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Nice to see this morning after a very quick polish yesterday.

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Sonax BSD as a top coat. Not bad stuff.


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Nicely. Those chips on the paint should be easy to touch up.
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A bit of tomato sauce and they will vanish immediately.
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I'm not into the whole detailing or full on cleaning thing at all, but I do love seeing the water bead on the bonnet, and especially when it all rolls off as you get up to speed :D
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I class it as preventative maintenance. Stops bird crap 💩 etching into the paint.
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soft99 fusso coat

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Good stuff !! I have been a amateur detailer for 20 years and I'm one of those strange ones that loves stuff like this :lol: The amount of products on the market now compared to even 10 years ago that make keeping your car clean easier is insane. I have tried so many products... waxes, sealants, ceramic coatings and there's some fantastic stuff out there. Polish though, isn't really for beading, it's not a protectant and it won't protect from bird sh*t either. Water does bead better on a polished surface however. Barring stupidly expensive paint protection film.....waxes, sealants, ceramic/glass coatings are what gives you the best protection/water beading/hydrophobic properties....the most durable being a ceramic coating. One of the best products (as in ease of use and value for money) I have used for water beading is Gyeon Cancoat which is like a ceramic coating/quick detailer in one. I wouldn't recommend it this time of year unless you can apply it in a garage as it needs to be dry for a good 12 hours to set. Otherwise it's not much harder to apply than a standard quick detailer, you just need to prep each panel first with a good panel wipe to strip any other products off, waxes etc. This is a video of mine after it had been on 1 month, it lasted 5 to 6 month before I needed to reapply......

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racey1979 wrote: One of the best products (as in ease of use and value for money) I have used for water beading is Gyeon Cancoat which is like a ceramic coating/quick detailer in one. I wouldn't recommend it this time of year unless you can apply it in a garage as it needs to be dry for a good 12 hours to set. Otherwise it's not much harder to apply than a standard quick detailer, you just need to prep each panel first with a good panel wipe to strip any other products off, waxes etc. This is a video of mine after it had been on 1 month, it lasted 5 to 6 month before I needed to reapply......
I've just started using Gyeon, started with wet coat and I was very impressed. Might give some other of their products a try. Got it from Waxstock this year.

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racey1979 wrote: One of the best products (as in ease of use and value for money) I have used for water beading is Gyeon Cancoat which is like a ceramic coating/quick detailer in one. I wouldn't recommend it this time of year unless you can apply it in a garage as it needs to be dry for a good 12 hours to set. Otherwise it's not much harder to apply than a standard quick detailer, you just need to prep each panel first with a good panel wipe to strip any other products off, waxes etc. This is a video of mine after it had been on 1 month, it lasted 5 to 6 month before I needed to reapply......
I've just started using Gyeon, started with wet coat and I was very impressed. Might give some other of their products a try. Got it from Waxstock this year.

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My detailer has used Gyeon products on five of my cars. Very impressed :)
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Washing with Autoglym Shampoo Conditioner creates great beading. It also means a smeary windscreen though a wipe over with methylated spirit followed by CIf sorts that.

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