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    Hey guys, I was curious as to what everyone's favourite products where. As in, if you could only use one product in each 'category' (say waxes/sealants, decontamination, wash, microfibres etc.) what would that ONE product be?
    I'm interested to see if there are recurring trends and whether or not there is a general consensus as to which is the best product in each category. Obviously personal preference plays a large part but I'm still curious to hear what the experienced detailers are using.
    I'm nowhere near experienced enough to really be of much help in this thread but I've found I really like the Autoglym interior vinyl/rubber protectant after using armorall for years (I know ...).
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    Wash Shampoo - Optimum Car Wash, DP Xtreme Foam - Both great for foaming
    Wash Mitt - Meguiars Lambswool, Aquatouch Microfibre Mitt
    Degreaser - Trade
    All Purpose Cleaner - Trade
    Shampoo Machine Concentrate - Trade
    Window Cleaner - Trade
    Wax - Victoria Wax, DP Max Wax, Prima Banana Gloss
    Spray Wax - Optimum Car Wax
    Sealant - Zaino Z2, Optimum Opti-Seal
    Coating - Opti-Coat
    Glaze - Amigo
    QD/Waterless - Optimum Opti-Clean, Prima Slick
    AIO - Finishkare 215 AIO
    Polish - Optimum, Menzerna
    Decontamination - ZAS Clay Bar
    Microfibre / Drying Towels - ZAS
    Leather - Prima Nourish & Optimum Protectant Plus
    Trims - Prima Nero
    Metal Polish - Purple Metal Polish

    Did i miss anything? :lol:
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    Wow awesome reply mate, that's exactly what I envisioned when I started the thread. Thanks!

    EDIT: When you say 'trade', do you mean you use trade only products that come in large quantities?
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    At present these are my favourites. Glaze, Wax/Sealant categories based on application to Red vehicle

    Microfibre - Aquatouch
    Wash - Lusso auto bathe
    Wash Mitt/Sponge - Aquatouch mitt, Zymol Sponge
    Decontamination - IronX
    Clay - Clay magic
    Polish - Menz, Megs
    Glaze - Clearkote
    Wax - Naviwax Dark
    Sealant - Duragloss 111
    Tyre Shine - Poorboys BnB gel
    Dressing - Perl
    Glass - Stoner Invisible
    QD - FK 425
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    Lol @ can of worms!

    Microfibre - still looking!
    Wash - I keep on going back to Meg's soft wash gel, and CT18 lol!
    Wash Mitt/Sponge - Meg's microfiber wash pad
    All Purpose Cleaner - Simple Green
    Decontamination - IronX
    Clay - Clay magic, but it cost way too much. Got some ZAS clay to try, so far so good.
    Polish - Menzerna 203S, 106FA, 85RD
    Glaze - Prima Amigo, Meg's #7, P21S Gloss Enhancing Paintwork Cleanser.
    Wax - Victoria Wax Concours, P21S Concours
    Spray Wax - Optimum Car Wax
    Sealant - Menzerna Powerlock, Optimum Opti-Seal
    Coating - C.Quartz
    Tyre Shine - Meg's endurance for wet look, Zaino Z16 for matt look
    Dressing - 303 Aerospace Protectant
    Glass - IPA
    QD - Optimum Instant Detailer, Victoria Wax Quick Detail Spray, Meg's #34
    Leather - Optimum Leather Protectant
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    Wash Shampoo - CG Citrus Wash- Megs softwash
    Wash Mitt - Tilers Turtle Sponge
    Degreaser - CG Orange Degreaser
    All Purpose Cleaner - Megs All purpose
    Window Cleaner - Megs Detailer or Autoglym Fast Glass
    Wax - DP Max Wax, Collinite 476
    Spray Wax - Dura Gloss Aqua Wax
    Sealant - Zaino Z2, Dura Gloss 105
    Glaze - CG Eze Creme, Por boys Black Hole
    Polish - Menzerna, Insta Finish
    Clay bars - Concourse - Bilthamber.
    Microfibre / Drying Towels - ZAS, CG
    Ext Trims - CG Clear Gel
    Interior - 303
    Tyres CG Clear Gel, PB B&B
    Metal Polish - Autosol
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBTROLLIN
    EDIT: When you say 'trade', do you mean you use trade only products that come in large quantities?
    Spot on, 20L drums of concentrate which make up around 120litres. Usually go through that much degreaser in one month, so a 500ml trigger of Degreaser or APC wouldnt get us very far and 1 bottle cost half the price of the 20L concentrate alone which is exactly the same. :lol:
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    Geez you certainly go through a lot of product! I suppose on the upside that means business is good
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    There's only some categories of products where I'm certain I have a favourite. In most areas I'm still experimenting, even though I'm a big product whore.

    For wax, Zymol Concours. This has all the properties of a great wax and the pot is a work of art. P21s 100% gets an honourable mention.

    For pre-wax cleanser, it has to be Zymol HD cleanse for the sheer wetness it leaves behind and the ease of use by hand. Compliments the Zymol Concours perfectly.

    For Shampoo I like Meguiars Gold Class because it does the job, and smells great. I tried a lot of shampoos an came back to this one.
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    It's interesting. Zymol is a product that is billed as being 'prestige' and 'the upper class' product yet I'm yet to see anyone (other than you of course mate) who rates it as a decent product. Surely, however, it wouldn't have earned the name it has unless it was decent stuff? If it IS that decent, why do so few people here use it? Is it the price?
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