I did not intend to publish an update so soon but what I saw today struck me by surprise. This made me very eager to share the initial results.
It was just after 2 weeks since my wife's daily drive had been sealed. Today, I decided to give it a wash. There were a few days of rain and many days of sunshine in between. Since I would not be using any spray wax on the test panel, I decided to go with Meguiar's Ultimate Wash & Wax.
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So without further ado, here is a quick update.
Play the video in full screen to have a better view. I recommend using YouTube to slow down the playback speed.
This is just after the car has been rinsed clean.
Just to refresh your memory, here is what were applied.
Some close up shots below.
|Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection|
|Finish Kare Hi-Temp Paste Wax|
|Fusso 12 Months Wax|
Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax
It seems that most of the sealants do not bead water very well after just 2 weeks in our hot and humid climate except for Fusso 12 Months Wax. However, most of them are sheeting water just fine. In order to help quantify the behavior, I have tabularized them with a scale from 1 to 5 with 5 being the best.
|Sealants||Water Beading||Water Sheeting|
|Autoglym Extra Gloss Protection||3||4|
|Finish Kare Hi-Temp Paste Wax||3||4|
|Fusso 12 Months Wax||5||5|
|Meguiar's Ultimate Paste Wax||1||3|
Being a first time user of Fusso 12 Months wax, I was really surprised by its hydrophobic properties. Water just would not wet the surface and will just bead up. Looks like we are in for a wonderful ride.
I just wanted to stress that the above rating is very subjective. Again, there is no absolute right or wrong in car detailing.
So, what do you guys think?
That's all for this post. Stay tuned for more updates.