Undrdog vs. Chemical Guys: The Ultimate Detailing Showdown

undrdog vs chemical guys

To keep your four-wheeled beast in pristine condition, you need products that pack a punch and deliver knockout results.

Both Undrdog and Chemical Guys probably have what it takes to transform your ride from a dusty relic to a showroom superstar…

But each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

We're not here to spout marketing mumbo-jumbo or bore you with technical jargon.

We're gonna give it to you straight, stripped down to the bare metal.

So let’s fire them up and see which car detailing product is the best and where you should get.

Table of Contents:

Detailing and Coating Ease of Use: HydroCharge Plus vs Quick Detail and HydroSlick vs Undrdog Pro

You want your ride to shine, but you’re not looking to spend hours fumbling with complicated instructions and application processes. 

So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of Undrdog vs Chemical Guys to uncover which product is the easiest to use. 

HydroCharge Plus: a simple spray-and-go approach


This spray-on ceramic coating is designed to be quick and convenient. You might think that a spray coating is fairly easy to apply, but here's the deal: it requires some attention to detail. 

While spraying may sound like a walk in the park, you'll want to ensure you achieve complete coverage without any missed spots. 

Otherwise, you'll end up with some patchy coating and an uneven finish. 

That’s why we’re giving this “ceramic coating” a 7 out of 10.

Quick Detail: smooth as a Sunday drive

undrdog quick detail

When it comes to keeping your ride looking pristine without breaking a sweat Quick Detail is a sprayable superhero that you need. 

With its weather-tolerant composition, applying Quick Detail spray is as smooth as it gets. 

Attention to detail is still required, but It’s easier to ensure that you get even coverage than with HydroCharge Plus. The trick is to spread it with a terry cloth or a microfiber.

This bad boy is designed to be your partner in shine, effortlessly transforming your vehicle into a gleaming masterpiece.

Quick Detail doesn't waste your precious time. In as little as 5-10 minutes, you'll have a ride that shines brighter than a supernova. It's the ultimate time-saving tool for busy car enthusiasts who want results without the hassle.

We give it an 8 out of 10 for ease of use. 

HydroSlick requires a steady hand

chemical guys hydroslick vs undrdog

HydroSlick is a ceramic wax that requires a careful hand and a bit of finesse.

It's thicker in consistency, resembling a gel, which means you need to be mindful not to go overboard when applying it.

Use too much, and you'll find yourself putting in some serious elbow grease to remove the excess.

This car wax might not be the best fit for a DIY-er, but pro detailers shouldn’t have too much trouble with it. 

We give it a solid 8 out of 10 for ease of use.

Undrdog Pro: leaves no blind spots, breaks no sweat

undrdog pro

Undrdog Pro is a powerful liquid that you’ll easily apply on your car’s surface with an application pad or a piece of cloth.

The application’s smooth and the liquid spreads effortlessly allowing you to achieve even coverage without breaking a sweat.

The better consistency and format simplify the process which means you’ll get to spend less time scratching your head and more time admiring that flawless shine.

And the best thing about it is - you won’t miss a spot because of how easily it spreads across the surface!

It can also be applied in direct sunlight which can make your life easier if you’re not parking your car in a garage.

We give Undrdog Pro a 10 out of 10 for ease of use. 

It’s our own product so we might be biased ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, but feel free to ask 5000 detailers in our FB group what they have to say about us. 


We’ve compared two pairs of products: HydroCharge Plus vs Quick Detail and HydroSlick vs Undrdog Pro. 

When it comes to ease of application, Quick Detail and Undrdog Pro win the battle against their Hydro counterparts. 

Detailing and Coating Longevity Standoff: Which Auto Detailing Product Lasts the Longest? HydroCharge Plus vs Quick Detail and HydroSlick vs Undrdog Pro

It's time to talk about longevity. We all want our ride's shine to last as long as possible, so let's see which one can go the distance you need.

HydroCharge Plus… or minus?

hydrocharge vs undrdog

Chemical Guys claims that it can last up to 12 months with the right kind of application, but it seems to not pack as much of a punch as Quick Detail. 

