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    CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    we`ll see if this works...

    parts of car were coated with CSL and topped with EXOv2 and v3 in certain areas
    first test is vertical



    flat panel now






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    CSL+EXOv2 vs CSL+EXOv3 (v2 topper on left- drivers side trunk lid)


    CSL+EXOv3 only


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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Awesome

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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Very nice. Looks like they both work very well side by side.
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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guz View Post
    Very nice. Looks like they both work very well side by side.
    yes. I`m having a hard time telling them apart...I still think the exov2 is a little tighter but I also think the exov3 is a little slicker so perhaps they even themselves out

    application wise- about the same,,, but v3 spreads a lot further than v2 (on top of csl) and v3 sits for longer on the paint (I guess that would be called flashing slower)
    application temp was 67 in garage and probably next to nothing humidity


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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Wow, amazing reviews and sharing on all the CSL and Exo stuff. You have been a fountain of info and pics and videos on those products. Thank you so much its been huge help for me deciding what to try this spring. I may do my truck my self and have my car done by some one with a lot of experience with those same products.
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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Quote Originally Posted by trashmanssd View Post
    Wow, amazing reviews and sharing on all the CSL and Exo stuff. You have been a fountain of info and pics and videos on those products. Thank you so much its been huge help for me deciding what to try this spring. I may do my truck my self and have my car done by some one with a lot of experience with those same products.
    no problem. just trying to help you all experience what I am here with these products

    wait for Cosmic v2 + Cosmic Spritz vs CSL Black (w/v3)


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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    I suppose this will be my official thread on updating about this combo

    so here`s a vid I accidentally took today thinking I was taking a picture (hit the vid button instead on the phone)



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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Wow, took a few seconds to even tell that was a reflection shot. that is almost a perfect mirror.
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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Quote Originally Posted by trashmanssd View Post
    Wow, took a few seconds to even tell that was a reflection shot. that is almost a perfect mirror.
    Yeah, I was kinda wondering what was so thrilling about a picture of the street until he panned away. Pretty cool. Do you guys do something to reduce the orange peel? Amazing.
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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    no problem. just trying to help you all experience what I am here with these products

    wait for Cosmic v2 + Cosmic Spritz vs CSL Black (w/v3)
    I read the post that you did for the cosmic v2 and the hellcat. Just wondering if you have washed it since? If so how would you compare the water behavior vs the csl exov3 combo

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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmike40nj View Post
    I read the post that you did for the cosmic v2 and the hellcat. Just wondering if you have washed it since? If so how would you compare the water behavior vs the csl exov3 combo
    i have cosmic v2 and csl+exo next to each other on my srt

    its not even close

    csl+exo by a landslide on beading but cosmic sheets a lot differently than the csl exo combo so its really a matter of what properties you`re looking for

    cosmic v2 looks better IMO than csl+exo


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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    4 month update

    washed car

    took a few bead shots from water left on vehicle after wash

    afterwards i flooded the panels and they essentially rinsed clean









    a couple observations of v2 vs v3 when on top of csl

    v3 is noticeably darker, it tints the car more than v2..think 35% tint vs 20% tint on car windows

    v3 has the 7h hardness compared to v2s 4h (i believe)...my splits show light marring on v2 topped areas but not v3 topped areas

    v2 beads better but the difference is only noticeable if youve played with them as long as I have...its a 3-5 degree contact angle but I tell the difference, guess I`m just crazy like that

    video of trunk, csl+exov2 left half...csl+exov3 right side



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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Cool vid
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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    No kidding...that is some unreal sheeting. Gonna have to try that.

    Have to say though that the self cleaning abilities of CSL alone leave me kinda unimpressed. The vehicle I used it on was good at staying clean with no attention for about 1.5 months (probably when the c2v3 I topped it with wore off) but after that it was among the poorest after a recent rainstorm than the other coatings I used. The Evo v3 looks like the real deal though...that is amazing sheeting.

    FWIW, topped the CSL vehicle hood with Overcoat...we`ll see if it comes back to life a bit and for how long.
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    Re: CSL + EXOv3 water behavior testing part1

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    No kidding...that is some unreal sheeting. Gonna have to try that.

    Have to say though that the self cleaning abilities of CSL alone leave me kinda unimpressed. The vehicle I used it on was good at staying clean with no attention for about 1.5 months (probably when the c2v3 I topped it with wore off) but after that it was among the poorest after a recent rainstorm than the other coatings I used. The Evo v3 looks like the real deal though...that is amazing sheeting.

    FWIW, topped the CSL vehicle hood with Overcoat...we`ll see if it comes back to life a bit and for how long.
    my Holy Sheet thread has me a little spoiled, but I did observe csl needing a decon wash on my daily driver (maintained the autopian way, mind you) after about 5 months....and, well I could get into a lot of details but all that info is in my other active thread comparing those, along with my speculations as to why it is doing what it is doing....but either way.....when you put EXO on top of CSL...holy SHEET..for real....

    and keep in mind I have this next to cosmic v2..which is no slouch, and I still think cosmic v2 looks better...but once the water hits the surface...the difference is laughable, seriously


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