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    Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Ok so Iíve now gone through 32oz. of Beadmaker and have used it on 4 separate vehicles which I believe is enough of a sample size to be able to form a real opinion/short review on a product... Here it is.



    My initial thoughts where that Beadmaker could maybe replace Megs D156 Synthetic Spray Wax on my shelf as it should be able to do pretty much the same duties more or less... My 1st time using Beadmaker came on my brothers new Ford F150. I figured this would be the perfect test subject because itís new and itís black. After a bucket wash with Megs Hyper Wash I applied Beadmaker somewhat heavy and used a small Griots PFM to wipe it on/off.



    Hereís a picture of the front door after wiping in Beadmaker, back door without. [donít expect to see much from this pic]



    So my 1st impressions... This stuff smells good. Itís different. It sort of smells like cheap perfume but itís a new scent and my nose welcomed the change.To this point the scent remains as the #1 thing that comes to mind in regards to Beadmaker. However the scent isnít exactly mind blowing, donít get me wrong, because I did have to eventually rid my towel from the inside the house as like most products the scent can become overpowering.

    As far as slickness? Ehh yea I guess itís slick but nothing mind blowing like I was expecting. I mean after seeing the hype I was seriously expecting something way above and beyond and it just wasnít quite there.

    Hereís the truck after Beadmaker.



    Hereís the truck 4-5 hrs. later.

    Thatís not ďflakeĒ in the paint, thatís dust/pollen.



    Here I wiped a square section clean with my hand.



    Wiped a line clean with my finger.



    That was my 1st time using it and I wasnít ready to declare it as a dust magnet, but the paint was rather dusty after 4-5hrs. No biggie I guess.

    Hereís a few pics and info Iíve gathered from using it on my Cadillac. Now just to refresh: I used HD Speed as a standalone a couple of weeks ago and I showed pics of the beading, or lack there of after 7 days shown here.



    So from that point^ I applied Beadmaker for the 1st time, along with a 2nd time about 5 days later after a waterless wash with WG Uber, and 2 days ago when I went to rinse my car before a bucket wash this is what the water behavior looked like.



    Not bad at all. Not on the level of a dedicated layer of protection, but it was beading which is a welcome sight to see... certainly blew away HD Speeds 7 day results.



    Hereís the water behavior on the roof. Not quite as strong but itís there...

    Side note: Notice how the glass is beading, thatís because IME glass Always beads, same way wheels Always bead to some degree without ever having to do anything to it. The glass is actually beading stronger than the paint and my glass gets cleaned with Megs D120 everytime.





    Now hereís what the post wash rinse looked like. [Hyper Wash]
    Notice how much of the beading is diminished.



    Iíll have to do more tests, but on this occasion it was definitely diminished after a regular bucket wash... I used Beadmaker as a drying aid making it the 3rd application on my Cadillac.

    After shot.



    Hereís my thoughts so far:
    I honestly havenít seen even a slight difference in gloss after using the Beadmaker. I can pretty much bet I wouldnít be able to tell the difference between a just wiped section and a non wiped section on any paint.

    The scent is pretty good.

    The slickness is good, but donít expect anything never before seen...

    Will or can this replace D156 on my shelf? It has a chance.
    Pros: Price, itís not bad by any means.

    Cons: Iím not exactly sure it can duplicate what D156 does as a final product on exterior glass because thatís the 1st thing that comes to mind thatís hard to match in regards to D156. Plus my initial tests show that Beadmakers longevity isnít on par with D156.

    Beadmaker is cool, but for all the hype youíd think these people wouldíve tried other products out there and had been there done that.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Do you have an opinion about Meguiars hybrid ceramic wax or Mothers CMX? Have you tried either of these products?

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    That’s a great honest review. I have put it on my truck three times after each wash not the slickness I was expecting, even after waiting the 8 hours. I picked up a gallon thinking it would be better, I’m filling bottles to give to my family they can use it as a drying aid. It was just a bunch of hype, the beading was not great maybe just ok.

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster906 View Post
    Do you have an opinion about Meguiars hybrid ceramic wax or Mothers CMX? Have you tried either of these products?

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    I have tried Megs it’s better

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster906 View Post
    Do you have an opinion about Meguiars hybrid ceramic wax or Mothers CMX? Have you tried either of these products?

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    I havenít tried them yet. Based on the reviews Iím interested in checking out the Megs Hybrid Ceramic Wax, but if it was time to re up I might still choose a gallon of D156 over trying a 22oz. bottle of it simply because of my own necessity for the product. [I probably wouldnít use it on my own paint, but rather use it on customers vehicles which is why a gallon makes more sense for me]

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    I should revisit D156. I have yet try D156 on my Ram. The last product applied is Meguiars 3in1

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buster906 View Post
    I should revisit D156. I have yet try D156 on my Ram. The last product applied is Meguiars 3in1

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    IMO D156 feels more robust than Beadmaker. The longevity shows it too.

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Spring has sprung here in the Northwest. Keeping either vehicle clean is not easily achieved. I believe a half gallon of D156 remains. Better get back on the D156bandwagon

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Nice review! Looks like I can stick with Aquawax.

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    Re: Iíve tried Beadmaker...

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post

    Hereís my thoughts so far:
    I honestly havenít seen even a slight difference in gloss after using the Beadmaker. I can pretty much bet I wouldnít be able to tell the difference between a just wiped section and a non wiped section on any paint.

    The scent is pretty good.

    The slickness is good, but donít expect anything never before seen...

    ...

    Beadmaker is cool, but for all the hype youíd think these people wouldíve tried other products out there and had been there done that.

    Thanks for reading.
    Pretty much the impression I had after using it. Fun, easy to use and cost-effective but functionally a bit over-hyped.

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