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Michael Stoops
Oct 11th, 2011, 12:12 PM
Gold Class Premium Quik Detailer

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1910/G7624_GCQuikDetailer_DigiMock.gif


Product attributes:


It's all about the gloss!
Delivers a dark, super glossy finish
Makes black cars blacker!
Delivers same cleaning ability as our other detailers
Part Number: G7624
Size: 24 ounce
MSRP: $9.49

As part of Meguiar's premium Gold Class line, this new detailer is formulated to work especially well on dark colors, excelling with black cars and is perfect for removing dust and fingerprints. Gold Class Premium Quik Detailer leaves an ultra-slick, ultra-dark appearance and is safe to use on all paint finishes.

While this quik detailer does not contain hydrophobic polymers, it is our "darkest" mist and wipe product, making it perfect for darker colored vehicles.

ethereal45
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:36 AM
Too many quick detailers! I can't keep up!

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 08:59 AM
Too many quick detailers! I can't keep up!LOL! While it may seem that way at first, we've had a lot of people asking for a QD in the Gold Class family. From a retail standpoint, when you think about it, this kind of gives us a Good, Better, Best mix. But even that doesn't tell the whole story - QD in the red bottle is still the best for clay lube and it's the least expensive of the three. UQD has the hydrophobic polymers and therefore the crazy water beading properties, but this new Gold Class has the most dramatic darkening effect. If you're going to a show with a dark colored car and want to get the dust off the finish and really deepen the shine, Gold Class Quik Detailer may well be your best choice.

PhantomMagician
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:10 AM
haha... I love Gold Class :)

Shawn Devlin
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:21 AM
Very nice to see the Gold Class lineup getting an addition! I would have assumed the line would be maintained but no new products as seems to be the case with NXT. I will have to give this one a try once it is available.

Teak
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:44 AM
Is this similar or the same as the Gold Class QD which has been offered in Gold Class kits before?

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:52 AM
Is this similar or the same as the Gold Class QD which has been offered in Gold Class kits before?Not exactly; you could consider it a further development of the product with specific performance characteristics in mind. The product in the kits was really designed to meet a request for a branded kit.

Shawn T.
Oct 31st, 2011, 09:57 AM
Sign me up for a few............hundred!

davey g-force
Oct 31st, 2011, 11:58 AM
I will probably give this a shot also...

smack
Oct 31st, 2011, 01:53 PM
So all the new Gold Class products will be better suited to acheiving the deepest darkest shine for my Black BMW's?

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:24 PM
So all the new Gold Class products will be better suited to acheiving the deepest darkest shine for my Black BMW's?Having seen the great shine on at least one of your black BMWs in person...... yeah, you're going to like this!!

smack
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:29 PM
Sweet!!! Thanks Mike!!! I cant wait to darken the black of my car. It will be an endless black hole with the help of Meguiars!!! Now if I can just get home from this sandbox.....

ethereal45
Oct 31st, 2011, 02:49 PM
Looks like this will be a great product to add to the arsenal for dark cars. I have a whole gallon of last touch sitting around though :( Looks like I've got a healthy supply of clay lube!

Michael Stoops
Oct 31st, 2011, 04:06 PM
Looks like this will be a great product to add to the arsenal for dark cars. I have a whole gallon of last touch sitting around though :( Looks like I've got a healthy supply of clay lube!This should feel quite a bit like Last Touch but it definitely offers more gloss than LT.

Slicked
Nov 2nd, 2011, 05:38 AM
Sign me up for this one as well, great to have the Gold Class line complete. I almost want to buy one and ask it, where have you been all this time??

seckinb
Nov 2nd, 2011, 06:47 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, this doesn't have Carnauba in it does it? So please let me ask a question, if I use this QD between layers of a sealant, would it diminish the bonding of the top layer?

Michael Stoops
Nov 3rd, 2011, 12:24 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, this doesn't have Carnauba in it does it? So please let me ask a question, if I use this QD between layers of a sealant, would it diminish the bonding of the top layer?No carnauba in this, no. You should be perfectly fine using this to remove dust between applications of your favorite sealant or wax.

xantonin
Nov 8th, 2011, 08:31 PM
Alright, I'll bite... How does this work better on "dark" cars?

