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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Some more bead shots of the 4 best after a lot of rain today, taken at the end of the day. I tried to take these from the same close distance and angles for each picture. The distance is around 2 inches max from the closest point to the paint.


    But first, the full hood:

    Donít mind the ant.





    And trunk:






    Jet:





    Cosmic:





    Overcoat:




    Drexler on trunk:
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    SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Update 9/12/20 (3 weeks)
    These pics were taken in the morning after a rain consistent rain period:

    Hood:




    Jet



    Lustre:



    Cosmic:




    Overcoat


    Jet probably has the smallest beads. Standing up to Cosmic and Overcoat nicely so far.

    Lustre doesnít really belong in a beat beading/sheeting (water behavior) showdown.



    And then the roof with these on DP Coating, order reversed since pic is from the back (left to right is Overcoat, Cosmic, Lustre, Jet):

    None, nothing special to share here.






    Back Trunk:



    IGL:


    Drexler:


    DPC:


    Griots:



    Griots has the smallest beads and Iíll give it the lead here. IGL and Drexler close behind. All 3 of these sheet at similar speed right now.

    DPC Armor doesnít belong in the best water behavior contest.

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    SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Update 10/10/20 (7 weeks)
    These pics were taken today before a wash. General update to show longevity comparisons. I didnít take individual beading beauty shots, just pics of hose-induced sheeting, every few seconds after the hose is turned off.

    Hood:








    For the hood I then did the same pics after a wash with Reset... similar results but everything sheeted faster (hood was probably dirtiest part of the car):






    Sheeting Ranks:
    T-1) Overcoat
    T-1) Cosmic
    3) Jet
    4) Lustre (dead)

    Jet kept up with Overcoat and Cosmic for the first 6 weeks Iíd guess, but here it looks to be slowing down a step. It would still look impressive on itís own. I like it, no shame in losing a step on OC and Cosmic.

    Lustre is done, or at least 80% done if Iím guessing theoretically.


    And then the roof with these on DP Coating, order reversed since pic is from the back (left to right is Overcoat, Cosmic, Lustre, Jet):








    Sheeting Ranks (on DP Coating)
    1) Overcoat
    2) Jet
    3) Cosmic
    4) Lustre

    Everything on the roof sheets faster than on the bare paint on the hood. Makes sense since toppers seem to perform a bit better on coatings (even given DP Coating seems pretty unsubstantial).

    Jet looks nearly as good as Overcoat here (except Overcoat literally sheds water the moment the hose goes off. I put Cosmic slightly behind but it may be at a disadvantage due to location closer to middle of the roof.

    Lustre does not look dead on the roof, so itís either bonding to the coating better than paint, or it is dying and the coating underneath is taking over.




    Back Trunk:






    Sheeting Ranks
    T-1) IGL, Drexler, Griots
    4) Armor

    Water just flies off the trunk, it must not have been very dirty.

    I have the three tied, water canít hang on. DPC Armor isnít completely dead but Iím guessing 60-70% done. And wasnít the best water behavior to begin with.
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Great updates - thanks!
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    SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    I apologize, the first picture of the roof in post #18 as well as a few other update posts was meant to be the reference photo.

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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    You nailed it with this thread I saw it when you posted it but never read through it or somehow missed your updates.

    I think you had good head to heads for the products you chose. Drexel looked good too...a nice little surprise. If your searching for the next bead monster spray topper ....SiRamik SC-Mist is top level beading from what I have seen in forensic detail videos. I have not used it personally

    Sometimes when I use Meguiar HCW I could swear the beading is almost as good as some of these products then other times itís average.
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