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Mike Phillips
Dec 11th, 2004, 06:33 AM
Special Preview This Saturday at Meguiar's!

The day is finally here and our guest are showing up!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_0504.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2WashMe2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_0502.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SpoiledMan.jpg

:D :D :D

Mike

Woob
Dec 11th, 2004, 09:31 AM
:xyxthumbs Man Superior Shine was there? Haha Its nice to finally see how SpoiledMan's Integra looks like! MOre pictures please! :D

RDVT4ME
Dec 11th, 2004, 01:30 PM
Hey Mike

As usual, another great Meguiars event!

The new products look great. It is good to see how much thought and research went into these new offerings from Meguiars. Looking forward to when they become available.

It was also great to meet Lynn....she's a sweet lady!

HotRodGuy
Dec 11th, 2004, 02:28 PM
wish I had made it :(

tn350z
Dec 11th, 2004, 02:54 PM
Very impressive new products. Kawi and I are looking foward to the availibility of them soon. Great presentation and it was most helpful to judge by actually trying them out. The brushes and variety of wiping and drying towels are truly amazing and inovative. Thanks for the opportunity to preview your new products and get to meet other members of the forums. Happy holidays!!!!

Newport Viper
Dec 11th, 2004, 03:10 PM
WOW!
A Big thank you to all at Meguiars!:xyxthumbs

The new products are very well thought out, and make detailing much easier.
Love the Quick Detailing Pad!

I will write some reviews soon!

SpoiledMan
Dec 11th, 2004, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by Woob
:xyxthumbs ...Haha Its nice to finally see how SpoiledMan's Integra looks like! MOre pictures please! :D

I didn't know you cared????

It was great to put our hands on these very useful tools before deciding to purchase them. After seeing how they work, I will be purchasing at least one of most of them. Some of the brushes I want two of and the towels. Anything that will help me get streak free glass I will buy a bunch of!

Thanks Mike and all that made it possible.

Newport, thanks for the ride, I will NEVER forget it!:D

Woob
Dec 11th, 2004, 05:26 PM
Oh dude its SilvaBimma @ DC aka thegreatdough via AIM Sorry :D

Mike Phillips
Dec 11th, 2004, 05:27 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm happy to hear everyone had a good time, you know I did and I'm sure I speak for Jeff and Chad when I say they found the clinic very informative and fun, as they're both car crazy!

I have a ton of pictures to upload and post to this thread, and I'll try to add some tomorrow and Monday.

Mike

OctaneGuy
Dec 11th, 2004, 05:28 PM
The pictures and product release on the forum really didn't do the products justice. All I can say is WOW!!!:D :D :D Anyone who missed todays event should be :wall:

:D :D

The hands-on of the products made all the difference in the world and even has me rethinking about which ones I will buy first to replace the ones I've been using for years!

Thanks for the great time and super informative presentation!!!

Some pics from today!
http://www.littlemini.us/gallery/meguiars12_04.asp

http://www.littlemini.us/gallerypix/meguiars/12_2004/DSCN1735.jpg http://www.littlemini.us/gallerypix/meguiars/12_2004/DSCN1737.jpg

Richard Lin
OctaneGuy

Lt1Corvette
Dec 11th, 2004, 07:10 PM
Great Class as usual.
I really enjoyed getting the opportunity to examine the new products firsthand. I can't wait to get the new quick detail pad and wheel well brush. Great job to the meguiars development team. I would also like to thank Chad, Jeff, Mike, and Lynn for another great event.
Joe

Jirawan
Dec 11th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Thanks Mike, Lynn and all involved. Can't wait to get some of those new products. My baby is shiny. Thank you all again.

