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Meguires vs. Turtle Wax my 2 cents

I just finished prepping and waxing my black 2004 Dodge Durango. A very large vehicle. A 3 day project to get it ready for the winter. I used Turtle Wax color back oxidation remover on the entire truck. I used Turtle Wax super hard shell wax on the drivers side but ran out before I could complete the job. I also ran out of the oxidation remover because I ran it over with the truck, and like a geyser shot it all over the driveway.
Sooo.
Today I picked up some Meguiars ultimate polish pre-waxing glaze and Meguiars Gold Class carnauba plus premium paste wax. I re-prepped the passenger side of the truck.
Wow! I just did this with the Turtle Wax and I could not believe how much crud came off. I then applied the Mequiars wax. It is almost unbelievable the difference in the 2 products. I am amazed that the Meguiars product would be so much better. I wish that I had a camera that could capture the difference. I would post pic's. The meguiars is hands down the victor. Now I have to re-do the drivers side. Last week I prepped and waxed the Ranchero with T-wax. It looks like I will have to re-wax this with the mequiars also. As if I didnt have enough to do. I thought I would share this with my vmf family, maybe it will help someone.

Yes, I know, spellificated Mequiers wrongly!

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I definitely prefer Meguiars.


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I've been using Meguiars since the 80s great stuff . If you can find it try the professional line it's in a beige bottle and numbered

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I use Meguiars on my Mustang (garaged), truck and wifes Expedition every 3 months and both sit outside. Great stuff and never need anything but water to wash them. For all other trim I use Mother's chrome polish (bottle) and Billet Metal polish (small can).

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I usually clay the cars once a year, in the spring, and apply a fresh coat of Collonite.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2012, 04:57 PM
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Oh yeah, Meguiar's hands down! I hate that Turtle Wax stuff. Leaves an awful feeling finish, doesn't spread well, doesn't clean well... just ew. I did half of a F250 longbed in that junk and it went so much faster when I was working with the Meguiars on the other side.


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Meguiar's always. But I'm definitely opinionated because I went to their detailing school.

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It's even better if you claybar the paint first.

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The only Turtle Wax product that I would use is their Ice detail spray. That stuff is quite good but I usually buy Adam's detail spray in bulk so I only use the Ice in a pinch.

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I have been using Jax Wax for the last three months and it has become my favorite wax and detail spray. Really good product.

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