A while ago, Meguiar's made a statement about another company that had a "black car shine" kit. The general premise was that clear coat is the same regardless of the color of the car. I believe Mike ******* wrote the article on it. So how does this make dark cars darker without tinting the clear coat, and how is it the "darkest"?

And how would this look if used on a white car? Does it just provide depth to the clear coat, giving a better wet-look?

davey g-force
Nov 8th, 2011, 09:12 PM
I think they mean the results are more noticeable on dark colored cars..

Slicked
Nov 9th, 2011, 02:36 AM
Its a good question, and I guess what we're all expecting is that this product contains darkening agents which deepen dark and warm colours.

Michael Stoops
Nov 9th, 2011, 09:36 AM
The statement about it being so effective on darker colors is because this product, much like NXT Tech Wax 2.0, Ultimate Quik Wax, Ultimate Wax (liquid or paste) has the ability to darken the paint, partly due to some polishing oils and partly due to other ingredients. There is nothing specifically colored in the product, like there is in some products designed specifically for black paint. It's just that the effects of these ingredients is more noticeable on darker colors. Black and red tend to show this effect the most, while the lighter the color the less the impact - meaning a white car won't look any darker at all after using this or any other product since white just doesn't have the same properties as darker colors.

The two images below have been posted here on MOL a few times but they address this particular discussion even though the product used was not Gold Class Premium Quik Detailer. On this non-metallic red paint you can clearly see the darkening effect of, in this case, Ultimate Wax. This is similar to what you can expect with GCQD on darker colored paint. Again, white and silver just don't have the ability to show this sort of change.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/0097.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/0084.JPG

xantonin
Nov 9th, 2011, 07:12 PM
Thanks for the reply!

I'll think I'll pick up a bottle for my dark blue car. :)

ShinyChevy
Nov 11th, 2011, 08:39 PM
Hey Michael,

Would this be your recomendation for a quick detailer to use on a carnuba wax job like Gold Class or #26 to best maintain the carnuba look? Or would QD in the red bottle or maybe Final Inspection be better? All I'm looking to do is clean the already waxed surface but not really add or change anything, if that makes sense to you.

Slicked
Nov 14th, 2011, 06:48 AM
This issue came up on another forum:


do you not think Meguiars have too many QD's and Spray waxes now with the standard range, NXT, Ultimate and now Gold Class being promoted? Just an observation. I'll try all of the new stuff out regardless... there's bound to be some gems in there!


My response, bearing in mind some non-Meguiars terminology:

"Meguiars fans want a QD that compliments the qualities they like in their favourite Meguiars wax or sealant. This mostly explains the proliferation of QDs in the Meguiars range. Each QD is typically partnered with a wax or sealant to keep customers happy. In the case of Gold Class wax, a matching QD that enhances the carnauba finish is long overdue and welcome. Until now Gold Class fans had to use something like Last Touch or Ultimate Quik Detailer. This wasn't the end of the world, but it didn't provide the degree of compatibility Meguiars users have become used to in the company's other lines of products.

The same applies to the numerous Meguiars spray waxes."

Michael Stoops
Nov 14th, 2011, 08:29 AM
Hey Michael,

Would this be your recomendation for a quick detailer to use on a carnuba wax job like Gold Class or #26 to best maintain the carnuba look? Or would QD in the red bottle or maybe Final Inspection be better? All I'm looking to do is clean the already waxed surface but not really add or change anything, if that makes sense to you."Better" is tough to define in this context.

If you just want something inexpensive that will safely remove light dust and fingerprints on an occasional basis, then QD in the red bottle is probably "best".
If you want something like the above but you do this very regularly so you'd like to buy in bulk, then Last Touch is a great choice.
If you really want the hydrophobic polymers that create crazy water beading, and you do this from time to time, then UQD is going to be "best".
If you want the hydrophobic polymers and you wipe the vehicle down almost daily, then a bulk packaging like M135 offers is the way to go.
If you're heading to a show and you've got a dark colored vehicle and you want that extra little edge once you arrive on the show field, then Gold Class QD will be your "best" choice.
In a body shop, it's M34 - end of story.

