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      09-19-2016, 05:07 AM   #1
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Collinite 915 wax after yesterdays mop with meguiars 205.

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      09-19-2016, 05:15 AM   #2
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      09-19-2016, 09:35 AM   #3
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      09-19-2016, 11:58 AM   #4
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      09-21-2016, 01:22 PM   #5
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      10-17-2016, 12:23 PM   #6
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      10-20-2016, 12:52 AM   #7
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I'm getting all hot and bothered!!! Lol bead porn!!

I need to find a real wax!
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      12-01-2016, 03:05 PM   #9
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Collinite 845 leaves amazing beading. I need to take some pictures next time it rains/
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      12-23-2016, 10:04 PM   #12
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Is it better to have fewer larger beads, or more but smaller beads? Is the bead size somehow indicative of the quality of the protective film?
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      12-26-2016, 10:35 PM   #13
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Is it better to have fewer larger beads, or more but smaller beads? Is the bead size somehow indicative of the quality of the protective film?
Not at all... beading means nothing as far as protection goes. Smaller, rounder beads just indicate high surface tension. The hydrophobic effect which is a result of high surface tension makes it easier to clean the car and dry the car, but some products do not bead water as well as others.

Also, water beads are cool to look at
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      01-01-2017, 12:56 AM   #14
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Fusso light wax. 😎

Great longevity too.
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      06-18-2017, 12:51 AM   #20
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      06-19-2017, 04:21 PM   #21
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I imagine all the rain has washed away the wax I applied in the spring.
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