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Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax Spray $31.99 (2 for $53.98 with Club Plus), Microfibre Cloth 40pk $19.99 @ Supercheap Auto

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Very good price for Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Spray Wax with coupon MYGARAGE when purchasing two ($26.99 each). If you don't need two, can always combine with the detailer or the microfibre cloths.

SCA Microfibre Cloths Trade Pack 40 Pack $19.99 (Was $29.99)

Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Spray Detailer - 768mL $27.99 (Was $39.99)

Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Liquid Wax - 473mL $41.99 (Was $59.99)

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  • 2 for $27 each isn't too bad for HCW. Keep one to use straight and dilute the other to use as a drying aide.

    • +2

      why is this getting downvoted? this works pretty well for HCW. Dilute it with water in another spray bottle to 25% strength, still works well especially if you wipe it over the panel and buff off with a good microfibre

      • It's the next best thing to a ceramic coating from a cost/performance perspective, to me. The ability to dilute it and get such good performance makes it such a great value proposition.

      • Do you use the detailer as well? Much different?
        Do you dilut also?

  • +2

    I’m pretty happy with Turtle Wax Hybrid Seal N' Shine spray still beading after 7 months, but on the other hand I’m wondering what the point is if dirt, dust and film still stick to the car.

    • You spray this one when the car is wet and just rinse off, a lot easier than the Turtle spray which you need to wipe every single panel of the car.

      • i use this the traditional way though, spray then wipe off. For me, it seems to work better than spraying and hosing off

    • Seeing beads of water on my car 6 hours after it has rained brings me so much joy.

  • +13

    This guy is 8 weeks into a head to head ceramic spray test that includes this spray

    https://youtu.be/MR4AIjBcry0

    • +1

      Thanks for posting this great video! Looks like Bowden's Bead Machine is going to come 1st, Mother's CMX Ceramic 2nd, and Meguiar's Ceramic Wax 3rd.

      I recently just bought my first car and know nothing about cleaning it. I'd obviously spray the car down with water to remove dirt to prevent scratches, then wash it with a washing chemical and then wait for it to dry or dry it down, and lastly apply say the Bowden's Bead Machine? Also, would I need to wax the car if I use a ceramic chemical such as Bowden's Bead Machine?

      I take it a microfiber washing pad is by far better than a sponge?

      • +16

        Firstly I'd say youtube is your friend, there are way more resources on there than you could get in a text box here.

        Without going too far down the rabbit hole, you've got the order correct, Rinse-wash-treat.

        If you are looking at ceramic coating then you probably want to get a few of the first steps down before jumping straight to this. As I said use youtube and get yourself lost in car was videos to form your own approach.

        My cost effective beginner recommendations are:

        • If you can, get a pressure washer, even a cheap one or off marketplace/gumtree will do initially. At minimum this will help actually remove any dirt and grit in the initial rinse so you dont scratch the car. The grit can stick and a hose doesn't always dislodge it.
        • Use 2 buckets, 1 for the wash and 1 to rinse. That way if you do pick up any particles they get rinsed off in the rinse bucket along with all the dirty water and you use fresh wash & water on the car each time.
        • Any buckets will do but if you have some spare cash you should get a dirt guard also for the rinse bucket to help remove any grit. I have what the guy in the video is using, the repco bucket and guard (you dont need the lid if you don't want). Currently though you can get the bucket $10, guard $ 6, and lid $9 as a combo for $15 until the 30/09. An absolute bargin, get on it while you can.
        • Invest in a decent wash before you look at spray coatings. Supercherap often have a special on Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax and it's a good all round wash and wax especially if you're only spending the day washing (not waxing, buffing, polishing etc.) it leaves a nice waxed look post wash. it's usually goes for $17-$22 a few times a year.
        • Don't use a sponge, they hold on to the dirt and particles and will scratch you paint. As you noted get some microfibre washing pad's here or here
        • Also some microfibre cloths for any wiping, waxing etc you want to do. Minimum get some cheapies for random use, and a drying or buffing one to start with. There a MF towels for all purposese at different shag lenghts even looking at Supercheap you can see how far you can go
        • Ideally you also want some wash to wash the microfibre through. If you don't go for wash at least remember, DO NOT wash the microfibre with other items or rags, DO NOT use fabric softener (“Fabric softener will actually clog the small wedge-shaped filaments of the microfiber and render it useless”), and wash on cold or warm, and don't tumble dry.

