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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:40 pm 
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Part Deux: The Rise of the Cream Glaze

Who had some fun cleaning cars today?

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Go on then ... yes, I did :lol:

Today was trying out Chemical Guys EZ Glaze with Acrylic Shine II which is reputed to boost shine on light coloured cars, so white would be a good candidate in advance of prepping my mate's metallic silver convertible for a local show in a couple of week's time.

Today, I layed down a good coat of Autoglym Super Resin Polish as the base and to get rid of overlying layers of Jetseal that were already on the car. Again, I used the Autoglym Hi-Tech applicator (which is an open cell sponge, essentially). I buffed that off with quartered microfibre ... no dust; again whether that is down to the applicator or my much improved technique, I don't know. Anyway ... time to try the glaze.

It's purple, it smells of grapes and I came sooo close to tasting it out of curiosity :shock: I applied it with a Sonus applicator (one of the green fabric ones) in tight cirlces, as described on the product. I left it to haze and buffed off with a Eurow mega-plush deep shag softest you'll ever use cloth. This was my first outing with these cloths and I think they're great. I do wonder if they have enough "bite" compared to normal microfibre. What say you guys?

Here's the glaze on its own:

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Glaze on ... well it certainly improves the shine left by AG SRP, but I do wonder whether it is any better that just Chemical Guys Jetseal 109 on with own, which is the best shine I have yet achieved on my white car. Next, I applied Chemical Guys Jetseal 109 and left that to bond.

Meanwhile, I had another play with Chemical Guys New Look Trim Gel applied with a square of close-cell sponge. I used a lot lot less this time (last time was fine, it's just that the pad soaked it up well and it spread a lot and needed working over a couple of times to bring the shine down) and worked it in a little harder. Literally, inverting the bottle onto the sponge and then working that in is all you need. I got a 50/50 on one of the wheel arches ... you'll have to excuse the tatty looking Sikaflex behind, which is a job to re-do in the summer.

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... and on the bodykit:

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That done, I removed the Jetseal layer with a Eurow cloth and applied another layer ... dried, bonded and buffed off. Here's a couple of shiny pictures :cool:

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The shine is enhanced again in my opinion, although the pictures may not show that too well. White is a hard colour to photograph. In all honesty I am not sure whether the glaze layer is any use at all on white - maybe it would work better on a Chemical Guys polish? Anyone have any direct experience? I will be trying it on metallic silver in a couple of weeks, so I will report back then with how I got on.

... yes, tyres shined with Meguiars Hot Shine Tyre Gloss and I got to use Chemical Guys Sprayable Silk Shine on the interior. I did try this on the tyres, but I did not like the finish compared to the Meguiars product. I like more gloss, but on the inside of the car, the silk shine product is awesome! That is certainly my new interior shine spray. I tried it on one of the leather seats and I'm not sure I like it. I think I prefer just cleaner and protected leather without added shine.

Finally, our black car got a quick once over and a layer of Meguiars #16 which was an impulse buy tacked onto my last order. It's okay, but it ain't no Collinite in my eyes :wink:

Right ... I've just had a bath, so it's time to go off for a drive and a pose in the convertible :twisted: via the Off License for some Bank Holiday beer and an evening of merriment :cool:

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:26 pm 
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Great review Paul.

Might have to look at the interior dressing!! Mine is running low and I am looking for a new product to try.

Always used AG V & R dressing. Sometimes you can get too much gloss when not really required. Some have mentioned the PB's as it gives a more natural finish which I would not object too as long as looks clean and you can see a clear difference between the before and after.


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Right ... the AG product is great and always a favourite of mine, but CG SSS is its replacement in my cupboard for certain. I have a soft spot for AG products running a couple of old cars, but Chemical Guys are certainly working their way in thick and fast.

CG SSS is the sprayable version of VRT Dressall. My experience of CG interior products is that less is A LOT MORE!!! One spray of CG SSS will cover the inside of my car to a good shine ... and it is packed full of '80s plastic :lol: If you want more gloss, just use more of it. IME, a normal covering of AG V&R Care is achieved with a single (or maybe a couple of) spray of CG SSS.

One other use for AG V&R Care is to prep tyres for a glossy product. I do like it for that and do not think CG SSS will really do for that job, but my tyres are in good enough condition now to just go with my favourite tyre gloss (the Meguiars product). If you're not too keen on '80s glistening gloss then I reckon it will be a great product for your tyres, too.

Today's work with the CG New Look Trim Gel left the finish I really want on my cars. Using a phenomenal amount less than last time, I have revived my exterior plastic and it's not dripping. I've got it where I want now. I did not like the finish on tyres, so continue to use the Meguiars product which I had tried on the door cards, etc inside the car. It smelt funny, but gave a good finish. CG SSS is the right product to use inside. I love it ... I'm sure you'll like it too; just control it by how much you use - one squirt is plenty ... really :shock: :cool:

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