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    Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer


    Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer





    Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer


    What is it?
    Spray detailer for maintaining the exterior of your car.


    What does it do?

    Cleans, shines and protects your car's exterior paint, plastic and glass.


    When do I use it?

    In-between a normal car wash or in place of a car wash when running water is not available.


    Why should I use it?

    To give your car that just washed and waxed look using super hydrophobic polymers and ceramic protection.



    From the manufacturer

    Introducing Turtle Wax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer for the longest protecting detailer ever! Use this product regularly in between washes to safely clean & shine while delivering ceramic protection and super-hydrophobic polymers to your vehicle's surface.

    Contains hydro-glide slick waterless wash polymers for scratch-free cleaning and protection on all surfaces.

    Will keep your car’s exterior looking new and helps your car stay cleaner longer with a super-hydrophobic barrier to help prevent dusty soils from re-depositing on exterior surfaces.

    Can be used on all non-porous exterior surfaces including glass. Do not use on convertible tops.




    My comments...

    Typically a product like this is mostly used for clean cars or mostly clean cars to quickly and easily restore that just detailed look. It's normally used in-between a normal wash process as a maintenance product. And... this is in fact how I would use it, on a regularly maintained vehicle as a maintenance product in-between normal washes.


    Run what you brung - use what I have

    When it comes to testing out products and writing reviews and how-to articles, I have an article on that,


    Run what you brung - Use what you have -Mike Phillips


    The point of the saying and my article is that I'm not a full time detailer and Autogeek is not a detail shop, so when I have a product I need to use,

    I use what I have

    And at this moment in time, I have a 2018 Chevy Colorado Z71 Pickup Truck that needs to be washed. It's not super dirty as it was just driven of a car dealerships car lot. That said, it's also not clean.





    So I'm looking at the front label of this product and reading the description,





    It says right at the top,

    SAFE WATERLESS CLEANING

    Looks like a perfect match to me. I need to clean this truck and because it's dirty and also BLACK in color, I need my process to be safe.




    Photo-Documentation

    I like to photo-document my work. There's so many cynical naysayers in the world today and that's their deal but I don't give anyone anything on me. So let's take a look at this truck exactly the way it looks as it arrived.

    As you can see by the pictures below - he's a dirty bad boy....















    Real-World Testing
    This truck is dirty enough to put the claims by Hybrid Solution to the test. And to document just how dirty this truck is - I chose some clean, white microfiber towels.




    Safety Tip - Purchase a stable work platform

    If you're going to own a truck, a van or a sports utility vehicle you might as well drive down to your local hardware store and pick up a couple of Werner Work Platforms so you can SAFELY reach the roof.






    This is your basic Werner Work Platform. It's aluminum so it's light weight to pick up, carry and move around your vehicle. The legs also fold away and this makes it convenient to store out of the way.






    Here's a quick safety tip

    If YOU did not set-up the platform yourself, before you stand on it - make sure the person that DID set it up locked the safety latches in the proper location to ensure the legs don't collapse so you won't fall and hurt yourself. There's a lot of satisfaction in being your own car detailer but there's no fun in it if you get hurt.

    The picture below shows the correct way the safety latch should be set before standing or even sitting on the platform.







    Step-by-Step Directions


    NOTE: Do not use on hot surfaces or in direct sunlight.

    Step 1: Shake well. Work on one panel at a time. Soak each soiled area with the detailer.

    In most cases you start at the top and work your way down, this truck is no exception. Here you see me spraying an ample amount of product onto the roof.






    Step 2: Firmly spread and wipe clean with a folded microfiber towel.

    Then I spread the product of a section of the roof, flip to a clean dry side and wipe that area dry.







    Step 3: Turn microfiber towel over and wipe to a high gloss shine.

    After wiping that section of paint dry, here you can see the dirt level of the highest portion of the truck, it only gets dirtier as I work my way down.







