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    Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Bit of an update. Gave some of the new Overcoat V2.1 a try. Slickness and ease of dry application are much improved. Seems to have a bit more initial gloss and sharpness while still not being overly shallow and reflective...still a warmer but now somewhat amped up glow.

    Applied dry I sometimes ended up with some streaking previously but new version is more mindless in application, along the lines of PA Cosmic Spritz.

    Used Eagle Edgeless 350 medium nap towel(s), a spritz or 2 on one to apply to panel, 2nd to give a bit of a final buff. Easy on, easy off..very little product used.

    Fortunately it`s gonna rain for the next 3 days so I`ll be able to see if it maintains or improves on the original version as far as self cleaning and water behavior goes.

    The improved attributes are very nice but if self-cleaning and entertaining water behavior are decreased, gonna have to start hoarding the original. Time will tell...

    A note about perceived improved appearance. It`s always hard to say, really, and in this case I`m basing it off of what I saw today immediately before/after application.

    Car itself has had a hard year, including the 6 or so months since I gave it a seriously good wash last Spring.

    Hoping to get as clean of a slate as I could after using PA Cosmic Spritz all summer, car was prepped by:

    1. Run through touchless wash (I know, lazy guy move but maybe high pH of commercial soap helped strip some stuff off)

    2. Hose car down with Gyeon Iron, let dwell a bit.

    3. Rinse w pressure washer, flood rinse with hose

    4. Gyeon Foam at 1:5, pressure rinse, flood rinse.

    5. Bucket wash with Gyeon Bathe, flood rinse, dry with PFM

    6. Hose down car with Gyeon Tar, work in a bit with Gyeon Silk Mitt. Pressure rinse, flood rinse.

    7. Gyeon Foam at 1:5, pressure rinse, flood rinse.

    8. Bucket wash with Gyeon Bathe, flood rinse, dry with PFM.

    9. Apply Overcoat to dry surface, something that was always a challenge for me (streaking on black cars)

    Nothing exceeds like excess, I guess. Was probably just wasting time, money and product...oh well.

    Hopefully it maintains the great attributes of the original with the added improvements.
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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Thanks for the info. I didn’t see it at Esoteric. Did you buy direct?

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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Always professionally done Budget, nicely done
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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Quote Originally Posted by fly07sti View Post
    Thanks for the info. I didnít see it at Esoteric. Did you buy direct?
    Ordered from across the pond, UK vendor.

    Dunno if Esoteric got; see Zipang back in stock, maybe new Overcoat came with it.

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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Saw a spot or 2 with a bit of haze on it a few hours later, easily removed. Too much, too little, not completely buffed off...dunno but it came off fine and easier to deal with than streaking. FWIW.

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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Thanks Budget. How does the price compare to V 1?

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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Quote Originally Posted by glfnaz View Post
    Thanks Budget. How does the price compare to V 1?
    Seems to be the same but since I ordered from UK, not apples to apples. UK vendor pricing is generally a touch higher.

    100ml is $50 when previously ordered from Esoteric.
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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Great information, as always! Thanks for being so helpful - youíre a hell of an enabler!

    Question - how can you tell itís 2.1 via just the bottle? I just bought my second Overcoat last week from Esoteric, and the bottle is absolutely different.

    New bottle is on left with tape on it - Silver top instead of black, flashy label.



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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Drblatz View Post
    Question - how can you tell itís 2.1 via just the bottle?
    Budget had posted a photo over in the unboxing thread. The label does indicate version 2.1...
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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerRivFan View Post
    Budget had posted a photo over in the unboxing thread. The label does indicate version 2.1...
    2.1 on label
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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Thanks... Guess itís just packaging change.

    Love this stuff


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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    I wonder if we could get a group buy on Overcoat? I saw that Zipang was back in stock. I couldn’t pull the trigger, yet. It will be out of stock when I decide to buy. Lol
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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    All, if any of you live in Australia you can get Overcoat 2.1 from https://detailcentral.com.au/kamikaze-over-coat-v2-1/
    Taking into consideration exchange rate, it would be about 50 USD plus shipping.

    Cheers

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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Quote Originally Posted by PoweredByJenga View Post
    All, if any of you live in Australia you can get Overcoat 2.1 from https://detailcentral.com.au/kamikaze-over-coat-v2-1/
    Taking into consideration exchange rate, it would be about 50 USD plus shipping.

    Cheers

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    Tried to order there as well just for giggles, website say they wouldn`t ship to US when I tried to check out. #foiledagain

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    Re: Kamikaze Overcoat V2.1

    Got a chance to run around in light rain/misty conditions yesterday.

    Seems that water clears a bit quicker when underway than previous version.

    Noticed a couple of small beads of vivid green bug guts moving up and off the hood after striking some kinda bugs on highway yesterday...that was a new one for me.

    In light rain this morning, vertical stripes of water/falling water on sides of car are an interesting look.

    The gloss/slickness seemed to peak a bit earlier than the 24 or so hours it took previous version to `firm up`; didn`t notice much change with V2 after initial 12-14hrs.

    Gloss and slickness definately improved over previous version. The word `thicker` keeps popping into my head when pondering the difference in appearance with regards to gloss between this and original. It seems to be a more `hi def` gloss as well, reflections *seem* a bit more defined.

    As far as the spots where I noticed a haze a few hours after application, wiping it off with dry microfiber removed it...and about an hour later it was back. Went over those areas with a bit more V2.1, buffed off and haze returned in an hour or so. Went over those spots with a damp microfiber a few hours later and haze removed for good.

    Dunno...will watch this going forward when I use on other 2 cars, maybe this weekend. Minor inconvenience but would like to know why/how that happened.

    Misty kinda rain this morning:
    https://youtu.be/JfvsNuOqlTA
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