SpoiledMan
Dec 11th, 2004, 08:21 PM
Jirawan, I told you it would shine! ;)

Jirawan
Dec 11th, 2004, 08:25 PM
And you were right. :-)

AlbertFattal
Dec 11th, 2004, 10:20 PM
I loved the new brushes to a huge extent. Pretty much until today I didn’t realize how important and useful simple brushes can be in a complex matter. Man I loved the shapes, grips and different handles - I can imagine myself currently holding one and cleaning the wheels. In a strange way it is as if they are addicting products, freakily awesome!

The different types of drying towels are a newly discovered market to me never before known existed, thank you for introducing these products to my knowledge :). Man, you guys have seriously thought me much more about professionally detailing an automobile compared to my old conventional ways. Thank you sooooo much.

It was really cool that Jeff and Chad even considered telling us about the new products, nonetheless try them out. Thank you Chad and Jeff, I felt honored to be able to consume such information as well as help in the development of the new products.

I got some pictures, most of them focused on David’s amazingly scratch and swirl free Dandelion Yellow RT/10 that was almost liquid like. That’s saying something when the color is light! It was a pleasure to finally meet you, David you were a nice and generous person. http://www.albertfattal.com/Meguiars3.htm

I also took some photos of the Crystal Cove show. Today’s top dog was the Cerrera GT: http://www.albertfattal.com/CrystalCove4.htm

Mike goes through so much organizing these events for us as I just recently found out, not only for the Saturday detail clinics but almost literally twenty four hours on hand to answer everybody's questions no matter how small or huge they are. Does Bary know you work so much? Thank you for devoting your free time on Saturday to drive all the way down the Meguiar's Inc. just to hang around with some of the best car fans. Mrs. Lynn Phillips was there too which nice to meet her for the first time - Hi Mrs. Phillips. It feels like everybody is my family whenever I go to these clinics.

1 Clean WS6
Dec 12th, 2004, 05:58 AM
I hope you folks out on the left coast realize just how lucky you are to have a resource such as Mike Phillips and the Meguiar's crew so close to home.

I'm very jealeous!! :D

Superior Shine
Dec 12th, 2004, 06:35 AM
As always I enjoyed my time at Meguiars. You won't believe the thought, time and effort that went into these products.

Here is Chad telling us about the new products and answering questions about them.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/184class1-med.jpg

Superior Shine
Dec 12th, 2004, 06:42 AM
Here is a pic of some of the "goodies".

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/184DETAILING_19143-med.jpg

Superior Shine
Dec 12th, 2004, 06:45 AM
Leo brought in ONE AWSOME 55 CHEVY (BIG BLOCK POWERED TO BOOT) Here we are looking at a small amount of spider-webbing. It was nice but not car crazy perfect so Mike had him pull it into the Meguiars garage.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/184class2-med.jpg

Superior Shine
Dec 12th, 2004, 06:48 AM
Mike first gives a demo on the proper use of the g-100 with speed glaze. Here is Mike polishing on a classic big block powered monster. DOES LIFE GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/184class4-med.jpg


Leo then jumps right in. I would have taken more pics but luch (pizza) arrived!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/184class6-med.jpg

So why are they polishing out a 55 Chevy on a day that is just a preview of Meguiars new assecory line?/ Because they are CAR CRAZY!!

Woob
Dec 12th, 2004, 06:49 AM
Man if I hear this Late January rumor I guess I can wait! Def interested. Thanks Meg's! :xyxthumbs

RamAirV1
Dec 12th, 2004, 07:27 AM
I hope the stores around here (Wal-Mart, Meijer's, and Target) will stock these products as I will be buying a lot of them! But the won't stock them until March.

A free shipping promotion would be nice too (hint, hint) once the products are available.

So did the attendees get free samples to take home?


RamAirV1

SpoiledMan
Dec 12th, 2004, 07:32 AM
Of the new stuff, we got the new 100% cotton towel. My opinion of this towel is that it is as soft as a MF!! We also got the plush MF towel. I forget what it's called but it's also a really nice towel.

We got to use a 100% velvet MF towel that was very interesting.

