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MandarinaRacing
May 16th, 2006, 12:56 PM
Who would like to see the Ultimate Wipes making a comeback!!!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2UltimateWipe.gif

96greencivic
May 16th, 2006, 03:44 PM
Never used them before. Any samples?:xyxthumbs

skyace888
May 16th, 2006, 04:25 PM
I've never used them before either. How are they different from the SS microfibers? Samples would be nice if possible!

black240sx
May 16th, 2006, 04:32 PM
The new Ultimate Wipes are smaller, white, edgeless, and have more "bite" than the Supreme Shine cloths.

The original Ultimate Wipes had black edging and were less plush than the Supreme Shines.

RamAirV1
May 16th, 2006, 05:54 PM
Teh Ultimate Wipes were good, but the Supreme Shine MFs are better IMHO.

RamAirV1

Mark2
May 16th, 2006, 07:41 PM
I have a few of those to remove wax from my wheels, they are small and thin enough to reach in to every part of the wheels.

TrufflePig
May 17th, 2006, 09:44 AM
it don't matter to me.

i reckon when MEGS discoutinues a product that they'll only bring a new one that's even better to the market in the near future.

cheers

MandarinaRacing
May 17th, 2006, 01:26 PM
While I agree that the SS towels are MUCH better than the UW. Sometimes you don't need a towel that big, or that plush. For example I use UW for Quik Detailing, buffing out Scratch X, cleaning windows, removing excess trim dressing, removing excess interior dressings, buffing metal parts, interior Quik Detailing, cleaning door jambs...etc. These are a few off the top of my head. :D

Alex

RamAirV1
May 17th, 2006, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by MandarinaRacing
While I agree that the SS towels are MUCH better than the UW. Sometimes you don't need a towel that big, or that plush. For example I use UW for Quik Detailing, buffing out Scratch X, cleaning windows, removing excess trim dressing, removing excess interior dressings, buffing metal parts, interior Quik Detailing, cleaning door jambs...etc. These are a few off the top of my head. :D

Alex

I still do use my UW for tasks like that. And they are still good for removing wax too. I prefer the SS for QD application and removal.

RamAirV1

DetailManiac
May 19th, 2006, 01:40 AM
There's also this thread on MOL:

Ultimate Wipe vs Supreme Shine (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13050)

P.s. I voted, " No, not really " cause I just love my Supreme Shines
and I think they are unbeatable, and I never use my UW's on the
finish of my car, only SS's :xyxthumbs

KevinBrown
May 25th, 2006, 06:59 AM
Ultimate Wipes are by far the better of the two towels... Not even a close one there..!

Not even close.

TrufflePig
May 25th, 2006, 07:06 AM
yes thats the problem.

the SS are just to big.they need to make these SS at a smaller size.

Nolan_k
May 25th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Bring em back, I have 10 that I use all the time. Cant seem to find any SS here. Gonna have to order some and do a side by side comparison.

gb387
Jun 24th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Here is a ebay item some might be interested in, you might have to pay a little for them:

Meguiars Ultimate Wipe Detailing Cloth 20pk 16"x16"
Search for Ebay Item #: 110001450959

farmboy
Jun 24th, 2006, 05:43 PM
I just found some ultimate wipes this week. They were white. They were asking $7.00 a piece! I just ordered a 3 pack of SS for $6.50 from ADS. I haven't used either, but I think I will use the SS's over the UW for the money.

RamAirV1
Jun 24th, 2006, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by farmboy
I just found some ultimate wipes this week. They were white. They were asking $7.00 a piece! I just ordered a 3 pack of SS for $6.50 from ADS. I haven't used either, but I think I will use the SS's over the UW for the money.

Wow! I bought a 20 pack from Meguiars direct (when they were still available) for $69.99. That was a better buy then I thought!They are good MFs, they don't scratch or swirl paint, good for removing wax, etc. However I think the Supreme Shine MFs are even better. They are more absorbent and better for use with a QD.

That's a great price on the SS 3 pack!

I'm running out of places to store all my detailing supplies!:D

RamAirV1

OctaneGuy
Jun 24th, 2006, 08:50 PM
The thing you gotta be extra careful about the SS MF's is that because they are so plush, they have the potential to hold a lot of hidden dangers. A problem that the UW don't have because of the very reason that many people don't like them as much is they are thinner.

