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    Posted: 07-June-2005 at 15:36
Currently use Mer but I'm rapidly running out of the stuff.I've read posts on here from the people that have used Meguiars and basically it sounds like they were astounded with the results.

Has anyone used both products and decided which they prefer?
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Is the Meguiars really that good?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-June-2005 at 15:46

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-June-2005 at 15:47

I've gone from merr to Auto Proud, I came across it at the stoneleigh bash in April

http://www.autoproud.co.uk

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-June-2005 at 17:25

I have used Mer, was going to try meguiars but Doive suggested Zymol for washing and meguiars for polishing.

Had doubts about Zymol as it unusually has to be used with cool water, but I'm very impressed and will continue to use it.

The best bit is it's easy to get, even Halfrauds stock it, it's comparitively cheap at Ł5.99 a bottle, and it's super concentrated, you only use half a capful per bucket!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-June-2005 at 01:53

If you're used to the "one bottle does all" ease of Mer you'll hate the others, which range from two to I don't know how many steps to complete.

I used to use Mer and found it to be really good especially if you're running a car that's doing a lot of motorway work, it seems to last for ages before needing to be done again.

I've recently switched from Autoglym to Zymol and think it's great.... wifey likes the smell of the zymol and doesn't mind washing the car!!! I only have to wax it now which makes Zymol a winner for me!!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-June-2005 at 07:20
Originally posted by Derek M5 Derek M5 wrote:

I've recently switched from Autoglym to Zymol and think it's great.... wifey likes the smell of the zymol and doesn't mind washing the car!!! I only have to wax it now which makes Zymol a winner for me!!

Lol, despite the smell(Doive described it as coconut&banana), if I mention washing the car "er indoors" gives me her keys and says "do mine while you're out there"

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-June-2005 at 08:50
Well I'm afraid I only ever used Colour Magic on my cars, did them perfectly well, was often complimented on how nice 'an older car could look with a bit of elbow grease'. Always brought my cars up a treat, specially the white ones that invariably go off white and flat and 'orrible.

Also used Colour Magic on the coaches too, they always shone beautifully after a few hours of polishing.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-June-2005 at 12:36

I use Autoglym and elbow grease.  Shampoo, Resin polish on and buff off then Extra Gloss protection on and buff off.  Basically Green labelled bottle followed by red labelled bottle followed by gold labelled bottle and the result is.......

This picture was taken in middle November 2004 just after I had washed the car with Autoglym shampoo about 1 month after polishing it.

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Well I used zymol and meguiars this afternoon on the work van, a big 1998 Renault Master with paint so flat you would swear someone had parked it in a flour factory. I only did the bonnet as that was all I had time for, but it restored the shine and brought the paint back to the lacquer with very little effort. Yes there are three stages, or four if you use scratchx, but the results are just outstanding. Bear in mind this van has never seen polish in it's life, and hasn't been washed for about a year and a half. Looking good now! So I'd recommend zymol to wash, and meguiars three stage to polish and wax.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-June-2005 at 02:12

That is impressive, i think i need to invest in some of this "elbow grease" seems to do a great job lol! Looks really good Andrew.

Originally posted by Andrew Rolland Andrew Rolland wrote:

I use Autoglym and elbow grease.  Shampoo, Resin polish on and buff off then Extra Gloss protection on and buff off.  Basically Green labelled bottle followed by red labelled bottle followed by gold labelled bottle and the result is.......

This picture was taken in middle November 2004 just after I had washed the car with Autoglym shampoo about 1 month after polishing it.

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Originally posted by coupe king coupe king wrote:

That is impressive, i think i need to invest in some of this "elbow grease" seems to do a great job lol! Looks really good Andrew.

Thanks!

My car pictured above had only been polished once with the two stage Autoglym stuff about one month before this picture.  I then wash the car with Autoglym Shampoo every week and it restores this shine every time.  I have only polished my E39 twice now!

Picture was taken after washing as above and drying with a chamois, you can tell I've just washed it as the brake discs are rusty looking.

What I am trying to say is that if you put time and effort in with any polish you can achieve a really good standard. 

A lot of people have said Autoglym isn't the best (not necessarily on this post!) and that things like Zymol etc is better.  I have only ever used Autoglym so I can't comment. 

Reading this post earlier I have thought about using Zymol but I have loads of Autoglym bottles to use up and they are quite expensive to buy them all in one go but one bottle every other month is o.k.

I think I'll maybe try the Zymol next.  That's a shampoo isn't it?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-June-2005 at 03:56
i use mer and im very happy with it its so easy to use plus all our street use it now, so i can nick some if i run out lol.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-June-2005 at 08:57

Yes, Zymol is a shampoo, I used Autoglym until recently but having seen Doive's results decided to give Zymol a go and was very impressed. Had intended to try Meguiars for some time but until recently was hard to come by around here, by coincidence at the same time I was running low on Autoglym found a Meguiars stockist. Got all sorts in the garage to use up, colour polish, autoglym will try some on different panels of 528 and see how it all goes.

Agree on elbow grease but have to use electric buffer now as can't stand for the time needed to do it all otherwise.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-June-2005 at 09:54

I'll be saving up for the meguires as well. Just need to find a silver bonnet!

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Originally posted by e28silver528i e28silver528i wrote:

I'll be saving up for the meguires as well. Just need to find a silver bonnet!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-June-2005 at 16:43

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What do you think of the electric buffer?

I have one but I found it isn't very good at buffing off the Autoglym stuff, it leaves dust from dry polish and sort of scuffs the polish into thick dried on splodges on my bonnet which I have to rub off by hand anyway.

Might be great for a final buff after you have hand buffed it, but I had given up on it by that point and putit away while waiting for the polish to dry.

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Originally posted by Andrew Rolland Andrew Rolland wrote:

Ian. What do you think of the electric buffer?

I tried it on a friends custom painted Calibra, did a good job but I think one went round putting polish on by hand while other followed buffing it off. Used it again on 525e but paint was so flat and scratched on that the improvement was marginal/

Are you sure you didn't put polish on too thick or left it too long? One panel at a time comes up OK, but I don't have much choice but to use the buffer with a "standing up" time of about an hour and 4 hours between painkillers, by the time I wash, dry and polish I'm in a lot od trouble or have to do it in bursts one hour work, two hours rest. Real pain when a job needs doing.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-June-2005 at 03:27
i use auto glym and meguires and turtle tyre stuff,i love meguires polish but i use some of the auto glym products like the glass cleaner and motor cycle cleaner for the bugs,and the tar remover with is GREAT!! i used zymol leather cleaner and i wasnt impressed use that glintone now,which is ace
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