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      12-03-2009, 11:31 PM   #23
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Put about 3 layers of opti-seal on my new AW 335 this long weekend.....I have to say I am very impressed with just how easy it is to use this product. You really do just wipe it on and it disappears! The shine is as much as you can get from a white car and the paint feels a lot smoother. I applied it to the windows, car and the wheels. Now lets see how long this stuff lasts and how well it beads water in the next rain storm.

My main concern with AW is those little black/red specks that sticks on to the paint especially the tail section. My buddies white jetta has tons of those black and red dots all etched into his paint and requires a good clay job to remove.

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so hows the opti-seal in the rain?
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      12-04-2009, 12:51 AM   #24
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hows it holding up alan??
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for anyone still wondering about white, these two make a killer combo and are good bang for buck

http://www.werkstat.com/acrylic-jett-trigger.php

http://www.werkstat.com/carnauba-jett.php

together it's about 40 shipped, but you'll be getting A LOT of uses per application. it couldn't be any easier since it comes in a spray form
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^^ gotta give that a shot.
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I just applied Blackfire Wet Diamond. WOW, this is the slickest LSP I've seen. i've read that durability is in the 6 month range but we'll see. I just need to it last through the winter.

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      12-04-2009, 01:04 PM   #28
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for anyone still wondering about white, these two make a killer combo and are good bang for buck

http://www.werkstat.com/acrylic-jett-trigger.php

http://www.werkstat.com/carnauba-jett.php

together it's about 40 shipped, but you'll be getting A LOT of uses per application. it couldn't be any easier since it comes in a spray form
Give that a shot!
can't beat with this price!
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      12-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #29
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I've always been satisfied with Zaino (Z-5 topped with Z-2) for a durable protectant.
+1 on Black Sapphire
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I used to only use Zaino products, but I've found I get better results with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze products or 3M Perfect-It for the really bad cars.

As far as an affordable, long lasting finish product I'd suggest Mirror Glaze #21 Syntetic Sealant 2.0. For the initial prep depending upon your finish's condition I'd always suggest a claybar and a swirl remover, and then two thin layers of #21 allowing 20-30min between coats depending upon temp and humidity. All of this can be done by hand so there's no need for a DA or Orbital.
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