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TWD 10-02-2012 06:35 AM

TWD presents 2 new Coatings/Sealants
 
At TWD, we are always testing new products.
We had the chance to test out 2 brand new products that will be released into the Australia market this month.

These are 2 of the newest sealants out there. Very different technologies and slightly different results - BOTH impressive :)

Car: 2012 BMW 1M in Valencia Orange

Product: Wolf's Chemicals Hard Body Nano Sealant

Procedures:

Step 1. Full wash & Clay to clean paint work.

Step 2. Apply Wolf's Chemicals Shine & Seal Nano Sealing Polish

We used this to 'jewel' the paintwork. This car was 2 weeks old and needed no paint correction work, but we used this product to further clean the paintwork. Immediately, we added shine and the paint looked wet and felt glossy.
This is a 2-in-1 product. It polishes (very minor/finishing) and seals the paintwork. Apparently, we're looking at 6 months alone just using this product.

Step 3. Apply Wolf's Chemicals Hard Body Nano Sealant.

Instead of using a hand application pad, we applied the sealant via finishing pad and RO machine.

Final Comments:

Similar to Body Wrap in terms of application, general appearance and depth. The difference is, this product is slicker than the Body Wrap. Also, we have a manufacturer's claim of around 2 years durability and slight scratch resistance

Photo's do not do justice, but here are a couple anyway...more to come:

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...16851384_n.jpg

http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...76695489_n.jpg



Car: 2012 Mercedes C250 Coupe in Fire Opal Red

Product: 22PLE VX1 Pro Glass Coating

Procedures:

Step 1. Full wash & Clay to clean paint work.

Step 2. Paint Correction with Menzerna polishes

Why paint correction? Because of the solid colour (non metallic) paintwork, we are able to see any type of imperfection easily. We got it next to perfect before it was covered in the coating.

Step 3. Apply 22PLE Glass Coating Pro.

This was applied by hand using a specialised foam applicator. Curing time prior to removal is around 5 mins (quicker than the Hard Body) so you can only do a couple of panels at a time. Not the easiest product to use.

Final Comments:

Because the car needs to be kept undercover for 8-12 hours, we couldn't really see obvious results until the next day.
Unmatched wet look. Probably the most glossy coating I've seen. Very hard looking layer over the paintwork. Looks like there's water just sitting there on the paint. Not as slick as other products out there, but time will tell as the product fully hardens within 5 days.
Again, the manufacturer claims around 2 or more years durability and slight scratch resistance.

Again, photo's do not do justice, but here are a couple anyway...more to come:

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...55553430_n.jpg

http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...25879691_n.jpg

GJA003 10-02-2012 07:11 AM

Do a Melbourne tour my 120i paint is utter crap and needs attention although I can't afford your services at the moment :( looks great might attempt a detail my self one day soon.

JS330 10-02-2012 07:21 AM

That is really impressive, the mercedes paint looks ridiculously reflective....I want to give it a try, how much will these products cost?

niiCk 10-02-2012 08:02 AM

Wolf's Chemicals Hard Body Nano Sealant $200+ alone
22PLE VX1 Pro Glass Coating $400+ alone

Not 100% sure on the actual price, i'll let TWD let you know hehe

But yeah, im so keen on getting it done too

TWD 10-02-2012 08:34 AM

Thanks all.

The pricing that Nick quoted is what we charge for application. Depends on size of car and is additional to Paint Correction Detailing.

I must say, the Hard Body will be very popular. The product's performance and application seems to be very impressive :)

22PLE is unbelievable, but it's not for everyone

forzamilan10 10-02-2012 06:24 PM

Both look sensational, great job.

Ballistic325 10-02-2012 10:59 PM

Great work Raj.... the finish on both cars is sensational :thumbsup:

edit: I think you may have had better pics of the MB had it been in the same position as the 1M.

TWD 10-03-2012 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ballistic325 (Post 14782708)
Great work Raj.... the finish on both cars is sensational :thumbsup:

edit: I think you may have had better pics of the MB had it been in the same position as the 1M.

Thanks Alex & Ali.

