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Mike Phillips
Apr 4th, 2008, 12:41 PM
Mirror Glaze Plastic Cleaner (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23055)

Here's an early glass bottle of Mirror Glaze Plastic Cleaner. The part number for this product is MGH-10, the complete part number would be MGH -1008 as the last two digits in the part number indicate the size, in this example the Plastic Cleaner came in an 8 ounce bottle.


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolish01.jpg



There's some staining on the back label, but if you look carefully you can that this product met the criteria for Military Specifications MIL C 5547

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolish02.jpg



And to help with perspective on it's size, here it is pictures next to a 16 ounce bottle of MGH - 0716 Sealer and Reseal Glaze now called #7 Show Car Glaze.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolish03.jpg

Mike Phillips
Apr 4th, 2008, 12:42 PM
As our plastic polishes evolved over time and were improved we switched them over to plastic bottles, here's a couple of bottles from the late 60's or early 70's
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes001.jpg


Here's the current packaging...
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes002.jpg


Here are two mist & wipe, spray detailers, kind of like Quick Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/?car-maintenance/Quik-Detailer) is for paint, these are quick detailers for plastic.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes003.jpg


And our most recent addition to our "Plastics Family" is our PlastX which contains a special type of diminishing abrasive that enables you to remove swirls, scratches, haziness, yellowing, and oxidation, as well as a protective polymer to help maintain plastic surfaces after application.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes004.jpg


The legacy continues...

:)

yalerd
Apr 4th, 2008, 01:01 PM
How old is this Mike?
Meguiar's has I think a little too much in his history:)

Mike Phillips
Apr 4th, 2008, 02:26 PM
How old is this Mike?
Meguiar's has I think a little too much in his history:)

Our understanding is that if a bottle has the words Mirror Bright, that's an indicator it was made before World War II, if it has the words Mirror Glaze on the label then it's post-World War II.

The name change has to do with a posterity program initiated by the Government when the war started and placed a freeze on product prices, that is you had to freeze the price of existing products. Because costs of raw materials were going up in order to remain profitable the Mirror Glaze brand was introduced at a new price point as the freeze only affected existing products, not new products. At least that's what we were told and that's how we understand the story behind the change in the words used on the labels.

:)

yalerd
Apr 4th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Thanks for sharing.
I guess one day there should be like a Meguiar's Museum, a lot of history behind the company :)

marichardson
May 14th, 2009, 10:21 AM
As our plastic polishes evolved over time and were improved we switched them over to plastic bottles, here's a couple of bottles from the late 60's or early 70's
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes001.jpg


Here's the current packaging...
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes002.jpg


Here are two mist & wipe, spray detailers, kind of like Quick Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/?car-maintenance/Quik-Detailer) is for paint, these are quick detailers for plastic.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes003.jpg


And our most recent addition to our "Plastics Family" is our PlastX which contains a special type of diminishing abrasive that enables you to remove swirls, scratches, haziness, yellowing, and oxidation, as well as a protective polymer to help maintain plastic surfaces after application.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/717/PlasticPolishes004.jpg


The legacy continues...

:)

Hey Mike, while cleaning out the garage I found a bottle of the MGH 10 Plastic Polish Mirror Glaze. Identical to the first bottle shown. The labeling is in excellent condition. I was gonna throw it out, but will save it for your collection if you want. Let me know, OK?