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Old 05-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Adam's Americana - Just Half A Test Episode 3

This video series is all about testing the beading and sheeting properties of different LSPs and bringing the results to you.

Video in link, hope you enjoy!!

http://youtu.be/2UVYEajqvBE
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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I agree it sheets very well! Short and sweet and to the point, nice job.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:13 AM   #3
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Thanks chase!
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:44 AM   #4
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First off, I'm not knocking your video or Americana- I think they're both very good.

That being said, the uncoated side sheets just as well as Americana in that video if you just give it a couple more seconds. Kind of interesting.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:51 AM   #5
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First off, I'm not knocking your video or Americana- I think they're both very good.

That being said, the uncoated side sheets just as well as Americana in that video if you just give it a couple more seconds. Kind of interesting.
Yeah, that is true.

But what I've noticed is that when the hood is very clean bare paint, it does sheet.

Once it gets dirty, the waxed side continues to bead and sheet, while the non-waxed side loses all ability to sheet and bead.

That's why I didn't mention that aspect.
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Yeah, that is true.

But what I've noticed is that when the hood is very clean bare paint, it does sheet.

Once it gets dirty, the waxed side continues to bead and sheet, while the non-waxed side loses all ability to sheet and bead.

That's why I didn't mention that aspect.
I agree. It's my opinion that what allows water to sheet is not so much the hydrophobic properties of an LSP, but rather a smooth surface that presents less surface area for water to cling to.

I'm far from a scientist, but I sometimes think about these things and formulate my own opinions, right or wrong lol.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:57 AM   #7
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I agree. It's my opinion that what allows water to sheet is not so much the hydrophobic properties of an LSP, but rather a smooth surface that presents less surface area for water to cling to.

I'm far from a scientist, but I sometimes think about these things and formulate my own opinions, right or wrong lol.
Still compare Adam's Americana to Wolfgang Fuzion and anyone like me who has both will be pissed they spent so much on Fuzion!

Fuzion actually shed much less water than the clean side, how's that for a non-hydrophobic wax.
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Still compare Adam's Americana to Wolfgang Fuzion and anyone like me who has both will be pissed they spent so much on Fuzion!

Fuzion actually shed much less water than the clean side, how's that for a non-hydrophobic wax.
Lol. For sure. Top 5 worst LSPs ever. Crisco would be better.
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I agree. It's my opinion that what allows water to sheet is not so much the hydrophobic properties of an LSP, but rather a smooth surface that presents less surface area for water to cling to.

I'm far from a scientist, but I sometimes think about these things and formulate my own opinions, right or wrong lol.
Theres definitely something to your thought process... a perfectly clean and smoothed paint surface will sheet well, but typically doesn't bead very well when compared to the waxed side.

Its when the surfaces start to become contaminated that you see a bigger difference in the sheeting properties (as Roshan touched on)

Water will sheet off of almost any clean/smooth surface.

What I find really interesting is how even a cleaned but unpolished/swirled surface holds water. You'd think with as small the actual swirl is on the surface is it wouldn't have as big of an impact on beading/sheeting, but it truly does.

If you ever get bored, decon a whole panel, then polish only one half then play with water on it.
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I'll definitely do so... If my internet and cable quit and my laptop and books burn down, all at once

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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well you keep fiddling away with your toys, I'll do the test. Got too much spare time as it is lol!
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Good stuff Roshan, thanks for posting!
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I agree. It's my opinion that what allows water to sheet is not so much the hydrophobic properties of an LSP, but rather a smooth surface that presents less surface area for water to cling to.

I'm far from a scientist, but I sometimes think about these things and formulate my own opinions, right or wrong lol.
CRAP, my camaro doesn't sheet if freaking stands on the hood, and everywhere else, guess I need to clay. Yay me...
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What did you use to strip and wax/polish that was on the car first?
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What did you use to strip and wax/polish that was on the car first?
Normally Citrus Wash N Gloss at a recommended dilution to strip as well as claying is what I do to remove old wax prior to making a video like this. If needed, I will use a paint cleaner or polish if the wax is still on there after claying.
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