Superior Shine
Dec 12th, 2004, 07:34 AM
ramair,

Pretty much everybody but target will carry these items. We did get two new towels as samples. One was a micro fiber the other was a super plush terry towel.

RamAirV1
Dec 12th, 2004, 07:46 AM
I'm glad to hear about the wide availability. There are the auto parts stores too. But it took the stores in central Indiana forever to stock even a few of the NXT products.

RamAirV1

Buellwinkle
Dec 12th, 2004, 08:52 AM
I'm sorry I couldn't go, had to do the Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade. I do have a question though, my biggest headache is cleaning wheels. What new brushes do they have for that and how are they to use?

gbackus
Dec 12th, 2004, 12:14 PM
I really wanted to go :( I'm wondering how that quick detail pads worked out. Anyone care to share?

RDVT4ME
Dec 12th, 2004, 12:59 PM
Lynn & I used them (quick detail pads) on her Pilot. They worked very well. You would spray detailer on, wipe with one side and remove with the other. Unlike mf clothes, the liquid did not saturate through from the wet side to the dry side.

Lt1Corvette
Dec 12th, 2004, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by gbackus
I really wanted to go :( I'm wondering how that quick detail pads worked out. Anyone care to share?

The quick detail pads were my favorite. They really work well and have solved the multiple towel problem when QDing a car. Two of those will be the first thing on my list.

cafemoc
Dec 13th, 2004, 08:15 AM
Many thanks to Mike and Meguiar's.
I really like new cotton towel, its the best towel for me to clean up windows.:D I also liked washing brushs, I like large size one without handle. It seems to be works better without handle, and there is weight issue when I attached handle. Its very top heavy, so I am not sure if I can wash many cars at once.

I would love to purchase washing brush as soon as available. :cool:

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Meguiar's Versa-Angle Wheel Face Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1020) versus Brad's Dirty Mini Cooper Wheels!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2VersaAngleWheelFaceBrush.jpg http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore2.jpghttp://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore3.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore4.jpghttp://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore5.jpg

And the Brush wins!

everglo
Dec 13th, 2004, 12:18 PM
Thank you much Mike, Lynn, Chad, and Jeff for all your efforts.

Great products, even only as 'prototypes'. Thanks for the goodies. I look forward to using them.

As we didn't get the packaging with the towels can anyone tell me what %split the MF towels are?

benhui86
Dec 13th, 2004, 12:23 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Meguiar's Versa-Angle Wheel Face Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1020) versus Brad's Dirty Mini Cooper Wheels!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2VersaAngleWheelFaceBrush.jpg http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore2.jpghttp://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore3.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore4.jpghttp://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DirtyWheelBefore5.jpg

And the Brush wins!

wow, did u use any wheel cleaning formulas? o and does the brush get to the back of the rims where the brake dust have been probably caked on pretty good?

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by benhui86
wow, did u use any wheel cleaning formulas? o and does the brush get to the back of the rims where the brake dust have been probably caked on pretty good?

For this wheel, all we were using was NXT Car Wash with the new brush.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 01:07 PM
One Awesome Group of People!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2FullClass.jpg

vwong
Dec 13th, 2004, 02:36 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SpoiledMan.jpg

It's about time you put that car into good use. Stop storing it in your garage, driveway, whatever.... :D

SpoiledMan
Dec 13th, 2004, 03:33 PM
I had WAY too much fun driving it down there too! Only problem was everybody that thought they had something that would go faster was doing their best to get a race outta me! The 80 or so miles that I put on it for this "trip" was more than it has seen in the last three months combined!;)

RamAirV1
Dec 13th, 2004, 03:49 PM
I definitely need to get that wheel brush! My OXO wheel brush didn't hold up that well and now I need a new brush.

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 04:09 PM
Here's Leo's pristine Pro Street 1955 Chevrolet Belair.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Lous55.jpg

Sweeeet!

Mike

RamAirV1
Dec 13th, 2004, 04:26 PM
I forgot about all the other new products! How did you all like the NXT Paste Wax and the Speed Detailer?