    My photographer goes home

    After the above pictures were taken my photographer went home for the day. Me? I continued working around the truck until every square inch was wiped clean.



    11 Microfiber Towels
    I counted 11 microfiber towels to safely wipe each panel clean and wipe the surface to a dry touch. And here I've placed the dirtiest towels on top of the rest of the towels just to show the truck was in fact somewhat dirty.





    Whatever gunk this is I don't know but it came off the tailgate.






    The really dirty towels were from wiping and cleaning the lowest portions of the truck...








    Here you can see the dirt level from the dirtiest portion of the truck

    The point being - this product worked well to clean without running water.






    Done!






    Here's the final results, the truck is clean and shiny again

    I even cleaned all the glass and the Ultra Flex hard tonneau cover over the truck bed and not only did it clean the loose dirt it also cleaned the water spots off this surface material.







    Review

    This product exceeded my expectations for cleaning as well as the slippery shine it left behind. I would not recommend for most people to clean a truck this dirty but NOT because the product isn't up to the job it's just I feel it's too heavy on the protection side as far as the formula goes. When spraying it you can see the liquid is not simply watery but has some substance to it. And my guess is the substance is the super hydrophobic polymers and the ceramic protection. I use the word SUBSTANTIAL in a short video I'll post below and this is an accurate word to describe the way the product feels as you spread it around and how it feels when you wipe it off. This spray-on product has a substantial amount of key ingredients that really seem to lubricate the surface to make cleaning safe. The manufacturer states this on the label and I can confirm it's true. It feels like it offers a lot of lubrication or as they say, this formula includes hydro-glide waterless wash polymers. You can feel them when you wipe. I felt the product really did a good job of protecting the paint as I wiped off the accumulated dirt and air-borne pollution as well as the water spots you see in the pictures above.

    I did find it a little sticky to wipe off but I blame this on the paint, not the product. In my opinion and experience, this product is really best used on paint that is in new or like new condition. This means the paint is clean, smooth and regularly maintained with SOMETHING. The something can be a car wax, a synthetic sealant or a ceramic coating. This paint had NOTHING on it. I was in dire need of claying, polishing and then protecting. But like I said previously - this is the vehicle I had in front of me to test and use this product on so test I did.

    If you DO regularly take care of your car's exterior - then I think you'll love this product as a maintenance product on steroids. It's much more than a spray detailer or even a waterless wash. Heck I think it borderlines on being a dedicated spray-on sealant than a cleaning sealant. Plus I was able to use it on any hard non-porous surface, which was most of the truck.

    Hybrid Solutions has put some substantial research into their new line and I have not used anything from HS that has disappointed me to date. In case you missed it, check out my review for their polish/wax, it's freaking amazing!

    If you're looking for an easy spray-on, wipe-off walk-away product to take care of your toy or well-maintained daily driver give this new product from Hybrid Solutions a try. At less than $20.00 for a whopping 32 ounce bottle - that's a lot of cleaning, shining and protection for your hard-earned dollars.




    On Autogeek.com


    Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer




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    Re: Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    More,


    Here's a short video I made after using this product to clean this 2018 Chevy Colorado.







    NOTE: In the video I referred to it as being "new", that was my mistake, it is a 2018 - not a 2020.





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    Re: Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    Used this product yesterday in place of a traditional wash. Truck was just slightly dusty/dirty. It currently has the TW spray coating on. Same results. Little effort and the truck looked great again.
    2018 Colorado ZR2

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    Re: Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    Good product, light fresh mango scent similar to the whole Hybrid Solutions line. Leaves a slick surface, nice shine and some protection.

    This, combo’d up with the Ceramic Spray Coating and Wet Wax make for a wonderful car care trio!

    I actually tried an off label use as a rinseless wash and really enjoyed it that way. I used it 1:128 and it worked as well as any traditional rinseless product.
    Alumni Autogeek's first ever Roadshow Detailing Class Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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    Re: Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    I'm leery of spray and wipe but I guess theoretically that water has less lubricity than some polymers.

