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Old 04-01-2008, 10:24 PM   #1
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Within the next month and a half (assuming it gets warmer/stops raining in that period), I'm going to take some 3m rubbing compound to my car. Some areas that I've touched up and re-cleared will see the extra cut compound, while the whole car will see the swirl remover, and if I have enough of it, the whole car will also see the final glaze. I will be using my UDM.

The car has not been detailed since I've owned it (June of 07) because of hectic times and no time to do so. It needs some serious attention, and I'm hoping the absurd amount of dings that have appeared since I've owned the car don't stick out even more. Anyone have any suggestions for door dings?

I've tried Turtle Wax'* Ice products, and didn't care for them much at all. It wasn't easy to work with, and still left a haze even after going over it with the quick detail ice spray. I've used Meguiars Gold Class and that seems to have my heart... always leaves a lustrous shine to any vehicle, and typically lasts a little while. Wren suggests and swears by Liquid Glass, which I've never seen in any local stores, but I would totally be willing to try. Do Sonus products work?

I need to protect the paint after I've done all the polishing, and I want to do it right. I want it to be a deep shine, but I want it to last more than a month. Liquid Glass looks very tempting, and I've seen Wren'* comparison thread. Maybe I'll start another thread after this one with a poll.

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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=37485

Head to head with Mequiar'* Gold Class. And Mequiars goes down in flames.

I've sold about half the WCBF crowed, and several other members. Just search on it here and you'll see.

And it'* NOT a wax. In fact, the Zilla is about half done right now.
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Yeah, that'* the thread that got me looking at it. So, if I were to see if it were available via internet, what would I search for? Liquid Glass detailing spray?
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What'* detailing spray?

Ummm....the link is in that topic. It'* just Liquid Glass. Try a search. If you have an Autozone, they carry it now. For years, I had to go to a Chevy dealer out of town to get it (been using it since before the internet).

I bought a book several years ago titled something like 'secrets of the used car salesman'.

I used those 'secrets' to buy and sell my cars over the years. That'* where I found out about LG. Dealers found that after 6 months or so when their customers came back to find out what happened to their 'clearcoat', the weren't pissed at the reveal of the product. They wanted to buy it on the spot.

My wax test on the Honda was witnessed by all the WCBF crowd. It was clearly evident months later.

Meguiar'* didn't hold a candle to it after even 30 days. Because LG isn't a wax.
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What are you looking for, looks or durability? I give my durability vote to Collinite 476 and it looks damn good as well. The real determinant is in the polishing stage. If you don't remove all of the swirls, only a short lived filler wax can help. If your finish is 100% defect free and perfect then any wax will look great.
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I have heard you talk about the liquid glass, what are the steps to apply this.

get wax off, apply, buff shiny, enjoy?
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What are you looking for, looks or durability?
I prefer the best of both worlds. Howbout a wax that has a deep, lustrous shine but will last for three or more months?
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Collinite 845 Insulator Wax sounds like a good option for you. I haven't compared the Insulator Wax to the 476 but I can say that The 476 looks GREAT and lasts. 845 IW is supposed to look better but I haven't had a chance to do a side-by-side comparison. But remember, polishing adds way more than a wax ever will. Too many people place too much importance on the LSP.
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There is no buff. It'* apply like a normal wax with a damp rag or sponge and a small amount of LG, and WIPE more than rub it off. Anyone here that has used it will vouch for the ease of application.

It looks at times SLIGHTLY hazy after rubbing/buffing off the first day, but after a full day in the sun to bake and level off, it looks tons better. Equal to any premium wax after buffing.

I'm not going to sit here and sell you something that you aren't going to be impressed by. You're going to be pissed if I mislead you. I did my test to prove it to myself as much as others here.

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From my experience, this will still look the same after a wash after 3 months. By early summer, I'll do another coat that will carry me through to fall/winter. I gaurantee you that if you duplicate my wax test with Mequiar'*, you'll never buy it again, and it'* a GOOD PRODUCT.

Others may be as passionate about their preferred products as I am, but this is what I'm sticking with.
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I use Gold Class or NXT 2.0. Haven't tried LG yet, but Bill'* new pics definitely have me considering it.

Bill, what happens if you get it on porous black plastic trim? I have one or two of those type pieces... wax is already a pain to get off if i get it on..and to get it even, you still miss a little...tape it off maybe?

Also, can you use it on glass?
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