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BlackScreaminMachine
May 17th, 2010, 03:43 AM
Let me tell you, this stuff is very "Hand" friendly. Recently I got this stuff at a local autozone with a can of NXT 2.0 Paste wax and I love both equally.

I have never had good luck with Liquid waxes but I also never learned proper technique. But with taking my time and allowing the wax to do it's job. I managed to put on and take off this stuff with very little work. I let it haze in the shade for about 45-60 mins and then took off with a Terry Cloth towel and its slick as all heck.

Followed up 4 hrs later with some Ultimate Quick Wax to give it that "Hard as Glass" look.

If your looking for something to use by hand, I recommend this one totally!

:hotrod2

Slicked
May 20th, 2010, 04:05 AM
Applying a Megs liquid wax is my favourite way to pass a Saturday afternoon. The Gold Class liquid wax got me stuck on Meguiars because it was so nice to apply. I want to try M26 liquid as soon as I next get the chance.

BlackScreaminMachine
May 20th, 2010, 06:49 AM
Applying a Megs liquid wax is my favourite way to pass a Saturday afternoon. The Gold Class liquid wax got me stuck on Meguiars because it was so nice to apply. I want to try M26 liquid as soon as I next get the chance.

Please do, I got mine at Autozone, since it seems to be a common "Professional" line product that major retailers carry.

I actually need more cars to do, I am running out of dirty ones lol.

Michael Stoops
May 20th, 2010, 07:28 AM
Recently I got this stuff at a local autozone with a can of NXT 2.0 Paste wax and I love both equally.

Two very different, but equally great, products.


Have you tried what many here seem to think is an awesome one-two punch? NXT topped with M26? :poke

vp920b
May 20th, 2010, 03:06 PM
M26 is a nice product for dark color cars.

But if I coat 2 times, it's hard for the second time to buff.

Why is it? Maybe too thick?

In Australia, it will last for 1 month with UQW, because I can't wash my car using a shampoo or home water. Need to go to local DIY car wash and don't know what brand of shampoo they used.

Thanks

BlackScreaminMachine
May 20th, 2010, 05:50 PM
Two very different, but equally great, products.


Have you tried what many here seem to think is an awesome one-two punch? NXT topped with M26? :poke

I actually have and REALLY liked the results. From what I understood if you ut NXT on last, it takes away from what was under neath but 26 over NXT works supurb.

I just worry about deminishing returns.

Tuck91
May 20th, 2010, 05:55 PM
Try M20, you will be even more impressed.

davey g-force
May 20th, 2010, 06:58 PM
That's TWO recent rave reviews about M26!

I really should try this stuff...

BlackScreaminMachine
May 21st, 2010, 05:20 AM
That's TWO recent rave reviews about M26!

I really should try this stuff...

Yea, if you were more local. I would say Florida to my Connecticut, I'd run the bottle down there.

:copcar

Joenok
May 21st, 2010, 07:04 AM
I like my #26 in a can! But yeah, great "summer wax".
Last detail i put #26 on top of cleaner wax and #7 -turned out beautiful on silver paint!

mb911
May 21st, 2010, 10:33 AM
I think both my Palladium Silver and Black Car, #26 might give the most gorgeous appearance on both, and absolutely the most slick feel.

The only reason I do not use it too often is that 1, I also like the polishing oils in Gold Class, and secondly, #26 has about the shortest life of any wax I've tried.

Slicked
May 21st, 2010, 04:26 PM
That's TWO recent rave reviews about M26!

I really should try this stuff...

I wish we had the liquid version in Australia. Might have to import it from the UK and pic up a tin of M16 while I'm at it.

davey g-force
May 23rd, 2010, 02:52 AM
I wish we had the liquid version in Australia. Might have to import it from the UK and pic up a tin of M16 while I'm at it.

Give me a yell if you do, I'll get you to grab me a bottle too! :poke

Selectchoice
May 23rd, 2010, 07:23 AM
Used to be freely available in liquid formula in Australia. Maybe that's changed? I've only ever used the liquid version...

Slicked
May 24th, 2010, 03:48 AM
Give me a yell if you do, I'll get you to grab me a bottle too! :poke

Haha well I would be happy to do the favour because I feel your pain, but have you seen what happened to the Aussie dollar since the mining tax was announced? Lost 15% of its value in 3 days!!!

I was sooo close to going ahead with the order, I'd even made the inquiry about shipping costs. Argh! so frustrating.

I'll keep you posted if I do end up going ahead with it.

Slicked
May 24th, 2010, 10:12 AM
Used to be freely available in liquid formula in Australia. Maybe that's changed? I've only ever used the liquid version...

I have seen the gallon version online once or twice, but it would prob take me 25 years to get through that :), assuming I never used anything else. Never seen any 16oz bottles.

Selectchoice
May 24th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Not too sure how/if it's sold now in Australia. I just assumed it was.

But I have three or four used bottles (of varying ages) in one of my detailing cupboards. Definately the smaller bottles. :woot2

Slicked
May 29th, 2010, 05:55 AM
I went down to Supercheap (auto store in Australia) today and couldn't believe how badly they've mangled the Meguiars range. There was not even any Gold Class wax or NXT sealant. Just random bits and pieces from each line thrown onto the shelf. Only waxes on offer were M26 paste, DC3 and UQW. I guess for the average joe that's fine, pick up a clay kit, bottle of SwirlX, a can of M26 and jobs done. But I'm fussy :).

Autobarn are far better at stocking the complete range and presenting it all properly. They even have some detailer line products which is fantastic.

davey g-force
May 29th, 2010, 07:40 PM
^^ Couldn't agree more. Autobarn have a far better range & presentation.
Supercheap varies from ok to poor depending on which store and when you go.
I still like Meguiars (Motor Active) in Silverwater the best though...

buddy89
May 30th, 2010, 04:29 AM
Davey,

Can you just walk in to motoractive can you? is it cheaper then going to autobarn or supercheap? do they carry more of the deailer line?

