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    SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Iím on the cusp of finishing a correction on my Acura TSX.

    For the horizontal panels I wanted to test my new Nv spray sealants Nova Jet and Nova Lustre against two heavy hitting favorites, Cosmic Spritz and Kamikaze Overcoat.


    Prep:
    The horizontal panels have been stripped with Kleen-Strip Prep-All, then coated with Pinnacle fine grade, polished with Megs Ultimate Polish, prepped with Prep-All again and then DP Coating Prep Polish.

    Then the front 1/3 of the hood had Essence Extreme applied. The hood will test these 4 products on bare paint and Essence Extreme. The middle 1.5Ē tape strip and each side of the hood to the right of the indentations will serve as control areas (front 1/3 Essence; back 2/3 bare paint). So each product will be adjacent to a control area.




    Observations during application:
    1) Application
    Overcoat - applies extremely thin, almost invisible, barely needs extra buff after initial wipe
    Cosmic - super thick, quick flash, easy if immediate wipe off
    Lustre - spreads far with slower flash time, applies super slick
    Jet -kind of slick, wipes easily, pretty normal (run of the mill) in all aspects of application.

    The Nv products come out much thicker, so it seems like more is used. These have slower flash times and didnít seem like immediate wipe off was required. Jet spread slickly. Lustre spread with more resistance. But see slickness below.

    2) Slickness
    Cosmic, Jet and Overcoat - Pretty slick
    Lustre - Extremely slick

    The roof then had DP Coating applied (very slick). Here, the four products will be tested on top of the coating, with 1.5Ē tape strips serving as the control (DP Coating) areas between each product.






    BONUS:
    I also DP coated the trunk and applied my leader from another spray test (IGL Premier) versus 3 sprays Iíve not used yet: Drexler Top Coat Care, Griots 3-in-1, DPC Armor.

    Observations during application:
    1) Application:
    IGL - spreads well, no streaks, not super slick
    Drexler - almost invisible, no streaks, not slick
    DPC - thick, strong bubble gum odor, buffs away easily
    Griots- spreads well, no streaks

    2) Slickness:
    IGL - Fairly slick
    Drexler - Not slick
    DPC - Most slick
    Griots - Very slick

    I will update application thoughts during second coat applications tonight. My wife promised she will take real time notes for me, which solves my biggest problem during applications (lack of scribe).


    As is typical, Iíll be monitoring these over time with water tests and any other obvious observations.

    Thanks for reading.
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    @William_Wallace, @BudgetPlan1, @The Guz, @coatings=crack, anyone else with any requests (red text) before I move forward tonight?

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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Quote Originally Posted by acuRAS82 View Post
    @William_Wallace, @BudgetPlan1, @The Guz, @coatings=crack, anyone else with any requests (red text) before I move forward tonight?
    Believe it or not, I got nuthin`

    Can`t think of anything in particular
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    I canít think of anything else.
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    All good homeslice thanks for testing
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Youíve covered most of what i could think of. Interested in rhe nova products. Thanks for testing. Iím betting that griots will surprise you.


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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    the Griot’s I’ve been trying to resist buying it but for 20 seems like a great deal. Love the testing.

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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    I loves me some PA but for $20 its close. Very underrated product


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    SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    After the second coat of each product, I expanded on my application and slickness thoughts in the OP (where applicable).

    They all look great. I always find it hard to compare small areas of products to each other. But particularly in my garage itís not worth it.

    But if I had to pick the one product that I kept staring at, mesmerized... it would be Overcoat. Itís sharp, high-resolution features really stand out even under my garage lighting. Itís also noticeable that Cosmic does not have the same sharpness which is pretty consistent with the notion that Cosmic appears almost like a wax with itís warm, softer look.
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Kinda my thoughts too ond Cosmic vs Overcoat on uncoated black paint. I felt OC kinda had that sharp gloss of a coating and Cosmic like a luxe carnauba.

    I rhink i got the notion from budget and he says its probably in my mind but cosmic over OC


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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Too early in my mind since OC is still new to me but I really like the application nd obviously the look caught my eye. I love me my High Gloss (including HG on Cosmic Spritz) and OC gives me some reminders of HG... that vivid, high definition look.

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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Great test will be following this with interest

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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    First water behavior shots, after on and off rain of varying intensities yesterday. These pics were like 30 mins after one of the rains:

    Hood:




    Passenger side control:




    Jet




    Lustre:



    Cosmic:




    Overcoat


    Drivers side control:



    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):





    Back Trunk:




    IGL:


    Drexler:


    DPC:


    Griots:



    Iím disappointed with the consistency of distance/angle in which my pics are taken. Next time will be better. Iíll give more detailed thoughts later but here is quick initial thoughts:


    Jet is on par head to head with Cosmic and OC. Cosmic sheeted the rain away best (dryest panel). Jetís beads have a very light look to them, not much shadow around the base, almost transparent. Interesting.

    Drexler may also be on par with the big three on the hood, harder to tell not being right next to them on similar panels but looks great, itís the best on the trunk. IGL is second best beads on trunk. Griots 3rd. DPC isnít a great beader although super slick.


    Oh, and the car looks pretty nice prior to the rain:


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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Jet looks interesting.
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    Re: SiO2 Ceramic Spray Sealant test on Acura TSX

    Quote Originally Posted by BudgetPlan1 View Post
    Jet looks interesting.
    Yes, I gave thoughts about the hood, but on the roof where these are on top of DP Coating, Jet sheeted the best. Either way, itís a great water performer in the very, very early going.
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