ShinyChevy
Nov 15th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Thanks for the replys guys


"Better" is tough to define in this context.

If you just want something inexpensive that will safely remove light dust and fingerprints on an occasional basis, then QD in the red bottle is probably "best".
If you want something like the above but you do this very regularly so you'd like to buy in bulk, then Last Touch is a great choice.
If you really want the hydrophobic polymers that create crazy water beading, and you do this from time to time, then UQD is going to be "best".
If you want the hydrophobic polymers and you wipe the vehicle down almost daily, then a bulk packaging like M135 offers is the way to go.
If you're heading to a show and you've got a dark colored vehicle and you want that extra little edge once you arrive on the show field, then Gold Class QD will be your "best" choice.
In a body shop, it's M34 - end of story.

You're right, "better" can mean a lot of things. Let me rephrase the question and try to be morer specific:

Will the new Gold Class QD affect the 'carnuba look' of a carnuba waxed car less than the other QD products?


Our friend from down under says it very well:


This issue came up on another forum:

My response, bearing in mind some non-Meguiars terminology:

"Meguiars fans want a QD that compliments the qualities they like in their favourite Meguiars wax or sealant. This mostly explains the proliferation of QDs in the Meguiars range. Each QD is typically partnered with a wax or sealant to keep customers happy. In the case of Gold Class wax, a matching QD that enhances the carnauba finish is long overdue and welcome. Until now Gold Class fans had to use something like Last Touch or Ultimate Quik Detailer. This wasn't the end of the world, but it didn't provide the degree of compatibility Meguiars users have become used to in the company's other lines of products.

The same applies to the numerous Meguiars spray waxes."

Sounds like the answer is yes. Now I just have to find the stuff! Not for sale here yet...

Malo83
Mar 4th, 2012, 11:56 AM
Finally found the CGQD, used it this morning on my White Malibu and it really gave it a real nice glow and shine :doublethumbsup2

davey g-force
Mar 4th, 2012, 12:17 PM
Finally found the CGQD, used it this morning on my White Malibu and it really gave it a real nice glow and shine :doublethumbsup2

Awesome! Who said it was only for dark colors? :)

Carbo
Mar 4th, 2012, 06:31 PM
I'm almost out of UQD so I'm looking forward at giving the GCPQD a shot. I have a black car and a champagne color suburban so I'm curious to see the difference in both colors. I'll post results when I do the comparison.

pdude
May 30th, 2012, 09:53 PM
I might have missed it, but I'm assuming this has been discussed.

Has anyone seen the difference between GCDS and Ultimate Quick Detailer?

Also, the back said not for certain paint jobs. I have a BMW Jet Black and I'm sure it's fine for mine. What are the drawbacks for using it on those other types of paints?

kiwiatlarge
May 30th, 2012, 10:01 PM
Awesome! Who said it was only for dark colors? :)

Any sign of the Gold Class lineup in Aus??... the only new listed products we have this year is the Window Cleaner and Brake Dust Barrier, neither of which I've seen yet outside the online store... I wouldn't be suprised if we don't see them in brick and mortar stores here... due to there being so many spray detailers and waxes available now..

davey g-force
May 31st, 2012, 12:53 PM
Yeah, no sign in stores yet (that I've seen).

...Not that I usually buy from stores anyway...

mswerb
May 31st, 2012, 01:25 PM
If you like the Quick detailer, try the Gold Class Quick Wax.

nikos drift
Sep 17th, 2014, 01:08 PM
hi guys!! I have one question for you!! I've just purchased the GCQD and I can't wait to use it!! on sunday I've put on the dark wax and since I drive my car every day I would like to use the detailer daily at the end of the day... will it be ok for the dark wax to use the detailer every day?? the darkening appearance is what matters for me...

davey g-force
Sep 17th, 2014, 01:27 PM
That sounds fine, as long as the surface is not too dirty when you're using the GCQD.

nikos drift
Sep 21st, 2014, 01:01 PM
thanks mate!!