A n00b detailer on shoe-string budget
Ran up to this Wally World Az MESA 1710 S GREENFIELD RD on a Saturday since I did not know if ADS did local pickup on Sat. Had decent selection . Obviously no DA good selection of 2.0 pads , no wool pad, but spaces for the out of stock items. M105 but no M205 or spot for it. Kinda hit or miss the way its presented. WM has always had the UP and UC plus as with most other retail product. I think I paid 19.95 for the 32oz m105, $6.00 cheaper than local/no shipping ADS pickup. Pads were 6.95. They seemed to push the MF correction system heavily with ample supply of both correction and finishing.
This store is a 20 minute through town drive and kinda go be SpaceAge Body Supply also in Mesa on way. 32oz M105 was a wopping 29.95. Now they have large sizes and almost all pro line stuff but since some of us are fortunate with a bit of planning ADS is surely the way to go. Nightmare to find but gentleman running it was really cool and was very happy to sell any brand without the over push of just Megs stuff.
I stopped at Wal Mart off of Branch Ave in Maryland and was really impressed with what I saw. I really hope someone from Meg's reads this post as there are two locations that I HIGHLY suggest you adding the pro products to. In Chantilly, VA they just remodeled the Dullas Expo Center into a new Wal Mart. I know there are a few pro detailers in the area that would probably buy me a steak dinner and a beer if you guys took my recommendation. Also, the Bowie, MD Wal Mart is a very central location to PG and Anne Arundle county. I would be very much obliged if they were to carry Meg's products as well.
Stopped by Walmart in Mountain View, CA last night, and they had pretty much everything... I was really impressed, and not expecting it at all. I picked up a couple of foam pads a W67DA backing plate to replace the old 3M one I was using. Everything was very reasonably priced as well.
One thing that I would say though, is that the display was a bit of a mess. The backing plates were hidden in with the DA Microfiber pads for some reason, and there didn't seem to be any information on what all of the more pro' kit was for.
If I were working at Meguiars, I might consider having some kind of brochure / flyer in store to actually explain what this stuff is. I'm actually slightly concerned about the DA Microfiber kit being on sale without any level of guidance whatsoever. I've never used it, but my understanding is that it has the power of a rotary, without the fear of putting in additional swirls and holograms. Although that makes it a great product, it also makes it an extremely aggressive one. Could a novice user with zero guidance not damage their paint by simply over using such a product?
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I was wondering if the results were favorable in the test markets, and if any plans to expand into other areas? In particular Las Cruces, NM or El Paso, TX
I Called the Yuba City store witch is a hour from me I asked guy on the phone if he had 105/205 in the store he said he has the paint restoration kits, he was talking so fast I couldn't ask him if he had the DA pads and backing plate in store so I'm guessing they don't.
Just an FYI on this old thread, I went to three local Walmarts today and it looks like they aren't restocking the pro line stuff, MF pads, and D300, etc.. Either that or they are selling out extremely fast. Anyone else notice this with local Walmarts?
If they are still carrying them, can anyone confirm this either way?
Yep, Doesn't look like they carry any of this stuff any longer.
The marketing test for Mirror Glaze Pro Line products in Walmart stores ended at the end of December. At the moment there are no plans to continue or expand this program, sorry.
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