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Old 01-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Review: Glare Professional Polish

OK, Glare Professional Polish saved me again!
It's my personal fav for correcting scratches.

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Sorry no before and after pics but here's the story...

Saturday I noticed that the right hand side of the wifes car (it's a red Solara) had horizontal scratches all the way down the side. It looked like she had either been keyed many times or actually more like she parked and scraped next to some bushes. They were about 3-4 inches wide from the rear of the front fender all along the door and down on the back panel.

I went in the house and asked her what happened to her car and she had no idea. I went back outside grabbed the PC, a Lake Country 5.5" orange flat pad, some Glare polish and went to work. She came out in about five minutes to look at the damage and by that time all the scratches were all completely GONE!

What I really like about this stuff is that it's not a temporary glaze/filler that washes off after the first rain. I truly bonds and becomes IMHO a permanent paint surface correction.

Hmmmm...add product to correct paint rather than polishing away clear coat to level the paint....what a concept.

Detailing terms for compound, polish, sealant etc. are not industry consistent.

One school of thought when using Glare Pro Polish is...
You need to polish your paint (compound) before using Glare Pro.
In some cases this is using a DA with M105/M205/Menz PO85 type combo
Reason: Remove all the swirls and fine scratches before applying Glare Pro

Another school of thought when using Glare Pro Polish is...
Let the Glare Pro product completely fill the swirls and they will stay gone.
IMHO This really depends on the amount of the paint correction needed.

My thoughts...
I would DA polish the paint first then apply Glare Pro

Glare is a unique product:
Your first application (on clean paint) is applied like a compound.

Glare Polish is rubbed into the paint like a compound until it completely disappears.
This causes Glare Pro to bond to the vehicles paint through a covalent chemical bond
This also IMHO permanently fills and hides imperfections in the paint (swirls etc.)
Repeat if needed.

Glare Polish is applied like you would a wax or sealant.
Let haze (to the swipe test) and lightly buff to remove.
Remove with a high quality MF towel or 100% USA cotton.

This is the process they recommend when using their product.
I have used this process and have had excellent results.

For protection, durability, longevity and correcting scratches and swirls it truly excels.
Although Glare is very good for what it is, it is not IMHO the shiniest LSP on the market.

I have corrected "spots" and then used a different LSP product to seal the entire truck.
I have used Glare as a "spot" correction product to permanently fill and hide scratches.
I have done complete dawn washes and all the "spots" corrected with Glare are still gone.
I have been using Glare Pro for many years and it has a special place in my detailing arsenal.

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My order of Pro polish, ordered thru Amazon, arrived yesterday. Now I need to get a bottle of the Micro-Finish and Liqui-Clay. I'm curious about how Liqui-
Clay will do. It got great reviews from some bike and car forums.
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The Glare products are good and I have tried 'em but certain products stand out and become a flagship product.
Glare Professional Polish is that product.

There are many compounds/polishes on the market (and more every day) that I personally prefer over Glare Micro-Finish, Liqui-Clay and Spider.

Menzerna and Meguiars (M105/M205 and soon M101 hopefully) are just a couple that come to mind.
These products require a DA polisher to be used effectively.
Also, there's new technology in polishing pads both foam and microfiber.

When I said (above)
Originally Posted by Merlin
Glare Polish is rubbed into the paint like a compound...
IMHO The most effective way to apply this product is to use a DA polisher.
You just can't do by hand what you can accomplish with a machine.
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