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Old 27-12-2017, 11:45 AM   #1
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Glare polish

I am thinking of trying glare spider and micro finish on my 2011 red lexus ct. I havenít had the car long and The paint is not in bad condition, just light swirls and marring caused over time. As I donít know the history of any previous paint correction on the car and donít have a pdg I thought this would be a safer option. I have a few questions though, are the products really permanent or do they wash away like glazes etc if I wiped down with ipa/panel prep? Can a ceramic coating be applied on top of it? Which type of pad would be best for applying the spider and micro polish?
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Old 27-12-2017, 03:56 PM   #2
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I am thinking of trying glare spider and micro finish on my 2011 red lexus ct. I havenít had the car long and The paint is not in bad condition, just light swirls and marring caused over time. As I donít know the history of any previous paint correction on the car and donít have a pdg I thought this would be a safer option. I have a few questions though, are the products really permanent or do they wash away like glazes etc if I wiped down with ipa/panel prep? Can a ceramic coating be applied on top of it? Which type of pad would be best for applying the spider and micro polish?
They are "permanent" in a way yes, but if you have swirled the car up previously you will add swirls to the glared paint also. It doesn't offer any swirl resistance in my opinion. It also doesn't bead brilliantly which we seem to put a lot of importance on here in the uk (I myself am not that bothered). If you don't use being as a marker of weather or not its still there then yes, it will last

Some coatings will go ontop from my experience, but I strongly suggest doing the glare routine, and waiting a week or so before you coat it. So apply, leave to cure, rewash the car so any residue is gone THEN coat
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I am a big fan of Glare and the full proceedure from Knockout to Pro+

I have used it on soft Honda and Nissan paints before and had very nice results which I was very happy with

The sealant side of things is good but as said above the beading side of things is not great. You can wax on top but I'd follow Stangalangs advice above.
I'm sure he's done many many more cars than me with it.
I currently have the in2 ceramic wax on top of my Glared Juke, 2 months in and still beading strong

I couldn't recommend it highly enough, but if you do go for it I would suggest buying the set of 4 'polishes' and also some of sure shampoo as well as it helps to keep everything topped up.
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Thanks for the replies. Can a polishing pad be used for all the polishes?
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I use Chemical Guys hexlogic green polishing pad for Micro, then Pro with CG Black and then Red finishing pads. You’ve not mentioned Pro, don’t forget the Pro to seal it all in .

As said, top off with a wax or spray sealant of your choice after the Glare has cured for a final bit of protection, bling and beading.
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Glare is great stuff. I used a Scholl Purple Spider pad for all of this. I'd decontaminate the panel and wipe down with panel wipe before using Glare to ensure you get the best adhesion.
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If your car isn't too badly marred you could get away with just micro finish and professional plus to seal. This will give a deep glossy finish, use medium pad for micro and very soft for professional. You could then top with any wax you desire once it has cured. I use this combo on a daily basis as its so easy to get a good result. It's an extremely underrated product due to being a filler and slightly dodgy American packaging, give it a go and you won't be disappointed!
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Savvyfox - how long would you recommend professional to cure please before applying a wax
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Thanks for all the replies, think Iíll give it a go.
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Thanks for all the replies, think Iíll give it a go.
I think you'll like it, just remember you always need to apply Pro polish as a final step to "lock in" the preceding products.
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