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  • Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish



    Ultimate Fast Finish is now Meguiar's most advanced synthetic polymer protection offered. Not only is Ultimate Fast Finish Meguiar's top tier protection offering, it is also the quickest & easiest way to apply protection to your vehicle with it's no buffing, aerosol application!

    Here are some of the highlighted features from the product introduction thread
    Features:
    • Meguiar's most advanced paint protecting formula
    • Technologically advanced, innovative, synthetic polymer coating provides relentless water beading protection wash after wash*
    • Protects for a full year!*
    • Meguiar's fastest & easiest way to protect a paint finish, simply spray on & wipe off
    • Use by itself or even on top of wax to extend protection.
    • *Lab tested durability over 100 wash cycles using a pH balanced car wash

    Details:
    • Part#: G18309
    • MSRP $17.99 USD
    • Size: 8.5 oz aerosol
    • Includes Microfiber Towel
    Ultimate Fast Finish can be used a couple different ways depending on your goals & preference:

    1) Ultimate Fast Finish can be used in place of your wax, because after all, it provides synthetic, polymer protection The trade-off is that you may not achieve the level of darkness, reflectivity, and depth of gloss that comes from either a true carnauba or synthetic wax product. Some examples of application may be to:
    Basic wash & protect: Wash, Clay if needed, apply Ultimate Fast Finish
    Show Car Detail: Wash, Clay if needed, Ultimate Compound if needed, Ultimate Polish, Ultimate Fast Finish

    2) Ultimate Fast Finish can also be used in addition to your favorite Meguiar's Liquid or Paste Wax as a last step product (LSP) to lock in darkness, reflectivity & depth of gloss. In fact, if you are looking to get maximum gloss & maximum protection, Meguiar's recommends applying your favorite liquid or paste wax first, and then applying Ultimate Fast Finish as your final step. For best results wait a full 12 - 24 hours after applying your favorite liquid or paste wax before applying Ultimate Fast Finish.

    Finally, regardless of which approach you choose, it is recommended to maintain the finish with your favorite Meguiar's Detailer. Ultimate Fast Finish has been formulated with complimentary chemistry to all Meguiar's Detailers, insuring there's no degradation in the protection or performance of Ultimate Fast Finish.

    Just like you would do before applying a traditional liquid or paste wax, either wash the vehicle or use a spray detailer like Meguiar's Quik Detailer Mist & Wipe to ensure the surface is free of loose contaminants. If needed, clay your vehicle with Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit to remove any above surface contaminants or use our Ultimate Compound to remove any swirls, scratches, or stains.

    Today we were applying Ultimate Fast Finish on this Audi R8:



    Spray a small amount directly onto the included black Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel then spread the product over a small section of the vehicle at a time, i.e. half the hood. Product does not need to dry. Flip to the dry side of the microfiber towel for final wipe to ensure even coverage, and your done!















    Thanks!

    - Nick
    Nick Winn
    Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
    Meguiar's Inc.
    Irvine, CA
    nawinn@meguiars.com
    800-854-8073 ext 3845

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR MEGUIAR'S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM

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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Great article Nick. Was fast finish the only product applied to this Audi? What prep work was involved? The reason I ask is because that is some great reflection and gloss on the Audi.
    99 Grand Prix
    02 Camaro SS

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    • #3
      Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

      This article really gives some more important details about Ultimate Fast Finish.

      Just a quick question.
      Would it be preferred way to use Ultimate Fast Finish as a first/base protection product, and then optionally apply another wax/sealant on top, because of its longest protection period offered ? Or is it better to use it to lock some other wax/sealant, by topping it with UFF ?

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      • #4
        Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

        How does this compare/contrast to PP365?
        -Bob
        NXTti graduate, Meguiars Ford/SEMA Team

        "All Corvette's are red, the rest are mistakes" - John Heinricy (Corvette Engineer)

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        • #5
          Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

          Originally posted by The Guz View Post
          Great article Nick. Was fast finish the only product applied to this Audi? What prep work was involved? The reason I ask is because that is some great reflection and gloss on the Audi.
          Thank you sir! Confirmed it was prepped w/ M100 Pro Speed Compound on DMC5 DA Microfiber Cutting Disc followed by M205 on DFP5 Soft Buff Yellow Foam Polishing Disc, then Ultimate Paste Wax, all applied with our MT300 Dual Action Polisher. I agree on the reflections! They were actually making it difficult to capture the pictures we wanted because of the reflections.

          Originally posted by greg0303 View Post
          This article really gives some more important details about Ultimate Fast Finish.

