Your Random Orbital is great! For years I had wondered about the worth of purchasing your 6" Random Orbital.
I finally decided to order the basic kit and then questioned whether or not the #3 polish would be enough to do the job on my 1973 Porsche 911T. I had a slight problem with some oxidized paint that had collected some serious water spots and I thought the #3 polish might not be up to the job. Wrong! It was amazing. Along with a beautiful finish the great thing was just how fast it did the job and with not a whole lot of effort.
Why didn't I make this purchase sooner? I researched a lot of orbital polishers and just kept coming back to the conclusion that the Griot's model was the best. I was right!
I'm also using the polisher on my 1976 Glastron T-156 Sportster. Can you tell I get a kick out of trying to keep older stuff looking as nice as I can?
Hmmm..... Wonder what a 3-inch polisher could do for my 28 year-old Snapper mower.....?
Thanks Richard for helping to make my car look good and saving me a lot of hard work!
Now I'm really having fun in my garage!
"All I Could Say Is Wow!"
I started using Griot's products two years ago when a car buddy of mine amazed me with how deep the shine on his Mustang was. He was also able to remove many of the light scratches and swirl marks that seemed prevalent on my car. I enlisted him to do a deep buff and then apply Best of Show Wax. All I could say is wow!
He did my car a couple of more times before I finally took the plunge last year and got the 6" Random Orbital and plenty of everything else. Now my garage is full of Griot's product I use on regular basis not only for my weekend toy (2006 Pontiac GTO), but also for our commuter cars.
I've placed quite a few orders - never once have I had backorder or shortage, nor damage, with the shipments.
In summary: Great products, amazing customer service!
Although my 2013 Mercedes Benz E550C is just a few months old, I want to make sure it continues to look factory-fresh. That's why I use Griot's Garage Car Care products exclusively. While "4G" may be all the rage with smartphones, I use "4G" Car Care: Griot's Garage Spray-on Car Wash, Speed Shine®, Paint Sealant and Best of Show Wax. This "fearless foursome" is the fastest, easiest and best way to keep my car looking perfect at all times. Coupled with the red foam applicator pads (I wax by hand) and Griot's superb microfiber cloths (absolutely love the nappy green microfibers I use with the Spray-on Car Wash) my ride shines like nothing else. Even my dealer says it looks fantastic!
Thanks for making such superb products to keep my car looking amazing.
Great Results With Griot's
Just wanted to show you the results you can get with Griot's great products. Took me nearly 20hrs to bring a badly neglected 10 year old Mustang back to life. Thanks for the help!
Thanks for the great products I'll be buying lots in the near future.
Proud Ferrari Owner
I'm very happy to say I'm the proud owner of a 2004 Ferrari 360 F1 Modena since new. It has only known Griot's products since it arrived in my garage. I think you can tell from the picture it is very happy about its care and that I'm a car nut.
Best regards, Jim W.
100% Griot's Garage Detailed
Thought you might want to see these. I clayed it, used Machine Polish 3, and two coats of carnauba. This is 100% Griot's Garage detailed. I posted pictures on the forum and people claimed they wanted their white to shine like this.
I took four 3rd place prizes last year and plan on taking 1st and 2nd with the addition of the racing stripes, window tint, carbon fiber engine dress up, and the Griot's shine. With the help of Griot's, I am positive it will happen.
Best Of Show Winner
I belong to the 3/4 Morgan Group Ltd. whose membership consists of over 300 members and primarily stretches from southern New Jersey to northern Maine, although there are members throughout the USA and the world.
Once a year, we have a club wide "Autumn Mog" meet, which this year took place at Newport, RI. I am happy to report that our car took "Best In Show" at the judged Concours D'Elegance.
I am sure your magnificent products played a role in this and the many other awards we have won over the years. Once again, thanks for your magnificent products.
Joanne & Eric S.
"Like A Kid On Christmas Day"
Dear Griots Team,
Nothing but the best has touched my latest 3 vehicles, and the best is Griot's Garage! I always love driving around in a clean car, little did I know that my car was never as clean, shiny and spectacular as it has been with Griot's Garage products. I moved to the city of Philadelphia and lived in a high rise apartment building with no where to keep my car clean. I purchased a performance projects book for my '05 PT Cruiser, and the last project was detailing. As I read through the project I became more and more curious as to what products they were using. I found one of the photos with a product in it and looked at it hard so I could read the name... behold Griot's Garage! I immediately jumped on and searched for Griot's Garage and once I found it began browsing the list of products. I first noticed the Spray-On Car Wash, and figured no where to wash my car, I'll give it a try. When the item arrived, I excitedly opened and ran down the stairs to try it out (like a kid on Christmas Day)! I was amazed! I began looking into the other items that I could use, and discovered the 6" Random Orbital. I wanted something that would allow me to get a deep shine on the car that was much better then waxing by hand. I thought, how am I going to use this though, I have no where to wash my car, let alone somewhere to plug in a polisher. I was talking with a friend who lived in a house, and he offered up his driveway for me to wash and wax my car, yet another purchase from Griot's Garage, a Random Orbital Kit! I was extremely ecstatic with the best of show wax the first time I used it on the Electric Blue paint. The bottom of my closet slowly began to fill with Griot's Garage products. The more and more I used Griot's Garage products the better the shine and appearance got.
Thank you so much for amazing car care products! They are one of a kind...the BEST!
Good Looking Roadster
Just wanted to say thanks to Griot's for helping me keep this 2005 Morgan Roadster looking good! This is one of only 200 2005 Roadsters in the USA!
Regards, Robert H.
Single Owner Camaro
I bought it new on July 12, 1967 - Marcia hadn't seen it until I drove it home from work that day. That night, a college fraternity brother had four tickets to see Sinatra in Chicago so that was Marcia's first ride in the car. It was stored in 1979 and had a frame off restoration started in 1998, the year I retired. It's a ball to go through the gears with the top down!!!
Wayne and Marcia R.
Factory Looking Finish
I just had to write you to let you know how impressed I am with your car care products. Last month I was down in Florida on vacation, and went to a car detail show at Autogeek in Stuart Florida. I entered a contest there, and won a $300 Griot's Garage Car Care Kit. I had it shipped to my house because I couldn't take it on a plane.
I'm not new to your products. When I purchased snow tire mounted on alloys wheels from The Tire Rack, one of my shipments included samples of your Wheel Cleaner and Paint Sealant. Those products worked so well, I ordered more from you.
Well here I am with all these products on its way, and after watching the demos at the show in Stuart FL, I had to get a polisher, pads, and some machine polish to try my hand at detailing. I ordered your 6" Random Orbital Polisher with pads and polish. When it arrived, I watched the DVD included with the polisher. I also read the detailers book included with the kit I won.
Today my daughter and I tackled her 2007 black Audi A4. We washed the car first (used your Microfiber Wash Mitt), then clayed the whole body with your Paint Cleaning Clay and Speed Shine. I was impressed with the dirt left behind from washing, now on the clay. Then we polished the entire car, me on the machine and my daughter with a microfiber towel and the Speed Shine if needed. Then we used your Best of Show Wax® with the random orbital polisher, again me on the machine followed by my daughter with microfiber towel and Speed Shine. The paint looked like when the car was delivered!
