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DATE FOR LAST ORDERS BROUGHT FORWARD to take advantage of 15% off sale.

ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN - ORDERS CLOSE 23 MAY

I'm now taking orders from Club members for an order I'll place with Meguiar's in the US on 24 May.

How much can I save?

Prices can vary significantly, as freight is a significant component and the cost per unit weight drops, the more orders I receive. Exchange rates also affect costs, as does any sale promotions.

Although the A$/US$ exchange rate isn't currently as good as it once was, you can still expect to save $$ on a range of Meguiar's detailing products as part of a group buy. You'll pay a proportion of the ground freight across the US, and air freight to Australia. To minimise delivery costs, I can arrange delivery in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for no additional charge.

Sydney residents: Pick up at a Club meet (whenever that is, but no sooner than second half of June), or pick-up/delivery in Sydney CBD and Lower North Shore between North Sydney and Epping in second half of June

Melbourne residents: Pick-up/delivery by arrangement - sometime in first half of July

Brisbane residents: Pick-up/delivery in CBD - probably within 2 weeks of the order reaching Australia

The best bargains are with those products that are relatively light but expensive; for example, Meguiar's Ultimate Wax. Those that are heavy but relatively cheap - for example, car wash - are best bought in Australia. Before I confirm your order, I'll let you know whether it's worth your while.

Note: I don't make any profit from this; it's something I like to do exclusively for Club members.

What products can I get?

Most Meguiar's products available in Australia (consumer and professional range), except for dangerous goods (generally corrosive cleaning goods like harsh wheel cleaners, and aerosols). You can also get some products that aren't available in Australia, such as their new dust-repelling glass cleaner, headlight protectant and Ultimate Wax in paste form.

How do I order?

PM me!

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Are you able to get stuff from the pro range (ie. machine application liquids in the tan coloured bottles)?

I'm keen on a tonne of Quick Detailer as well. Always need it for claying.

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Are you able to get stuff from the pro range (ie. machine application liquids in the tan coloured bottles)?

I'm keen on a tonne of Quick Detailer as well. Always need it for claying.

I can get anything in the Meguiar's range, except:

  • Those that aren't sold in the US (there are actually some things produced especially for the Australian market, such as the lambswool mitt and green microfibre glass cloth); and
  • Those that would be classed as dangerous goods and can't be flown to Australia. That rules out aerosols and cleaners marked as corrosive.

Items which are relatively low in price, but heavy, are best purchased in Australia (if sold here). That includes car wash liquids, most window cleaners and bulk detailing . Even if the US sold such low-priced items for 40-50% less, the cost of shipment would mean that you'd pay less from a local shop.

Items which are small but pricey are best purchased from the US, including waxes, rubbing compounds, specialist cleaners and especially cleaning accessories (e.g. microfibre towels).

So yes, I can get the liquids in the tan coloured bottles. But I'd get the big detailing bottles locally - when there isn't a sale, Repco offers 10% off to NRMA members (that's if they sell it).

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334mm - I'd do the following:

- Gold class wash (1 hour)

- Quick Detailer/Clay bar kit (1 hour)

- NXT2 polish/seal (1 hour)

Probably the best result for the least amount of time spent.

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Atlantis is pretty much on the money.

You can take your pick with the Meguiar's car washes, although Gold Class suds a little better than others and this might make things a tad faster.

There's no set rule for the frequency of using a clay bar - you only need to use a clay bar kit whenever you feel the surface is too rough for your liking.

NXT2 does a good job, but I find that Ultimate Liquid Wax goes on and wipes off easier.

If you really don't have much time at all, consider the Ultimate Wash N Wax, with wax infused into the wash liquid. I've never used this new product - and probably never will - but it might help if you never get the chance to wax after washing.

For a "prescription" that's tailored to your needs, try this site: http://www.meguiars.com.au/rx-paint-care/

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Prices can vary significantly, as freight is a significant component and the cost per unit weight drops, the more orders I receive. Exchange rates also affect costs, as does any sale promotions.

For the Gold Class wash - it comes in one US gallon (3.79 L) bottles, so it's too heavy to ship from the US. You're best checking out Supercheap Auto ($24.88 online) or Repco (10% off with auto club discount).

For the NXT 2.0 wax - at current exchange rates, and assuming the same size order that I had last time, I would expect the price to be around $31 (normally around $45). But this price could vary as much as 20% depending on the above factors.

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Watch out for Supercheap sales... they usually have 25% off everything in store for fathers day and a few other occasions during the year. That's when I go out and grab my 1 Gal bottle of Gold Class :)

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What a co-incidence - I got an e-mail yesterday that tells me ...

At Autobarn stores, there's 20% off Meguiar's car wash products (Soft Wash, Ultimate, Gold Class, NXT) until May 13.

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Orders now close on 23 May ... Now save 15% off US retail prices. That would see you save about another $4 on Meguiar's Ultimate Wax. See top of thread.

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