As I said in the previous thread, when Autobrite Direct released there brand new Extreme Glaze I instantly saw this as a rival to SRP and wanted to put the two together for a head to head. I am a little bias here as I am not a big fan of SRP, sure it does what it needs to do but I do not like the way it acts, for me it is far to watery and it can create a lot of dust if you use to much at once or leave it on the vehicle to long.
On to price they are both in the same sort of price range, SRP is £11.99 for 500ml from Halfords, Extreme Glaze is £11 for 500ml and can only but acquired from Autobrite, but if you spend £35 you get free delivery.
So on to the test
here are a couple of photos showing the the state of the swirls on this car
I set the test out like a grid so that the products could be tested side by side and also show the difference between hand and machine, top right is SRP by hand, top left extreme glaze by hand, bottom left extreme glaze by machine and bottom right SRP by machine.
So the first product was Extreme glaze by hand, the product was applied to the soft side of a tri foam hand applicator and worked over the area in straight lines. Pretty much the same way you work SRP, I only gave it one coat and was not expecting miracles. As you can see from the image below a majority of the swirls are filled, however the deeper ones are still very visible
Next up was SRP by hand again applied with the same applicator using the clean end. Applied using exactly the same method. The results are very much the same.
Both of these only had a single hit and as we know SRP works better and better with each layer you put on the car. I think if you had the time to apply 3 coats of either product then you would see some very good results.
So to take this a step further and apply the products via a DA in exactly the same way you would apply a glaze. I already knew that SRP applied by machine gives a much better finish than applying by hand, but as I said earlier it can be a bit of a nightmare.
So first up was extreme glaze, this product is a lot thicker than SRP and when used with machine it appears to look like a final finish polish when applied onto the panel and works with the same characteristics. 4 pea sized drops put on to the pad and the results after one hit were quite impressive. As you can see nearly all of the swirls have been filled.
Next up SRP via DA, applied the same way as the Extreme Glaze. The results again are quite good.
Both have filled nearly all the swirls, but I personally think Extreme glaze gives more depth and gloss than SRP maybe only by a small margain but when we are trying to get our cars looking their best small margains make a difference.
Here a few few more images after the tape is removed, first SRP by hand.
Next Extreme Glaze by hand.
Extreme Glaze Via Machine
SRP by machine
Over all I am rather impressed with AD Extreme glaze when worked via a DA, I like the fact it is a lot less watery than SRP which means there is very little chance of any sling when using it with a machine, it did not produce any dust at all and I personally feel it gives better depth and gloss than SRP, I think this would be my go to product instead of SRP if I was just giving a car a quick polish to enhance gloss instead of trying to correct the paint. However this is all my personal opinion. I finished up doing the whole bonnet, One side extreme glaze and the other in SRP and have left both without any LSP on top, as they are both designed as an AIO we will see how they get on against the elements.