The 10 Very Best Car Wash Kits
Love a clean car? These DIY car wash kits help you achieve that showroom-like sparkle and shine.
Griot’s Garage Starter Wash and Dry Kit
This kit is a bit on the pricier side at around $80, but if you want high-quality materials in a basic DIY car wash kit, then you’ll like what Griot’s Garage has to offer. It comes with 64 ounces of Brilliant Finish Car Wash, a microfiber detailing mitt, a six-gallon bucket with casters and a one-pass drying towel. New to DIY car cleaning? Check out these tips and tricks.
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Armor All Complete Car Care Kit
Armor All’s basic kit costs around $13, making it a great option for the budget-concious washer. This car wash kit includes 10 ounces of Original Protectant interior cleaner, 25 glass wipes, 20 ounces of tire foam protestant and 16 ounces of Ultra Shine Wash and Wax. Want the intel only expert car detailers know? Here are 15 cleaning secrets to give you a head start.
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Jax Wax Professional Easy Wash and Wax Car Care Bucket Organizer Kit
Priced at around $60, and with plenty of kit essentials, this is a great mid-range car wash kit. Along with a 3.5 gallon resealable bucket for easy grab-and-go washing, this kit contains 8 ounces of Liquid Carnauba paste wax, 16 ounces of body shine showroom spray wax, a wash and wax soap, two microfiber towels, a wash mitt and an applicator sponge. Were you aware of all of these 36 DIY car detailing tips?
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Chemical Guys Best Sellers Kit
Chemical Guys is known for their quality cleaning products. So while this kit will cost you about $100, you can bet it’s going to get the job done and then some. The kit contains 16 ounces of each of these six high-end products: VRP Supershine dressing, Hybrid V7 Optical Select High Gloss spray sealant and quick detailer, Inner Clean interior quick detailer and protectant, Diablo Gel wheel and rim cleaner, Mr. Pink Super Suds shampoo and conditioner and JetSeal sealant and paint protectant. Here are 11 tips for keeping a clean car, so perhaps you can use your pricey kit a little less!
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2EZ Wax Waterless Car Detailing Kit
This waterless kit is great for a mess-free experience, especially if you live in a neighborhood where people get frustrated with all your soapy water business or your water use is restricted. The kit, which is about $50, includes items such as 16 ounces each of Nano-Tech Series paint sealant, Nano-Tech Series Level 2 Fine high gloss polish, Nano-Tech Series detail spray, Oasis Waterless Wash & Wax, Satin 2 Shine tire & plastic dressing, R3 Rapid Rim Restore and Instashine Interior Detailer, plus two foam wax applicators, three detailing chamois, two microfiber cloths and five black cherry air freshener vent sticks. Does the inside of your car need some TLC? Check out these tips.
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Waterless Car Wash & Wax Kit by Drought Buster
Drought Buster’s car wash kit isn’t your average waterless option, as it involves mixing the concentrate with distilled water in a spray bottle. The concentrate is made with a mix of carnauba wax, clay, surfactants and lubricating agents. This waterless car wash kit works best, as with all waterless kits, for upkeep (not after a long road trip where bugs and mud have taken over every inch of your vehicle). You can expect to pay around $50 for this one, and the kit contains 16 ounces of a waterless car wash concentrate, four microfiber towels and a spray bottle. Simple! Whether you’re road tripping or tooling around town, here are 15 things you should have in your car year round.
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Carrand 10-Piece Specialty Car Wash Bucket
At around $35, Carrand’s car wash kit is great for someone looking for a basic option. It includes three microfiber towels, two microfiber applicator pads, a microfiber wheel detailer, lug nut brush, gripper handle and a three-gallon bucket. What’s missing? The soap! Like to do things yourself? Here are 100 car maintenance tasks you can do all by yourself.
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Griot’s Garage Spray-On Car Wash Kit
This $30 kit by Griot’s Garage is a waterless option that is meant for nothing more than cleaning up the exterior of your car in a jiff. It includes 35 ounces of Griot’s Spray-On car wash and three microfiber towels. Speaking of cars, are you looking to purchase something different but not necessarily new? Here are some tips to take into consideration when buying a used car.
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Nanoskin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt Pro Starter Kit
If you’re looking for a clay bar in your basic kit, then try this $80 option from Nanoskin. The clay bar, for those who haven’t tried one out, is meant to remove the fine pits and particulate that dig into your car’s finish. The kit includes a Nanoskin wash mitt, detailing apron, 16 ounces of Bubble Bath wash and shine shampoo and Nano Shock hydrophobic sealant, plus 2 ounces of Rain Prep glass cleaner and a Rain glass sealant. Obsessed with your car? Check out these 12 myths you have to stop believing about it!
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3M Auto Essentials Car Kit
This is a basic in-and-out car wash kit that will get the job done, addressing four different areas. The $28 kit includes 16 ounces each of Leather and Vinyl Restore interior cleaner, All-Purpose Scrub car wash, wax and tire shine. Has all that cleaning made you realize there’s rust on your car? Here’s how to repair it.
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