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    Sealant comparison

    I've been wanting to compare some sealants. I got a few additional ones from the samples thread. This is a combination of sealants and spray waxes. I don't expect the waxes to last as long, but wanted to see a relative comparison.

    The first car got some spray-on-wipe off waxes and sealants applied about 2 weeks ago. I'll try to get an update tomorrow to check the water action. Hood was compounded, polished, and wiped down with Gyeon Prep twice (Ultimate Polish and Ultimate Compound).




    2nd car was done today with several sealants. It was polished with UC and then wiped down twice with Gyeon Prep.


    This picture shows what I used. Essence and Essence+ shown in the bottom middle were not used.


    Some labels to make it easier to reference performance going forward:



    I know DG 105 is an AIO. I had more slots than products so used it just to see how it compares.

    Everything was applied per instructions with a single coat. These will all get at least 18 hours cure time out of the weather. I likely over-applied OptiSeal and Paint Guard Plus based on residual residue. I may reapply these in a couple of days. Also will apply another sealant to the empty spot in front if I get another one to try.

    Where I used DG 601 I put down a coat of it first and applied the sealant without removing it. I prefer to mix it 601 into the sealant rather than applying it first, but hard to do with quantities this small.

    Application experience for all of these was good. They're all easy to apply. Should be no surprise the FK was the hardest to remove, but not difficult at all. Collinite was next - also fairly easy. All the others are very easy to remove, Sonüs Ion being the easiest. Paint Guard Plus and OptiSeal don't require any removal.

    All products used on both hoods (17 total):

    Blackfire Polymer Spray
    Carpro Reload
    Collinite 845
    DG Aquawax
    DG 105
    DG 111
    DG Track Claw
    Finish Kare 1000*
    Mystery sealant (not sold on AG)
    Optimum Spray Wax
    Optimum Optiseal
    Polish Angel Cosmic Spritz
    Sonax Poylmer Net Shield
    Sonüs Acrylic Spritz
    Sonüs Ion
    Ultima Paint Guard Plus
    Wolfgang Deep Gloss Sealant

    Red - Spray-on-wipe-off or wipe-on-wipe-off
    Blue - Apply, wait, wipe off or buff off
    Black - Apply and walk away (no wipe off)

    *FK 1000 applies like a paste wax rather than a liquid. The application isn't any more difficult.

    Where is the cost info? I didn't any because it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. How much you pay per oz is not relevant. How much it costs to cover an average sized car is a better metric. I don't have that info. If possible I'll cover a couple of panels with each to try and get a sense of cost per panel.

    Be sure to read the other sealant comparison taking place concurrently.
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    Re: Sealant comparison

    really want to see how polish angel holds up, its been on my wish list for sometimes but its so expensive. what type of daily conditions will this car be in Rippy?

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    Re: Sealant comparison

    Keep in mind this is the spray only, not the coating. Cosmic coating did not have good durability for me. (I believe it's like Ion - coating in name only.) Car is a daily driver, outside most of the time, and will get almost constant rain for 6 months starting in a couple of weeks.
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    Re: Sealant comparison

    yes, its the same one that mandamarza has been using on IG and I think Ron on here has used it in the past as well if im thinking of the same product

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    Re: Sealant comparison

    Finish Kare 1000p / DG601 I always wondered how this would work. DG Track claw / DG601 wanted to try this also. Tell us more
    Thanks for the test

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    Re: Sealant comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by superdave592 View Post
    Finish Kare 1000p / DG601 I always wondered how this would work. DG Track claw / DG601 wanted to try this also. Tell us more
    Thanks for the test
    FK + 601 recommended by FUNX650 (aka Bob). Track Claw is another sealant from DG. Those guys have great products and terrible marketing. I tried it with some coatings earlier this year. It's been going for about 10 months. Will see how it compares this time. Applies like other non-spray sealants. Very slick after it's wiped off. I'll check them tonight when i get home for the finger slickness test (after washing, of course).
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    Thanks for the test. Looking forward to the updates.

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    Great Test!!!!

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    This is a great thread, Rippy.

    Thanks for doing this, man.
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    Re: Sealant comparison

    looking forward to the results

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