The Meguiar’s NXT Generation range of car detailing products has gone fully synthetic with their latest advanced polymer technology. To compliment the range, Meguiars NXT Generation Speed Detailer claims to be the perfect gloss and protection top-up for use in between waxes. PRO Detailer Tips puts that claim to the test in this Meguair’s Quick Detailer review!
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer Product Description
NXT Generation Speed Detailer is a quick detailer spray (QDS) from Meguiar’s, the long established American detailing brand. Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer enhances gloss and protection thanks to its advanced, synthetic polymer technology.
This advanced polymer technology has been specifically engineered to enable this quick detailer to safely and easily remove light contaminants, between washes. Light dust, finger prints and water spots are no match for this modern quick detail spray.
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer is simple to use and compliments the other products in the Meguiar’s NXT Generation car care range. These include the NXT Generation Car Wash, NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 liquid wax, NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 paste wax and NXT Generation Insane Shine Tire Coating.
About the Meguiar’s Brand
Founded over a century ago as a furniture polish manufacturer, Meguiar’s is now an internationally renowned car care brand. With the arrival of the first automobiles, Frank Meguiar Jnr, founder of Meguiar’s, turned his attention to the revolutionary horseless carriages. The bottles of furniture polish were quickly repurposed and helped to protect the wooden components of those early cars.
As the automobile developed, so did the Meguiar’s brand and product range. Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze polishes and waxes were initially used by manufacturers, car dealerships and body shops. As car shows became more popular, so did the high-gloss show car shine, and so did Meguiar’s products.
Barry Meguiar, grandson of Frank, describes the Meguiar’s brand in simple terms. “We are car guys who happen to be in the car wax business. The ultimate experience for us comes when our two passions merge in the exhilaration of “Best of Show” winners who regularly use our products.”
How to Use Meguiars NXT Generation Speed Detailer
Before you use Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer, you first need to wash your car. We therefore recommend washing your car with the companion Meguiar’s NXT Generation Car Wash. For a complete step-by-step guide on how to safely wash your car, check out our PRO Detailer in-depth guide.
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer is an advanced, gloss and protection enhancing Quick Detail Spray and Last Stage Protection (LSP) product. Working section by section, spray it onto the paint and spread the product with a clean 100% cotton towel or microfiber towel. Finally, buff off the residue with a clean microfiber towel, to reveal a high-shine, protected panel.
Before using Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer, gently shake the bottle to ensure that the ingredients are properly mixed. Liquid detailing products like Speed Detailers can occasionally suffer from chemical separation if left to stand for a period of time. Mixing the chemicals will help you to achieve the best results when using the product.
How to use Quick Detailer as a drying aid
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer is designed to work best with the other products in the Meguiar’s NXT Generation range. It can be used on both waxed or un-waxed cars, wet or dry paintwork, and can be used as a drying aid.
By following our guide on how to safely wash your car, you have a couple of different options on how to use this Speed Detailer spray.
To use Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer as a drying aid, complete the PRO Detailer Tips safe wash process through step 7. Spray Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer onto each panel and immediately dry each section with a twisted loop microfiber drying towel. Use in the shade, on vehicles that are cool to the touch, and do not let the product self dry.
Using it this way adds extra lubricity, helping to minimise the risk of swirls and light micro-marring being induced from towel drying. Additionally, it will add gloss and protection as well as reducing any water spots that might get left behind.
How to use Quick Detailer Spray
To use Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer more like a typical Quick Detailer, complete the wash process to step 8. Then apply a couple of sprays of Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer directly onto a clean dry panel. Only use in the shade, on vehicles that are cool to the touch, and never let the product self dry.
Working one panel at a time, gently and carefully spread the product across the entire panel using the microfiber. Flip the towel to a dry side, or use a dry microfiber towel, to buff the product to a high gloss finish. Return to a damp portion of the cloth for each initial wipe, repeating this process on each section.
Can you use quick detailer after wax?
You can use Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer after waxing your car. Doing so will enhance the wax adding more gloss and protection. NXT Generation Speed Detailer is specifically formulated to work in conjunction with Meguiar’s NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 paste wax and liquid wax.
Ease of Application of Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer
Whether you’re using Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer as a drying aid or regular QD, its super easy to apply to any vehicle. It’s slick to apply and we’ve seen no streaking or smearing, despite applying it in less than ideal conditions.
We always advise working one panel at a time, misting two or three sprays onto a clean microfiber towel or spraying directly onto a cool, clean body panel. Spread the product evenly over the panel with the microfiber, then flip the towel to a dry side, or use a fresh towel, then buff to remove excess product. It’s that simple!
Benefits of Using Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer
The main benefit of this quick detail spray is that it works perfectly in conjunction with the other NXT Generation products. You can use Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer on top of NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0. It’s perfectly paired with both the paste wax version and liquid wax version. By using NXT Generation Car Wash, you can maximise the longevity and protection offered by this range of products.
What does Meguiars Quick Detailer do?
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer adds gloss and protection to your paintwork. It can be used to remove water marks, light dust and finger prints. NXT Generation Speed Detailer adds protection to your car, though this won’t last as long as a traditional wax, sealant or coating.
NXT Generation Speed Detailer can be used as a drying aid although Meguiar’s don’t specifically mention this feature. Following our ‘How-To’ application guide above, apply NXT Generation Speed Detailer after you wash your car but before towel drying. Not only will it add lubricity, but it will leave behind extra gloss and protection which will enhance your car.
How Long Does Quick Detailer Last?
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer is not a particularly durable Last Stage Protection (LSP) detailer spray. It can’t withstand hundreds of miles and multiple wash cycles over a number of weeks or months.
We’ve found that Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer boosts gloss and protection for just a couple of weeks at most. Our test were carried out on a well cared for, regularly maintained vehicle. The durability of any LSP product can vary, so your mileage with this product may vary too.
Value for Money of Meguiars NXT Generation Speed Detailer
Meguiars NXT Generation Speed Detailer spray is superb value for money. With the cost of a typical application (based on 30-40ml of product) of around $0.65 per use. Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer is available in a 710ml/24fl trigger spray bottle which retails for around $12.99.
The Meguiar’s brand offers some of the best packaging and labelling in the car detailing business. NXT Generation Speed Detailer is packaged in a bespoke purple plastic bottle, with a lime green trigger spray.
The trigger spray is good quality, but offers no nozzle adjustment or on/off setting. This trigger has a good draw and consistent spray output. The bottle sits comfortably in the hand and the trigger requires just the right amount or pressure to achieve a consistent spray.
Meguiar’s NXT Generation Speed Detailer was a favourite in our garage but it has been overtaken by rival products. It does a good job enhancing and protecting your paintwork with its advanced polymer technology. It’s great at gently and safely removing dust, finger prints, wax and polish residue as well as stray water drips.
This quick detailer delivers on its promise by adding fast shine and enhanced polymer protection between waxes. It really comes into its own, if used with one or more of the other NXT Generation products from Meguiar’s.
It can remove light contamination safely and easily but the game has moved on. As a standalone option, this product has been left behind. Rival products have caught up and overtaken this speed detailer.