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Old 10-09-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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The Biggest Sealant Test ever!

OK, following the many ups and downs of thw wax test many would question my sanity, but none I think my dedication. So just when you thoughts things might work towards me throwing the towel in I've taking the challenge by the horns! Today I've gone and made a huge step towards getting the selant test un-way. We are missing a few samples, and they will be added ASAP. Its sealants, so I'm not overly worried about their slightly later additions.

I would just like to thnk everyone who has helped me to collect all the samples etc - it is you that has made me stick with this so far!

So, this morning I set too, and washed the horse box again! And just as I finished it started to rain, and showed no sign of stopping either. Not wanting to stop I'd decided today was the day, I moved everything down to the unit. Next I spent what seemed like an age reminding myself of all the instructions for each product!!

The sealants (grouped):

1- Inchcape Dealer Sealant
2- Gard X
3- Autoglym Lifeshine
4- Platinum
5- Lacroe
6- Lucas
7- Supaguard

8- G Technicq Copolymer Carnuaba QD
9- Opti Seal
10- Swissvax Nano Express
11- Turbo Wax Spray n Wax
12- Chem Guys Blitz Spray Wax
13- G Technicq C1 Nano Crystalline Coating

14- Wolgang Deep Gloss Sealant
15- Chem Guys M-Seal
16- Espuma New Sample Sealant
17 - Espuma Jade
18- Meguiars 21
19- Britemax #5 Extreme Elemnets
20- Serious Performance Polymer Super Sealant
21- Finish Kare 2180
22- Poorboys Ex-P
23- Turtlewax Gloss Guard
24- Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection
25- 4* Ultimate Paint Protection
26- Klasse Sealant Glaze
27- Blackfire Protection

28- Duragloss 105
29- Duragloss 111
30- Duragloss 100
31- Duraseal
32- TC 3 Polish Sealant XP
33- Mark V Glisten
34- Autoglym Super resin Polish
35- Track Claw
36 - Klasse All In one

37- TurbooWax car wax
38- Wolfgang Fuzion
39- Hi Temp Wax
40- BH Autobalm

added 18.9.08:

41-Jetseal 109
42-Chem Guys Armor 357
43-Mark V Dazzle
44-Malc Paint Sealant
45-Valet Pro Paint Sealant
46-Jewel Ultra Dual Finish
47-Sonus Acrylic Spritz
48-Sonus Acrylic Glanz
49-Zircanite Paint Sealant
50-Carlack Premium Metallic
51-Carlack New Ultra AIO
52-Zaino AIO
53-Zaino Z2
54-Zaino Z5
55-Zaino CS
56-Zaino Z6
57-Zaino Z8

poly charge test at rear:

1- Sonus Acrylic Spritz
2 - Megs NXT 2.0 Liquid
3 - Klasse AIO
4 - Klasse AIo and SG combo
pics:



in groups:











So, after a wipe down, and dry, then the whole side prepped with panel wipe it was time to start mapping out some sections!





Noting we had some products which should be twinned and paired that section was split and the product tested on its own, and on top of its prep product:







It was then time to record the last few hours work:




Please note section on second row sixth from the right. This is the control section and contains NO protection at all, nothing!


before buffing off the ones which had been left curing:



then tape removing:



and tidy up and done:



from the opposite side down the middle of the unit:



and outside:







First review will be end of this month, and then end of each month, tidied into the wax reviews.

By all means feel free to debate amoungst yourselves. My time is at a limit now, so my involvemet will be the reviews and posts only.

Iain

18.9.08:

well, today the sun is shining, so the sealant test has been brought up to date with all entries now in place!

Today:



Adding to the list we have:

Jetseal 109
Chem Guys Armor 357
Mark V Dazzle
Malc Paint Sealant
Valet Pro Paint Sealant
Jewel Ultra Dual Finish
Sonus Acrylic Spritz
Sonus Acrylic Glanz
Zircanite Paint Sealant
Carlack Premium Metallic
Carlack New Ultra AIO
Zaino AIO
Zaino Z2
Zaino Z5
Zaino CS
Zaino Z6
Zaino Z8

and the H/B is now so full I'm on full step ladders!



and just when you thought it was full, I've dropped another testing experiment in there too!!! Poly-charging. Now for me, poly charging a full on sealant is like adding a bigger turbo to a car already pumping out 600bhp. So, I've poly'd a rnage of four products to see how it affects/improves/etc.

1- Sonus Acrylic Spritz
2 - Megs NXT 2.0 Liquid
3 - Klasse AIO
4 - Klasse AIo and SG combo



and the new map(dont get any women to read this, they'll get well lost!!!



update added to first post too!

thanks

Iain

month one: 8.10.08

ok, as per wax test slightly later than I would have hoped, but such is life!

Date of review 8.10.08.

We've lost:
1- Sonus Acrylic Glanz
2- Sonus Acrylic Spritz
3- Espuma Jade
4- Zaino Z6
5- Zaino CS

On the watch list:
1- Duraseal
2- Turbowax Spray n Wax
3- Lacroe Sealant
4- Platinum Sealant
5- Jewel Ultra
6- Malc Paint Sealant
7- Zircantie Paint Protection
8- Valet Pro

some others looking a little below too:
Carlack 68
Klasse AIO

Next month is going to be an interesting one here, there are so many, and so many not lasting like I would have hope and/or expected!!

ok, review number two!

Test started 10.9.08, reviews at 8.10.08 and 1.11.08.

Out:
Z8
Z6
Z CS
Sonus Acrylic Glanz
Sonus Acrylis Spritz
Espuma Jade
Finish Kare 2180
Dura Seal
Turbo Wax Spray n Wax
TC3
MKv Glisten
Jewel Ultra
Malc paint sealant
Valet pro sealant
Mk V Dazzle

On the watch list:
Carloack 68 Ultra
Klasse AIO
Sewrious Performance sealant
Bitemax #5
Poorboys EX-P
Turbowax polymer wax
Inch Cape sealant
Supaguard
Lucas Sealant
Lacroe sealant
Platinum
lifeshine
guard X

As for the poly-charged sealants, thats just gone completely, the whole lot. I dont understand why, as the twin panel on the side of Klasse SG is still protecting, but the poly charged version has failed?????

ATE 12.1.09:
OK guys, time has pasted, we have seen one of the coldest and longest periods of weather since 1986, apparently.....
Review, 12th January 2009:

The last review was start of Nov, and today was a huge task just to wash the horsebox, I used over 175 litres!

Test orignally started 10th Sept, with second group added 18th, week later. Reviews took place at 8th Oct and 1st Nov 2008.

After 4 months, the following sealants are still protecting the paintwork:

Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection
Chemical Guys: M-Seal, Jetseal 109, Speed Amor
Klasse AIO and Sealant Glaze
Hi Temp Paste
Zaino AIO, Z2 and Z5
Wolfgang Deep Gloss Sealant.

So there you have it, my final list of what lasted four months in very extreme conditions too.

I am sorry to say I shall not be conducting any further reviews, the time is no longer available. Due to the amopunt of failures and the appearance of the horsebox there is also now a need to get it all stripped back and restored to its previous glory.

Thank you to everyone who has followed this, and I hope it has proved as useful to you, as it has to me.

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Why no zaino in the test?
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Another great test that am looking foward to the results
Though wheres the Jetseal

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ok. i didnt read it properly. Just went straight to the list of what you used. Ive got some if you need any. Zaino that is.
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well done Iain, that horse box is massive, aprreciate the work being put in,
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Another great test that am looking foward to the results
Though wheres the Jetseal

Thought this until i seen the M-seal which i think is very similar even better by what some have said!
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