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    Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Hey guys Im new in the whole polishing thing, what's the best polish compound? Pinnacle or Meguiars? I own a Mazda 3 S Black Mica and the paint is 1 1/2 old, plus I had some paint job done due to an accident and in some points the paint is more faded. Or which product you recommend?

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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Menzerna SIP and Nano. As far as waxes go I think Pinnacle souveran paste wax is better than Megs. hands down.
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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    As far as polishes - Menzerna > Pinnacle > Meguiar's
    Waxes, Pinnacle waxes are so much better then Meguiar's.
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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Yes I think comparing Meguiars to Pinnacle is not really fair... two different leagues. If you are looking for a good one for bad paint XMT is a great choice, and its made by Pinnacle.

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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Wow, suprised by the rating of Pinnacle over Meguiar's polishes. I would rate Meguiars' far above Pinnacles line (which didn't impress me too much) because of the sheer variety of the products offered. Meguiars #80 leaves a very wet finish on paints (because of the oils) and is a perfect prep if you are going to use a carnuaba.

    In terms of waxes, I would say Souveran look a little warmer then #26, but the difference isn't mind blowing at all. Infact, side by side, I'm sure you would have people siding with both waxes.

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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    I'm gonna have to agree with Todd on this one. I've never been all that impressed with Pinnacle polishes. I love using Megs DACP and #80 and both finish LSP ready with a nice deep gloss. As for Pinnacle waxes I can't help but love using Souveran both the paste and liquid. They leave dark colors deep and wet and red dripping!
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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    But what about this? This is the actual bottle that I used

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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Pinnacle and Meguiar's both carry a wide range of products. So just saying one is better than the other without any specifications is ridiculious. Meguair's has a lot of consumer grade products that aren't nearly as good as Pinnacle products. The Meg's Pro and Detailer series gives Pinnacle a run for its money.

    Hyper-X, do you have a machine to use or will this be done by hand?

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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Hey budman3, yeah I have one machine but is not the porter cable, I don't remember the name but is 10" and to say the truth I don't like it, it wobbles around quite a bit.

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    Re: Meguiars or Pinnacle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyper-x View Post
    But what about this? This is the actual bottle that I used
    Meguiars calls their glazes "polishes". That is a non abrasive polish, full of oils, designed to increase depth and gloss. The Pinnacle equivelent is XMT Finishing Glaze (I think) of which I have no expereince.

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