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aerog
03-17-2004, 06:39 PM
Seems like a lot of people were going all pale over the Meguiar's new NXT products, so I decided to give it a try.

First reaction: all the "easy on easy off" hype isn't that big a deal. It's no easier than Meguiar's #20, but still is pretty easy and forgiving to put on and take off. Shines great, and is very slick on the paint (seems to resist finger prints too as I did a lot of testing of that slickness!)

For one reason or another I haven't finished the whole car, but here's part of the MG prepped with NXT Tech Wax:

https://rem.vulturetec.com/MG-nxt-2.jpg
https://rem.vulturetec.com/MG-nxt-3.jpg
https://rem.vulturetec.com/MG-nxt-1.jpg

For comparison here's part of last year's detailing series taken in almost the same lighting conditions. The first image was taken last August after washing the car in Dawn, polishing with Meguiar's paint cleaner, polishing with Meguiar's #7, a coat of Meguiar's #20, and a final topping of Meguiar's #26. The second picture is the same car with NXT Tech Wax (with just a wash, no additional polishing - and it hadn't been waxed/polished since last August):

https://aerog.com/mgbd/mgb-meg26a.jpg
https://rem.vulturetec.com/MG-nxt-500.jpg

PS: The only thing I absolutely, positively cannot stand about NXT is the bottle it comes in. No offense to John Loftus if had anything to do with it, but it's hideous. I realize the shape probably was a marketing scheme to give it a "next generation" look (whatever that is), but Meguiar's would be doing themselves a huge favor by putting it the bottle the professional products (#20, #7, #26, etc) comes in.

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Jim Weatherford
03-17-2004, 08:06 PM
Aerog

I printed off your comments and when I have a moment or two I’ll run it across the street to Maguire’s, they are very receptive and great folks to deal with, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. LOL

I have issues with some of their packaging too, so I’ll use your input and comments along with mine, but… their packaging for the product is already done, and having a bottle designed and made is an expensive propisition, but maybe in the future...

I like their products, and sure I use others makers products too but I feel that Maguire’s gives you the biggest bang for your buck on the market today. The are good corporate neighbors and truly serve the quality car finish market & larger community with integrity and care. You just cannot ask for more from a company today.

aerog
03-17-2004, 08:27 PM
Jim:

I've always been pleased with their products. Like every product line and company you get some things you like, some things you don't. I used nothing but Zaino on the MG for awhile, then saw some interesting results from some of the more dedicated enthusiasts. I've been using the #20/#26 combo on the Miata since late last year and it has been the most amazing looking and long-lasting combo I've had in a long time.

Nice stuff, give them my regards images/icons/smile.gif

Dave Russell
03-18-2004, 01:10 AM
Aerog,
You said:
"The first image was taken last August after washing the car in Dawn, polishing with Meguiar's paint cleaner, polishing with Meguiar's #7, a coat of Meguiar's #20, and a final topping of Meguiar's #26."

I usually stop with the Meguiars #20 step. Is the additional #26 step really a big improvement?
D

aerog
03-18-2004, 01:50 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Dave Russell:
I usually stop with the Meguiars #20 step. Is the additional #26 step really a big improvement?
<hr></blockquote>

I'm not sure I'd say big improvement but it does give you a different look. Topping with a top quality wax such as #26 gives a little added depth and richer color. Some people favor other waxes of course, Pinnacle Souveran is a favorite, as is P21s and of course hi-tech yellow wax (#26).

Right now I think the whole point might be moot anyway; while a lot of folks maintain the "finish it with wax" procedure, just using NXT right now looks as good - or better than the whole process I outlined last year. I just finished a second coat (as per a recommendation from someone that works with Meguiars) and the car just absolutely shimmers.

Dave Russell
03-18-2004, 06:22 PM
Hey Scot,

Thanks for the tip. I went searching for Meguiar's "NXT Generation Tech Wax" & finally found some. Kind of expensive. Not many stores in this town have even heard of it & even less have any in stock.

It is one of the easiest to apply & buff that I have tried. No white residue either. The shine is really great also. I don't know how long it will hold up but it is so easy to do that I don't care if it doesn't last forever.

As you may guess, waxing a car is my least favorite thing to do.

Thanks again,
D

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Jim Weatherford
03-19-2004, 03:41 AM
I'm with you "D";

I'd rather drive than tinker and polish any day.

