Don’t buy your detailing supplies from just one supplier. They vary greatly on quality and price, from product to product. Some manufacturers make great wheel cleaners, but poor waxes and compounds. Others are known for their specialty chemicals like water spot removers, but not their mainline products. We have used most of AutoMagic’s inventory, and found the following three items to be the very best:
- Water spot remover. This is a serious industrial-grade remover made for adults who don’t want watered down chemicals. If you’re removing water spots from paint surfaces, apply to a microfiber towel and wipe in a circular motion. Rinse free with soapy water. Repeat. To remove from windows, apply AutoMagic WSR to #0000 very fine steel wool and scrub in a circular motion. Rinse free with window cleaner. IT WORKS EVERY TIME.
- Bumper Magic plastic trim restoration. Armor-all and other water-based, thinned out dressings look fantastic until…oh yeah, until rain or water hit them and they run away. Bumper Magic is a concentrated, solvent-based dressing that turns grey trim black again…and doesn’t wash away for about 4 washes. So if you want your customers to look at truly black plastic trim and bumpers for weeks (not just one week), pay a little extra and apply Bumper Magic.
- Clay Magic. This claybar is available in a lot of auto parts stores and offers three distinct advantages when compared to the other clay bars available. First, you get a larger wad of clay for your money. Second, the clay is more durable: it doesn’t break down quickly in your wash soap, wad, up, or become soft. Finally, Clay Magic is flat out more affordable than other clay brands. Dollar for dollar and performance considered, it’s one of AutoMagic’s best products.