liquid glass

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  1. huggytree

    huggytree Gold Member

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    Ive been hearing about liquid glass for years....i am a Zaino guy.......removing the layers of Zaino just to try liquid glass on my old 392 or my GT500 is too much effort.....but now i have a new car, so today was detail day

    washed it 2x with Dawn instead of buying the special liquid glass cleaner stuff
    taped off all the flat black stickers and some of the trim
    2 coats of liquid glass......its baking in the sun right now and will go back out tomorrow all afternoon

    i have to say i like it more than Zaino....seemed to come off easier....with Zaino i found i had to use detail spray to get it completely clean......i always found to get a truely nice job i had to completely wash the car again with Zaino.....with Liquid glass it appears to be show ready right now

    i used FW1 Wash/wax spray can on the wheels and the rear spoiler....its a wax you can safely use on the flat black parts of the car....seems to gloss/darken them up slightly...

    tire gloss, rain x, hosed and detailed the engine bay

    i put the car on my lift and hosed off the whole underside...made sure any road salt left over from delivery was gone...looks mint underneath......the Challenger appears to have nothing to rust under it...my gt500 has many barely coated bolts and suspension parts that showed rust immediately.....doesnt appear the HC will have that issue...

    one question i have is about the inside of the rims.....are any of you detailing it? i used a mitt and soaped the inside of the rim while it was up on the lift......but there is soooo much brake dust there it never seems to come clean......if i chose to detail the inside of the rims id probably have to throw out 5 microfiber cloths each time i did it.......its not worth $50 each time i wash my car for this.......i always did it with my IE, but it was glossy and seemed like most of the brake dust hosed off....with the flat black it seems to hold all that brake dust.......



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  2. Carnage

    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Very nice, what kind of blue tape specifically did you use? Brand and model
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Looks like he used painters tape. Perfect choice because painters tape is made specifically to peel off of surfaces easier and leave no residue.

    I am not real anal about cleaning the inside of the rims, personally, because until I get the ceramic brake pads, it is a losing battle.

    April
     
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    Looks like april is the spokeswoman for blue painters tape or should be. Lol
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice overview and details. Looks awesome.
     
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    april77 Naughty SheDevil Mod Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    LOL! .. .Lord knows I have used enough of the stuff in my life. I hate white walls, and get tired of the same color on the walls for more than 3-4 years, so I am usually painting something!

    April
     
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    basic painters tape....i did see 1 of the stickers pull up though when i pulled the tape...went right back down and i pushed on it hard to set it back down for good.......

    without the painters tape how would you do it? i assumed the wax would F up my stickers....Liquid glass didnt really bother the black plastic...i did tape some of it off because i didnt know how it would react.....

    im not sure how normal wax would work on the spoiler....since i heard it works badly on the rims i decided the finish is similar and should be protected from the liquid glass


    what kind of wax are you guys using???

    i typically have used the Zaino that is supposed to fill micro swirls...ive never seen it fill them though....i have seen no difference between that version and the normal version......i love the Zaino application pads

    even bought all new microfiber towels for the HC

    found a few paint flaws during waxing.....over all not bad....there's a red dot in the paint...size of a pencil tip......maybe some red paint splotched onto mine.....some Dirt(not much)....a blob on the corner of my door..paint is worse than my 2011 was, but still acceptable to me.....over all id say its the worst paint job of any car ive owned and bought new (maybe 9-10 of them)....acceptable yes, but with many very tiny flaws that only i can see....i have an eye for flaws...most people wouldnt notice any of them....the red dot i find interesting though...i may try to get a pic of it....i may have a small piece of someone elses car on mine

    i think the liquid glass brought out more of the sparkle
     
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    im hoping some of you will share your products and techniques too.......i got the FW1 wash/wax off a member here for the rims....product is perfect for the flat black rims

    what wax are you using?

    what are you using on your SC to make it sparkle? (i have used wd-40 on my GT500 SC because it isnt glossy and is flat and oxidizing...the wd-40 takes the white oxidation off and gives it a slight shine)

    not sure if the HC SC will have that same issue
     
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    Looks great. I've been using Zaino's for years but I'll have to give Liquid Glass a try.
     
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    Look into Sonax for the wheels and the Daytona brush. It will really help with cleaning the wheels. The brush is great for the barrels and getting through the spokes. I've used Sonax for years and works great.
     
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    Ptobably why you were able to buy it off the lot, it's a factory second car. You didn't pay full price did you?:D
     
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    if that was the case they are all factory 2nd cars

    before i smashed my front end my front/rear bumpers matched.....another 1 i saw in a dealer show room has worse matching bumpers than mine does with the repaint.....mine has perfect body panel fit and barely any dirt in the paint (not 20 pieces like some)

    mine was no factory 2nd...it was probably used as a show car to show off Dodges best work!
     

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    I picked up a can of the Liquid glass of flea bay last week for 19 bucks. Layed a coat down on Saturday afternoon in anticipation of the DAMM Meet Sunday. My car looked amazing. You can probably get 3 waxes easy out of a one can.
     
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    I've used blue tape for years now. Saves time in the long run vs. trying to carefully machine around badging, decals/vinyl, rubber seals, flat plastic bits.
     
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    Use Tidy Tail brushes (or similar) I get them through my local guy who sells them to me at wholesale prices but you can find them on Car Pro USA. You can reach the back side of the rims without a lift easily enough.

    Use Sonax or Sonax + for rim soap. Spray on let it soak watch it change colors. It's braking down Iron into a water soluble iron complex that makes most of the dust come off with high pressure rinse and maybe a few strokes using a Tidy Tail brush. (It does a great job on the discs too you'll see them looking like new again...)
     
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