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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    They all seem to be pretty much the same at this point. To pick a winner will be a tough call.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    Looks like there is some protection left, but I`m with you about applying something new at this point. I have to say I am surprised at the weak results from all three. This would be another product category where it would be best to buy the cheapest per ounce. Again, thank you for doing this test!
    Agreed. That`s one reason I like the concentrate on this type of product. I am believing the RTU is anywhere from probably 4-7:1

    These all could be from the same maker in Korea with a different tint and fragrance to them




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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Quote Originally Posted by MattPersman View Post
    Agreed. That`s one reason I like the concentrate on this type of product. I am believing the RTU is anywhere from probably 4-7:1

    These all could be from the same maker in Korea with a different tint and fragrance to them




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    I have to believe that this is the case for this type of product as well as the various coatings. They are probably made by one or two chemical companies with slightly different formulas. I can`t imagine that the market is large enough to warrant numerous companies performing the R&D and manufacturing required for individual products.
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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Quote Originally Posted by MattPersman View Post
    Agreed. That`s one reason I like the concentrate on this type of product. I am believing the RTU is anywhere from probably 4-7:1

    These all could be from the same maker in Korea with a different tint and fragrance to them




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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    There may only be so many ways to make a product like this work. Probably just adding color and smell to differentiate between companies. They still are very good products that add a nice shine and protection with minimal (no) work. Next someone needs to do a longetivity test on wheels. I figured I was getting around a month of protection on wheels, but after this test I may need to look at exactly how much protection my wheels are getting.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    I like them. I dry my cars using a Master Blaster blower and have noticed that immediately after applying HydrO2, water just vanishes.


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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Quote Originally Posted by rlmccarty2000 View Post
    There may only be so many ways to make a product like this work. Probably just adding color and smell to differentiate between companies. They still are very good products that add a nice shine and protection with minimal (no) work. Next someone needs to do a longetivity test on wheels. I figured I was getting around a month of protection on wheels, but after this test I may need to look at exactly how much protection my wheels are getting.
    I would bet even less time. I suspect that the heat, the grime, the brake dust and oils all deteriorate the silica coating even faster.

    Still, I think the best use of silica sprays may be on wheels given the difficulty in applying LSP to them.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Today.

    Cleaned the hood with N914. Light misting of distilled water.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    From what Ive gathered, sio2 sprays like to stick to sio2 products. Stand alone without a sio2 primer at least, they are degraded easily, relatively.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Those last pictures showed some decent beading.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

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    Those last pictures showed some decent beading.
    I agree. It`s possible after the trip back from Little Rock that I had not fully wiped away the grime on the hood; maybe that was affecting the beading.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    That is more like the beading I was getting after 8 weeks. I always washed Hydro2 with Reset. I wonder if that helps? I normally had to refresh Hydro2 after 12 weeks. I never tried to "revive" Hydro2 after 12 weeks. I just assumed it was gone and it was time.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Reset might help HydrO2; I don`t know. I don`t have it, but I`d be willing to try it.

    My rationale for using things like N914 and Rupes m101 would be that they leave nothing behind. Perhaps the silica sprays need a good maintenance product that layers.

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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Reset is also supposed to leave nothing behind, but maybe the foaming action gets into the "pores" of the coating. I really don`t know. We could go with "synergy" as in CarPro products work better with CarPro products. I`m sure every manufacturer would like us to only use their products. In some cases I am learning to listen to manufacturers, especially on coatings.
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    Re: Silica spray showdown: McKee`s v. Gyeon v. CarPro

    Routine week. Entire car washed with DP Xtreme Foam and then hood wiped down with N914 in the waterless dilution.

    Sheeting is non-existent across the board. Still getting "beads."

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