl. He's always offering you free shipping on his stuff if you spend over a C note. Then, of course, it does comes all the way from the Pacific Northwest which is a really pretty cool place.
Along those lines, Just anything available via Griot's is available elsewhere 20% cheaper. Yeah it's fun to look at the catalog but in the long run, you're spending way too much by buying from Griot's (Pacific Northwest or not)
In a word WOW! I've only driven my car briefly since the last application of Speed Shine, so it wasn't very dirty. Surf City is less runny & leaves a much better shine than Speed Shine. $11.49 for 24 oz bottle @ Walmart. Two thumbs up!
I'm confused. If it's a "detail spray...with Carnauba wax," then to me, it's nothing other than a spray wax. So....why is it called a "detail spray." Does the word "detail" connote that it is faster and easier to use than "regular" wax? Evidently, the reviewers on Amazon like it: