If you’re the kind of driver who prides himself or herself on your car’s appearance, a quick detailer is a must-have in your car.
For the uninitiated, a quick detailer is a spray formula designed to remove contaminants from your car.
A quick detailer doesn’t just help you clean, though.
It is also formulated to add a layer of lubrication between the dirt and your car’s paintwork.
This helps you wipe off any gunk without scratching your paintwork.
Bird droppings are notoriously hard to remove, especially when they have dried.
And the longer they sit on your paint, the more likely they can “eat” into your wax or whatever protective layer you have.
When this happens, you’ll find etching/scars on your paint.
But if you’re able to attack the poop with a quick detailer soon after your car is hit, you should have no trouble removing it.
If you want something more convenient, search online for “bird dropping wipes”.
These are like wet wipes, except that they are formulated to help your remove bird poop from your car.
However, most detailing enthusiasts would recommend quick detailers instead.
As mentioned earlier, bird droppings are hard to remove once dry.
The extra liquid/lubrication a detailer offers would be welcome.
A FEW FAQs ABOUT DETAILERS
Can I use a quick detailer instead of washing my car?
Detailers are for quick wipe-downs and are not designed for heavy contamination.
Are detailers the same as spray waxes?
No. The latter is used after you’ve properly washed your car and want to “top-up” a layer of existing wax.
That said, modern quick detailers are designed to add a hydrophobic layer to your paint.
This helps prevent water spots and dirt in general from sticking to your car’s body.
Can detailers be sprayed on glass?
Yes. But it is still best to use a dedicated automotive glass cleaner for this job.
Can I use my detailer on my wheels and tyres?
Generally speaking, no.
Unless the product specifically says so, detailers should be used on paintwork only.