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Old 12-16-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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I want to try some of Adam's products. I have always polished, then wax and that's it. I want to try and use a glaze, then a wax, or sealant. Im going to buy the Adam's Brilliant glaze. Im wondering if i should follow up with the Buttery wax, or the sealant. Truck is summit white. I Want to try an maximze the gloss. I like white, but I miss that deep clarity.
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Clay then: polish, sealant, wax, the glaze. Glaze offers no protection. It just covers up minor blemishes.
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Clay then: polish, sealant, wax, the glaze. Glaze offers no protection. It just covers up minor blemishes.
x2, glaze should be the last thing you use...
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Also, check out the Adam's website. They have a bunch of videos on there showing how everything works and how/when to use it.
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It was down for over a year while i built the tranny. It was in horrible shape. Last weekend I clayed, heavy swirl remover, swirl remover, then polish then waxed. I used Poorboy's products, and the wax was Mequiars Gold Wax, which didnt even seem to last a day.

Paint's in good shape right now, just want to maintain it. I spend 14 hours on the outside alone.

I'll check out the Adam's site.


I see a lot of guys recommending the glaze after the wax, but equally as many suggesting the opposite.
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Dylan from Adams is on here all the time, ask him what he thinks.
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I'm sure he will inevitably see this. I'll get the buttery wax and glaze and play around.
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x2, glaze should be the last thing you use...

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Wash/clay/polish/glaze than u seal or wax. Sealant locks in and prolongs the glaze
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Great question, and this is one we get A LOT!

Process is Clay ---> Polish ---> Sealant ---> Glaze ---> Wax.

Any of the above steps can be omitted, but which ever you choose to do, they should be performed in this order.

Sealants need to be applied to "bare" paint for maximum longevity. If you apply a long-lasting sealant over the top either a glaze, wax, or combination of the two, it will only last as long as the product you layer it over...which becomes counter-productive when you want to get long life from a sealant.

Once your sealant is laid down, then it's time to glaze and/or wax. A glaze is purely a beauty product and offers no protection, but it will hide some minor imperfections while enhancing the gloss/depth of your paint.

To lock the glaze in, apply a coat of wax over the top to lock in the glaze. As you mentioned, our Buttery Wax is a great option. Be sure to check out our Americana Premium paste was as well!

Adam's Machine Super Sealant - Best Machine Car Wax
Adam's Polishes - Adam's Quick Sealant Kit
Adam's Brilliant Glaze for a hight gloss shine!
Adam's Americana Premium Carnauba Car Wax - Best Carnauba Car Wax!

Here's two short videos detailing the process of sealants/glazes/waxes for your viewing pleasure:

Glaze and Sealant Application with dual action polisher Video

Hand Glazing and Waxing

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