But we were also very pleased with the Interior Cleaner, Leather Care, Wheel Cleaner, and Window Cleaner. Each product with it's own set of microfiber towels, all working as they were supposed to. Your Micro Fiber Drying Towel held more water than any cotton towel that I used in the past. I am now sold on the using microfiber products when detailing a car.
"Wow Factor Times Two"
Just detailed my 1988 Dodge Dakota yesterday and WOW!. Last week I washed and clayed the truck and used Paint Prep to get the others guys wax off. I then followed it with One-Step Paint Sealant and it looked great. I find that the 3" Radom Orbital really works well (I also have the 6" as well). I was thinking what would a coat or two of wax do? So I order Carnauba Wax Stick. I applied two coats over the paint sealent and the WOW factor times two! I have been using your products for about a year and they are second to none. I use Rubber Cleaner, Wheel Cleaner, Glass Clay, Paint Clay,Bug Barricade, Interior cleaner, Carpet Cleaner, Paint sealant, Machine Polish 2 and 3, Rubber Prep, Long Lasting Tire Dressing, One step Paint Sealant, Paint Sealant,Pre Wax Cleaner, Metal Polish Undercarriage Spray Vinyl & Rubber Dressing, And of course Speed Shine. I have all of the pads and clothes to get the job done as well. I have some of the Spray on Wax for the next time I wash it as well. The pictures don't lie, I just wanted everyone to see how a daily driver can look like car show queen. The paint is over 6 years old and looks new thanks to Groit's Garage products!!
"I'm Hooked On Your Products"
I've used many products over the years on several vehicles I've owned. None of them can compare to yours. The dealership I purchased my 2011 Mustang Roush Stage 2 from uses your car wax, tire dressing and other products on all the cars they sell. As you can see in the attached picture of my car, it sparkles and shines. Your products are spectacular.
I was so impressed with the flawless shine of my car, rims and tires, I went to local store that sells your products and purchased wax, tire dressing, applicators, brushes and a host of other items to maintain the brilliant look of my Roush and my wife's 2010 Mustang GT Premium.
I'm hooked on your products. They're easy to use and environmentally safe. My wife and I are constantly asked where we take our vehicles to get them professional detailed. We laugh and tell folks we clean and shine our own cars with Griot's products. Folks don't believe us until one of us pops our trunk open and shows them the wax, tire dressing and other products we carry around with us all the time. Folks are astounded that your products work so well.
Thanks for selling such great products. You have a customer for life.
A Mirror Finish
I've been using your products for years and have always been so extremely pleased with the results. I was enjoying a lazy day off and decided to wash and wax my 2009 Mercedes C350. Of course I used your Griot's Car Wash, your Micro Fiber Wash Pad, and then finished the job with your Best of Show Wax®. While I was removing the wax I was so surprised to see the reflection of the American Flag hanging by my garage door. I had to get this picture, not only to celebrate the wonderful products you make, but to also celebrate this remarkable and wonderful country that we have the privilege to live in.
My father was a 30 year Air Force veteran and taught me how to detail a car as a small child, he always put so much love into it. To this day, every time I wash and wax my cars I think of him. I wasn't sure if you can or want to use any of these pictures but I had to send them to you once I saw how well they came out. I use many of your products on both my cars (2010 C300 & 2009 C350) and do appreciate the quality of your products. Thank you.
Keep Them Looking Like New
I've enclosed a great picture of my son, Rainer, and me with our Mustangs. We use your products regularly to keep them looking like new. They are great looking cars. I actually purchased the 1992 GT new and gave it to him when he turned 17. I bought the 2012 California Special GT this past year to replace my need for a Pony Car and something to keep looking showroom sharp. My son got married this past November and this gave us the opportunity to put together the photo op you are seeing. I love the picture. Thanks for your outstanding products and keep up the good work.
"My Dad Was Very Impressed."
For a special Memorial Day event planned at our church I asked my 80 year old dad to bring one of his classic cars to showcase our country's great automotive history. He decided to bring his 1911 Ford Model T, but on one condition... That I shine up the car the day before. "No problem," I said! I use your products (like Speed Shine®) regularly on my 2008 Pontiac Solstice GXP. After cleaning up the Model T with the help of my wife and 8 year old son, my dad was very impressed -- so I left him a copy of the Griot's catalog! The Model T runs great and now looks like new... Not bad for being over 100 years old!
Attached is a picture of my dad's Model T and also a picture of my Solstice (both taken over this past Memorial Day weekend). My dad is named Otto and is the gentleman pictured behind the steering wheel.
Fun And Rewarding
I have used your products since 2006. What an enjoyable experience is it to use your products. I wanted to share a photo of my 2006 Kawasaki Concours 1000. Your 3" Random Orbital along with the Paint Cleaning clay, Machine Polish 3 and Best Of Show Wax® does an outstanding job on my bike. The 3" Random Orbital works outstanding on the body work due to its small size. Everywhere I go people comment on how CLEAN the bike looks. When people run their hands over the tank they can not believe how smooth it is. I do a complete detail cleaning on the bike three times a year and once a week with Speed Shine®. Keep up the great work. You make cleaning my motorcycle fun and rewarding.
Best Of Show Winner
Dear Richard Griot,
I want to share my success story with you since I discovered Speed Shine®. Over the years, I have used many products on the exterior of my car but never have I found one that got the results that I do using Speed Shine. I have been using Speed Shine for the past two years on my Porsche Carrera 4S and I get fabulous results, my car has never looked better. This is by far the best product I have ever used! Not only do I think it is the greatest product, but so did the judges at an event that was held by the Porsche Club of America for the St. Louis Region this past September. I entered my car for the first time in this Porsche car show and my car took "Best of Show" out of 50+ cars. I hold this award up to Griot's Garage because of the success of this product.
Thank you for making a product that makes my car look so great!
Sincerely, Richard F.
Ten Years In The Making
Dear Griot's Garage,
I was 6 years old when we started a complete restoration on my 1964 Chevy Impala SS. I was 16 when we finished the car. My parents and I did most of the work ourselves and what a great time we had.
My mom says that Dad and I brag too much about the car, but I want to tell you some of the shows we have won with the help of your products. The car was featured on ESPN, won gold class at Super Chevy, won at Good-Guys, and scored a 1,000 of 1,000 at Classic Chevy.
Your products work great and smell good too. Being the girl that I am, the smell means a lot.
Thank you so much, Kentucky Girl Danielle T.
"It Came Out Great"
It is true, it does get easier the more you do something. I had done my daughter's Audi, then my wife's Mercedes, and today I did my Lexus RX-350. Your 6" Random Orbital and your supplies worked great. Lexus has a soft clear coat, and there were small scratches from washing by hand and drying with a terrycloth towel. No more... only microfiber from now on. It came out great.
Thanks, Richard R.
"Exceeded ALL My Expectations!"
I've been a customer of yours for some time and with the last order I received recently the Premium Carnauba Paste Wax which is what prompted me to file this serious complaint!
My complaint being that I do not have enough vehicles to be able to use this incredible product! It goes on so easy, and comes off just as well, leaving a result that by far exceeded all my expectations!
I've been using your Speed Shine®, your Best Of Show Wax®, and your Finest Sprayers on my '96 Sentra, but now I tried this on my 2006 BMW 550i and the results were simply incredible! The proof of how your wax works is unbelievable! If you can show me a better wax than this I will purchase two and send you one! I say this mainly because I seriously doubt that you can find a better wax.
Sincerely! Gerry M.
Protecting Thomas' Investment
I have been using your products for about 8 months, after a friend of mine showed me how great your Speed Shine® worked. I use your Paint Sealant, as well as the Spray-On Wax and Speed Shine regularly. Aside from the fantastic look it gives my car, something happened not too long ago that amazed me so much that I had to write you. While driving home on my long commute from work I somehow ended up getting white paint splattered all over the hood, roof, and front of my car! Needless to say I was furious. The next day when it was light I went out to inspect the damage. To my amazement, just running my finger over the paint spots was enough to remove them! They slid right off! A quick spraying with a hose, and they were all gone! Your products not only made my car look fantastic, but truly protected the paint. With over 93,000 miles on my '04 Dodge SRT-4 I still get compliments on how great my paint looks!
Thanks for making such great products, Thomas L.
A Flawless Finish
Now that's what you call clarity and depth. The best deserves the best, and this car only gets it. The beautiful and flawless finish was the result of a nice afternoon having fun in my garage with my Griot's Premium Carnauba Paste Wax, a 2012 Shelby GT350 convertible, and a little elbow grease. Richard, this stuff is a hit... So easy to apply and remove a caveman could do it. Makes waxing your car fun and exciting because of the end results.
Thanks for the great products and service, Scott J.
"Better Than Showroom New"
My BMW is my pride and joy show car but that doesn't mean it isn't my daily driver as well. This 2009 335i XDrive Coupe has 60,000 miles on it and looks BETTER than showroom new thanks to Griot's Garage Products. The best part is that it isn't hard to achieve show quality results.
The picture attached is at Cars and Coffee after a 2000 Mile road trip, and yes it is still shining. People constantly ask me what my secret is and I am always prepared to say Griot's Garage. More specifically Best of Show Wax® has helped me achieve amazing results. While driving through rain, heavy hail, and extreme hot sun in 110 degree weather, nothing seemed to faze Best Of Show Wax®. I would watch the water bead right off, and when I got back home I couldn't believe what I saw... No water spotting and NO dirt. It looked like I had just washed my Bimmer. So guess what I did? I went to Cars and Coffee the next day and people thought I had just detailed it.
Thank you Griot's Garage for giving me car therapy and paint protection that lasts.
"Keep The Great Products Coming!"
I've been detailing high-end cars for over 20 years. Over the years I've used quite a few of your products with great success. Just used the Premium Carnauba Paste Wax on this Ferrari 360 and I figured it made a nice pic. Keep the great products coming!!
Cheers, Michael K.
"Your Products Work Great!"
We refer to our all original 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS as "The red car". We have owned it for over 31 years and it has won two national first place awards in its class thanks in part to the fantastic products from Griot's Garage. I especially like the Speed Shine. I use it before, during, and after all car shows. As you can see from the shine on this 47 year old paint, your products work great!!
Thank you for your great products!! Keep on keeping on :)
"The Results Speak For Themselves."
Dear Mr. Griot,
My grandfather and I used to have long talks about our vehicles, and about the many different products we tried to keep them sparking with. After he passed away, my mother handed me a box that had some misc. items of his inside. This box included unopened containers of Speed Shine®, Best of Show Wax®, and Machine Polish 3. I looked on Youtube, and before I knew it, I had watched a dozen Griot's videos. I also noticed how much people were raving about the Griot's Random Orbital. It was then that I remembered that my mother had given me another smaller box that was now hidden in my basement. Could it be? Yes, you guessed it- a brand new, unopened 6" Griot's Random Orbital that my grandfather had never had the chance to enjoy. I realized then that my Pap had been building the basics before he died- the essential Griot's products.
This past weekend, with my grandfather looking down on me from above, I stretched that paint cleaning clay across my Acura's Nighthawk Black Pearl Paint. I covered every inch of her chassis with Machine Polish 3. And finally, I lathered 3 coats of Best in Show Wax across that beauty. The results? Well, they speak for themselves.
Mr. Griot, your products are the highest quality car cleaning items I ever used. I have already purchased over a dozen items and my wish list continues to grow. Thanks for doing what you do so well...on behalf of not only me, but grandfather as well.
Respectfully, Peter N
It Looks As Good As New!
I wonder if you will ever get sick of hearing from the "beginners"? I knew nothing about detailing cars, and purchased a Starter Car Care Kit to detail my wife's 2005 SLK last month. I hated caring for this black car until I tried your products. It was actually fun (really). The Random Orbital worked perfect, and I had the confidence to do this with the help of your awesome website videos. You know your car looks great when random people walk up and ask about your "new" car when it's really 6 years old! I will only be using your products from now on. The Speed Shine and Best Of Show Wax are front and center in my garage.
Sincerely, Ron and Jenn I.
Ed's Griotized Toyota
I washed/Griotized the Boxster yesterday, then the A4 and Tercel this morning. Sure it is just a Turdcell, but I think the staging I did looks okay, and for me, there is fun and entertainment value in continuously improving whatever I own.
Take care, Ed
"I Am Very Impressed."
I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with your products. I have been using your products for some time now. I emailed customer service and asked what would be good to remove oxidation on my fifth wheel and was told to use the One-Step Sealant. I never would of thought to use that. I used the one step sealant this weekend and I am very impressed. It was easy to use with my orbital polisher and it brought the gloss back to the fiberglass. What a wonderful product. I have attached a picture of my truck and fifth wheel to show you how good your products make both of them look. Thanks for making good products.
"The Video Excerpts Got Me Hooked."
Dear Mr. Griot,
I've always liked a good looking automobile. After making the purchase of a 2003 Toyota Camry at an estate sale, the next step was getting it back in shape. I started reading how easily your products worked. I went to your web site and the video excerpts got me hooked. I began ordering your products and the 6" Random Orbital. The results I feel speak for itself. I found that following your Instructional DVD inspiring, truthful and provided a sense of confidence that even this senior citizen could accomplish this task. This project was not only rewarding, it was fun. What a sense of accomplishment. Thank you.
Mike Counts On Griot's.
As a professional detailer, I have to use the best products to give me the best results in my detailing. When a client contacted me for a detail on his Ford GT for an upcoming photo shoot, I knew that I could count on Griot's products to help me get this car to a show-ready condition. Using Griot's Engine Cleaner, Griot's Rubber Cleaner, and Griot's Engine Dressing, this engine alone was poster worthy after being detailing with Griot's. Thanks Griot's Garage!"
"The Car Has Never Looked So Good."
Here are the pictures of my car. It's a 2007 Dodge Charger in Plum Crazy Purple. I've been using Griot's for two years and the car has never looked so good. I love using your products so much that I use them at my detail shop. The slogan I wanted to use was the Master Card ads.
6" Orbital Bag Kit - $309 Man Hours - 4 Results - PRICELESS
Great products, easy to use, awesome results enough said.