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    Re: Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    Quote Originally Posted by DMiglio View Post
    Good product, light fresh mango scent similar to the whole Hybrid Solutions line. Leaves a slick surface, nice shine and some protection.

    This, combo’d up with the Ceramic Spray Coating and Wet Wax make for a wonderful car care trio!

    I actually tried an off label use as a rinseless wash and really enjoyed it that way. I used it 1:128 and it worked as well as any traditional rinseless product.
    Very interesting...

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    Re: Review: Hybrid Solutions Ceramic 3-in-1 Detailer

    Quote Originally Posted by pro 4x View Post

    Used this product yesterday in place of a traditional wash. Truck was just slightly dusty/dirty. It currently has the TW spray coating on.

    Same results. Little effort and the truck looked great again.
    Thank you for sharing your experience.



    Quote Originally Posted by DMiglio View Post

    Good product, light fresh mango scent similar to the whole Hybrid Solutions line.
    So that's what the scent is? I couldn't figure it out but I struggle with pinpointing scents.




    Quote Originally Posted by DMiglio View Post

    Leaves a slick surface, nice shine and some protection.

    This, combo’d up with the Ceramic Spray Coating and Wet Wax make for a wonderful car care trio!
    Easy to use, inexpensive and my guess is widely available.



    Quote Originally Posted by DMiglio View Post

    I actually tried an off label use as a rinseless wash and really enjoyed it that way.

    I used it 1:128 and it worked as well as any traditional rinseless product.
    Interesting - I would have never thought to try it like this. Did it mix well with water? As in no parts of the product tried to separate out?



    Quote Originally Posted by DUBL0WS6 View Post

    I'm leery of spray and wipe but I guess theoretically that water has less lubricity than some polymers.

    Copy that - a lot of people feel the same way. I remember back in the early 2000's when the concept of waterless washing and thus waterless wash products started making headway into the car detailing industry.

    If I remember correctly, it was in part from car enthusiasts and detailing enthusiasts in Australia that were a driving force behind the products and the process due to the severe water restrictions in their country due to the severe dry, hot weather in their country.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post

    So that's what the scent is? I couldn't figure it out but I struggle with pinpointing scents.
    I’m generally not too good on that either, believe I read or heard that is what the scent is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post

    Easy to use, inexpensive and my guess is widely available.
    I’d agree on all points, widely available includes Autogeek! Offering many 20-25% off sales, why shop anywhere else?

    Save a ton of money and support the leader in car care!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post

    Interesting - I would have never thought to try it like this. Did it mix well with water? As in no parts of the product tried to separate out?
    I had had some issues with it streaking one time and I’m usually not too keen on waterless washes so figured I’d try this out as a rinseless.

    There’s a YT detailer(Brian at Apex Detailing) who suggested trying Sonax Brilliant Shine detailer as a rinseless. It was an interesting video which featured it at a waterless solution and rinseless dilution.

    He noticed as any of us who’ve used that product that it has very strong spray sealant properties and seems better suited as an LSP or LSP booster as opposed to a pure cleaner which leaves some protection.

    As you noted Mike, this product seems to perform similarly, more of a booster than cleaner(Paraphrasing for you hope you don’t mind!).

    To answer your questions- It did seem to mix quite well and performed well too, it felt slick on the panel and the solution itself was noticeably different as opposed to just a bucket of water.

    As far as separation, I did my wife’s car and mine and then dumped the mix unfortunately so can’t say whether it would’ve separated over time.
    Alumni Autogeek's first ever Roadshow Detailing Class Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

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    I'd bet this stuff would be great for cleaning and protecting door jambs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Harrod AUTOCLEAN View Post

    I'd bet this stuff would be great for cleaning and protecting door jambs.
    It would. And just as important it would be fast and easy and make future cleaning fast and easy.




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