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Glaze or Polish

I am ready to buy Adam's products. I have watched the video's. I am going to purchase the Premium Hand Polish and Wax kit. But am wondering is there a difference between glaze and polish? If so what is the difference? Maybe after I get more experience I will go to the power tools.

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Polish is a fine abrasive, finer than scratch remover. The glaze sounds like it is a polymer wax type product, not a natural wax.

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I use a power tool, in fact it's the porter cable, manual means has no chance to beat the machine, especially for REALLY getting rid of the micro, or hair line scratches IMHO.. Go power if you can afford it..worth the investment for ALL your vehicles..




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Long ago I read lots of info about polish vs wax (on the Zaino site) and was convinced that polish was the way to go. Been satisfied ever since. Don't miss those hard Simonize waxing jobs.
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Long ago I read lots of info about polish vs wax (on the Zaino site) and was convinced that polish was the way to go. Been satisfied ever since. Don't miss those hard Simonize waxing jobs.
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Waxing and polishing a car differ a great deal from each other.
1) Waxing adds a protective barrier also helps to maximize glossy finish.
2) Polishing is used to remove oxidization, remove small scratches, swirls and cleans the surface..
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That's the old fashioned definition of polish, as I recall. The newer polishes do not have abrasives and provide a superior shine than waxes. Waxes built up layers, becoming dull and have to be removed. Not so with polish.

If you reply using "as full.... Christmas turkey ...." I won't be offended.

I got started on this about 8 years ago with my Z3. I saw a demo of a car hood (divided into quarters) polished/waxed with 4 different products, left in the sun, etc. The one with polish looked the best. Then I Googled until I was convinced and have used polish since.

I started with the Zaino products, but use Turtle Ice Polish now.
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Autogeek has better stuff for less. I no longer use Adams.

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I use Adams. I like how it performs. I do the full treatment, clay bar, machine polish and machine wax a couple of times a year.
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I think the full meal deal would be to wash your car to remove the loose dirt and old wax. Then claybar if necessary to remove any left over, embedded dirt, then polish if necessary to remove the oxidation (why, if you do this frequently) and fine scratches, then wax to protect it all.

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I use Adams. I like how it performs. I do the full treatment, clay bar, machine polish and machine wax a couple of times a year.
I have used BOTH of their products, of course using my porter cable. I like Adams stuff, but after buying from both, my personal experience down here in South Florida with the rain, heat, humidity etc, I personally prefer & believe Wolfgang products are superior to Adams. I feel that once polished and sealed, the water beading last longer with Wolfgangs products.

Doesn't mean I won't buy Adams again, when I need to buy fresh supplies again I will do a comparison and buy the cheaper of the 2. Plus keep in mind we get a 10% discount with Adams. Adams stuff is not that far behind mind ya. Just a personal observation and the fact as I have seen it to be and experienced..

I do however find Adams microfiber towels AND the polishing pads to be way more superior to those sold by Autogeek for sure..
I still have a ton of them from both vendors, so it'll be a while before I re-order..




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I understand the south Florida conditions. I experienced them for a short while.

Adams is a 20 minute drive from my house and he gives us great prices when we show up at his door.

Our cars go years without getting dirty let alone seeing rain.
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That's the old fashioned definition of polish, as I recall. The newer polishes do not have abrasives and provide a superior shine than waxes. Waxes built up layers, becoming dull and have to be removed. Not so with polish.
I believe you are thinking of sealants. Polishing is basically a much less aggressive form of buffing.

To address the original question, glazing is just and extra step to go with before waxing/sealing. If you have imperfections, polishing is what is needed...them you can glaze over that for a deeper shine.
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I think you need both.

1. Polish out the grazes, scratches.
Meguiars Fine-Cut Cleaner (number 2).
Use a buffing wheel.

2. Meguires Show Car Glaze (number 7).

Then to keep it looking good,
hand-warsh with Meguiars Deep Crystal Car Wash.

For really bad areas, lightly use Dupont Rubbing compound, carefully, my hand.
Or Kit wax (it contains some very fine abrasive) with the buffing wheel.

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Ouch. I'm certain rubbing compounds are bad for modern paint jobs. (clear coats)
I've never heard of the 'glaze', so I'll try it (on top of my Turtle Ice polish).
Thanks for the comments.
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