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Old 21-11-2017, 10:18 PM   #1
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Sub £30 sealant for white?

Well, after getting my new F31 330d in white. I find I am buying a couple of new products, as I have mainly had black/dark grey and blue cars.

So I have been reading that a sealant is best on a white car. I have machined the car lightly with Megs Ultimate Polish and some AF Tripple, so the bodywork is in great condition (within reason)

So, what sealant is best, I would like to apply it every other weekend on the car after a wash. Some of the Poorboys EX-P etc seems to get good results, is there any others people can recommend, mainly looking here for an amazing finish, rather than durability.

Any recommendations up to £25.

Many thanks again!!
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Hi Luke.

Sounds like a lovely motor!! I'm biased though, as I have an alpine white f30 320d lol.

Anyhoo, I have several sealants I go to, each is very easy to use and gives great results (in my humble opinion)

Soft 99 Fusso Coat - I really love this stuff. Very easily used and delivers fantastic gloss levels.

Orchard Autocare Speed Seal (and Orchard Autocare Perfection) - insanely quick and simple to use, spray onto panel, spread and buff off immediately. Follow with Perfection for added gloss and protection.

I've also read great things about Wowos Crystal Sealant - haven't tried it though, bit it's on the list.

Health to enjoy the new car btw.

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Gyeon wetcoat works well but doesn't last as long as others. Its dead quick and easy to apply so the durability doesn't really bother me.
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FK1000p as the sealant and FK425 as a quick detailer. Two of the very best products for rock bottom prices.
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Gyeon Cure as a spray sealant is very nice!
Not the longest sealant to hold on, but the beading and water behaviour is awesome
And it's so damn easy to apply you won't mind every 3-4 months re-applying

Have to agree with fusso, although I got 4+ months from King Of gloss, and that gives an amazing finish
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FK1000p as the sealant and FK425 as a quick detailer. Two of the very best products for rock bottom prices.
This is a great shout - or you could go with Serious Performance Ultra Gloss Show Detailer V3 as an alternative to the FK#425. Either way will look ace on light colours.
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Soft99 Fusso is definately worth a mention , available at the price point you mention , great finish , easy of use and also have good durability too. Available in light and dark options
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Thanks guys. Is a sealant different to a synthetic wax?

I see some people use a carnubra based wax on white cars, while many use a sealant type?

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Thanks guys. Would is a sealant different to a synthetic wax?

I see some people use a carnubra based wax on white cars, while many use a sealant type?

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Both will protect the paint. Each can give a different ”look" which is purely down to personal preference. And of course there will be other variables like water behaviour, ease of application and removal, durability.
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Something to consider here is that Tripple is not AF's preferred polish for sealants. Tough prep would normally be the choice for sealants, it leaves nothing on the surface so the sealant will bond better. Having said that, I do not believe it is cast in stone, AF themselves say their own sealant, Tough Coat can be used on Tripple. With that it mind you may want to consider Blackfire Wet Diamond on sale just now and with the code DW4U2, it will finish up around your price. It may not last as long over tripple ( or even work) and if you really want a sealant I would be tempted to spend a little more and get the Gloss Enhancing Polish as well while the price is good. They are excellent products and not seen at these prices often.

http://www.motorgeek.co.uk/cgi-bin/e...uct&db_pid=469

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