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Old 05-20-2009, 09:25 AM
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Default Meguires Ultimate Quick Wax review.

3 weeks ago I was getting the boat ready for a week long trip to the Keys. The boat is due for a coat of wax but since it was going to sit in the water for a week and be used heavily, I decided to wait until after the trip to do a full detail job. I was shopping at Walmart and looking for a bottle of Nu-Finish (which they no longer carry) and decided to look at the spray on wax products just to give her a little protection prior to the trip. I read through the descriptions and found that Meguires Ultimate Quick Wax was a polymer based product (much like Nu-Finish, Zaino, Rejex, etc.) instead of a carnuba based. I decided to give it a try.
It took me about 20 minutes to do the whole boat inside and out. It left a little bit of a streaky finish until I went over it with a damp towel then shines up very nice. The finish felt extremely slick. I also did my black car while I was at it.
While in the Keys we did some heavy chumming and managed to get squid just about everywhere. It rinsed off very very easily. Squid and guts stuck to the side under my bait table rinsed right off. Maybe better than traditional wax on...wax off products. My car is beading better than any product I have ever used and actually looks very clean after a good rain. This stuff has some serious non-stick properties.
I do not know how long this will last but as an occasional "boost" to regular polishes, I think it's a big winner. Spray on products traditionally don't last as long but this is working so much better than the other spray ons I have used I really have high hopes. It can also be used as a "wax as you dry" product. I would much rather give the boat a mist and wipe down if it makes cleaning this easy and extends buffing and waxing intervals. Again, I am not saying its the end all of polishes but I will be using it regularly because its so easy and the results far exceeded my expectations.

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There are many products available like this to automotive detailers, and UQW is among the best i've heard. I havent used it personally, but as a booster to normal waxing, it sounds as if it should work well.

Duragloss Aquawax is another good local offering, and it has been on the top of the spray wax pedestal for a while now. I urge you to pick some of that up and compare it against UQW.
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Great Review. I bought the stuff about 5 years ago to use on the headlight lenses of my Tundra/with the clear plastic lenses as I didn't want to scratch them getting the winter crap we get up here in MA and it has been working well all these years. I also, and the Meguiars ClayBar system has it included and it does a fine job as the lubricant for claybarring. Not too expensive and does the job in short-order.

I have also been using NuFinish and just got myself some RejeX which, so far, has been awesome on my Corvette and its wheels.
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Ultimate Quick Wax is new this year, so you may have been using regular Meguiars Spray Wax. If thats the case, then you will love UQW!
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I love the regular Mcguirs spray wax. Great for detailing in between hard waxings. Ill try the new one when I run out!!
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harbour freight has nufinish at a great price
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It took me about 20 minutes to do the whole boat inside and out.

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It only took that long because you really only have a 14' boat.


Just messin' with a fellow Fountain owner...how have you been? I use a lot of car products and the Mequires spray on does work really well!
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It only took that long because you really only have a 14' boat.


ust messin' with a fellow Fountain owner...how have you been? I use a lot of car products and the Mequires spray on does work really well!
All is well little drummer boy
How about a get together for the Sarasota Offshore race. 37 days and counting

PS. I try and keep less than 14' in the water at any one time.
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Can you put these spray wax products over paste wax? I thought that was a big no-no with products like Rejex.
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All is well little drummer boy
How about a get together for the Sarasota Offshore race. 37 days and counting

PS. I try and keep less than 14' in the water at any one time.
Actually that would be a great plan! I always go down there by boat and never raft up.
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How well will this product work on an aluminum hull?
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How well will this product work on an aluminum hull?
It will work. I use it on my car so i cant see the any difference between that and painted aluminum.
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I am a huge fan of the McGuires line of waxes and polishes. I find the spray on waxes are good for touch ups between detailings.

Still one of my favorites goes back to when I owned a corvette. I used this stuff called Liquid glass on the fiberglass body.

Try them both. I actually use McGuires on the hull and I use Liquid glass on the cockpit.

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It will work. I use it on my car so i cant see the any difference between that and painted aluminum.
Thanks, I'll give it a try
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Can you put these spray wax products over paste wax? I thought that was a big no-no with products like Rejex.
Yeah, thats common practice called "topping" and it increases durability and beading of your base layer of wax.

What you cant do is put a cleaner wax over a regular wax. The cleaner wax will remove the under layer leaving only the less durable cleaner wax.
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Brandon, can you give me some more details on your comment about "cleaner wax" being less durable? I'm kind of new to detailing stuff and I have use the 3M cleaner wax a couple times and never added anything on top of it. Should I??? The bottle says "one step", wax on and buff off. It shines up nice but never lasts as long as I would like (none really do).

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Brandon, can you give me some more details on your comment about "cleaner wax" being less durable? I'm kind of new to detailing stuff and I have use the 3M cleaner wax a couple times and never added anything on top of it. Should I??? The bottle says "one step", wax on and buff off. It shines up nice but never lasts as long as I would like (none really do).

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Cleaner waxes generally dont provide as long lasting protection. The same properties that clean also intefere with putting down a real good protective barrier. Its all a trade-off just like everything else boating!
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Yeah, 3M cleaner wax is actually not a bad product, but not very durable. You should top the product with a dedicated wax such as Collnite, or with the Ultimate Quick Wax
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