View Full Version : #9 vs. #82?

Jun 17th, 2004, 10:07 AM
What's the difference between #9 and #82?

Here's what I know:

#9 can be hand applied or machine applied
#82 can only be machine applied and has no silicone for body shop environments

I read over at the Autopia fourm that someone called Meguiar's customer service and they were told the two products are the same stuff. (?)

Is one more agressive than the other? When would you use each other than the points made above?


Mike Phillips
Jun 17th, 2004, 10:48 AM
I need to make the answer to this one a Sticky me thinks.

Along with What's the difference between Quik Detailer and Final Inspection?

These two products are not the same. M-82 is a little more aggressive than M-09


Jun 17th, 2004, 10:58 AM
Thanks Mike!

So similar, but not the same as the points I previously posted and you answered the agressiveness question. Thanks!

It's nice to have choices!

Jun 17th, 2004, 03:05 PM
#9 is also body shop safe...well #9 2.0 is anyway

Jun 18th, 2004, 04:10 AM
Didn't know that. Thanks. I sort of wanted to stay in the Body Shop line, but being a new car, I want to use the least aggressive product as the finish is in top shape and only a few minor hairline scratches from normal washing, driving, etc.

Tim Lingor
Jun 18th, 2004, 06:25 PM

Both Meguiar's #82 Swirl Free Polish and #9 Swirl Remover are Body Shop safe. And as Mike said, the #82 is slightly more aggressive than the #9.


rusty bumper
Jun 20th, 2004, 10:03 PM
I think #82 has a better gloss to it than #9, IMO.