Show car glaze
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Show car glaze

          
  1. #1
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Simi valley California
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    1

    Show car glaze

    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

  2. #2
    Registered Member BillyJack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    746
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: Show car glaze

    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

  3. #3
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Fairmont, MN
    Age
    76
    Posts
    1,438
    Rep Power
    24

    Re: Show car glaze

    Totally agree with Bill!

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

    Bill

  4. #4
    Registered Member BillyJack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    746
    Rep Power
    19

    Re: Show car glaze

    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

  5. #5
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2019
    Location
    Simi valley California
    Posts
    8
    Rep Power
    1

    Re: Show car glaze

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyJack View Post
    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.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Differences between New Car Glaze and Show Car Glaze?
    By ChrisGottschalk in forum Meguiar's Professional Lines - Mirror Glaze & Detailer
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jun 7th, 2012, 01:29 PM
  2. Show Car Glaze v. New Car Glaze
    By RGP in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Sep 12th, 2009, 05:44 AM
  3. Show Car Glaze #7
    By d2005 in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Sep 7th, 2009, 03:21 PM
  4. Show Car Glaze over NXT
    By capitolason2 in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 10th, 2005, 11:32 AM
  5. Show Car Glaze before or after NXT?
    By msmarcus in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar 26th, 2004, 08:13 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •