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Old 04-13-2007, 10:54 AM   #11
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have you tried griots yet?
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I just used Mother'* Carnuba and I thought it was much nicer to work with than the Meguire'*, although I like both. Mother'* had a pretty deep shine to it too. I like it.
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Sol if you meant put LG on top of the wax, you cannot do that. Sealants do not bond well at all with waxes. You can put a wax on top of LG, but not the other way around. The LG will also probably take off the wax when you put it on.
That'* what I'm fuzzy on. I've heard people using it both ways. Seal then wax, or wax then seal. I know seal than wax works good, but I've wanted to try the other way around.
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Sol if you meant put LG on top of the wax, you cannot do that. Sealants do not bond well at all with waxes. You can put a wax on top of LG, but not the other way around. The LG will also probably take off the wax when you put it on.
That'* what I'm fuzzy on. I've heard people using it both ways. Seal then wax, or wax then seal. I know seal than wax works good, but I've wanted to try the other way around.
Grimm is right..... you need to completely remove wax before applying Liquid Glass.
BonneMeMN, I used to use Mothers 3 stage waxing (and still do on my 91) but now I use LG on my 97. It'* tougher, lasts longer, easier to apply, and I think does an even better job then the Mothers 3 stage wax. It'* kinda hard to tell, because the paint on ht 91 is much newer then the 97 and has never seen a winter.
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There are a few sealants you can use over wax, but they have to be compatible. I have no idea what ones there are, but I think they have to both have polymers maybe? I think it'* the actual carnauba that the sealants have trouble bonding with. It seems like the few waxes that you can top with a sealant are the liquid variety.
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I use Finish First polish. When I bought my first Grand National, I swore I'd never buy another black car again. 5 later, I'm not afraid of black anymore. Finish First changed my mind.

Once when my car was under gawd-awful mix of flourescent and phosphorous lights in a dealership service bay, I was asked who did the paint on the car (because it looked so good it couldn't be stock). I replied Buick painted it in 1987. It was the original single stage black from 87 and it looked like a fresh basecoat/clearcoat. I love the stuff.

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S100 is AMAZING.

It was pretty hard in the tub, but when you're spreading it, it'* like putting warm butter on bread. For this first application i used their foam applicator, and probably will for the 2nd one, but I wont use it after that most likely.

When a hard paste comes off easier then my old Liquid Gold Class, i'm impressed to say the least. It really looks similar to the stuff shown on Britan'* 5th Gear show, where the ultimate detailing guy has the special $6000 GPB wax (the top Zymol IIRC).

this guy.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ycsphbOOPo

I even did the spoiler with my bare hands as that guy does just to see how it would be different to the rest of the car. I tried a few techniques on different panels, so maybe I can tell what works and what doesn't later on.

Souverran sounds like great stuff, a guy I know who details sports and supercars out west uses it a lot, especially on darker colors.
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Good choice on the S100. I have never heard anything bad about it at all. Anyone that uses it always has nice words about the ease of use and the finish.
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Yes, get some pictures posted. That is one I've thought about checking out.
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Didn't have my camera yesterday, and when i finished it was already dusk, and worked today, but damn it was shining nice in the sun.

I'll get a few up tomorrow hopefully!
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