Thanks for everything, Mark
I want to Thank you for offering all the great car care products that help me to keep my Cadillacs in show room condition and to have fun in my garage! You really offer the best quality car care products in the market and I like your passion for cars!
We have two Cadillacs - a silver 2006 XLR and a black 2012 SRX. For the weekly detailing, I only use Griot's products. It's all easy to use and the results are always phenomenal - so rewarding! Recently I ordered your new Premium Carnauba Paste Wax. I used it this weekend on my XLR - very easy to apply and buff. The results are outstanding!! Best of Show Wax always gives great protection, depth, and clarity but your new paste wax increases even that to a perfect glossy shine - they are now a perfect combination for me!
My Cadillacs and I will be a customer and Griot's fan for Life!
Thank you, Peter K.
"I Will Never Use Anything Else"
Here are a couple of pics of my 2009 Mercedes-Benz. This is my fifth Mercedes-Benz, and they only get Griot's products used on them! I started using your wonderful Car Care line about 5 years ago and I will never use anything else! It is over and above just superior to all other products that I have tried other the years.
Thank You, Louis M.
Perfection on 4 (and 2) Wheels
I enjoy seeing the exotic cars in your Garage Handbook, but what I really enjoy are the daily drivers kept looking great with Griot's products. My truck is a 2003 GMC Sierra Denali with Quadrasteer 245,500 + miles. I keep my GMC looking sharp inside and out with your great products. I also use Speed Shine and Wheel Cleaner on my 2008 Segway.. It's a daily driver too. I ferry across the Hudson River and scoot around Manhattan five days a week. Both the GMC and Segway are hand washed by me every week, Griot's products only!
Regards, Jack S.
Paul's All-Original Goat
I want to commend your company for producing such high quality products. I have been overly impressed with the results of your Best of Show Wax on my 1967 GTO. As the original owner of this classic muscle car, I am selective with car waxes for my non-clearcoated beauty. The 45-year-old factory paint looks showroom new and really turns heads. When asked what I use to keep my baby in concours condition, I tell them Griot's.
Automobili molto belle!
Your products are the best I have ever used! I only trust the best when it comes to detailing my Italian cars. I enjoy taking the day detailing them with your products as much as driving them! 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 , 2011 Maserati Granturismo S.
Best Regards. Tom M.
King of the Road
Just finished using my Griot's Random Orbital with Machine Polish 3 followed up by your Paint Sealant on my 36 foot Tiffin Allegro motorhome. It was a big job, but with Griot's Garage products, it went very smoothly and the results speak for themselves.
Mack's Trio of Griot'd Audis
I come from 3 generations of car guys and when I first learned about Griot's products in '09 from a friend, I was hesitant, as I had never heard of them before. 3 years later and I am happy to say that from towels to cleaners to vacuums, nothing touches my cars that isn't Griot's approved. My utilization of Griot's has spawned numerous new customers, my Father included. My pops and I continue to compete to see who has more of your products in our garage.
A few months after I discovered Griot's, I bought a used Porsche Cayenne S whose finish had been badly neglected. I thought to myself, "Now here's a test for Griot's." When I traded in the Cayenne last month, I asked the dealership what they thought about the car's finish. Their response was simply, "Excellent." I drove home that night in a 2011 Prestige edition Audi Q5. When shipping my '04 TT from Tennessee back to Washington in '10, the courier's condition report stated "exceptional" thanks to your Machine Polish & Wax Kit.
I have attached a picture of my "family" and I promise that only your fine products will grace these vehicles' surfaces. Even my daughter's "mini Quattro" is cleaned with your Plastic Cleaner. I routinely fight the urge to use my 6" orbital on it (when is the 1" orbital hitting the market?!). We start 'em young in my house and we always have fun in my garage.
We have harsh conditions here with high UV, very cold temperatures, salted highways, and an abundance of Cottonwood sap and droppings. Fortunately, I have a cabinet full of your products, and they work so well that my '64 C made 'Miss December' in the Porsche calendar.
I stop by your store whenever I am in Tacoma. Thanks for brightening up our world.
One Clean, Green Snake
I thought Id take the opportunity to send over some shots of my '09 Viper Coupe that I just detailed.
Thanks for making some great products, Jim N.
Jan Experiences Perfection
Dear Mr Griot,
I just wanted and needed to say thank you for what you are doing for all of us novices, especially me! I tried your products and have educated myself from your website. I took the plunge because you made it look so simple and your videos demonstrated exactly what I needed to use and just how to use them. Of course the money back guarantee helped me make the decision. Your products not only gave me more than fantastic results, they are fail safe and easy to use. I have had only success with your product line.
Attached are pics of my first project. The swirls, hazing, oxidation, and light scratches... gone! The Black Vinyl Top Reconditioner was like a miracle in a bottle. I followed all your steps from beginning to end on the Pony.
I always tell people I do not do body work or paint. What I do is bring out the best shine possible with the paint they have on their car and protect it as well.
I got insane on the Pony and did the 3 coats of the Best of Show Wax like you show in your video. It was just too awesome! My brother in law was speechless when he picked it up. Thank You. I have decided to do a little detailing on the side because I just love it, and 10 customers later, I have had nothing but "WOW" out of each one. I think the best part of it all is when my guests see their ride for the first time after I detail it with your products. Have you ever seen a face just go blank, and the jaw drop down and mouth open up and the eyes glaze over? Well after about 1 minute, they begin to talk and then touch their car like it was a fragile flower. I just love it.
Thank you for your product line and education. Jan E.
"Life is all in the details..."
I just received my latest catalog today, and browsing through it brought back memories of all the moments spent in the garage using your terrific products on my cars over the years. In fact, I spent so much time on projects in the garage that I decided to build a chair out there to sit back in, relax, have a beer, and enjoy admiring the fruits of my labors.
My wife thinks I might have lost my mind, and I would care if only I could remember her name.
Life is all in the details, don't you agree?
Best regards, Gene G.
Still Having Fun In The Garage
You invited me to send you photos of me when I was three to use on your website. I could not find any of me, but I found some of my son, Ryan. The first photo shows Ryan (age 4 months) and me in my garage about 1983. He seems excited to sit in his Mustang convertible next to my 1965 Convertible. I painted the pedal car to match my car... just having some fun in the garage.
Thanks for all your wonderful products. I wish I had access to products as great as yours back in the 70's and 80's. We still have fun in the garage.
Sincerely, Tom H.
"Thank you so much..."
To everyone at Griot's Garage, thank you so much for the outstanding line of car care products. My father began using Griot's products about 15 years ago, and after seeing the results, I was sold and have been a loyal user since. From various luxury cars, to the family truck, and even my new favorite toy we have both found your products to be simply superior.
So, thanks again to everybody for your great customer service and your excellent cleaners and tools!
Jim's Red Rover Shines Like New
Attached is a picture of my 2000 Land Rover Discovery II. I purchased this vehicle used in 2004 with 42,000 miles. Since that time I have exclusively used Griot's Garage products. After a particularly rough Chicago winter, I clay barred it by hand, polished using Machine Polish 3 and your Random Orbital, and finished up using the Paint Sealant. When possible I wash it at home using your Boar's Hair Brush and Car Wash.
