Can I put wax on top of sealant?
Sealants should be applied to the paint first, and should not go on top of a wax. This is because sealants need to properly bond to the paint in order to maximise durability. Waxes can be applied over the top of sealants or on their own.
How often should you apply Bead Maker?
But longevity from it is how long it lives on it’s own without reapplyied. And the claim of around 2 months is apply it once and reapply is only needed to be done before it fails and just begin to weakens. So apply it as a drying aid or dry every 4-5 days in the part of stand alone LSP is not a longevity from it.
How long does it take Bead Maker to cure?
What makes Bead Maker different is the surface migrating molecule that attaches to the paint surface of a vehicle. Once attached this molecule cross-links and polymerizes on the surface thus building a hydrophobic durable layer of protection. Cure time is essentially two hours depending upon ambient conditions.
Can you use Bead Maker as a quick detailer?
It’s an easy-on, easy off product that leaves some protection on the surface. That is however where I stopped being impressed by it. Reason being, I saw Beadmaker more as a quick detailer with some durability as opposed to a sealant that’s easy to apply.
What comes first sealant or wax?
The answer is, the paint sealant always comes first. The reason is that car waxes almost always contain some kind of oily, slippery-feeling additive. It’s necessary to make the wax pliable and easier to use.
Can you put a ceramic wax over a sealant?
Can you apply a ceramic coating over the top of a sealant? Ceramic coatings should not be applied over waxes, sealants or glazes as they prevent the coating bonding to the paintwork. This reduces the durability and performance of the coating, and may lead to a streaky or smeared finish.
Does Bead Maker attract dust?
IME, Beadmaker neither attract nor repel dust, no more no less than other products.
How long does Bead Maker protection last?
Using this only as a drying aid this is my experience with Bead Maker. Longevity: 3-4 weeks at most in my experience even in light conditions.
How do you use a Bead Maker as drying aid?
Simply spray Bead Maker Paint Protectant onto your paint, then wipe it off with a clean, dry microfiber towel. Once the entirety of the Bead Maker is wiped off of your vehicle, give the product 8-10 hours to fully cure.
Is SiO2 a Bead Maker?
Bead Maker is a polymer sealant and does not contain SiO2.
Can you wax on top of wax?
When a product is worn, it can either be removed and re-applied, or a new layer can be re-applied on top of the worn layer. Some products allow this more then others. Wax degrades and gets dirty. Applying a new layer of wax on top of dirty, old wax will provide a dirty and unstable bottom for the new wax.
Should I wax after sealant?
As a general rule, the most durable product should always be used as the base, so for example if you were working with a sealant and a wax, the sealant would be your base layer that is then topped with the wax.
Do you have to remove wax before applying ceramic coating?
We recommend a wax-free, gloss-free soap like Clean Slate. Clean Slate isn’t just wax-free, it will also strip away any remaining sealants, waxes or glazes. Only once the surface is residue-free will your ceramic coating be able to properly bond to your paintwork.
Can I polish over ceramic coating?
Because of its restorative properties, applying a polishing compound to your ceramic coating would simply strip away this protective layer, leaving your car with nothing but the exposed clear coat. While this is great for removing old layers of wax, it shortens rather than extends the life of your paint sealant.
How long after sealant can you wax?
Once the sealant has cured for 12 hours apply your favorite wax and you’ll be good to go.
What is ceramic coating for cars?
What is ceramic coating? Ceramic coating in general is a nano protective layer on your car to prevent from bird drops, scratches, stone chips, iron powder, UV, dust and dirt.
What is a drying aid for cars?
A drying aid is a spray-on product that is applied to your wet car before you dry it off with a towel. It helps in 2 major ways: adding lubrication to prevent scratches and makes it easier to achieve a streak-free finish.
What is drying aid?
By definition (in detailing) a drying aid is a product that is applied and assists with the manual towel-drying process of a vehicle. Where does a drying aid work best? We suggest using a drying aid immediately after washing your vehicle, while it is still wet.
Can you layer wax?
With carnauba waxes, you can layer right over each layer as many times as your heart desires. All you have to look out for is that each layer has cured before adding more wax – simply let it haze, buff the excess with a microfiber towel, and reapply.
Can you lacquer over wax?
You need to get the wood as clean as possible. Even so, you probably won’t get all the wax out of the wood’s pores, so after you have cleaned the wood as well as you can, brush or spray a first coat of shellac. The shellac will still bond well to wood with a little wax residue left. Be sure the shellac isn’t real old.
Can you use bead maker on ceramic coating?
First things first, Bead Maker is a spray-able polymer sealant that can be used to top coat on waxed, sealed, or ceramic coated vehicles. It can also be used as a stand-alone protectant and as a drying aid. It performs its best when applied to a dry, freshly detailed, vehicle.
How do I apply bead maker?
Spray apply Bead Maker to paint surface. (Bead Maker may be applied to wet or dry surfaces. Dry surface application will enhance overall product performance.) Once applied remove product with a micro fiber towel.
Can I use bead maker instead of synthetic wax?
Instead of using a synthetic wax after every 2nd wash, I can use bead maker instead. I’ve also even applied SKIN over bead maker on the hood ontop of bead maker. No problems after the 8 hour cure time. I did notice the water beads much better on just the P&S treated surfaces than on the P&S + SKIN.
Why choose bead maker?
It’s been called Liquid Gold for a reason. Bead Maker includes UV inhibitors/filter to add UV protection and can also be used as a drying aid, topper for ceramic coating or wax, on windows or wheels. Great on carbon fiber. Never fear the rain. No better shine. No slicker surface.