SONAX Brilliant Shine Detailer

Item Description:

SONAX Brilliant Shine Detailer

Removes light contamination from paint.

Restores just-waxed shine.

Slick, reflective finish.

SONAX Brilliant Shine Detailer is a perfect complement to the SONAX line. This slick quick detail spray cleans and shines the paint to maintain a just-waxed gloss between details. It has a thick consistency for a quick detailer, and provides outstanding shine and slickness.

Sonax Brillant Shine Detailer used on a Ford Fusion by forum member Wendell Jarvis.


SONAX Brilliant Shine Detailer is compatible with all SONAX waxes and all other paint protectants. Spray it on, spread with a microfiber towel, and then buff off SONAX to a brilliant shine!

750 ml (25.36 fl oz)

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Product Reviews

Review Summary
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100% Recommend this product (15 of 15 responses)
By Tom
Silicon Valley, CA
Great For A Drying Aid
June 15, 2022
I use this product as a drying aid.

Mix it 5:1 in a spray bottle and you have a lot of product and add protection at each wash.

Pros
  • Great drying Aid
  • Economical
By Corey
Lafayette, Louisiana
Very Shiny
April 8, 2021
Works well as a QD but the one item missing is the slickness. Wish that was there so I could go 5 stars.
By Chris
Virginia Beach, VA
Multi Use Detailer
October 21, 2019
I have used this for years it is a very good product.I use this like a spray wax on a clean dry car (use sparingly) and it works great.I also mix this 3 parts bottled water to 1 part detailer and use as a waterless wash.It works just as good as any other waterless wash I have tried but has the beading and look you would get using straight from the bottle.It is true this won't leave the slickest finish but if you don't over apply it straight from the bottle it does provide some slickness and really smooths out the paint.I don't think you can get the crazy beading and protection without giving up some of the slickness.This product is worth the price I would recommend it.
Pros
  • Real protection and improves look of the paint
Cons
  • Over applied on dry car may not be slick enough for some
By David
Houston , Texas
Awesome long lasting beading
August 7, 2019
This stuff is my go to for easiness and effectiveness, beads nicely and gives a boost to ceramic. I've seen it last 3months on an outside vehicle if applied correctly.
Pros
  • Smells great
  • Beads nicely
  • Last 3 months or more
  • Great sprayer
  • Good price
Cons
  • None
By Vincent R.
Gardena, CA
The Hype Was Real!
May 17, 2019
This was the in-thing before Beadmaker came along - and for good reason! This "quick detailer" lasts very long - too long, in fact, that I've decided to strip it out already so I can put a new coat in. The shine is superb, beading is fantastic, and durability is way up there compared to Beadmaker.

The slickness, or the lack of it, is its only downside - but hey, if that doesn't bother you, then this is perfect!

*** Finish Kare 425 + BSD will give you the best of both worlds. Mix them 1:1 or adjust to your liking. You're welcome!
Pros
  • Durability
By rlmccarty2000
Fitzgerald, GA
Detailer or Sealant
July 13, 2018
This “detailer”lasts longer than most dedicated sealants. You get tight beads and great protection in a quick and easy spray. It is quite thick making wipeoff more difficult than other watery QDs.
Pros
  • Longetivity
  • Protection
Cons
  • Thick
By Mkt
Philippines
Quick Detailer? I don't think so...
January 18, 2018
This product is advertised as a quick detailer, but based on some videos and reviews, this product is way beyond a quick detailer.

The durability of this is real good, some other quick detailers and even spray waxes last only a couple of carwashes, and whereI live, with the dust, erratic weather even at this time of the year, I am almost required to car wash on a more frequent basis. Water beading is exceptional to say the least, and dare I say on par with collinite 476s and 845.