Chemical Guys claims that it can last up to 12 months with the right kind of application, but it seems to not pack as much of a punch as HydroSlick. 

There are reviews that indicate it might provide solid protection for 3 months before it needs to be reapplied. 

That’s why we give it a 6 for longevity. Otherwise, it’d be a 7, but it kinda paled in comparison.

Quick Detail: Does exactly what it says and more

quick detail for boats

Now, let's talk about the durability of Quick Detail. This spray protectant may be quick and easy to apply, but don't let that fool you—it's built to go the distance.

Quick Detail may not have the same extended lifespan as our mighty Undrdog Pro, but it still holds its own in the longevity department. 

With regular maintenance and proper care, you can expect Quick Detail to provide solid protection for a couple of months per application.

Despite it not being in the same league as Undrdog Pro when it comes to long-term durability, Quick Detail shines bright in terms of convenience and versatility. 

It's the perfect solution for those who want a quick and effective way to keep their ride looking fresh between washes.

So, if you're looking for a balance of convenience and decent durability, Quick Detail is the way to go. 

Unlike HydroCharge which overpromises, but needs to be reapplied in 3 months, Quick Detail does exactly what it promises and then some. 

Of course, the exact longevity will depend on your maintenance. For best results, bucket-wash your car once a week. 

We give Quick Detail a 6 for longevity + 1 for transparency. 

HydroSlick: slick indeed

hydroslick vs undrdog

HydroSlick boasts a unique SiO2 gel suspension technology that advances the traditional ceramic coating game.

This ceramic car wax forms a thick, durable, and hydrophobic layer that repels water, dirt, and grime. 

Chemical Guys claims that it lasts up to one year, which is probably true in most cases, but some reviews claim that it lasts from 6 to 9 months, which is still decent.

All in all, we give it an 8 for longevity. 

Undrdog Pro: built to outlast the competition

undrdog pro longevity

When it comes to technology, Undrdog Pro took a different route and relied on Polytetrafluoroethylene, Silicon, and Paraffin for protection. 

These chemicals combined form a trifecta of awesomeness that really goes the extra mile with up to 8 years of durability, depending on the way you apply it. 

Even if you’re not in a long-term relationship with your car, longer’s better (at least that’s what she said). 

Rating ourselves is cringe, but… 1-8 years… come on dude! 

That’s a solid 9 right there! We’d give it a 10, if it weren’t for Undrdog PRO+.


We’ve compared HydroCharge Plus to Quick Detail, and HydroSlick to Undrdog Pro to see which lasts the longest.

Between HydroCharge Plus and Quick Detail, Quick Detail wins the battle by underselling and overdelivering. Otherwise the longevity of these two products is more or less the same. 

When it comes to HydroSlick and Undrdog Pro, Undrdog Pro takes the crown with 1 to 8 years of solid durability. 

The exact duration of the coating depends on the way you take care of your ride, of course.

Protection & Hydrophobicity: HydroCharge Plus vs Quick Detail and HydroSlick vs Undrdog Pro

protection and hydrophobicity chemical guys vs undrdog

It's time to talk protection and hydrophobicity which is why you buff your ride in the first place. 

We want our vehicles to be shielded from all the grime and the rain to slide right off like water from a duck's back. 

So let’s see who the duck protects your car the best. Duck you autocorrect

HydroCharge Plus will meet you halfway

HydroCharge Plus creates a hydrophobic layer that not only repels water but also adds a brilliant candy-like shine to your car's paint. 

It's like a double whammy of protection and style. It keeps your paint dry and makes sure your ride looks polished, rain or shine. 

Actually, here’s a video of impulse recreation guys checking out HydroCharge vs HydroSlick on Camaro headlights, even though HydroCharge is for paint only! Hey, it happens to the best of us. 

HydroCharge Plus can’t protect all of your surfaces like glass and plastic so we’re giving it a 7. 

Quick Detail end-to-end protection meets you all the way

It looks as though Quick Detail definitely knows how to make a splash in the water-repelling game.

