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Old 11-14-2017, 07:44 AM
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Hey @Texan42 ... do you like this stuff? Should I try it?



I can't quite tell from your posts.

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Actually I plan to. Was going to apply it over T-day, but now I'm going to be out of town. Probably gonna have to wait till Xmas.
hey, I thought I'd share something that works well and is easier to apply than wax....hopefully making clean up easier after being off road..
I shared about light bar security bolts from a company and people ordered them and liked them......and I have absolutely nothing to do with the company, just great security bolts.

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hey, I thought I'd share something that works well and is easier to apply than wax....hopefully making clean up easier after being off road..
I shared about light bar security bolts from a company and people ordered them and liked them......and I have absolutely nothing to do with the company, just great security bolts.
haha ya I'm just busting your balls.
This was the first I've heard of it and I'm going to be trying it.
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Ok, I know, very few people interested in this product, but I have to say.....it is great. Washed the jeep today and it still beads water better than when I wax! Windshield and paint. Still feels very smooth to the touch. Will definitely buy this again, one day, as I had to use very little for entire JKU.
I looked for this on Amazon and saw they have a base coat called Show Polish they recommend using first, then use Tech Shine for maintenance washes. Did you use the Show Polish, or just Tech Shine?
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:48 AM
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I looked for this on Amazon and saw they have a base coat called Show Polish they recommend using first, then use Tech Shine for maintenance washes. Did you use the Show Polish, or just Tech Shine?
I only used the tech shine, didn't know about a polish......may have to try that.
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Ha! I was just kidding ;-) It's nice to hear an enthusiasstic recommendation. Amazon says my bottle arrives tomorrow. My Jeep lives outdoors, so keeping a protective coating on it is a plus. I have no complaint with "easy" either!
I do plan a full detail with polish, sealant, wax, and shine coat before snow season.
I'll let you know what I think of the stuff.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:52 PM
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Ha! I was just kidding ;-) It's nice to hear an enthusiasstic recommendation. Amazon says my bottle arrives tomorrow. My Jeep lives outdoors, so keeping a protective coating on it is a plus. I have no complaint with "easy" either!
I do plan a full detail with polish, sealant, wax, and shine coat before snow season.
I'll let you know what I think of the stuff.
I think I may order the polish too....Can't imagine it being even better. My jeep lives outdoors too...windows still look like they were cleaned, paint still looks waxed.
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Ok, hunting all last week....dust, then mud, the cow shit on the paint....I don't think it held up as well as wax does. Yes, it is still way easier, but didn't wake washing much easier, a little, but not much.
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Needed to get a wax done last week, but couldn't wait for shipping. I just used Meguiars Fast finish and it was easy to apply. Can't say it repels dust, but it is not attracting it like the Turtle Ice does. Supposed to last a year, but I doubt that...we will see. I will say it made my black hardtop look 100% better than the Ice.

It can be used stand alone or top over wax. I applied it over a coat of Mothers Reflections after waiting 12hrs and it did turn out looking good.
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I just ordered today.
BTW, their own website with shipping is cheaper than Amazon with free prime shipping.

I got the two piece set of polish/paint prep and sealant.
I won't be able to apply until mid december though.
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Old 11-30-2017, 07:39 AM
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I just ordered today.
BTW, their own website with shipping is cheaper than Amazon with free prime shipping.

I got the two piece set of polish/paint prep and sealant.
I won't be able to apply until mid december though.
Glad you got a good price on it! I like it....I guess impossible to repel all the dust, etc. from the all weather roads on the ranch....that stuff is heavy...like a huge white cloud behind you as you drive. As far as the cow shit, guess it didn't stick as bad as it could have without TS.
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I used this a couple weeks ago and do like it!
Exactly the same as a product made by Adam's Polishes called "H2O Guard & Gloss" which is $20 for a 16 ounce bottle.
This seems a bit "thicker" and I like it a bit better, though I usually really like the Adam's products best.
Thanks again Texan42
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I used this a couple weeks ago and do like it!
Exactly the same as a product made by Adam's Polishes called "H2O Guard & Gloss" which is $20 for a 16 ounce bottle.
This seems a bit "thicker" and I like it a bit better, though I usually really like the Adam's products best.
Thanks again Texan42
Glad you like it....I think the best thing about it is the ease of application...
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Bought it. Tried it. Love it.

Simple and easy to use. I've applied two coats in a two-week span, hoping it'll last through the Winter/road salt months.

