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gb387
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:20 PM
I did a little comparison of NXT Generation All Metal Polysh (http://www.meguiars.com/?wheel-care/NXT-Generation-All-Metal-Polysh) and Gold Class All Metal Restorer. After I did the comparison I looked over Meguiars Estore and seems they must have discontinued the Gold Class All Metal Restorer. So here is the little test anyway.

I found an old copper bottom pot that I never use with more years of tarnish than I am old and thought I would have a little "fun". I don't have enough things to polish on my truck so this was the next best thing.


Here is the subject:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/121Metal_Polish_Comparison_1.jpg

Time Spent:
30-40 min total

The Process:
I taped the pot off into 3 sections. Then I used some old cut up cotton shirts for application and a final buff. I made sure I used the same material(shirt) for application and removal to give the products a fair shot.

First Impressions:
First thing I notice, the NXT seemed to "glide" over the surface, making the application much easier. The NXT also worked much faster in bringing back the shine. The paste stayed on the surface of the shirt allowing for a very good "polishing to product ratio". :D

The All Metal Restorer didn't glide over the surface nearly as well and required a little more effort to get the work done. I also used more product with the All Metal Restorer most seemed to soak into the rag and didn't offer the "polishing to product ratio" NXT did.


Here here are the results:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/121Metal_Polish_Comparison_2.jpg

Final Thoughts:
After this test I realized how well the NXT Generation All Metal Polysh (http://www.meguiars.com/?wheel-care/NXT-Generation-All-Metal-Polysh) really works. Prior to the test I preferred the liquid type metal polishes, now that I have worked them side by side the paste is much more user friendly.

The results are not perfect but its a very big improvement on both sides. Now, its hard to see in the photos but the NXT did in fact polish the copper better than the Gold Class. I also used less effort and less product to get the better results.

I ran water across the bottom of the pot but saw no difference in the ability to bead water. But I can feel the difference, the NXT has a nice slick feel to it, where you run you finger over the Gold Class it tends to drag on the surface.

Even though it appears as Gold Class All Metal Restorer is no longer available it was still an interesting test with NXT Metal Polysh the clear winner.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/121Metal_Polish_Comparison_3.jpg

Tim Lingor
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:33 PM
LOL!! Gb, you seriously need a holiday!!! :D :D :D

But since you have 1/3 left, try the GC Metal Polish with your PC and an old polishing or even a cutting pad. Then let us know! :)

Tim

sneek
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:45 PM
lol sometimes I tape up coins and use the GC Metal Polish on it

looks really cool on loonies if you polish it in quaters and then on the other side polish the opposite quarters and then spin it

but anyways on the last 1/3 you should try the one from the MG line

The Doctor detailer
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:46 PM
nice test so the Nxt gen all metal polish is the best from meguiars line?

gb387
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:51 PM
Originally posted by The Doctor detailer
nice test so the Nxt gen all metal polish is the best from meguiars line?

Not sure whats the "best", there are a couple other in Meguiars Line:
All Metal Polish (http://www.meguiars.com/estore/product_detailpage.cfm?product=All-Metal-Polish&sku=M-28) (Professional Line)
- and -
Metal Polish (http://www.meguiars.com/?home-metal-care/Metal-Polish) (Marine Line)

Tim(2hotford) might know a little more on these as I have never used them.

Murr1525
Mar 13th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Yeah, pretty much the best around. :xyxthumbs

Tim Lingor
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:26 PM
Hey,

Both the NXT Metal Polysh and the Marine Metal Polish are quite similar with the Marine being slightly more aggressive IMHO.

The Gold Class All Metal Restorer works well, but I have found that it works best with a buffer, whereas NXT and the Marine version work well by hand or machine.

The All Metal Polish is quite similar to the GC, except that it is in paste form and IMO is more aggressive than the GC.

My two favorites, are still the NXT and the Marine Metal Polish.

I have used all kinds of metal polishes from Flitz, S100, all the way to Autosol. Each have their advantages and disadvantages. But the NXT and Marine seem to be the easiest to work with IMHO! :)

Tim

gb387
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks Tim for adding that info... good to know.


2hotford Quoted:
LOL!! Gb, you seriously need a holiday!!!

Actually... I took a half day from work, weather wasn't great so not to much going on, right now we have tons of outside work. So... had some time on my hands today. :D

Tim Lingor
Mar 13th, 2006, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by gb387
Thanks Tim for adding that info... good to know.



Actually... I took a half day from work, weather wasn't great so not to much going on, right now we have tons of outside work. So... had some time on my hands today. :D [/B]

Well in that case, you are definitely Car Crazy!!! :D

Tim