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Michael Stoops
Oct 11th, 2011, 12:08 PM
Gold Class Carnauba Plus Quik Wax

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Product attributes:


Delivers a deep, rich, more traditional wax finish
Tactile evidence of the “wax” protection that’s left behind
Non-whitening on trim
Can be applied in full sun
Part Number: G7716
Size: 16 ounce
MSRP: $9.49

Perfect for all colors, and exceptional on black vehicles, this new edition to the Meguiar's Gold Class family is the answer to achieving quick, dark, wet-looking shine. With a simple mist-on, wipe-off, Carnauba+Plus Quik Wax delivers the rich, warm protection that only carnauba can deliver. The "+Plus" in this formula means it won't leave white residue on plastic or trim, and unlike most waxes, Carnauba+Plus Quik Wax can be applied to a warm surface in direct sun.

BillyJack
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:11 AM
I'll definitely be trying this one out. Most other spray waxes I have tried leave more of a sealant-type hard gloss. Getting the Gold Class glow in spray form ought to be a winner!

Bill

PhantomMagician
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:22 AM
I'll definitely be trying this one out. Most other spray waxes I have tried leave more of a sealant-type hard gloss. Getting the Gold Class glow in spray form ought to be a winner!

Bill

+1 here Mr.Bill :)

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:28 AM
It sounds like Gold Class Carnauba Plus Quik Wax is just what you're looking for then, Bill.

Shawn T.
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:02 AM
I'll take 12 cases!

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:03 AM
I'll take 12 cases!Sold!

Shawn T.
Oct 31st, 2011, 10:09 AM
Sold!

Winner Winner chicken dinner!!

davey g-force
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:49 AM
Can this be used on a wet vehicle after washing?

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:56 AM
Can this be used on a wet vehicle after washing?You can, but you may lose a bit of the darkening ability of the product. That may be more noticeable on black cars though. As we've said elsewhere, you really want to do a sheeting final rinse to minimize the amount of water present when using any spray wax while drying.

TheSublimeGoose
Oct 31st, 2011, 03:16 PM
Just a thought...

Quick way to apply a carnuba finish to a base coat of, say, Ultimate Wax?
I'm thinking yes? :cool:

-Mark

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:07 PM
Not a bad thought, Mark, not a bad thought at all!

davey g-force
Oct 31st, 2011, 05:27 PM
Just a thought...

Quick way to apply a carnuba finish to a base coat of, say, Ultimate Wax?
I'm thinking yes? :cool:

-Mark

Mmm.. I really like this idea :drool1

pickles
Nov 1st, 2011, 01:20 PM
Very excited to use this product,sounds like easy maintainence between coats of the Gold class paste.When will it hit stores?

Bjkearns
Nov 1st, 2011, 03:02 PM
Most things hit stores after the new year

Michael Stoops
Nov 1st, 2011, 05:26 PM
As Joseph points out, most of our consumer line products tend to ship sometime in January.

Slicked
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:33 AM
Really looking forward to trying this one, fantastic to see Meguiars investing in the Gold Class line.

seckinb
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:42 AM
It's what I have been looking for. A real Carnauba topper on a natural wax. Every other Quick Waxes had sealants in it so couldn't keep the court clean. :)

PPLd
Nov 16th, 2011, 08:10 AM
I got a few questions for Meguiar's staff that compare this spray wax with the Gold Class QD:
whats the major difference between the 2 gold class spray products?
which one last longer?
but how abt slickness? which 1 is more slick?
and for the look, which one had a better, more carnauba look?
my guess will be wax last longer and have more carnauba content and hence a more carnauba deep wet glow look,
but GCQD will hv more slickness and better cleaning ability?

btw how does they smell like?

Michael Stoops
Nov 17th, 2011, 12:26 PM
@PPLd, the primary difference between GCQD and GCQW is that one is a mist and wipe and quick detailer while the other is a spray wax. Because of that you can expect the Gold Class Quik Wax to last longer than the detailer. Both have excellent darkening qualities to them but the wax is going to give you more of that - obviously this characteristic doesn't really reveal itself on very light colors, of course. The detailer is going to be a bit slicker in overall feel and should be the product of choice between the two when it comes to removing light dust and fingerprints. Just as UQD is a better choice than UQW for removing light contaminants, but UQW is great once the surface is completely clean. If you're a big fan of carnauba products on darker paints, then you're going to love both of these. Just use then appropriately.

