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    So, a couple of weeks back i bought a few things from zas.
    I had run out of the amazing kamikaze overcoat and was on the lookout for a more economical drying aid.
    I decided to try a bunch of different ones.
    So purchased large containers of optimum instant detailer and meguires last touch. I also got some primo slick and vic wax quick detail spray.

    On the first week i used optimum. That had a nice smell, good gloss & was also nice and slick.
    Last week i tried meguires last touch. That again had a pleasant smell with excellent gloss and ok slickness.
    Today i used primo slick. The smell was more akin to a bathroom cleaner or something (which is fine by me). The slickness is amazing, but I'm slightly disappointed with the gloss. It is of course better than if i were to use no drying aid at all. So next week it'll be vic wax's turn. It'll be interesting to see how that compares.

    For the time being, I'd have to say that the meguires had provided the best gloss for me and primo slick is by far the slickest. But of course OID is a great compromise with really good gloss and slickness. Dust collection on the car has been good (better than no drying aid) with both the meguires and OID. Generally, after one week, the car still looks fresh (except for blackened rims)

    I'll keep rotating through the different products to verify my opinions on them, but regardless i have been happy with each of them thus far. I'd still love to try Wolfgang uber WW & finishcare 425 (?), but no rush on those.

    Would be interested in others opinions on these products also.

  • #2
    Thanks for the detailed and informative review. The Optimum instant detailer sounds good!

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    • #3
      Duragloss aquawax is also a good option

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      • #4
        Good write-up. Have you used Reload at all? I alternate between that and Overcoat, depending who I'm making an order from at the time.
        I haven't used any others you mentioned, but how would you say they compare to Overcoat? Obviously price is a fair difference

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        • #5
          Thanks for the write up. Curious why you went with the last touch over the x-press wax (d155)?

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          • #6
            Hi there. I've got Last touch and megs synthetic xpress spray wax and ONR plus I've tried loads of other QD/DA and the best drying aid I've ever used, hands down the best, is Bowdens Own After Glow. Makes all the rest look like rubbish and leaves an excellent sealant as well. It's not a detail spray at all but an amazing drying aid. If used as per the instructions on the bottle, that being with two MF one of which is used wet, then it's fantastic.
            Originally posted by BlackButters View Post
            So, a couple of weeks back i bought a few things from zas.
            I had run out of the amazing kamikaze overcoat and was on the lookout for a more economical drying aid.
            I decided to try a bunch of different ones.
            So purchased large containers of optimum instant detailer and meguires last touch. I also got some primo slick and vic wax quick detail spray.

            On the first week i used optimum. That had a nice smell, good gloss & was also nice and slick.
            Last week i tried meguires last touch. That again had a pleasant smell with excellent gloss and ok slickness.
            Today i used primo slick. The smell was more akin to a bathroom cleaner or something (which is fine by me). The slickness is amazing, but I'm slightly disappointed with the gloss. It is of course better than if i were to use no drying aid at all. So next week it'll be vic wax's turn. It'll be interesting to see how that compares.

            For the time being, I'd have to say that the meguires had provided the best gloss for me and primo slick is by far the slickest. But of course OID is a great compromise with really good gloss and slickness. Dust collection on the car has been good (better than no drying aid) with both the meguires and OID. Generally, after one week, the car still looks fresh (except for blackened rims)

            I'll keep rotating through the different products to verify my opinions on them, but regardless i have been happy with each of them thus far. I'd still love to try Wolfgang uber WW & finishcare 425 (?), but no rush on those.

            Would be interested in others opinions on these products also.
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            • #7
              I think you’ll find a night and day difference eith optimum spray wax as a drying age. Matt From obsessed garage is now selling it as part of his package and he only uses the best and is loyal to no brand.

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              • #8
                great review, thanks for the info!

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                • #9
                  I've used Megs last touch but plan on trying FK425 next. Read some great things about it.

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                  • #10
                    I use it fk425 as both qd and drying aid. Its good qd but as drying aid i prefer more of a waxy product as fk425 does not push water out, unlike wax products. It also depends what you are planning to do after you use fk425.

                    Cheers

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