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Old 27-05-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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Wowos Crystal sealant.....odd reaction upon application

Guys, been trying out my new pads/compounds in the wife's car this morning.

Washed and clayed the bonnet, corrected using Menz 2200 and a Lake Country CCS orange cutting pad. Refined using a Lake Country white polishing pad. Wiped down with G-tec panel wipe.

Using a clean foam applicator, I'm applying the sealant to the bonnet as directed but immediately it goes an odd cloudy colour and is an absolute sod to remove. I'll try getting a pic in a minute as I've still to finish sealing the bonnet but anyone else had this?

It went onto my Golf fine. The only difference was I hadn't done any machining as it didn't need it.

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Old 27-05-2018, 02:02 PM   #2
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Are you applying it in the shade and are the panels hot
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Are you applying it in the shade and are the panels hot
My first thoughts
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Old 27-05-2018, 02:53 PM   #4
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Likely the heat but I personally don't apply it this way either as it didn't work well for me. I basically use it like a qd on very small areas at a time, quick and easy.

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Thanks guys.

Very very difficult to photo so I haven't any pics. Wasn't in the shade but panel temps weren't high, or at least I didn't think they were. Didn't feel anything other than very slightly warm.

Will try again with the car in the shade once panels have cooled further.

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Done mine with this a few weeks ago on a warm day but I was slightly in the shade when I came to apply. Found it ok to use for my first time. I polished then used cleanser fluid to wipe down and it went on and came off no problem. Does suddenly start to dry though so small sections at a time.

Tried putting it on the step daughters car a few days after ( it's black ) in the heat after polishing it with Bilt Hamber cleanser polish and it didn t like it at all so had to give up.

The finish it gave mine was awesome I really like it. It's the first time I've seen the metallic in the paint properly.

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I find that applying it with a damp sponge applicator, then using that to apply to small areas (no more than 30cm x 30cm), then buffing off, works well. In cooler conditions you can probably get away with larger areas. The damp sponge seems to be the thing that makes the difference!
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I'd go over each panel with panel wipe again and ensure everything has been removed. Shake the bottle of the sealant very well. Lightly mist the foam applicator. Wipe gently onto a cool clean panel. Work on a small section each time. Buff off immediately.
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I'd go over each panel with panel wipe again and ensure everything has been removed. Shake the bottle of the sealant very well. Lightly mist the foam applicator. Wipe gently onto a cool clean panel. Work on a small section each time. Buff off immediately.
Don't think panel wipe will strip Crystal Sealant. The instructions do say to be careful on application as a machine polish is required to remove it.

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Done mine with this a few weeks ago on a warm day but I was slightly in the shade when I came to apply. Found it ok to use for my first time. I polished then used cleanser fluid to wipe down and it went on and came off no problem. Does suddenly start to dry though so small sections at a time.

Tried putting it on the step daughters car a few days after ( it's black ) in the heat after polishing it with Bilt Hamber cleanser polish and it didn t like it at all so had to give up.

The finish it gave mine was awesome I really like it. It's the first time I've seen the metallic in the paint properly.

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I would suspect it doesn't like to sit on top of cleanser polish

I find the best way to apply is to bare paint after a good thorough ipa wipedown and spray a few mists onto a microfiber cloth, apply to panel and buff off immediately with a fresh microfiber- I have coated plenty of cars now with this method and never once had a problem, in fact i found it really easy to use, the beading and water behavior is really good from it

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