Mark58
Nov 17th, 2011, 12:41 PM
Quit talking about and ship some out. LOL

Mike Goodrum
Nov 30th, 2011, 03:58 PM
I say we do WM early ship date for forum members :p

ajb39oh
Apr 22nd, 2012, 08:12 PM
I've used it the past 2 weekends on my Java brown Sorento after washing. It looks really good on the dark color. Beads nicely. Almost as easy to use as UQW.

imam
May 13th, 2012, 11:19 PM
Hi All,

Sorry to bump this up again, since we are high on water beading, does this GCQW also have hydrophobic ability like UQW?

Is it asking too much to have carnauba look with hydrophobic ability?

Thanks.

Michael Stoops
May 14th, 2012, 01:04 PM
No, Gold Class Quik Wax does not have hydrophobic polymers - those are reserved for UQW. GCQW will, on the other hand, darken a dark colored vehicle more than UQW will.

kiwiatlarge
May 14th, 2012, 09:09 PM
Ok, so the discussion of layering Gold Class wax over the top of NXT/UQW has been around a long time, but has anyone tried layering the Gold class spray products over the top of the Ultimate Quick spray products?...

Off the top of my head for instance... do a full detail a few days before a show event, wash the car using the UQW as the car dries the morning of the event, and then following up with the Gold Class Spray Wax or Detailer right before the car goes on show?

Just curious as there is a lot of discussion of 'Vs', and I'm just wondering if there is any merit to just using both, lol..

imam
May 14th, 2012, 09:13 PM
Ok, thanks Michael.

I guess my perfect combo would be the GC liquid and topped with UQW to get the best of both worlds, right?

Michael Stoops
May 15th, 2012, 08:11 AM
Ok, so the discussion of layering Gold Class wax over the top of NXT/UQW has been around a long time, but has anyone tried layering the Gold class spray products over the top of the Ultimate Quick spray products?...

Off the top of my head for instance... do a full detail a few days before a show event, wash the car using the UQW as the car dries the morning of the event, and then following up with the Gold Class Spray Wax or Detailer right before the car goes on show?

Just curious as there is a lot of discussion of 'Vs', and I'm just wondering if there is any merit to just using both, lol..


Ok, thanks Michael.

I guess my perfect combo would be the GC liquid and topped with UQW to get the best of both worlds, right?
Well, at this point you both are sort of just thinking out loud...........of course you can top any wax or sealant with any other wax or sealant, and you can play with combinations to your heart's content! But any resulting visuals from any combination you can think to mix are going to be totally subjective, so if you like it, go for it. On MOL and other detailing forums we've probably heard mention of every possible mix of synthetics, carnaubas, spray waxes, quick detailers, etc. If you play around and hit upon something that really strikes you, then good for you. Some people think it's crazy to try a bunch of combinations while others think it's just part of the fun of detailing. If you get enjoyment from it, and you like the end result, there's no way for us to discourage you mixing and matching products.

BrightonRT
May 15th, 2012, 09:53 AM
I am actually playing around with this currently. I have a coat of NXT on my black Challenger for a base, and have it topped with GCCW+. I have alternated between using D156 (UQW) and GCQW and my experience has been that the look of the car just tends to follow whatever I put on last. So what kiwiatlarge said would work, you can use the synthetics for most washes to give it the hydrophobic properties and the durability, and "top" it with GCQW for special occasions.

I can say Gold Class really deepens the color and makes the flake in my metallic black pop like crazy, it really shows off the paint. It performs just as well as advertised. I find that the D156 leaves that typical sealant super high gloss, almost to the point where the brightness of the reflections masks the actual paint underneath it. It looks awesome in it's own way.

