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Product Review: Sonax Polymer Net Shield

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One of the most discussed products in the detailing process are the products used for paint protection.  Synthetic sealants are a common choice because they are typically more durable than a wax, and less expensive than a paint coating.

The Sonax Polymer Net Shield is an aerosol based spray on sealant! Net Shield is formulated using organic and inorganic hybrid polymers that once sprayed, immediately react to oxygen and cross-link on your paint. The surface tension created causes water to bead up and roll off, allowing your vehicle to stay cleaner longer. The polymers produce a crisp, clear reflection while protecting your paint from UV rays, acid rain, bird droppings, airborne contamination, road salt and more.  If you are looking for a quick and easy way to protect your paint, give the Sonax Polymer Net Shield a try!

Sonax Polymer Net Shield (SPNS) is different than other sealants in that it comes in an aerosol can and must be applied by hand (rather than with a machine).  The following video shows how easy it is to apply SPNS to your vehicle.

First, the product is sprayed on the foam applicator.  Be aware of over spray!  As you can see, I missed the pad slightly and some of the product ended up directly on the paint.  This is not an issue if that is the area you are going to be working on, however you do not want to be spraying the product on an area where it will be left to dry.  I would typically spray the product away from the vehicle to avoid over spray.

Next, spread the product onto the paint.  I prefer to use a cross hatching motion to help ensure even coverage.  Then immediately remove with a clean microfiber towel.  It is important to work in small areas (approx. 2’x2′) as the product can be difficult to remove, or cause streaking, if you work in larger areas.  It does not take much product to cover an area, and you may notice that you don’t have to spray your applicator before each section, as you may have enough product that has soaked into your foam pad to do several small sections before you need to add more product.  Try dabbing the applicator on the surface to release some of the product that has soaked into the pad, and then spread it out.

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Photo:  SPNS is becoming known for it’s tremendous beading abilities.  It is no myth, this stuff beads water like crazy!

Sonax Polymer Net Shield is a product that I have used on several different vehicles now, and I am always pleased with the results.  The application may take a little getting used to, however it is not a difficult process and you’ll surely get the hang of it once you’ve worked a couple of sections.  SPNS provides good overall protection that helps your vehicle stay cleaner for longer periods of time, and also makes routine washing & drying easier.  Due to the awesome hydrophobic properties of this sealant, it is extremely quick and easy to blow the car off with a Master Blaster if you would like to avoid using a towel.

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If you’re looking for a nice sealant, look no further.  Sonax Polymer Net Shield is a great choice!

Bonus Tip: Enhance your SPNS by using Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer after your maintenance washes!  This quick detailer features amazing beading/sheeting properties of its own and will help prolong the life of your SPNS.  Be sure to check out my article on this product here: Product Review – Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer

As always, thanks for reading!

Zach McGovern
Zach McGovern
Attention To Detailing Peoria
Peoria, IL
AttentionToDetailingPeoria.com/

10 comments on Product Review: Sonax Polymer Net Shield

  1. CDot says:

    Hey Zach, what applicator is that you’re using?

  2. Mike says:

    Hi Zach,
    looks like good stuff. Quick question – do I have to strip the wax/sealant I currently have on the car, or can I simply apply this after my next wash?

    • Hey Mike, thanks for reading!

      Since this is a sealant (not a coating) you do not technically have to remove any previous layers of protection before applying. For best durability, however, it is always a good idea to remove existing waxes or sealants before applying a new layer.

  3. felix says:

    i love the shine beading and sheeting of spns almost like a coating but its not what i did not like is the removal of it i did a red mustang not to long ago i noticed when removing it that it would leave an almost oily residue upon close inspection i was using a 400 gsm towel i did notice if i used a bit of pressure it would come clean but that makes it harder to use compared to a quality wax sealant or coating il continue to use it cause its just that dam good as it works great on plastic wheels and all exterior surfaces i just wish the removal would be easier i will be trying car pros reload next it seems alot easier to apply and remove

    • Hi Felix,

      It sounds like you may have been using too much product. You’ll notice in my video the SPNS wiped away quickly and easily with little pressure, and left no traces of residual product/streaking. Reload, on the other hand, is definitely even easier to apply and remove. I am planning on doing a full review of that product in the near future as it is one of my all time favorites and I use it very, very often! Thanks for reading!

  4. Larry says:

    Is there a product that gives my client a wet finish. The detailed he had been using in another state makes his car look wet after he picks it up. However it does not last any longer then the first wash but I would like to know if there is a product that can give a care a few days wet look something like a dressing you put on after waxing or washing. It is a black Dodge 2013 truck, Please let me know. Thank You.

    • Hi Larry, a properly detailed vehicle will always produce a deep, wet looking finish. If the surface is dull and full of defects, the paint will need to be properly corrected to level the defects and reveal a deeper, darker looking finish. This enhanced appearance will then last for a long time with proper maintenance.

  5. James says:

    H Zach,

    Out of curiosity, can Netshield be applied to UKd chrome wheels?

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