You are right about poisitioning. My photography skills aren't very good! :facepalm:

Hazey82 10-03-2012 01:01 AM

Raj how does the hard body compare with an lsp such as CG Jetjeal 109 or even something like Blackfire Wet diamond sealant? I'm going to assume it will be much longer lasting but what about shine and looks?
I've also recieved a free bottle of Permanon Platinuim - have you heard of it? http://www.permanonusa.com/Platinum.html. All you need to do is spray on a prepped surface and it immediatly bonds and can be washed off. I'm yet to try it out as I corrected the paint on the M3 the other week and applied the jetseal as I want to use it up first before trying anything else.

GJA003 10-03-2012 01:06 AM

What does paint correction consist of Hazey82 just curious as i want to bring my paint back to life.

Hazey82 10-03-2012 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GJA003 (Post 14783028)
What does paint correction consist of Hazey82 just curious as i want to bring my paint back to life.

I am by no means an expert but my cars always look great :clap:
There are varing levels of correction depending on condition of the paint.

But basically its
1. Decontamination which involves claying the car to lift bonded contaminants, it will make the paint feel smooth and slick like glass
2. Swirl removal using machine polisher
3. Preping the paint with a cleanser so its ready to accept a sealant

With mine the paint was already great and I just wanted all the minor swirls gone (which were only seen under certain lighting) which I achieved :excited:

M3_Aaron 10-03-2012 06:24 AM

Thats some serious gloss on the clk

YGOAMG 10-03-2012 06:40 AM

really like that 1M!! looks great Raj

Ballistic325 10-03-2012 07:59 AM

Pete with the new sig! Nice...

gueste46 10-03-2012 06:10 PM

Tell me, once you successfully apply one of these products would you also wax or is that now not helpful?

Gee Emm 10-03-2012 06:22 PM

Cars look great.

Love those 1M wheels!

TWD 10-04-2012 09:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hazey82 (Post 14783015)
Raj how does the hard body compare with an lsp such as CG Jetjeal 109 or even something like Blackfire Wet diamond sealant? I'm going to assume it will be much longer lasting but what about shine and looks?
I've also recieved a free bottle of Permanon Platinuim - have you heard of it? http://www.permanonusa.com/Platinum.html. All you need to do is spray on a prepped surface and it immediatly bonds and can be washed off. I'm yet to try it out as I corrected the paint on the M3 the other week and applied the jetseal as I want to use it up first before trying anything else.

Aidan, depends what you are looking for. I haven't had a chance to try those products you have mentioned. However, I believe these are the market leaders as they tick more boxes than the products you have mentioned.
I have heard of The BF Wet Diamond having superb gloss levels, but I could not tell you how they compare against these 2.

The Permanon products are hopeless. Have used them before and they do not last. I guess a free bottle is nice though :P

There are MANY products out there that offer benefits but it comes down to preference.

I will eventually coat the wheels, metal parts and plastics/trim too with 22PLE

We are also testing a couple of new Nanolex Sealants on a new Gallardo with matte paintwork and yet ANOTHER VO 1M soon too :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by M3_Aaron (Post 14783311)
Thats some serious gloss on the clk

Thanks Aaron. It's a C Class Coupe not a CLK though ;)

Quote:

Originally Posted by YGOAMG (Post 14783320)
really like that 1M!! looks great Raj

Cheers mate. Yeah the 1Ms look tough.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Constantine (Post 14785441)
Tell me, once you successfully apply one of these products would you also wax or is that now not helpful?

Con, technically, you could. But you probably wouldn't bother with these coatings. However, I have a habit of wet waxing every time I wash the car.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gee Emm (Post 14785473)
Cars look great.

Love those 1M wheels!

Thanks mate. Yeah same as the E9X M3 Competition wheels. They look aggressive!

TWD 10-06-2012 04:03 AM

So after 1 week and sitting out in the rain for the day

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...37839279_n.jpg

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...11773458_n.jpg

Sherweeeny 10-07-2012 02:33 AM

Sick, I get my car probably this week, might hit you up

TWD 10-07-2012 04:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sherweeeny (Post 14794388)
Sick, I get my car probably this week, might hit you up

Sure mate. Be good to catch up with you....and see the car too :)


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