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Airborne Ranger
Feb 6th, 2004, 11:59 PM
Hey Hey,

first off, excellent forum Mike has setup here. 2 thumbs up for him from the deadman.

I'm looking for some pics if anyone has used #40 yet??? like on tires, dash, trim or whatever. This would help me give an idea of what #40 is like. I plan on purchasing a gallong of it in the not to distant future. Thanks all,,,,,,,deadman98

Aurora40
Feb 7th, 2004, 01:02 PM
Most everything cleaned with APC+, then #40 applied to it. The leather has Lexol products on it.

http://members.aol.com/aurora402002/regal/intdriv2.jpg

http://members.aol.com/aurora402002/regal/intpass.jpg

I like #40 on interiors. It isn't too shiny. I don't like shine on interiors. I just like them to look clean and new. #40 and Poorboy's Natural Look are ones I like a lot on interiors. I've also thought about getting a gallon of #40, but I really don't use it very quickly. I'd probably have it for 5+ years if I got a gallon of it! :eek:

Airborne Ranger
Feb 7th, 2004, 05:31 PM
Hey Aurora40,

Thank you for the pics! Your interior looks sweet man! Clean, sharp and the leather looks very sharp too, nice work:)

I'm like you about shine on interiors, I want to keep mine protected but I do not want shine, just nice matte finish or a very satin sheen. Thanks again for the pics, they look great!! deadman98

gb387
Feb 8th, 2004, 10:35 AM
Looks great I have been looking for something else since I ran out of my consumer line meguiars trim cleaner. This looks like it might be the ticket. Like you said it looks new not shiny.

Airborne Ranger
Feb 12th, 2004, 11:07 PM
Well I picked up a gallon of #40 today at a Paint and Body Supply store. Set me back about $30 but no biggie, saves me on shipping. There called Hopkins & Kipp. Good people, and faster about getting stuff than the other paint and body supply I delt with before.

Weird thing is the jug they sold it to me in was an older #40 jug. It had to of been at least a couple years old but it was never opened before, still sealed from the factory. The jug is square kinda, not in the greatest shape in the world but it's not beat up either. Hopefully it's still good. I'll try it out and let everyone know how it works out,,,,,deadman98

J SOLO
Feb 13th, 2004, 02:16 AM
Int. looks good like brand new.

Mosca
Feb 14th, 2004, 05:09 PM
I like #40, a lot. What I like is the smell. It is pretty strong at first, but when it dries it has a slight leathery smell that I find pleasing. I know that now there's NXT, and GC Interior, and 303 is an excellent product, too; but I'm hooked on #40 (and I, too, have a gallon, which is enough for a lifetime I think).

Tom

Aurora40
Feb 14th, 2004, 07:43 PM
Originally posted by Mosca
I like #40, a lot. What I like is the smell. It is pretty strong at first, but when it dries it has a slight leathery smell that I find pleasing. I know that now there's NXT, and GC Interior, and 303 is an excellent product, too; but I'm hooked on #40 (and I, too, have a gallon, which is enough for a lifetime I think).

Tom
Hey Mosca, I'll save you $5... Gold Class Vinyl & Rubber Protectant ***** on interiors. It's really greasy and shiny. It is ok on tires and such but I really hated it on interiors. I hated it enough to give it away (I keep everything figuring I never know when I'll like it again or find a new use for it).

It sounds like NXT Tech Protectant is really shiny too from the reviews of it (though the folks reviewing it liked that it was shiny). Also, according to the MSDS it has no water in it, which also makes me think it would be shiny and greasy. I also like #40 a lot and plan to stick with it until it's gone (I'd like to say I'll always use it, but who the heck knows what bug will bite when I use up the two 16 oz bottles I have of it).

ebpcivicsi
Feb 15th, 2004, 07:13 AM
Here is what #40 looks like on my accord. It is what I have used from ay one. The car is a 94, I got it in early 96.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d726b3127cce8e5fe1c8c3a10000001610

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d726b3127cce8e5f0c8b023c0000001610

http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b3d726b3127cce8e5fefdbc3b50000003611

Rick
Feb 15th, 2004, 10:47 AM
If you guys like #40, if you can try and get your hands on a some W-Dressing from the Detailer line. Take 40 and put it in a gel form and you've pretty much got it. I personally think it's slightly better. About the only down side to it is it doesn't have that good smell that #40 has. When the family decides to sell a vehicle I usually do everything with W-dressing then do tha air vents with 40 just to get some of that smell.

Another little trick. Get a swiffer or similar dust mop sort of thing and use it to quickly remove dust from your dash as matenience. Very hand especially when you have a black dash like mine. I'll have to take some pictures with W-dressing next time I do mine, which should be soon enough.

Don
Feb 18th, 2004, 01:34 PM
Ok, not the best pics but here's how #40 looks on my dark interior...NOTE: The halogen lights made the the vinyl look a lot shinier than it really is.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/14Megs_40-4.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/14Megs_40.JPG

gb387
Feb 18th, 2004, 04:22 PM
time and time again the #40 looks great!

Slats
Feb 25th, 2004, 08:22 AM
Hey guys,
#40 sounds like great stuff. I wish meguiars gave samples -- if so I would maybe get some. I love cleaners and such that smell like leather. I had a couple questions about it: Is it water-based or silicone based? Also, I have used water based before, but I found it did not go on evenly. Does #40 go onto the dash evenly or do you have to keep going over it for it to look even?

Thanks,
Slats:p

Rockpick
Feb 25th, 2004, 08:42 AM
Originally posted by Rick
If you guys like #40, if you can try and get your hands on a some W-Dressing from the Detailer line...

Interesting that you mention that as my local distributor told me nearly the same thing... I didn't buy the gallon then but, it sounds like I need to make another trip down there...

How's the W-Dressing from a 'dust attraction' standpoint? Also, are you diluting? Can you dilute?

RP :D

Mike Phillips
Feb 25th, 2004, 10:44 AM
I have used #40 for years also, and I have never had any problems with results. If the vinyl your are treating is really dirty, or has been neglected, they apply two coats. Apply the first coat heavy and work it in using a foam applicator pad, or a piece of terry cloth towel. Then wipe the surface clean using a new, dry terry cloth towel. This will first application will help you to clean the surface and remove any dirt build-up.

For the second coat, apply an ample amount, allow to penetrate and then wipe off any excess. Your vinyl should look as good as new.

If your vinyl is really dirty, Meguiar's #39 Vinyl Cleaner is an awesome cleaner, but it is a cleaner only and you need to apply a conditioner/protectant afterwards.

Mike