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Old 07-30-2013, 07:57 AM
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I always thought you needed a machine buffer to get these results which is why i never tried this before. Anyways i was in walmart looking at the products and i noticed this black bottle and it sayed "pre-waxing glaze" so i looked at it and come to find out apparently it can remove swirl marks which is a black cars worst enemy and my car has them BAD! So i went on my phone to look at a review before i bought it and they looked all positive. In any case i got it and it works amazing!

You have to use a wax afterwards. it leaves a white haze. It wasnt meant to be used alone. Ive used wax by itself and it looks OK but not this good. I think it actually removed the light scratches instead of just hiding them.

Again ive used a ton of waxes and the best one at hiding scratches is mothers carnauba hard wax. But that lasts maybe a week and you can see swirls again. Time will tell if the swirl marks will come back after the wax fades. Im looking at the paint from every angle and i cant see anything but a few deeper scratches.



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Old 07-30-2013, 08:01 AM
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Try claying the car, then use Ultimate Compound THEN that Ultimate Polish THEN a really nice carnauba wax.

You'll be amazed at the depth of the paint. And that's just crappy walmart products. It's amazing when you get into the real stuff
 
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ChibiBlackSheep View Post
Try claying the car, then use Ultimate Compound THEN that Ultimate Polish THEN a really nice carnauba wax.

You'll be amazed at the depth of the paint. And that's just crappy walmart products. It's amazing when you get into the real stuff
Im so pissed because my first car i ended up painting it because i thought the paint was a lost cause...i wish i knew more then i wouldve saved myself so much money.

Ive done some painting since then too and im a lot better at it and know the proper way. I couldve saved myself so much money and i might have ended up keeping it...i got so frustrated at that car i sold it but it was really me being ignorant.
 
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Hi `Video,
We live & hopefully we learn as we travel on our roads of life I've sure made many, & some I've made a few times...

I've learned a lot from our expert detail member's here on the MCF 4-Sure....

Admin `Mike gave some good advise 4-Sure...& it's amazing the new products that are out there that can bring your paint back to life..
Good Luck & keep us updated on your Monte >Oh, make a video (b-4 & after) Good Luck
 
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Heres the end results from using the proper products for the job!

This is 14 yr old paint! Its amazeing what you can do...and what it will look like when all the proper products/steps are taken to do the job right!

its like night and day!






 
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5 steps towards a show car shine :
  1. Wash car with clean water and car wash soap. Have a separate rinse water bucket for your dirty wash mitt and don't use dish soap. Also wash with the grain of the paint...long straight strokes... not round motions that help cause swirl marks.
  2. Use a clear-coat safe paint cleaner (liquid or paste)
  3. Use a clay bar
  4. 2-3 Polish coats (liquid or paste) This step removes the swirl marks
  5. 1 Wax coat (liquid or paste)
 

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:28 PM
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Is the said black bottle the polish? I've used that once, never did it again because it seemed so oily, just never took the time.

Next week is my last week here at work then I have 3 weeks at home... I'll have to give my car a real GOOD wash, polish and wax.. since I clay barred 2 months ago lol
 
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Is the said black bottle the polish? I've used that once, never did it again because it seemed so oily, just never took the time.

Next week is my last week here at work then I have 3 weeks at home... I'll have to give my car a real GOOD wash, polish and wax.. since I clay barred 2 months ago lol
Blac bottle is the pre wax. Use that before the actual wax. I applied lt it dry, then used the same pad ot rub it n a second time the buffed it out. Then waxed after.
 
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I like to use the Meguiar's Deep Crystal 3 step System and Meguiar's Clay Bar also.


 

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A glaze doesn't technically get rid of scratches. It fills them in which leaves a nice smooth surface which is why you get the nice perfect paint look. When the stuff wears off it will go back to looking like it did before. As long as you keep applying it, it will always look good. But the only way to really get rid of scratches is to polish the paint (clear coat) so that it is perfectly flat. Depending on the car and the paint that may not be a good idea because you only have so much clear coat. If the clear coat has never been polished heavily or anything like that then you should be ok to do it if you wanted to. Doing it by machine is way easier then by hand but you don't "need" one. Just to give you an idea, my aunt and some cousins came down Friday. Saturday I washed her truck and clayed it and all that. Now that I had it stripped of any wax and dirt, which wax there was none and dirt there was a ton of haha, I saw how bad the paint really was. She had scratches all over it from having trees branches brush up against the paint and things like that. So I used this as practice. Since I plan on starting up a business as a professional detailer this gave me a chance to practice with my new Griots garage polisher as well as my new microfiber cutting pads. It took about 2 hours to do the whole truck but my god did it turn out absolutely gorgeous. I got out pretty much all of the scratches with the exception of a couple scratches that were way to deep to get out. Hopefully that gives you a good idea of what a machine can do. If I had a camera I would have taken pics as well to show what a machine polisher can really do. But anyway, a glaze is not a permanent solution, but it is a temporary fix that does wield good results.
 

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