It forms a hydrophobic barrier that makes water bead up and roll right off your ride's surfaces. Its layer of protection fights off dirt and grime, and keeps your vehicle cleaner for longer. 

Plus, it enhances the gloss and shine, giving your ride that showroom-worthy appearance that you like so much. Simply put it knows how to keep your baby dry and clean. 

Quick Detail provides a similar level of protection to HydroCharge, but unlike HydroCharge, it provides an all-around protection. 

Quick Detail's versatility allows it to be used on various surfaces, both interior and exterior, making it a handy option for quick touch-ups and spot cleaning. 

And when we say interior, we mean it. This bad boy can be used to clean everything from motorcycles, cars, boats, to your house. 

You can use it to on all surfaces including leather, plastics, metal, and glass. Just don’t swallow it or something. And don’t let it touch the fabric (she totally said that too)

In the realm of hydrophobicity and protection, Undrdog Quick Detail holds its own with a respectable 8 out of 10. 

It may not have the same strength as Undrdog Pro, but it still delivers on its promise of keeping your ride looking cleaner and protected against the elements.

Poppin the hood of HydroSlick

HydroSlick creates a water, dirt, and grime repelling layer with gusto. 

It protects your ride's paint, glass, wheels, and even those shiny headlights from the elements that would dare to mess with your style. 

Think of it as a slick raincoat for your ride, keeping it fairly dry and protected.

It’s versatile and robust so we’re giving it a solid 8.

Don’t coat your ride… Undrdog it instead

This is where we might get a bit biased, but that’s just because Undrdog Pro was carefully created to DROP JAWS! 

Undrdog Pro is like the ultimate bodyguard for your precious four-wheeled companion. It forms a protective barrier that shields your car from dirt, grime, dust, UV rays, acid rain, and even those pesky bird droppings. 

It packs a raincoat, an umbrella, and a suit of armor, defending your ride from anything that comes its way. It's like your ride has its very own force field against the elements. 

When it comes to hydrophobicity, Undrdog Pro is like the Teflon coating of the car care world. 

Water beads up and rolls right off, taking dirt and grime along with it. 

You can apply Undrdog Pro on all surfaces, glass, wheels, plastic, interior, exterior, paint, you name it. As long as you don’t drink it, you’re fine. 

Speaking about hydrophobicity and longevity, here’s a video of Chelsea from Attention to Details, testing Undrdog Pro 14 months in

10 out of 10?


We’ve compared HydroCharge Plus to Quick Detail and HydroSlick to Undrdog Pro to see which one provides the best protection against the elements.

HydroSlick and HydroCharge are solid products that will do justice to most of the well-maintained cars out there. 

But if you want ultimate protection, flawless coating and don’t want to take any chances, Undrdog’s your best choice. 

Buying Experience: It's Not Just About About The Package

We know that all y’all car buff aficionados know how much delivery matters. 

You want the best goods and exceptional service. And you have every right to.

Undrdog and Chemical Guys each have their own way of handling business, so let's pop the hood and take a peek.

Chemical Guys: The shelves are stacked and so are the odds

Chemical Guys… A popular brand and rightfully so. They sell good stuff, but they have so many products that they cause decision fatigue even before you purchase anything. 

Ease of order: Chemical Guys have too many complicated products that confuse their customers

And to make things even more complicated, all of those products kind of solve the same problems. 

It makes you wonder why they couldn’t just focus on building a couple of well-rounded solutions instead of flooding the market and confusing you. 

There are just so many car wash soaps that you need in your life, but… they sell you 10 different soaps. 

I don’t need 10 soaps. You don’t need 10 soaps. Nobody in the world needs 10 different soaps that do 10 different things. You need one soap that has 10 superior ingredients and does it all.

But hey, the more products they have, the more they sell, right? 

Reviews: Some Chemical Guys’ products have a bad rep

The Chemical Guys’ shelves are stacked with different products and most of them will do justice to your ride. But apparently not all of them

The return policy: Chemical Guys have a complicated return policy with some fine print to it

While they may have a return policy, they've got a few speed bumps along the way. Missing kit items or opened products won't qualify for a refund, and be prepared for a 15% restocking fee if you decide to return something.

