First wash since application - this tells me a lot about the product and how I might expect it to last from here on in.
Since application a couple of weeks ago, the car has done something to the tune or 1,200 miles mostly at speed and through some mucky areas - muddy lanes and over freshly dropped road gravel, which left the bottom half looking like I'd just done the Paris-Dakar
I will say this at the beginning in case it gets lost in the detail ... I have nothing but good to say about this product!
... ease of application, can be applied in the sun, wipe on wipe off, good crisp looks, doddle to wash and astounding re-beading.
Let's get into the detail ...
Rinsed down with nothing but water, we see odd shaped beading, which is to be expected after a few hot days leaving dust and pollen, then a light rain and then some heavier rain thereafter ... all scorched back on with hot sun.http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/ar ... CF8667.jpg
I used Dodo Juice's Low on Eau rinseless wash, although used it more conventionally, rinsing off afterwards then patting dry with a plush towel.
Here's the re-beading after washing ...http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/ar ... CF8676.jpg
Superb! Seriously, superb! But, maybe that's the Dodo Juice? Well, as a rinseless wash it's very good indeed - areas that did not have ArmorAll Shield applied did not bead up anything like this, confirming to me that this beading is indeed the ArmorAll product.
Washing gave me a sense of which areas of the car were wearing out faster than others - top panels were doing well, side panels okay, but behind the front wheels there was a tell-tale sign of wear in the slipstream. The bumpers were okay, the plastics fine, but the kick up from the road had taken its toll.
I got a sense that this worked better on painted metal than plastic.
Either way, I went around the bumpers, skirt and lower half of the doors again. Effortless. So easy, it's actually a pleasure.http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/ar ... CF8691.jpg
Sorted! And, as if on cue, a thunderstorm passed over leaving on heck of a beading show!http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/ar ... G_9912.jpg
Two other observations ...
First, bug splatter all over the front of the car came off with no drama. They just didn't adhere. Easy. Second, drying off is easy, but because the surface is so hydrophobic that the water just runs in a moraine in front of the towel!
All in all, I am very impressed with this product and it's one I will most definitely keep in. What it does for plastics is very nice, paint, too, and even on glass it's so simple to apply and remove with stunning results.
I like it!