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Old 30-11-2017, 10:23 AM   #21
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Give the wet application method a go also. Tried this recently after my first application of Crystal Sealant on the wheels 4 months ago. It was still beading well but you could see a slight drop in beading compared to when freshly applied so wanted to boost protection.

You simply mist a few spritz of it onto a wet wheel/panel, spread over with one towel, buff and dry with another. It's effortless this way and bar a little less in the durability department there are no other negatives. I have some photo's of the before and after protection on my wheels doing it this way, will stick them in here when I get home tonight.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:51 AM   #22
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Its snowing heavy here today, on the drive to work it was settling on all the other cars but not on mine ! every time I pulled off it all just blew away. Really pleased with the product
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Old 01-12-2017, 05:28 PM   #23
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First photo is the before after 4 months.



2nd one shows the beading after a misting of CS then dried with a MF towel. Just effortless to do and an easy way to keep that protection topped up.



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Old 01-12-2017, 11:05 PM   #24
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Awesome, I'm going to try that this weekend!

Was hoping to get the Nanocoat in as well to try it next to waxaddict vortex on the bonnet but hasn't arrived yet.. Probably be raining anyway, so that job will be for next week..
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Thanks Brian ,I am going to try that on SWMBO car next weekend, if it’s not snowing!
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Gave the wet method a try today on the wheels and was really easy to do. Left great beading aswell. Thanks for the tip Brian. I may try wet application on the windscreen aswell to see if it makes it easier.
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Old 18-12-2017, 08:18 AM   #27
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I thought I would give an update on how the product is holding up so far, we have had a fair amount of snow and therefore loads of salt on the roads so this weekend was wash time!

But as I woke up to this -



I decided I couldn't wash at home due to freezing temperatures so I would use BH Auto foam in a pump sprayer at the local jet wash and do the best I could without touching the car, buckets are banned at the jetwash. So here is the car to start with -

Oh and as an added bonus the jet wash has a selection to use DI water so no water spots!









And after using Auto Foam, I am pretty happy with the way the dirt came off the car. This is two combined things in my opinion, a fantastic pre wash product used as per the review in a pump sprayer and it really did a great job. Also the Crystal sealant holding up well and helping to get the dirt off. Let me know what you think -







So in conclusion the product is holding up well and the beading still looks good. Although I didn't touch the car I think its come up quite well, the only place the product really hasn't held up is on the windscreen but to be fair its not a dedicated product and it did well for a month. I am going to try a dedicated product for this for longevity. Everywhere else though it doing the job and that's what I wanted, something to help keep the harsh dirt off in the winter months.

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Although I didn't touch the car I think its come up quite well, the only place the product really hasn't held up is on the windscreen but to be fair its not a dedicated product and it did well for a month. I am going to try a dedicated product for this for longevity. Everywhere else though it doing the job and that's what I wanted, something to help keep the harsh dirt off in the winter months.

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Thanks for the update on Crystal Sealant, I was planning on trying CS on the windscreen of my car but since it hasn't held up that well on your car I'll probably buy a dedicated product for the windsreen, I have my eye on Carlack Glass Finish or Nanolex Urban Glass Sealant
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Thanks for the update on Crystal Sealant, I was planning on trying CS on the windscreen of my car but since it hasn't held up that well on your car I'll probably buy a dedicated product for the windsreen, I have my eye on Carlack Glass Finish or Nanolex Urban Glass Sealant
The side windows are still beading a treat its just the front screen, I was thinking about the HDD hydrology or the Auto Glanz product for the screen, hmm decisions lol.
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I've found the same having applied Crystal Sealant to my windows (not windscreen). It's very durable on "unswept" glass, but on the tailgate of our car there is a clear semicircle where the water doesn't bead anymore. I'll go back to my standard product for swept glass, which is Carlack Glass Finish.

None of this should be taken as a criticism of CS which is still so hydrophobic on the side windows that prewashes and foams won't cling to it for more than a few seconds and that after application in May.
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