Yep, they're on you, my friend. It's like hitting a pothole in the middle of a smooth ride. Not exactly the hassle-free experience you were hoping for.

Discounts and promotions: Chemical Guys offer discounts and have a lot of special promotions

But hey, let's not throw in the towel just yet. Chemical Guys does offer some perks for the journey. Spend over $75, and you'll receive three thick cleaning towels, perfect for wiping away those stubborn smudges. 

Shipping: Chemical Guys win this battle with free shipping for purchases over $49.

If your order totals $49 or more (before taxes and after discounts), they'll give you free standard flat-rate shipping. They got us there. 

Customer Service: Chemical Guys’ customer service seems to be unresponsive

Even though Chemical Guys are a fine supplier, their customer representatives are doing a disservice to the brand. 

At least that’s what some reviews suggest.

We’ve read complaints that the customer service is unresponsive and/or sloppy and unprofessional. 

Learning resources: Chemical Guys have an excellent learning section on their website

Anyone who is into detailing will appreciate the amazing how-to videos that Chemical Guys share with DIY-ers on their website. 

For buying experience, we give them 8 out of 10 stars. 

Undrdog: No Contracts, No Sneaky Fees, No complicated products, No BS, and YES to Attention to Detail(ing)

We at Undrdog like to keep things simple and transparent. What you see is what you get. 

Before he started Undrdog, our founder was a detail shop owner himself. He began comparing different products in the market and came up with the idea of creating the best product in the market by merging all of the advantages that other products had. 

We know the streets. We’ve been in the trenches (the garage) and we know what it takes to protect and polish the car you love and care about. 

What we don’t like is corporate BS. That’s why we called ourselves the Undrdog. We decided to wage battle against the corp, marketing gimmicks, and all the lies that they tell you in order to sell. Hell, even our packaging and logo have a superhero vibe to them. 

And our relationship with our customers is not B2C (business to consumer). It’s P2P (person to person). 

Ease of order: Undrdog is easy to order, easier to apply, and even easier to fall in love with

We have fewer products, but each of them is well-rounded and offers supreme quality. 

When it comes to purchasing from Undrdog, you won't find yourself trapped in a web of vendor lock-ins or sneaky contracts that make you feel like you're in a never-ending pit stop. Nope, none of that nonsense here. No monthly contracts, no hidden fees. 

Undrdog believes in giving you the freedom to choose. You buy once, and you get what you paid for. It's as simple as a smooth ride down a country road. You’ll want to do it again. Here’s why…

Discounts and promotions: Undrdog offers more ways of saving without too many complicated promos

Undrdog has something up its sleeve to make you feel like a true VIP. 

Instead of thinking of more ways to sell to you, Undrdog thought of more ways in which you can save. Our discounts are not seasonal or volatile, they’re fixed and constant. 

Subscribe to the newsletter and get a 15% discount on your first purchase. 

We have even bigger bulk purchase discounts for those of you who go big or go home.

Military, veteran, police, firefighter and EMT discounts

We've got an awesome rewards program that makes it fun and enables you to save big time. 

You can earn points just by hanging out with us on social media. Create an account, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, upload a photo or video, and you'll be racking up those points like a pro. 

Redeem those bad boys for sweet discounts and upgrades. Speaking of bad boys, you can give your friends a $20 off coupon on their first order and get $50 OFF for each successful referral. 

Community: Want to check Undrdog’s reviews and real-life testimonials? Just join our Facebook group. We’re a tight-knit community of 5000 and growing detailing fanatics

Speaking of friends, picture this: a devoted community of fanatics, a family of car lovers who know detailing like the back of their hand. Undrdog has a Facebook group where these die-hard fans come together to share their love for all things shiny and clean. 

And let's not forget the nitty-gritty of the purchasing process. Undrdog takes pride in their home-grown, made-in-the-USA root. 

We offer discounts to our military heroes, veterans, police, fire departments, and EMTs as a big THANK YOU for keeping us safe. 

