A unique thing about professional detailers is we are â€śeasyâ€ť for waxes and sealants – we’ll try out any of them for the right price! Well I picked up a gallon of Jet Seal 109, yes a gallon! The price was so out of this world I had to try it sinceÂ the gallon was cheaper than 8oz of the stuff. Don’t ask how it got this deal, because I won’t tell, but there is a good reason to visit car shows on the last day, the vendors will deal like a there is no tomorrow!
Okay, back to the real reason for this short posting. I decided to put it on the wife’s car for the winter and do a 50/50 test on the hood. A 50/50 is where you have another product on the other half of the panel, in this case the hood. I applied it by hand with a foam applicator, and it was easy to get it thin. It is now march 2010, approx 6 months since I started the test.
The Jet Seal 109 is SUPER easy to apply, and even easier to remove. I allowed the Jet Seal 109 to cure on the paint for about 20 minutes, then forgot about it for another 15 minutes. Many waxes/sealants might turn to stone in this amount of time, my other test wax/sealant was harder to remove than usual but not bad. The Jet Seal 109 was so easy, I was amazed, no streaking, no heavy buffing, just wipe and flip the towel, move on. The directions said to apply a second coat for assurance of coverage, I never read directions, and surprised I did this time, but I applied only one coat. I figured lets see how this works for the lazy detailer on his wife’s car. Yes, I love my wife so forget that assumed thought you had!
Something this easy must have durability concerns, right? Well it’s 6 months of Utah winters, tons of calcium salts, sodium salts, and home-brew of grit all over the roads, and while the â€śperkynessâ€ť of the beading has diminished, it’s still beading and water runs off pretty easy to this day. I’m going to have to wait about 2 more months before I can polish the car for spring, but I’m betting it will still be protecting the paint.
I like the reflections, glow, ease of use and durability of Jet Seal 109. On some dark colors I’m a fan of other options, but this now has a place in the cupboard for clients in a hurry. I have also used it as a wheel sealant with much success too.
If you have used Jet Seal 109, post up your findings. I look forward to your questions and responses.