          Just a quick question.
          Would it be preferred way to use Ultimate Fast Finish as a first/base protection product, and then optionally apply another wax/sealant on top, because of its longest protection period offered ? Or is it better to use it to lock some other wax/sealant, by topping it with UFF ?
          Hi Greg,

          Overall we recommend using Ultimate Fast Finish by itself in place of your wax, or as your final Last Step Product (LSP), topping your favorite liquid or paste wax, to lock in the benefits of your favorite liquid or paste wax which was applied. But yes! A third way if you prefer, Ultimate Fast Finish can be applied, allowed to cure, and then followed with your favorite liquid or paste wax.

          Hope this helps! - Nick
          Nick Winn
          Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
          Meguiar's Inc.
          Irvine, CA
          nawinn@meguiars.com
          800-854-8073 ext 3845

          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR MEGUIAR'S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM

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          • #6
            Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

            Thank you very much, Nick.

            I will be definitely getting Ultimate Fast Finish.

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            • #7
              Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

              Very nice!

              I love the simplicity of products like this. Definitely a time saver.

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              • #8
                Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                1. Will it ever be available in pump form (thinking it would be more cost effective that way if possible?)

                2. Is there anything it shouldn't be applied to? I am thinking of the typical issue of wax turning rubber white/hazy.

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                • #9
                  Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                  can it be maintained with D156?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                    Originally posted by rqk View Post
                    1. Will it ever be available in pump form (thinking it would be more cost effective that way if possible?)

                    2. Is there anything it shouldn't be applied to? I am thinking of the typical issue of wax turning rubber white/hazy.
                    I tried it on trim and didn't see any issue. I applied and wipe off just as if it was applied on paint. Darkened the trim ever so slightly.

                    Also I used very little using it on a midsize sedan.
                    99 Grand Prix
                    02 Camaro SS

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                    • #11
                      Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                      Originally posted by rqk View Post
                      1. Will it ever be available in pump form (thinking it would be more cost effective that way if possible?)

                      2. Is there anything it shouldn't be applied to? I am thinking of the typical issue of wax turning rubber white/hazy.
                      I don't forsee it being available in a different form. This product is designed & recommended for use on paint, so it is not recommended to get it onto surfaces other than paint, but with that being said, I have applied it to various smooth & glossy trim with no issues.

                      Originally posted by BTLew81 View Post
                      can it be maintained with D156?
                      Absolutely. Just like you would with our traditional liquid & paste waxes, you can maintain with any of our Spray Waxes like D156 Synthetic X-Press Spray Wax, Ultimate Quik Wax, etc.
                      Nick Winn
                      Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
                      Meguiar's Inc.
                      Irvine, CA
                      nawinn@meguiars.com
                      800-854-8073 ext 3845

                      CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR MEGUIAR'S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM

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                      • #12
                        Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                        Great write-up and article Nick! That R8 looks beautiful!

                        Can you use a foam applicator pad instead of a microfiber towel to apply Fast Finish? That way less product gets absorbed?
                        2011 Car Crazy Showcase SEMA Team

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                        • #13
                          Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                          Originally posted by Marc08EX View Post
                          Great write-up and article Nick! That R8 looks beautiful!

                          Can you use a foam applicator pad instead of a microfiber towel to apply Fast Finish? That way less product gets absorbed?
                          Thanks Marc! I have not tried applying it with a foam applicator like our W0004 Soft Foam Applicators but I watched my boss Mike Pennington apply it to his Tahoe the other day with a foam applicator pad and it worked just fine. He did say that when initially spreading it did drag a little bit, but once it was spread it glided fine. So that is what we found when applying it with foam

                          - Nick
                          Nick Winn
                          Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Online Forum Administrator
                          Meguiar's Inc.
                          Irvine, CA
                          nawinn@meguiars.com
                          800-854-8073 ext 3845

                          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER FOR MEGUIAR'S ONLINE DISCUSSION FORUM

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                          • #14
                            Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                            I applied it to about half of a 35' RV, 2 motorcycles, and a scooter with a foam applicator. Worked well for me!
                            Lydia's Mobile Detailing
                            Professional Detailing since 2007

                            1997 Dodge Dakota SLT V8 - Green
                            2007 Honda ST1300 - Silver

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                            • #15
                              Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

                              Ok so i understand you can use the fast finish as a last step product and if you do use a wax under the fast finish then give the wax time to cure. But i was wondering if the fast finish would be able to bond correctly if there is a wax layer on the car? I was wanting to use this new black wax i got for my black car and i want to use the ultimate fast finish as well but idk if the wax should go on the car first or if the UFF should? I know with coatings, you should apply to a clean wax free and sealant free surface to assure max bonding ability. I guess all i want to know is how i should apply my new black paste wax and this UFF together? Wax then UFF? Or UFF then wax?

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