Game Changer - HydroSilex Recharge - Coating?

Discussion in 'Last Steps: Waxes, Sealants, and Coatings' started by detailersdomain, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    HydroSilex Recharge

    We received the HydroSilex Recharge a little while ago and all I can say is it's incredible! If you are looking for a super easy and quick way to get your car protected this is what I feel is the best way to do it.

    It's hard to compare this to anything out there because it's so versatile. It's a hybrid of sorts, it's as easy to use as a detail spray but has the traits and strengths of products like Reload, Brilliant Shine, Polymer Net Shield, Cure, Wet Coat, Wash Coat, SiFinish, and many others. What's funny is where most other manufacturers have two products or even three, HydroSilex Recharge has condensed the two or three into 1 product! The HydroSilex Recharge will save you time and provide results.

    Now if you love waxing your car or pulling out your orbital polisher to lay down your favorite sealant or wax, this is not the product for you.

    Where we see this product:
    • Early adopter - diy guy - that loves everything about a coating but doesn't want the fuss of the potential risks involved of a coating.
    • diy or pro that wants to take some time off his routine maintenance
    • for pros - an easy, efficient, effective way to protect customers' cars

    What the manufacturer says:

    HydroSilex is the first “professional” coating that doesn’t need a professional to do the install. The simplicity of the installation makes HydroSilex into the perfect coating for the DIY.

    Once applied HydroSilex cures into a durable transparent ceramic layer on top of the substrate. The new top layer adds shine and protects the substrate from getting in contact with contaminants, UV, minor scratches and other harmful chemicals.

    HYDROSILEX Recharge - As a maintanence Spray
    Ceramic coatings will not perform as promised unless they are cared for. HydroSilex is the perfect product for your already installed proffesional coating.


    Let's get all the questions out of the way, these were some of the questions th came to mind when we were testing the product out.......


    Recharge is engineered to be used as both a maintenance coating for traditional coated surfaces or as a stand-alone protection. It works with any coating brand to help maintain gloss, self-cleaning, UV protection and slick surface feel. As a stand-alone, it also provides those features.

    HydroSilex Recharge creates an extremely slick surface which serves as a repellent from environmental contaminants, while providing UV protection against fading.

    HydroSilex Recharge is a ceramic-based coating, it is not designed to resist scratches like a conventional glass coating.

    HydroSilex Recharge can be used on virtually any surface. It can be applied to bare metal, stainless steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, wood, fiberglass, stone, marble tiles, automotive paint, gel coats and more.

    HydroSilex Recharge is extremely easy to use! It's as easy as spray on and wipe/rinse off. Unlike other maintenance coatings that only have one method of application. HydroSilex Recharge can be applied numerous ways. It can be applied using both wet and dry methods. Refer to our "How to Install" section for instructions on each method of application.

    Yes, it can be applied using the recommended mixing ratio for application with a foam cannon. Mix 1 ounce of Recharge in a typical 32oz foam cannon bottle, with water. For a heavier application, simply pour Recharge into the foam cannon bottle, then apply. Pour any unused product back into Recharge bottle when finished.

    By design, HydroSilex Recharge gives instant hydrophobic effect upon contact. Because it is engineered to be applied wet, the surface can be exposed to water immediately. Yes, HydroSilex Recharge creates a slick surface that is extremely hydrophobic and thus creating a self-cleaning surface that requires less maintenance.

    HydroSilex Recharge can last from 6 to 8 months, but will last indefinitely longer if used routinely as it was designed. The product is designed to be layered, so the more often it is used, the longer the durability and effect.

    Yes, HydroSilex provides protection against oxidation and fading from UV exposure.

    Yes, HydroSilex Recharge is great for use on Paint Protection Film as those products do not have built in protection against UV exposure. It will help keep those surfaces easy to clean by creating a slick barrier, without the common build up by waxes and sealants on the edges of the film.

    This BMW M2 was Recharged - the full front has a clear bar on it.

    Installation is as easy as it can possibly get, here is what HydroSilex wants us to use the product.

    My favorite way to apply the product is probably going to be dry, for some reason my head is telling me that it will be the best way to get the most out of the product (in the sense of durability), without diluting it like on a wet application via drying the vehicle or installing it via a foam cannon or foam gun.

    So that being said my thinking is for the 1st application go dry and for maintenance with HydroSilex use it in a foam cannon, foam gun, or as a drying agent, either way imagine that while you are drying the car you are adding that slick feel to it as well as giving your car protection 1-8 months worth!

    Dry Application
    1. Spray Hydrosilex Recharge onto clean vehicle surfaces
    2. Follow up immediately and dry with a clean microfiber towel
    3. Buff with an additional clean microfiber towel if necessary.