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 04:34 PM
Here's Lee's Mercedes-Benz with its classic styling!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2LeesMB.jpg

:xyxthumbs

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 04:38 PM
Good times at Meguiar's as everyone participates in a little Shop Talk in the morning!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ADAYShopTalk.jpg

:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 04:43 PM
Here's a shot of Leo learning how much pressure to apply and how fast to move the G100 Dual Action Polisher over the finish on his Pro Street 1955 Chevy!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2LearningtoMachinePolish.jpg

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by RamAirV1
I forgot about all the other new products! How did you all like the NXT Paste Wax and the Speed Detailer?

RamAirV1

We're glad to see there is a lot of excitement to see and test out our new products, but this event was specifically to introduce the accessories line. As new products become available, we will be introducing them at future clinics.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 05:06 PM
Here's a classic shot of Leo's Pro Street 55 Chevy Belair next to Richard's Lil Octane, in Meguiar's Garage. Too very different cars, one passion.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2LilOctaneand55.jpg

Mike

Woob
Dec 13th, 2004, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by RamAirV1
I definitely need to get that wheel brush! My OXO wheel brush didn't hold up that well and now I need a new brush.

RamAirV1

Wow and to think I wanted to grab 2 of their Wheel Brushes. I guess I can wait for January! :xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 05:56 PM
Washing David's Viper Wheels

Using the new Versa-Angle Wheel Face Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1020)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2WashingViperWheels.jpg

Ghettocivic using the new Safety Tip Wheel Spoke Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1160) while I use the new Versa-Angle Tire Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1010)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2TeamEffortWheelCleaning.jpg

Getting behind the wheel

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2GettingBehindtheWheel.jpg

Rinsing the wheel

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2RinsingViperWheelsa.jpg

Rinsing the brush

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2RinsingBrushClean.jpg

Sparkling Clean Wheels!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SparklyCleanViperWheels.jpg

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 13th, 2004, 06:13 PM
Brad Herman came prepared with his own knee pads to protect the skin on his knees when cleaning wheels, tires and the lower parts of his Mini Cooper.

Great Idea Brad!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2BradTurningPro.jpg

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 05:56 AM
Here's David, aka Newport Viper, using Meguiar's new Versa-Angle Wide Body Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1040) to wash the finish on his beautiful yellow Viper.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2BrushonViper1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2BrushonViper2.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 05:59 AM
Here's Toshi Hashimoto aka cafemoc removing the water from the finish using Meguair's new Water Magnet Drying Towel (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-2000).

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DryingViper1.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 06:02 AM
And here are the results... a sparkling clean, swirls free finsih!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SwirlFreeFinish.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 06:06 AM
Meguiar's introduced a new all metal polish with safe and effective cleaning power so that it can be used on all metal surfaces and a unique anti-corrosive ingredient to slow down and help prevent corrosion and deterioration.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MetalPolysh1.jpg


Here's Chad Heath, Meguiar's Director of Sales, applying NXT Metal Polysh to the aluminum wheels of Leo's Pro Street 55 Chevy Belair.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MetalPolysh2.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 07:23 AM
Cruizin at Meguiar's!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2JeffsRide.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 08:40 AM
Applying NXT Tech Wax using Meguiar's new Even Coat Applicator (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-3080).

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvenCoatApplicator1.jpg

The new super soft microfiber Even Coat Applicator lays down a thin, even coat of wax insuring uniform distribution and making wax removal super easy! It's size and dimensions make it easier to hold with less fatigue.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvanCoatApplicator2.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 08:46 AM
Here's David removing the NXT Tech Wax using Meguair's new Supreme Shine Microfiber (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-2010)

http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X2010.jpghttp://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SuperShineMicrofiber.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 08:56 AM
Here's Davids Viper after washing and waxing using Meguiar's new Accessory Line!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DavidsViperFinished.jpg

