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Larry A
10-13-2020, 03:26 PM
what was used back then on lacquer and enamel . meguiars first polish was for furniture and who decided to try it on cars, and was it the same as #7 .dupont#7 was invented to use on the then new lacquer paint what did meguiars have at the time. you see i love history , any history

Mike Phillips
10-13-2020, 03:30 PM
Here's some cool pictures from the early days...




An early car wash and detail shop
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/SimonizeModelT.jpg

An early auto repair shop that offers detailing
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/SimonizeModelAm.jpg




Vintage Blue Coral Wax
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/BlueCoralPreservativeSealer.jpg

Vintage Simonize Wax
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/SimonizeCan.jpg



The above is from this article that dates back to 2011

Topping - Definition - How to Top also called Topping (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/how-articles/40089-topping-definition-how-top-also-called-topping.html)



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FOUR X FOUR
12-10-2020, 07:38 PM
I remember when Simoniz and turtle wax were it.

Jacob Harrod AUTOCLEAN
12-10-2020, 08:49 PM
An early car wash and detail shop
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/SimonizeModelT.jpg


"Auto Laundry" I think that's pretty cool

2black1s
12-10-2020, 08:50 PM
Here's a couple I remember using...

Not 1920s or 1930s

But 1960s & 1970s

71901 71902

UncleDavy
12-10-2020, 09:18 PM
Turtle Wax with "Brillium", Kit, Rally, Dupont and then Rain Dance are the products that I remember.

davidc
12-11-2020, 10:24 AM
I used Simonize in the late 60's and early 70's. It was definately a work out.