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Detaillab
Feb 23rd, 2007, 06:30 AM
what is the difference, and which do you like best?

TrufflePig
Feb 23rd, 2007, 06:58 AM
believe that #20 is more of a sealant.

#26 is more of wax better for metallic like paints.

i tried 26 once didn't see to much of a difference. will try again.

haven't tried 20 yet but no complaints from what i've read on here.

Tom Weed
Feb 23rd, 2007, 07:28 AM
Two different animals, 20 is a sealant with some cleaning ability, 21 is blend of waxes that has no cleaning ability and is a pure LSP. The one thing they do have in common is they are both very easy to use. I like them both but they are different.


Tom

I meant to say 26 instead of 21...

Murr1525
Feb 23rd, 2007, 08:04 AM
I believe 20 is the blend with cleaning ability, and #21 is purely synthetic.

Mike Phillips
Feb 23rd, 2007, 09:14 AM
M20 is a polymer sealant that contains chemical cleaners, diminishing abrasives synthetic protection ingredients as well as some natural ingredients like Carnauba, it offers very light cleaning ability. It's not really intended to be a one-step cleaner/wax like ColorX or #6 Cleaner/Wax.


As for M21, check out the post we made here,


http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...0&pagenumber=5 (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3701&perpage=10&pagenumber=5)

Coupe
Feb 23rd, 2007, 12:11 PM
This is comparing apples and oranges

RamAirV1
Feb 23rd, 2007, 03:52 PM
IMHO you should use #20 and #26 together. Put #20 on first (two coats) and top it with #26. Looks great and lasts a long time!

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Feb 23rd, 2007, 03:57 PM
IMHO you should use #20 and #26 together. Put #20 on first (two coats) and top it with #26. Looks great and lasts a long time!

RamAirV1

Have used this combo in the past and it is a great combo as long as the paint's in pretty good shape to start with. Both products are very good waxes in their own right.

CAShine
Jan 8th, 2008, 07:47 AM
I love #20

J. A. Michaels
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Oersonally, I have never used #20. I have used #26. Therefore my vote has to go with the product I have used. Simple. lol

Alfisti
Jan 8th, 2008, 09:05 AM
Some of the posts refer to #20 v #21, whereas the original poster asked about #20 v #26.

We got a bit off track here. http://autopia.org/forum/images/smilies/11doh.gif

ShowCar
Jan 8th, 2008, 11:42 AM
I like #26 on dark cars.But its I like #20 because its great on light colors and lasts longer.I like the way 26 smells.:D

MoJam
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:26 PM
IMHO you should use #20 and #26 together. Put #20 on first (two coats) and top it with #26. Looks great and lasts a long time!

RamAirV1
:iagree: with this combo.
Excellent results!

CHRIS K
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:29 PM
I would buy 20 because i alresdy have a gallon of 26.I like to top 21 with 26.:xyxthumbs

kellyinkc
Jan 8th, 2008, 03:30 PM
I love #20! Great in cold weather. lasts a long time too. Then top with it with a carnauba.

Kelly

Kevin Brown
Feb 26th, 2008, 09:14 AM
If I had to use just ONE last step product for the rest of time...
I'd go with M20 Polymer Sealant because:

• It leaves great gloss & clarity
• Low-impact paint-cleaners work well, but won't mar a finely polished finish.
• Wipe-off is incredibly easy
• Durability is rock-solid
• The best product to use for larger vehicles, such as boats, RV's, & trailers
• Price is not 'out of this world' expensive'
• Availability is very good.

M16 Paste Wax is great, too, but nowhere as versatile as M20.

kellyinkc
Feb 26th, 2008, 03:38 PM
If I had to use just ONE last step product for the rest of time...
I'd go with M20 Polymer Sealant because:

• It leaves great gloss & clarity
• Low-impact paint-cleaners work well, but won't mar a finely polished finish.
• Wipe-off is incredibly easy
• Durability is rock-solid
• The best product to use for larger vehicles, such as boats, RV's, & trailers
• Price is not 'out of this world' expensive'
• Availability is very good.

M16 Paste Wax is great, too, but nowhere as versatile as M20.

:iagree:

I thank Tim, 2hotford, for showing # 20 to me! I love it!

Kelly

Tim Lingor
Feb 26th, 2008, 04:27 PM
:iagree:

I thank Tim, 2hotford, for showing # 20 to me! I love it!

Kelly

You are very welcome Kelly! :) I love #20! :bow

Tim

searle
Feb 27th, 2008, 05:47 PM
If I could only buy one, I would buy niether and buy NXT (as the best single wax).

Personally, I think the best approach is a sealant (for longest protection) plus #26 (deepest look), and my sealant choice would be #21 (instead of #20).

So, I would say Nxt (a single step) , or #21+#26 (2 steps but best overall).

None of the options is bad, they are all good:coolgleam, just I would chose a different "best" :xyxthumbs

g88
Apr 19th, 2008, 02:11 AM
I would love M26 more than M20 but M26 need more buffing skill

Precision
Jun 16th, 2008, 01:29 PM
Ive used #26 before and it is definitely a great carnuba. Cost efficient and it works great.

BigLeegr
Jul 8th, 2008, 12:25 PM
I find #20 to be more shiny and #26 (paste) to be "darker" and glossier, so it would depend on the look I was going for.

Andre
Oct 10th, 2008, 03:31 PM
I find #20 to be more shiny and #26 (paste) to be "darker" and glossier, so it would depend on the look I was going for.

I agree, used 20 lst week and got a really 'shiny' look, however some months before I used the 26 and the look was a lot warmer in regards to depth and gloss.

Next time I'm topping 20 with 26.

acsuppa
Oct 26th, 2008, 05:27 AM
I prefer #26 but I've been using #20 as a sealant(what it is) on all the cars that I detail before the long New England winter. It holds up better but I do still prefer the deeper shine that I get from #26.

Markus Kleis
Jan 11th, 2009, 03:22 PM
After lots of polishing I sometimes reach for M20 to help "clean" the surface, and then follow either then, or in subsequent details/washes with either M21 2.0 or M26. I have a place for all three, no doubt.

Fly Bye
Dec 9th, 2009, 09:11 PM
I reach for #26 here yo.



Thats cause thats whats on my self Scottwax2

Andy M.
Dec 9th, 2009, 10:39 PM
I reach for #26 here yo.



Thats cause thats whats on my self Scottwax2









You have #26 on yourself????:D JKJK yo

Andy

Fly Bye
Dec 9th, 2009, 10:49 PM
You have #26 on yourself????







Yup.

FRS
Oct 2nd, 2010, 01:25 AM
#21 rocks all the way comparing with the two.

I know there are differences between the 3, but I love #21 ..

Larry A
Jul 2nd, 2011, 10:33 AM
I would love to try #20. Anybody have a free sample that someone will give me.

ffboy
Feb 29th, 2012, 10:33 PM
I'd use both. #20 is a sealant with slight cleaning ability, which isn't too bad if time is a concern. #26 is a pure wax so it can be used top #20 to maybe add a bit of warmth and depth and protection.