Thank you David for allowing so many different people to work on your Viper as everyone was eager to try out the new tools and for making our Special Preview event a huge success!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2DavidsViper.jpg

:bow :bow :bow

Mike

benhui86
Dec 14th, 2004, 09:34 AM
ooo... that applicator w/ the shape of a bar looks pretty effective... im sure it'll be easier to hold than the circle pad... maybe i'll get one

RamAirV1
Dec 14th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Thanks for posting the pics. I was particularly interested in seeing the Wide Body Brush. Seeing Newport Viper using that on his Viper tells me the brush must work pretty good and that it won't scratch the paint! The wheel brushes are must-haves too.

RamAirV1

Lt1Corvette
Dec 14th, 2004, 02:22 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvenCoatApplicator1.jpg

Would this be a good pad to apply quick way spray with too? Vrs. a conventional applicator pad?

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by Lt1Corvette
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvenCoatApplicator1.jpg

Would this be a good pad to apply NXT Spray Wax or Meguiar's Quik Wax? versus a conventional applicator pad?

I would think the answer is definitely yes!.

I haven't tried it myself, but I'll give it a try tomorrow and post my results.

Mike

everglo
Dec 14th, 2004, 04:06 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Here's David removing the NXT Tech Wax using Meguair's new Supreme Shine Microfiber (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-2010)

http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X2010.jpghttp://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SuperShineMicrofiber.jpg

This towel is nicely weighted and was great for removing wax. I dried my car with it today and I'd give it a 9/10.

Sweet Viper considering it's 10+ years old with 50k+ miles. Oops, sorry David. Was I not supposed to tell? :D Thanks for letting every1 try out the goods on your car.

Mike Phillips
Dec 14th, 2004, 04:13 PM
Here's Bob's Torch Red Corvette looking good! (Also known as RDVT4ME)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2700_BobsVette6.jpg

Nice shine Bob!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_BobsVette1.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 15th, 2004, 06:52 AM
Meguiar's invested a lot of time researching and designing the new accessory line. For example, the new Versa-Angle Wide Body Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1040) will fit inside a standard 5-gallon bucket to gather soap solution without tipping it sideways.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2BrushinBucket.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2BrushonViper1.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 15th, 2004, 10:00 AM
Next up, Joe from Superior Shine goes into action to help test out some of our new products on George Wax's Mustang. While were busy washing another Mini Cooper in front of the garage, Joe pulls his mobile detailing van with on-board water across the parking lot and begins to rinse the loose dirt off.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SuperiorShine1.jpg

Then it's time to remove the dirt!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SuperiorShine2.jpg


Here's Joe using Meguiar's Versa-Angle Wheel Face Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1020) to clean George's wheels

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SuperiorShine4.jpg


Here's George using Meguiar's new Deep Pile Chenille Wash Mitt (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-3000) to wash the body panels.[/b]

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SuperiorShine5.jpg

Here are the results!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2GeorgeWax1.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 15th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Here's Tom, aka tn350Z using Meguiar's new Versa-Angle Wide Body Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1040) on Brad Herman's Mini Cooper, while Brad tackles a rear wheel and Brian White cleans a front whee.


http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X1040.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2CarWashBrush2b.jpg


Note how the soft, flagged brush gets into the tight areas


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2CarWashBrush1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2CarWashBrush1b.jpg

Woob
Dec 15th, 2004, 06:12 PM
Jeeze its like all you need are brushes! This is perfect for those extra grimy areas. Do these brushes clean easily? Great work Meguiar's! :xyxthumbs

Rick
Dec 15th, 2004, 07:14 PM
Ohh now your just teasting us. How much longer are we gonna have to wait to get some of these items?

