Chemical Guys – Extreme Slick Synthetic Detailer


Cost: £10 for 16oz spray bottle

Purchased with my own hard-earned money.

Date of Review: 8th August 2017

The Sales Pitch from Chemical Guys:

Super shine quick detailer and slick clay lube
•           Streak-free in sun, shade, or humidity
•           100% synthetic formula
•           Enhanced shine, protection, and versatility
•           Reduces surface friction and static by up to 75%
•           Works great on any colour paintwork
•           Gentle formula won’t strip wax, sealant, or vehicle coatings
•           Helps wax coats last longer for more protection and shine

Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer restores a deep wet shine in between full washes and details. Quick detail sprays lubricate the surface whenever wiping up light dirt and smudges, a crucial step to scratch and swirl-free buffing and wiping. Use Synthetic Quick Detailer to remove light dust, fingerprints, bird droppings, insects, and fresh water spots from exterior automotive surfaces. Synthetic Quick Detailer takes any wax or sealant coating to the next level by adding super-slick gloss and extra depth and shine. The new and improved Synthetic Quick Detailer formula features refined wetting agents for extended worktime in the sun or humidity, updated gloss enhancers for extra shine on any color paintwork, and gentle cleansers that protect wax and sealant coatings for extended protection over time. Synthetic Quick Detailer is formulated with polymer resins to enhance and protect any color finish. Anti-static acrylic wetting agents reduce static charge up to 75% as the product is buffed and dried, cutting down on static cling of airborne dust and dirt. Synthetic Quick Detailer doubles as a slick and effective clay bar lube for unmatched versatility when detailing any car. Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer keeps your vehicle looking cleaner and shinier for longer.

100% Synthetic Formula
No wax, no sealant, no streaks, just a pure, synthetic shine with an amazing gloss. Extreme Slick Synthetic offers a streak-free shine with stunning results on any color paintwork. Our wax-free synthetic formula ensures that Extreme Slick Synthetic Detailer can function on any painted surface along with metal, chrome, stainless steel and even glass. Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer brings a smooth finish to any surface with just a simple wipe of a microfiber towel. The unique formula even allows the Extreme Slick Synthetic Detailer to be used in direct sunlight. Step into the amazing world of pure synthetic car care with Chemical Guys Extreme Slick Synthetic Detailer.

What’s New With Synthetic Quick Detailer?
Synthetic Quick Detailer is reformulated for extra shine, worktime, and protection of sensitive automotive surfaces. Special acrylic wetting agents and lubricants in Synthetic Quick Detailer remove dust, dirt, and fingerprints without scratching paintwork or metal. Extra lubricity makes Synthetic Quick Detailer a great clay bar lubricant, perfect for restoring a smooth-as-glass feel. Decontaminating automotive paintwork, metal, and glass is easy with a Chemical Guys clay bar and Synthetic Quick Detailer. Improved worktime in sun, shade, and humidity make Synthetic Quick Detailer a great detailing choice for any environment at any time of day. Use it the day after a car wash to remove light dust and dirt, or right before a car show to win the top shine prize. Caustic cleaners, corrosive contaminants, airborne pollution, and industrial fallout degrade the performance of wax and sealant coatings.

Source: http://www.chemicalguys.com/Extreme_Slick_Synthetic_Quick_Detailer_16_oz_p/wac21116.html

What You Get:

A slim easy to hold 16oz bottle.

Product Description:

The description is pretty much as the sales pitch above. This is aimed at the guy who turns up to the car show and wants to quickly top up their shine to look the best.

Instructions:

From the Chemical Guys website:

1. When using in very hot direct sunlight always mist on towel not surface, this will eliminate a hot surface from drying the product before you have an opportunity to even touch it with a towel.
2. Simply mist on towel or surface.
3. For the best results, use a microfiber towels to attract dust and minimize the risk of scratching.
4. Do not use the same towel on your paint and glass that you have used on your wheels, wipe off with clean towel or microfiber towel.
5. Mist after washing, while drying or anytime to for a fast dry with a superior shine.
6. Excellent when sprayed on towel and used to remove creme or paste waxes that have hardened.
7. Superior surface shine when used as a final cleaner to remove smudges or smears left behind from waxing or sealing.