        Summary of basic needs, all for roughly $58
        ~$20 Wash: Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax
        $15 Bucket, guard, lid (get the combo): Repco
        $5 Microfibre towels: SCA
        $8 Microfibre buffing: SCA cloths
        $9.99 Wash pad: Mothers Microfibre Wash Sponge

        Start with this set up at bare minimum and add a second hand pressure washer or this:
        $99 Pressure washer: Ryobi

        All these items are the basic needs there are better options for all of them, start here to get the feel and do some youtubing to figure out what you want to upgrade or spend more on. I'm sure plenty of people on here will tell you what they think the better options are.

        Items to look at next:
        * Snow foam cannon, can't recommend these enough. I use the MJJC from Ali Express, great recommendations and it seems to get mentioned on all related deals. This is the #1 wash investment after the basics, if you have the cash once you get a pressure washer, get this 100% (make sure you get the right connector for the washer you have)
        * The cannon will work with the Meguiar's but you can also keep an eye out for Bowdens deals for some Snow Job
        * Get a Big green Sucker to dry
        * Get a Big Softie too
        * From here do your googling / YouTube to figure out what post wash products you want to use (it's endless) (Wax, polish, spray, clay bar, etc. etc.)
        * Maybe look at glass cleaners & treat like Rain-X
        * If you have an older car you may want to rejuvinate the headlights, PlastX works wonders
        * Look in to applicator pad's, do some googling depending on what products you go with
        * Wheel & tyre cleaner & brush
        * If you can, get a Dual Action polisher, this is a whole other research project (but not until you have spent some time using products etc, don't start with this)
        * Then comes interior
        * Then engine….and so on

        This is just the surface, you can keep going forever but this should get you starter on the never ending car car road.

        • Why not tumble dry?

          • +1

            @rian354252: Because they are synthetic and it doesn't take much heat to melt the micro wedge shape of the fibre as it's so small, there won't be any difference visually but it won't be absorbant and will be streaky when you use it. You could do it on low heat but I find it easier to just recommend against it.

        • +1

          +1 really helpful post

        • Thanks for detailed response

      • +1

        The general order for detailing is (after a wash): clay bar -> compound -> polish -> wax. Each process can be categorised as cutting and finishing. Cutting products have abrasives in the formula that clean the paint's coat. These are your clay bar and various compounds. Finishing products are your polish and wax. It get's confusing because car manufacturer's have come up with products that can do multiple things - i.e. 'cut and polish' polish - which is polish with some mild abrasives (the cutting or cleaning part) included, 'polish and wax' - contains some polish and some wax to lightly seal the car.

        Easiest way to decide what products you need is to assess the actual condition of the car's coat. This article is useful: https://www.turtlewax.com/blogs/how-to/how-to-compound-a-car...

        So for a neglected car with lots of oxidation, lots of paint imperfections, deep scratches, first thing I'd do is give it a good wash. If the coat is still 'rough' even after a good wash it means there are tiny contaminants that need to be removed - good idea to clay bar. Then I'd go for a heavy duty rubbing compound, followed by any polish, and any wax.

        For an older used car that looks pretty clean and has some minor scuffs/marks, light imperfections but hasn't had a full detail in a long time: wash thoroughly first. If the coat is 'rough' then claybar. (You'll know it's rough or smooth because if you claybar a small section of the car and compare the two areas there will be a day and night difference - but it can be hard to tell with only one point of reference (i.e. your car's coat - so find something new and shiny to compare it to). Because there is no serious paint imperfections then it doesn't make sense to use a formula with lots of abrasives (bad for car) so I'd go for a mild abrasive compound (known as polishing compound). Next step is your choice of polish to further finish and fill the paint and imperfections and wax which provides the protective layer. To maintain? Depending on the car's coat you could just skip to a polish and wax in the next 3-4-5 months (which is fine for the average detailer). Wait a few more months and by that time you could refresh your car with another polish and wax, or add a compound to the process if it's gotten really dirty. Spray-on products make the process even easier. Also look at ceramic coatings and such which last even longer than regular wax and increase the time needed between details.

  • so turtle wax hybrid the winner

    • I prefer this one as you spray on the wet car and just rinse off with garden hose. You don't need to wash, dry and wipe every single panel as the Turtle wax spray

    • My first choice if on special

  • +1

    The coupon doesn't work :-(
    No deal.

    UPDATE: Okay, the coupon is targeted to Club Plus members. You will need to sign-up to Club Plus for $5 separately first, then it works.

  • +1

    Meguiar's ceramic wax is pretty good. I bought 2 bottles last time it was on sale.
    I tend to spray it on when the car is mostly dry, and wipe it off when drying the car, not hose it off.

