Quick detailer is an essential part of anyone’s detailing kit, and it’s an incredibly versatile product – here’s our guide to the best quick detailing spray in 2024.
Do not underestimate the power of a good quick detailer. If you need to know anything about car detailing, it’s that this do-it-all wonder product is handy to have in just about any situation.
What is a quick detailing spray?
Put simply, it’s a mild solution that has the ability to clean any surface. It’s especially good for maintenance washing, as well as wiping away fingerprints and light dirt. It’s ideal for adding gloss and protection and giving your car that freshly-washed look. Use it as a drying aid, to enhance the look of rubber and plastics, or use it on your wheels. It’s incredibly versatile, and no keen detailer should be without it. Here’s our guide to the best quick detailing spray you can buy.
Best Quick Detailing Spray In 2024
Chemical Guys Hydrospeed Ceramic Quick Detailer
RRP: $29.99 / £27.99. Buy Chemical Guys Hydrospeed Ceramic Quick Detailer here!
Versatile and easy to use, Hydrospeed is exactly what you want from a quick detailing spray. Special hydrophobic polymers and SiO2 nanoparticles deliver shine, protection and beading in an instant. You can use Hydrospeed on your car’s bodywork, glass, wheels, headlights and more. Hydrospeed’s ceramic makeup gives it self-cleaning properties to keep your car cleaner for longer. Use it between washes, at shows, and get your paintwork looking dazzling in an instant. It’s a little pricey, but this quick detailing spray really performs.
Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Detailer
RRP: $18.99 / £24.00. Buy Meguiar’s Hybrid Ceramic Detailer here!
This SiO2 quick detailing spray offering from Meguiar’s doesn’t disappoint. It’s the perfect way to keep your car clean between washes while adding ceramic protection. It effortlessly removes light contaminants and dust, giving your paint that just-washed look. At the same time, it puts down a protective ceramic layer that delivers incredible beading. It’s easy to use and gives instant results, leaving your paintwork glossy and gleaming. A superb quick detailing spray.
Bilt Hamber Auto-QD
RRP: $20.72 / £16.95. Buy Bilt Hamber Auto-QD here!
We love Bilt Hamber products, so it’s no surprise to see the company’s quick detailing spray on our list. Auto-QD is designed to safely clean your paintwork between washes. It features unique charged polymers that suspend contaminants to protect the paint from marring. It’s water-based, safe for all paint finishes and won’t stain rubber or plastic trim. It also delivers impressive gloss that makes your car look stunning. Best of all, it’s highly concentrated, so one bottle goes a long way. Use it at 1:1 for maximum gloss, as a waterless wash and plastic trim shine. Or dilute it all the way down to 1:20 for use as a drying aid and no-rinse wash. It’s versatile and offers excellent value for money, making it a fantastic quick detailing spray.
Gtechniq Quick Detailer
RRP: from $7.95 / £5.99. Buy Gtechniq Quick Detailer here!
As you’d expect from Gtechniq, its quick detailing spray delivers on performance. It effortlessly removes fingerprints and light dusting. It’s also great at removing water marks and smears left after washing, leaving your paintwork looking perfect. Use it on bodywork, plastic trim and wheels. It’s simple to use, effective, and a quick detailing spray you will love using.
Griot’s Garage Best Of Show Detailer
RRP: $13.99. Buy Griot’s Garage Best Of Show Detailer here!
Griot’s Garage is very popular in its American homeland, and the company makes some superb detailing products. We’re big fans of its Best Of Show Detailer, and it’s one we always have a bottle of to hand. First of all, it smells lush, while advanced polymers improve paint gloss and slickness. It boosts color, depth and clarity between washes, leaving your paint looking sensational. Meanwhile, its high-lubricity formula safely wipes away dust, light dirt and fingerprints.
That’s all very impressive, but it’s not even our favorite thing about Best Of Show Detailer. What we love most is that it’s been formulated to flash fast enough to be used in direct sunlight. This makes it our go-to summer show detailer of choice. Being able to safely use it on hot, sunny days and get perfect results is the icing on the cake. This is a quick detailing spray well worth getting your hands on.
Autoglym Rapid Detailer
RRP: £14.50. Not available in the US. Buy Autoglym Rapid Detailer here!
Autoglym’s Rapid Detailer is a great quick detailing spray that does it all. It will remove light dirt from paintwork, restoring shine and leaving behind a layer of polymeric protection. It’s perfect for maintaining everything from rubber and plastic to chrome and carbon fibre. You can also use it as a clay bar lubricant. It’s ideal for use at shows to get your car looking spotless. Rapid Detailer is a superb all-rounder, and it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
How the best quick detailing sprays were chosen
While each of these products haven’t gone through my rigorous testing process, I have used all of them over the years. I’ve found each of the products to be brilliant additions to your detailing kit. Some, like the Chemical Guys offering deliver on extra features such as a hydrophobic layer, but in truth it doesn’t help it stand out from the crowd. For me, each of these represents a balance of quality and price point.