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Michael Stoops
Dec 11th, 2009, 10:15 AM
We are often asked if a particular product is safe to use in a body shop environment, or even what that means in the first place. "Body Shop Safe" or "Paintable" refers to whether or not a product contains anything that might interfere with the painting process in a body shop. Some ingredients can cause real problems if used where paint is being sprayed, but are otherwise harmless. Certain silicones and other ingredients that are used to enhance one characteristic or another of a product, or make a product easier to use, should not be used in a body shop environment. This reference chart will tell you if a Meguiar's product is suitable for your body shop environment.

For the general consumer or professional detailer these ingredients are really of no consequence whatsoever.

<table border="0" cellpadding="10" width="700"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="125">Part Number
</td><td valign="top" width="396">Product Name</td><td valign="top" width="111">Paintable</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" valign="top"><hr></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">A-Line
</td><td valign="top">
</td><td valign="top">
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top"> A1214

A1216

A1616

A2116

A2212

A2216

A2516

A3016

A3316
</td><td valign="top"> Cleaner Wax Paste

Cleaner Wax Liquid

Quik Wax

Deep Crystal System Step #2 Polish

Deep Crystal System Step #3 Carnauba Paste Wax

Deep Crystal System Step #3 Carnauba Liquid Wax

Soft Wash Gel

Deep Crystal System Step #1 Paint Cleaner

Quik Detailer Mist and Wipe
</td><td valign="top"> NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO
</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" valign="top"><hr></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">G-Line</td><td valign="top">
</td><td valign="top">
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">G10307

G10464

G10624

G10716

G10810

G10900

G10916

G11016

G1116

G11116

G11210

G11332

G11500

G11600

G11700

G11816

G12024

G12032

G12115

G12210

G12310

G12515

G12664

G12711

G12718

G12824

G12924

G13005

G13115

G13124

G13224

G13324

G13415

G13600

G13616

G13815

G13919

G14024

G14124

G14324

G14422

G14512

G14922

G15922

G16108

G17216

G17416

G17516

G17748

G17914

G18010

G18110

G2316

G4000

G4016

G4100

G4116

G7014J

G7016

G7116

G7214

G7416

G7516

G9224

G9524
</td><td valign="top">Scratch X

Deep Crystal Car Wash

Gold Class Vinyl & Rubber Protectant

Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover

Gold Class Trim Detailer

Gold Class Rich Leather Wipes

Gold Class Rich Leather Spray

Gold Class Rich Leather Aloe Cleaner

Quik Clay Detailing System

Gold Class Rich Leather Aloe Conditioner

Gold Class Rich Leather Foam Cleaner/Conditioner

Gold Class All Wheel Cleaner

Gold Class Protectant Wipes

Gold Class Heavy Duty Shop Wipes

Gold Class All Purpose Cleaning Wipes

Color X

Hot Shine Tire Spray (Trigger Spray)

Hot Shine Tire Spray (Trigger Spray)

Hot Shine Tire Spray (Aerosol Spray)

Gold Class Dash & Trim Foam Protectant

PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

NXT Generation Tire Cleaner

NXT Generation Car Wash

NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 Paste

NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0

NXT Generation Spray Wax

NXT Generation Tech Protectant

NXT Generation Metal Polysh

NXT Gen Insane Shine Tire Spray

NXT Gen Insane Shine Tire Spray

NXT Generation Speed Detailer

NXT Generation Glass Cleaner

Exterior Trim Detailer (aerosol)

Quik Interior Detailer Wipes

Quik Interior Mist & Wipe Detailer

Hot Shine Tire Coating

Hot Shine Tire Foam

Hot Rims Chrome Wheel Cleaner

Hot Rims Multi Piece Wheel Wash

Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner

Ultimate Quik Detailer

Ultimate Protectant

Quik Out Carpet Stain Remover

Quik Out Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner (Aerosol)

Hot Rims Chrome Polish

Ultimate Compound

SwirlX

Ultimate Quik Wax

Ultimate Wash & Wax

Gold Class Rich Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Gel

Clear Coat Safe Rubbing Compound

Clear Coat Safe Polishing Compound

Odor Eliminator

Supreme Shine Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner Wipes

Supreme Shine Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner

Natural Shine Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner Wipes

Natural Shine Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner

Gold Class Carnauba Plus Wax Paste

Gold Class Carnauba Plus Wax Liquid

Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo/Conditioner

Gold Class Rich Leather Cleaner & Conditioner

Gold Class Endurance Tire Gel (Original)