I find that with the SS MF's that if you drop them on the floor and they pick up some leaves, running them through the washer doesn't remove the particles, and that spells disaster if you think they are clean and you use them to wipe down a car.

I always carefully check each towel as they come out of the dryer with tweezers before they go into my "acceptable" towel box.

Richard

RamAirV1
Jun 25th, 2006, 04:13 AM
Generally if I drop a towel, I don't use it again until it is washed.
MF towels do have a tendency to pick up debris very quickly, especially the Ultimate Wipes.

Tweezers, now that is a good idea to remove stubborn debris! I'll have to try that.

RamAirV1

OctaneGuy
Jun 25th, 2006, 08:02 AM
I agree with that, but I've found that not everything disappears when it's washed, especially not with the SS mfs.

Tweezers are great! Try to use my fat fingers to remove debris and I end up pulling out fibers as well.

Richard


Originally posted by RamAirV1
Generally if I drop a towel, I don't use it again until it is washed.
MF towels do have a tendency to pick up debris very quickly, especially the Ultimate Wipes.

Tweezers, now that is a good idea to remove stubborn debris! I'll have to try that.

RamAirV1

TKDDAD
Jun 26th, 2006, 10:10 AM
the item on e-bay is a 20 pack of UW for 65.00....$3.25 per wipe..:eek:

scrub
Jul 4th, 2006, 07:43 AM
Originally posted by black240sx
The new Ultimate Wipes are smaller, white, edgeless, and have more "bite" than the Supreme Shine cloths.

The original Ultimate Wipes had black edging and were less plush than the Supreme Shines.

Voted yes bring them back.

The older version had the black edging. The cloths were redesigned without the black edging and were more plush on both sides. The older version felt like one side was plush the other was just there and shouldn't be used.

I seem to remember the new cloths were cut with some sort of water knife to prevent any heat damage to edges which could instill scratches. Hence no black edging.

Aurora40
Jul 4th, 2006, 12:55 PM
The originals weren't that great (the ones with the black edge). But the edgeless are great. They are an excellent buffing towel when polishing and for wiping QD while claying. They really have a "bite" to them.

I have one SS towel that came in a kit, and I never use it. It's just like any other MF I have, except with a large border and in a pretty large size.

The Ultimate Wipe stood out because it was useful and because it was different. The SS, to me, is just another towel.

Not that there's anything wrong with just another towel, you gotta buy those kinds of towels somewhere.

FWIW, when Meg's had their auction on eBay, those 20 packs of Ultimate Wipes were about $20-30.

evo77
Jul 4th, 2006, 01:41 PM
So does anyone have Ultimate Wipes left in stock? Ebay doesn't have anymore auctions.

Lt1Corvette
Jul 21st, 2006, 10:42 AM
I voted yes as well. There are advantages with the new towel line as well as the older UW's. My favorite thing about them is how well they clean up when washed and how long they last. I have several thats are 4 years old and get near weakly use and are still in great condition.

sneek
Jul 21st, 2006, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by TKDDAD
the item on e-bay is a 20 pack of UW for 65.00....$3.25 per wipe..:eek:
thats not bad its 10.95 per UW locally

acsuppa
Nov 11th, 2006, 05:41 PM
I never got the chance to try them before they were dicontinues. I use the SS Microfiber and there great. I'll givethem a try if they made a comeback.

imacarnut
Jan 28th, 2007, 07:23 PM
luckily, my local detail supply shop had some and i bought three of them... i love em!

J. A. Michaels
Apr 14th, 2007, 02:54 AM
Never heard of them until this poll appeared. Currentlt use the ss. Am I really missing out on something here. Or is it more of personal preferance?

TKDDAD
Apr 14th, 2007, 06:05 AM
I have some of the UW that I bought when Megs had their E-bay store during the Katrina relief program...I found some on e-bay but they don't say Mequiars anywhere in the description so I'm leary about getting them...

RamAirV1
Apr 14th, 2007, 09:49 AM
The Ultimate Wipes were good, and I still use them. But IMHO the Supreme Shine MFs are better.

RamAirV1

pcmark
Mar 15th, 2008, 10:50 AM
My favorites are by Griot's -- they're expensive, but seem so much softer but heftier than others.