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Old 01-11-2007, 09:40 AM
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Arrow polish, wax and glaze?

So I am planning to polish, wax and put a glaze coat of my black car. Car is brand new and looking for that show finish.

I was going to put a thin coat of polish, then wax, then glaze. Is this the correct order? Just want to make sure
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:48 AM
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I was going to put a thin coat of polish, then wax, then glaze. Is this the correct order? Just want to make sure

No, not at all.

Correct order: Polish > glaze (if necessary) > seal/wax


why do you think you need glaze? What is the condition of the paint?
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:14 AM
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looking to use glaze for the extra shine and protection factor. paint is in excellent shape
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Glaze and polish are the same.

The basic steps in paint care is to first use a paint cleaner to remove impertections / scratches / oxidation, etc, then use a polish to improve gloss, and then to use a wax / sealant to protect.
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:55 PM
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looking to use glaze for the extra shine and protection factor. paint is in excellent shape

Glaze is a post-polish step used to fill the tiniest of imperfections and swirl marks that polish could not remove. It will not enhance your "protection factor". It can enhance gloss.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:02 PM
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we did this discussion a couple of weeks ago:

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Opinions please. To do a GOOD exterior detail job, I'm getting two sets of advice, that are conflicting as to applying glaze as an intermediate step.

Some advise to clay, polish, and wax.

Others advise to clay, polish, GLAZE, and wax.

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This can be the correct procedure in some cases. Too many, as usual, are trying to apply a one-size-fits-all approach. Every car is a bit different, especially as it ages over 5 or ten years. Glaze is a very specific product that would be used post-polish to fill in minute scratches, hide swirl marks and further enhance the luster. Glaze has the consistency of a polish in a bottle. It is successfully applied by hand, direct drive or random orbit machine.

Now, if you're surface is near perfection following your polishing phase, there's no reason you can't got directly to your wax or sealant stage(s) and call it a wrap.

The glaze is not a final step product - - it will wash off in the rain or at the first car washing. It really does nothing more than mask very slight defects. It can also add great lustre and shine to paint in excellent condition. FWIW, some perfectionists will use glaze and nothing but glaze...meaning they don't wax and never have to be concerned with surface build up. This strategy obviously isn't for a daily driver, but for the garage queen/show car. A good quality glaze can have a big impact.
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Old 01-11-2007, 04:45 PM
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thanks guys
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Old 01-12-2007, 10:16 AM
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There are many detailing sites. This one is, in my opinion, very good.

http://properautocare.com

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Old 01-12-2007, 09:19 PM
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Glaze is a post-polish step used to fill the tiniest of imperfections and swirl marks that polish could not remove. It will not enhance your "protection factor". It can enhance gloss.
At least in Meguiar's definition, a glaze is the same thing as a polish. Polish's and glazes add gloss and make minor scratches optically disappear.

Their most popular polish, #7 Show Car Glaze, is still called a glaze because historically it has always been called a glaze.
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