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Lexus Guy04
Dec 17th, 2008, 06:53 PM
Always been curious to this question from the members of this forum. When removing wax, do you guys use Bonnets on the DA, SS Microfibers, or Ultimate Wipes?

gb387
Dec 17th, 2008, 07:29 PM
I use a bonnet - Wouldn't give them up, wish Meguiars still made them.

Nappers
Dec 17th, 2008, 07:38 PM
I currently use the SS microfiber. I did receive a new (old) Ultimate Wipe from Kevin Brown when he sent me and I tried it out and it is wonderful, may switch to that when money is better to remove wax.

Sven
Dec 18th, 2008, 01:37 AM
I use both, larger panels I will remove wax with the D/A and a bonnet over a W7006 pad, afterwards I will take a supreme shine microfibre for check up and wipe off leftovers.

My experience says that visual there is a deeper shine when you use a D/A and bonnets both for small area's a SSM is easier to use.

J. A. Michaels
Dec 18th, 2008, 03:08 AM
Like the bonnets. So much easier.

Justin Murphy
Dec 18th, 2008, 04:22 AM
I used to use the MF bonnets. Gave such a good look. Guess I just got lazy and thought I would save some time by just using a towel.
Thanks for reminding me though. I have a Bug to do today so I'll give the bonnet a try again.
Pics to come!

Lexus Guy04
Dec 18th, 2008, 10:38 AM
Thanks for reminding me though. I have a Bug to do today so I'll give the bonnet a try again.
Pics to come!

Haha, no problem Justin. Look forward to seeing the results with a bonnet.

Kevin Brown
Dec 20th, 2008, 10:13 AM
I use a bonnet - Wouldn't give them up, wish Meguiars still made them.

I have a good supply of them still... M9920, M9930, M9940.
Can't compete with the prices of the off brands, however. These sell for the old suggested retail.

I do see them readily available online though, so perhaps they can be bought on a blowout deal here and there.

As with most discontinued things, I try to buy as much as I can when the item ceases to be manufactured. So, sometimes they're purchased at 'resale pricing', other times I have to 'work 'em over' for a good price, and other times I have to pay full pop!

Mikejl
Dec 21st, 2008, 05:53 AM
Hi Kevin,

Please PM me with the pricing for Megs MF bonnets. Also what is the difference in part numbers? I have the G110

My zip is 92630

Thanks,
Mike

Lexus Guy04
Dec 21st, 2008, 07:40 PM
Amazon also still carries these. Looked into it yesterday...

Mikejl
Dec 23rd, 2008, 07:55 AM
Amazon also still carries these. Looked into it yesterday...

Thanks! :)

Tuck91
Jan 13th, 2009, 06:11 PM
I use Supreme Shine Microfibers. i buy the pack of 3 online occasionally and collect them everytime i buy a Smooth Surface Clay Kit

Michael Stoops
Jan 14th, 2009, 06:32 AM
This is purely from a personal perspective:

Removal of hazed/dry wax: SS microfiber by hand
Removal of compounds, paint cleaners, polishes: Ultimate Wipe by hand
Removal of any mist & wipe product: SS microfiber by hand

I used to use the bonnets but actually found it more of a hassle than simply hand wiping with a Supreme Shine towel. It seems like the bonnet wrapped over a cutting pad won't conform to tighter areas as well as the finishing pad did when the wax was originally applied so I'd end up having to go back by hand anyway. And since a nice, thin coat of wax is so easy to remove by hand anyway, I just stopped using the bonnets completely.

I like the Ultimate Wipes for removing heavier products as they seem to have a bit more "grab" on the heavier wet residue left by cleaners & polishes.

Lexus Guy04
Jan 14th, 2009, 01:59 PM
Thanks for the input fellas...

Ryan L.
Jan 31st, 2009, 06:07 PM
I use the Ultimate wipe...seems to have more "bite" to it.

Ryan

CharlesW
Feb 14th, 2009, 09:18 AM
Something you might want to try.
Use a MF towel and your PC to remove wax.
Put the towel over a pad on the PC, place the towel on the paint and use the PC at a slow speed.
I read this on another site years ago and it does seem to work OK. I have used this method, but I still prefer to apply and remove my LSP by hand. My polisher is just used for polishing. :)

Eddie6th
Jun 23rd, 2009, 06:20 PM
I'm happy with the SS micros...No need to try anything else.

Ravi_1992
Aug 20th, 2010, 11:40 AM
Yeah, another vote for supreme shine MFs, I have one Ultimate wipe that Ive had for a while, havent used it yet

STRIFE
Feb 5th, 2011, 10:47 AM
I just rec'd 2 of the Ult wipes...cannot wait to use them....but I love the SS MF