The black trim needed some TLC so I used your Bumper & Trim Reconditioner. The difference was remarkable! With over 93,000 miles it now looks new!
Thanks for your great products and great service.
Sincerely, Jim B.
Greeted By Griot's
I've been spending a lot of time out of town for work lately. That's fine, but it's also nice to come home. This is a picture of what greets me when I pull in the garage. My wife talks about comfort food, these are my comfort products! I like having the products out and accessible and Griot's makes that possible with the racks. This wall puts a smile on my face every time I pull in the garage.
Having Fun With Street Rodding
I have been using Griot's products on my 1940 Chevy Coupe for several years. I have owned the car since purchasing it from my brother in May, 1959. In 1995, I completed its latest rebuild, with Street Rods by Denny doing the majority of the work. We installed complete running gear from a 1985 Corvette which has given me a really great "ride". I have taken trips to Louisville for the 2006 NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Upon returning from the Nationals, I decided to upgrade the engine transmission to a 2006 Chevy LS 2 with L65E transmission. This led to a run to Southern California to visit Chip Foose's shop.
We put a few thousand miles on it each year, enjoying the fun of street rodding. After and during each major outing, I use Griot's products. I really like the Machine Polish & Wax System. They really bring out the beauty of the workmanship done by Denny Olson.
"I am thrilled..."
I've been using your products for about the last five years. I've used them on both of the Infiniti vehicles we own. I drive a 2002 Infiniti QX4. When I take it to the dealer for service, I always get asked if the car is new. It looks as good as it does because of the Griot's products I have been using. The paint looks new and I get lots of compliments.
Now here is the reason I'm writing to you. Last week I purchased a used 2007 Vespa 250 GTS scooter. I bought it from the original owner who kept it very clean. Not a mark on it. After I drove it home, the very next day, I washed the bike off and wanted to see if your products could make my new commuting scooter look even better. I washed the scooter with your Car Wash and the road dirt melted away. After I dried it off, I broke out the Best of Show Wax. I buffed off the wax and WOW! I thought I had a brand new scooter right from the show room floor! I couldn't believe how shiny the paint finish was. My neighbors thought I was getting it ready for a scooter show. I am thrilled how my scooter looks after only the first application. I used the Glass Polish on the windshield and Speed Shine® on the remaining parts.
I've looked at your website and have seen the other customers who have used Griot's products. Lots of great cars, pickup trucks, etc. I haven't seen any motorcycles or scooters. I always look forward to seeing the next catalog and notice your pictures consist of a lot of Italian vehicles. So after taking this picture, since Vespa is made in Italy, I thought you might like to let your customers know how good the product works on scooters and motorcycles as well. I will continue to use Griot's products for a long time to come.
Philip's Showroom Shine
Hi, just wanted to share a quick testimonial and a picture. I live in a South Florida townhome community without garages, so between the rain, sun, and humidity, I really put things to the test. Seven years ago, a friend recommended your Best of Show Wax and I've been a customer ever since. My vehicles get used for commuting, road trips or hauling moutain bikes and kayaks. Your wax, polish, and of course Speed Shine® (the best!!) make keeping them pristine easier. In fact I just sold the car I started using Griot's on ('99 Toyota with 155K miles) and the showroom shine inside/out was a big plus in selling it quickly.
Anyway, attached is a picture I took of the hood of my 2007 Honda Accord after applying a few coats of Best of Show Wax by hand. I may use my Griot's Random Orbital on it someday, but so far it's coming out great by hand. The reflection is of my palm trees, fence, and sky. I have yet to figure out what the brown square is on the passenger fender. Maybe a UFO saw the shine and came in for a closer look.
Thanks for the great products!!!
A Perfect Pair
The two AC Cobras you see in the attached photo are His and Hers. Mine is the '65 silver one with a 408 stroker and the Inglese/Fast FI (dyno'd at 575lb/ft and 570hp). Very impressive meat eater. Hers is the beautiful (thanks to you guys and your great products) black one. A genuine 390FE fire breather stroked to 427ci with a massive 4 barrel to feed her 485 horses.
My wife learned to drive a standard shift in her Cobra at 60 years young. She decided to replace the 4 speed top loader for a more manageable C6 auto. The clutch proved to be a little too much pressure on her left leg. When Carroll Shelby built a Cobra for his own driving, he elected to put an auto into it for the same reason, even though it was a Cobra with dual superchargers.
Since we are both retired, we have plenty of time to enjoy our passions. We did have 4 motorcycles, but did not want to take the risks that come from riding bikes. We became aquainted with your products during our motorcycle years. I still have one "custom" bike that we show with our Cobras. The bike combines the black and Silver of our Cobras and the display is awesome when we show them together.
I've been blessed with a wife who is genuine "grease monkey". We have a Backyard Buddy car lift in our 50's style 24X30 garage/playhouse, and she is constantly working on her "baby". She has gotten the nickname of "Snake Lady" around our South Texas area at car shows and restaurants. Needless to say, when she first used your products she was thrilled. You can see from the photo the sparkling results. We spend many, many hours in our garage with our toys. Remember when you wished you could re-live the 50's-60's era? Well, we are.
Top of the Line products, gentlemen. Thank you.
Stacy and Sylvia B.M
Chuck Has A New Favorite
I have accumulated a host of your car care products and tools over the years. I have found them all to be excellent and perform as advertised or above expectations. Up until recently my favorite Griot's product combination was your Paint Cleaning Clay, Machine Polish, and Best of Show Wax, all applied with the Random Orbital. While I certainly have not come close to having used everything in your catalog (now, that would be an interesting objective) I have found a new favorite. I purchased your Spray-On Wax and the Micro Fiber Drying Towel this summer. I use Speed Shine® on my cars about every third or fourth cleaning and immediately prior to car shows. So, after reading the description of the Spray-On Wax I decided it would be interesting to try it and see if it would fill in the gaps between the Speed Shine and a complete wax job. I have been amazed by the quality of the shine I have been getting with the Spray-On Wax! I have also found that the Micro Fiber Drying Towel is an essential partner with the Spray-On Wax. For whatever reason that towel enhances the shine much better than other towels I have, including your Ultra Thick Micro Fiber Towel that I also use. I just finished washing and using the Spray-On Wax on my 19' fiberglass fishing boat this evening and found it also works great on my boat too. I will continue my search for other Griot's products that might unseat the current favorite in the future.
Regards, Chuck M.
Another Customer For Life
I originally ordered the 3" Random Orbital Kit for my Harley Davidson. The former owner took very good mechanical care of the bike... not so much with the paint. It looked like it was washed with a Scotchbrite and sometimes wiped off with a dirty rag. It did have some shine, but mostly swirl marks. So I used Machine Polishes 1-3, and then did the 3+3+24hr Best of Show Wax process. Unbelievable results and products. You definitely have a customer for life. Thanks again!
Quality's Reflected In The Results
I have wanted to let you all know how great your products perform, but I guess you already know that. Attached are pictures of my '68 Camaro which bears the reflections of your products. Since I started using your polishes and wax, I have taken an average paint job and made it into an outstanding finish.
I normally don't talk up products because they all-too-often don't live up to their advertising. Yours are the exception. I have also found a good use for your old catalogs. I keep them in the trunk of my Camaro and when I am asked about the car's finish I not only tell them about your product, but I also offer them a catalog.
