Coatings are susceptible to marring, swirls, RIDS, etc. Proper washing technique should be followed. When I coat a customers vehicle I have them bring it back 7 days later and wash it. During the wash I explain to them how to wash it properly. Spend all of that money for a coating and to swirl it up makes no sense. So, if you are the type of person that just throws some soap and water in a bucket, wash it, dry it with whatever towel you have then I would advise a coating is not for you.
Coatings stay cleaner longer, protect better than any wax or sealant out there. Coatings look incredible when all the necessary steps are taken, polish, prep, application. They can protect for a long long time. When you can take a hose and spray Love Bugs off the front of a vehicle, thats pretty dam impressive
As for wax applicator picking up debris, nonsense. You are putting the applicator onto clean paint, hopefully.
I don't use quick detailers. I have so much detailing stuff I need products that can do more than one thing. I can wash a car/bike with waterless wash and I can also use it for touch ups like a QD. Its cheaper and does a better job.
I only wax garage queens. Wax is a absolute dust magnet that doesn't last here in FL. I have a $200 jar of Fuzion that just sits in my closet.
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