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  • Old Bear
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by deathspared View Post
    Has ultimate fast finish been discontinued?
    See the linked thread in next line and start with post 312,
    Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish - Page 32 (meguiarsonline.com)

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  • deathspared
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Has ultimate fast finish been discontinued? My process for a few years now has been ultra polishing wax -> ultimate liquid wax -> ultimate fast finish and I’ve been happy with the shine, durability and ease of use. Is there something I should consider as a replacement for ultimate fast finish in my process at this point?

    I use ultimate car wash and wax and use express wax as a drying aid.

    I enjoy detailing my car every 6 months and so Im not drawn to the expensive sealants that last one year or longer.

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  • tuanva
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    That's really make sense. Thanks for your knowledgeable response, Nick!

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  • Nick Winn
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by tuanva View Post
    Hi Nick,

    Honestly, I'm really curious about the protection of a full year. Does it mean if using it on top of Ultimate Liquid Wax to lock in darkness, reflectivity & depth of gloss, I truthfully don't have re-apply wax for a full year? Just need to wash the car by using Ultimate Wash & Wax regularly is enough?
    Hi tuanva,

    It is difficult to claim specific longevities with waxes & sealants with so many environmental & maintenance variables. With this product, being basically an aerosol delivered sealant, at the time, it was our most durable protection offered. The one year durability on this product was based on 100 consecutive car washes. Even though environmental & maintenance variables still applied, we wanted to give the end user some sort of metric to go off of.

    As of today, 12/28/2020, if you are looking for our most advanced, longest lasting protection option, we would recommend our new Meguiar's Hybrid Paint Coating. This product is in a completely different category than Ultimate Fast Finish. Hybrid Paint Coating is a true paint coating, it cures completely differently than a wax, sealant, or even our Hybrid Ceramic/Sio2 based products.

    If you already have Ultimate Fast Finish, go ahead & use it up, the amount of protection, slickness, & water beading it delivers is nice for a product which basically flashes off during wipe off, & also feel free to apply it often if you would like. While Ultimate Fast Finish could last 365 days, if you are looking for the best protection we have as of right now, check our our new Hybrid Paint Coating as mentioned above.

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  • tuanva
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Hi Nick,

    Honestly, I'm really curious about the protection of a full year. Does it mean if using it on top of Ultimate Liquid Wax to lock in darkness, reflectivity & depth of gloss, I truthfully don't have re-apply wax for a full year? Just need to wash the car by using Ultimate Wash & Wax regularly is enough?

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  • Nick Winn
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by Biggumzzz View Post
    Hey guys. Got a few questions!

    1. Can I put Ultimate Quik Wax on first and then Ultimate Fast Finish on second? Would that be pointless, as Ultimate Quik Wax doesn’t last as long? And is there a cure time for the wax before I lay on Ultimate Fast Finish?

    2. How can I remove Ultimate Fast Finish?

    3. Does spraying Quik Wax every week over the Ultimate Fast Finish boost the performance of it? I like to maintain it.
    1. Yes, this is perfectly OK & one of the recommended ways to apply.

    2. Detailing Clay Bar will likely remove majority.

    3. Yes, the use of a spray wax will significantly boost life of original wax/protection coating.

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  • Biggumzzz
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Hey guys. Got a few questions!

    1. Can I put Ultimate Quik Wax on first and then Ultimate Fast Finish on second? Would that be pointless, as Ultimate Quik Wax doesn’t last as long? And is there a cure time for the wax before I lay on Ultimate Fast Finish?

    2. How can I remove Ultimate Fast Finish?

    3. Does spraying Quik Wax every week over the Ultimate Fast Finish boost the performance of it? I like to maintain it.

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  • snozan
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by arthuruscg View Post
    Every few months I use ULW applied with the DA power tool (DA adapter for your drill). Then follow it up with UFF on top.
    UQW is used as part of the drying process after every wash, except for when I'm going to put down ULW.

    If you don't have a DA and already have a high speed drill the DA power system is awesome just for saving your arm when applying wax.
    https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G551...a-384415317263
    For me putting on wax is the most easy you can do with a paint. Takes 20 minutes. Absolutly no elbow grease is needed, just let the applicator slide on the surface

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  • arthuruscg
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Every few months I use ULW applied with the DA power tool (DA adapter for your drill). Then follow it up with UFF on top.
    UQW is used as part of the drying process after every wash, except for when I'm going to put down ULW.

    If you don't have a DA and already have a high speed drill the DA power system is awesome just for saving your arm when applying wax.
    https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G551...a-384415317263

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  • NewToDetail
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by BillE View Post
    I can't address the "3 in 1" but I do use UFF on top of Ult Liquid Wax. Mainly because it helps (big time) during the vicious winter months here. The c rap from all the snow, salt, and whatever doesn't stick too bad. That said, I have gone to using HWC on her car (very impressed with it so far) and we'll just have to see how it fairs (fares?) in few months (ugh).

