Ask 100 car guys what their favorite car wax or detailer is, and you’re liable to get 100 different answers. Over the years I think I’ve tried them all, from the “buy it at the grocery store” Turtle Wax to the “ridiculously overpriced but nice smelling” Zymol. There’s one company I keep going back to for all of my car care products, and that’s Poorboy’s World.
Their slogan is, ‘Not Much Money, But What a Shine’, and their products are indeed priced less than premium products from other manufacturers. If an $8 can of Meguiar’s Car Cleaner and Wax is all you use, then the Poorboy’s products may seem expensive; if, however, you buy your car care products from Griot’s Garage or another high end supplier, the prices will seem quite reasonable.
Prices aside, the Poorboy’s products I’ve used work very well. I’m a huge fan of their Spray and Wipe Waterless Wash, and use it on everything from paint to interior plastic to glass. When used with a good microfiber towel, it’s one of the few cleaners I’ve ever found to remove the oxidation from the inside of a windshield (instead of just wiping it around). Their Natty’s Paste Wax is another great product, and produces a longer lasting shine than any other carnuba wax I’ve used. Poorboy’s Wheel Sealant makes brake dust hose right off, although removing and waxing each wheel is a pain in the ass.
If you need microfiber cloths or cotton drying towels, they’ve got a much better selection of high quality products than you’re likely to find locally. I use their glass towels and their waffle weave drying towels, and am always pleased with the end result.
Want to try their stuff, but don’t want to commit to buying the full size versions? Poorboy’s World offers sample kits of their most popular products, which also work well for last minute touch ups at car shows.
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