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Meguiars #16 Mirror Glaze Wax

Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:50 pm
by pjgh
'evening Guys - I have procured a tin of #16 from our good hosts here. I have read really good things about this wax, especially that it is almost as good as Collinite 476S. I know ... I know ... I really should have saved that tenner towards a pot of Pete's, or something, but I got giddy with a large(ish) order and tacked a tenner of wax on the end :lol:

What experiences of this wax do you guys have? Any tales?

This evening ... after voting and buying some potatoes, I spritzed the 'vert boot down with Meg's #135 and one of my new Eurow mega-weave, ultra-soft, baby's bum soft towels and dropped some #16 on. My goodness! This wax is wet ... not when applied, but with the slightest touch in the tin. I got scared and applied it with a foam applicator, literally dabbed in the top which covered the boot twice over.

I'd love to try this stuff by bare hand ... maybe at the weekend on the bonnet, coz I have my Adsa/Tesco el crappo product test to play with on the boot :wink:

Any experiences? Given that it turn to liquid instantaneously that it is touched, perhaps it is full of solvent; like Collinite, but more so. I know how to work with Collinite, but this was is so wet to use. Is it going to remove delicate products underneath? Say, glazes? Of course, I will experiment as I always do :wink:

Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 7:56 am
by james
Its nt a bad wax and for the money you cant go wrong, its not the most durable but hey it looks quite good when on the car, it was one of the first "proper" waxes i used, its a bit smeary to get off but flip the cloth or use 2 and its fine

James B

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:16 pm
by pjgh
I had a proper go with the #16 tonight. I QD'd the bonnet and boot with #135 and a Eurow towel and then applied #16 with a foam applicator. Left to haze and then buffed off with a new towel I bought from Sainsbury of all places.

If you find a Sainsbury with a car cleaning section, look out for the blue microfibres that are in that section. These are almost exactly the same as Autoglym Perfect Finishing Cloth (except blue, not red) and have the same sort of "bite". Perfect for removing wax. Having used that cloth, I got a much better finish than my normal microfibres (the Costco yellow ones :wink: ).

I did get some pictures, BTW, but it's dusk and they did not come out well. Here's the best of the bunch. As you can see, the finish is about what you'd expect with Collinite 476S (not as deep as 915). The finish is glassy, smooth and a pleasure to touch. Collinite 476S is ever so slightly nicer to work with, but all in all, I think this is a good introductory wax and at little over a tenner, you can't go wrong.

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Tim - I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow and upload to the shop.

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 7:09 pm
by pjgh

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 9:19 am
by mulder
Awesome :!:

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:07 am
by Parky
very impressive reflection shots there fella... :shock:

Posted: Thu May 08, 2008 4:39 pm
by pjgh
Thanks guys ... I had a lot of fun doing this. I've always been fairly scared of QD given a small disaster with a dirty cloth a while ago. These 'ere Eurow cloths are most certainly the business for QD work :cool:

Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 7:24 pm
by pjgh
Good Lord! This was a week ago :shock:

LOL ... I've washed it in between and given the car a little dust down tonight and a quick Meg's UQD over all apart from the boot, which I couldn't help myself and spritzed the dust off with Meg's Speed Detailer and then gave a damn good Car-Lack68 NSC treatment (again ... I know ... but too much can't be a bad thing, can it?).

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The evening sun is really good and I wanted to try to get clearer shots of using Car-Lack68 NSC (two hits), Meg's #7 and then Meg's #16.

Anyway ... here you go ...

Car-Lack68 NSC on it's own:

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... topped with Meg's #7 (deep liquid shimmer ... blah blah blah):

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... topped with Meg's #16 (one coat):

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Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 9:35 pm
by mulder
Awesome :!:

Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:05 am
by Parky

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:58 pm
by pjgh
I have just been re-reading this post in light of some fun I have had over the last couple of days with Pinnacle Souveran wax (see: ... php?t=3616) and one thing has struck me ... how good the Car-Lack68 NSC finish is on its own :cool:

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:31 pm
by Welly
How cool is that!! thats aewsome