    Bill
    Thanks Bill - Appreciate this.

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  • BillE
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by NewToDetail View Post
    Hi Nick

    This is where I admit I'm out of my depth and the numerous product lines etc have gotten the best of me. From what you've said, specifically for me, it seems best for me to start with the new 3 in 1 Cleaner Wax (which I can't seem to locate online in Australia) followed with Ultimate Wax? Where does UFF fit in or should i disregard it all together.

    Still in the infancy of my learning curve so appreciate all the help i can get.

    Thanks!
    I can't address the "3 in 1" but I do use UFF on top of Ult Liquid Wax. Mainly because it helps (big time) during the vicious winter months here. The c rap from all the snow, salt, and whatever doesn't stick too bad. That said, I have gone to using HWC on her car (very impressed with it so far) and we'll just have to see how it fairs (fares?) in few months (ugh).

    Bill

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  • NewToDetail
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Hi Nick

    This is where I admit I'm out of my depth and the numerous product lines etc have gotten the best of me. From what you've said, specifically for me, it seems best for me to start with the new 3 in 1 Cleaner Wax (which I can't seem to locate online in Australia) followed with Ultimate Wax? Where does UFF fit in or should i disregard it all together.

    Still in the infancy of my learning curve so appreciate all the help i can get.

    Thanks!

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  • Nick Winn
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Hi Tony,

    The color white can really benefit from a product which has cleaning or mild abrasive ability. Not that you have to do it all the time, but for the initial preparation step, a product with cleaning ability will really brighten up the color, especially with a dual action polisher machine, it can be significant. IF working by hand to try to achieve this brightening, i would recommend a Cleaner Wax like our new 3 in 1 Wax. You can always top with Ultimate Wax for added protection. Ultimate Polish is a great product but I don't believe it is going to achieve what we are going for here in terms of brightness, it doesn't have enough cleaning ability. If you were to use a dual action polisher machine, I would recommend our M205 Ultra Finishing Polish or M210 Ultra Pro Finishing Polish.

    Hope this helps. Hopefully others can chime in. I'm going to be out of office all day, but will response tonight or tomorrow morning.

    Thanks, Nick

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  • NewToDetail
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    Hi Nick,

    Thanks for the advice. I'm currently looking after a White VW Golf GTI - I was told the white is a "soft" color and needs more attention. I don't have access to water where I live hence why I started using the Waterless Wash & Wax.

    For the polishing oils, which of these do you think suit the White better - https://www.meguiars.com.au/polish-p...timate-polish/ or https://www.meguiars.com.au/polish-p...te-liquid-wax/? Are they the same product?

    From what you said, I'll start using UFF as the protection layer and your suggested waxes for the showroom gloss - and skip the Quik Wax altogether. Seems like overkill to use all of them.

    Again - appreciate the assist!

    Cheers
    Tony

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  • Nick Winn
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    Re: Using Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish

    Originally posted by NewToDetail View Post
    I'm looking to understand how best to maintain UFF on my car. This was my process when applying it for the first time (1) Clean via Ultimate waterless wash & Wax (2) applied a layer of Meguiars Quik Wax and (3) UFF as the last step.

    My question is - what is the right and best way to maintain both the Quik Wax and UFF on the car, do I just use UFF and ignore Quik Wax when re-applying after 6 months or so?

    Appreciate the advice!

    Thanks !
    Welcome to Meguiar's Online! Based on what you have described & what you have, I would recommend using Ultimate Fast Finish as your main source of protection. Wash the vehicle, with a tradtional or waterless wash method, and then apply Ultimate Fast Finish to a clean & dry paint surface, ideally in the shade, on a cool surface. You can then maintain with tradtional or waterless washing as frequently as you would like, and then you can also maintain gloss, slickness, & provide added protection, by using Ultimate Quik Wax, as frequently as your would like.

    One thing you may consider, is that right now it doesn't sound as though you are using a product which has any polishing oils, which greatly help to provide show car like gloss. Most all of Meguiar's traditional liquid or paste waxes contain polishing oils, for added gloss, in addition to either carnauba or synthetic protection properties. Another way to add polishing oils for extra gloss is with the use of a dedicated polish, like our Ultimate Polish Pre-Waxing Glaze. Another option would be a Cleaner Wax, like our A12 Cleaner Wax, or new 3 in 1 Wax.

    It all depends on your overall goals & expectations for the car. Ultimate Fast Finish can be used as your primary source of protection, and while is provides great gloss, it mainly focuses on protection. Many persons will use UFF in addition to their favorite more traditional liquid or paste.

    Hope this helps. Feel free to post further questions.

    Nick

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