Detailing by nature is very physically demanding. It will not be long before you realize that anything you do to make your life easier as a detailer will reside high on your priority list!
The Mothers detail brush set 2, along with the additional detail brushes on this page is going to help make your life as a detailer easier.
Often even as a professional with decades of experience, I feel as if the industry has many of us chasing our tails endlessly buying the next shiny object thrown our way! One new shiny object after another.
But with continued innovation, the industry still has the ability to surprise and deliver real value in the form of new products, new tools, as well as updated versions that truly are better versions of the old.
When it comes to finding the "best" of anything; it is really a matter of personal opinion. Once any tool or product has been accepted as good or great, anything past that will become more about the subtle nuances based on the user of the tool; called the user experience.
The detail brushes below are some of my favorites. Each detailing brush serves a specific set of uses as each brush has its own set of unique features and limitations.
Darren's Tips: The Mothers detail brush set 2 is a great buy, delivering the ability of many uses for these two detail brushes. Despite being handy brushes that can serve many purposes of cleaning and detailing, they do have their limitations also.
While I would still recommend the Mothers detail brush set 2 as handy for miscellaneous detail work for both interior and exterior detailing, see my recommendations below for the various detail brushes I recommend for the "finer details" of car detailing.
Darren's Tips: This boars hair detail brush can serve many purposes. I choose this detail brush as my dedicated brush I use for "wet work" only. Meaning I use them for detail work when I need a detailing brush to be used with cleaners and/or water.
I actually have two of these that I reserve for "wet work" only. I simply mark them or store them in different places to keep them separate from each other. One is reserved for the dirtier work associated with detailing the exterior of your car (think wheel lug nuts) versus wet work on the interior (think dirty cup holders)
While you could simply get the 4-pack of detailing brushes below and designate them for the various uses, I like these due to the plastic handles that will withstand "wet work" a little better than the boars hair detailing brushes that have the wooden handles.
Not a huge deal, but something that seems more logical to my "reptilian brain."
Darren's Tips: I use these for many uses. I am a big fan of using detailing brushes made from boars hair. Boars hair is not only naturally gentle, but when wet, the bristles become even "softer" or gentler.
Since I keep many detailing brushes for use in both the interior and exterior of the car, buying these as a four pack makes economical sense. Since I also need and use numerous brushes during any detailing process, a set of 4 may seem overkill at a casual level until you realize the benefit of keeping dedicated brushes for dedicated uses.
This can be as simple as interior only brushes, or "wet only" versus "dry only" brushes (this simply means that I will need detailing brushes that I may use with cleaners that will get the brushes wet, versus using the brushes dry to perform tasks that don't require any liquid cleaners). I use a basic permanent marker or colored duct tape to keep these assigned and ready for visual identification.
Darren's Tips: Once again, when it comes to detailing your car, it really is all about the details. And cars are made up of endless materials that require the use of different cleaners and different tools. A good detailer will be mindful of being both efficient and safe.
Finding that winning balance of efficacy and safety will be a balance act you will be required to perform when it comes to sourcing your detail brushes just as it will sourcing your chemicals.
As you can see, a single detailing brush is just not going to cover it. There is a fine line between having too many tools and gadgets, and finding yourself limited by not having enough of the right tools.
As detailers we tend to be gadget geeks and like to fill our garages or detailing vans with endless gadgets. But with that said, don't underestimate the need for having enough tools to really make you both effective and efficient, along with being safe.
With the combination of the cleaning and detailing brushes on this page, you will have 90% of your dusting and detailing needs covered regardless of the type of car you are working on.
I hope I have helped in your quest for the best detailing brushes regardless of your opinion of the Mothers detail brush set 2!