I noticed it doesn't have that slick just waxed feeling, it's also a bit thicker than other spray detailers, and just a it tricky to use in direct sunlight. Price wise, it's surprisingly inexpensive.
Pros
  • Great shine and durability
  • Great water beading
  • Price
Cons
  • Not as readily available
  • That grabby feel after application
  • Can be a bit tricky to use
By Tom
GILBERT, AZ
super hydrophobic
August 27, 2017
This is one of if not the most hydrophobic product I've ever used. Simply awsome!
I wouldn't really call this a detailer, it's more like spray sealant.
It's not as easy to apply like a traditional detailer nor does it leave a slick feeling surface but it's durability and the crazy hydrophobic qualities more that makes up for it.
It's a little sticky when applying but not a big deal.
Pros
  • crazy hydrophobic
  • long lasting protection
Cons
  • not as easy to apply as a traditional detailer
  • doesn't leave a slick feeling surface
By Lloyd
Marietta, Ohio
Outstanding!
January 13, 2016
I've used more quick detailing products than I would like to admit, and Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer is hands down the best I've used. While other quick detailers will give a nice shine, Sonax made my cars look like there were just waxed. Very impressed!
Pros
  • Gives a deep "just wax" shine.
Cons
  • I'll have to buy a gallon next time.
By Philip
San Diego, CA
QD or Spray Sealant?
January 9, 2016
I have mixed feelings about this product. It's consistency is so thick, it's like Klasse Sealant Glaze in a spray bottle. It's marketed as a QD but lots of people say it's more of a sealant. As such, I feel it's expensive for a QD and if I wanted a sealant I'd go for a real sealant or wax. That being said it's very nice to use and smells great, like a tropical drink.
Pros
  • Thick consistency
  • Great water beading
  • Smells great
Cons
  • Not sure if it's really a QD or sealant. If QD, it's expensive and too thick. If sealant, unsure of durability.
By ron
rotonda, FL
Imoressive !
August 13, 2015
Used in FL sun !!
No streaks, no spots.
Nice shine.
Not sure as to how well it protects/beads/sheets since hasn't gotten wet since used, but it looks GREAT.
Pros
  • Easy to use, can use as drying aid.
Cons
  • n/a
By Rachel
Indianapolis, IN
Beading/sheeting is unparalleled.
November 21, 2014
This is more of a spray-sealant, not a QD. That said, this is a great topper for sealants, waxes, anything. It has great dirt repelling properties. Like EVOlved said, it really is a toned down version of SPNS. It's pretty cool to watch the water just bead off your car so effortlessly. Also, it smells pretty good. Very tropical.
Pros
  • Very hydrophobic
  • Smells great
  • Helps repel dirt/salt
Cons
  • Thicker than most QDs
By Bob G.
Mercer Island, WA
Great for top-up
October 25, 2014
I use this as a top up over wax, and I'd say it's a great product both in looks and beading.
On a car that is rarely driven and dose not sit outside much, it beeded 5-6 months after last use.
Also used it on Vinyl Hard top, same great results.
Have not used it as a drying aid, but will do now!
Pros
  • Great as a top up in my experience.
By EVOlved
NYC
Great Product
September 5, 2014
My only qualm with this item is that I believe it is marketed completely wrong. Who uses a QD?? Isn't that what a WW product is for? So I think of this as more of a drying aid/quick wax. This stuff is fantastic if used as such. It adds that little bit extra to the looks, then on top of that it adds a nice layer of protection that beads up like a coating for well over a month on a car that sits outside 24/7. They call it a toned down version of Polymer NetShield and I believe it because it's water behavior is almost identical. I'll show you a pic of the beading and let speak for itself.
Pros
  • No streaks
  • Easy to use
  • Great protection
  • Nice look
  • Hydrophobic properties
Cons
  • ?
By Ray
Ontario
Sonax BSD
September 5, 2014
Not a fan of paste wax and I use spray wax and sealant exclusively. I use this as an alternative to CarPro Reset. This product provides an amazing finish with fantastic gloss and a pretty long protection durability (2-3 months). Water beading is great too. Occasionally I use it as a drying aid.
Pros
  • Great water beading
  • Great as drying aid or as spray wax
Cons
  • None
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