View Full Version : medallion verses nxt

Feb 6th, 2004, 06:13 AM
we have a high end detail shop and have been using medallion.
can you tell me the difference between the two?

Feb 6th, 2004, 06:29 AM
Medallion = Barry Bonds @ 1992
NXT = Barry Bonds @ 2002

Both were MVPs, but in different ways.


Feb 6th, 2004, 06:37 AM
LOL, I guess that wasn't very informative, was it?

My impression on appearance is that NXT gives a drier, glossier look, and Medallion gives a wetter, smoother look. They're both great. My opinion is that NXT is more captivating, but it might be flavor of the month for me right now.

I would think that Meguiar's is going to have to reconsider Medallion's place in their scheme of things, at $5 per bottle more than NXT.

For me as a hobbyist, durability is a non-factor. I'm going to detail my cars whenever I feel like it. For you as a professional, though, durability is a factor. NXT hasn't been out long enough to make real-world statements about its durability.

I hope this helps,


Feb 6th, 2004, 06:38 AM
I think you will find NXT easier to use. It goes on and wipes off easier than MPPP.

I had MPPP on the Mustang just before NXT Tech Wax so I was able to compare the look. On my paint MPPP leaves a very good reflection and shine which NXT does as well but adds a deep glossy look.

Durability has not been confirmed yet but, Meguiars is saying that NXT Tech Wax is now their longest lasting product.

Give it a try, nothing to lose but $14.99 :D


Feb 6th, 2004, 11:08 AM
thanks for the info. i found nxt at my local advanced this morning and gave it a try on my bmw , silver, and did notice a difference in the finish looking more smooth and deeperin reflection than mppp. i also talked to my meguirs rep about machine use and found out it will work about the same as mppp.

Feb 6th, 2004, 05:07 PM
I am a long time MPPP user. It is a great product and lasts a long time. It has lasted me through some harsh Indiana winters. NXT gives a deeper gloss and is easier to apply and remove by hand. I have not tried NXT by machine yet but I expect it to be easier to use than MPPP. NXT also dries more quickly than MPPP and is probably useable at lower temperatures.
MPP takes a long time to dry when temps. get below 50°

Like the others said, too soon to say much about durability. I washed my TA after two weeks of snow and being covered with road salt, molasses, and calcium chloride. The suface was still very slick after I washed with the NXT car wash.