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Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« on: June 28, 2008, 12:27:51 PM »

Unfortunately, in my opinion, yes it is.
I initially bought Crystal Glo based on some great reviews here. Then I found many people saying the Glare was noticeably superior in shine to Crystal Glo or anything else on the market.
Well, I switched to Glare, followed the directions to the letter. Looked nice, but nothing spectacular. So, to be fair, I have continued to apply thin coats and polish it over the next couple weeks.
Still not overly impressed.
Today, I got out my bottle of Crystal Glo and did one side of my tank to compare.
Wow! The Crystal Glo side definitely had a clarity and depth to the shine. I would say almost wet looking.
So thats it for me. Crystal Glo is my permanent choice for a premium polish.
I feel like I wasted a lot of money on Glare.
Hope this helps anyone considering the two products.
Cheers!
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008, 04:32:43 PM »

I've used Crytal Glo' and find it a superior product as well.
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 05:14:52 PM »

Never used it, or Glare.  This stuff?   http://www.crystal-glo.com/  Which product(s)?
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008, 05:54:39 PM »

Uh oh,  now you've started it....

Bet this goes to 40 pages....

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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 07:32:33 PM »

Uh oh,  now you've started it....

Bet this goes to 40 pages....

LOL

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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 10:43:12 PM »

Interesting..............however, I'm perfectly happy with Glare, and will stick with their products.  Thanks so much for the review, as it does provoke thought........and that is a good thing.   :2vrolijk_21:  God Bless America.
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 11:49:46 PM »

Hey now hold on a minute!  Just a minute ago I was a perfectly happy lemming polishing my bike with Glare because it had such rave and exclusive reviews as the must have product to wash and polish my scooters with... Now I hear that someone is breaking off from the pack and heading another direction!    Next you'll tell me that there is a better jack than a J&S... All stainless so it won't corrode when you wash your bike on it and comes with great locks that won't mar any floor type and american made bottle jacks and costs half as much...

Aaaaargh!

Perhaps independent testing of the various polishes would solve this.  Any Labratory testers out there?  Perhaps an independent counsel can look into this.  ;D
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 09:55:43 AM »

Thanks for the site link, Dave.

I have seen bikes polished with Glare & agree they look great.  But when I was ready to order the stuff, and saw the shelf (ok shelves) of waxes & polishes I already have that are half used, I did not pull that trigger.  Not all that happy with the Ice product from Turtle Wax now - not great after a rain - film/scum on paint.  So may give this a try.  Price point is a heckuva lot cheaper than Glare, so that is interesting, too.
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2008, 11:49:53 AM »

Never tried the Glare. Quite happy with Liquid Glass. Been using it for years. THE MUFFMAN
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 12:06:11 PM »

Liquid Glass is my next purchase. I want to see for myself.
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 12:11:26 PM »

Liquid Glass is my next purchase. I want to see for myself.

Let us know when you do the comparison. I am curious myself now. THE MUFFMAN
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 02:40:24 PM »

Just got the Liquid Glass and tried it out.
Very very nice.
Honestly, my bike is so shiny at this point its tough to make a clear decision.
But, the Liquid Glass really has shine and clarity. And the finish really does feel like glass. Slicker than snot!
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2008, 03:30:17 PM »

Update:
I just did the Fairing, and what a noticeable difference! The reflectivity is amazing. It truly does look like liquid glass.
Also tried it on some Chrome, and I can honestly say it is the best Chrome polish I've ever used.
I would still use Turtle Wax Chrome Polish for getting marks off the pipes, but as a final polish the Liquid Glass is spectacular.
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Re: Glare Polish - Snake Oil?
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2008, 03:47:02 PM »

I told ya so. I quit using everything else about 10 years ago. THE MUFFMAN
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