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  • Eagle One

    25 13.97%
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    16 8.94%
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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    In the dark ages, dish soap, old beach towel to dry, turtle wax and wiped off with another old beach towel and in the sun!!

    RUNNING WITH SCISSORS, RUNNING WITH SCISSORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thought I had one sweet ride!!!

    Now it's the proper 5 step, although not totally swirl free, looks good none the less.

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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    I was gifted some armor all interior stuff for my interior, and used a mothers clay bar due to it being the only one sold (same for some soft top protectant). Other than that 100% meguiars from day one! Honestly not sure how I first found this place... think I just started researching car cleaning products and found it! Google = friend.

    From day one of making the choice to give my car the TLC it deserves I have never purchased anything other than meguiars unless no meguiars product is offered.

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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    For years I used nothing. A self-service car wash every now and then. Scrubbed it nice and clean with that abrasive, muck-filled foaming brush. Then I bought a new car in March 2007, nice and shiny. I kept it nice and clean by having it washed weekly. Yep, spinning nylon brushes scraping my car, brightly hued soap, strips of undulating carpet-like material slapping my car clean...what did I know of swirls?
    In October 2007, it took a week, but I cleaned out my overflowing garage. While throwing out all sorts of decades-old stuff, I found an old can of Turtle Wax and put it back in the garage. Hmmmm, I thought, maybe I'll use it to wax my car when the dealer's protectant wears off some day.
    Around 2-3 weeks ago, I got industrious and decided to wax my car. Had it washed in the good old scraping slapping car wash. But I didn't know if the 23 year-old Turtle wax I kept was still OK to use. So I got on the Internet and googled "Car Wax". 10,000,000 hits, of course. I read and read and cruised tons of sites and forums. Well, found Meguiar's, found this forum, read post after post, and ran outside in a panic to see if I had swirls. Omigod!! Swirls galore on my new car! What hath I wrought?
    I went to Walmart to buy Swirl-X, and saw and bought that Meguiar's 7 Car Care kit. Then I went to a Parts store and bought Meguiar's Smooth Clay Kit. I clayed the hood of my car, Swirl-Xed it (not too well), and Nxt waxed. Hooked!! Shiny, smooth like glass, protected, but, look close enough, at the right angle, swirl city.
    Now I'm waiting for delivery of my G100 kit, #80 speed glaze, pads, etc, bought another box of the Meguiar's car care kit. I spray and wipe Quick Interior Detailer while waiting at red lights. So I guess you could say I've always used Meguiar's, even if I only started on the Path to Enlightenment (or OCD) 2 weeks ago.
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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    haha you definitely exhibit the common symptoms associated with Obsessive Car Detailing disorder, and no, there is no cure. You have enlightenment reached, and ready for g100 you are. May the Meguiar's be with you. LOL.

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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    I had two cars before I even had a license. First was a MINI that I bought when I was 15. I used to wash it now and again with washing-up liquid and never dried it. I only used it to learn how to drive and race around a field! Good times!!! I still hold the track record! Bought a black mx-3 when I was 17 and set about getting my license. It took a long time to save for the car and it was cool and sporty so obviously I wanted it to look its best. After my meticulous washing job with Fairy liquid and the sponge out of the bathrom I was surprised the car looked bad so I seeked out some advice from my father. I like to call it 'miss guided love''. I was given a bottle of MrSheen furniture polish spray stuff It was like mixing up a bottle of UQD with All Season Dressing!!!!

    I went from there to using the best polish the auto shop sold. Wonder Colour. I didnt like it at all. My biggest problem looking back was I wasnt sure how to use it properly. Left white residue everywhere too and that was really annoying. Got some tcut black polish then, i loved this stuff

    Ny car looked great.............maybe not! But I thought it did at the time.
    I got hooked on car shows and wanted to compete so after getting a full custom colour re-spray I really wanted to keep the car looking its best. The sprayer gave me a bottle of Meguiars Medallion Premium paint protectant. Im not 100% on the name, sorry. I loved it and started to read up on Meguiars. Been using there products ever since and I cant see me ever changing for my cars paint needs. Ive built p quite an arsenal of Megs now that it is more readily available. I will post some pics in the breakroom soon.

    With regards to other products ive tried lots and even the ones that are good are not quite as good as the meguiars equivalent. With Meguiars you get so much more though and I think ultimately thats what will always bring me back. Its not just a product sitting on a counter, there are real people who care behind it and readily available to answer any possible question you may have. I do use Autoglym glass polish and think it is a brilliant product. Its so easy and does a great job. I apply it using a megs applicaor pad, leave for ten minutes and wipe off with a microfibre. Thats it, simple as. I would hope that sometime in the future Megs will make a similar product.

    Sorry for the rant, got a bit carried away i thinnk !
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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    I've been using Meguiars products since they started showing up in Western PA stores in 1981. Before that, I mostly used Astroshield, which is still available. Until UQD, I've never seen a product bead water as well as Astroshield.

    Anyway, over the years I have tried a few products from other manufacturers, mainly Mothers, Eagle One, and Turtle Wax, but now I pretty much don't waste my time with others.

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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    Honestly I don't have brand loyalty. I have a handful of different products from different manufacturers and provably always will. I just get whatever product works well for me and buy it from whoever sells it the cheapest.
    Last edited by 2KLS1; Dec 30th, 2007 at 11:21 AM.

