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Andrew C.
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:35 PM
It seems like so many people are constantly looking for the brushes. How many would like to see them back on the market?

RaskyR1
Apr 22nd, 2009, 01:42 PM
I do I do! :D

Tuck91
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:08 PM
I would love to have them back

MyFirstES300
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:28 PM
Bring all the GC stuff back! It was a mistake to discontinue it!

CieraSL
Apr 22nd, 2009, 02:45 PM
Isn't that kind of an obvious question? Like asking somebody on this forum, do you like Meguiar's? The obvious answer is YES, YES, YES!!!

Tuck91
Apr 22nd, 2009, 03:04 PM
Bring all the GC stuff back! It was a mistake to discontinue it!


Not enough people were buying it, so when that happens it usually gets discontinued,

as much as we love them, we may never see them again.

BlueZero
Apr 22nd, 2009, 03:12 PM
Not a big deal for me. I still have boxes full of them. :hide1

Paul S
Apr 22nd, 2009, 04:21 PM
Wonder if one of the Mike's from Meguiars can point me in the right direction at corporate to purchase the rights for the discontinued brushes and manufacturing source? Or would this come from 3M ? Might be worth a shot.

Paul

Andrew C.
Apr 22nd, 2009, 04:51 PM
Wonder if one of the Mike's from Meguiars can point me in the right direction at corporate to purchase the rights for the discontinued brushes and manufacturing source? Or would this come from 3M ? Might be worth a shot.

Paul


I'd be up to buying some if you did that.



And this isn't that obvious of a question. If people weren't buying them, then some may not have liked them or needed them, so some may vote no if they don't have a need for the brushes... but most likely everyone is going to vote yes anyways haha

MyFirstES300
Apr 22nd, 2009, 05:28 PM
I just don't understand why there can't be production limitation and sell them through Meg's Direct or through vendors like ADS. They could be produced for folks who know and trust the GC name. Or, how about special orders? When enough people place an interest and order, then they can be made to order.

Tuck91
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:09 PM
I just don't understand why there can't be production limitation and sell them through Meg's Direct or through vendors like ADS. They could be produced for folks who know and trust the GC name. Or, how about special orders? When enough people place an interest and order, then they can be made to order.

I think a thread in the new product suggestions forum is due.

imacarnut
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:35 PM
The problem with carrying these in most stores (walmart, target, autozone, pepboys, etc) is that they have the cheaper brushes/accessories that are about half the price and most (not all) of the consumers (who don't know any better) will buy the less expensive option.

MyFirstES300
Apr 22nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
I think a thread in the new product suggestions forum is due.

Done.

Ivan Rajic
Apr 23rd, 2009, 11:52 AM
Yes please!

RaskyR1
Apr 23rd, 2009, 12:27 PM
Why did Meguiar's get rid of them in the first place?

Tuck91
Apr 23rd, 2009, 12:58 PM
Why did Meguiar's get rid of them in the first place?
They were not selling very well.

ColonelCash
Apr 23rd, 2009, 06:29 PM
Best I can tell, these are still being made for non-US markets. Either that, or non-US markets have a HUGE supply of these things...but they probably sell them in retail markets since the products are displayed on the non-US websites.

Is there enough demand to sell them in the US retail stores? Probably not, but I don't see why Megs can't procure a few boxes of these brushes for the detailing community...

MyFirstES300
Apr 23rd, 2009, 07:26 PM
Colonel: overseas yes and at huge prices!

MUGEN SI
Apr 30th, 2009, 07:31 PM
I just found some slide-lock brushes from a vendor online, I was really looking for those for a while!