Top Gear
May 27th, 2015, 07:52 AM
I've been using Gold Class Quik Wax for around 3 years now and I love it. In fact, it's one of the best "secrets", and best products, in detailing. I'm into carnauba-based finishing, using Gold Class or Detailer D301 waxes, and while there is a bit of carnauba in Ultimate Quik Wax and Detailer D156 Xpress Spray Wax (ref (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?63136-Which-Products-Contain-Carnauba&p=562849&viewfull=1#post562849)), they are primarily synthetic-based and seem intended to be more glossy than deep. It's a subtle difference I really like for my black pearl metallic paint, because it already has plenty of gloss and pop on its own, so the carnauba approach makes it incredibly deep and other-worldly. As for the matching detailer, I use GCQD for spot cleaning, waterless washing in a pinch, clay lube, glass and some interior work, and panel preparation for DA work. Both bottles go with the car everywhere. GCQW, based on carnauba, can actually tide me over indefinitely with full protection until my next re-wax or correction, and is surprisingly durable. It helps me maintain my carnauba-based wax job on a non-garaged daily driver with a professional show car appearance :)

DimensionAutoDetailing
May 27th, 2015, 09:25 AM
So the +Plus products for GC will not stain trim or plastic?
GC +Plus paste, liquid, sprays...?

Thanks!

Top Gear
May 27th, 2015, 09:39 AM
No staining I've ever seen. I use GCQD to clean plastic and rubber trim, and GCQW helps protect it (along with Ultimate Black treatments).

Coach
May 31st, 2015, 04:23 AM
Glad to see this thread resurrected, We don't see many posts about this terrific Gold Class Quik Wax product here on the forum. The qualities we desire from carnauba based waxes live on and on when GCQW is used regularly. This is my go to maintenance finisher since I have two black cars in the family and both follow the same regimen.
- Clean
- M205 (1x or 2x per year)
- Ultimate Liquid Wax (2 coats)
- M26
- Gold Class Quik Detailer
- Gold Class Quik Wax

Using GCQD 2-3 times per week and GCQW every week extends the life of M26 and keeps that deep black almost 3 dimensional look I love.
Three cheers for Gold Class Quik Wax!!!

DimensionAutoDetailing
Jun 10th, 2015, 10:10 AM
You can, but you may lose a bit of the darkening ability of the product. That may be more noticeable on black cars though. As we've said elsewhere, you really want to do a sheeting final rinse to minimize the amount of water present when using any spray wax while drying.

Mr. Stoops,
If someone wanted to follow the drying method of Mr. Larry Kosilla (damp MF towel with a few sprays of a “wax as you dry”, wipe a panel, flip towel and repeat), could GCP Spray Wax or Detailer work? I know you said you lose some darkening ability but for the cars I work on, the paint should already be DARK from a proper paint correction session.

Which would you recommend? Ha, I am already assuming you know of Mr. Kosillas drying method with Hydrate(id use Hydrate but I can get Meg’s products easier and cheaper) Sorry Larry! You are an awesome guy and a genius but Ive been a MEGS fan for years.…

Also, Meguiars should really look into this method, of course with Mr. Kosillas consentJ Ditch the waffle weave and go with advertising the Meg MF towels as dual purpose!
Using Meguiars MF towels and this drying method is unlike any other method when using a specific drying towel… Way smoother, just GLIDES across surface and leaves “traces” of product that just vanish… I’ve tried it with Turtle Wax Wax as you dry, Meguiars Wax as you dry with AWESOME results on black cars. Leaves NOTHING behind yet is MUCH safer IMO… BUT, I want to incorporate GC sprays when drying…

S O, would you recommend GC Plus wax or detailer in spray version for this method?

The Guz
Jun 10th, 2015, 12:42 PM
Plenty of guys use Ultimate Quik Wax/D156 as a drying aid similar to what Larry's product does. UQW/D156 is great as a drying aid.

Michael Stoops
Jun 11th, 2015, 09:00 AM
Mr. Stoops,
If someone wanted to follow the drying method of Mr. Larry Kosilla (damp MF towel with a few sprays of a “wax as you dry”, wipe a panel, flip towel and repeat), could GCP Spray Wax or Detailer work? I know you said you lose some darkening ability but for the cars I work on, the paint should already be DARK from a proper paint correction session.

