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Thread: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
    Heck with it I'm going to try it on my powder coated winter rims (the barrels).

    It's May 24 long weekend so lots of time to try.

    Going to try PlastX , Plastic Polish that starts with N vs

    Menzerns 3800 and Meguiar Mirror Glaze.

    Might even use some 2000 grit wet sanding to see what works best
    Let me know how the plastX works on the powder coat


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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    How about uploading some pictures?
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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Well went ahead and gave it a test on my powdercoated wheels.
    Tested:
    PlastX
    Novus Plastic Polish
    Meguiar's Mirror Glaze
    Menzerna 3800

    I wet sanded some orange peel with 1500 and 2000 grit for test spot.

    First up PlastX applied by hand.
    -very little effect and no shine
    -rag turned slightly black

    Next Novus
    -same as PlastX with a bit more black on the cloth
    -no effect on the sanding marks in the orange peel

    Next Meg's Mirror Glaze with blue cutting pad Rupes Nano 1" rotary tool
    -orange peel partially removed and colour darkened noticably
    -shine coming out now and pad turned black

    Last up Menzerna 3800 yellow pad Nano rotary
    -very little colour change
    -nice shine
    -pad turned jet black (just like polishing metal)
    -would not undo colour change from Megs Mirror Glaze

    Conclusions:
    -Menzerna 3800 with yellow pad on Nano rotary tool best results
    -don't wet sand orange peel unless want to spend long time and effort to remove (colour will darken as well)
    -polishing turns pads black (looks like you are polishing bare metal)

    Comments:
    Surprised that a fine polish produced best results
    Colour change was result of wet sanding and blue cutting pad
    Plastic polishes or compounds do not work
    Crispy 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix DD, always clean (except today) Hobby Detailer

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
    Well went ahead and gave it a test on my powdercoated wheels.
    Tested:
    PlastX
    Novus Plastic Polish
    Meguiar's Mirror Glaze
    Menzerna 3800

    I wet sanded some orange peel with 1500 and 2000 grit for test spot.

    First up PlastX applied by hand.
    -very little effect and no shine
    -rag turned slightly black

    Next Novus
    -same as PlastX with a bit more black on the cloth
    -no effect on the sanding marks in the orange peel

    Next Meg's Mirror Glaze with blue cutting pad Rupes Nano 1" rotary tool
    -orange peel partially removed and colour darkened noticably
    -shine coming out now and pad turned black

    Last up Menzerna 3800 yellow pad Nano rotary
    -very little colour change
    -nice shine
    -pad turned jet black (just like polishing metal)
    -would not undo colour change from Megs Mirror Glaze

    Conclusions:
    -Menzerna 3800 with yellow pad on Nano rotary tool best results
    -don't wet sand orange peel unless want to spend long time and effort to remove (colour will darken as well)
    -polishing turns pads black (looks like you are polishing bare metal)

    Comments:
    Surprised that a fine polish produced best results
    Colour change was result of wet sanding and blue cutting pad
    Plastic polishes or compounds do not work
    Thanks for this info. So to conclude, I should not waste my time using PlastX to remove fine surface scratches?


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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Yes it does nothing.

    Fine polish for paint seems to be best.

    Maybe metal polish might work too.

    I'm not going any further on tresting.
    Crispy 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix DD, always clean (except today) Hobby Detailer

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by mengelhardt View Post
    Because Plastx is designed to be used on plastics..... which you are not going to be working on. You said you are polishing clear coated, painted wheels.

    Since you are going to be polishing clear coat (paint), use a product designed to polish clear coated paint like swirlX, ScratchX, or UP. (if sticking to Meguiars products)
    he said the wheels are powder coated. He thinks there is a clear coat but he doesn't know. If they are powder coated then they probably are not clear coated.

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by OCDetailingTO View Post
    Not sure. The guy who powder coated the wheels (reputable business) says that the candy red is a clear coat which can be buffed just like plastic. The base coat is Kromezone and top coat is candy red. Not sure if that info helps. I'm assuming a plastic powder was applied?
    how can it be clear if its candy red?

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by fightnews View Post
    he said the wheels are powder coated.
    He thinks there is a clear coat
    but he doesn't know.

    If they are powder coated then
    they probably are not clear coated.
    If requested: Powdercoaters can apply
    clear-powdercoat...no problem.


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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    My wheels are only powdercoated.

    Basecoat and clear.

    The fine polish turned black just like metal polishing bare metal.

    Shine was really good, but the powdercoating was poorly done so lots of orange peel and defects remain.
    Crispy 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix DD, always clean (except today) Hobby Detailer

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