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 09:14 AM
Microfiber Quik Detail Pad (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-3060)
http://www.showcarshine.com/accessories_files/X3060.jpg

Here's Bob and myself trying out Meguiar's new Microfiber Quik Detail Pad (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-3060) with some Last Touch Spray Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=D-155) and some Quik Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=A-33) on our 2004 Honda Pilot

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad2.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 09:20 AM
Here's Joe, aka Lt1Corvette removing the light dust from the rear spoiler on the Pilot using Meguiar's Microfiber Quik Detail Pad.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad3.jpg

And here he is again using it on Richard's Mini Cooper, Lil' Octane (http://www.littlemini.us/index.asp)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad4.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 10:18 AM
Here's Toshi Hashimoto aka cafemoc using Meguiar's Microfiber Quik Detail pad on the back of Richard's Mini Cooper.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad6.jpg

Here's Bob aka RDVT4ME using Meguiar's Microfiber Quik Detail pad on roof and side of Lil' Octane.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad7.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad8.jpg

And here's Richard the owner wiping the front clip,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad9.jpg

benhui86
Dec 16th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MicrofiberQuikDetailPad2.jpg

IS THAT SWIRLS ON THE FENDER I SEE?!?!?! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by benhui86
IS THAT SWIRLS ON THE FENDER I SEE?!?!?! :eek: :eek: :eek:

Yes, just some very light swirls in brigh sunlight like you see here. The finish has never seen a cleaner/polish as of yet. Except for waxing, it's exactly as the dealership sold it to us.

Good eye!

Mike

RamAirV1
Dec 16th, 2004, 02:35 PM
Mike, no rail dust on the new Pilot? If no, you are lucky. My last 3 cars had rail dust on them at delivery. But my dealer knows better than to try and remove it and scratch the paint. They leave the rail dust removal to me. Somebody needs to tell these new car detailers about clay, and how to use it. It's not that hard, just time consuming.

Is one detail pad enough to do an entire vehicle like a GTO? Or would two or more be required? Do you turn the pad over to wipe the finish dry, or do you follow up with an Ultimate Wipe?

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 02:45 PM
Hi RamAirV1,

Good questions.

As far as the rail dust goes, I haven't noticed any. I have only clayed the hood so far the rest feels pretty good. (Knock on wood).

As far as how far and how long you can continue to use the Microfiber Quik Detail pad before you need to switch to a new one, that will be determined by how much dust is on the finish and how big the car is.

Mike Pennington told me he did at least two Tahoe's with one pad.

I know you could easily do two Mini Cooper's with one pad. With a suggested retail price of $3.99 I would recommend getting at least two of the to test out as they become available. Meguiar's is excellent about backing up their products with their money back guarantee, so no worries if your not satisfied with this product or any Meguiar's product.

Mike

RamAirV1
Dec 16th, 2004, 03:01 PM
Two Tahoes with one pad, I would say that is a high capacity pad!
I would probably get more than one when I do order them along with everything else.

I usually QD every day in the summer unless I get rained on so dust build up normally won't be a big issue.

I'm sure I will be more than happy with them. If they are anything like the new Ultimate Wipes that is good enough for me.

Is the Water Magnet Towel similar to the original Meguiar's MF Drying Towel that came in the clear plastic tube?

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 03:04 PM
Originally posted by RamAirV1
Is the Water Magnet Towel similar to the original Meguiar's MF Drying Towel that came in the clear plastic tube?

RamAirV1

I'll have to double check my notes, but I"m pretty sure it's a very different towel.

Mike

OctaneGuy
Dec 16th, 2004, 03:10 PM
Hmmm, I thought that was the Absorber that came in the clear plastic tube?

Lt1Corvette
Dec 16th, 2004, 03:40 PM
The absorber does come in a clear plastic tube. However, I think the new version dry's soft instead of like a brick.

benhui86
Dec 16th, 2004, 03:46 PM
wait so the QD pads are not reusable?!

Mike Phillips
Dec 16th, 2004, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by benhui86
wait so the QD pads are not reusable?!

Meguiar's new Microfiber Quik Detailing pads are reusable. Simply wash as normal with your other microfiber polishing cloths.

