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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

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    Where in God's green earth do I get this M16 everyone is talking so highly about? I have looked high and low and could not track down a P# or any place that is selling it. Did Meguiar's discontinue this product and if so, what is the replacement?
    Since the part number, M16, starts with the letter "M" that tells you that this product is (well, was) in our Mirror Glaze Line. M16 Professional Paste Wax was the full name and, yes, we had to stop selling it in the USA due to changing VOC regulations. It can still be found internationally - the guys on the British detailing forum rave about it - but only rarely here domestically when a can or two shows up on ebay.

    Great, great stuff but you'd better lay it down really thin or removal can be a wee bit frustrating! A great way to apply it is with a DA spinning a 4" finishing pad - nice, thin, uniform coat that wipes off quite easily.
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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    So what new product replaces M16?

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    There really isn't any one product that would be considered a direct replacement for M16, or at least not designed as such. The closest thing would be M26 High Tech Yellow Wax, but only insofar as it's a carnauba rather than a synthetic wax. But M16 was one of the last of the real old school carnaubas.
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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    what could possibly make a natural carnuba wax not mean VOC regulations???? Frigging government.

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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    I think it's the chemicals they put into the wax to be able to spread the carnauba that were not VOC compatible.
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    Re: How To Break-in a New Can of M16

    Yes, even pre-softened ones since it's very easy to scoop too much product. Usually, some old style hard paste wax may have cracks that look like the wax has gone bad, but pre-softened ones MAY have this appearance. But doing this technique is a must for proper product pick-up and will allow for a more controlled product use and in turn will make the user apply it a lot thinner.

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