Meguiars Clay Bar – Which Is Best One To Choose & Why?

Meguiars Clay Bar – Which Is Best One To Choose & Why?

 

As one of the world’s best known car care brands Meguiars offer a range of clay bars for your car, truck or motorcycle. But which is the best Meguiars clay bar for you? Today I will guide you through each of the different Meguiar’s clay bar products to help you make that choice.

This article will also include user reviews, product videos, where to buy and also a link to one of my most popular articles on what is a clay bar and how to how to use them.

The main benefit of using a clay bar can be likened to the prep you would put in when painting the woodwork in your home. Ideally you will want to get it as silky smooth as possible before painting. Claying is just the same.

You don’t want to be applying a coat of wax over paint that still has contaminants bonded into the surface. Meguiars clay bars, like other brands are made to remove these bonded contaminants to leave your paintwork silky smooth, ready for polishing and waxing.

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Which Is The Best Dual Action Polisher?

Which Is The Best Dual Action Polisher?

 

A little while ago I wrote what has become one of my most read posts on the differences between a dual action polisher, rotary polishing machine and orbital buffers. Since then I have been asked on a number of occasions which is the best dual action polisher to buy.

There are of course many variables when looking to choose the best dual action polishing machine for your own needs. Some will buy on price, others performance, maybe even on weight or a combination of all these factors.

In this post I aim to give you an unbiased dual action polisher comparison of many of the popular machines and consumer brands including Meguiars and Chemicals Guys as well as some of the not so well-known names i.e. Flex, Rupes & Shurhold

Before getting into the detail of comparing each car polisher side by side, let’s first look at what makes a good dual action car polisher. (But if you want to get straight into the detail you can scroll down to the comparison chart)

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5 Best Car Wash Mitt Choices To Help Keep Your Motor Swirl Free

5 Best Car Wash Mitt Choices To Help Keep Your Motor Swirl Free

When it comes to choosing the best car wash mitt for cleaning your car there are a number of factors you need to take into consideration. If you are receiving my car car cleaning guides you will know that my first recommendation is to ditch your sponge and replace it with a good quality car wash mitt.

The first question will be what type of wash mitt should you choose? Should you go for a natural wool mitt, a microfibre wash mitt or some other material. How much should you expect to pay for a good quality mitt? Here I guide you through the 5 of the best car wash mitts available as I answer these questions for you.

Why Use A Car Wash Mitt

Essentially a good quality car wash mitt will pick up the dirt and grime particles on your paintwork and hold them within the fibres of the mitt and importantly, away from your paintwork. Thus helping remove the potential for them to be dragged across your paintwork, causing fine scratches and swirl marks as you wash.

This is also where the type of wash mitt and the length/plushness of the fibres plays an important role as we will see below.

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Meguiars G18211 Ultimate Wax Paste For A Deep Mirror Like Shine

Meguiars G18211 Wax For Deep Lasting Shine

Launched several years ago Meguiars G18211 Ultimate Wax is still one of Meguiar’s most advanced, pure synthetic hydrophobic wax which, demonstrated by the majority of the 5,711 Reviews on Amazon, offers some of their longest-lasting wax protection.

Hydrophobic, whilst it involves some very clever molecular technology, to us car care enthusiasts it simply means it repels water rather than attracting it. Thus the water simply sheets off your paintwork taking any muck and grime it contains with it, protecting and keeping your paintwork cleaner for longer.

As well as the hydrophobic properties, Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax  Meguiars Ultimate Paste Wax contains newly developed synthetic polymers which crosslink to form a protective barrier that amplifies reflections for incredible depth & mirror-like shine on your paintwork.

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003 The Week In Detail(ing) – Meguiars, Black Magic, Car Wash Show

003 The Week In Detail(ing)

This week in detailing has seen the announcement of new products from Black Magic Detail and Meguiars as well as the launch of an all new European Car Wash show. Chemical guys also announced the imminent arrival of a much awaited product and the detail of the week is a stunning black Range Rover Sport expertly detailed by TLC Detailing Ltd. So without further ado…

Black Magic Detail Launch New Products

Black Magic Detail, the Fife based detailing product manufacturer (as well as detailers) have this week launched 2 new products to add to their line-up.

Adonis pre-wax cleanser is their non abrasive polish to remove contamination, oxidization and stains, created to be used by hand or dual action machine. It is available in yellow with a pineapple scent or as part of their compliments range with colours and scents to match their range of waxes.

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The Week In Detail(ing) – Meguiars, Swissvax, T-Cut, Leather & Auto Finesse…

The Week In Detailing

Welcome to the first edition of The Week In Detail(ing). In this feature I aim to bring you all the highlights, product launches, competitions, tips and interesting features from the world of detailing, car care as well as other useful snippets for bike and boat owners where they are published.

T-Cut Celebrates 60 years

Kicking off this first edition we would like to congratulate the team at  on reaching their 60th Anniversary year. First launched in 1954 after being formulated by the current chairman’s father, Clifford Schofield the product has gone on to be the starting point for many a detailers career and enthusiasts first delve into the world of detailing.

To mark the Anniversary a 

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5 Best Car Interior Cleaning Products (Including: The Ones We Use)

car interior cleaning productsWhen it comes to caring for the inside of your car it is just as important to choose the right car interior cleaning products as it is selecting your cars’ polish, wax or wheel cleaner.

Sometimes even more so in that the interior of our cars can often get left much longer between cleans than the outside. Today we look at 5 of the best car interior cleaning products to help clean and protect the inside of your car.

There are 4 key areas to car interior cleaning that require the most frequent treatment; your dashboard, trim, seats and carpets.

I am going to detail some of the best products available for cleaning and protecting these 4 areas of the inside of your car. So without further ado.

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Top 5 Best Car Scratch Remover Products

Meguiar's ScratchX 2.0 Car Paint Scratch Remover 207mlOver the years we have tried many of the car scratch remover products that we have either stocked or have been sent as samples. Some of those we have stuck with and added to our range and others we have let go of, either from our own experience or the feedback of customers.

So which of those we seen or our customers provided feedback on do we consider amongst the best car scratch remover products available?

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Example of when excellent customer service saves the day

Excellent Customer ServiceWhat has the subject of excellent customer service got to do with car detailing products you might ask? I admit that most of our posts here are focused on the products, methods of use and reviews.

However a recent near disaster, that was only averted by being on the receiving end of some excellent customer service, got me thinking about how this has a real impact on all of us. Let me explain a little more…

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All in a days Detailing with Meguiars, Poorboys and a G220 Polishing Machine

Colin contacted us to ask for some advice on detailing his Jaguar. He wanted to get a really good shine and was looking to buy the Meguiars Dual Action polishing machine. After recommending various products including a mix of Meguiars and Poorboys Black Hole, Colin finally got the good weather – and results –  he had been waiting for:

Colins' Jaguar before detailing commenced
Colins’ Jaguar before detailing commenced

“I started by rinsing the car off with a hose, I then mixed some Meguiars NXT car wash in my Meguiars bucket with grit guard, I soaped the car all over using a Meguiars Microfibre Wash Mitt after fully soaping the car, I thoroughly rinsed the car again using a gentle spray from the hose. 

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