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Old 07-09-1999, 08:11 PM
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Here in Hamilton, Ontario, I've never seen Flitz anywhere. How does Meguiar's metal polish, or Autosol compare?
Any help would be appreciated



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Old 07-09-1999, 09:32 PM
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Flitz will ship to Canada. Just click on the link below and send them an email to find out what the shipping charge will be. Find a few friends who need some and buy several tubes to reduce the impact of shipping cost.

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Old 07-09-1999, 10:18 PM
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Is Flitz availible at auto parts stores, such as Pep Boys etc. If so, I'll grab some next time I "go across the ditch" to Buffalo.
I'd still like to know... How much better is Flitz than Meguiars etc. Is it a noticable difference?


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Old 07-10-1999, 03:25 AM
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Hard to say "how much", but Meguiars is far and away the best when it comes to exterior paint. For interior I like Lexol and Lederbalsam. For metal I like Flitz best. The Meguiar's leather cleaner (which is a 1 step) does not seem to do a better job than the 2-step Lexol system. The meguiar's stuff is good, usually the best, but in some applications (like the annodized trim on some models) nothing works like Flitz. It says alot for Meguairs when their products are either #1 or #2 in every category and only specialty niche stuff can edge them anywhere. Flitz seems to work great on any metal, any level of oxidation/tarnish/etc. Meguiar's would seem to favor the newer condition metal. I've seen Flitz take a mouse grey magnesium intake to mirror brilliance in short order. (okay Bill Wood was working his butt off to the point where we were questioning his sanity) but the results were simply amazing. There really isn't a bad choice between the two.

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Old 07-30-1999, 11:56 PM
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Got my Flitz today, will compare it to Meguiars and Autosol on the chrome bits on my car. Let you know about the results when I'm done.

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Old 08-01-1999, 10:22 PM
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You were right Lee:
There wasn't a noticable difference between the Flitz and Meguiars on the exterior chrome; mind you, I polish the chrome at every wash. However; I did a comparison on my valve cover, WOW, what a difference between the Meguiars and Flitz. It was like night and day. If I hadn't seen it, I wouldn't have believed it. The Flitz was so much superior on the valve cover, I was amazed at the shine that it brought up in the aluminium, it almost looks like a mirror. For the really tough jobs it looks like Flitz is number one, however , for maintenance it looks like Meguiars will suffice, which is good, because around here, Flitz is real tough to get(I had to go to Buffalo to get it, ended up costing me 7 bucks US for 50g(about 11 dollars CDN) and I can get Meguiars for about $6CDN for 100g. The Autosol polish looks to me like it slots in somewhere between Meguiars and Flitz. No matter which one you choose you can't go wrong, they are all excellent products. Thanks Lee for tuning me in to the Flitz, I'll make sure I keep a tube handy for the tough jobs

p.s. my wife loves the job Flitz did on her rings

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Old 08-01-1999, 11:31 PM
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Darko,
You might try clicking on the Flitz banner below and checking the pricing there. You would have to pay shipping but not any tax. Don't know the numbers offhand, but if you are getting gouged locally it is an option.

In any case, I'm glad to hear it is working out for you.

Happy Polishing...Lee
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Old 08-05-1999, 12:23 AM
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Today I visited the dealership that took in my '83 SD (264K mi.) as a trade in. The detailing person told me that he buffed the car and worked on it for two days.

Lo and behold, the metal trim around the door frames was shiny and bright. It had been quite cloudy and the liquid Flitz metal polish didn't do much for me. Of course, I didn't spend 16 hours on it... He was a bit vague on exactly what he used, but hinted at some type of rubbing compound. Even the windows were done, he said. Is rubbing compound recommended for metal trim or is it too abrasive? Just wondering.

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Old 08-05-1999, 04:52 PM
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Hmmm...never really messed with paint-intended compounds on metal too much. I have noticed that when I do the car in Meguiar's #7 that the annodized trim gives off some black when buffing off the #7. (and gets a bit shinier as a result) I suppose you could try some #7 on the metal, failing that you could try #9. Let us know how it turns out.

Good Luck...Lee
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Old 08-07-1999, 03:00 PM
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I haven't had the opportunity to pin down the detailing guy, but I was able to ask the service manager what they use in terms of rubbing compound. He replied "Pro, Meguiars, or even Dupont."

Next time I get to the auto parts store, I'll look for Meguiars #7 or #9 and try it on my "new" SD's aluminum (?) trim. I think the trim needs to be polished, not just cleaned. Flitz did get my hood star to shine even better, but perhaps it's not as aggressive as rubbing compound.

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