Which would you recommend? Ha, I am already assuming you know of Mr. Kosillas drying method with Hydrate(id use Hydrate but I can get Meg’s products easier and cheaper) Sorry Larry! You are an awesome guy and a genius but Ive been a MEGS fan for years.…

Also, Meguiars should really look into this method, of course with Mr. Kosillas consentJ Ditch the waffle weave and go with advertising the Meg MF towels as dual purpose!
Using Meguiars MF towels and this drying method is unlike any other method when using a specific drying towel… Way smoother, just GLIDES across surface and leaves “traces” of product that just vanish… I’ve tried it with Turtle Wax Wax as you dry, Meguiars Wax as you dry with AWESOME results on black cars. Leaves NOTHING behind yet is MUCH safer IMO… BUT, I want to incorporate GC sprays when drying…

S O, would you recommend GC Plus wax or detailer in spray version for this method?


Larry's a great guy and a good buddy of both Jason Rose and myself (have you listened to his Podcasts with us???) and I don't think he'd mind too terribly much that you'd rather use our products than something else (including the few products he markets under his own brand).

We have supported the "wax as you dry" concept for a very, very long time - going back to the introduction of our plain jane "QuikWax". Whether you prefer the plain Quik Wax, the Gold Class Quik Wax because you're a hard core carnauba kinda guy, or Ultimate Quik Wax for it's durability (or D156 Synthetic Express Spray Wax because you'd rather buy in bulk) makes no difference. We would recommend that you use the spray wax versions of these rather than the spray detailers when drying, if only because the waxes actually leave some protection and other characteristics (depending on which of these you choose) on the paint. We also prefer using the waffle weave Water Magnets for this step simply because they are designed to absorb water where as a typical microfiber polishing towel tends to be, well, challenged to remove water from the paint. Now, if you're keeping a good coat of wax on the car to begin with, and you're using the sheeting method of letting a smooth, steady stream of water flow over the paint to remove a large percentage of water, then you could probably get away with a Supreme Shine towel or two for drying purposes. Personally, I use the Water Magnets for drying, along with D156, whenever I do a typical hose and bucket wash.

The Guz
Jun 11th, 2015, 10:50 AM
Those podcasts with you guys are great.

Larry is a great guy. I mean how humble is he when he literally says on one of his videos that he pulled his polishes from his line up to be revamped because his don't compare to what Meguiar's polishes do. He also stated that he will be using Meguiar's polishes until his meet his expectations.

Hoytman
Aug 4th, 2015, 06:11 AM
Mr. Stoops,

Just purchased Gold Class Carnauba Plus Qwick Wax and I am looking forward to trying it. Actually, at the same time I purchased UQW and looking forward to trying both. Love the fact Gold Class Carnauba Plus Qwick Wax won't turn trim white. Questions:

1. Is this the case with Gold Class Carnauba Plus Paste Wax or Gold Class Carnauba Plus Liquid wax?

2. Will UQW turn trim white? I'm aware that UPW will turn trim white and that ULW will not, both being sun friendly according to their packaging.

Michael Stoops
Aug 4th, 2015, 06:58 AM
Mr. Stoops,

Just purchased Gold Class Carnauba Plus Qwick Wax and I am looking forward to trying it. Actually, at the same time I purchased UQW and looking forward to trying both. Love the fact Gold Class Carnauba Plus Qwick Wax won't turn trim white. Questions:

1. Is this the case with Gold Class Carnauba Plus Paste Wax or Gold Class Carnauba Plus Liquid wax?

2. Will UQW turn trim white? I'm aware that UPW will turn trim white and that ULW will not, both being sun friendly according to their packaging.

The Gold Class liquid and paste waxes can stain trim if allowed to dry on it. If you keep a microfiber towel over your shoulder while applying these or any other liquid/paste wax you can then immediately wipe off any product that you accidentally get onto trim, thereby alleviating this issue.

UQW will not stain trim at all..... it will probably make it look better!


For the record, it's basically the "carrier ingredients" in liquid and paste waxes that cause staining on trim, not necessarily the wax itself.

davey g-force
Aug 4th, 2015, 11:09 AM
Agreed, UQW actually enhances the look of black trim. You can basically use it on all exterior surfaces. :)

Hoytman
Aug 4th, 2015, 11:45 AM
Thanks!


I have both UPW and ULW, but it's the smell of Gold Class paste that gets me. Love it and need to buy it.