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Mike Phillips
06-01-2011, 09:40 AM
Two Guys Garage - How To Clean & Polish Glass with Diamondite (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/two-guy-s-garage-videos-tv-commercials/36595-two-guys-garage-how-clean-polish-glass-diamondite.html)

Here's a how-to feature airing on Two Guys Garage with Bryan Full and myself showing how to restore a clean, smooth and most important, clear surface to your vehicle's glass using the Diamondite® Glasswork System Kit for Machine Application (http://www.autogeek.net/diglkitforma.html)

How To Clean & Polish Glass with Diamondite

- ‪How to clean and polish glass with Diamondite by machine‬‏

The Diamondite Glasswork Kit includes:
3 oz. Glasswork Cleansing Clay
4 oz. Glasswork Clay Lubricant
4 oz. Glasswork Restorer
4 oz. Glasswork Shield
4 inch Orange Light Cutting Foam Pad
2 3/4 inch backing plate
Drill Adapter
16 x 16 inch Waffle Weave Microfiber Glass Towel

How do you know the glass needs to be clayed?
Because it is clear, you can often see that the glass is bumpy or dirty. But even if it’s not plain to the naked eye, industrial pollution can be reducing the clarity of the glass and you don’t even know it. Perform this simple test to feel what your eyes can’t see: Put a plastic sandwich bag over your hand and lightly rub your fingertips over the glass. If the surface feels gritty, it will definitely benefit from Diamondite Glasswork Cleansing Clay.

Glasswork Clay
Diamondite Glasswork Clay is an elastic clay resin that cleans out the microscopic pores of glass to leave it incredibly slick and thoroughly clean. Glasswork clay cleans by gliding over the glass on a bed of lubricant and grabbing contaminants that are bonded to the glass. Remove bugs, overspray, tar, oil, tree sap mist, rail dust, and environmental pollutants. Diamondite Glasswork Clay even removes mineral deposits that haven’t yet etched the glass. Clayed glass will be incredibly smooth, clear, and clean.

Glasswork Clay Lubricant
Clay is the safest way to clean when used with a proper lubricant. Diamondite Glasswork Clay Lubricant is a wetter-than-water lubricant spray that allows Glasswork Clay to glide along the glass, collecting debris, without scratching the glass. Overspray of this water-based lubricant will not harm other automotive surfaces.

Glasswork Restorer
You may notice that water spots are still present on the glass. This is because water spots are caused by mineral deposits, which actually etch the glass. Even if the clay removes mineral deposits, it cannot undo the etching. Diamondite Glasswork Restorer can. This cleansing polish removes water spots, very fine scratches and etchings, and improves the clarity of automotive glass. Like a fine jeweler’s rouge immersed in a lubricating lotion, Glasswork Restorer gently polishes out fine imperfections in the glass to restore its factory-new clarity. This light polish will not scratch or distort glass.

Glasswork Shield
Protect your glass now and in the future with Diamondite Glasswork Shield. This polymer glass sealant is designed specifically to fill the microscopic ridges and valleys of glass. This perfectly clear coating repels dirt and moisture to maintain optimal visibility. Oily deposits would normally cause the windshield to become a hazy mess in the rain, but Glasswork Shield repels both oil and water to keep the windshield clear when it matters most. The slick coating also stops the chattering of windshield wiper blades and resists the bonding of bugs and bird droppings to the glass to make future cleaning easier. Glasswork Shield is a water-based polymer sealant that dries clear and streak-free when applied to clean glass.

Before you begin…
Clean the glass with Diamondite Perfect Vision Glass Cleaner and a soft microfiber towel. Pre-cleaning will prevent the Glasswork Cleansing Clay from becoming overly soiled.

Step 1 – Glasswork Cleansing Clay & Clay Lubricant
Mist the glass generously with Diamondite Glasswork Clay Lubricant. If doing a windshield, work in quarter sections. You may wish to cut the clay bar in half and reserve the other half in case you drop the clay you’re working with. Spread the clay flat over your fingers to give yourself an adequate work surface. Glide the clay back and forth over the wet glass. You will feel the clay grab. This indicates that it has encountered contamination on the glass. Continue to rub the clay bar back and forth until it glides freely. Use a microfiber towel to wipe the glass dry. If any clay residue remains on the glass, mist it with Diamondite Glasswork Clay Lubricant and wipe the glass clean. Continue claying until you’ve cleaned all the glass.

If you performed the bag test again, you’d feel that the glass is slick and smooth with no bumps or grit.

Step 2 – Glasswork Restorer
Screw the drill adapter into the included backing plate and tighten with a wrench. Insert the adapter into your electric drill and tighten the chuck. Press the included 4 inch orange foam pad onto the backing plate. Dispense an X of Diamondite Glasswork Restorer across the pad. If you are using a drill or rotary polisher, set the maximum speed at 1800 RPM. Apply the polish on about a quarter of the windshield at a time. Work in an overlapping motion until cleaner starts to dry. There is no need to apply pressure to the machine. Use the included soft microfiber towel to remove residue.

If water spots are not completely removed, repeat this process.

Step 3 – Glasswork Shield
Mist the glass with Diamondite Glasswork Shield and use the folded microfiber towel to spread the sealant over the glass. Flip the towel to a dry side and buff the glass to a bright shine. Allow Glasswork Shield to cure for an hour and then apply another coat if desired.

The Diamondite Glasswork Kit for Hand Application treats the glass on 3-4 vehicles.

For regular cleaning, use Diamondite Perfect Vision Glass Cleaner in the aerosol or pump spray.

On the Autogeek Store
Diamondite® Glasswork System Kit for Machine Application (http://www.autogeek.net/diglkitforma.html)


06-01-2011, 10:47 AM
Thanks Mike! Given the choice between using a rotary or DA on glass, which would you recommend?

Mike Phillips
06-01-2011, 10:50 AM
Thanks Mike! Given the choice between using a rotary or DA on glass, which would you recommend?

Rotary works best. More power. That said, both will work for the task we we're showing and machine is always better, faster and more effective than hand.


06-01-2011, 12:27 PM
Is the adapter for the DA necessary? I have a couple 4 inch orange pads and backing plate for my PC, would it work if i just used that with the Diamondite polishes?

Mike Phillips
06-01-2011, 02:05 PM
Is the adapter for the DA necessary? I have a couple 4 inch orange pads and backing plate for my PC, would it work if i just used that with the Diamondite polishes?

Should work fine. Do note that this kit is for cleaning off contaminants, road film and gunk that are on the glass not removing scratches that are in the glass.

Do you have the 4" CCS Spot Repair Pads?


06-01-2011, 02:34 PM
4'' flat pads Mike.

Mike Phillips
06-01-2011, 02:54 PM
4'' flat pads Mike.

Those should work, use an aggressive pad on the 6 speed setting.


Mike Phillips
02-29-2012, 12:10 PM
This episode is on today at 4:30pm Eastern Time today on SPEED Channel.

Bryan is a lot of fun to work with and this how-to segment came out pretty good...