I like for the JH to look good, so I have it detailed and polished by a pro and I do touch ups. That way it always looks good and it's easy to maintain. I have a pro in the family, he does it for beer and pizza, he works cheap!

He is a detail specialist who works on rare cars, he works for museums like The Peterson’s and is really a pro, just watching him work is a learning experience. Not that I'm inclined at all, I'm just not going to "floss" around the grill emblem, but I can keep it clean and shinny.

Henri
04-17-2004, 05:29 PM
Aerog:

I gave the NXT a try...it works great...no dusty residue...and the shine is super...I'm showing my car tomorrow at a local car show...so it will be interesting to hear what folks think of the shine...

They close down the circle in the City of Orange (Sunday) which is the heart of the town...and around 300-400 cars are on display...last year there were only 3 or 4 LBC's in the show...mostly modified "princess" 30's and 40's hot-rod Fords...however there are bunch of real interesting oddballs included...

aerog
04-17-2004, 06:57 PM
Glad you like it Henri. Let us know how the show goes!

Henri
04-18-2004, 06:45 PM
Glad you like it Henri. Let us know how the show goes!

You're not going to believe it...I won! Best Sports Car! The car really, really looked good...the paint job blazed!

WOW...!

aerog
04-18-2004, 07:11 PM
Terrific! Another good report about NXT then images/icons/smile.gif

Ok now confession time... I decided to "top" both the MGB and the Miata with Pinnacle Souveran (paste, not liquid). I tried a couple of panels on the Miata first and the results were interesting: PS on top of NXT made the dark green really pop out and show better than the NXT alone. The shine was about as good, but deeper.

So...I tried the MGB and I think the red really glows a little more. The effect is subtle and I'm not sure which one looks better, but it's something to try.

I've heard of people putting NXT on top of carnauba wax (doesn't make sense to me but...) with great results too.

https://www.aerog.com/rem/mx5-ps2.jpg

PC
04-19-2004, 10:57 AM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Henri:
...You're not going to believe it...I won! Best Sports Car! The car really, really looked good...the paint job blazed!

WOW...!<hr></blockquote>

I believe it Henri. Your car looked great before the NXT.


PC.
graemlins/cheers.gif

aerog
04-19-2004, 11:25 AM
I do too. Henri, was the April 8 picture in your new sig line before or after NXT?

Henri
04-19-2004, 11:27 AM
Your car looked great before the NXT

Thank you...however there was a 55 Jag there that was awesome...I think the most beautiful car I've ever seen...so I was shocked...and very much surprised...

I think I won because the Jag was a "princess" and not a "driver"...and I think the judge liked that my Helaey was a driver...almost all the cars there were "showroom" models...

Henri
05-10-2004, 03:21 AM
was the April 8 picture in your new sig line before or after NXT?

Before!

I'm entering another show in two weeks (a Concours)...so I put another coat of NXT last night...one word...WOW!

The best part is no white powder when I'm removing the wax...and it comes off very, very easy...

Thanks...what a great tip...one of many that I've had from this forum... graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Steve
05-10-2004, 10:26 AM
Hmmmmm, I'm going to have to find some of this stuff!!!

aerog
05-11-2004, 04:15 PM
If anyone is looking for NXT try Walmart. They're stocking it (quite a lot of it in fact) at the local Walmart, along with NXT Protectant (which is getting good reviews too), and NXT spray wax (mixed reviews). I didn't see any NXT Car Wash but I'm sure it's on the way.

Steve
05-11-2004, 04:30 PM
Hey thanks for the tip Scott......I would never have thought of Walmart, wonder if Sams Club might carry it?

aerog
05-11-2004, 04:57 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Steve:
Hey thanks for the tip Scott......I would never have thought of Walmart, wonder if Sams Club might carry it?<hr></blockquote>

According to their website NO, but a pack of polish, protectant, and wash would be a neat idea.

This is one of big attractions to NXT by the way. Seems like a lot of people are really impressed by it and it's being stocked by all kinds of neighborhood stores.

I picked up a bottle of "protectant" this morning and tried it on the lawn mower tires. Went on great, smells good, looks pretty good, I'll see how "glossy" it is after it dries a bit. People have been impressed with it so far-we'll see!

