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    Re: Real World Ceramic Coating Test by Mike Phillips

    Hey Mike, try this infrared type from Amazon or can find similar at Harbor Freight if you dare leave the house.

    Etekcity Lasergrip

    Larger readout and handy to on testing panel temps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomkirby View Post
    Hey Mike, try this infrared type from Amazon or can find similar at Harbor Freight if you dare leave the house.

    Etekcity Lasergrip

    Larger readout and handy to on testing panel temps.
    Agree - I had one of those but it broke.

    I’ll order a new unit.


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    I am very interested in the results here because I have read so much on the WGPS which I have and the Sonax PNS which I am thinking on ordering. I have spent a number of hours between today and yesterday and was pretty sure this is the way to go until I ran across this topic. And to add to that is this from Mike: " last a long time the BLACKFIRE Pro Ceramic Paint Coating"

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    Re: Real World Ceramic Coating Test by Mike Phillips

    It's been 16 days of sitting in full sun and rain.

    The car is covered in pollen and air-borne dirt from the leaf blowers blowing all the lawn and hedge clippings, leaves and your basic road dirt all over it each week.

    I'll do the first wash on May 1st and take a few picture to show whatever there is to show.


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    On April 16th, I took these pictures to show the film of dirt that's been building up and baking onto the paint.


    Here's in my parking space at home, outside 24x7.





    Here's in the garage, same day I took the photo above. This is the frame-up shot.




    Getting closer....





    This is a close-up of the FILM of dirt that's building up.




    This is no longer LOOSE dirt, it's a film from the rain, dew and air-borne dirt from the leaf blowers that has settled, become wet and then dried over and over again.



    Just a few pictures to show the dirt building up in a real-world, parked outside 24x7 scenario.


    I'll probably do the first was at the 30 day mark, like May 1st or May 2nd. Probably May 2nd as this is a Saturday and I can wash it at home.


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    waiting for results. Thanks for the test.

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    Thanks for keeping us updated Mike!
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    The reason why is because the "wife's" car gets under cover parking.



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    It's been 30 days since I started this test. If you look at the time stamp for the first post on the first page,

    03-30-2020, 04:10 PM


    Today as I type, it's 04-30-2020 and about 4:10pm Eastern Time.


    About an hour ago it was raining outside and I took these pictures.


    Here's the entire hood, you can see the sections I taped-off on the passenger side.






    The driver's side is Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0




    To be honest, they all look like they're beading about the same after 30 days of being outside, 24x7.


    We can't wash cars here at Autogeek any longer so I'll wash this at my place this Saturday and take whatever I can for pictures.



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    Re: Real World Ceramic Coating Test by Mike Phillips

    And here's what's where from the first page,







    Top section = CarPro CQuartz Ceramic Paint Coating






    Middle section = Wolfgang Uber Si02 Spray Coating






    Bottom Section = Wolfgang Si02 Paint Sealant






    This lowest section is bare-naked paint. After chemically stripping I did nothing else to it.







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