The ultimate lifetime sealant is now reality

Discussion in 'Detailing Topic' started by ProStreet383, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. nonstopgo68

    nonstopgo68 Veteran Member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Mobile, Alabama
    Sounds like a nightmare for future resto's.

    Oh thats not the color you wanted your z28 ? Too bad that aint coming off. lol
  2. twood

    twood Veteran Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    Glen Morris, ON Canada
    Isoprophal alcohol....hope i spelled it right. Its 99.9% pure alcohol...but dont drink it..
  3. ProStreet383

    ProStreet383 Veteran Member

    May 23, 2007

    LOL ipa is Isopropyl alcohol diluted with water. Or there are commercially prepared products like carpro eraser or optimum power clean.

    You just want to make sure there is no residue on the paint that would interfere with the opti coat from bonding properly to the paint.

    Also it works on all surfaces. Take bare polished aluminum wheels for example. Polish those suckers to perfection then do an ipa wipe down and coat them with opti coat. Never have to polish them again!
  4. Matt T

    Matt T Veteran Member

    Nov 12, 2003
    Pawtucket, RI, USA
    I hope it works, but I'm highly skeptical. The low price and relative ease of application make it sound like snake oil to me.

    I read the info, and found some more here (Australian site was near the top of a Google search):
    "Clear ceramic" and a very thick coating sound good.
    However, I can't imagine how a single part, wipe on product can adhere, self-level at that thickness, and dry harder than a two-part epoxy clear. Also, why use diluted ipa for prep? Wouldn't commercial wax and grease remover be better?

    I'm not sure where you live, but I'd like to see it after 6 months to a year and 5k or more miles of sun, rain, bird crap, snow, salt, road tar, and whatever other paint destroying crud gets on daily drivers on a regular basis (and often does not get cleaned off more than weekly, at best). If it still beads up like that with just a regular wash, and the real nasty stuff (bird doo, raod tar, bug guts) still comes off easily, then I guess it's pretty good.
  5. ProStreet383

    ProStreet383 Veteran Member

    May 23, 2007

    This guy (scottwax) is a respected professional detailer. This shows you still beading strong after 22 months.

    This one shows the front bumper after 1 year. It was only applied to the front bumper of this car.

    Another after a year.

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