Henri
05-12-2004, 01:06 AM
I picked up a bottle of "protectant" this morning and tried it on the lawn mower tires

Wow...isn't that taking the whole concept of clean wheels to the next level...your lawn mower...you might have just created a new market... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif

aerog
05-12-2004, 01:27 AM
Hey, I didn't even mention the claying and polishing process. That sucker's gonna look great with a couple layers of NXT on it...or maybe Zaino... images/icons/confused.gif I haven't decided which.

WD75MGB
05-14-2004, 10:20 PM
I saw Meguiars NXT and other stuff from Meguiars at Target. So you might want to check your nearest Target Store to see if they sell it there.
Bill

John Loftus
05-21-2004, 02:19 PM
[ QUOTE ]
No offense to John Loftus if had anything to do with it, but it's hideous.

[/ QUOTE ]

Just came across this thread. No, I had nothing to do with it. Sounds like it is a good product though .. will have to give it a try.

Cheers,
John

Bruce Bowker
06-10-2004, 10:09 PM
I have looked at various stores and can not find NXT. Where does one buy it???

aerog
06-10-2004, 10:33 PM
Walmart carries it, and I understand Autozone will have it (if not already), and probably Pep Boys. You can mail order it from autogeek.net if all else fails.

Steve
06-11-2004, 12:02 AM
I bought mine from Advance Auto Parts....discounted too! The jury is still out on this for me. I used it on original paint in good condition on my 1980 'B', some panels I used Zaino on, some I used Griot's. The NXT is easier to apply, but the other two smell really nice and aren't difficult to apply, but I think that the NXT doesn't last as long as the other two. I'll try it again before I pass judgement though.

Bruce Bowker
06-11-2004, 09:03 AM
[ QUOTE ]
Walmart carries it, and I understand Autozone will have it (if not already), and probably Pep Boys. You can mail order it from autogeek.net if all else fails.

[/ QUOTE ]

Been to a huge Walmart and nothing. Tried a car place but will try some others too. They all had Gold and many other McQ... products but not that.Thanks and I will keep looking

ObiRichKanobi
06-12-2004, 09:20 AM
I haven't found it at WalMart, but did buy a bottle at Autozone. Worked good, but the tired paint on my Spider probably didn't show it off as good as it could be.

Steve
06-13-2004, 01:00 AM
British Car show next Sunday, so this week will be spent shining the 'B'. Yes, cards will be printed, Basil!!

Henri
06-16-2004, 01:49 AM
I have looked at various stores and can not find NXT. Where does one buy it???

You can actually go online and order the stuff if you can't find it in a store...here is a link to one I found...

Online NXT Wax (https://www.levineautoparts.com/menxtgetewax.html)

Good Luck..you'll love it... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

PC
06-16-2004, 03:18 PM
Our local Target is stocking it NXT.

They normally recommend that you buy from retailers but if you have trouble finding particular products through your normal suppliers Meguiar's will sell direct. You can order from them online or by phone.

https://www.meguiars.com


PC.

Kira
06-17-2004, 08:58 PM
While I haven't tried NXT yet, we did find however that Meguiars wetlook polish over a varnished wood dashboard creates a superb mirror finish....mind you thats after hours of sanding with 2000 wet/dry paper....varnish/sand/varnish/sand/varnish....the the polish. But you get my drift. :driving:

grandson
06-21-2004, 03:02 PM
Lately, I've had more than the usual curiousity in effective waxes and polishes for some reason so I'm finding the discussion on Meguiars NXT interesting. With my Healey 3000, I've been using Autoglym products for the past couple of years. What's the consensus on how Autoglym rates?

aerog
06-21-2004, 04:34 PM
We haven't had a lot of input because Autoglym isn't widely available stateside, but some of the things I've read on the wax/polish enthusiast sites haven't been that great...of course that's comparing to their usual S100, P21S, Pinnacle Souveran, Zaino, etc. For a product available at the local Target or WalMart, NXT has had a lot of praise from the same people.

Basil
06-26-2004, 02:56 AM
A friend just bought a 2004 C5 Corvette, Torch Red and polished it with NXT; I must admit I was impressed. Not too shabby!
Basil

grandson
06-28-2004, 12:24 PM
Managed to find some NXT on the weekend and applied it to my Healey 3000 Mark 2 on Sunday morning. Have to admit, it looks awfully good and I'm convinced it has taken the gloss and ahine on the Old English White to a higher level than the Autoglym I have been using.