Shipping: Undrdog ships all over the world

We ship worldwide and have friends all over the world. Shipping fees are transparent so no hidden surprises lurking around the corner. 

For our Canadian friends up north, we have a distributor to cater to all y'all Canucks. 

The return policy: Undrdog gives you a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked! No fine print. No BS!

But hey, if for some reason you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, Undrdog will give you a full refund, down to the last penny you’ve invested into making your ride shine. 

We offer free returns with a 30-day money-back guarantee and give full refunds. No ifs, no buts, no questions asked. 

Our customers and customer satisfaction come first. And you’ll feel that once you become a member of the family. 

Customer service: Undrdog’s got the best customer service in the world. Period.

With a 4.9 out of 5 stars in the last 3 months, Undrdog’s customer satisfaction rate goes through the roof. Undrdog’s support has live chat available on workdays 9-5pm (CST), email support 24/7 and they always reply the same day, usually in a matter of minutes. The average ticket resolution time is 51 minutes. 

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Taken from our Gorgias account.

These metrics alone leave no room for doubt and show that Undrdog takes customer satisfaction very, very, VERY seriously. 

Learning resources: Undrdog transforms DIY-ers into PROs and PROs into CHADS!

Blog, Youtube videos, premium content, you name it, we’ve got it. And more importantly, we got your back! 

Detailing is simple, but it’s still an art. And we’ll make an artist out of ya. Our content will inspire you and teach you how to create your masterpiece - a car unrivaled in shine. 

Reviews: Undrdog wins the race with flying colors

We don’t like to toot our horns. More than 3250 raving 5-star reviews from professional detailing shops and businesses should speak for themselves. 

In terms of what we would rate ourselves, let’s say a solid 9 (just because there’s always room for improvement). 

Wrap Up

Fellow car detailers, when it comes to the buying experience, Undrdog takes the lead with its no-nonsense approach, a rewards program that'll make your heart race, and a community that’s loyal to the bone. 

From the packaging to the top-notch customer service and unrivaled products, we make sure that every little detail is perfect. After all, that’s what detailing is about, right? 

Keep that engine running and stay tuned as we cruise into the final leg of our showdown, where we'll unveil the ultimate winner in the battle of shine & protection. It's gonna be one wild ride, my friends.


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The Final Verdict: Undrdog Vs Chemical Guys

Whether you’re polishing someone else's ride, preparing the bride for a groom… Or it’s your very own vroom vroom you’re waxin’... Detailing is a ride or die kinda thing. 

And you want your baby to be buffed to perfection, pampered, and safe. 

Undrdog is your ride’s superhero and protector. 

That’s where Undrdog comes in to take the checkered flag. 

Fighting grime, dust, UV rays, water, tree sap, acid rain, road salt, scratches, swirls, bird droppings, and corporate shit is what we are all about. 

Want to make sure your car is better protected, easier to clean and maintain, easier to wash, easier to dry? 

Want to make it cooler to ride? 


What lasts longer, Undrdog or Chemical Guys?

Undrdog protective coatings tend to last longer with up to 8 years of durability while Chemical Guys’ products protect your car for 12 months tops.

But it depends on the products you’re comparing.

Quick Detail and HydroCharge last roughly the same while HydroSlick and Undrdog Pro last a lot longer. Between HydroSlick and Undrdog Pro, Undrdog Pro lasts longer.

Which product is the easiest to use, Undrdog Pro, HydroCharge Plus, HydroSlick, or Quick Detail?

Undrdog Pro is the easiest protective coating to use. It spreads effortlessly and ensures even coverage while HydroCharge Plus and HydroSlick are a bit more difficult to apply.

If you are looking for the spray that’s easiest to apply, Quick Detail is probably your best bet.

It’s counterintuitive, but spreading liquid or waxing turns out to be easier than spraying so Undrdog Pro takes the crown for overall user experience and ease of application.

Can I apply Quick Detail myself?

Yes, you don’t need to be a professional auto detailer to apply Quick Detail. It’s meant for DIY-ers who don’t have the time to take their cars to detailing shops or who just like to take care of their cars themselves.

