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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:41 pm 
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Many thanks to Luke88 for the sample bottle to try out.

I have used this a couple of times now and do like it, but I do have one issue with it. Well, two. Read on ...

Read the blurb over here at AutoGeek: http://www.autogeek.net/wg5500.html ... essentially, it is a deep gloss sealant designed to give the warm and deep looks of a wax coupled with the gloss and longevity of a sealant. There is that one warning about application and moisture - don't apply late in the day and do allow it to fully cure (some 12 hours after haze removal) before getting the paint wet.

I've had some fun over the last couple of days reviving the looks of our Classic 900 Convertible - a much needed machine polish which I intended to do a couple of years ago and again last year, but didn't get the time, or weather.

After a machine polish with Scholl S17+ and then two applications of Meguiars #3 glaze, the second as equal portions of Dodo Juice Micro Prime, then IPA wipedown and finally a wash and dry, we're ready to apply.

The product is a thick but pourable yellow liquid, which applies in a wet layer which spreads so well. Let it haze - the formal instructions say 30-40 minutes, but I found 10-15 was quite sufficient for a swipe test.

Applied ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/wo ... C02700.jpg

Swipe test ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/wo ... C02701.jpg

Removed ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/wo ... C02702.jpg

Removal is almost effortless. The haze comes off so easily, with only the slightest pressure.

But ...

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See the dust? It does dust. Perhaps over-application, perhaps not ... it does dust. That's the first of the two issues I mentioned.

The other is that beading is not all that cracking. Two layers applied a day apart doesn't do much to help either. Don't get me wrong, it does repel water, but inevitably you get some standing water which does not look all that attractive compared to any wax or many sealants.

Looks are deep, glossy and very attractive. Yes, very much like a wax.

So, 8/10 ... there are so many sealants that don't dust and do bead well that might pull a 9/10. This is a good product and 8/10 certainly reflects that. I like it! I've used it under a fairly neutral wax which will deliver me that last bit of attractive beading and once compromised, the sealant is still there doing its thing.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Cracking review there Paul, i was reccomended it as a way top improve the looks of souveran layered over the top of it.

Personally the clio never has suited a sealant type lsp.. anyhow I gave it a go on the boot and wasn't overly impressed but not disscerned with how it looked.

The product itself spreads superbly - think melted butter - and as you say it doesn't take long to cure at all.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:01 pm 
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That's the conclusion I came to ...

Personally, I think Pinnacle Souveran was the best I think I've ever seen on that black car. This sealant certainly goes towards delivering a darker and deeper look under a wax. That's how I'll be playing it. Swissvax Shield over tomorrow once it's fully cured.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:17 pm 
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if you ever want to try souveran over it mate just give us a shout as i have souveran so i can lend it to you if you would like.

although i will be trying out souveran on the clio tomoorow topped with another wax on wednesday.

whilst i remember mate i've found a lovely tyre dressing that im sure you would like.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:44 pm 
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It's be fun to try it again ... it was the first expensive wax I tried. I borrowed it from a friend.

Here's the write-up: viewtopic.php?t=3616

You can see, initially I wasn't overly wowed. I guess, for the price and naivety, I thought it would glimmer with stars, or something ... but a day later, I was impressed. It's that "leave it in the sun for an hour and see how you like it then" thing.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Mhmm, i'm planning on trying it as follows, prep with EZ creme glaze/ souveran - and then capture the rapture on wednesday over souveran.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Souveran definitely has that darkening effect. I'd leave it at that and enjoy it.
Yeah, glaze on first - EZ Creme Glaze is a really nice base and ready for layering on top almost immediately.

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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Yeah, I'll play it by eye and see how it looks with just souveran before committing to applying the bouncers which I'll do only if it really needs it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:44 pm 
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With regard to the Wolfgang, I found the following note very pertinent when I used the sealant "Tech Note: Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant 3.0 is a water-based, oxygen activated paint sealant. After buffing off the sealant, the remaining coating needs to cure for 12 hours in dry conditions to fully bond to the paint. Exposure to moisture during this time will drown the polymers. For the best results, allow 12 hours of curing time." As it rained, whilst it was curing for the suggested 30-45 minutes before buffing #-o

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Yeah, I noted that, applied earlier in the day and did not layer over until the day after. Whether you'd actually notice it in reality is quite another matter.

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