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Meguiars #26 Yellow Wax Rocks!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lane Cypert, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Jun 4, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    Lane Cypert

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    I used Meguiars #26 Yellow Carnuba Wax on my Tacoma this past Sunday and it is awesome. I bought my new silver double cab in March and it looked 10 times better than when I bought the truck new. The silver paint was extremely glossy and shiny after the wax. I wish I had pictures to prove it but I broke my camera last week. This wax is great and I was just checking to see if anybody else had used this product?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    mShu7

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    #26 is a definitely a good wax...very under-rated IMO. While longevity isn't great, ease of use and a great look are its best assets.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i use it when i have it readily available(i get some from where i work occasionally), and yeah, its pretty awesome wax. real shine and smoothness with it.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2008 at 2:38 PM
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    Nessy07

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    Haven't used Meguiars recently. I've been using Zymol Cleaner Wax, runs about $14 a bottle, I think it's great.
     
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    ph16drive

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    I recently stopped using Meguiar's waxes because 2-3 weeks after waxing the truck, the water just sat on the truck and didn't even roll off . . . and I park in a garage. Plus, the smooth feel of the finish was gone a week after waxing it. Don't get me wrong, Meguiar's polishes and cleaners are #1 in my book but their waxes just don't cut if for me. I recently was referred to a product (Collinite #845 Insulator Wax) and it's been 3 weeks since I used it and the finish still looks great and feels smooth like it was just waxed.
    When I used Meguiar's wax, it took me like 8 hours to do the entire truck. With Collinite it took me less than half that time and was so easy to "wax-on" and "wax-off".
     
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    bowzerdoo77

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    Ill second the zymol that stuff is the shit you cant even set a towel on your hood without it sliding off and it lasts a long time, however I rewax once a month just in case :D
     
  7. Jun 5, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    bowzerdoo77

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    anybody heard of astro shield? I used to use it and I dont know the difference between a wax and a polish help me resident detailer
     
  8. Jun 5, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    i aint the resident detailer, but i'll take a crack at answering your question.

    a polish shines the paint while removing(or hiding in some cases) swirl marks, and a wax seals the shine in and leaves a protective barrier on the paint. something to that effect:)!
     
  9. Jun 6, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    Cleaner waxes are a great one-step product, but they typically don't offer the protection that a traditional wax/sealant offers. With a cleaner wax, you'll need to use it more often to keep the surface protected. What you could do is do the cleaner wax every 3, 4, or 6 months, and then use a traditional wax in between.

    If using a quality over the counter (OTC) wax or sealant, I'd recommend re-applying every 4-6 on average.

    Collinite is great for long-term protection. It protects longer than most waxes out there, including anything I've used from Megs. Collinite wax is definitely a step above Meguiars. A lot of people use Collinite as a winter wax b/c it lasts so long.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2008 at 10:11 PM
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    I spent wen. clay baring, polishing and waxing my grand cherokee(dont have a taco yet, sorry) and after I ploished it I couldnt set anything on it, and after wax it was smooth as a babys ass. all with meguires, although if you go to buy the clay bar kit get it at walmart its 10 bucks cheaper than kragens. Found that out today after I bought and used the one from kragens.
     
  11. Jun 7, 2008 at 5:11 AM
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    Once you realize how slick your paint gets, you'll want to always be rubbing the back of your hand on the paint to feel it.
     
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    I'm gonna have to try the collinite wax out when I get home.
     
  13. Jun 7, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    Have you tried the System One products?
    www.polishandwax.com
    I have been useing this, and find it to be better than any Maguires product.


    ALso, How hard is this "Zymol" to apply and remove?
    :)
     
  14. Jun 7, 2008 at 7:44 AM
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    Yes, I have tried S1 and I was not impressed. Their wax was awful, IMO. Optimum Car Wax and Duragloss AquaWax are miles ahead of the S1 wax. The polish was nothing to write home about. I would use Meg's polishes over S1 any day, especially their newer polishes. Menzerna is the best overall polish line though.

    Sorry, just sharing my honest opinions.

    I don't have any experience with Zymol.
     
  15. Jun 7, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    Thanks for your input. :) For me, using their product, I have found that road grime, grease, oil, and mud, dont stick to the finish like it would with the Maguires products. Seems to last longer too. The first S1 wax I tried was not that good, it was quite horrible, actually. I aplied it and when I removed it, it was like I didnt do anything to the paint. I contacted them about this and they promptly sent a pre paid shipping lable to return the product, and sent a new "batch" out to me. I have been happy with it. I dont have alot of experience with other products, though. :)
     
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    Sounds like I may have been using the old batch of their wax, b/c it was pretty bad. I'm glad to hear they improved the formula and it's working out for you.

    Typically, I'm not a huge fan of Meguiars, but like I said, some of their newer products are looking pretty good (M105 compound is great).
     
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