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Old 6th May 2021, 19:54   #16
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*****UPDATE******
To spice things up I will be doing some experimentation.
The purpose would be to test if the wax as a standalone product lasts longer OR with a topper above it OR with an additional layer of Turtle Wax.
By now the 1st layer has cured and since the vehicle has not been taken out the paint is still clean from any dirt/ grime.

Door 1(Driver side ie Front Right)->No Topping
Door2(Rear Right)->Top it with BSD
Door3(Passenger side ie Front Left)->Additional layer of Wax(Turtle Wax)
Door4(Rear Left)->No Topping

Now I will test it in real-world conditions and see which combination or standalone product lasts longer.
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Couldn't resist trying new wax this weekend. Spent all day cleaning and waxing my truck.

Stuck in apartment due to lockdown, so do not have access to hose or power point. Had to do basic bucket wash and all manual labor. It was a good workout!

Note: The vehicle has never been polished. Since it gets driven in all kinds of terrains, never bothered to do paint correction. It has lots of swirls, scratches from farm & forest driving and "paint friendly" bird droppings.
You might notice paint defects in pics.

Followed below steps:
1. First round of wash and rinse.
2. Claying with ONR as lub.
3. Second round of wash and rinse.
4. Applied TurtleWax Hybrid Solutions Ceramic Graphene Paste Wax.


After Wash and Claying:
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Forgot to take pics while applying wax, got only two.
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After applying TurtleWax:
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Water sheeting after one coat of wax:



Verdict:
1. I did not notice major difference in before and after.
2. Surface wasnt smooth (feather like finish) as Collinite.

Not sure of the longevity.


Thinking of applying second coat tomorrow. Not sure if it would make any difference.

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Old 8th May 2021, 22:15   #18
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Couldn't resist trying new wax this weekend. Spent all day cleaning and waxing my truck.
Verdict:
1. I did not notice major difference in before and after.
2. Surface wasnt smooth (feather like finish) as Collinite.

Thinking of applying second coat tomorrow. Not sure if it would make any difference.
Looks like the effort paid off brother. The gloss is really good. The surface should have been smooth as silk. The only reason I can think of is maybe there are embedded particles still present which can be removed using an iron remover. I checked online and in reviews and from YouTubers and most of them are saying that an additional coat of wax won't make any difference. Instead, you can apply a Sio2 sealant to increase longevity if you want. Even I contemplated it but now I am planning to seal it off with either Sonax BSD or Carpro Hydr02. Will update the post with pictures and water sheeting Gifs.Also, let the wax cure for at least 24 hours and you will see a visible difference in the shine and gloss.

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Looks like the effort paid off brother. The gloss is really good. The surface should have been smooth as silk. The only reason I can think of is maybe there are embedded particles still present which can be removed using an iron remover. I checked online and in reviews and from YouTubers and most of them are saying that an additional coat of wax won't make any difference. Instead, you can apply a Sio2 sealant to increase longevity if you want. Even I contemplated it but now I am planning to seal it off with either Sonax BSD or Carpro Hydr02. Will update the post with pictures and water sheeting Gifs.Also, let the wax cure for at least 24 hours and you will see a visible difference in the shine and gloss.
Surface is smooth, but not feathery as from collinite. Currently I do not have access to other products. So will wait for pandemic to reduce.

Yes, maybe because of paint defects, the wax not behaving as expected.


Collaged few of water sheeting affects after about 24 hours of waxing.
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Collaged few of water sheeting affects after about 24 hours of waxing.
https://Youtu.be/YyE1GTmy26c
It looks amazing and it seems the curing does make a difference as how the wax behaves.
Also in case you plan to double coat the wax do share your experience how was it.I am going to seal the wax today with Carpro Hydro O2 on 1 side and Sonax BSD on other to see how the longevity is improved.The front however will be left as is to gauge the longevity of the wax alone.1 test 3 results all we need to do is now wait.As monsoons arrive it will surely test them all.
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***********Update*******
So finally today I completed the in-depth cleaning of the vehicle and performed the following tasks:-

1. Applied Carpro Hydr02 spray sealant to the driver side doors and half dicky on that side. (This is atop of the Turtle Wax single coat)
2.Applied Sonax BSD spray sealant to the passenger side doors and half dicky on that side.(This is atop of the Turtle Wax single coat)
3. The Bonet and the fenders on both sides has Turtle Wax single coat.
4. Mats were cleaned and the car was vacuumed
5. Engine was cleaned using Bilt Hamber APC in a manual foamer
6. Interior was cleaned using Sonax Matt Effect spray
The car is all set to face the monsoon now



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***********Update*******
So finally today I completed the in-depth cleaning of the vehicle and performed the following tasks:-

1. Applied Carpro Hydr02 spray sealant to the driver side doors and half dicky on that side. (This is atop of the Turtle Wax single coat)
2.Applied Sonax BSD spray sealant to the passenger side doors and half dicky on that side.(This is atop of the Turtle Wax single coat)
3. The Bonet and the fenders on both sides has Turtle Wax single coat.
4. Mats were cleaned and the car was vacuumed
5. Engine was cleaned using Bilt Hamber APC in a manual foamer
6. Interior was cleaned using Sonax Matt Effect spray
The car is all set to face the monsoon now
Car has come out pretty nice. Good water beading.

Yes, monsoon would be perfect time to test!
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