Step 4: What is a Glaze and How To Apply Glaze – Nissan GT-R – Detailing and Car Wash Flowchart

Step 4: What is a Glaze and How To Apply Glaze – Nissan GT-R – Detailing and Car Wash Flowchart

What’s up guys welcome back to the
Detail Garage. As you can tell we’ve still got the Nissan
GT-R in the shop. We’ve been going over the whole flowchart
process starting off by washing it, we clayed it, polished it and now we are getting ready
to glaze it. Over here I have an awesome glaze, this is
White Light. It was designed specifically for white and
light colored cars and since this vehicle has a pearl with metallic flake it is really
going to make it pop. I’ve got my TORQ 10FX setup here with a Black Pad. The reason for that is because, you can apply
this by machine or by hand, the machine is definitely going to apply it faster with less
effort. Since it spreads it super thin it will make
it a lot easier to remove. For the smaller more intricate areas I’ll
use a Black Hex-Logic Hand Pad for the mirrors, pillars and smaller areas that a machine would
make a mess of. Lets get started. Same process with any kind of polish, compound,
glaze, sealant and wax is to shake it up first. Then apply five dime sized drops to the pad. Where ever you start be sure to blotch it
out. I’ll start with the hood and blotch it out. This way you can get even coverage and on
speed setting one or the lowest speed setting on your machine you’ll spread it out in an
even layer. So I’ve finished applying the White Light
by machine on the large areas of the vehicle but there are some smaller spots I want to
hit by hand. On this pillar you can do this with the machine
but it will get all over the place and this mirror this is something you don’t want to
put a lot of pressure on. The same order of operations we’ll apply a
few drops on the applicator pad. Then blotch it out over the surface. In the same way we did with the machine, just
go back and forth in straight lines applying an even coat with light pressure. We’ll let the whole thing sit for about fifteen
minutes and then we’ll come back and buff it off. So I’ve let the White Light for a little over
fifteen minutes and now we’re going to buff it off. I’ll be using these Black Happy Ending Edgeless
Towels. These are great for buffing off polishes,
glazes, waxes or sealants because they are super plush and also since they are edgeless
they won’t create any new scratches or swirls. So just put it on the paint and work back
and forth in straight lines. You want to avoid going in any circles because
like I said before if you pick up a rock, stick or contamination it will start to scratch
and if you go in circles it creates a swirl which is a lot easier to notice and a lot
harder to remove as opposed to a straight line scratch. The thin coat of White Light comes off easy
that is why the machine makes it a lot more productive and you are using less product. So this covers the glaze portion of our flowchart. Stay tuned for when we come back into the
Detail Garage and we’re going to seal this baby. If you like this car or this video be sure
to give it a thumbs up, I’m going to finish buffing this off we’ll see you guys next time.

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. Why not use blacklight on the front pillars, hood vents and spoiler?
    Could I also use blacklight on a dark grey metallic paint?

  2. The 5 dot method seems to use alot of product at once. Using that method how many cars do you guys estimate a full blacklight or any of the other 16oz glazes can cover ?

  3. Hey did you know that a swirl is a lot easier to see and a lot harder to remove as opposed to a straight line scratch

  4. Here is a good question, The blacklight and jetseal are a very think product and don't break down with water. I am assuming white light is very similar. Of course that is a good thing until you need to clean you pads afterwards, how do you clean this out of the pads? Compounds and polishes break down very well with the pad cleaner and water but these glazes and seals don't break down at all.

  5. This video never actually explains what a glaze is, what it does, or how it compares with and complements other steps in the flowchart. It tells you that it is the step after polishing, but not why you should apply a car glaze. It does tell you that this specific glaze is for white and light colors, and makes them pop. There is no further elaboration on whether the product corrects defects, masks defects, enhances gloss, or protects the finish.

  6. Why glaze before sealing?  If you have corrected the paint, don't you want to wipe off the excess oils and seal the paint first to allow the most efficient bonding of the sealant to the clear coat itself and then glaze?

  7. just wondering, can you use a wax/sealant and a glaze or do you HAVE to use glaze after polish and then wax?

  8. What if I have performed all 6 steps and now my car is a bit filthy from pollen etc… What steps are recommended?

  9. Hi. I want to apply all the steps to my car. But can do the polish, glaze and sealant steps using the hand applicator pad instead of the machine because I am not looking to buy the polishing machine at the moment. Please advise.

  10. So white light is good for flake, but what about for black paint with flake? He used white light on the door pillar.

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