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Thread: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

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    Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Has anyone used Meguiar's Plastx to remove fine surface scratches on powdercoat wheels? Is is safe as in it won't remove the gloss? My powder coat guy said the wheels can be buffed just like plastic and recommended this product to use in conjunction with a microfibre cloth. I assume its because there's a clearcoat on top. P.s the wheels are NOT matte. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Cheers.

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    I'd use a polish (ex. Megs Ultimate Polish) and a foam pad if they are clear coated. Clear coated or not, PlastX wouldn't be an appropriate product to use for this task IMO.
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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Can i ask why Plastx wouldn't be appropriate?

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by OCDetailingTO View Post
    Can i ask why Plastx wouldn't be appropriate?
    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)
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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by OCDetailingTO View Post
    Can i ask why Plastx wouldn't be appropriate?
    Consider the "safeness factor":

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    "While it may be safe to use on Clear
    Coated wheels...we can not endorse nor
    stand behind the product if it is used
    outside of its intended purpose---which is
    for clear flexible or rigid plastics."


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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    they're powder coated with a clear coat on top.

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    Quote Originally Posted by OCDetailingTO View Post
    they're powder coated with a clear coat on top.
    The clear coat is powder coat as well, correct?
    Last edited by Crispy; 05-19-2017 at 11:58 AM. Reason: clarify powder coat is clear not lacquer
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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    I to am interested in what to use for polishing powder coated wheels.

    Mine are base colour silver powder coat, with clear powder coat on top.

    It has been suggested by other people, that powder coating's are closer to plastic than paint.

    That would mean Plastx is the correct polish.

    As I understand it, Plastic Polish abrasives are different (finer and more diminishing) from paint polishes (cutting, polishing, fine polishing).

    That is why never use plastic polish on paint.

    Not sure the reverse is true (don't use paint polish on plastic)?

    Thus the question-what to use to polish powder coated wheels.

    I'm surprised no major company promotes a polish for powder coated wheels, since most new cars come with them (would think would be a big potential market).
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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    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?

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    Re: Meguiars Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish

    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
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