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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    Back in the day my friends and I used whatever we could find at the auto parts store. This was back in the late '70s/early '80s so things like Rain Dance were really big. I then had a long string of company cars so I didn't really worry too much about them.

    When I bought my BMW 318i (E30 variant) I started using the Deep Crystal line and really liked it. I continued using this with my next few cars but when I got my PT Turbo I decided to look into something a little "higher end". I ended up going with Zaino and I have to say that, up to that point, it gave me the best results I had ever seen. But that needs to be qualified a bit: I had never used a clay bar before then, and as I look back on things my technique with the DC line was less than stellar. Too much of the wipe on/wipe off mentality. I really wanted to step things up and get a DA polisher, and I was spending a fair amount of time over at Autopia's forum then, but I had heard about Meguiar's Saturday clinics. So I contacted Mike Phillips and set up a clinic for Autopia members. I had been experimenting with some different products at this point - Sonus, Menzerna, Pinnacle - but just didn't get the feeling I was achieving all I could, or should.

    At the Meguiar's clinic Mike showed me how to properly use the DA, and I learned a TON of really good info. So I picked up some M80 and some W8006 pads and the rest is history. I finally getting results, and I started going to the (at the time) Wednesday Night open garage sessions, learning even more. I also started to get the feeling that the whole Meguiar's organization valued me as a customer more than any other company I had ever dealt with. And I don't mean just car care products. This is the most customer-centric organization I've ever dealt with. ProFlowers.com comes in a close second, but Meguiar's pulls out all the stops. The fact that their products just plain work doesn't hurt either!

    So now, yeah, I'm pretty much a 100% Meguiar's guy.
    Michael Stoops
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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilblkblt04 View Post
    When I first started out when I was about 10 years old (now 16) I used to just use what ever my dad had. Then I started getting stuff from Auto-Zone and Wal-Mart, but it was still Armor All, Turtle Wax and Black Magic. Then once I did the Meguiar's RX thing on their website I started using Meguiar's because thats all the "prescription" called for. Then I found the forum and I still use Meguiar's and pretty much all Meguiar's.

    Why?
    In my opinion there isn't one single car car prodcut company out there that has the same features as Meguiar's:
    1. An online forum that's family friendly and will help you answer almost any question and we all have a good time. It's always nice to spend time on here.
    2. A product line that includes almost any thing you need for car detailing, from accessories to actual products.
    a. Every product in their lines works great and is reasonably priced (almost to cheap for what you get)
    b. Every product works well with one another
    c. Every product has a pleasant smell and great appearance (bottles)
    3. A customer care team that actually does care and wants to help you out and solve that shipping issue or what not
    4. A open garage that is open almost every weekend and through many months during the week to get help and just hang out.

    If you can find another company that has those features, I'll switch to them, but I haven't even seen a company come close to the way Meguiar's does things!!

    Great job Meguiar's!!!

    Ryan


    Very well put Ryan!!

    My Dad always used Meguiar's in his body and detail shop. I have used Megs products for about 40 years and if they give the results you want why change now? LOL!! You always know what to expect and if you have a problem you can get help very quickly, by phone or forum.

    Tic

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    Re: Have you been always using Meguiar's and why?

    Ever since I was a kid, my Dad always taught me that cars need to be waxed (and he understood clear coats need to be waxed). Once or twice a year, we would pull the van into the shade, wash it with Dawn or Simple Green in one gallon of water using an old sponge (and I'm one who tends to think if some is good, more should be better so I would put a lot of Dawn or Simple Green in the water), dry it with bath towels, and slap on a coat of Turtle Wax. My Dad would help me out with it because once I put the TW on (wayyy too thick), it was too hard for me to get off. I got to hand it to Dad though. At least he taught me to take care of cars' paint. Then one day I was cleaning up someone's Gold Wing for them. I needed something to put on the seat, so I went to Walmart. It was either Mother's leather stuff, or some leather cleaner/conditioner with a funny sounding name (Megee-ers? Megwee-ers? Meg-u-wee-ers?). I chose the stuff with the funny sounding name. That's how I heard of Meguiar's in the first place. Then one day my sister showed me the RX car care thing. I did that and then went to this forum. The rest is history. I bought ScratchX, DC #1, #2, and #3, and did my sister's car (I can't recall for sure why I did my sister's car...I'm pretty sure when I was filling out the RX thing, I was filling it out for my truck, but I didn't do my truck until months later). I ScratchXed most of my sister's Mazda 626, then used DC #1 on most of it (yeah, even the stuff I'd ScratchXed), DC #2 on some of it (I was getting tired), and DC #3 on all of it over a two day span. I gotta say it looked pretty sweet. Now my sisters borrow my stuff to do their cars, and my Dad is starting to use Meguiar's too. He uses QD on his bike all the time (rarely washes it now even!), and I got him to get one of the Ultimate Kits because I'm trying to get him hooked on UQD. He's also hooked on Hot Rims Aluminum and Mag Polish, because it did such a good job on his bike's rims (he didn't even think they would shine up at all!). Then last week I used PlastX with the G100 (and three inch pads) on the windshield on his bike (which was pretty scratched and hazed...was being the key word), and put NXT 2.0 on top. He loved it.

    Sorry for the long story...you asked!! (Ok, so maybe you didn't ask for that long of an answer). And yes I mainly use Meg's now. I use a Mother's Power Ball, and I think the rest is all Meg's.
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