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

Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710416
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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710441
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Ain't nobody got time for that.


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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710445
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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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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710449
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I use Klause all in one. I believe its sealant and glaze. After use wax. Once sometimes twice a year.


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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710453
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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..

Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710459
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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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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710467
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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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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710474
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After I wax I always use a glaze. It helps me get my energy back

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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710508
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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.

Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710550
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A glaze is used to cover up scratches/swirls. If you properly polish the paint a glaze is not necessary.


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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710584
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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.

Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710586
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The glaze is what actually gives the car a nice shine. Without it, it just looks clean.

I use Klasse glaze.



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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: mctmatt] #4710593
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I feel like glaze is kind of passe with such good sealants and hybrid wax/sealants out there nowadays.


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Re: How many use a glaze when you detail your car? [Re: gofast182] #4710613
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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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