Thanks in advance buddy

Regards blake

davey g-force
May 30th, 2010, 02:01 PM
Davey,

Can you just walk in to motoractive can you? is it cheaper then going to autobarn or supercheap? do they carry more of the deailer line?

Thanks in advance buddy

Regards blake

Yes, you can walk into MotorActive. They have a bit of a shop at their HQ in Silverwater.

They have the best Meguiars range you'll find, as they are the importers and distributors of Meguiars in Australia.

They carry the WHOLE Megs range (well, everything you can get in Australia anyway).

Prices are about on par or a bit cheaper than the retail stores. Ask for Peter or Nathan - both very helpful.

buddy89
May 30th, 2010, 06:57 PM
Ahh lovely, thanks mate, might have to check it out this week sometime... thanks again davey :)

FRS
May 30th, 2010, 07:11 PM
I suggest you order online from US.

Here in Australia prices are double then in US.

I buy everything from US, bike tires, filters, oils, helmets, bike exhausts, jackets. All my friends do the same.


:poke

buddy89
May 30th, 2010, 10:50 PM
yeah i like ordering from the us cause they have the full range but freighting costs are killers... any ideas on getting around that?? lol

YUSUF_1977
Jul 25th, 2010, 11:24 PM
Hi friends i just need a confirmation.
After applying some amateur products i have purchased M26 and Meg foam ped also have some other brand microfiber peds and clothes for my red colour Seat ibiza 2009.

1.Wash & dry
2.Apply thin layers of M26 on small areas.
3.Wipe after 5 minutes (the weather is 28-32 Celsius degree)

would you recommend any detail ?

cheers

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davey g-force
Jul 26th, 2010, 02:25 PM
Hi friends i just need a confirmation.
After applying some amateur products i have purchased M26 and Meg foam ped also have some other brand microfiber peds and clothes for my red colour Seat ibiza 2009.

1.Wash & dry
2.Apply thin layers of M26 on small areas.
3.Wipe after 5 minutes (the weather is 28-32 Celsius degree)

would you recommend any detail ?

cheers

https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=b0055911f2&view=att&th=11c8e03a0604056d&attid=0.1&disp=thd&realattid=f_flg5zcdi0&zw

I think you'll need to wait longer than 5 inutes before final wipe. It won't have fully cured by then.
As a minimum, apply the wax to the entire vehicle, then go back and wipe off. The wax should have cured by then.

Also, you may want to do some correction/polishing before the wax.

YUSUF_1977
Jul 30th, 2010, 03:05 AM
thanx davey. ı wonder how it looks tomorrow i ll do the job and get some pictures out here.

YUSUF_1977
Aug 1st, 2010, 11:23 PM
Hi mates


yesterday i have applied the M26 by hand and here are the results:

very very easy to apply and very easy to wipe off.
the colour is really deeper after applying.now i understand :)
the perfect results come with the correct amount but even if you put more then needed it is not hard to wipe off.
and here are the questions :

i decided not to wait more then 10 minutes first time to wipe off because of my previous bad other brand hard wax experiences i wonder the correct waiting time applying by hand.although it is astonishing i wonder if it looks better and better by waiting longer.any comments?
how long should i wait to apply again?
while applying i have noticed some tar spots.now they are under M26 i suppose .is it possible to clean it after applying M26 and which product is adequate on (proffessional products)
thanks to meguiars a lot supplying these products as they are the best i ve ever seen.:hotrod2

davey g-force
Aug 2nd, 2010, 02:45 PM
Hi mates


yesterday i have applied the M26 by hand and here are the results:

very very easy to apply and very easy to wipe off.
the colour is really deeper after applying.now i understand :)
the perfect results come with the correct amount but even if you put more then needed it is not hard to wipe off.
and here are the questions :

i decided not to wait more then 10 minutes first time to wipe off because of my previous bad other brand hard wax experiences i wonder the correct waiting time applying by hand.although it is astonishing i wonder if it looks better and better by waiting longer.any comments?
how long should i wait to apply again?
while applying i have noticed some tar spots.now they are under M26 i suppose .is it possible to clean it after applying M26 and which product is adequate on (proffessional products)
thanks to meguiars a lot supplying these products as they are the best i ve ever seen.:hotrod2

Glad you liked the results.

1. You may not notice a difference in appearance at first but waiting the appropriate time before wipe-off will affect how long that shine will last. i.e. the wax will have enough time to cure/bond to the paint and so be more durable. Don't worry about leaving it too long before wipe-off. I'm not sure what the climate is like in your part of the world, but here, in 10 deg.C to 35 deg.C temperatures, I usually let my wax cure between 12-24 hrs before wiping off! In other words, I often apply the wax the night before and then wipe off the next day. (BTW, this method is best suited to working in a garage. I wouldn't try it if you're working outside, since dust will contaminate your wax coating).

2. That's the million dollar question, with no clear answer. But this thread should help: http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6825&highlight=squeak+test

3. I would try Meguiars clay kit on those tar spots, as a start http://www.meguiars.com/?auto-detailing-clay/Smooth-Surface-Clay-Kit. Failing that, try Meguiars Body Solvent http://www.meguiars.com/?detailer-solvents/Body-Solvent or even Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover http://www.meguiars.com/?car-maintenance/Gold-Class-Bug---Tar-Remover Just remember, as a minimum, you'll need to re-apply wax to those areas where you've removed the tar spots, because you'll also have removed the wax.

Good luck! :xyxthumbs