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Old 06-16-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Cool Adams polishes machine super sealant americana water test video



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1st i wash and clay the card
adams new 2 step system paint correction polish and paint finishing polish
then i used the machine super sealant with brilliant glaze
finish with some adams americana
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:29 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Sweet! I love Americana- excellent water shedding like you pointed out
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:45 PM   #4
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Sweet! I love Americana- excellent water shedding like you pointed out
i think the machine sealant helped out a lot with this,1st time using it and never seen water come off like this before!


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Old 06-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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Nice my water just sits on the car, well thats probably from the meguiars premium carnuba wax.
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:36 PM   #7
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I've admittedly been under impressed with the super sealant. I let it cure for an hour before buffing yet as time goes on I'm noticing much reduced beading after washes. I'm wondering if its my washing process...
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I've admittedly been under impressed with the super sealant. I let it cure for an hour before buffing yet as time goes on I'm noticing much reduced beading after washes. I'm wondering if its my washing process...
what is your washing process?
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i think the machine sealant helped out a lot with this,1st time using it and never seen water come off like this before!




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I suppose it's possible. I don't know for a fact if it does or not. Just seems to me that since the Americana sits on top of the sealant, it's doing the lion's share of the work.

What I think is MOST important for sheeting is an absolutely smooth surface. Claying/polishing IMO gives the water nothing to cling to. Then the wax can use it's hydrophobic properties to repel water, and no little crags or debris will stop the water.
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what is your washing process?
Double bucket. The Adams big ass microfiber wash pad. I use meguirs gold class wash solution. I'm wondering if its too strong and strips? I do have hard water where I live too.
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Double bucket. The Adams big ass microfiber wash pad. I use meguirs gold class wash solution. I'm wondering if its too strong and strips? I do have hard water where I live too.
gold class does not strip in my experience...try another one....Ultima wash is amazing stuff....or Chem Guys Maxi suds II...
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Cool video OP, like the music!

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I've admittedly been under impressed with the super sealant. I let it cure for an hour before buffing yet as time goes on I'm noticing much reduced beading after washes. I'm wondering if its my washing process...
How long has it been applied? How often do you wash the car? Is it a DD? Are you using a pH neutral soap?

There are many different factors that contribute to the life of a sealant/wax.
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It needs longer them An hour to cure the super sealant
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I've admittedly been under impressed with the super sealant. I let it cure for an hour before buffing yet as time goes on I'm noticing much reduced beading after washes. I'm wondering if its my washing process...
Adam's Quick Sealant is 15mins
Adam's Super Sealant is 24hrs

I use the quick sealant because I do not have a garage and I wax on top of that, I have well water (very hard water) where I live now and I make sure to baby the CRAP out of my paint. Adam's products have done nothing short of amazing works with my paint.
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