The 10 Best Car Detailing Kits
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Whether you have a brand new sports car or a 20-year-old hand-me-down, there’s something satisfying about driving around in a freshly washed, waxed, and polished vehicle, and it helps to preserves its value. From basic, no-frills sets to extensive options with all the bells and whistles, these detailing kits will have your ride looking squeaky clean from grille to tailpipe. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best car detailing kit on Amazon.
October 17, 2019:
Added Adam's Arsenal Builder. It comes with almost everything you need to detail your car and a high-quality foam gun that helps apply foamed soap without making contact with a sponge. This allows the soap to lift the particles before wiping, which may help avoid causing scratches or swirl marks.
Griot's Garage Starter takes the top spot because, along with having most of what other detailing kits have, it comes with a clay system, which helps substantially when preparing the car's paint for waxing and polishing. You can achieve good results without claying your paint, but using it produces a show-quality polish with less imperfections than alternatives. Meguiar's Ultimate is still an excellent kit and includes buffing compound and a pre-wax glaze that has also been shown to have great results.