Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax Review – Weekly Car Detailing

Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax

I started using Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax regularly when I bought my classic 1995 Miata. Since the car is not a daily driver, I needed something to help reinforce the shine and protection after quick details. In this Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax review I’ll show you how this premium product was the key.

The gentleman I bought the car from was a dedicated car detailing aficionado. The little red 1995 MX-5 Miata NA spent most of her life smothered is loving car care. When he handed over the keys, and the title, the little red Miata wore a nice layered thick coat of wax.

Given the car is not daily driven, 6 months later I have only washed it twice. Almost every week I take a couple of hours to waterless wash it using 10 microfiber towels. Once I’ve finished wiping off the dust, instead of worrying too much about removing streaks left by the waterless washer or quick detailer solution, I hit the paint with Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax.

What makes Meg’s Ultimate Quik Wax so awesome?

Meguiars Ultimate Quik Wax Bottle

I usually spray the stuff directly onto a folded microfiber towel instead of spraying it directly on the paint. Overspray from a quick detailer comes off like wiping off water, but wax is a little more involved. While Meg’s Ultimate Quick Wax is pretty safe on plastics and rubbers, it doesn’t belong there, so I try and avoid cross-contamination as much as possible.

With Meg’s Ultimate Quik Wax I like to work on one panel at a time. You don’t really need to let it dry either. That helps make the job a quick one. So I wipe it on with one microfiber towel and immediately wipe it off with another.

Meguiar’s Ultimate Quick Wax smells like candy and looks great…

Since I normally don’t wash the car, one or two passes of quick detailer removes all dirt and dust from the body so that applying the quick wax is safe and won’t scratch the paint. Sometimes, when I’m simply quick detailing without the intention to wax afterwards, I’ll do just one pass of quick detailer through the entire car. But when I’m planning on applying Meg’s Ultimate Quik Wax afterwards, I’ll usually do 2 full passes of quick detailer to make sure I’ve removed all surface contaminants from the paint. This is because when you remove the quick wax, you’re doing a bit more buffing than with quick detailer and you don’t want to rub contaminants all over the paint to avoid swirls.

RallyWays Miata Meg's Ultimate Quik Wax

Meguiar’s Ultimate Quick Wax smells like candy and looks great after applied. The gloss is not as deep as using a proper liquid or paste Carnauba wax, but it’s still pretty good. The slickness of the surface doesn’t last much though. As soon as you wash the car again most of it comes off. And if the car is in the sun every day or gets rained on often, then it’s coming off even quicker.

The key is how fast the application process is. In 1 hour I can quick detail the entire car and apply Ultimate Quick Wax. Note that you can also apply it after a proper wash. I just prefer using it after a quick detail or a waterless wash. That works great on the daily driver too. Instead of spending 6 hours on a Friday night, I can do a quick detail job in 2 hours and be ready for Cars and Coffee at dawn on Saturday morning. I’ve done full detailing projects starting around 6pm on a Friday night. 6 hours later I’m nearly done by midnight, only to be up by 5:00am to head to a car show. Not fun. Using a product like this allows me to avoid such situations.

Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Wax Detail
This photo was taken while this article was being written. The night before that show, the RallyWays NC Miata had just been quick-detailed using Meg’s Ultimate Quik Wax.

The biggest benefit to Meguiar’s Ultimate Quick Wax is the ease of use and the quickness of the entire application process. There’s no excuse to not wax your car based on the time constraints. You can simply apply some of this stuff and while the durability is not great, like it is with past or liquid Carnauba wax, it’ll keep your car clean longer and adds some protection to the paint. When you touch the paint, it feels just like a freshly waxed car. Ultimate Quik Wax is also great for door jambs and other tight spots. You can apply wax without having to worry about leaving chalky white residue in tight corners or trim as you would with traditional wax.

Where to buy

For convenience, you can’t beat buying from Amazon. You can do it right now using the link below. I buy many of my detailing products there because of the simple convenience. If you need it quick though, most local auto parts stores, or even Walmart or Target usually stock Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax. So it’s just a matter of jumping in your car and swinging by to pick up a bottle.

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Note however that I’m fully recommending Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax – That’s the one in the black bottle. Don’t buy the cheap version that comes in the red bottle. That one’s about half the price, but it sucks more than twice. While I like the cheaper Quik Detailer that comes in the red bottle, I won’t touch the cheaper Quik Wax in the red bottle. It’s awful to work with, hazes and streaks and requires a lot more wiping down. The Ultimate Quik Wax is the one to go for – it’s easy on and off. Meguiar’s Ultimate Quik Wax is available almost anywhere, but you can easily buy it from Amazon for a bit less. If you don’t want to just take my word for it, see the reviews on Amazon’s listing.

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