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Old 07-03-2017, 10:52 PM   #61
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How long do you find a bottle of BSD lasts ?

I know its a bit of a "how long is a piece of string" question, but roughly how many cars from a bottle ?

The bottle i just bought has only gone down a millimetre or two after coating two cars, so i expect it will last me a good long time.
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That must be the most appropriate question you could ask me today of all days. That is because today I had my first empty bottle of bsd and thought I have actually got an empty bottle of something for once. But I cheated because the 160ml I had I mixed with another product due to liking the result. I can say BSD goes a heck of a long way as you have found. I only mixed it to improve the other product really but they complimented each other and the mix is my favourite.
I have used a tiny bit of BSD and gone through a bottle of EZ Gloss Boss (mainly on wife's car). I got a free replacement for the Gloss Boss as it had dye separation issues but I have been amazed by BSD.

It is very thick compared to other QDs so a few spritzes are all it takes to do a medium sized car.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:02 PM   #62
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ECP have sales on all the time but if you need BSD get it. It will usually work out 50% of the price of a regular QD as most of them are priced around £15.



Your math is still wrong as you are not factoring in any discount code and free delivery

From ECP
Using code weekend30
£7.69 for a 750ml bottle
Don't forgot Quidco For ECP in general.
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Old 10-03-2017, 07:53 PM   #63
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First play with Sonax BSD today.

The car was a daily driver and no time for a proper deep-clean, but it was pre-washed with Surfex, then 2BM with G3 BodyPrep shampoo, so it came up reasonably clean.

I used the BSD as a drying aid, the same way I usually use AG AquaWax. So I (gently and carefully) removed about half of the final rinse water using an AG Flexi Water blade on the flat panels, then gave one spray of BSD per door and 2 each for bonnet and roof, working it in and around using a damp MF cloth.

I understand what people say about BSD being “grabby” as it is a slightly heavier, more viscous liquid than a spray wax, but it just required a little more pushing round the paintwork. Very little in the way of buffing required and the paint feels smooth to the touch afterwards.

Of the other products that I can compare it to, the overall effect is more glassy and shiny than AG Aquawax, but I think AquaWax gives a lovely soft wax glow and a slightly better look overall. I guess it would depend on the paint colour. From what I have read, I expect that BSD will last much longer than the 1-2 weeks of beading and shine you typically get from Aquawax.

BSD gives a similar level of paintwork gloss to AG Topaz, but seems to work less well on rubber and trim, which is darkened and glossed nicely by Topaz . Topaz would typically last around a month or so in use.

I haven’t used much in the way of other, proper, QD’s, although I have the Autoglym Rapid Detailer and the PowerMaxed Quick Detailer. I did intend trying to mix BSD with other QD’s and Aquawax as others have done, but I was honestly surprised how easy it was to use straight out of the bottle after all the reports of grabbiness I have read.

This afternoon, I got to wash and BSD my own car and it went on quick and easily again. BSD really looks good on metallic silver.

I’m impressed !!
Nearly a week later and the car has been through some torrential rain at times, yet it looks surprisingly clean and its still beading just as strongly as day one. The wheels seem to be staying cleaner for having BSD on them too.

The car is still showing a very high level of gloss too. It actually stands out, as it did when i used AS Topaz over all surfaces. I am a bit undecided as to whether it hides or highlights imperfections - need some more sunny days !!

If BSD really does last for a couple of months, as others have suggested, then it really is something very special, given the low price and absolute ease of use.

I could compare it to AG EGP, in terms of looks and low price, but it is much easier to use as it dries instantly and can be used on trim. Works quite well on window rubbers, giving a slightly darkening silk finish, but it doesn't seem to properly revive faded plastics as well as specialist trim dressings do.

I will have to try BSD over the top of a trim dressing and see if that works.

As far as the title of this thread goes - BSD is very, very impressive and might well fit the bill for some people for year round use, but like all sealants, it doesn't seem to give the warm deep glow of a decent wax.

I do absolutely think BSD is going to be in my arsenal for quick turnarounds on rels shopping trollys tho and i want to try it over the top of SRP.
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Sonax BSD is on offer in ECP with code PAT55 come in at 7.99 a bottle
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3 weeks on from giving the shopping trolley a quick wash + BSD as drying aid.

It hasn't been washed since, apart from quite a lot of heavy rain, yet its still shining brightly and beading well. My instincts tell me it is noticeably cleaner looking than i would expect after such a period of neglect + bad weather.

It does remind me of AS Topaz (although that glosses trim a bit better) and the Topaz was generally good for 2 months protection.

On my own car i have mixed BSD 50:50 with AG Aquawax and the finish is lovely looking.

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I have purchased a couple of sample pots of OCD Area 51 and Nebula and spent an entire Sunday afternoon meticulously cleaning and applying. They did look great but only really lasted around 3 weeks.

This weekend washed and topped off with BSD and boom !

On my wifes car which gets filthy down country lanes I've tried the Sonax Xtreme Protect + Shine and that is next level. Its awesome.

There is a pleasure in applying a wax and maybe the Nebula had the edge on the BSD but it probably took me 10x as long.
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There is a pleasure in applying a wax and maybe the Nebula had the edge on the BSD but it probably took me 10x as long.
That's the thing.

When the weather improves, i am really looking forward to spending a full day giving the car a deep clean and polish and top it off with 2 coats of HD Wax and i know it will look great again.

But as a super quick drying aid/top up, when time is tight, BSD is truly epic.
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Sonax BSD is on offer in ECP with code PAT55 come in at 7.99 a bottle
Currently just 7.69 following the price reduction back to £10.99 and using the code SALE56, which is good for another 4 days till month end.
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3 weeks on from giving the shopping trolley a quick wash + BSD as drying aid.

It hasn't been washed since, apart from quite a lot of heavy rain, yet its still shining brightly and beading well. My instincts tell me it is noticeably cleaner looking than i would expect after such a period of neglect + bad weather.

It does remind me of AS Topaz (although that glosses trim a bit better) and the Topaz was generally good for 2 months protection.

On my own car i have mixed BSD 50:50 with AG Aquawax and the finish is lovely looking.

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Now nearly 6 weeks since the shopping trolley was washed and BSD applied as drying aid onto bare, but not polished or clayed, paintwork.

Its not been washed in that time, yet its still shining brightly. The lower sills / arches / rear bumper etc are grubby as you would expect, but generally the paintwork is much, much cleaner looking than you would expect it to be.

Its raining outside and the BSD is still beading, but the beading is loosing its shape just a little on the roof and some edges. in other places its beading and shedding water pretty much as day one.

It doesn't have the depth or glow of a decent wax finish, but it makes the car look well and is hugely impressive for the price / ease of use / durability.
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It doesn't have the depth or glow of a decent wax finish, but it makes the car look well and is hugely impressive for the price / ease of use / durability.
That is probably true, but if you do use it over a wax then you get the best of both worlds, the depth of the wax and the finish and durability of the BSD. Last wax I used was OCD Nebula, then washed a week later and given a coat of BSD for an eye popping finish.
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