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    Is Mer Any Good?

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    It's better than nothing Stan but there is better.........a lot better out there

    Bryan

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    what are you after mate..shampoo's, wax?? etc. let us know and we can point you in the direction of better brands

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    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/
    Have a good look on there and you'll be well set.

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    No, I don't know what to say, over the years I have used loads of different polishes I kept going back to Mer. This afternoon I tried using meguiars step 2 then I found some old turtlewax high gloss and I just did below the trim line on the doors and bumpers. It shone like a mirror so I was just thinking is Mer any good after all. It seemed like a good polish to me but I believe it is abrasive so it may be like Megs stage 2, it looks similar. I also have some old turtlewax gloss guard that I used to use on my old vectra B is this just some sort of polymer sealent?
    Above the door trim I put on this errrrrrrrrrrrr! Durashine maybe a mistake it's like putting Vaseline on i'm not sure I like it.
    Anyway what I am trying to find out is, how does Mer compare to the other polishes/sealents /waxes etc and is it a polish/wax/sealent or what?

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    In answer to your question, Mer is a good over the counter (Halfords) brand that competes with the likes of Turtlewax/Carplan/Autogylm. Their polish or wax is in fact a cleaner wax, in that it tries to do two jobs with one application, polish and then seal. Now as cleaner wax's goes, Mer is a bit of a Division one brand, not as good as Autogylm's Super resin polish, Megs Cleaner wax or Mothers cleaner wax.

    Don't worry, I wouldn't throw it away yet, these products/brands are a bit horses for courses. Everybody has their favourite brand that works for them. I bought some Einsnette Pearls shampoo, online after hearing good reviews from lots of people on Detailingworld but for me it was sh!te, i just couldn't get on with it. In the end I binned it. I had to do a big job on several very dirty cars and decided to buy some Heavy Duty car shampoo from carplan, £4.99 for a litre, to use on them. In use I was staggered how well it performed and ultimately worked for me, when a more expensive brand didn't.

    So what I'm waffling about is to try other brands/products but sometimes the more expensive isn't always the best.

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    Mer. well. this is my account of it.
    I bought the Vectra B that my wife now has back in 1998. I was ignorant at the time about all this detailing, but I used to polish it with MER it always had a very good shine and the water was repeled very well, but now with my Vectra C I am much more informed about polish and wax,s, But the thing I have very much noticed on the Vectra B that I polised with MER is that there are little to no swurl marks on the paint, not bad for a car that is 10 years old,but then MER is slilghtly abrasive, it has done my wifes Vectra proud, but when you see the shine on my Vectra C that has been " detailed" there is a difference,it will be interesting to see my Vectra C in a few years if it is looked after like I did my wife,s Vectra B.

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