    *****Always use clean towels. Microfiber towels are recommended.*****

    Wet Application
    1. During the wash process, rinse the vehicle.
    2. Spray Hydrosilex Recharge onto all wet exterior surfaces
    3. Rinse treated surfaces immediately before Recharge dries on surface until water runs clear.
    4. Dry vehicle properly with a microfiber towel
    *****Always use clean towels, microfiber towels are recommended. *****

    Foam Cannon Application
    1. Once the wash final rinse process is complete, fill the foam cannon dispenser bottle with Hydrosilex Recharge
    2. Apply to Hydrosilex Recharge utilizing the foam cannon on all exterior surfaces of the vehicle. use approximatly 250 ml per vehicle.
    3. Rinse treated surfaces with water thoroughly until water runs clear.
    4. Dry vehicle properly with a clean microfiber towel
    *****Always use clean towels, microfiber towels are recommended. *****


    Water Beading is on point, HydroSilex Recharge was used over this coated BMW M3, in this case Recharge was used to boost the current coating.


    Some of the microfibers we have used with the HydroSilex Recharge with great results:

    The Rag Company Drago
    The Rag Company Pluffe
    The Rag Company Eagle Edgeless
    Uber Classic
    Uber Quick Detail
    Uber All Purpose
    Adam's Great White
    Uber Super Drying

    Last edited: Dec 31, 2017
  2. Mbkite

    Mbkite Member

    I'll be in soon save me one
  3. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    no problem in stock and ready to go
  4. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    been working with this product now for a few weeks. here are some examples.
  5. Philly

    Philly New Member

    Just finished up using HydroSilex very easy product to use and drove Car on these salty roads in NY car still looks amazing
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
  6. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    Phil that's great would love to keep hearing from you on your experiences.
  7. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    some updates

    The application for a wet-method of HydroSilex Recharge is the following:

    Wet Application:

    1. During the wash process, rinse the vehicle.

    2. Spray Hydrosilex Recharge onto all wet exterior surfaces

    3. Rinse treated surfaces immediately before Recharge dries on surface

    4. Dry vehicle properly with a microfiber towel

    ********* update *********
    The product will only cause some level of spotting or streaking if left to dry or not leveled/rinsed/wiped quickly. Silica Dioxide products do not leave spotting or streaks unless they are not leveled out quickly (within 2 to 5 minutes) and Recharge is a SiO2 product and will require a quick leveling process that can be done with a rinse or a microfiber towel. To help remove the product if left to dry, use a solvent wipe down on in many cases spraying with water and wiping down with a microfiber towel will do the trick. I hope this helps you and let me know if you have any further questions.
  8. yamabob

    yamabob Two Bucket System Washer

    Well I tried on the car and will see how well it holds up as it sits outside 24/7. What I don't like is the week wait to re-apply another layer ( per an e-mail from Mike-CEO/Founder).
    One thing I can say is I have done my stainless steel appliances and the lack of fingerprints/ ease of cleanup is amazing. Salt has been sprayed on the car from passer-by's can't wait to see the ease in which it will clean up
  9. pitbullfan01

    pitbullfan01 Virgin Detailer

    A few questions:
    I want to do a "Wet Application of HydroSilex using the directions shown above for a wet application. after a thorough rinse, could I just use my air dryer to dry the vehicle rather than microfiber towels to dry the vehicle? Would I achieve the same results or should the vehicle be dried and buffed with microfiber towels after the wet application to achieve the best results? Also, how much of the product should be sprayed on/applied to a large SUV for each wet application? 1/2 of a 16 oz bottle?
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  10. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    that's great to hear about the stainless steel appliances, I've done this in my shower glass doors and it's been holding up great. As with my quartz counter top and chrome faucets.

    Keep us posted on the HydroSilex Recharge.
  11. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    we have done it with a blower but honestly you want to make sure you can thoroughly dry it so it won't spot up.
    you won't need 1/2 a bottle to spray on an SUV alot less can be used.
  12. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    beading shots on an RS3


    on a Toyota Sequoia
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  13. Ron Harris

    Ron Harris New Member

    HydroSilex is just an awesome product. We've been testing it out on different condition cars. In every situation it's given us outstanding results.

    Foam Cannon method seams a little wasteful to me.

    Wet spray on application is our go to method.

    Spray on wipe off takes longer but probably uses the least amount of product.
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  14. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    thanks for the feedback appreciate it.
  15. dblgoat

    dblgoat New Member

    Thinking of using HydroSilex Recharge as a stand alone LSP. Is it necessary to remove any remaining wax or sealant with a mild polish and a prep wipe (like IPA) before applying HydroSilex Recharge??
  16. Bargainer

    Bargainer New Member

    I want one of this... please save one for me :D
  17. Mike Heck

    Mike Heck New Member

    Last edited: Apr 13, 2018
  18. Scott Rickenbacker

    Scott Rickenbacker New Member

    Over a wax, or should one use an IPA for a virgin finish before applying? Inquiring minds wanna know.

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