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    What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    Hi all. I wanted to stop by and ask everyone what your mobile detailing kit would look like. Pros can feel free to chime in, but this isn`t about your work van. This is about what you`d take in your nice convertible, on a road trip. You`re taking a vacation, but when you arrive you want your car to look real nice. But you`ve got limited space so you need only the essentials for keeping your car looking good while you`re enjoying driving it around and showing it off.

    What`s all in the detailing kit you take with you? I`ll assume we`ll be going to the local power washing bay for washes, so obviously a nice little bag of quarters will be necessary. And the microfiber cloths you wash with. But what else? What else do you stuff in your mobile detailing bag so you can look your best and impress the locals?

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    Re: What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    For me just a 16 oz. bottle of waterless wash wrapped with a 16x16 waffle weave towel in the rear door bottle holder. I use it for removing bird bombs and our seasonal love bugs. If I am planning to do more I pack up my mobile detailing supplies or ship stuff ahead.

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    Re: What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    What do you think about the Chemical Guys waterless wash?

    So you`d just do spot removal for the most part? I guess that would be necessary even with the local power wash bay, cause those kinda suck at getting rid of tough bugs and road tar.

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    Re: What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    Quote Originally Posted by bennylava View Post
    What do you think about the Chemical Guys waterless wash?

    So you`d just do spot removal for the most part? I guess that would be necessary even with the local power wash bay, cause those kinda suck at getting rid of tough bugs and road tar.
    I have not used the CG WW, but I am sure it is fine. The most economical thing is to make your own waterless wash from a rinseless wash. I make it by the gallon, with distilled water so it will not get gunked up when it sits.

    Yes, I will clean the front bumper and mirror caps after a drive. The love bugs will come off after a short soak if there is good protection on the surface. Other stuff I leave until I get back home.

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    Re: What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    Normally I don`t take anything at all. On a road trip, too much grime/brake dust and too many bug splatters make a quick wash or wipe down not a good idea. It would take a good bucket wash to make the car presentable again. I wait until I get home and give it a proper bath. Anything accumulated along the path of the trip is a badge of courage similar to a car after the 24 Hours of Le Mans or the Rolex 24 at Daytona being covered in bugs, rubber, tar, etc.

    If I was to pack something, I`d have a bottle of bug remover, a bottle of QD/waterless wash and a couple towels.
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    Re: What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    Window cleaning stuff.

    I do take a little spray bottle of IUDJ and a MF, but I can`t recall actually *using* them. I basically don`t give such stuff any thought until I get back, and then I do whatever`s called for. Since I don`t get etching any more if I leave bugs/bird-bombs on there (famous last words.. ) the vehicles are just "transportation" to me when we roadtrip.

    (I do, of course, keep my Emergency Kit handy for situations like the Deer Incident..)

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    Re: What`s in your mobile detailing kit? (non-pro)

    Just for a road trip? Id take a 32oz bottle of ONR mixed as a WW, that can do the inside surfaces of the car as well as the outside. Maybe some bug spray depending on the area and season of travel. If your car is properly protected (wheels, paint, glass) you should be able to make it come back to where you like it with just WW.
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