ClearlyCoated
May 14th, 2009, 09:59 AM
I just found some slide-lock brushes from a vendor online, I was really looking for those for a while!Since Meguiars has not produced these brushes in a while, the sliding lock bushes are old stock that's probably been sitting in storage for a while. I just received mine from another MOLer new and still in it's original package, but the brush block fell out when I slid the slide lock down. The glue seal had weakened over time. I just put a little Gorilla glue at the bottom and the slide lock was good to go! :xyxthumbs

MUGEN SI
May 16th, 2009, 07:32 PM
Yah I could tell they had been sitting for a while cause the packaging didnt look very new, oh well I guess ill just use em till they last!

jfelbab
Jun 12th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Not a big deal for me. I still have boxes full of them. :hide1

LOL +1

I have many still in the blister packages. I bought several when I spotted them at Dollar General. These were just too good to pass up.

J. A. Michaels
Jul 2nd, 2009, 02:33 AM
I have a few extra. I just want more! They are great.

Calais
Jul 3rd, 2009, 01:03 PM
I have a tire brush and know a local private vendor who has quite a few other GC brushes in stock. I haven't seen his whole stock yet but I've seen the wheel face brush, tire brush, long body brush (with chenille bonnet) and the interior brush. I can only imagine that he has a couple of sliding brushes and wheel brushes too. I need a wheel face brush, an interior brush and a sliding brush.

theeng
Jul 8th, 2009, 11:21 AM
I would like to have a couple of the GC spoke brushes.

Eddie6th
Jul 8th, 2009, 05:14 PM
I still get them here.But eventually they will run out aswell.

I think the spoke brushes are excellent.

maarten22
Jul 11th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Are there any online dealers that still have the gc brushes??

Tuck91
Jul 11th, 2009, 12:13 PM
Who voted "no" in this poll?

HemiMopar
Jul 12th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Not I. I bought the Mother's brushes ONLY because I couldn't get Meguiar's. I hate the TurtleWax supplies.

dope92cc
Jul 16th, 2009, 01:50 AM
Say whaaaat!? Obviously some prankster or somebody that made them rare.
Seriously Meguiar's. Atleast sell the brushes online. I got into detailing too late.

Has anybody tried the new mothers wheel brushes. I want to give'em a try but I can't find any locally.

Markus Kleis
Jul 16th, 2009, 02:05 AM
I've actually spoken to a few vendors about these brushes and they all said the same thing- it was a disaster and a loser for them to carry them. Why? They are very large and awkward to ship, plus they are difficult and space consuming for storage. The end result is that the space/cost of holding and shipping them was greater than the return from the sales.

It also doesn't help that *most* people (ie non-forum goers like us) would rather buy a cheap $3 brush once a year than get a quality brush and pay a little more for the quality.

This is one of those sad cases where the enthusiasts desires just don't match up with the business case behind them. Bummer- I love mine too!

HemiMopar
Jul 16th, 2009, 06:23 AM
Say whaaaat!? Obviously some prankster or somebody that made them rare.
Seriously Meguiar's. Atleast sell the brushes online. I got into detailing too late.

Has anybody tried the new mothers wheel brushes. I want to give'em a try but I can't find any locally.

I have the whole Mothers line of brushes... they are good but I had to order mine online. I think I got mine from microfiberproductsonline.com

rusty bumper
Jul 18th, 2009, 12:01 AM
I disliked the tire brushes. They were just a bit too stiff in my opinion. I have two of them but rarely use 'em.

The carpet brush was a bit too stiff as well, as foam tended to sling onto everything.

However, it works great for scrubbing the floor mats outside the car.

cardriver
Aug 24th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Since I'm fairly new to the detailing scene, I'm not familiar with these brushes. Can someone provide me an easy link or pic(s) so I don't have to bother using the awesome "search" function? :)

I'm a big fan of this generalized design:
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-41771694353694_2064_6882195

They work great when APCing brake calipers & lug nuts, as well as interior crevce dusting. I'd love to see what Meguiars' offerings were like...:confused:

rusty bumper
Aug 24th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Since I'm fairly new to the detailing scene, I'm not familiar with these brushes. Can someone provide me an easy link or pic(s) so I don't have to bother using the awesome "search" function? :)

I'm a big fan of this generalized design:
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-41771694353694_2064_6882195

They work great when APCing brake calipers & lug nuts, as well as interior crevce dusting. I'd love to see what Meguiars' offerings were like...:confused:


You won't find these brushes on Meguiar's web site, as they have been discontinued. However, there are a few of these items for sale on the web if you can find them. Here is a link (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87&order=desc&page=14) to some of the reviews that were posted about four years ago. You may have to search forward and backward in the product reviews forum to find all of the brush photos & reviews.