Thanks for helping to make my hobby more enjoyable. Ken F.
Protecting Bill's Heirloom
I am attaching a recent picture of my 1966 Mustang convertible. This car was originally purchased for my mother when it was new and has been in our family ever since. This is the car that I took my drivers test in long ago! After searching for years to find a restorer, I found that one of my neighbors owns a body shop that does beautiful restorations. The results speak for themselves. Of course, only Griot's products are used to showcase our heirloom.
Thanks for all the great products, service, and education. Bill R.
"Nothing short of spectacular."
I've been using your products exclusively for years now on all my cars. From your Paint Cleaning Clay to Paint Sealant on my everyday drivers, to the Best Of Show and caranuba waxes on my "fun" cars... Plus Speed Shine, Leather Care, Wheel Cleaner, and much more. A couple years ago, I started using your Random Orbital and it has been fantastic. The depth and shine I have on all my vehicles is nothing short of spectaluar.
I've attached a couple pictures of my current "garage queen". When I first purchased this Ferrari the battery went down within 2 weeks of not driving it. I then purchased your Battery Manger IV and I have not had any issues since.
Thanks for making such incredible products. Jeffrey W.
Victor Volkswagen: A Trusted Friend
From a 60-mile-per-day commuter car on the Los Angeles Freeways in his (and my) youth, to grocery wagon and errand-runner during my early married years in Seattle, to a second/third/sometimes fourth car after a move to Portland... Venerable Victor Volkswagen has never let me down.
He schlepped my kids during their early months in hand-me-down car seats, hauled them and their friends to after-school activities and suffered through their first driving lessons as teenagers. His rear bench seat has supported countless bags of groceries, kitty litter and gardening products; hauled friends (and their stuff), stashed over-stuffed duffel bags crammed with vacation tee-shirts and shorts; found room to hold accessories and parts for my motorcycle, and other cars.
With sunroof open wide, he proudly carried an eight-foot Christmas tree home, plus countless other items I've acquired and transported during the twists and turns of my personal roadmap. From age 25 to 70 he's been my constant companion; an old and trusted friend. His leakproof metal sunroof has protected me from rain, snow, ice and hailstones, but with an occasional quick crank of the grey plastic knob, the warm sun still shines in on my gray head.
His original Blaupunkt AM-FM-Marine band radio entertains me with clear reception from San Francisco and Seattle. Showing 160,000 miles on his VDO odometer, his original engine still starts instantly, snicks into gear eagerly, and willingly chugs down the road, always ready to go without protest.
In 45 years, he's been washed and waxed by hand (by me) with every brand of car care product, but especially looks good these past few years. Why? Griots Garage, of course. Not a bad investment for the hard-earned $1,330 listed on the original invoice. And, no, he's not for sale.
Rob's Having Fun In His Garage
I've admired your products, website, and just about everything you do for years yet never believed that your stuff could be that much different.
This spring, I had the opportunity to use your Speed Shine for the first time, and I was quickly in love with not just how it works, but that it really is the easiest and best I've tried over the years for this solution. It goes on easy, comes off crystal clean, and leaves me very satisfied with the look and feel of the paint surface. So, I ordered a gallon for me and my Dad.
I thought I'd give the Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner a try and, guess what, same result. It works so well that, while I have always thought my wheels were the cleanest around, they are now for sure. Again, easy to use and a flawless job.
On to the Long-Lasting Tire Dressing. Having sworn off liquids for this application because of the flinging that happens when you get enough on to cover all 20" of tire, I have long used the leave-on foam that seems to work well, until I realized that it stains the driveway. By using your applicator, and Long-Lasting Tire Dressing together, now my tires hold up to the wheel appearance.
Bottom line, your stuff really is as good as it can get for the enthusiast. They work exactly as described and I am a Griot's evangelist! Thanks for working so hard in your garage that I can really have fun in mine!
Kind regards, Rob A.
Enabling Perfection For 20+ Years
A Chevy Avalanche (2008) and Suburban (2007), both in black, can be a daunting task for a car collector to keep looking brand new. These happen to be matching Z71 twins with the same exact Morocco Brown/Black leather interiors. The 2001 Corvette convertible in Bowling Green Green/Oak is one of only 440 in that combination built in automatic before the color was retired that year. The 2010 Camaro is the retired-after-only-one-year Aqua Blue with a 6-cyl automatic.
Griot's Battery Managers keep each of them road-ready, your leather products are an absolute must, and the detailing supplies keep all four GM gems sparkling.
Not shown are daily-drivers: A 2011 Honda RidgeLine and a 2005 New Beetle Turbo Convertible. Rest assured the Griot name is all over those too, inside and out.
If you're car-obsessed, you must choose Griot's Garage as your "enabler".
I have never used an orbital before and have always waxed by hand. I've attached a picture of my 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH after a Clay Bar/Speed Shine treatment, then waxed using the 6" Orbital. This car has been my daily driver since new and has over 142,000 miles. The paint surface is smooth and the car just gleams. The orbital didn't leave one swirl mark on my Black 2010 Acura TSX either. Thanks for making such great products.
Best regards, Bradd L.
David's Exceptional Carrera
Thank you so much for your car care products. I've been using your products on my Porsches for many years, and I would never trust any other line of car care. I have attached a couple of photos.
This is a 2005 Carrera Turbo-S. They only made it in 1988, 1998, and 2005. This is one of only 227 made for the US market, and it is believed to be the only white coupe in existence, as it was a special order color that year. I hope you can put it on the cover of your catalogue to show off the beautiful shine from Griot's Garage Products.
Thanks very much, David S.
"The depth of color is amazing..."
Simply put, your products are the best. Awhile back, I parked my mint condition BMW 323i convertible at my local mall. While parked, some "individuals" decided to add a white pinstripe to my Jet-Black finish by spraying on some kind of white spray paint all along the left front fender and driver's door. I deeply prize this car because it was my first, and I have always kept the paintwork as perfect as possible. Just prior to this happening, I clay-barred and sealed the paint using your One-Step Sealant. Because I used this product, the spraypaint did not bond to the paint; the sealant got sprayed instead of the clearcoat and paint and was thick enough to coat and protect the actual finish on the car. Removing the spraypaint was incredibly easy. All I did was wash the area, then used my Paint Cleaning Clay and "erased" the white paint with it... it was that easy! Your products saved my BMW's finish--thank you for making such excellent products.
Overall, I have been using your products for over a year now and the results I get far transcend anything else I have used. The depth of color is amazing, no one seems to believe the car is 13 years old or has 112,000 miles. Last Saturday, I brought the BMW to a show at a local BMW dealer. The paint was brilliant and the organizers let me park the car inside the dealer showroom, giving my car the prime spot just inside the main entrance.
Your products are outstanding; I can't imagine using anything else.
Best, Michael S.
Protected By Griot's Garage
2003 Tundra, 190,175 interstate and city miles. As a faithful user of your products the original paint still shines in spite of blistering sun, heat, and twice yearly onslaught of the Florida Love Bugs.
"The only brand for me..."
As an ex-detailer for Acura, the sharp eye for car beauty and clean, swirl-free paint never leaves you, almost to the point where it haunts you.
