Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle

With the wide variety of detailing products available, choosing the right products can be a bit overwhelming. Once you understand Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle, choosing the right products becomes much easier. Below is a quick video that provides a general overview of Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle:

Below are some factors to keep in mind when asking yourself - "Which product do I use?"

Condition of the Surface?


Tools Available?

Time Available?

Skills & Abilities?


Achieving Great, Show Car Results can be as simple as three steps:

1. Evaluate the Surface

2. Choose the Right Product

3. Use Good Technique


Step 1 - Washing

"The removal of loose contaminants from any exterior surface"

Below is a quick video which provides a general overview of Step 1 Washing:

When washing, it is important to use clean quality accessories, a pH-balanced car wash solution, and proper technique:

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The Importance of Clean Quality Accessories

For washing, Meguiar's recommends using a premium Microfiber Wash Mitt, such as our X3002 Microfiber Wash Mitt. Meguiar's X3002 Microfiber Wash Mitt is designed to lift & trap grime away from the surface to help prevent scratching. The absorbent microfiber carries plenty of wash solution from the bucket to the vehicle. Contaminants trapped in the wash mitt are also easily rinsed out. We also now produce a wash mitt, made specifically for our Hybrid Ceramic Wash & Wax, Meguiar's X210200 Dual-Sided Hybrid Wash Mitt.

For drying, Meguiar's recommends using a premium microfiber drying-specific towel such as our X2000 Water Magnet Microfiber Drying Towel. Waffle weave microfiber drying towels like our Water Magnet are made specifically for drying, are soft & and gentle for the paint, and make drying much quicker & and easier. We also now produce an additional style of drying towel sold in select markets, our X190400 Supreme Shine Drying Towel.


Our X2010 Supreme Shine Microfiber Towels are great all-purpose microfiber towels for a variety of uses such as using quik detailer sprays, quik wax sprays, removing compound, polish, wax, various interior applications, and cleaning glass.

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