    I wouldn't recommend for black or dark cars as it tends to streak unless you use a wet cloth to wipe it off.

    • +1

      Yep I use the big green sucker cloth to dry my car (black), then use the same cloth after spraying this coating on panel by panel, as the cloth is damp enough/holding enough water to not streak.

      • +1

        ^^^ exactly how I apply this product.

        The streaking comes from applying excessive product.
        One of two sprays on a panel is all you need and the cloth becomes semi-saturated with the product as you progress.

        I bought mine for $22 from Repco when they did the promo late last year.
        Should have bought more…

  • +1 for you OP…
    Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax Spray $31.99 - Some good 5#17 and good price!

    Get on it OzB… (Thats, get on this deal, not 'on it'). lol

  • +1

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usA3lvRbFO4&t=1082s&ab_chann...

    I bought the hybrid ceramic wax after watching this video, previously I've only applied Meguiar's gold class carnuba wax as the top coat.
    I'm very happy with the result and it's certainly very durable, much more than regular wax.
    I applied it on dry paint and really rubbed it in as it's been shown to have a greater effect than spray and rinse
    I've had the same coating on for the past month and it is still very hydrophobic even though has been raining at least 2-3 times a week here.
    Would totally recommend giving it a go

  • I watch a load of detailing videos and comparisons and the megs hybrid ceramic wax always holds up really well against other often more expensive products from the more premium boutique brands.

    Also these microfibres are great for around the house, instead of using paper towels to clean up spills and mess use a mf wack them in the wash and reuse them. I have had a set for 12+ months still going great that I use for cleaning kitchen benches everyday and odd spills around the house etc and of course on my car also for doing dashboards door trims etc

    Finally I use this occasionally and is a great BFYB product as an occasional drying aid (has months of protection) at an everyday low price

    https://www.amazon.com.au/Turtle-Wax-53410-Solutions-Ceramic...

    • Hi, total car washing noob here, hoping you could help me :)

      I recently just bought my first car and know nothing about cleaning it. I'd obviously spray the car down with water to remove dirt to prevent scratches, then wash it with a washing chemical and then wait for it to dry or dry it down, and lastly apply say the Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax?

      What's the difference between wax and ceramic?

      What car wash chemical do you recommend before applying say Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Wax?

      Is a chamois the best to apply the ceramic chemical?

      What's your thoughts on Bowden's Bead Machine? A fellow above posted a YouTube video comparing a few ceramic chemicals, and looks like Bowden's Bead Machine is the best performing so far.

      I take it a microfiber washing pad is by far better than a sponge?

      • +1

        Best to watch youtube - you'll get most, if not all your answers on there.

      • +1

        The hybrid ceramic wax is applied to the panel whilst the car is wet and you dry the panel off with a dedicated MF drying towel (dont just use the short nap cheap type of MF's they don't have the absorbency like a dedicated drying towel)

        Wax is generally referred to as a 'natural' product derived from carnuba, ceramic is a man made synthetic substance. The naming convention of all these products can be misleading, IMO just call it a detail spray sealant…

        Car wash chemicals, there are heaps out there I use meguiars hyperwash. its purchased in 3.8L quantities for around $40 on sale from say repco sparesbox and at 400:1 ratio lasts for years (it foams up great in my snow foamer also) otherwise megs nxt gen gold class etc is fine. If you want something more premium my go to is carpro reset.

        Chamois are frowned upon nowadays as they essentially can marr/scratch the paint and produce swirls. You apply as per my comment above (on a wet panel spritz on panel then wipe off with a drying towel)

        Yes a nice MF wash mitt, such as the rag company is great

        https://www.amazon.com.au/COMPANY-Premium-Cyclone-Korean-Mic...

        Only use these on your cars paint, by a cheapie for your rims. After each use flush them with your hose and wash them in the washing machine after each use to remove any contaminants (if your mitts are contaminated with particles these will scratch the paint causing swirls)

      • @Wystri Warrick
        Check my comment above for some initial adviuce.

      • Get a Bowden’s Own “Big Green Sucker” towel to dry the car. Lasts a long time and can soak up the water on pretty much the entire car without wringing it out. 👍

  • What are the mf towels like versus Costco?

    • Just grab a pack of 20 from Bunnings!
      Use one to apply.
      2-3 to polish off, and your sorted!

      Just remember to rip off the labels.

      Chuck them in the washing machine and use them for other general cleaning (not dishes or anything of course) around the house!

      • -1

        You should stop using them, they're a real problem material (plastic). Don't believe me? Look it up.

        Just use old cotton t-shirts or cotton towels/tea towels etc.