Mike

RamAirV1
Dec 16th, 2004, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
I'll have to double check my notes, but I"m pretty sure it's a very different towel.

Mike

I need to add that to my must-have list too. The MF Drying Towel is pretty good too, but I want to try the latest and greatest!

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Dec 17th, 2004, 05:57 PM
Next up, time to test out Meguiar's new Versa-Angle Wide Body Brush (http://meguiars.com/newproducts05/accessoryproduct_page.cfm?SKU=X-1040) on Jirawan's Mini Cooper.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2CarWashBrushatMeguiars.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2CarWashBrushCloseUp.jpg

Mike Phillips
Dec 17th, 2004, 06:10 PM
After washing and drying we clayed and then applied some NXT Tech Wax,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Jirawan1.jpg

Here's a couple of after shots...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Jirawan2.jpg

Look how wet the paint looks from this angle,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Jirawan3.jpg

Newport Viper
Dec 17th, 2004, 07:36 PM
Super clean!

Newport Viper
Dec 17th, 2004, 07:38 PM
Mike,
Was it my imagination, or was there also a Meguiars Car Duster at the preview??

Hey, is my post count stuck on 163?

OctaneGuy
Dec 17th, 2004, 08:34 PM
Hey Newport--

Yeah I remember that too--I was sitting right behind it--but I can't remember what it looked like! :wall:


Originally posted by Newport Viper
Mike,
Was it my imagination, or was there also a Meguiars Car Duster at the preview??

Hey, is my post count stuck on 163?

Buellwinkle
Dec 17th, 2004, 09:03 PM
Is there an advantage to using the body brush over a wash mit? Which cleans better, faster, less wear on paint?

OctaneGuy
Dec 17th, 2004, 10:39 PM
I think that advantage was that the body brush more readily picked up particles and dispensed them than a wash mitt could, where as a mitt picks up all kinds of stuff, and you have to work them out to remove them. The brush is also really soft. You wouldn't think it just by looking at it--but when you feel the brush, it's feels like a very soft cloth.


Originally posted by Buellwinkle
Is there an advantage to using the body brush over a wash mit? Which cleans better, faster, less wear on paint?

RamAirV1
Dec 18th, 2004, 10:45 AM
Originally posted by Buellwinkle
Is there an advantage to using the body brush over a wash mit? Which cleans better, faster, less wear on paint?


Yes, you can reach all areas of the car better without bumping into it, which could cause scratches. This is especially true for truck and SUV detailers.

In the winter, you won't freeze your hands when using a brush.

A brush can cover a larger area, saving time.

A good brush WILL NOT scratch paint! But until now, good car wash brushes were extremely hard to find! In recent years, car wash brushes got a bad reputation because the cheap ones you buy at Wal Mart, etc. would scratch the paint.

This may turn out to be one of the best car detailing accessories for 2005!

RamAirV1

Mike Phillips
Dec 20th, 2004, 08:07 PM
OctaneGuy snapped these two cool photo's, the second one is a photo of the same two cars in the first photo only it's their reflection off the granite walls of the side of the Meguiar's building.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/22koolMinis1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/22koolMinis2.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 20th, 2004, 08:12 PM
Albert brought his Jeep Liberty in dirty, but it's going home sparkling clean!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2AlbertFattal1.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2AlbertFattal2.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2AlbertFattal3.jpg

:xyxthumbs

Mike

Mike Phillips
Dec 20th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Dean's blue Beetle all polished up and looking spry!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2BlueThunder.jpg

Mike

cafemoc
Dec 21st, 2004, 06:53 AM
Hi Mike,

Regarding washing brush, how long Meguiar's washing brush last? It was much easier to use brush to wash cars, rather than bend over with washing mit, but I am just wondering how often I need to replace them. :coolgleam

Mike Phillips
Dec 21st, 2004, 06:57 AM
Originally posted by cafemoc
Hi Mike,

Regarding washing brush, how long Meguiar's washing brush last? It was much easier to use brush to wash cars, rather than bend over with washing mit, but I am just wondering how often I need to replace them. :coolgleam

Hi cafemoc,

Meguiar's new accessory line is Professional Grade. The are designed to be used by professionals and enthusiast alike, as such they are all built to the highest standards possible. Will they wear out with use? Of course, everything does. That said, you will find these tools to be the highest quality available on the market. And if you don't, Meguiar's offers and stands behind their warranty. If you're not satisfied with any Meguiar's product, we'll refund your money.

