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Old 03-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #1
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Default Meg's M205 vs D300

Can one of the more experienced detailers out there explain to me the difference between the M205 and D300 Meguiars products.

I am working with a Griots Random Orbital and started using their products with Uber pads. The Griots products are good, but was thinking of moving to M105 & M205 with a good wax as they seem to get the best overall reviews. I am reading about many professionals using the D300 with the applicable Microfiber cutting pad instead of the M205...thoughts? How do you choose between the 2 different applications?

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Old 03-19-2012, 03:42 PM   #2
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Can one of the more experienced detailers out there explain to me the difference between the M205 and D300 Meguiars products.

I am working with a Griots Random Orbital and started using their products with Uber pads. The Griots products are good, but was thinking of moving to M105 & M205 with a good wax as they seem to get the best overall reviews. I am reading about many professionals using the D300 with the applicable Microfiber cutting pad instead of the M205...thoughts? How do you choose between the 2 different applications?

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105 contains fillers. also, 205 is the polish, 105 is the compound. d300 is a compound.

here is my product combo with my griots orbital

d300 with MF cutting disk then menzerna sf 4000 with a black or white finishing pad, wipedown, sealant with blue pad then wax.

or

105 with a surburf pad, then 205(or sf4000) with a black or white finishing pad, wipedown, sealant with blue pad, then wax.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #3
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I would strongly suggest doing some searches on the various detailing forums like Autopia.org, Detailingbliss, Autogeekonline.net, Meguiarsonline.com, etc. if you want some reviews/opinions on these products from both professionals and DIY'ers alike.

As mentioned, M105 is a compound as well. As far as containing "fillers", I would say that it does contain polishing oils that can have a masking affect on some minor blemishes but not in the sense that they are there as an intention of doing so like some glazes, etc. In either case, something like an IPA wipedown, etc. can help remove them. ....M205 is heavier in these oils than M105 IMO.

I believe the idea behind Meguiars MF system was to provide DA users a solution that would achieve correction results closer to that of a rotary vs. currently available pad/product combinations. ....I say "system" because the polishes, pads and backing plates were all intended to work as one.

Having said that, YMMV. There are simply too many factors to consider any combination or "system" a best solution for everyone. The MF kit does seem to get good reviews though as long as you use it as directed (keeping the speeds below 4800opm is crucial for example). On the other hand, I have seen some scenarios where users were not so impressed (in particular situations). Remember, not all paints or scenarios will be the same which is why a lot of professionals will have a variety of products on hand.

Do some more reading on some of those sites I mentioned and you decide if you think it will work well for you.


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Old 03-20-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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I would strongly suggest doing some searches on the various detailing forums like Autopia.org, Detailingbliss, Autogeekonline.net, Meguiarsonline.com, etc. if you want some reviews/opinions on these products from both professionals and DIY'ers alike.

As mentioned, M105 is a compound as well. As far as containing "fillers", I would say that it does contain polishing oils that can have a masking affect on some minor blemishes but not in the sense that they are there as an intention of doing so like some glazes, etc. In either case, something like an IPA wipedown, etc. can help remove them. ....M205 is heavier in these oils than M105 IMO.

I believe the idea behind Meguiars MF system was to provide DA users a solution that would achieve correction results closer to that of a rotary vs. currently available pad/product combinations. ....I say "system" because the polishes, pads and backing plates were all intended to work as one.

Having said that, YMMV. There are simply too many factors to consider any combination or "system" a best solution for everyone. The MF kit does seem to get good reviews though as long as you use it as directed (keeping the speeds below 4800opm is crucial for example). On the other hand, I have seen some scenarios where users were not so impressed (in particular situations). Remember, not all paints or scenarios will be the same which is why a lot of professionals will have a variety of products on hand.

Do some more reading on some of those sites I mentioned and you decide if you think it will work well for you.


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Old 03-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #5
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I do like detailed image from a products available standpoint. But as far as sheer vastness of knowledge, autopia.org all day. With that being said, don't discount Megiuars online, these are after all their products and there is plenty of information to be found on these two products and their site..Megiuars has been around for awhile .

I'm with Kean on this, do some research on the subject and decide what's best for you. I personally have only used 105&205 so I cannot comment on the new MF system (yet). But I have yet to find anything that 105/205 couldn't handle, not to mention it finishes very well on a DA. However, like Kean stated above, 205 is not stingy with the polishing oils. But thats nothing a little post polish IPA wipe down can't handle.

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