Tech Shine on Top, Fluid Film on the bottom. Fingers crossed for an easy clean up next spring!

Thanks for the recommendation @Texan42
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Bought it. Tried it. Love it.

Simple and easy to use. I've applied two coats in a two-week span, hoping it'll last through the Winter/road salt months.

Tech Shine on Top, Fluid Film on the bottom. Fingers crossed for an easy clean up next spring!

Thanks for the recommendation @Texan42
Cool! No problem...like to share new ....to me, things!
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The video looks interesting. Something I use and I use it on everything, paint, black plastic, windows, everything is Hawaiian Shine by Jax Wax. It's just a spray wax, nothing like the tech shine here. It doesn't attract dust or dirt, bugs come off easy and it is simple to apply, like any other spray wax. It is not a cleaner of the black plastic, but when applied, it works very well in keeping it from getting dirty and it keeps it black. Jax Wax products are water based, not silicone, hence it doens't attract dust.

Not affiliated at all, but just sharing about a product I like, especially for the black plastic.
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Texan 42,
Snow slid off this Tech Shine finish very well.
I want to see how it holds up to the salt slurry North Carolina coats the roads with every time someone says the word "snow"
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Texan 42,
Snow slid off this Tech Shine finish very well.
I want to see how it holds up to the salt slurry North Carolina coats the roads with every time someone says the word "snow"
That is good to hear! Lol, we got snow last Friday in South Texas!! Lol, about 6 inches in my area....was so weird....hasn't happened in 13 years and wasn't this much last time.
I grew up in the North Carolina mountains and I've missed the snow!!!
Oh, and yeah, it slid off my jeep too!
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Finally got around to using this stuff yesterday.
Normally I'm a fanatic when it comes to detailing my vehicles and I've used all kinds of product. But with the Jeep, not so much for some reason. I got both the Aerolon polish and the tech shine as a kit direct from their website. I thought maybe the tech shine would perform better if it had a base product on there first.

First I washed the JKU using dawn. Then dried it.
My JKU is only a few months old but went ahead and quickly claybarred it. Didn't need much work there, but needed a little. Once the paint was clean, I then broke out the Aerolon Polish. Very easy to apply. I would normally have broken out the random orbital polisher, but again, the paint didn't really need any correction and the thought of using it on the JKU with all the weird things sticking out of the hood, all the hard angles, bolts, all the black trim... I said screw it and just hand polished.

I didn't even really put any effort in. The bottle says to polish until you feel the paint is cleaned/corrected and then apply a nice even coat and let it cure for 20 mins. I basically just went over each section a bit and made sure I had fairly even coverage and moved on to the next section. It hazed over pretty quickly. A couple times I felt it started drying before I was even done with that section. I did the whole jeep and then gave it an extra 10 mins or so.

By that time the first panels had been "curing" for a good 30 mins or more. Grabbed a microfiber and started to remove it, and it removed VERY VERY easily. No effort, just simple wiping/buffing.

Once the polish was removed it was time for the tech shine. Since you are supposed to apply it after washing but still wet, I grabbed the hose and sprayed down the whole vehicle. Due to the polish I had just applied, the whole thing already beaded up like crazy. Now I applied some tech shine to the included pad and started to "apply" it. This is where it gets weird. You are applying to a wet car so the term "applying" seemed very abstract to me. There's not really any way to tell if you've applied it evenly... or at all. Then I started adding more generous amounts to the pad and realized that then the water you are wiping across the paint has a more greasy appearance to it. At least now I could tell something was getting on the paint. So i proceeded that way and when I was done I still had only used maybe a 10-15% of the bottle. And as instructed, I did everything... windows, trim, bumpers, mirrors, etc. If I hit a hard angle you'd see a clump of white goo get left behind.

Once completely applied, I got out the hose again (silence of the lambs?) and began hosing it down, paying extra attention around the door handles, bolts, etc where any white globs might have been. Once done it was all water beaded so I took the sprayer off the hose and did a final gently rinse with the free flowing water which leaves the vehicle mostly dry. Got out the microfiber drying towel and finished it off.

The Jeep is super smooth and clean, like a baby's bottom and it took very little work/time.
Prep is key so make sure the paint is clean before applying either product. Once clean, the process is very easy and fast. And it looks damn good. Next time I wash I'll apply the tech shine again. The bottle should easily last half a dozen applications if not more.

So far, for a Jeep, I'm impressed. Will see how things go long term.

