There's never been a better choice of car-cleaning products in Hong Kong, and these would make great Christmas presents to buff your ride for the festive season. Armor All Power Wash Gel You don't need a bucket to lather this gel ($38, 591ml); just squeeze the jelly-like blue liquid directly on to a wet car surface or a sponge, then hose off the suds. Power Wash Gel cleans well but has no smell, and you're tempted to keep squeezing. I think you'll end up using more of this stuff than is necessary. Meguiar's Water Magnet Drying Towel This high-density microfibre towel ($118) is said to absorb three times as much water as a cotton cloth. It can dry a car faster, too. The microfibre is so fine, it can trap more dirt, and is a bit more car-friendly as well. At 55cm x 76cm, the Water Magnet Drying Towel is the beach towel of wipe cloths. With a stroke of the hand, the washed area is as dry as a bone. This towel feels soft and thick, but there's also a 'luxurious' feel. But the down side with being so large is that it does get heavy with water and takes some muscle to wring it dry. Meguiar's NXT Car Wash I bet this 1.89-litre bottle ($72) could last a year. Meguiar says this purple car-wash solution's synthetic cleaning agents penetrate, emulsify and dissolve dirt more efficiently, and that its non-detergent formula won't strip off wax protection. The product foams well in the bucket, and smells wonderful. And the dirt on my car seems to have been penetrated, emulsified and dissolved. Turtle Wax F21 Super Car Wash Turtle Wax's answer to Meguiar's NXT Car Wash also comes in a 1.89-litre bottle, but costs $50. The F21 Super Car Wash 'maximises product performance at the molecular level' for a brilliant shine. The green solution has a lemonade-like smell, but I couldn't care less if this product really dissolves dirt on my car to the molecular level. My car is left clean, and smells like popsicle. I'll take it. Armor All Detailer's Advantage Tire Foam This glitzy-looking tyre foam claims to be 'specially formulated to meet the tough standards of the professional detailers', with '50 per cent more active ingredients' such as silicone for that extra shine. The product ($48, 510g) produces a rich foam on the tyre wall. When the foam disappears, my tyres are impressively blackened and shiny. I can't wait to stop at the light so the driver next to me can see it. Polyglaze Invisible Glass Glass & Mirror Cleaner We find little difference between the glass cleaners in Mongkok stores, but this product's blue solution looks so much like the stuff marques put in your car's reservoir on its birthday. Its 550ml bottle ($40) looks honest, with a trigger that feels all right. Polyglaze says this product is unlike conventional household glass cleaners. It's been formulated for windscreen dirt; and is combined with anti-fog agents, the brand says. An ammonia smell suggests it's doing its job and I've no complaints about its performance; my car's glass is spotless.