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    Review: Meguiar's Quik Air Re-Fresher - New Car & Leather Scents

    Review: Meguiar's Quik Air Re-Fresher - New Car & Leather Scents




    Price:

    $6.99 for 4oz aerosol can


    Review:

    Once again, this review will be short and sweet.

    Here's the description and directions of this product. It was hard to capture the entire text because the bottle has a very low radius so I tried to position the bottles so that you can connect the text from both.



    Instructions say to vacuum first and remove source of odor for best results. I know for a fact that the dirt and debris in the carpet doesn't help create a clean smell. Vacuuming can normally make a HUGE difference in how your car smells. So even if it wasn't in the instructions, I would have done the same thing:



    I also cleaned the interior with Blackfire Interior Cleaner and wiped down all interior panels. Once the interior is clean, you can now spray the product in the car. For this vehicle, I used the "new car" scent. First, I sprayed it in the middle section of the car:



    Instructions also stated to spray onto the seat and carpet. And to use 1-3 sprays per seat. I did 3 sprays per seat and 3 sprays on the back bench:



    Spray the product towards the carpets as well:



    I repeated the entire process on my Miata but I used the "leather" scent.

    First, I vacuumed my interior and carpet:



    Then I sprayed some on the interior and carpets:









    Instructions said to not go inside the vehicle for at least 5 minutes. I left both vehicles alone for about 2 hours before going in.


    Thoughts and Observations:

    I really like this aerosol trigger. When I continuously press the trigger, atomized particles only come out for about a second then it stops. I think this is amazing because it prevents you from over-applying the product and being trigger happy LOL! I don't know how they did this but this is the first aerosol trigger I've encountered with this feature.

    The fragrance is very strong especially in the first day or two. I may have over applied it but I just followed the instructions. I think the best time is the 2nd to 3rd day. The scent is not too strong and you can definitely smell it's there. I really like the fact that it can permanently eliminate odors but I wasn't able to test this because I don't have any foul odors in my vehicles thankfully.

    I really like the scent of the "new car" scent although there's nothing really "new car" about it. When I see "new car" scent, I expect it to smell like the fragrance new vehicles give off. I know it's just the outgassing of plastic, fabric, vinyl and other materials inside the car. But I want to smell that when I hear "new car". To me, this scent smells like the "fresh" and "spring" type scents of laundry detergents. I used my wife's car for this "new car" scent test and I asked what was her opinion. She hated the smell. To her, it smelled like chlorine and she told me to never use it on her car again.

    I used the "leather" scent on my car. But I didn't like this scent AT ALL. It smelled very artificial and there's nothing leather-like about it at all. When I see "leather" scent, I'd expect it to smell like the leather interiors of very upscale vehicles. Or any vehicles equipped with leather seats for that matter. But this wasn't it. This smelled very chemical like to me. I wouldn't recommend this scent at all. If I wanted my interior to smell like leather, I would highly suggest using Meguiar's Gold Class Leather Conditioner or any other leather conditioner products.

    Today is my 4th day and there was still a mild scent in both vehicles. I would imagine it would still have some tomorrow (will post an update as to when it completely goes away). From my testing, I would say it lasts 4-5 days, if not more. Other people have seen it to last 2-3 days.

    Product says it could treat at least 20 vehicles. I don't think I'll reach that - maybe because I over applied it. But I think it's a great value if it can treat 20+ vehicles.


    Conclusion:

    I think Meguiar's has some good aerosol air fresheners available. I like the "new car" scent and would recommend it but I wouldn't recommend the "leather" scent because it's too artificial. I think the "lemon" scent should smell nice. It can eliminate odors permanently as well. The value is great because it can treat at least 20 vehicles. If you need an air freshener, please give this product a shot.

    As always, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this review. Comments are appreciated.
    2011 Car Crazy Showcase SEMA Team

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    Re: Review: Meguiar's Quik Air Re-Fresher - New Car & Leather Scents

    Good review!

    I used the 'original' fogger a few years back (new car scent) and there was a lingering smell for almost a year. It wasn't unpleasant (to me), just a small background odor, that I liked.

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    Re: Review: Meguiar's Quik Air Re-Fresher - New Car & Leather Scents

    Great review! Ill have to order me a can or two. How does the scent match to the actual new car smell? Every product that claims that has fallen short of it.

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    Re: Review: Meguiar's Quik Air Re-Fresher - New Car & Leather Scents

    Nice review Marc. Thanks for sharing. I will document your feedback internally.
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    Re: Review: Meguiar's Quik Air Re-Fresher - New Car & Leather Scents

    UPDATE: On the 6th day up to today, the 9th day since application, there's a very faint scent lingering. You can definitely smell it distinctively as you enter the vehicle but once you're inside the car, you get used to it and not smell it anymore. I think this is very impressive for an aerosol spray air freshener. But then again, I may have over-applied it. In future uses, I'm only going to use 3-5 sprays for the entire vehicle.

    Overall, I think this is an impressive product especially for the price. I like the new car scent and will be purchasing this more in the future. Not so much the leather scent.
    2011 Car Crazy Showcase SEMA Team

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