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Old 10-10-2006, 05:57 PM   #31
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It doesn't hide anything for me. In fact, I think it makes swirls and scratches stand out even more. I have a few coats of LG on my car and the swirls are very visible. That'* why I shoulda glazed beforehand.
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I thought I did know better... but the Zaino had 18 different coats (or so it seemed). With the sealant that goes over the top.

So, I was reading the Liquid Glass bottle... its says polish... that seals. So I figure, cool - it'* a 2-fer! (2 fer the price of one). I spent a long time looking everything over, and couldn't decide what was a polish vs a "cleaning wax". There are many terms, I figured much had to do with marketing techniques.

I was running out of daylight and went with the fact that I've read where members have simply clayed and the LG'*. Again... thought maybe it was a 2-fer. I did use ScratchX on some bad parts... before the LG.

So...in summary -
Use Claybar to remove microscopic residue.
A polish (or glaze) should be used next such as _________
Finish up with a polymer sealant such as Liquid Gold

(Or buy Zaino and just use their system)
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:08 PM   #33
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So...in summary -
Use Claybar to remove microscopic residue.
A polish (or glaze) should be used next such as _________
Finish up with a polymer sealant such as Liquid Gold

(Or buy Zaino and just use their system)
Wash
Clay
Wash
Pre-wax cleaner
Polish - There'* a billion brands. Mothers, Mequiars, Sonus, Pinnacle, etc. There are also multiple grades of polish for heavy duty or fine polishing.
Glaze - Again, lots of brands. Glaze has no protection or abrasive qualities. It just helps the paint look good.
Wax or Sealant
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So, I was reading the Liquid Glass bottle... its says polish... that seals. So I figure, cool - it'* a 2-fer! (2 fer the price of one).

Not necessarily. A lot of companies use words like polish even though they aren't. I've never heard of something being a polish and a sealant, so my bet is that it'* not a true polish.
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Okay... I got it now... but now that I've done it wrong... I'll have to wait for two things 1) the LG to wear off a bit and 2) warmer weather. That nasty four letter word is in our forecast for this weekend.

While there'* no way to erase the weather... is there a way to erase the LG I put on?
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Just leave it on. Your paint is protected for now, and since your car isn't that old, you don't have to worry as much about swirls and such.
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Okay... I got it now... but now that I've done it wrong... I'll have to wait for two things 1) the LG to wear off a bit and 2) warmer weather. That nasty four letter word is in our forecast for this weekend.

While there'* no way to erase the weather... is there a way to erase the LG I put on?
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You have done nothing wrong. The LG will serve your cars finish well during the winter season. Just wash the Bonneville every now and then during the winter. If you have a touchless car wash by you it makes keeping the car clean in the wintertime pretty easy.
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Yeah, winter is coming anyway and you will get more scratches from the ice and such anyway. Might as well wait until spring to polish it up.
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thank you guys!

Now that I've totally taken over this thread, I hope the original author has his answers as well.
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