Once "encyclopedia" source made this comment about quick detailers and streaking. I
Dr. G can you comment on any claims made in this as scientifically true?
For example, do detailers tend to attract dirt, decrease slipperiness, etc.
Quick detailers, often shortened to (QD) are a car detailing product with limited cleaning, gloss, and protection properties. They contain either Flouropolymers, which repels water, dirt, or oil or Silicone polymers, which also repel water while attracting oil and dirt.
Most quick detailing sprays diminish true surface slipperiness every time they are used, this occurs because a polymer is not easily adaptable to a spray formula. To be efficient the polymer needs to be emulsified to work as a spray, most quick detail sprays create a short-lived, slippery finish by using silicone oils and water but this attracts dust and do little to increase durability.
The silicone emulsion may be what is causing the streaking problem