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      06-24-2012, 06:13 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by mvillezcas View Post
This statement is totally false. Quick detailers do not lift dirt. All you are doing is dragging all the crap sitting on the paint around and lifting it with the microfiber towel. As a result, you are severely scratching the clear coat.
Not the same as properly washing the car. First of all, all loose dirt and debris is sprayed off the car with the initial rinse so you won't be dragging that crap around when using a wash mitt. And even better when using a pressure washer.

The only time I recommend using a QD is right after you wash and dry the car for touching up some water marks. (especially after using untreated water)
i agree qd's dont pick up and lift any dirt. they are primarily used in the drying stage of the car wash process to add more to the car's paint while leaving a slick finish and helping with the drying process. there are products however that are meant for quick cleanups with very minimal dirt that actually do lift up contaminants.