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Thread: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Mike, great article! One question, in the photos I notice you don't wear glove... How come?

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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by RPM_BR View Post

    Dear Mike

    Do you usually polish these old gems before applying Number 7?
    Yes.

    To understand why, I recommend reading the full article. Look for the word important in red text.



    The Secret to Removing Oxidation and Restoring a Show Car Finish to Antique Single Stage Paints





    Quote Originally Posted by paul_g View Post

    Mike, great article! One question, in the photos I notice you don't wear glove... How come?

    Yeah I guess I'm not like all those other guys that you see in pictures wearing black nitrile gloves for everything, even if it's not chemical related.




    Here's the deal, I went to work for Meguiar's in 1987 and back then I was told #7 along with some of the other old school products were all made using food grade ingredients. You don't want to drink #7 but back then it probably wouldn't kill you and I highly doubt it's dangerous to your skin.


    That said... I highly recommend everyone wear black nitrile gloves when using chemicals or even when holding a buffer.


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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Mike, I picked a bottle of this up on my last order. My car is a newer clear coated vehicle though. Will this make any difference in the paint? Any advice for using it on clear coat?
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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by StuDLei View Post
    Mike, I picked a bottle of this up on my last order. My car is a newer clear coated vehicle though. Will this make any difference in the paint? Any advice for using it on clear coat?
    Great question.
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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    so, just want to make sure I fully understand how to use this product as ive had a few people with older cars contact me. do I just apply this let it sit, remove and them im done? or is this just the first step before compounding? or is this more for someone who wants the paint to look richer but does not want to paint to be compounded?

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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by StuDLei View Post

    Mike, I picked a bottle of this up on my last order.

    My car is a newer clear coated vehicle though. Will this make any difference in the paint? Any advice for using it on clear coat?
    This product isn't really for new cars or new paint. It won't cause any harm but it won't do much good either and that's because a new car with new paint job doesn't really need anything except washing and waxing.


    So you can apply it if you like but best results with this product are when it's used as I explain in my article here,

    The Secret to Removing Oxidation and Restoring a Show Car Finish to Antique Single Stage Paints



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    Re: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzscarwash View Post
    so, just want to make sure I fully understand how to use this product as ive had a few people with older cars contact me. do I just apply this let it sit, remove and them im done? or is this just the first step before compounding? or is this more for someone who wants the paint to look richer but does not want to paint to be compounded?
    In my experience with Megs #7 almost every car I have done I have used the same approach & most of the time I have achieved the desired results but occasionally the in between stages differ. Basically not every car is the same as the last, much the same as any car really.

    Applying Megs #7 to already good condition single stage paint I feel helps preserve it long term, say - a good soak once every six months.

    For the reasons of restoring antique single stage paint (Mike explains this best in his article) I like to generously "massage" Megs #7 into the paint thoroughly with a terry towel, just as Mike does & when time permits, & for best results - let it sit & soak in over night. Removal of Megs #7 times s harder than wiping wax off but some nice clean "long nap" terry towels will slice through it no problems. This is where it matters what the objective is, what the paint is like etc, as each & every car is different. Sometimes just doing up until this step is enough & I have had good success in just going this far & finishing off with a good quality wax. Additional polishing steps, compounding, or perhaps another soak with Megs #7 are all options but like I said - this is dependable on so many factors.

    Using Megs #7 for restoring antique paint is a real precious opportunity & for so many in the detailing industry, most will never get such an opportunity & I urge anyone working on antique single stage paint to take your time, enjoy it & savour the moment. I have been lucky enough to do over twenty cars using Megs #7 & have two very special cars on the books awaiting the Megs #7 treatment. For me, this is the real deal up close & pure detailing I love.

    Hope this helps in some way.

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