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It seems like every detailing group has some Chemical Guys fans. I am not going to knock them, they do make some good products, just overpriced in my opinion. However, Costco has some CG stuff. The items they have are really a great deal. They have one package with a foam gun that is I think on sale for $50. Just the gun is normall $50.
 

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It seems like every detailing group has some Chemical Guys fans. I am not going to knock them, they do make some good products, just overpriced in my opinion. However, Costco has some CG stuff. The items they have are really a great deal. They have one package with a foam gun that is I think on sale for $50. Just the gun is normall $50.
I agree with you that they make decent product. I do not think they are that over priced. I am never that worried about the quality of product as it is all technique that changes your results.

Some of their washing accessories are a bit dumb. Like the clay mitt. Worst idea ever haha

A foam cannon for $50 alone is a solid price but the package might be worth looking at.
 
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I agree with you that they make decent product. I do not think they are that over priced. I am never that worried about the quality of product as it is all technique that changes your results.

Some of their washing accessories are a bit dumb. Like the clay mitt. Worst idea ever haha

A foam cannon for $50 alone is a solid price but the package might be worth looking at.
Just so you know, he said foam gun. It's different than a foam cannon. Semi do the same thing but I say that very loosely. Look at videos of them and the foam cannons are on a different level, +9000. Foam guns are more like an extreme suds and soap sprayer. I have one as they don't require a pressure washer and a normal hose works. I use it as a prewash.

Also disagree on the clay mitt. A lot of detailers use them. Clay bars are best if you only wash your car, clay mitts are better if you have to wash a lot of cars
 

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Just so you know, he said foam gun. It's different than a foam cannon. Semi do the same thing but I say that very loosely. Look at videos of them and the foam cannons are on a different level, +9000. Foam guns are more like an extreme suds and soap sprayer. I have one as they don't require a pressure washer and a normal hose works. I use it as a prewash.

Also disagree on the clay mitt. A lot of detailers use them. Clay bars are best if you only wash your car, clay mitts are better if you have to wash a lot of cars
The issue with the clay mitt is that it is reusable.

Clay is a one use type of thing. If it is reusable, no matter how well you wash it, it is impossible to get absolutely everything out of it.

It probably works decently, but it will never work as well as clean new clay like you would normally use it. Less scouring and ultimately, fresh clay will pick up more contaminants.

Also, when you knead the clay, you bury the contaminants deep inside where the mitt has no way of doing that, so some of the contaminants will sit there and possibly scour.


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Foam guns are a waste of money IMO. I guess if you want a way to throw soap on your car then it's OK, but a foam cannon is the way to go.

CG has some decent stuff. I've been to their store & it was great picking up some stuff on the for sale tables. Personally I really like Adam's stuff - but price wise it's really high, even with a coupon code. Regardless I buy their glass cleaner & interior spray by the gallon.
 

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Foam guns are a waste of money IMO. I guess if you want a way to throw soap on your car then it's OK, but a foam cannon is the way to go.

CG has some decent stuff. I've been to their store & it was great picking up some stuff on the for sale tables. Personally I really like Adam's stuff - but price wise it's really high, even with a coupon code. Regardless I buy their glass cleaner & interior spray by the gallon.
Adams is local to me. They are really great guys and give you stuff when you go in. The wheel cleaner is what I buy by the gallon. Last time I bought was 20% off and a free 16 oz of the same product. You can also cut it 1:1 and still be effective. I got what turns out to be two gallons and 32 oz, some H2O guard and gloss, and a few samples for less than $40.
 

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Had some CG shipped up last week. So far I like the stuff. As soon as its not -20 outside I will wash the car and see how good the stuff is.


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Had some CG shipped up last week. So far I like the stuff. As soon as its not -20 outside I will wash the car and see how good the stuff is.
Their U-tube vids are helpful as well.


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Had some CG shipped up last week. So far I like the stuff. As soon as its not -20 outside I will wash the car and see how good the stuff is.


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Just don't follow some of their YouTube videos techniques. A few of the guys have terrible habbits. If you want to learn the best processes, check out Larry at AMMO NYC. I am pretty sure his YouTube channel is AmmoNYC
 

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Haven't been terribly impressed with their Citrus Wash & Gloss but the Hybrid V07 detailer is legit. I wanna try the Black Light once I get the space and equipment to start really detailing my car.
 

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I bought the Foam cannon with their Honeydew foam

Smells amazing and did a really good job cleaning the car.

But I live in an apartment now and cant wash my car myself :(
 

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I personally have a lot of the chemical guys stuff. I really like it and for what you get its pretty cheap. From what I used I really like the tire shine as well as the rubber mat renew. Just bought some Jet sealant and looking forward to giving it a try!
 

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I have used the leather cleaner and conditioner. I really like the cleaner, so far the best I have used. The conditioner is good too, leaves a nice leather smell when you are done.
 

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CG has some good stuff. They also have about 500% too many products. Rather have 1 or 2 really good products of each, than 68 versions of the same thing.


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I also like their Hybrid V07. Their glass cleaner was junk IMO. The other thing that ticked me off what I went to their Chula Vista store and picked up a new Torx polisher w/ an extra backing plate - their brand. The backing plate lasted 2 panels (multiple runs but still 2 panels). It split and is now useless - the fastest breaking plate I've had.

On the other had I've had good luck with other products like Black on Black, air fresheners, APC, etc.
 
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The wheel cleaner is what I buy by the gallon. Last time I bought was 20% off and a free 16 oz of the same product. You can also cut it 1:1 and still be effective. I got what turns out to be two gallons and 32 oz, some H2O guard and gloss, and a few samples for less than $40.
Dude, what are you doing with this stuff to buy it by the gallon? That **** is strong. It's like Iron-X and totally not meant to be used for daily, normal washes. Even diluted, it removes iron deposits and all other contaminants...how friendly do you think it is to your surface? At a minimum, any wax, sealant, or coating is stripped when you use that stuff, even diluted.
 

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Dude, what are you doing with this stuff to buy it by the gallon? That **** is strong. It's like Iron-X and totally not meant to be used for daily, normal washes. Even diluted, it removes iron deposits and all other contaminants...how friendly do you think it is to your surface? At a minimum, any wax, sealant, or coating is stripped when you use that stuff, even diluted.
Gallons are how I buy all my products, then transfer to smaller bottles. Gallons are more cost effective and one order will last all season. I also detail more than my cars, I own a small detail shop. I will only use products on a customers car that I would use on mine.
 

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I picked up some Chemical Guys Silk Shine Dressing on a pretty cheap Amazon black friday deal. Just got around to using it this weekend and I actually like it. Gives the tires a nice matte black finish without looking greasy. Less shine than Adam's VRT. Might be a nice product to treat the rubber seals on the doors but I haven't tried that yet. Apparently some people use it on the interior but I prefer 1Z Einzett cockpit premium for that task. My guess is that durability will not be very good but will watch as we are supposed to get some rain here today.
 

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Gallons are how I buy all my products, then transfer to smaller bottles. Gallons are more cost effective and one order will last all season. I also detail more than my cars, I own a small detail shop. I will only use products on a customers car that I would use on mine.
Oh cool. Sorry if that came across too harsh also (after I reread my post). I'm on the Adam's forum and there seems to be more than a few guys using that stuff every normal wash to clean the wheels. Horrible idea.
 
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