I only own black cars, and to get the shine I want Griot's is the only brand for me these days. You can see that black paint almost reflects as well as a mirror, and there is no way to get that from products sold in your local auto parts shops.
Griot's has a great variety of products and a staff that is equally helpful. Buy one of the orbital kits, you'll never regret it.
William Experiences Perfection
I ordered your Random Orbital Kit to try to remove some water spots on my 2002 Corvette convertible. As you mentioned in your DVD most people are afraid they will do more harm than good and I was one of those. I decided to try it out on my 2002 Silverado first and the results were amazing!
I followed your instructions to the letter and it did just what you said it would do. My truck had a lot of scratches and swirl marks. Your products made it look new again. I'm sending a picture and no, that is not a mural painted on the tailgate. It's a reflection. You have another satisfied customer and I will tell everybody that asks about your products.
Thanks... William D.
"The shine is amazing."
At the end of last year I purchased your products to protect my new Infiniti 2011 M56x. My car was only 1 month old when I applied your products. I thought it looked new when I picked up from the lot...Boy, your products made it look amazing.
I was so impressed with it, I polished my wife's 2011 Infiniti FX35. The shine is amazing, and the protection during the winter months was priceless. Thank you for providing the average guy with professional results with a small amount of effort!!
You won't find any other product than Griot's on my vehicles!! Griot's = Great shine, excellent protection & fabulous Customer Service!! #1 by my standards!!
Over the years I've purchased several of your products. Most recently, I bought your Best of Show Wax. Now, I know that you're not selling this as a musical instrument polish, but I had to send you a photo of my metal resonator guitar after a treatment of your Best of Show Wax. Oh, yes, it worked great on my car, too!
I recently purchased a Lotus Elise new, but drive it very occasionally. Evidently, I inadvertently left a very small interior light on just before taking a family vacation for a week. Much to my surprise, upon return, the car wouldn't turn over and noticed the interior bulb was hot.
I called AAA to jump it, but despite the new battery, they told me there was less than 1/2 the charge left on the battery and that it's beyond jumping and we'd probably need to replace the battery. This is a problem, because the nearest Lotus dealership is 45 miles away, and the car needs to be towed on a flatbed truck. Not to mention that these dealerships are rather lightly stocked and it's not a common battery size.
Not wanting to go through the hassle, I recall the sales rep telling me about Griot's Garage, where I found your Battery Manager IV. I purchased it on a Sunday night and received it on a Wed PM and by Thu AM, I'm up and running again! This is one small, smart and highly effective charger and saved me TONs of time and headache! The displays and setup were simple and charge status was easy to figure out, too. It's so smart and easy that I can just keep it plugged in so I'll never have this problem again.
Thanks for the awesome product... this is the best $80 I have spent in a long time!
Alan's Well-Groomed 'Vettes
Here are some pics of my well fed and groomed Griot's Garage 'Vettes. The restored 1972 Stingray is an automatic with a slightly modified 350 and has a House of Color Candy Black Cherry paint job. The engine has a performer cam, intake, and 650 cfm carb, all by Edelbrock. The 2002 is all stock and is my daily driver. Hope they make your Griot's Garage Handbook.
I'll be in touch when more nourishment is needed.
"Consistently great results..."
I acquired and "preserved" this unrestored '63 Riviera from the original owner about 15 years ago. I've had consistently great results with your range of cleaners and waxes... as well as the ordering experience from your team. It's clear you look through your customers' eyes, understand their needs, and try to deliver more than they expect.
All the best, Mark U.
"Simply the best on the market!"
Hi. I wanted to share a photo of my 1959 VW Beetle. My car was painted in 1994... that was 16 years ago! Before I discovered your products, the paint had some swirls and scratches (it looked it's age). Recently, after using Griot's Garage clay bar, machine polishes and waxes, I cannot convince anyone that the car was painted so long ago! Everyone thinks the car was freshly painted and maintained! It's beautiful, thanks to Griot's Garage and the products that you offer. Your products are simply the best on the market today... bar none.
90k Coupe Looks Just Like New
Here is our show car and work car. We own our own mobile auto detailing business, and our customers love how we can make their cars look so much better with all your products. Our Vette is a 1999 coupe with 90,000 miles on her. As you can tell, we love driving our car, not just looking at her. Thanks so much.
David and Cyndy J.
A Super-Clean RoadMonster
I've been a Griot's customer for years, and I've been showing my 1994 Buick Roadmaster for the last five years. She wasn't always a show car. My Roadmaster has over 112K miles and was daily driven for 12 of her 17 years. I never intended to build a show car, I was just "having fun in my garage" and, well, it just sort of happened.
I read my Griot's Garage catalogs religiously, cover to cover, and I was already happy with your Speed Shine and Best of Show Wax, among other products. I decided to buy your pneumatic orbital, all four polishes, and all the other things I would need to do the car right. I ended up having to use all four grades of polish, but ultimately I have completely eliminated the water spots.
I get compliments on the car's condition, especially the paint. Many people have accused me of repainting the car! I tell them, no, I didn't. I just used Griot's Garage products. I also use your products in the engine bay, interior, and of course, on the wheels and tires.
As you can see from the pics, the car is VERY clean, and YES, I do drive it. What good is a clean car if you cannot enjoy it out on the road?
I have since used the orbital on several friends cars, whom have since gone out and purchased their own Griot's Garage products. So, thanks again for providing excellent products that actually do as advertised.
I have attached pictures of my RoadMonster for your review. Mr. Griot, YOUR products did this!
Sincerely, Stewart B.
"Clearly I'm in trouble."
I've attached an image I took of my youngest this weekend. I was washing one of the family cars and looked over to find my son getting busy on the "chassis" of his pedal car. This one's completely unstaged and the only worrisome thing is that I'm clearly in trouble...
All the best, Steve A.
"The only thing I use..."
I have a 1949 2R5 Studebaker half ton Pickup. It was my grandfather's truck and I learned how to drive in it when I was a kid. He gave it to me when he retired and sold his farm in Illinois. I had it restored in Minnesota, 28 years ago. At a car show in Chicago 18 or so years ago, I was introduced to Griot's Best of Show Wax. My truck has never had any other wax on it since then. The 28 year-old paint job on this truck is unbelievable. People don't believe me when I tell them the truck was painted 28 years ago. Your Products are incredible. Your products are the only thing I use on my truck, cars, motorcycle, wave runners, RV and Boat.
Regards, Larry M.
The Results Are Griotifying
I have 4 vehicles, 3 of which are spotlessly clean at the moment: a Honda Goldwing trike motorcycle, a new Platinum series Ford F-150 and a brand new Mustang GT. My wife's Cadillac CTS is on the go so much I have trouble trying to get a microfiber cloth on it!
I enjoy ALL of the Griot's products that I have ordered. As a matter of fact I just used the Glass Polish on one of my vehicles today. I was having difficulty removing water spots, but the Glass Polish rendered all windows smooth as, well... glass! Thank you for being purveyors of quality products and for terrific customer service.
The results speak for themselves and are very Griotifying! Thank you very much!
"I am always impressed..."
