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    How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

    Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax is a very easy way to get durable Si02 / polymer blended protection on your vehicle. We have been getting a lot of questions on application, so this article will walk you through our recommendations.

    Hybrid Ceramic Wax can be used as your main source of protection, but here at Meguiar's and for most of you enthusiasts which are likely reading this, we like to use it and suggest using it in addition to your favorite wax/sealant, or even on top of a coating.

    There are a couple different ways to apply Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax:

    Application Method #1 - INITIAL APPLICATION / FOUNDATION LAYER
    Application Method #2 - SUBSEQUENT APPLICATION / WAX AS YOUR RINSE

    We borrowed an employee's super cool Tesla Model 3 to make this article.



    We started with a traditional wash, using the two bucket wash method. Washing of course, removes all loose contaminants.



    Application Method #1 - INITIAL APPLICATION / FOUNDATION LAYER

    For the first time using Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax, we recommend establishing a "Foundation Layer." Hybrid Ceramic Wax is simply applied in a "wax as your dry" style. See below:

    After washing the vehicle thoroughly, & before drying, spray Hybrid Ceramic Wax across all exterior surfaces.



    Next, simply dry vehicle normally with a quality microfiber drying towel like our X2000 Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel and you are done!

    This initial "Wax as you dry" application method helps to get Hybrid Ceramic Wax into all of the nooks and crannies found on a microscopic level of the paint/clear coat. This method will make sure that ample product is applied to the surface so that subsequent uses have a nice even, level layer to adhere to.

    Hybrid Ceramic Wax loves to be layered (and can be combined with waxes and sealants)!



    Application Method #2 - SUBSEQUENT APPLICATION / WAX AS YOUR RINSE
    After you have used Hybrid Ceramic Wax for the first time, for subsequent applications, you can now apply it in a "wax as you rinse" style, an even easier application method.

    After washing the vehicle thoroughly, but before rinsing for the final time, spray Hybrid Ceramic Wax over all exterior surfaces.



    Next perform the final rinse on the vehicle rinsing from the top down. It is recommended to use a strong stream of water for the final rinse as this helps spread Hybrid Ceramic Wax across the exterior surfaces.

    We are using a pressure washer, since we have one, for the final rinse. If you don't have a pressure washer, use a strong stream from your water hose for this final rinse.



    Next, dry the vehicle normally & you are done!



    PRODUCT STREAK REMOVAL - Damp Towel or Mist of Water -
    For the below picture we intentionally let the product dry on the surface, to demonstrate how the product can leave a streak if improperly allowed to dry. This can happen by leaving the product on the surface for too long before drying with a towel, or from working in direct sunlight.

    TO REMOVE - If this does happen to you, simply wipe area with a w/ a microfiber towel damp with water, or spray a light mist of water onto the streak, and then wipe with a microfiber towel. This will easily remove the streak.







    We hope you enjoy Meguiar's new Hybrid Ceramic Wax as much as we are! Please comment if this article was helpful and/or post any questions within this thread.

    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: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

    Yay am I the first reply??
    Thanks for the tutorial Nick!
    This product is many forum members, myself included, been waiting for!
    Meguiars for the win!
    Dennis
    Nissan Fuga | 日產 風雅 | 日産 フーガ

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    • #3
      Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

      Good article Nick!

      Answers a LOT of questions that I, along with probably many others have.

      Now to get some and give it a try. That is if Spring will ever come this year.

      Bill

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        Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

        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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        • #5
          Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

          Is there any harm in using it as a wax as you dry product every time?

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          • #6
            Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

            No harm in using it every time you wash. Our marketing team will thank you for doing so!
            Michael Stoops
            Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

            Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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              Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

              Originally posted by Michael Stoops View Post
              No harm in using it every time you wash. Our marketing team will thank you for doing so!


              It’s more of a question of if its ok to use it every time as if it’s the initial application and never using as a wax as you rinse product. Still ok?

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              • #8
                Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                How is this going to look compared to Ult. Quick Wax used after washing... Is there a difference in looks, or durability?
                2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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                  Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                  Originally posted by sg11 View Post


                  It’s more of a question of if its ok to use it every time as if it’s the initial application and never using as a wax as you rinse product. Still ok?
                  Technically, yes, but if you over apply it (too many sprays per panel) it might become trickier to dry without streaking. Rinsing is really the preferred method for proper distribution of the product. If you're going to do it very regularly though, you can get away with a bit less product to make that drying process easier. And honestly, if you're going to get any streaking at all, it's going to be most noticeable on black paint but it's easily avoided by just not over using the product. We know a lot of people have the mind set that "if some is good, more is better" and they tend to hose it on!!!
                  Michael Stoops
                  Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                  Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                    Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                    Originally posted by Murr1525 View Post
                    How is this going to look compared to Ult. Quick Wax used after washing... Is there a difference in looks, or durability?
                    UQW has a pretty good ability to hide minor defects, which this probably won't do to the same extent. This won't darken paint like UQW or Ultimate Liquid/Paste or Gold Class, but it does tend to make the paint feel really slick. Durability is going to be better than UQW or even Ultimate Liquid/Paste due to that SiO2 chemistry.
                    Michael Stoops
                    Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                    Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                      Hmm.. I wonder how will be best to use them for looks and durability....
                      2017 Subaru WRX Premium - WR Blue

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                      • #12
                        Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                        Thanks Nick!! How will this work on wheels? Wheels are the hardest thing for me to clean and keep protected, this may be a simple spray on and rinse away after a cleaning.

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                          Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                          How does this work on windshields?

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                            Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                            Originally posted by HockeyCrazi View Post
                            Thanks Nick!! How will this work on wheels? Wheels are the hardest thing for me to clean and keep protected, this may be a simple spray on and rinse away after a cleaning.
                            It works great on wheels! Spray, rinse, dry and you're done!

                            Originally posted by sg11 View Post
                            How does this work on windshields?
                            It's really formulated to bond, on a molecular level, with paint. Glass poses a different surface composition and the bonding may not be complete on it. Our typical recommendation is to avoid paint protectants on glass due to the possibility of too much being applied and then streaking happening during rainfall at night. That said, we know some of you are going to experiment anyway, and some may even get excellent results. We just don't recommend it.
                            Michael Stoops
                            Senior Global Product & Training Specialist | Meguiar's Inc.

                            Remember, this hobby is supposed to be your therapy, not the reason you need therapy.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How to use Meguiar's NEW Hybrid Ceramic Wax!

                              Mike,

                              Should we attempt to clean off the windshield in some manner when the glass received an incidental overspray?

                              thanks

                              "fishing for swirls in a sea of black"
                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                              David

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