Has anyone seen any info on using typical detail sprays between applications? I assume that's ok?
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Finally got around to using this stuff yesterday.
Normally I'm a fanatic when it comes to detailing my vehicles and I've used all kinds of product. But with the Jeep, not so much for some reason. I got both the Aerolon polish and the tech shine as a kit direct from their website. I thought maybe the tech shine would perform better if it had a base product on their first.

First I washed the JKU using dawn. Then dried it.
My JKU is only a few months old but went ahead and quickly claybarred it. Didn't need much work there, but needed a little. Once the paint was clean, I then broke out the Aerolon Polish. Very easy to apply. I would normally have broken out the random orbital polisher, but again, the paint didn't really need any correction and the thought of using it on the JKU with all the weird things sticking out of the hood, all the hard angles, bolts, all the black trim... I said screw it and just hand polished.

I didn't even really put any effort in. The bottle says to polish until you feel the paint is cleaned/corrected and then apply a nice even coat and let it cure for 20 mins. I basically just went over each section a bit and made sure I had fairly even coverage and moved on to the next section. It hazed over pretty quickly. A couple times I felt it started drying before I was even done with that section. I did the whole jeep and then gave it an extra 10 mins or so.

By that time the first panels had been "curing" for a good 30 mins or more. Grabbed a microfiber and started to remove it, and it removed VERY VERY easily. No effort, just simple wiping/buffing.

Once the polish was removed it was time for the tech shine. Since you are supposed to apply it after washing, I grabbed the hose and sprayed down the whole vehicle. Due to the polish I had just applied, the whole thing already beaded up like crazy. Now I applied some tech shine to the included pad and started to "apply" it. This is where it gets weird. You are applying to a wet car so the term "applying" seemed very abstract to me. There's not really any way to tell if you've applied it evenly... or at all. Then I started adding more generous amounts to the pad and realized that then the water you are wiping across the paint has a more greasy appearance to it. At least now I could tell something was getting on the paint. So i proceeded that way and when I was done I still had only used maybe a 10-15% of the bottle. And as instructed, I did everything... windows, trim, bumpers, mirrors, etc. If I hit a hard angle you'd see a clump of white goo get left behind.

Once completely applied, I got out the hose again (silence of the lambs?) and began hosing it down, paying extra attention around the door handles, bolts, etc where any white globs might have been. Once done it was all water beaded so I took the sprayer off the hose and did a final gently rinse with the free flowing water which leaves the vehicle mostly dry. Got out the microfiber drying towel and finished it off.

The Jeep is super smooth and clean, like a baby's bottom and it took very little work/time.
Prep is key so make sure the paint is clean before applying either product. Once clean, the process is very easy and fast. And it looks damn good. Next time I wash I'll apply the tech shine again. The bottle should easily last half a dozen applications if not more.

So far, for a Jeep, I'm impressed. Will see how things go long term.

Has anyone seen any info on using typical detail sprays between applications? I assume that's ok?
I will definitely do it this way next time! Great write up! Guess I'm going to buy the polish...
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I used Tech Shine and Topcoat F11 on my wife's BMW and if you use it after every wash, it works great, but if you don't, it will only last a month tops. I wasn't impressed for the price. The only really good option for a long lasting shine is a ceramic coating. If you go down the ceramic coating route, make sure you properly prep your vehicle for the coating, get rid of swirls and shallow scratches as a ceramic coating will only magnify these imperfections
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I used Tech Shine and Topcoat F11 on my wife's BMW and if you use it after every wash, it works great, but if you don't, it will only last a month tops. I wasn't impressed for the price. The only really good option for a long lasting shine is a ceramic coating. If you go down the ceramic coating route, make sure you properly prep your vehicle for the coating, get rid of swirls and shallow scratches as a ceramic coating will only magnify these imperfections
Ya, there's no way I'd expect one coat of this stuff to last for several months. My impression is that it's supposed to be used after each wash. And since it only takes an extra few minutes, that's easy enough to do.

Did you use a detail spray at all with the TS?
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I used Tech Shine and Topcoat F11 on my wife's BMW and if you use it after every wash, it works great, but if you don't, it will only last a month tops. I wasn't impressed for the price. The only really good option for a long lasting shine is a ceramic coating. If you go down the ceramic coating route, make sure you properly prep your vehicle for the coating, get rid of swirls and shallow scratches as a ceramic coating will only magnify these imperfections
I'm having Ceramic Pro applied after the new year, hope it lives up to all the hype.

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