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Old 04-05-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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Glass clean, polish and seal - various products

Hi all,

So as some of you will have read I picked up a two year old Mercedes E220d AMG last week and it needed protecting as I didnt buy in to the Safguard product they offer as wanted to bring the car to the finish I wanted.

In the interim of a full detail with machine polish and full strip back I needed a quick protection on the car and todays focus was the glass.

Total from start to finish was around 1.5 hours

I had posted on here and recieved some great advice however as time was of the essence i pooped to Halfords this morning and picked up the following products:



Firstly the Auto Finesse glass cleaner (Crystal) I was really impressed with. Goof value for money, spread and cleaned the glass very well and dried nicely with no smears or marks left over. My only criticism would be the bottle itself and the spray lever being too small and awkward to hold and spray however this is the same across all of their spray range.

The AG glass polish I have used before so knew this was good however found the application very easy - I used a microfibre pad rather than foam to get a more even spread and this stuff does spread well. Allow it t fully haze before buffing and spread as thin as possible as this will result in less dust on the buff.





This leaves a great shine and smear free result with ease and anyone wondering what they should apply and hasnt used anything before - go with this, it is a safe bet.



The Meguires Glass Sealant was a punt as I wanted to go with Gtechniq however needed something today and hadnt read anything about this stuff.

Pretty simple process following a clean and polish = apply with the foam pad provided, spread well, allow to set for 15 minutes and then remove.

you need to remove in a particular way = get a microfibre cloth, mist spray on this and then remove the residue from the glass and then buff off with a dry microfibre.

I used one of these:



You can see the nearest glass has product curing and the furthest has been removed and buffed:



A few more through the process:







This glass sealant was really easy to use, very easy to remove from rubber and body paint from over spill and looks great.







Had a short sprinkle of rain so got to see the initial protection and beading. The rain is full of dust at the moment down in the south so first impressions are I am happy.

Will keep you updated on durability:









Hope this helps anyone looking to clean and protect their glass.
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Looking good - did you use the sealant on the windscreen ?
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Looking good - did you use the sealant on the windscreen ?


I did - this is where I am going to find out I shouldn’t have done that isn’t it....


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I did - this is where I am going to find out I shouldn’t have done that isn’t it....

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Hopefully not

I’ve had issues with sealant on windscreen with some smearing - not a major issue, but wiper judder which drive me potty.

Fingers crossed this is okay - let us know how it goes...
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Hopefully not

I’ve had issues with sealant on windscreen with some smearing - not a major issue, but wiper judder which drive me potty.

Fingers crossed this is okay - let us know how it goes...


I had wiper shudder before I started today so hope I haven’t bedded this in.

I will certainly update on how this performs and thanks for the heads up.


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I had wiper shudder before I started today so hope I haven’t bedded this in.

I will certainly update on how this performs and thanks for the heads up.

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Fingers crossed.

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looks like the glass has come up well. look forward to the update on the megs glass sealant. enjoy the new car
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looks like the glass has come up well. look forward to the update on the megs glass sealant. enjoy the new car


Yeah defo looking forward to see the durability of this.

This morning the car was covered in dust and water spots from the rain however the glass came up best with a quick dust off with a micro fibre. No pressure or QD needed.

Will post progress as the weeks pass.


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Did you polish by hand or by machine? From the pics I would guess by hand but just wondering. Thanks.
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Did you polish by hand or by machine? From the pics I would guess by hand but just wondering. Thanks.


By hand. I haven’t taken the machine polisher to this car yet, just played around with hand applied polish and wax.

The paint is in pretty good shape however will take the machine to it later in the year.


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