2012 Sonata, 2-step correction and 22ple VX1 Pro Glass Coating

Discussion in 'Show and Shine' started by RaskyR1, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. RaskyR1

    RaskyR1 Jedi Nuba

    This car belongs to a good friend of mine and I actually talked her into going with 22ple. Since I see her often I figured it was a car I'd be able to monitor closely and observe how it holds up over time. She's had this car for about 6 months now and I've been meaning to get it in for a new car prep ever since. Unfortunately my schedule has pushed it out until just recently. With my wife out of town on business for a week I opted to do this one during the week after I was done at my full time job...she normally doesn't like me working during the week. ;)

    I actually did more of a "hybrid polish" on this one as the car had gone through the snap n' scratch (soft cloth) wash at the dealer prior to her buying it. LMAO I love how car wash owners say their soft mops don't scratch the paint....maybe not, but when they slap against your dirty wheels and tires, then go over your paint, they CAN and WILL scratch the paint! This was very evident by the amount of marring on the lower panels. As you progressed upwards to the horizontal panels they swirls were less and less sever. Because of this I was able to 1-step most the upper panels with just Sonax Perfect Finish. While that process still yielded excellent results on the lower panels too, some deeper marring remained which I wanted to remove. For those areas I went with D300/MF for the initial correction and followed it with Sonax Perfect Finish.


    50/50 test spots with SPF


    After with Brinkmann










    Thanks for looking,
  2. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    looking good.
  3. Rocket01

    Rocket01 Birth of a Detailer

    Looks great Chad. I haven't looked at this coating yet. I need to do some research.
  4. dblackn

    dblackn Two Bucket System Washer

    Wow that came out great! I have to do one of those later this month.
  5. Chaseme

    Chaseme DB Forum Supporter

    Great work Chad. Was 22ple metal and wheel coat used on the wheels too?
  6. Woob

    Woob Jedi Nuba

    22ple vs Opticoat, how would you compare them?
  7. RaskyR1

    RaskyR1 Jedi Nuba

    Thanks Guys!

    This is the second one I've done now and the paint on the bumper covers and lower rocker panel have been rock hard on both cars! ;)

    Thanks Chase! Nope, just the paint on this one as she didn't want to spring for the added cost to do the wheels.

    With my limited use I can only comment on application, look, and feel. Way too soon to know about durability and I haven't rewashed this car yet so don't know how the release properties are or the water sheeting.

    • 22ple is stupid easy to apply where Opti-Guard (I don't use OC2.0) can be a little temperamental in warmer/humid temps and more time sensitive.
    • 22ple darkens/richens the paint more
    • 22ple leaves a slicker feel
    • Don't know how much this matter but 22ple turned the micro suede applicator stiff when it dried where OG did not, or at least not as stiff.

    I do think OG will out last 22ple in the long run, but only time will tell. ;)
  8. rwisejr

    rwisejr DB Forum Supporter

    That came out great .
  9. Pureshine

    Pureshine DB Pro Supporter

    Cars looks great nice work.
  10. Woob

    Woob Jedi Nuba

    Thanks for the info Rasky! Let us know Dirt Resistance & Durability! Cost comes into the picture compared to the OC, but interesting!.
  11. porta

    porta Jedi Nuba

    Nice flake pop! Sonax PF is a great polish.
  12. SoCal Garage

    SoCal Garage DB Forum Supporter

    Just looks terrific!!! These new coatings are stunning and changing the face of detailing forever.

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