Detailing Product Reviews


I’ve tried others like the 3M kit in the past, but this time around I wanted to test out this Sylvania Headlight Restoration Kit. Unlike the 3M Kit which requires a power drill, this Sylvania Kit doesn’t even require that. The entire restoration of the headlight can be done by hand.

Let me just start out by saying, this is my EZ Detail Brush (large size) that I purchased 12 years ago. That’s right, 12 years ago. I use this brush more than a dozen times a year and the brush still looks like this after over a decade. I could probably end the review here with that, but I’d still like to shore a little more about this amazing wheel barrel brush.

I’ve been plenty happy with using my Meguiar’s Water Magnet Drying Towels (I’ve got like five of them), but I’ve been seeing new types of drying towels on the market that are much larger and are super absorbent. The most popular one that I see is the Chemical Guys Wooly Mammoth Microfiber Drying Towel. The curiosity got the best of me and I ordered one to try out.

Chemical Guys sells a horse hair leather cleaning brush that is used to deep-clean the leather in your car. It gets a ton of extremely good reviews on Amazon, yet personally I found it to be an awful tool. I’ll just get right to the point: the Chemical Guys Leather Cleaning Brush may be good at scrubbing leather clean, but it leaves behind so many hairs behind that it’s not even worth using in the first place.

Lately, there’s been a new kid on the block: the “cyclone” 70/30 microfiber blend wash mitt. I tested out one of the most popular ones on Amazon: the TAKAVU Cyclone Wash Mitt. It comes in a blue/white color scheme and looks practically identical to many of the other ones on the market today.

Once in a while, you come across a product that’s a game-changer in the car care industry. Right now, I’m really impressed with the Autofiber Scrub Ninja, which is used as an interior cleaning tool, but it shines when it comes to cleaning leather. I first heard about this when someone asked for a recommendation for tools to clean leather with. Since then, I’ve been hearing non-stop rave reviews about this product.

For a long time now, I’ve been perfectly content washing my car using the commonly used pile-type chenille wash mitts. They’ve worked quite well for me over the years, but now I’m starting to notice some other types of wash mitts being sold that got me interested. So, I purchased a few different kinds to try out. One of them is the INEBIZ Lambswool Wash Mitt. It’s an extra soft wash mitt that is made to be scratch-free and lint-free.

What you use to dry a car with may seem menial and not even be worth discussing, but there really is more to it than just using any ‘ol towel to dry your car. Of course, using any kind of towel will work, but there are some that dry better than others and do it in slightly different ways. One of the first ones that I started using many years ago and that I still use to this day is the Meguiar’s Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel.

Using a clay bar has been the traditional way of mechanically decontaminating a car’s paint, but for some time now there have been some other alternatives such as using a clay mitt or a clay pad. Meguiar’s sent me this product, the Hybrid Ceramic Quik Clay Kit, which I tried out and would like to share my thoughts. This kit includes Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Detailer, as well as a synthetic clay pad and a microfiber towel.