How's that?

Mike

cafemoc
Dec 21st, 2004, 07:01 AM
That sounds SUPER!! :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Thanks Mike :)

Mike Phillips
Dec 21st, 2004, 12:12 PM
I think these are the last of my photo's from this event. Here our forum member, [g]GhettoCivic[/b] pulls his car around to wash and test out our new tools in the accessory line.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2GhettoCivicsCivic1.jpg

After washing he pulls it into the garage and polishes the paint with the help of some other memebers...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2GhettoCivicsCivic2.jpg


Looking good!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2GhettoCivicsCivic4.jpg

cafemoc
Dec 24th, 2004, 07:16 AM
Mike,
I just found out this morning that some looser stole DA, Dremel Toolkit, Leather Jacket, and
Meguiar's new Towels from past Saturday event:mad: :mad:

It was my fault, left garage door open over night, and looser took my stuff:mad: :mad:

Please let me know if you have any special package deal for DA again.

Thanks,

-- Toshi

OctaneGuy
Dec 24th, 2004, 07:56 AM
Toshi, that's just awful!!! Did you file a police report? I think it's probably a neighbor or someone nearby that sees you cleaning your MINI all the time.

Just to clarify this post, Toshi and myself donate our personal DA's to the club so we can do these detailing clinics. We'd never get all the cars done with just my DA alone, so Toshi always brings his. Hopefully we can get a replacement for you, somehow, before our next event.

Anyone in the Palos Verdes or surrounding LA areas--if you see someone selling a cheap PCDA with a handle and PC backing plate, but no box, please let us know, as it could be Toshi's-especially if they also have the new Meguiars yet to be released Microfiber towel.
:wall: :wall: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

Thanks

Richard

Originally posted by cafemoc
Mike,
I just found out this morning that some looser stole DA, Dremel Toolkit, Leather Jacket, and
Meguiar's new Towels from past Saturday event:mad: :mad:

It was my fault, left garage door open over night, and looser took my stuff:mad: :mad:

Please let me know if you have any special package deal for DA again.

Thanks,

-- Toshi

Jirawan
Dec 24th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Toshi,

I'm so sorry that happened to you and during the holidays too. Someone is getting a very good Christmas presents that don't belong to them. I just don't understand people who lie, cheat, and steal. You know "Santa" is watching. They'll get theirs when the time comes.

Sorry again. I hope Mike can do something for you.

Jirawan

Mike Phillips
Dec 24th, 2004, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by cafemoc
Mike,
I just found out this morning that some looser stole DA, Dremel Toolkit, Leather Jacket, and Meguiar's new Towels from past Saturday event :mad: :mad:

It was my fault, left garage door open over night, and looser took my stuff:mad: :mad:

Please let me know if you have any special package deal for DA again.

Thanks,

-- Toshi

Hi Toshi,

Tough break, sorry to hear of this misfortune. Let me see what I can do.

Mike

toyotaowner
Dec 28th, 2004, 06:04 PM
I'm sorry to hear your unfortunate situation.

These products are quite useful and the wheelbrush seems very promising. I am curious to the car wash brush as I feel quite nervous having any brush rub against the car. Scares me. Would it give you swirls/scratches when it becomes older?

We've had snow and I am afraid to use the snow brush to take the snow off... kinda of a obsession of having a swirl-free car.

I'm also very interested in the new tire NXT products. Maybe a preview of those products in action?