Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Auburn, WA 98401
Griot's has some good products. They are car enthusiasts. They do their own research on products before offering them in their catalog.
It is a good idea, however, to look around with respect to most of what they sell, as their prices on many items are a lot more than what they sell for elsewhere. For example, their "ultimate" hose nozzle? They want like $80 for it. I found the same nozzle on another site for $29. As you can see by this example, there is a lot of mark up.
Their detailing stuff is good, but not excellent. They have a low level scratch removal system which will not take out very much scratching on paint. Probably designed that way so the average buyer does not burn through their paint on the first pass of the polisher.
There is paint detaling stuff sold elsewhere that is better, takes less time to use and is better quality for the same or less money (in my opinion). Like the 3M professional line (you have to buy it at auto body supply shops or a few auto parts stores carry part of the line).
They do offer tools and some shop accessories that are unique and top quality, such as their tool cabinets, which you can stand on the drawers (when they are pulled out) without damaging the suspension on them. Of course, like everything else they sell, you pay a very high price for them (around $1100 for the five drawer cabinet as I recall).
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