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Old 10-07-2012, 10:25 PM
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Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

What's up!! So I got my hands on a bottle of Simoniz Glass Coat (you know, the same stuff the dealer tries to sell as an add-on when buying a new car for around $600). Anyways, I also picked up a clay bar and was planning on doing my Brilliant Black WK this week (I've never clay barred anything before, so I'm crossing my fingers). After I clay bar it, can I apply the Simoniz right after or do I need to use something else before hand to "seal" the vehicle. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

you don't really have to do anything depending on what you use for your clay lube. Probably best to do a 50/50 water/isopropyl alchohol wipe down so that the glass coating bonds to the paint properly. I'm pretty anal about detailing, i wash, paint prep wipe down(to degrease basically and not get too big particles in clay), wash again, clay, alchohol wipe, then sealer, wax, etc. I'm looking into 22PLE glass coating, looks to be awesome product. Little hesitant to go to a semi-permanent coating though
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

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you don't really have to do anything depending on what you use for your clay lube. Probably best to do a 50/50 water/isopropyl alchohol wipe down so that the glass coating bonds to the paint properly. I'm pretty anal about detailing, i wash, paint prep wipe down(to degrease basically and not get too big particles in clay), wash again, clay, alchohol wipe, then sealer, wax, etc. I'm looking into 22PLE glass coating, looks to be awesome product. Little hesitant to go to a semi-permanent coating though
Thanks for the tip!!
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

+1 on doing an IPA wipe down as that will allow the sealant to bond to the paint much better than sitting on top of clay lube.
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

How did it turn out? Both clay barring and the glass coat? I haven't pulled the trigger yet on the 22ple, been doing other folks cars for winter, they all wait until now, and are like hey, I've got like 5 cars for you, can you do them today? Ugh, whatever, it's extra jeep detail product and gun collection money.
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

Also, you can clay bar all your glass and headlights as well. The results is amazing....smooth finish.
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

You cant use enough lube
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

On my Vette and wife's CTS-V I use Adams polishes...

Clay first - lots of lube as BUCKEYESRT states above...detail spray, lots of it...the whole vehicle, headlights, glass, paint, etc...
I then machine polish
Machine Wax
Wait a day, then another wax...
Usually wait a week or so, wash and then apply a sealant...

I do this twice a year...this year, once because my arse is sitting in Afghanistan away from my sleds
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Re: Pro Advice Needed: Clay Bar & Glass Coat

With 22ple I would recommend making sure you have the surface polished out to as perfect as you can get them first. Protecting over unfinished paints seems a bit weird, but since I detail for a living I guess that just how I am.
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