How to: 5 Steps to a Show Car Finish with Meguiar’s


With the wide variety of detailing products
available, choosing the right products to detail your car can be a bit overwhelming. Once you understand the Meguiar’s 5-Step Paint
Care Cycle, choosing the right products becomes much easier. Washing removes loose contaminants like dust,
dirt, and road film that is sitting on top of your finish. Always use a high quality car wash like Meguiar’s
Gold Class Car Wash, and never use dish wash and detergents, as they will strip your wax
protection. In addition, we recommend washing your car
a minimum of once a week to keep your car looking it’s absolute best and free of contaminants. And don’t forget to minimize water spots,
always wash your car in the shade, and make sure the surface is cool to the touch. This step removes defects like oxidation,
stains, swirls, overspray, and even fall out which is vital for achieving crystal clear
reflections and long lasting protection. Depending on the condition of your car, this
is done by using our smooth surface clay kit and one of our clear coat safe paint cleaners,
like Swirl-X Swirl Remover, or Meguiar’s Ultimate Compound. If your car is already in good condition,
and free of defects, you can skip the cleaning step and move directly to polishing or waxing. A pure polish like Meguiar’s Deep Crystal
Polish is an optional step that is designed to bring out maximum gloss. If you have a dark colored vehicle and are
looking for the absolute deepest gloss possible, you’ll want to apply deep crystal polish before
applying a wax. It’s also a good choice if you just had your
car painted and you’d like to polish your car during that all-important curing process
when you’re not allowed to apply traditional wax. Applying a layer of wax like Meguiar’s Gold
Class Carnauba Plus or Next Generation Tech Wax 2.0 is the best way to protect your finish
from those harsh elements. Whether you use liquid or paste, we recommend
waxing your vehicle at least 3 to 4 times per year for maximum protection. To make this step even easier, a spray wax like
Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax is a great alternative. This step is all about keeping your car looking
it’s best. A product like Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Detailer
is the perfect choice for removing light dust or fingerprints on a regular basis. Simply mist on and wipe off, and your car
will look like it was just detailed. Now that you understand the Meguiar’s 5-Step
Paint Care Cycle, it will be easy to choose the right products to achieve better results
each and every time you detail your car.