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    Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    I took the time to set up a test of these three Meguiar's protection products. Ultimate Wax and M21 are some of the most popular protection products that perform well. I am putting them up against the new Paint Protect 365. This is more to show the sheeting and beading behavior of each product and not so much for durability. If I have the time I will perform some sort of durability test. Just depends on how much time I have. I may just wash it a few times. We shall see.

    But for now I have the hood prepped and will let it sit for 7 days to let paint protect fully cure before I get it wet. The hood will be sitting inside the garage this entire time.

    These are the products.



    This is the hood taped up to apply each product to it's area. From left to right the hood is set up as follows.

    Far left - used a 15% IPA wipe down to remove M205's polishing oils. This will be a control area #1.

    M21 - The next section has a coat of M21 on it. I didn't remove M205's polishing oils.

    Paint Protect 365 - The middle section has a coat of 365 on it. I didn't remove M205's polishing oils.

    Ultimate Wax - The next section has a coat of Ultimate Liquid Wax. I didn't remove M205's polishing oils.

    Far right - used a 15% IPA wip down to remove M205's polishing oils. This is control area #2.



    I chose to remove the tape lines. Well not entirely true. There are small areas underneath each section that I left tape on to give me an idea of where the tape line was. I did not notice any darkening of the paint from each product popping out right in front of me. It's hard to tell on a light color. Gloss/shine levels also appear to be the same on a light colored car. This is good news for someone that owns a light colored car. This would probably be different on a darker colored car. As we all know gloss comes from the prep work and this has hood has been prepped with D300 on a thin foam cutting disc and M205 on a thin polishing foam disc.




    We shall see how these behave after 1 week.

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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    Great, excited to see the outcome.
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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    waiting patiently
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    Thanks for the review, I have all 3 products as well.....looking forward to seeing the results
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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    I'm surprised davey hasn't chimed in yet . Just a few more days then I can show the behavior with all these.

    Quote Originally Posted by STRIFE View Post
    Thanks for the review, I have all 3 products as well.....looking forward to seeing the results
    I would be curious to hear your thoughts and experience on all these as you use them.

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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    Waiting to see results! Very nice preparation for test.

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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    Thanks for the amazing reviews on the PP365. I'm looking forward to seeing your findings. So far, the beading hasn't been spectacular based on what I've seen.
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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    Indeed an interesting evaluation of some products. I have used Ultimate Liquid Wax, I think, since it's introduction or perhaps my introduction to detailing. The environment around here just requires longevity products. My large sized bottle of M21 just sits on the shelf and I'm really looking forward to this evaluation of 365.

    Thanks for doing this.

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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    I'm surprised davey hasn't chimed in yet .
    Ah, here is the test I've been waiting for! Thanks for doing this Michael
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Paint Protect 365 vs Ultimate Wax vs M21 Behavior Test

    If you plan on doing this test long term, and you really should, we'd love to see what happens when you wash the panel once a week with a proper car wash shampoo and gauge the progress over time.
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