Megs #80 Speed Glaze

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  1. paul9luap

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    I'm sure many of you are familiar with the product, but I thought I'd share a few pictures with all of you. My roommate's girlfriend has a 96 Accord Lx that is swirled to death. Since the weather was nice today, they decided that it was a good time to wash their cars. This is the result of after washing her car!

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    Being the nice roommate that I am, I offered to show her what I could do by simply polishing and waxing the hood. (She always comments how nice my accord is looking.) Since I am very low on my detailing products, especially my Sonus pads and Meguiars polishes, I only had #80 and a Sonus green (polishing) pad to tackle the problem. If I was doing her car for money, I would have defintely started off with DACP with a Sonus Orange pad.

    Process:
    -- They washed it with some wal-mart brand car soap.
    -- Meguiars Aggressive Detailing Clay w/ #34 as a lubricant.
    -- Meguiars #80 Speed Glaze with a Sonus Green Pad @ 5,000 rpm(x2).
    -- Meguiars #26 High Tech Yellow Wax applied with a foam pad

    Results:
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    Roommate is applying some touch up paint after I polished and waxed. You can defintely tell I only did the hood and not the fender. :mamoru:
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    All in all, the results aren't perfect, but I thought it was a good representation of what #80 is capable of.
     
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  2. justin30513

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    Not bad at all!

    #80 is a hot product....and you just endorsed it.

    Good work.

    Justin
     
  3. soss

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    Thanks for this, im thinking about picking up the 80 and 26 to use on my new white tacoma. People have said that it adds a great wet finish to it.
     
  4. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    That's a lot of swirls... Be sure to spray down a panel with 50/50 mix of iso alc and water to make sure the oils are not just filling and actually correcting.

    Touch up paint needs to be applied before polishing/waxing... you have to strip the area to be corrected, or you risk the paint not holding and basically coming out.
     
  5. paul9luap

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    According to Meguiars, they say that #80 and #26 are both "bodyshop safe," ie paintable. :dunno:
     
  6. n2_space

    n2_space Space > *.*

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    Body shop safe means you can use it on fresh paint... but you need to paint before you polish/etc. If you polish and wax a spot then try to fill in a chip, it won't hold for long.
     
  7. picus

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    80 is such a great product. I dislike that it can fill a bit, but in some cases that's helpful. It's nice that it breaks down so easily. You did a great job with it. Big thumbsup!
     
  8. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    #80 is my favorite Meguiars polish. Like Optimum, you can vary the pad to vary the cut and it finishes down very nicely. The trade secret oils do some light filling but on car with uncorrectable defects, that is a good thing.
     
  9. picus

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    Yep, totally agree. It's probably my favorite polish when I do "one steps", as in one polishing step to remove light swirls and leave the paint looking lsp ready.
     
  10. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    :werd:

    And I still need to order some Optimum to try. I've just been living out of my gallon jugs of Meg's 80-series for far too long. :o
     
  11. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    I'll still use #80 and DACP quite a bit, even though I also love Optimum and Menzerna, it just seems some paints respond better to different polishes.
     
  12. montout

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    I lost my OG STATUS!!! =( =( =(
    Is DACP less abrasive than #80 or are they about the same?
     
  13. Buck-O

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    Slightly more abrasive.

    DACP is more of a pure polish.
    Where #80 is a polish that also acts as a glaze.
    THink of #80 like...

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    At least to my way of thinking.

    As you can see on the meguires abrasion graph on the bottles. DACP is the more agressive of the two.
     
  14. justin30513

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    Buck-O.......You exactly right.
    I use #80 on just about every car I do. I think it should be in every detailer/hobbyist's arsenal. I do use #83 and #2 (fine-cut cleaner) some though.

    Anyone wanting to get the surface ready for any LSP should try #80. I'm using #34 Final Inspection to remove it now. Works and looks awesome!
     
  15. Buck-O

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    I too use #34 for removal. Especially on hot days. Helps control dusting, and if there is any caking that happens, it cuts right through it.
     
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    Ordering some #80 tomorrow to try it out.
     
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    thanks buck-o for the description.

    ok now i'm a little confused. You guys are using #34 to remove #80??? Is it that difficult to remove or are you just using #34 to remove any missed spots?

    thanks.
     
  20. picus

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    #80 sometimes cakes if you work it too long or it's a little hot outside. #34 just helps take that off, and keeps the product from dusting too much (it likes to dust too).
     
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    I like using #34 to pre-moisten my pad too. I also use it during polishing.

    Justin
     
  22. Scottwax

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    :dunno: I've never had a problem removing #80.

    Basic rule of thumb is if a product is hard to remove, odds are it is operator error, and not a product problem.
     
  23. montout

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    what kind of operator error? if you work it too long or in hot weather like picus said? Using too much product? If water is accidently mixed in from a drip, it makes it difficult to remove too right?
     
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    I've only had it cake when it's too hot. If it gets to that point I switch to Optimum Polish.
     
  25. n2_space

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    Using too much product, or using a product in the sun that isn't meant to be (like #80).
     

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