whatever happened to good old meguiars #9 and #26

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by xxpanipuri, May 3, 2006.

  1. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    are those still considered good products?????
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Yes, although Meguiars came out with #80 Speed Glaze a couple years ago that is a bit more aggressive than #9 and finishes down wetter. #26 is still a great wax, excels on dark, non metallic paints.
     
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    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    so out of all you suggest in the in one of the stickies....what would u suggest for a black metallic vw jetta with some orange peel and a bluish/grey metallic toyota camry...and eventually a metallic titanium silver bmw 5 series..???


    is the #26 good for all of them....


    i'm not going for show quality stuff here i realize that takes alot more time/effort.....

    and honestly i don't have the time i used too to do all that :)

    i just want something that will protect the car's paint against the elements and also help with removing fine scratches/swirlmarks and keep the paint scratch/swirlmark free....

    i read through your sticky but honestly there's so much in there i'm confused....


    i remember the good ole days i'd just apply a coat of eagle one wet car look wax or zymol (The blue stuff that smells good) once every 3-4 months....:)
     
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    #26 and #16 are still my waxes of choice, partly because i bought a few cans several years ago and they last for such a long time. I've used them on white, red, black, dark blue, bright blue, metallic and non-metallic and still love the results. As Scott said, #80 followed by #26 is a great combo.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    If you want to use off the shelf products, you can't go wrong with #9 and either #26 or NXT Paste.
     
  6. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    cool :)

    yea i'm cool with off the self for now besides i still have the original bottles i bought a few yrs back...

    there's so much selection out there for the high end shit that its confusing...
     
  7. Masta Z

    Masta Z FUCK BOSTON

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    this is wat #26 gets me
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  8. Buck-O

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    I still use #9 quite a bit.
    Even though #80 is agressive, and works down very wet and glossy, i still find that #9 offeres better paint renewal for single stage paints. As though it puts more oils into the paint itself to condition it. I just dont get that safe effect with #80. Same can be said in terms of Optimum, and DACP. I find the DACP jsut works better on single stage paints.

    But #9 still works better on some paints then #80. As i see it as more of a pure polish, then a polish with a glaze.
    It just depends ont he look im going for, how many steps i want to take, and what kind of paint im working with. Most of the time ill reach for #80. But when im going for a specific look, and mostly want swirl removal and polishing, i reach for the #9.
     

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