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Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 G12718
 
Approximate retail price:
$18
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Type: Liquid or gel wax
About - Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 G12718

The Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 G12718 is part of the car wax test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, car wax models like the NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 G12718 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


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User Reviews - Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 G12718
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4.0
Best wax to apply
10/28/2014
Pros
Easy to apply and remove
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Just a comment on Danno's post. Maybe there is something wrong with your paint. Perhaps dead paint. If so use NuClean. I works great and last long. This shine is average tho.<br />The NXT has a great shine and has never failed me. Never had a problem with spotting or streaking.<br />Hope this helps.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Almost as Easy to Apply as The Spray Wax
10/15/2014
Pros
Compatibility Wplastic
Ease of application
Ease of removal
Gloss
Cons
Durability
Price Per Oz
Best Uses
If You Polish Often
Use Instead Of Spray
Comment:
I am getting my car ready for winter and normally I would use 2 Coats of NuFinish with the expectation that it will last through the winter. While NXT is relatively pricy, I will be using it rather than the spray waxes. I've been counting on the spray waxes to work after an automatic car wash (I doubt anyone can wash their car by hand when its 15F outside and the wind is blowing) and a round of spray detailer to make sure that nothing got missed or that I end up waxing over something I don't want there in the first place.<br /><br />That was then. Now, I expect to use NXT to do what the spray waxes can't which is protect when I can't wash the car because the weather has been bad for more than a week. I used NXT the other day and at night, with only a headlamp, I was done in about an hour -including drying time!<br /><br />How NXT mixes with NuFinish I really can't say because the last coat of NuFinish on the car was more than a month ago. However, given the results, I am not expecting any problems today when I put the NuFinish on top. <br /><br />The thing that impressed me the most is the compatibility with plastic that rivals the sprays. If your car is new or you just got it clayed then this will do you fine. If you need a one step and ├╝ber durable wax go with NuFinish. Are you in a hurry? Getting the car ready for a date? Then ABSOLUTELY go with NXT rather than a spray. It will take just a few more minutes of your time but the results will be appreciated. <br /><br />Incidentally, if you look at the NuFinish reviews, a pattern is very evident. Where protection from a harsh winter is paramount, it is unrivaled; however, for those seeking high gloss and ease of removal -as in nearly a spray- there is much gnashing of teeth. I would say protect your car's finish first but use NXT before a date -going on a date once a week or at least once every other week can only help any long term relationship!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Overall Best, Great Gloss, Long Lasting
7/20/2014
Pros
Ease of Use
Gloss
Long Lasting
Use Under A Top Coat Wax
Cons
none
Best Uses
long lasting
Under Meguiars Gold
Comment:
For Wheels, perfect. For car body shine, prep the paint with Mequiars paint polish, and also Meguiars paint cleaner. follow directions. IF, the paint is older. Or skip. Then the tech wax NTX, NOTE you must wait two days to a week between coats, the secret, it is a synthetic and must bond, one or two coats, then go to Meguiars Gold Class paste, the formula was redone in 2010, it is a carnuba/synthetic blend. I hand wax. Use those round foam pad applicators. Get a cheap beach towel to buff.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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