Is Mer Any Good?
Is Mer Any Good?
It's better than nothing Stan but there is better.........a lot better out there
what are you after mate..shampoo's, wax?? etc. let us know and we can point you in the direction of better brands
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?
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.
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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