HydroCharge vs Undrdog Pro? What is better?

First of all, comparing these two products is not fair because they’re not in the same category. However, if we had to compare them, we’d say that Undrdog Pro is a better protective coating solution than HydroCharge Plus.

HydroCharge Plus provides protection for the paint but may not be suitable for other surfaces like glass and plastic. Undrdog Pro, on the other hand, offers protection for all surfaces and lasts longer.

HydroSlick vs Undrdog Pro? What is better?

We generally consider Undrdog Pro to be a better protective coating solution than HydroSlick. HydroSlick lasts up to 1 year while Undrdog Pro lasts up to 8 years. Additionally, it’s easier to maintain even coverage with Undrdog Pro. It’s also easier to apply.

HydroCharge vs Quick Detail? What is better?

Quick Detail is a more versatile spray protectant that adds gloss and hydrophobicity to all surfaces, providing a protective coating between washes. Quick Detail is easy to use and offers fast results, making it a more suitable option for regular maintenance and touch-ups.

Undrog Pro vs Quick Detail? What is better?

Again, not the same category of products so it’s obsolete to compare them, but if you insist… Undrdog Pro provides more gloss, more durability, paint saturation, slickness, and hydrophobicity than Quick Detail.

Undrdog Pro is an exceptionally powerful liquid coating, but it’s made so that even the DIY-ers can use it.

What does Undrdog Pro protect my car from?

Undrdog Pro forms a protective barrier that defends against bird droppings, acid rain, dust, grime, UV rays, and more.

Does Undrdog offer a money-back guarantee?

Yes, Undrdog offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with your purchase, you can receive a full refund, no ifs, no buts, no questions asked.

How can I save money on Undrdog products?

Undrdog offers various ways to save, including a 15% discount for subscribing to the newsletter, bulk purchase discounts, $50 OFF referral discounts, and rewards points for engaging with them on social media.

Is Undrdog Pro suitable for DIY use?

Yes, Undrdog Pro is suitable for DIY use. It’s a professional-grade coating but it’s also one of the easiest, if not the easiest, coatings to apply on the market today.

Does Undrdog offer international shipping?

Yes, Undrdog ships worldwide.

How responsive is Undrdog's customer service?

Undrdog prides itself on having excellent customer service, prioritizing their customers' satisfaction and needs.

Can Undrdog Pro be applied in direct sunlight?

Yes, Undrdog Pro can be applied in direct sunlight, making it convenient for those who don't have access to a garage.

How long does it take for Undrdog Pro to dry?

After applying Undrdog Pro, allow a full three hours for it to dry thoroughly. Ensure a 24-hour wait period before exposing your car to moisture. Refrain from using detergents to wash your car for a week.

How long does it take for Quick Detail to dry?

It usually doesn’t take longer than 5-10 minutes whether you use it as a drying aid after washing your car or you use it when your vehicle is dry, Quick Detail is, as its name suggests... quick.

What is the difference between Quick Detail and QD+?

QD+ is Quick Detail’s evil twin on steroids. It packs more gloss, more shine, more protection, more slickness, and more swag.

We recommend leaving the application of QD+ to professionals who know how to harness its power.

What is the difference between Undrdog Pro and Undrdog PRO+?

Undrdog Pro+ takes everything you love about Undrdog Pro and cranks it up a few notches.

Packed with more gloss, extra paint saturation, slickness, and hydrophobicity, this bad boy is the real deal. But there’s a catch: Undrdog Pro+ is made for the pros. We're talking about the detailers and auto shops who eat, sleep, and breathe the art of car care.

While Undrdog PRO + sticks with the efficient single-layer methodology, it comes with a shorter flash time. That means you'll need the steady hands and lightning-fast reflexes of a seasoned pro to handle this beast.

We strongly recommend leaving the application of Undrdog PRO + to the professionals who know how to harness its power.

What is the best car detailing product?

Undrdog Pro and Quick Detail are some of the best car detailing products and protective coatings that you’ll ever try. They’re only matched and surpassed by Undrdog PRO+ and QD+.

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