Originally Posted by RTexasF
Sorry I missed this. A glaze may or may not do what you want, it depends on the type, size, and depth of the defects. One I can recommend is Wet Glaze 2.0. It can go under or over wax or sealant and won't wash off. A little goes a long way...........
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No prob and thanks for the info. But I am bit a puzzled as I was under the impression that glaze is to go before wax or sealant. For the time being i went with griots garage paint glaze (some mentioned it works great) to go on as follows:
1. dawn wash
2. clay bar
3. dawn wash or isoprop wipe down
4. polishing with griots garage 1-3 polish (meguiars ultimate rubbing compound if others not abrasive enough; no oxidation the paint currently is shiny/glossy but with many swirls and water etching)
5. griots garage paint glaze (was thinkinf of meguiars #7 mirror glaze)
6. DG (bonding agent + TPP)
7. meguiar ult liquid wax or gold glass paste wax OR some other carnuba wax
8. quick detailer (+ for future maintenance)
**9. from now on wash with an inline water filter on the hose, water is terribly hard in phoenix az.. leaves white patches everywhere on the car if allowed to dry on its own.
10. chip repair before all this of course...
See my issue is I believe my clear is suffering from etching. Just this weekend, I noticed the rain water on the hood when blown away with air would leave a noticeable ring on the hood (even when hood was cold). However, the ring was not deep meaning I could not feel the edge or a crust, but also did not wipe away. I assume this is type I water spots. However, the ring's shape mathces other areas of the hood that i have taken notice of over the past 3-4 months and wonder where the hell they came from (most likely acid rain when living in central PA, type II). I hope some glaze can take care of this for the time being as I am a newbie in polishing (griots garage 2nd gen DA polisher recently acquired on amazon).
.. my search continues to learn how to repair/correct these water etch marks. Thanks.