Gold Class Endurance High Glass Tire Gel

Gold Class Instant Wheel Cleaner

Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner</td><td valign="top">NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

Yes

Yes

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES
</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" valign="top"><hr></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">M-Line</td><td valign="top">
</td><td valign="top">
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">M00

M01

M02

M03

M04

M05

M06

M07

M09

M10

M16

M17

M18

M19

M20

M21

M23

M26

M28

M34

M39

M40

M43

M44

M45

M46

M47

M49

M50

M52

M54

M56

M57

M58

M59

M60

M62

M63

M64

M65

M66

M67

M68

M69

M80

M81

M82

M83

M84

M85

M87

M88

M91

M94

M95

M96

M97

M98

M105

M135

M205
</td><td valign="top">Hi- Tech Wash

Medium Cut Cleaner

Fine Cut Cleaner

Machine Glaze

Heavy Cut Cleaner

New Car Glaze

Cleaner/Wax

Show Car Glaze

Swirl Remover 2.0

Clear Plastic Polish

Professional Paste Wax

Clear Plastic Cleaner

Clear Plastic Detailer

Professional Cleaner/Wax Paste

Polymer Sealant

Synthetic Sealant 2.0

Odor Eliminator

High Tech Yellow Wax

All Metal Polish

Final Inspection

Heavy Duty Vinyl Cleaner

Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner

Boat Wash

Color Restorer

Boat/RV Polish

Gold Teak Oil

Hard Water Spot Remover

Heavy Duty Oxidation Remover

One Step Boat & RV Cleaner Wax

Quick Clean Marine

Boat/RV Gel Wash

Boat/RV Pure Wax

Boat/RV Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner/Conditioner

All Purpose Marine Cleaner

Boat/RV Spray Wax

Bilge Cleaner

Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner

Flagship Premium Marine Wax

Flagship Premium Vinyl & Rubber Protectant

Flagship Premium Marine Wash

Quick Detailer

One Step Compound

Non-Skid Deck and Hull Cleaner

Quik Wax Marine (Aerosol)

Speed Glaze

Hand Polish

Swirl Free Polish

Dual Action Cleaner Polish

Compound Power Cleaner

Diamond Cut Compound 2.0

High Temp Mold Release Wax

Universal Mold Release Wax

Power Cut Compound

Flagship Ultimate Detailer

Speed Cut Compound

Medallion Premium Leather Care

Medallion Premium Paint Cleaner

Medallion Premium Paint Protection

Ultra Cut Compound

Synthetic Spray Detailer

Ultra Finishing Polish
</td><td valign="top">YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

NO

NO

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

NO

YES
</td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" valign="top"><hr></td></tr><tr><td valign="top">D-Line</td><td valign="top">
</td><td valign="top">
</td></tr><tr><td valign="top">D10101

D10501

D10801

D11001

D11101

D12001

D13001

D14001

D15001

D15101

D15501

D15519

D16001

D16101

D17001

D18001

D4610
</td><td valign="top">All Purpose Cleaner

Safe D-Greaser

Super Degreaser

Hyper-Wash

Shampoo Plus

Glass Cleaner Concentrate

Body Solvent

Wheel Brightener

X-Press Liquid Wax

Paint Reconditioning Cream

Last Touch Spray Detailer

Last Touch Foam Detailer

All Season Dressing

Silicone-Free Dressing

Hyper Dressing

Leather Cleaner & Conditioner

Accent Dressing
</td><td valign="top">YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

NO

NO

NO
</td></tr></tbody></table>

MELODY
Jun 6th, 2011, 05:15 PM
cool

greg0303
Jun 6th, 2011, 05:57 PM
Sorry, Mike, it took us only 18 months to reply to your write-up.

No more guessing about body shop friendly products.

Michael Stoops
Jun 7th, 2011, 07:40 AM
Sorry, Mike, it took us only 18 months to reply to your write-up.

No more guessing about body shop friendly products.

LOL Yeah, and the first response was a spammer!!! :dunno

the other pc
Jun 7th, 2011, 08:11 AM
I find these intriguing:

M87 High Temp Mold Release Wax YES
M96 Medallion Premium Leather Care YES
D13001 Body Solvent NO

benjoesteban
Jun 9th, 2011, 02:51 AM
Thanks Mike... this is so useful for us here in the philippines..

juliom2
Aug 18th, 2011, 04:05 AM
Important Info.......

PhantomMagician
Nov 7th, 2011, 10:28 AM
AH...so Ultimate Compound is safe for fresh paint...
and I'm waited for a month seeing my car full of swirls and too afraid to use UC because i think it's not Fresh Paint Friendly...

i belief i have read this post in the past, but i think i misread it...
boo me ...

FormulaBoater
Nov 10th, 2011, 09:08 AM
A bottle of Ultimate Quik Detailer G#14422 I bought two months ago was coded with the green "body shop safe" decal, while the bottles bought this week do not reflect that. Has this product recently changed formulations? Supplier advised that this was from a new shipment, and not old inventory.

Thank you

STRIFE
Nov 10th, 2011, 09:23 AM
nice & handy, Thx!

PhantomMagician
Nov 13th, 2011, 10:19 AM
A bottle of Ultimate Quik Detailer G#14422 I bought two months ago was coded with the green "body shop safe" decal, while the bottles bought this week do not reflect that. Has this product recently changed formulations? Supplier advised that this was from a new shipment, and not old inventory.

Thank you

I think it's wrong label, because as far as i know, UQD never was never body shop safe from the start ...CMIIW..

Michael Stoops
Nov 14th, 2011, 01:58 PM
A bottle of Ultimate Quik Detailer G#14422 I bought two months ago was coded with the green "body shop safe" decal, while the bottles bought this week do not reflect that. Has this product recently changed formulations? Supplier advised that this was from a new shipment, and not old inventory.

Thank you
That is really weird. UQD has never been a body shop safe product and the formula has never changed since it was introduced a few years ago. Further, not even our products that are body shop safe carry any extra label indicating that they are. Someone, somewhere along the line, must have accidentally stuck some labels on when they shouldn't have.

cfd18
Mar 12th, 2012, 08:58 AM
The product description on the website says UQD IS body shop safe..??........ Is body shop safe refering to wether or not you can apply it to curing paint? I know waxing is bad, is detail spray ok?

Michael Stoops
Mar 12th, 2012, 01:49 PM
Our corporate website is still in beta mod so there are some inaccuracies still to be found, and we do apologize for that. Ultimate Quik Detailer is most definitely not a body shop safe product and should not be used in an environment where fresh paint is being sprayed.

DetailDan14
May 9th, 2012, 12:04 PM
Michael can you please clarify the definition of body shop safe.

Does it refer to whether or not a product can be used on fresh paint, or simply where fresh paint is being sprayed?

Michael Stoops
May 9th, 2012, 12:19 PM
Michael can you please clarify the definition of body shop safe.

Does it refer to whether or not a product can be used on fresh paint, or simply where fresh paint is being sprayed?
It primarily refers to a product being safe for use in an environment where fresh paint is being sprayed. Basically, all of the body shop safe products are silicone free as any small bit of silicone that lands on a fully prepped panel with cause a fisheye if paint is sprayed over it. And really, that's about the only time silicone is really a bad thing.

DetailDan14
May 24th, 2012, 04:58 AM
Do you have an updated list?

DetailDan14
May 24th, 2012, 05:09 AM
Something in excel format would be great.

CueGuy
Sep 23rd, 2012, 06:08 AM
I do not see Ultimate Polish G19216 on the chart. Is Ultimate Polish body shop safe?

Also, is the chart accurate/up to date? I see Ultimate Compound listed as paintable, but I thought I have seen Michael state that it is not in a different thread. But, he could have been referring to the use of Compound/Polish used as a combo, which might imply the compound is but the polish is not?

Kelly

Painer123
Aug 14th, 2018, 06:46 AM
Any possibility of getting this list updated with all of your new products? Lots of new ones have been released since this list was released. Thanks!

Nick Winn
Aug 15th, 2018, 07:50 AM
Any possibility of getting this list updated with all of your new products? Lots of new ones have been released since this list was released. Thanks!

Hi Painer123,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online. Thank you and yes, we can make this happen. If you have any questions you need a quick answer for, you are welcome to contact our Solutions Hub at 800-347-5700.