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    Question Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    I've been wondering lately if anyone has abandoned sealants or even coatings in favor of drying aids in the form of spray sealants or spray coatings? With the recent steps in spray-on products like CarPro Reload, Polish Angel Cosmic Spritz, or even CMX is there a point in applying sealants by machine, letting them cure, and removing them (or full-on coatings which can be finicky to apply). I wash my car on avg. every 1.5 weeks so its not like it would ever go more than a few weeks without proper attention and a refresh of ___ product. Has anyone abandoned formal sealants/coatings and have luck maintaining a truly glossy finish with one of these newer spray products?


    Currently I use Pinnacle Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0 twice a year with Meguiar's D156 applied after each wash as a drying aid. I've been thinking of switching to a coating but the more I think about it the more the question persists: Could I not apply a LSP and simply replace the D156 with a high-performance spray product?

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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    Just to chime in....


    I don't know of anyone that has abandoned traditional LSPs for spray on sealants, coatings or drying aids that also seal the paint. I think a person could though.


    I also think nothing beats the look of a freshly polished car, be it polishing with a dedicated polish and then applying some form of LSP or even using a one-step AIO.


    The mechanical action of good quality abrasive technology just cannot be beat when it comes to making the paint on a car look perfect again.


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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    IMO:
    •A person doesn’t automatically, or totally,
    abandon LSPs by going to large-scale usage
    of Spray(on) Sealants/Coatings.
    -There are such Spray(on) products that are
    advertised as being proficient LSPs.


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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    Not saying my car couldn't benefit from a polish or a AIO but I've maintained it with two bucket washes (and recently introduced a MTM Hydro foam cannon), sealant, a drying aid since new. It has very few swirls and not much marring so I haven't felt the need to polish yet. Until I reach the point when a polish is needed, hypothetically, what high-performance spray product would be proficient for a person to use in this manner?

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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    What year make and model is the vehicle?

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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    2017 BMW 340i

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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    Quote Originally Posted by gofast182 View Post
    Until I reach the point when a polish is needed,
    hypothetically, what high-performance spray
    product would be proficient for a person to use
    in this manner?
    First two spray products
    that came to mind:
    •Optimum Opti-Seal
    •Optimum Car Wax


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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    Blackfire SiO2 Spray Sealant. Mothers CMX. Duragloss Aquawax. I think Wolfgang and Pinnacle also have SiO2 Spray sealants. There's a bunch of products that would accomplish what you're after.

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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    Rupes 808
    Optimum Opti-Seal / Car Wax
    Duragloss Aquawax

    I use those a lot, but haven't abandoned traditional waxes and sealants.

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    Re: Abandon LSPs for Spray Sealant/Coating?

    I use SHinexsupply clutch as a sealant and is great. Says can be used as drying aid have not tried. If don’t mind spending some dough. Watch some videos on kami overcoat and PA cosmic spritz. Both Work amazing, protect upto 6 months and in videos seemed to work amazingly as drying aids


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