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.