(with respect) If with 15 years experience you cant understand why a harsh solvent base would have a detrimental effect on a soft paint finish then .......
The fact is in my opinion its unsuitable for my paint due to harsh solvent content not suitable for cellulose, and with no prior warning of possible unsuitability on the tin.
I've given meguiars a chance to prove different ( see post 46 ) if they want to take me up on it THEY can contact me.
Threads like this can go round and round with the inevitable comments from people not reading the thread and chirping up with blind faith...subsequent thread lock / deletion.
Ultimately i hope this thread may help someone who has faced the same problems i have .....after all we are car enthusiasts and not company rep's , Aren't we ??
The car is all rectified now, juiced and rain safe.
Last edited by Zodiac1; Aug 15th, 2012 at 11:12 PM. Reason: Tired from polishing out water marks
I still stand by my last post. Your test proves that a sealant ignites and a pure wax does not. So its not a valid test.
As for a Ipa wipe down & clay the car prior to applying. I cant see this in the thread sorry :-(.
As Mike has said the amount of nxt 2.0 sold compared to Dojo. And the fact that it has been tried on more cars with out this issue leans towards your cars paint or Dojo juice not liking Megs.
The first thing I would of done prior to wet sanding is checked paint depth. Again cant see this mentioned in your thread. Or what process da/ rotary
We both have a difference of opinion nothing more.
"Hi , I used meguiars paint cleaner then nxt2 paste applyed sparingly. I have tried a small area with clay bar farecla g3 , white vinegar to neutralise the alkaline deposits, swirl x. only flatting and polishing works. This wouldn't be so bad if the repaint of years ago prior to my ownership still had a significant layer left to work with. My gut feeling is that i'll break through in several places if i f+p the whole areas".
The only ref to a clay bar in the thread. I think your process is a little wrong. Clayed after you had the water spot issue?
So where are the pics of the car now? You've shared a negative experience with a Meguiar's product........so share a positive with your other product....perhaps other forum members can learn from your unfortunate unpleasant experience.
Well said!!! :-):-):-). Also the thread title repaint required? Why would you continue to wet sand paint that was thin?Originally Posted by CreamPuff:512415
Everyday is a school day no matter what your age is.
I will never stop learning or claim I know everything. If I was wet sanding I would be reaching for 3000 grit not 1500.
Either way its been a good debate :-):-), thanks!!
Please guys, keep this thread civil.
Lot of interesting and helpful info has been swapped back and forth, don't want to see it closed.
As Rappy said, been a good 'debate'...
so we now wait for the pictures from the other side of the pond...
Then used farecla g3 , megs ultimate compound and finally 2 coats of blue velvet.
The pics don't really do the shine justice as they were taken when i finished late last night but i think it shows enough.
As said previously the megs compound is very impressive and will definately be on my shopping list should i
run out of it along with the other items very kindly given by Meguiars in the uk.
Cream puff : I'm hear because,
1, I believe that the nxt was a definate cause of this and wanted/got a good response from meguiars by flagging it up.
I didn't mind putting the labour in but wanted remuneration on the materials.
2, As you can see i have the skills to rectify the problem , however no matter how much you know , you never know everything and its a good to keep an open mind and take in positive suggestions from others.
3, Finally i wanted to help others who have faced or may face similar problems, If i was a layman and faced with this i'd have probably faced a big bill to rectify it ...unless someone made a kind offer such as rappy did.
While were doing before and after shots i thought i'd post up a couple of the before and after shots of my engine bay tidy up which i carried out over the previous winter months.
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