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If you’re new to detailing, you may not know which products, or even which car detailing accessories you need to get started. Not all polishes and waxes perform the same, and trying to sift through every type of coating or compound as a beginner can be pretty overwhelming.
One way to solve this problem is to get a car detailing kit. Detailing kits come with most, if not all, of the products and tools you need to get your car clean, polished and waxed at home. Some detailing kits focus on specific detailing processes, such as washing and drying your car, while others provide everything you need for a complete detail, including wash mitts, cutting pads and microfiber towels.
There are plenty of kits for beginners out there, but if you’re looking for the best, all-in-one detailing kit to get that elevated, showroom look, then we recommend our Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Collection Kit. This kit combines the incredible protection of ceramic technology with all the detailing essentials to give your car or truck a deeper, glossier shine.
Each product in the Turtle Wax Ceramic Collection Kit features an advanced, all-in-one formula that combines multiple steps into one to make achieving a flawless finish easier. When used alongside our premium, well-crafted tools and accessories, you’ll detail like the pros in no time!
Ceramic Wash & Wax: Every detailing starts with a good car wash. This pH balanced car wash soap has a built-in, ceramic car wax to promote water beading for faster drying time while leaving behind a sleek, hydrophobic layer of protection!
Ceramic Polish & Wax: This polish and wax corrects light scratches, swirls and imperfections to correct and shine your paint while protecting your newly restored finish with a fresh layer of ceramics.
Ceramic Spray Coating: This powerful paint sealant provides the same strength of protection as a professional coating at the pull of a trigger. Simply spray and buff this ceramic coating into your finish with a fresh, microfiber towel for up to one year of UV protection and chemical resistance.
Ceramic Wet Wax: Use this flexible, ceramic wet wax after a wash to speed up the drying process or use it to top off your finish with the perfect combination of ceramics and carnauba wax for a jaw-dropping, mirror-like shine.
Tools and Accessories:
Step 1. Start by rinsing and washing your entire car with your wash mitt and Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Wash & Wax. Continue dipping your wash mitt into your bucket and rubbing it against the grit guard to filter any dirt you pick up into the bottom of your bucket. Rinse your vehicle from the top down and hand dry using a clean, microfiber towel.
Step 2. Next, place a zippered plastic bag over your hand and glide it gently across the surface of your car to check for contaminants. If you feel any grittiness as you inspect your finish, you have embedded contaminants in the clear coat. You’ll need to use a clay bar and lubricant to remove these contaminants and prep your paint surfaces for polishing. For more detailed instructions on how to use a clay bar to prep your finish, check out this guide. Once you’re done, rinse any excess product with your hose and wipe any remaining residues with a microfiber towel.
Step 3. If you’re polishing by hand, add a quarter-sized amount of Hybrid Solutions Polish & Wax to a foam applicator. If you’re using a DA polisher, apply 4 dime-sized dollops of polish to your orange foam cutting pad. Then, buff the product into a 2’ x 2’ section of your finish to correct light scratches and swirls. Use a folded and quartered, microfiber cloth to gently wipe away any excess product and buff your finish to a mirror-like shine. Continue working in 2’ x 2’ sections until you’ve polished your entire vehicle.
Step 4. Apply two sprays of Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Spray Coating to each 2’ x 2’ section of your car and spread evenly with a fresh, microfiber cloth. For maximum protection, give this coating 24 hours to cure and apply a second coating for enhanced heat resistance and chemical protection.
Step 5. Finally, revitalize your vehicle’s protection and shine with Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Wet Wax! Apply a quarter-sized amount of wax to each 2’ x 2’ area of your car after your final rinse and use your favorite microfiber drying towel to buff surfaces to an even deeper, hydrophobic gloss.
And just like that, your car’s all set to take out for a spin!
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