By the way, where can you find that brush you posted? I like the design of it.

Calais
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:23 PM
By the way, where can you find that brush you posted? I like the design of it.

I use pretty much the same brushes with Wheel Brightener, Aluminum Wheel Cleaner and APC. I found mine at Pep Boys.

cardriver
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the info. I remember coming across a thread one time and it had more or less the full array of Megs Detailing brushes that everyone wants, but I've since lost track of that thread. Oh wells; hopefully Megs reintroduces them.

I think the problem was their lack of visibility to consumers? Coupled with the fact that most people don't usually consider brushes (as useful as they are) as staples of a detailing arsenal. I imagine it's the more experienced detailers and enthusiasts who use these brushes, and unfortunately, sales suffer because the casual hobbyist doesn't know/realize and use these awesome tools :).
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The brush I pictured was taken from ADS' website under their Detailing Accessories page: http://www.autodetailingsolutions.net/brushes.html.

I also purchased a similar, shorter-bristled wooden brush from OSH (Orchard Supply Hardware, here on the West coast at least) in their Toilet/Mop/Brush aisle. It was the stubby brush, plus a silky long-bristled brush (like long blonde hair :chuckle1) for dusting interior vents etc...for under $4 for the duo. I snatched that right up and will pick up another ASAP :D.

rusty bumper
Aug 24th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Thanks guys. :xyxthumbs

ClearlyCoated
Sep 11th, 2009, 08:10 AM
I just picked these up less than 2 weeks ago at a local San Diego PBE store

http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss117/johndesd/MGCBrushes.jpg

Closeout prices because they were discontinued items. I bought all three for $22. :xyxthumbs

JohanD
Sep 11th, 2009, 12:07 PM
Nice find, and thank you for the pictures.

imacarnut
Oct 4th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Hmmm... Could it be that some of the new products coming out may be the brushes again?

Calais
Oct 9th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Hmmm... Could it be that some of the new products coming out may be the brushes again?

I really, really hope Meguiar's releases some new accessories.

paudashlake
Feb 16th, 2010, 01:43 PM
There are alternatives to the gold class brushes, but it would still be nice to get all of the same reliable product than going all cheapo on ourselves for something that meguiars should still make....So I voted yes.

AndrewR/T
Feb 16th, 2010, 02:14 PM
I would at least like to see the wide-body and tripple duty brush come back. Very nice tools to have around.

rusty bumper
Feb 16th, 2010, 10:42 PM
I would like to see an improved tire brush with more flexible bristles.

Ravi_1992
Jul 25th, 2010, 12:03 AM
Bump! I voted yes too , I Love the wheel brushes and I want to try the rest

Counterfiend
Jul 26th, 2010, 01:04 PM
They always were pretty nice. Id like some more.

Andy M.
Jul 18th, 2012, 08:48 PM
I wish I would have gotten them when I had the chance!:doh

ARCStig
Jul 19th, 2012, 10:16 AM
I'd love a brush for wire wheels! :D

Scott's 62
Jul 19th, 2012, 11:41 AM
I would love to see them come back.

Dave6
Jun 18th, 2014, 12:16 PM
I just don't understand why there can't be production limitation and sell them through Meg's Direct or through vendors like ADS. They could be produced for folks who know and trust the GC name. Or, how about special orders? When enough people place an interest and order, then they can be made to order.

Amen!!!!!!!

:db:

rusty bumper
Jun 18th, 2014, 02:40 PM
Funny, I just gave away an extra body brush and a wheel face brush not too long ago. Regretting it already.