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Bilt Hamber Bilt-Hamber Laboratories has always used research, innovative chemistry and thorough testing as the way to produce better performing products. Every product released for sale has been extensively compared to and tested for superiority against market leading and specialist competitive formulations. From our clay bars to cavity waxes, etch primers to carnauba waxes and shampoos to rust removers, each Bilt-Hamber formulation has been made from conception to production with the same care.

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Old 22-09-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
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Car protected, hopefully for more than just this winter ?

I got the chance to use a mates unit, ramp and tools so I couldn't pass it up.

The car is just three years old and with less than ten thousand miles it, it is as you would expect spotless underneath so now was the best time to act.

Wheels and arch liners off we cleaned it all with a hard (ish) brush followed by blowing the flat panels off with an air line avoiding areas that could have moisture driven in to. Anywhere where water may have been sitting was dried with clothes and everything was wiped down with a spirit then left to dry off.

I've never used Dynax before so as the inside of the rear wheel arches has only a painted finish I started there with the S50, with light even coats, which gave me this.



Once I got an idea of the coverage and spray pattern I built up to this, getting as much as I reasonably could at the rear end of the sill and a place that always seems to get a build up of dirt and trapped moisture.







We used the injection lance to spray into any and every void, box section and basically any hole we could see, until it began to drip and run out.



Then on to the UB, this runs a bit easier than the S50 so to begin with I was little more than dusting the coats and as time went by we built up very thin layers which left me with this.





Unfortunately I didn't have the chance to apply coats of UB 24 hours apart but I did the best I could and we were happy with the results.

I'll check it all in about a weeks time but I'm sure everything will be fine and the parts I was concerned may suffer over time have all been well covered. My mate finished off by over coating any area he can ever remember having to weld on any car.

I've used BH products before and I'm in no doubt regarding how good they are but when I bought the four aerosols I used I thought they were a bit costly for what you get but having used them today I can't help but be really impressed. I've used a aerosol wax type product before but I was amazed at how effective these products are, the spray is fine so you easily cover areas and nothing is missed. The lances really do give a 360 fan of wax leaving me with no doubt that everywhere I poked it is completely covered.

The UB has to be applied a bit thinner but I managed to build it up over the course of a few hours and hopefully it'll set firmly and add to the protection already there. I bought two cans of each and have about a third of a can of each left, which will be handy for future touch ups and additional coats when needed.

It was quite a satisfying job but it was only when we finished that we realised that these products really do get everywhere, fortunately I kept some old clothes for a job like this so throwing out my coat, jeans and trainers was no problem, the sleeves of the jacket have more wax on them than a Barbour jacket.

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Nicely done, given the time etc, it's a pretty good finish, you can expect this kind of finish is given longer and applied by brush (for the UB)
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Nicely done, given the time etc, it's a pretty good finish, you can expect this kind of finish is given longer and applied by brush (for the UB)
Thanks, I think I can remember your right up, I believe it was on a Honda Prelude ?

I'm going to check it in a few weeks but I think it'll be OK and I wanted to get all the dirt and moisture traps protected as well as filling all the voids.

If I need to repeat an application of any off it, I'll apply the first coat in the evening and another one the next day, leaving the car on the ramp overnight. As it's my mates business he can't keep one car on the ramp for too long.

Just out of interest how long did the UB in your pictures last as a functional barrier, it would be nice to know ?

Thanks for the other comments, for the first time using these products I'm quite happy with the results. Not to mention that my mate and myself were really impressed with just how effective and easy to use these products are.
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Yes, it was a Prelude, unfortunately i don't have long term experience as i had to sell the car the following year

However, my Dad continues to use it all on various cars as it works a treat, i on the other hand, moved to a country where it's not really needed....
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I had a quick feel underneath the car today and it still feels a little tacky and I wondered if this would be a problem as it may have already picked up dirt and debris ?

If it has can anything be done or is it nothing to get bothered about and just leave it alone ?
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