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    New Sealant Time

    I`ve been a long time user of Collinite. Protection lasts easily through a Chicago winter. All that said, there is something with new bottles that seem to leave a residue behind. I do the heat the bottle, shake well, apply thin, all that stuff, but after the wipe down, it seems to leave a film. Might be time for something new...Here we go, lets hear your thoughts. All of them are going to look good, big criteria is lasting protection and ease of use (including removal from plastic trim).

    FK1000 - Accumulater swears by it. I think I prefer a liquid
    HD Poxy - love HD Speed, if this provides good protection and is as easy to use, could be a winner
    McKee`s latest poly wax stuff - I`ve had great luck with McKee`s line
    Stick with Collinite and let it haze/flash longer? Seems to work well over HD Speed. On my sister in law`s clean, but not polished, black van, what a pain.

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    Re: New Sealant Time

    You`ll want to look at Menzerna/Jescar Powerlock. It`s a liquid like you prefer, easy on, easy off and long lasting too. The super shine is a bonus.
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    Re: New Sealant Time

    FK1000p is a winner. Is paste really that big of a deal? I`ve seen it last a very very long time

    Poxy from what I`ve witnessed only lasts about 1-2 months

    cant speak for the others

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    Re: New Sealant Time

    Jescar PowerLock+ is amazing stuff. Goes on easy, comes of easier, looks incredible and lasts. Pretty much checks all of the boxes right there.
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    Re: New Sealant Time

    jatleson- I`ll be interested to hear what you go with and how it works for you. No need to say what *I* would suggest, huh? (but if you do try it, don`t get it on the trim.)

    I would NOT try letting the Collinite dry longer on trim, but on *paint* I did indeed let it set up/flash/etc. for a good long time. Wipe-On-Wipe-Off works OK, but letting it dry made it last a *little* bit longer for me.

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    Re: New Sealant Time

    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneB View Post
    FK1000p is a winner. Is paste really that big of a deal? I`ve seen it last a very very long time

    Poxy from what I`ve witnessed only lasts about 1-2 months

    cant speak for the others
    Paste is fine on a well prepped surface. FK1000P is terrible on somewhat neglected paint. Yeah, yeah, I know, but sometimes winter is coming and you want to slap a coat of something on. In that case 845IW is super forgiving of paint in need of polishing or claying.

    I`m with you on Poxy, very short durability for DD usage. Looks great though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Paste is fine on a well prepped surface. FK1000P is terrible on somewhat neglected paint...
    Huh, interesting! I would`ve thought vehicles like my Tahoe are in that "somewhat neglected" category, but I hardly *ever* do the normal pre-LSP prep (not even claying) before refreshing my FK1000P and it`s always been easy. Hmmm...maybe my paint is somehow not so neglected after all...perhaps because I redo the FK1000P before it`s obviously necessary.

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    Re: New Sealant Time

    Your Tahoe is probably spotless! I`m speaking about paint that is begging for a claying.

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    Dan- Guess it`s all relative Actually, I find that with the FK, the paint hardly ever needs clayed unless I get tar on it or somesuch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Dan- Guess it`s all relative Actually, I find that with the FK, the paint hardly ever needs clayed unless I get tar on it or somesuch.
    I agree in that respect, FK really keeps the contaminants sliding off.

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    Re: New Sealant Time

    Thanks all for the replies. Right now leaning towards Jescar or McKee`s. Menzerna/Jescar would be a new brand for me. Have had a good luck with McKee`s to date. Keep the suggestions coming...I`ve got some time before an order gets placed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jatleson View Post

    BTW - @JohnZ3MC - I`ve got your topless brother in the stable

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    New Sealant Time

    I assume by your post you mean Collinite #845? I too noticed the same thing; yes, if you wait longer to flash, you avoid most of the issue you mention.

    But I`ve switched to Collinite #476. Yes it`s a paste, but very easy to use, and the durability is 5 months and counting one one coat. Best of all, it has a deeper wetter look than the glossier #845.


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    Re: New Sealant Time

    Correct 845. I`ve got a bottle to finish, so a couple more applications before a decision will be made. BTW - I got a baby bottle warmer and it fits the Collinite bottle perfectly. Will try to be patient and let the product flash for some additional time.

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    Re: New Sealant Time

    Hey Jason, if you want to give PowerLock+ a test run, bring that M down to Wheaton and we can do a layer or two to see if you like it.
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