Detailing Product Reviews


There are some different styles out there of waterproof sneakers, but Brooks Running sells a 100% waterproof shoe called the Ghost 14 GTX. This is a running shoe that utilizes a GORE-TEX membrane to provide the waterproof shield from water. The Brooks Ghost 14 GTX comes in a black/red color scheme and offers a ton of cushion and support.

Meguiar’s offers a line-up of microfiber cutting and finishing discs that attaches to your typical hook-and-loop backing plate. Meguiar’s provided these products for the purpose of this review. Meguiar’s has two cutting discs and one finishing disc. I’ve tested these three discs and of these three, my favorite is the Microfiber Cutting Disc due to its all-around effectiveness when doing more serious paint corrections.

If you’re someone who does paint corrections, even if it’s the occasional one, this tool is an amazing device to have. It covers you whenever you don’t have that optimal lighting such as direct sunlight or good shop lighting to check the paint condition. I am really impressed by the high build quality of this paint inspection light and highly recommend it because of its incredible light output and color temperature customization.

Meguiar’s supplied me with their signature purple Endurance Tire Gel for this review. This tire gel is a solvent-based tire dressing that offers medium gloss, however it can be applied in multiple coats if you desire a high-gloss shine. After using this product on several vehicles, I can attest to the many rave reviews touting its performance and value. The tire gel offers UV protection for about 2-3 weeks, which is pretty typical. It also doesn’t appear to sling off the tires when applied properly. The price is right at about $12-$13 at the time of this review.

The best-bang-for-the-buck long-throw polisher is probably the Bauer Long Throw Polisher from Harbor Freight. This unit has a throw of 20mm (compared to a standard throw of 4-8mm) and comes with a 6-inch backing plate. The price at the time of this writing is $100, so you are basically getting a long-throw polisher for the price of a standard short-throw polisher.

To me, there’s just nothing worse than walking around in soggy wet socks when you’re trying to enjoy a nice time washing your vehicle. Vessi sells waterproof shoes that keep your feet completely dry, which are the perfect shoe to wear when you’re washing your car. They have awesome support and look amazing too.

Car detailers who perform paint correction will need to inspect the paint carefully to see how much and how aggressive to polish the vehicle in order to remove the imperfections in the paint. Therefore, if you ever need to inspect the paint on your car, you may want to invest in an inspection light.