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CieraSL
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:13 PM
So I was curious. Of the two microfibers Meguiar's offers (other than for washing/drying) - namely, Supreme Shine microfibers and Ultimate Wipes, which do you prefer? If you prefer one type of towel for one task (say, using SS microfibers for quick detailing and interiors) and the other for another task (UW for removing wax, etc.), then please share it.

Tuck91
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:21 PM
Supreme Shines for paint and glass. I use cotton or terry cloths on interiors.

ClearlyCoated
Apr 26th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Supremes for paint. Ultimates for removing polish

J. A. Michaels
Apr 27th, 2010, 01:15 AM
Supremes for paint. Then the ultimate's for the final wipe down.

Mary S
Apr 27th, 2010, 09:24 AM
I keep meaning to try the Ultimate Wipe but never have. I use mostly the Supreme Shine.

gmc1500
Apr 27th, 2010, 12:51 PM
Ultimate is great for removing polish and D151, it makes life so much easier. I like the Supreme MF's for wax removal and I use generic MF's from Costco/Sam's Club for the interior cleaning/dressing.

CieraSL
Apr 29th, 2010, 07:51 PM
Bump.

dvtldav
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:05 AM
Supreme shine for UQD and final rubdown. Ultimate wipes for removing UQW and wax removal.

Dave

Andy M.
Apr 30th, 2010, 08:37 AM
Ultimate wipes are really awesome for removing polish and wax. Has a different knap than the SS mf. I used to only use the SS towels until a friend turned me on to the UW. It took awhile to give em a try but he kept asking me. Once I did I was hooked.

Andy

imacarnut
Jun 11th, 2010, 10:56 PM
Both have their uses, and though the SS microfiber towels can be used on everything, I prefer the UW for glass.

fredcandetail
Jan 14th, 2011, 09:00 PM
Supreme Shines are just as good as removing product .... i tried a corner of a Ultimate Wipe and it was good but due to them having the hard hot wire cut edges I am scared to use them on paint. Has anyone else seen the edges of the UW?
I sent mine back and Mike Stoops tells me that is how they are produced and cut and as they should be ok ... well i put one in my hand and buffed with the hard edges down and it did marr the paint! seriously cant believe no one has mentioned this

wifpd4
Jan 14th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Just got a case of them (Ultimates) and don't notice the anomaly you mention. Wonder what causes the differences?

fredcandetail
Jan 15th, 2011, 05:55 AM
You have to have... Spoke to Mike and Brian and they went to the warehouse and opened up a box and saw what I mentioned and said it's perfectly normal.
The UW is produced with hemmed edges along the top and bottom and then a hot wire/laser slices them every 16 inches. Pull yours out and check again and you will see what I am talking about. It's a know production by product of the way they are made.
Mike says it's ok but I think differently.
The side edges have these hard forked edges that protrude from the ends.

ClearlyCoated
Jan 15th, 2011, 11:56 AM
Supreme Shines are just as good as removing product .... i tried a corner of a Ultimate Wipe and it was good but due to them having the hard hot wire cut edges I am scared to use them on paint. Has anyone else seen the edges of the UW?
I sent mine back and Mike Stoops tells me that is how they are produced and cut and as they should be ok ... well i put one in my hand and buffed with the hard edges down and it did marr the paint! seriously cant believe no one has mentioned this
I have used UW's on multiple polishings but have never marred the paint. And I have used them to great effect for removing dried compound, polish, glazes, and even paste wax splatter. I never noticed the edges, but looking at them now they don't seem all that much different from the way my supreme shines are edged.

wifpd4
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:07 AM
Fred,

I took a closer look and I can see what you are referring to in this photo. You can also see there are sections of the laser cut that after washing start to fuzz out. Understanding the action of the laser cut is like burning the ends of a nylon rope there can be a hard spot at the point of fusion.

I guess for me at least, the act of 1st washing takes care of the potential problem. Although if the point of fusion is long and hard enough it could continue to present problems.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/UltWipeEdge.jpg

fredcandetail
Jan 17th, 2011, 08:32 AM
Exactly what I'm talking about but according to Mike and Brian that's how the millions produced are made and it is what it is
How hard are yours David?

Michael Stoops
Jan 17th, 2011, 10:52 AM
OK, let's clear this up a little, shall we?

Fred, from the images you sent the edges appear perfectly normal. Yes, Brian and I went down to the warehouse and pulled a couple of new towels out and they visually look the same - but the edges are not hard. As mentioned in the emails we swapped, these are the towels that our pro guys use, recommend and generally love. These are the same towels that I used this past weekend to detail two of our cars. The ultimate wipes do an outstanding job of removing the heavier residue from compounds, paint cleaners and polishes due to the nature of the weave of the microfiber fabric. While not as fluffy as some other towels, they are nonetheless a premium microfiber.

David, the picture you posted appears perfectly normal as well, especially for a towel that has been washed.

wifpd4
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:26 PM
OK, let's clear this up a little, shall we?

...

David, the picture you posted appears perfectly normal as well, especially for a towel that has been washed.

Michael - thank you for clarifying I can take a normal photo!
(I either stayed in a Holiday Inn Express or watched the Golden Globes last night - heavy sarcasm abounds).:chuckle1

/end sarcasm
I will continue to purchase and use Ultimates, love'em.
I will continue to purchase and use Supremes, love'em.
Looking forward to the black ones...

fredcandetail
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:34 PM
I will continue to purchase and use Supreme's love em!

Michael Stoops
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:45 PM
(I either stayed in a Holiday Inn Express or watched the Golden Globes last night - heavy sarcasm abounds).:chuckle1

I suppose my phrasing earned that little bit of sarcasm. But you must have skipped the GG's last night, because following that trend you would have just flat out insulted me!!! But at least you would have done so with a smile!

wifpd4
Jan 17th, 2011, 12:56 PM
I suppose my phrasing earned that little bit of sarcasm. But you must have skipped the GG's last night, because following that trend you would have just flat out insulted me!!! But at least you would have done so with a smile!

I guess if you could hear me, you would recognize my best british/english accent....

Now I'm going to decide to shovel snow or wax the car and wipe off with Ultimates or Supremes....decisions...decisions....
:confused:

I am trying to keep this on-topic...