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Old 03-01-2021, 08:09 AM   #321
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Nothing wrong with using a good sponge, I've been using the one that came with Soft99 Extra Gold and had no damage.

Same as using the Zymol sponge.
I know this discussion has been done before however for me it's not about the using of the sponge it's the fact that they're advising not to use a wash mitt as it will scratch your paint..........despite the chenille wash mitt winning the PVD testing as the most safest method think it was in issue 10
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:24 PM   #322
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I know this discussion has been done before however for me it's not about the using of the sponge it's the fact that they're advising not to use a wash mitt as it will scratch your paint..........despite the chenille wash mitt winning the PVD testing as the most safest method think it was in issue 10
I've only had marring from lambswool and noddle mitts, MF mitts and sponges have been great. I just wish Chemical Guys would bring back the Schmitt.
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Old 03-01-2021, 07:45 PM   #323
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I know this discussion has been done before however for me it's not about the using of the sponge it's the fact that they're advising not to use a wash mitt as it will scratch your paint..........despite the chenille wash mitt winning the PVD testing as the most safest method think it was in issue 10
Yep remember this well.
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Old 15-03-2021, 01:35 PM   #324
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I kindly got sent a tester bottle of the graphene shield from Muska, but have only just had chance to test it out.

Used the bonnet of my wife's Zafira as a test bed as it faces the front door for inspection. Washed, decontaminated and then one stage with the DA. I split the panel into 4 sections and used UPOL panel wipe for 3 of the sections before product application and the 4th I used Obsession Wax Lustrate pre-wax cleanser.

I wanted to use two different pre application products under the Zymol I have experience with. So top left in the picture I used Car-Chem Lockdown sealant, bottom left was Sonax BSD. On the right two sections I applied the Zymol, generously.

Didn't have any issues with application, was a bit windy so dried quicker than it would normally so one of the two Zymol sections took a little more effort to remove but less than Lockdown which dried very quick. The two Zymol sections feel very slick, as does the Lockdown section unlike the BSD which feels grabby in comparison. I'd also say the Zymol and Lockdown have darkened and added to the look of the panel.

So far I can't find anything wrong with the Zymol, but I will say that Lockdown seems very similar but is pried at £11 for 500ml (always deals so can be had much cheaper).

I resisted the urge to apply water to see the water behaviour, will give them time to fully cure. I will update in a few days and will also use CarPro Reset to see if it vanishes.

Photos added, one before and one after with thebonnet split
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OOOOOOOooooooooohhhhhh this might kick off again!

Good, I look forward to the results.
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Old 15-03-2021, 07:24 PM   #326
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@Kenan have you got any milder shampoos than Reset, even though it's pH neutral it definitely packs a punch and can degrade QDs and other products with low chemical resistance and I suspect you will have at least one of those on the panel

Trying to get ahead of the inevitable finger pointing
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Old 15-03-2021, 07:35 PM   #327
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Your not gonna use the zymol recommended application method of washing with a sponge then applying half a bottle of hd cleanse to prep the panel? .
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Old 15-03-2021, 08:31 PM   #328
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Wow, blast from the past. I thought this thread was well and truly forgotten. Still have an almost full bottle of this but unless this test proves otherwise I shall be leaving it at the back of the shelf. Looking forward to both the water behaviour and longevity....
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Old 15-03-2021, 08:57 PM   #329
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I feel bad as haven't had time to use it sooner, so sorry I'm late to the party.

I could use a different shampoo, have several to choose from but the urge to recreate the Apex review is strong "well I guess that ends the test"

I did try my best to find a yellow sponge, but the only one I have has scouring pad the other side. I did apply the Zymon generously, it was running down the grill at one point . .

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So I got chance to put some water on the products. Bonnet was a little dusty but here is a video of the water behaviour before washing, sorry it's upside down . .

https://youtu.be/L7Rsax6tKFk

I then washed with my Adams washpad and Wax Planet Lava shampoo and below is the video after

https://youtu.be/yjshaTFIicg


In the words of Brian from Apex "Well that seems to be the end of this test"

I didn't honestly think it would go the same way as it did for Brian, mabye I should of used a yellow sponge? Who knows but you can see the other products still working, lockdown being the winner for me.

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