Application:

This is my latest purchase and from what I have seen it has been given great reviews. I wanted to try it so I had to hunt around for somebody who stocked it. I eventually got my bottle from Poland would you believe? As I write this I notice some UK websites are starting to stock it now.

This is a synthetic liquid that smells great like berries or grape. The first thing I noticed was the slim bottle which sits nice in your hand. The trigger is a reassuring pressure to a fine mist, twist to seal off again. This fine mist can be blown about in any breezy area as most do. The trigger does not leak after a number of squirts which some cheaper products can. The liquid is just like water and dead simple to wipe on. The product will evaporate in hotter weather on not panels, hence the spray on the cloth reference above.

I have sprayed this on everything and will remove most light dirt, such as road dust etc. I had a little tree sap on my paint, but didn’t get time to clay bar it off, so I was not expecting miracles to be honest. I sprayed a generous amount on those areas and gently wiped it all straight off. Brilliant result there, a few road bugs on the front valance were also removed with ease. I had some left over hardened wax on the rear quarter extension gap, again this product removed the left over wax with ease.

Removing:

A simple change of micro fiber cloth to buff to shine. The product didn’t drag and removed completely. After a few wipes of the cloth turn over to a fresh part and continue. No hard work, just like water that evaporates quickly. No hard rubbing just minor pressure move the cloth over the paint surface.

Results:

Absolutely amazing. The deep gloss claim didn’t make much difference to the deep shine I already had on the car if I am honest. Treating half the hood at a time showed a more even reflection on the Chem Guys product side. I already had a very deep shine from the wax on the car, so this was going to be difficult to improve on, but it did. More application to the number plate I did notice an improvement to the shine. Confidence in the product now means I buzzed over the car in a matter of minutes, much less time than any other detailer I have used so far.

I tried the product on my original Mustang corral which was dull and not much shine. Before application on the left, after to the right.

It’s difficult to see from a photo, but there is a difference, I sprayed the top of the corral on the left for a comparison. You can see the reflection is a little crisper on the left showing the LEDs above it. 

The best part was that this product did not leave any smears or streaks on the car what so ever anywhere, none! This formula worked well with the previous Megs wax layers and left a brilliant smooth and oil like, polished glass feel to the paint, but it was dry. To say there was a silky smooth finish does not do the product justice, it’s much more than that. I didn’t see any finger prints after touching the surface either.

After a full day in the sun this product still looked great and felt great. I couldn’t see any dust on the car. Perhaps it couldn’t stick or the anti-static was doing its job as well.

Rating: 10 out 10

Another top score? Yep this was an easy score. This is my number one favourite quick detailer now, I never thought I would say after using the Meguiar’s Ultimate Detailer. I had just bought another bottle of Megs ultimate detailer before I found out about this product, I have to say that I regret that prior purchase now. That’s how much I like this product.

Ease of use –

Goes on like water and buffs straight off to a shine removing all sorts of dirt and grime. No rubbing it in, no rubbing it off. This is a genuine (gentle) wipe on and wipe off.

Finish –

A water like depth and a more even reflection. Longevity will need to be proven. But, as this is so easy to use and apply to get top results, if it last a couple of weeks then that will do for me.

Conclusion:

I always use a quick detailer at car shows and they can vary drastically from brand to brand. I liked DoDo Juice Tropical red mist, but I have found it reacts with Meguiar’s Ultimate wax (my preferred choice of hard wax), but it leaves streaks. However a couple of applications later the streaks go and then leaves a nice finish. I shouldn’t need to do it twice though. I love Meguiar’s Ultimate Quick Detailer, which takes a little buffing to get the best results. So I wanted the ease of application of DoDo and the universal results of the Megs product.

This product is so easy to use and gives immaculate results. The consequence of which means that this product will now replace the Megs quick detailer that I carry in my car show case bags.

The school of thought here could be ‘Natural Vs Synthetic’ argument for these type of products. But, as this is a manufactured product for a specific reason it does what it’s supposed to do, and does it exceptionally well.

So I changed my mind from the excellent Megs product to this product now, so will anything better it? I doubt it, but I said that about the Megs product too.

Would I recommend it? Without question, yes 100% 

Would I buy it again? Yes Without a single thought, so should you!