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    Over The Counter Products

    Sometimes we can get caught up with using high end products and we can become product snobs. Today I tried something that was sitting on the shelf in my garage that I forgot all about and it turned out to be a great product. I used Meguiars Ultimate Quik Detailer to remove some dust and sprinkler spots from the truck and I was very pleased. It was slick and wiped off cleanly while leaving a little protection behind. I’ll keep using it as a drying aid and detail spray.




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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    •Besides being sold OTC...Autogeek, as well
    as other online stores, also sells this product.

    -I may be badly mistaken, but I don’t see
    Meguiar’s formulating their Ultimate Quik
    Detailer any differently for either of these
    markets.


    •Therefore, OP, IMO:
    -you, in this particular scenario,
    are not “snob-worthy”.


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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    Looks good UncleDavy!

    Let’s not forget, many of the over the counter brands have been in the business for 30, 40, 50+ years.

    They’ve got years of experience and large R&D budgets, although there’s some that are definitely a rung or two below AG’er standards, there’s still many solid choices on the shelves.

    Meguiar’s entire OTC Ultimate line could realistically cover every need and give great results.
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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    Meguiar's Ultimate is still great stuff. I've been working with the new slightly updated Ultimate Quik Detailer and Ultimate Quik Wax and I'm loving them. UQD is simple to work with, nice and slick, gives a clean and easy wipeoff, has behaved really well on the CQuartz and Blackfire coatings for maintenance and on the glass.

    I had UQD out yesterday trying it on top of the crazy hydrophobic Polish Angel Rapidwaxx on the test panel, and it's able to easily maintain that awesome hydrophobic performance when used on top, it's not going to diminish it. I would reach for UQD and UQW before a lot of stuff on my shelf, just really well balanced products.

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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    I started off with Meguiar's ultimate series. I never joined the MOL forums, but at the time at Canadian Tire (I'm Canadian, Canadian Tire is like autozone but has everything from convection fryers, car stuff, and outdoor stuff and everything in between) they had the Meguiar's Ultimate Products. UQD and Ultimate Paste Wax is how I pretty much got started. They were easy to use, excellent performance and honestly as long as it's the right manufacturer, it doesn't matter if its' OTC or not.

    The first time I did a massive wax and clean up, it was literally all OTC products. Mothers wheel and tire cleaner, Mothers interior detailer and protectant, Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax and Rain X Car Wash with Rain X window cleaners.
    The first dying towel I used was the Meguiars waffle drying towels, used four of those to dry my car.

    I kept a bottle of Meguiar's UQD in my car for bird bombs and what not, it was great. I got rid of that car after I picked up my current one but it was too bad, the single stage Toyota white paint absolutely glowed.
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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    Quote Originally Posted by DMiglio View Post
    Looks good UncleDavy!

    Let’s not forget, many of the over the counter brands have been in the business for 30, 40, 50+ years.

    They’ve got years of experience and large R&D budgets, although there’s some that are definitely a rung or two below AG’er standards, there’s still many solid choices on the shelves.

    Meguiar’s entire OTC Ultimate line could realistically cover every need and give great results.
    I remember 40 years ago being a snob was ordering Meguiars products through mail order from Popular Mechanics.



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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavy View Post
    I remember 40 years ago being a snob was ordering Meguiars products through mail order from Popular Mechanics.



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    I’d love to see those products/packaging/bottles. Mike’s probably got a lot of them in his collection.

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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleDavy View Post
    I remember 40 years ago being a snob was ordering Meguiars products through mail order from Popular Mechanics.

    And we bought "sea monkeys" via ads in the back of comic books ...

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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    I think Meg's UQD & UQW are always winners.

    A lot of us AutoGeeks get caught up in the "Biggest/Baddest" new things, only to push proven products aside. To our own peril, IMO.
    It is no coincidence that man's best friend cannot talk.

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    Re: Over The Counter Products

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Rambler View Post
    And we bought "sea monkeys" via ads in the back of comic books ...
    Don't forget the old Charles Atlas book that you could order so you wouldn't get sand kicked in your face from the beach bully.
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