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Americainmuscle345
Dec 30th, 2019, 09:59 PM
Regarding M7 show car glaze I've been told contradictory information. Does it get applied before wax and sealant or after? Meguiars Instagram told me both

BillyJack
Dec 31st, 2019, 12:57 PM
I've been using old faithful M07 for 40 years and I don't have a definitive answer to that question.
On older, single-stage paints, I've always used it as the semi-final step before wax, even after doing overnight soaks with M07 before polishing. Many show car people over the years use it an absolute last step, just to amp up the gloss during judging time. I'm not fond of that method, since M07 requires some serious effort for application and will only last thru the first rain or washing. I'd rather lock in the final gloss I've achieved with M07 with a more durable wax. I've always used a carnauba-base wax such as Gold Class in spray or liquid form, or some other low-effort wax as my "night before the show" prep, since I'm afraid that the serious rubbing necessary for removal of M07 may add some swirls on my already-prepped finish.
On newer urethane basecoat / clearcoat finishes, I've not found M07 to be worth the effort. It just doesn't enhance the gloss and depth like it does to the old single-stage paints.

Bill

BillE
Jan 1st, 2020, 04:54 AM
Totally agree with Bill!

He did a great job of articulating the good and bad of #7.

Bill

BillyJack
Jan 1st, 2020, 01:54 PM
I might add that one concern about using a glaze such as M07 would be that it interferes with the bonding of any wax / sealant applied over the glaze, thereby compromising longevity of the protection. I've never found that to be an issue and I've been using M07 since the 70's. My Camino gets waxed after the M07 app, usually with a "beauty wax" such as Gold Class, M26, Wolfgang Fuzion, Blackfire Midnight Sun etc. None of those are known for their longevity, but the use of M07 doesn't seem to affect them.

Bill

Americainmuscle345
Jan 8th, 2020, 09:15 AM
I've been using old faithful M07 for 40 years and I don't have a definitive answer to that question.
On older, single-stage paints, I've always used it as the semi-final step before wax, even after doing overnight soaks with M07 before polishing. Many show car people over the years use it an absolute last step, just to amp up the gloss during judging time. I'm not fond of that method, since M07 requires some serious effort for application and will only last thru the first rain or washing. I'd rather lock in the final gloss I've achieved with M07 with a more durable wax. I've always used a carnauba-base wax such as Gold Class in spray or liquid form, or some other low-effort wax as my "night before the show" prep, since I'm afraid that the serious rubbing necessary for removal of M07 may add some swirls on my already-prepped finish.
On newer urethane basecoat / clearcoat finishes, I've not found M07 to be worth the effort. It just doesn't enhance the gloss and depth like it does to the old single-stage paints.

Bill

Ok this is pretty much what I do as well. I have used it on clear coats but I agree it's not as effective as it is on single stage. But I like it nonetheless. I love doing using m7 then synthetic sealent 2.0 and topped with gold class wax. I keep it up with gold class quick wax until time for the next polishing.

SkipBalken
Oct 9th, 2020, 03:10 AM
"I keep it up with gold class quick wax until time for the next polishing."

How much quick wax do you use to maintain its shine?

fletchbob
Oct 30th, 2020, 03:33 AM
A join the question above

Weekend Warrior Auto Care
Dec 31st, 2020, 02:00 AM
How much quick wax do you use to maintain its shine?[/COLOR]

I'll use the quick wax once a month and apply fresh liquid gold class wax at the change of every season. In spring is usually when I strip the old wax, clay polish and do the whole thing over again

(This is my new account incase of confusion)

fletchbob
Jan 15th, 2021, 12:47 AM
hmm, will try as you recommend

theamcguy
Jan 15th, 2021, 06:55 AM
Back in the day #7 went on first, the oils are in there to "feed and rejuvenate" the paint. Then put a coat of wax on top for protection.