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#4710414 - 03/29/18 10:16 AM How many use a glaze when you detail your car?
mctmatt Offline


Registered: 07/05/15
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Loc: TX-Texas
Just curious how many actually apply a glaze as part of their detailing process. The reason I ask is that I received as a gift the Wolfgang Concours kit and some of their other products and one the items I received was their glazing product which is said to be applied after you polish and before sealant and wax as it adds depth to the shine.

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#4710416 - 03/29/18 10:17 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
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Daily driver, nope.

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#4710441 - 03/29/18 10:38 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
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Ain't nobody got time for that.
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#4710445 - 03/29/18 10:41 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
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Back in the 60s Mirror Glaze was big,,,now at 72, car wash, no detailing,,,one ride down a dirt road or an 18 wheeler in the rain,,,its over...
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#4710449 - 03/29/18 10:44 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
ARB1977 Offline


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I use Klause all in one. I believe itís sealant and glaze. After use wax. Once sometimes twice a year.
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#4710453 - 03/29/18 10:46 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
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Around 15 years ago a lot of us only had whatever Meguiars was willing to distribute to our local PBE shops, so Meguiars #7 was common to find in most peoples' arsenal of products.

I used #7 as the step between polishing and waxing, but could never get a good look and it just wouldn't buff out.

I later learned that some guys would use it to TOP wax before a car show. Since it's so oily, it works better in that capacity and it helps to temporarily fill in swirls under those show lights.

Glaze has a place, but I detail/wax for protection rather than appearance nowadays..

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#4710459 - 03/29/18 10:55 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
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Registered: 07/21/13
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I tried it once on my previous Challenger (Toxic Orange) and couldn't see a benefit. It just seemed to be an extra step that only prolonged the whole polish/wax phase of a weekend detail. I have not used it since.

I may be misremembering this, but it seems like I read somewhere that the non-polish/non-wax glaze product was useful for single stage paints, but it has no use on today's modern clear coat paint jobs.
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#4710467 - 03/29/18 11:07 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
SirTanon Offline


Registered: 06/23/14
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Loc: Phoenix, Arizona - USA
For 2-stage paints / modern clearcoat, I have found that applying a glaze is an exercise in extremely diminishing returns. You're better off doing a proper prep, polish thoroughly to make the paint as shiny as possible, and then applying your sealant/wax. For 1-stage paints, the glaze has a definite benefit, but clearcoats tend to get in the way of the glaze.

Just remember - the pop is in the prep.
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#4710474 - 03/29/18 11:13 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
clarkflower Offline


Registered: 12/27/11
Posts: 743
Loc: US
After I wax I always use a glaze. It helps me get my energy back


Edited by clarkflower (03/29/18 11:13 AM)

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#4710508 - 03/29/18 11:49 AM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
Ducked Offline


Registered: 10/25/12
Posts: 4432
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I use sunflower oil and aluminium foil.

Like anything else, it can be overdone, but doing it infrequently keeps the returns acceptably high.

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#4710550 - 03/29/18 12:52 PM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
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Registered: 12/06/14
Posts: 363
Loc: Minnesota
A glaze is used to cover up scratches/swirls. If you properly polish the paint a glaze is not necessary.
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#4710584 - 03/29/18 01:31 PM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
mctmatt Offline


Registered: 07/05/15
Posts: 243
Loc: TX-Texas
Sounds like most feel this is just an unnecessary step with few added benefits. I think I will just put the bottle to the side and if someday I have time to play with it then I can consider using it.

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#4710586 - 03/29/18 01:33 PM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
mightymousetech Offline


Registered: 04/03/17
Posts: 1480
Loc: Ontario, Canada
The glaze is what actually gives the car a nice shine. Without it, it just looks clean.

I use Klasse glaze.



https://www.autogeek.net/klashiggloss.html



Edited by mightymousetech (03/29/18 01:37 PM)
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#4710593 - 03/29/18 01:38 PM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt]
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Registered: 04/30/13
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Loc: NJ
I feel like glaze is kind of passe with such good sealants and hybrid wax/sealants out there nowadays.
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#4710613 - 03/29/18 02:15 PM Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: gofast182]
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Registered: 04/03/17
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Originally Posted By: gofast182
I feel like glaze is kind of passe with such good sealants and hybrid wax/sealants out there nowadays.


There is that. Won't need anymore once I get the car Opticoated.
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