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    Product recommendation needed

    Hey guys.. been a while since I posted here. Been out of the game for a bit.

    Im looking for recommendations on a sealant to use on a couple of new cars we bought. Seems like ceramic coating is all the rage these days. What is the best sealant in terms of longevity and ease of application? Not super worried about the cost, just want to get something that will last for a while between applications.

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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    JayC- If you don`t go with a coating, I`d use FK1000P (which I use instead of a coating).
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Thanks!! I really want something that can do trim, etc in one go. That stuff looks interesting. Seems comparable to the Collinite stuff which I’ve used a good bit.


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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    JayC- FWIW, I used Collinite (845 and 476S) before switching to the FK, still have a *lot* it around here but only use that on a few limited areas on one car.

    Unfortunately, the FK1000P is not really trim-friendly. I`ve done it, and had it turn out OK, but it`s *SO* easy for it to go sideways and turn into a huge PIA that I don`t recommend that. Hard to beat Collinite`s 845 Insulator Wax for a "goes over everything, no problem" LSP.

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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Anyone else?


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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Another good one is Sonax Polymer Net Shield. Pair it with their Brilliant Shine Detailer for a nice 1-2 combo. Don`t expect slickness with both of these products.
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Another good one is Sonax Polymer Net Shield...[+]... Brilliant Shine Detailer.... Don`t expect slickness with both of these products.
    How`s the dirt-shedding of that combo? Asking as I generally find that to go hand-in-hand with slickness but I don`t want to make assumptions.

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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    I have not used anything but coatings for years. If you are apposed to Coatings and cost isn’t the main driver i would look up permanon platinum.

    It’s fast, Easy, looks good, can be used on paint, wheel, trim and glass. Lasts several weeks like a good sealant. I still have it in my arsenal when I do a car where is a free bee for a neighbor, friend or family.

    Pretty much how I burn off my “used to be my favorite” detailing products. Still have some p21s 100%. It’s a classic by now.

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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    +1 for FK1000P. Stuff lasts a very long time. I wouldnt consider it trim friendly tho.

    If you want trim friendly id look into just about anything that is a silica based sealant. Carpro Reload, Gyeon Cure, Blackfire Si02 spray sealant just to name a few. These should get you a couple months of protection. Shouldn`t hurt your trim. It wont make the trim much darker or change its appearance so much, but it does protect it.

    If you want stupid easy application, the spray and rinse Si02 sealants like Carpro Hydro2, Gyeon Wet Coat, Blackfire Hydroseal, McKees 37 Hydro Blue are very easy to use and basically allows you to apply your sealant as you rinse the car. These by design of the application process will coat EVERY part of the outside of your car, trim and all. Durability should be in the 2-3 month range. Its so easy to apply when washing your car that you can reapply almost anytime you wash with minimal effort
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    I`m thinking about trying Cancoat this winter. I`m not sure if it`s what you`re looking for but worth reading about.
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    How`s the dirt-shedding of that combo? Asking as I generally find that to go hand-in-hand with slickness but I don`t want to make assumptions.
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    I Detailed the Boss`s Jet Black Bimmer 5 Series once; a vehicle that had NEVER been touched (except by the Brown Bear Car Wash Bear-Claw-Brushes), with all Sonax products including Sonax Polymer Net Shield.

    It came out fabulous of course; then he parked it out front of the Shop for 1 year..

    It got rained on, snowed on, there in the Pacific Northwest, and it ALWAYS looked like it had just been washed and dried..

    Yes, this product is not known for "slippy" but it absolutely keeps the finish clean..
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

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    Blackfire Sio2 spray sealant is a great easy to use product. Trim friendly also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Another good one is Sonax Polymer Net Shield. Pair it with their Brilliant Shine Detailer for a nice 1-2 combo. Don`t expect slickness with both of these products.
    This!
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    How`s the dirt-shedding of that combo? Asking as I generally find that to go hand-in-hand with slickness but I don`t want to make assumptions.
    Coating like is a good way to describe it.
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    Re: Product recommendation needed

    Stokdgs & The Guz- Huh, interesting! Thanks for filling me in, sounds great.

 

 
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