Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner is a must have multi-purpose cleaning product whose usefulness extends well beyond what Meguiar's originally intended (interior use only, would you believe). In our studio, it is used during virtually every single detail we perform, and in all honesty we would probably be quite lost without it. Starting from the top, it serves as a highly effective pre-wash bug and grime remover, and is also effective in cases where safe and effective stripping of previous protective coatings is required. Moving on the wash stage proper, it is also ideal for cleaning grimy door shuts, the insides of wheel arches and lightly soiled engine bays. Moving on to interior use, it makes light work of lifting dirt and grime away from plastic, vinyl and rubber surfaces, and can also be used to clean fabrics and carpets to great effect. In short, as long as it is used with care and at the recommended dilution ratios, Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner is an essential multi-purpose cleaning product, and one that we happily recommend to enthusiasts and professionals alike.
As we mentioned in the 'We Say' tab, Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner is a must have multi-purpose cleaning product whose usefulness extends well beyond what Meguiar's originally intended. Being faithful to the manufacturers original intent, Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner would best be described as follows; "Meguiar's All Purpose Cleaner is ideal for deep cleaning all interior surfaces. The superior foaming action gently lifts dirt and grime away while its unique blend of fabric softeners and optical brighteners enhance the appearance and feel of carpets, upholstery, vinyl and even leather." Whilst Meguiar's do not officially recognise alternative uses as being either safe or acceptable, both our own direct experience and that of the wider detailing community in general indicates that use on all automotive surfaces is perfectly safe and yields excellent cleaning results, providing that this product is used with care and at the recommended dilution ratios.
Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner is a concentrated detergent, and should thus be diluted to an appropriate strength before use. For light cleansing duties it should be diluted 10:1 (water:product), while for intensive cleaning duties it should be diluted 4:1 (water:product). In all cases, an appropriately diluted solution should be either sprayed or wiped on and then agitated thoroughly with either suitable detailing brushes or a towel before being rinsed or wiped off. For use in foam guns or foam lances in cases where pre-wash stripping of previous protective coatings is required, it should be used neat because dilution down to at least 10:1 (water:product) will naturally occur due to the throughput of water from either your hose or pressure washer.
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