I have been a customer for 20+ years. I am always impressed at what you come up with. My last two items, the Flexible Water Blade and Ultra Thick Micro Fiber Towel... Wow, wish I had bought them years ago. I just threw away all my other shammy & drying towels, this works so well. And with the blade I can wipe 90% of the water off a car in about a minute.
I have enclosed a pic of a recent detail session. It looked like a Griot's ad, so I took a pic! Note all the cars in the picture are at least eight years old, and look great thanks to your products.
Recommended to Friends
I have been using your products for several years, and have found by accident another use for One-Step Sealant. I retired last January and have alot of time on my hands. I wanted to test it on my cultured marble sinks and fiberglass tub and shower. The results were absolutely amazing. I can clean those sinks up faster now, and it put a beautiful shine on my shower and hot tub.
Wow! I'm impressed!
Of course, I use these on my car, too. I have a 2005 Crossfire Convertible (black-on-black) that your products make look like my own personal "Batmobile." My Harley, too, has been spoiled by your products. The leather conditioners are the best I've ever used, and I always recommend your products to my friends.
Keep up the great stuff, John B.
Better Than New
I thought that I would send you a picture of some "Griot's cars". This is a client's collection and garage. We only use the finest products from Griot's Garage. I have been detailing these cars for almost 3 years, and they look better now then when they were purchased. I owe all thanks to the Griot's products. My business of auto detailing has been a dream come true, to be with some of the most exotic vehicles money can buy.
Griot's Protects a Rare Rig
This truck is a 1952 Mack pumper with a 1000 cubic inch Hall-Scott gasoline engine. It has been completely restored and equipped and is as functional as a new truck. It was restored over a 30 year(!) period by Robert "Hoot" Gibson and Alan Brunacini, who were assigned to the truck as young firefighters when the rig was in service as Phoenix Fire Department Engine 1. The truck resides in its own miniature fire station.
I have attached a photo of our new 1962 Cessna Skylane 182E airplane. Yes, I am well aware that it is "Griot's Garage" and not Griot's Hangar - but perhaps a name change is in order.
The attached photo was forwarded by a friend who captured my wife, the plane, me, and our trusty Girot's wash bucket at the wash rack. If the Griot's product is good enough for our ground vehicles, it's good enough for our vehicles that leave the ground, too.
Thanks for the many (15+) years of exceptional products and care that you have provided my vehicles. We look forward including Griot's products as part of our next adventures, keep an eye on the sky for us.
Thanks again. Alan M.
"I can't wait to try more!"
I own a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS and use your product weekly! I wanted to share a recent pic from a beautiful fall day.
My dad owns a 1995 Corvette ZR1 show car, and he got me into Griot's products about 3 years ago. I will be a customer for life!
Thank you for wonderful products. I can't wait to try more!
Excited about a towel? Yes!
I was chatting with a friend and fellow M3 owner after my first use of your micro fiber towel last night, and asked him if it was wrong for me to be excited about a new drying towel. I've been laboring with a crummy (but expensive) towel for years now, and just used it out of force of habit. Little did I know how easy I could've been having it all these years. Just prior to washing the car, I'd also used your Wheel Cleaning Kit for the first time, and as expected, it was easily the best product of its kind I've used, and I've used plenty.
So what about these seemingly mundane products makes a car guy send a letter of praise? Frankly, arriving at a quality product after dealing with products that work less well than advertised. I'm not given to writing companies for selling an adequate product (I'm paying for it after all), but the fact is, everything I've ever purchased from Griot's Garage has stood head and shoulders above its competition.
The cynic in me used to wonder if Richard's "car guy" persona in the catalogs was some sort of marketing shtick, but I now know know the company is owned and operated by genuine car gals and guys, and that's reflected in every product you manufacture and sell.
Wishing you continued success, Paul G.
"The Best Shine"
I have owned my 1965 Ford Mustang for 35 years. I have used endless brands out there. After trying your products, I have to say, they definitely have the best shine I have ever used. I have mentioned them to many people at car shows, and to people who use their cars everyday. Keep up the great work!
Start 'Em Young
This is my two year-old grandson, Will. We start them young with quality Car Care products.
Sincerely, Bill M.
"Your products did a great job!"
Thank you for all your great products. This truck is a 2005 and it's only been cared for with your car care products, it's never been washed. Living in the desert, I spend time in my A/C garage during these hot summers using a lot of your products. People stop me in gas stations and other places, asking how I get this truck to look this way, because white normally doesn't shine this way. I've detailed a few cars for people and they're really surprised with the change. I've been in a flight crew with the Collings Foundation, they tour the US in B-17 and B-24 bombers. When they saw my attention to detail, cleaning on these planes, the owner asked me to come and detail his car collection - about 60 cars - so I did. Your products did a great job! Thank you.
Glenn's Trio of Red Beauties
Thought I would share a photo of my cars that have had "care and feeding" by Griot's for years. I enjoy all your products... but Speed Shine® is the best!!! 2008 S6, 1998 Carrera 2S, 1988 740 Turbo.
Best Regards, Glenn C.
A True Customer For Life
As a long time Griot's customer (#118), my father-in-law is definitely a fan! That's his 1958 356a - 1600n in #5711 Orange, purchased new and later restored from 2005 to 2008. This car has been to many shows, events and has been a big part of our lives, and Al takes great pride in keeping it looking great with Griot's products. He took it to the Porsche Parade in 2008, after the restoration, and it took both the Judge's Choice and People's Choice awards. Thanks again... customers for life!
50 Years of Detailing Expertise
I have detailed vehicles since 1959, when it was done with rubbing compound and paste wax. Now it is 52 years and 4 rotator cuff shoulder surgeries later and I could not detail my cars without some mechanical help. Thanks to Griot's 3" and 6" orbital and your amazing polishing and waxing products, I can continue to detail all our cars to a very high level. I am able to let the buffers do most of the work saving wear and tear on my shoulders and back.
I have enclosed photos of my 1999 Dodge Viper RT-10 which has 76,000 miles. It is my dry weather daily driver, my track car, and my show car. Needless to say it takes a bit of work to keep it show ready, especially after a day at the track.
When I first started using Griot's products on my Viper 2 1/2 years ago, people asked whether I just had it repainted.
I also maintain my wife's daily driver, a 2005 black Chrysler Pacifica, my dark green 1997 Dodge Ram SST pickup, as well as our fully-restored white 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible which we show quite often. All of these cars look like new, even with all the years of use.
Thank you Richard, for all your products that are too numerous to list here. Your detailing book and DVD were great teaching devices and showed me how to correctly use your products. By the way, I also have gotten compliments on how nice the garage smells after using your products. The Spray-On Wax and the Undercarriage Spray stand out as most people's favorites.
Congratulations on your new home store. I feel lucky to live so near your store so I can drop by anytime to get advice, see the car collection, and get the products I need from your courteous staff.
Only Griot's, Inside and Out
The matching BMW X3's were equipped identically and delivered to two very discerning sister's in law; and combined with the Z4, have only had Griot's products applied since day one. Your Clay, Paint Sealant, and Carnauba Wax Stick have been super to use and the lasting shine that "pops" on our silver paint is outstanding. Thank you for great products and service. Nothing touches these cars, but Griot's, inside and out.