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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audios S6 View Post
    I would be interested to know what happens when you put a couple milliliters of the coating into a container and add a drop or two of white vinegar.

    Also, is it really water based? Like no smell of solvent at all?
    it`s got a funny smell, kind of like a solvent but not really. It`s been sitting open, even the dropper plug taken out, for over a week and the level is still the same. What is it that vinegar would react with??

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

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    it`s got a funny smell, kind of like a solvent but not really. It`s been sitting open, even the dropper plug taken out, for over a week and the level is still the same. What is it that vinegar would react with??
    Some reactions are acid or base catalyzed. So my thinking is that a small amount of vinegar would add both the acid to catalyze and additional water to hydrolyze the coating. That is, if it`s using the chemistry I have assumed.

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Audios S6 View Post
    Some reactions are acid or base catalyzed. So my thinking is that a small amount of vinegar would add both the acid to catalyze and additional water to hydrolyze the coating. That is, if it`s using the chemistry I have assumed.
    First I poured some in the cap, didn`t see anything. I let it sit for a little while and didn`t see anything. I poured a little on the concrete, put a couple drops of vinegar on it and it ran off. I`ll put some on some plastic of some sort tomorrow and try again. I`m sure dirt and concrete kind of takes away from the experiment lol

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    My package containing the $8 coating has arrived at ISC NYC. It`s looking questionable whether it will make it to me for this weekend.

    My thought "process":

    Wash > Clay (Speedy Towel) > Meg`s Ultimate Compound > Meg`s #205 > CarPro Eraser > coating

    I`ve never attempted to remove a coating before. Feeling a bit apprehensive about it.
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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom p. View Post
    My package containing the $8 coating has arrived at ISC NYC. It`s looking questionable whether it will make it to me for this weekend.

    My thought "process":

    Wash > Clay (Speedy Towel) > Meg`s Ultimate Compound > Meg`s #205 > CarPro Eraser > coating

    I`ve never attempted to remove a coating before. Feeling a bit apprehensive about it.
    Check with Dan on that one. He`s used that same coating. While most coatings are pretty close in the application process, flag time, and what exactly the coating does as it flashes can vary.
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    I`m prepped and ready to go. Just waiting on the post man now.



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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    I did IPA just to make sure the surface was squeaky clean but who knows what the right process is.

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    No joy. The package did not make it to my local PO this morning. I guess I can attack this Monday...supposed to be much warmer.

    I`m pleased with the process: Meg`s Ultimate Compound > M205

    Surface looks great, flawlessly clean and bright. Been along time since this car has seen any serious TLC.
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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Here`s what I got today:



    No instructions, no applicator. Just the showy box and a generous bottle of coating.
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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Wow, you didn`t even get the cheapo MF towel that I received.

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    No towels. I thought the little applicator would be included. Can`t ever have too many of those.

    Dan, did you find it slow to cure? I let it sit for 5 - 7 minutes and it still seemed very "wet". Took some time and effort to wipe everything down. I don`t like doing that - - I always feel like I`m wiping everything off

    It boosted the gloss a bit, nothing dramatic. Hope to get a better look tomorrow in natural light.

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Yes, mine was slow to cure as well, it was slimy/oily for a long time. Then when it did dry the surface felt very weird.

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    I wiped down for an extended period last night to get it to a point where I thought it should be. I dare say it looks quite good this morning apart from numerous bugs that landed in it over night.

    I`m pleased with the overall appearance - - now we`ll have to wait and see what longevity is like.

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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Dan, are you feeling any love for this product?

    I`m pleased with what I see so far. Appearance is good, gloss is good/uniform. Don`t see any evidence of high spots. I washed another car today and sprayed a little water on the hood of this car to inspect beading and it`s pretty darn good !
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    Re: How bad can an $8 coating be?

    Quote Originally Posted by tom p. View Post
    Dan, are you feeling any love for this product?

    I`m pleased with what I see so far. Appearance is good, gloss is good/uniform. Don`t see any evidence of high spots. I washed another car today and sprayed a little water on the hood of this car to inspect beading and it`s pretty darn good !
    It`s good but McKee`s 37 is ridiculous good. That`s my issue, lol. Long term results are going to be the deciding factor.
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