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  • Why does Meguiar’s make so many products?

    Meguiar's offers a variety of products to meet the wide ranging needs of demanding users. Whether you are a do it yourself enthusiast or a highly trained professional, Meguiar's has a selection of products, pads and accessories that will solve your every need. To help choose the best product, call our Solutions Hub @ 800-347-5700 6 days a week, or utilize our Product Advisor.

  • What is the best wax to protect my new car?

    If you are looking for "best protection", then an advanced synthetic polymer product like Meguiar's Ultimate Wax will give you the best protection.

  • How do I remove small scratches and swirl marks?

    Whether you are working by hand, orbital or DA Polisher, swirls and scratches can be removed easily using a clear coat safe "paint cleaner" like Meguiar's Ultimate Compound. Never use harsh traditional style compounds, as they can damage / haze a modern clear coat finish.

  • What do I need to do to clean/prep my paint before waxing?

    Prior to waxing, wash and dry your car thoroughly, then inspect the surface by using your eyes and hands. If the finish feels rough, Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit will be the best solution prior to waxing. If the finish has swirls, oxidation and/or stains, Meguiar's Ultimate Compound will be the best choice prior to waxing. In some cases, a car may need both the Smooth Surface Clay Kit AND Ultimate Compound prior to
    waxing.

  • What kind of towel should I be using to remove polishes and waxes?

    A clean, dry Meguiar’s Supreme Shine Microfiber Towel is always recommended for removing polishes and waxes.

  • Is a liquid, paste or spray wax best?

    A liquid or paste wax will give the best protection and is simply a matter of preference. Spray waxes are great when you are short on time and also act as a great “booster wax”.

  • How do I remove water spots?

    The best solution for removing water spots on paint and even on glass is Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound. To avoid water spots, always wash and dry your car in the shade and make sure the surface is cool to the touch.

  • How do you restore dull headlights?

    For light to moderate damage, Meguiar’s One Step Headlight Restoration Kit is the best choice. For moderate to severe damage, Meguiar’s Heavy Duty Headlight Restoration Kit is the best choice. For long term clarity, use Meguiar’s Keep Clear Headlight Coating to help keep them looking like new and well protected from harmful UV rays.

  • What should I use to clean my wheels?

    First, determine what type of wheels you have in order to use the correct wheel cleaner. For chrome wheels, Meguiar’s Hot Rims Chrome Wheel Cleaner is the best choice. For “factory” painted or clear coated wheels, Meguiar’s Hot Rims Wheel & Tire Cleaner is the best solution. For aluminum, anodized or you are not sure of the type of wheels you have, Meguiar’s Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner or Hot Rims Aluminum Wheel Cleaner would be the best choice.

  • What do I use on the black trim of my car?

    A long lasting “protectant” like Meguiar’s Ultimate Black is the best product. To ensure longevity, clean the surface thoroughly using a safe vinyl cleaner prior to applying Ultimate Protectant.

  • Will clay remove swirls marks?

    No, clay will not remove swirls marks. Clay is designed to create a smooth surface by removing overspray, fallout and other above surface contaminants that are bonded to the surface prior to polishing and/or waxing a vehicle.

  • How often should I “wax” my car?

    For maximum protection against harmful environmental elements, we recommend waxing your car 3-4 / year. To help extend your wax protection, always use a wash designed for automotive use like Meguiar’s Ultimate Wash & Wax. Using household detergents will only strip wax protection and promote oxidation.