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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:15 pm 
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HELP!!!
i'm fairly new to this and i'm looking to order a few more items to use (just personal use) what i already have is the following:
AG SRP, black hole glaze, natty blue wax.
i'm going to get the car professionally polished to remove the swirls and little scratches and i'm looking into using a sealant too (probably carlack) but i don't know where this fits in or what it replaces.
do i glaze, polish, seal then wax or just glaze seal and wax or polish and seal?
please help!!
p.s its a dark blue merc CLK.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:50 pm 
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You don't have to do all of the steps, but "polish ... glaze ... seal ... wax" gives the order if you were to. Since sealants often do not "stick" to glazes and seem to like to adhere to very clean paint, I'd actually say "polish ... seal ... glaze ... wax".

You have AG SRP - this is an "all in one" polish and so, it polishes, cleanses, fills in swirling and leaves behind a sealant. Just wax on top. You can use a glaze over AIO polishes even though you'll technically be putting it on top of a sealant - glazes don't car where they go, so long as they're locked in with a wax. This is where your Poorboys World Black Hole comes in.

So, AG SRP ... Poorboys World Black Hole ... Natty's Wax.

Many products cover more than one strict definition - pure polishes, pure glazes, pure sealants and pure waxes do exist, but many product cover more than one function for convenience sake.

Use a polish if the paint is dulling or has swirls/scratches.
Apply a sealant to lock in the hard work and protect from environmental fallout.
Apply a glaze for more wetness and depth.
Wax on top as the first sacrificial layer to wear away as you drive the car.

Thereafter, you can simply re-glaze and re-wax, looking to do the whole lot from polishing up maybe twice a year. Re-glaze and re-wax in between.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:17 pm 
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Just keep it simple.

Generally glazes aren't needed and then either seal or wax. I can never understand in why someone would want to use multiple products to achieve a finish, when one would do.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:22 pm 
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There is one glaze that sealants bond to :wink: http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/glazes/pr ... d_696.html and very nice it is as well :cool:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Yes, acrylic glazes work well under sealants. Oily glazes don't.

Is it time to dig out my article on glazes?
viewtopic.php?t=9957

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:31 am 
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Stick to the products that you already have if they give you the finish that you require, AG SRP, then black hole, then wax. There is no need to purchase carlack sealant until you have used up your AG, try it then if you fancy a change or if you don't need the filling properties that the SRP gives. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:58 pm 
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thanks guys, i suppose i'm just an over eager newbie!! i see all these products and want to use them all!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:11 pm 
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I know that feeling ... it gets addictive :D

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