I’ve been using 22ple products for the last 4 years. In fact, 22ple VX Pro was the first coating I had ever experimented with and it was on my personal vehicle for almost 3 years.
The 22ple brand has always produced high quality products that were user friendly and performed exceptionally well. I’ve been testing the latest 22ple coatings against many competitors and have been extremely pleased with what I have seen. I asked the creator of the 22ple product line to share some more information about these coatings to help distinguish their enhancements over the previous generation of coatings and to help compare them to other products on the market.
Here is a brief Q&A session that contains a lot of great information about 22ple coatings and their brand.
How do 22ple VX3 and VX PRO2 differ from the first generation of 22ple coatings (VX PRO and VX1)?
22ple VX PRO2 & VX3 both use the latest generation of Ultra High Molecular Weight silica, which is a more advanced version of silica used in the original VX PRO & VX1.
While VX PRO & VX1 can more than hold itself against any other coating product out in the market today, we have decided to invest heavily and incorporate this newer silica into our new products so we could move several steps ahead of the rest and offer these class leading products to our clients today. The “money man” would prefer us to use only the cheapest ingredients to meet a certain cost target, and still market it as the latest and greatest product, but those who have used our products and follow our brand since 2010 would know that we will never adopt this direction.
What is Ultra High Molecular Weight (UHMW) Silica?
This is a newly developed grade of silica which is much more advanced, refined and it’s molecules are denser than the common polysiloxane. This will allow us to use a lower percentage of silica by volume, while still achieving, or exceeding, the performance of the previous generation of silica. The utilization of UHMW Silica has allowed us to add other proprietary ingredients to make our coatings perform at an even higher level than before. I like to call it “22ple on steroids”.
How do 22ple VX PRO 2 and VX3 Signature Compare to each other?
With PRO2, we followed the concept of “cost-no-object” mindset to produce a coating that is technically superior to our competitors and also offers much more durability compared to even our best-selling VX PRO. On top of that, the color depth, gloss, chemical resistance, UV protection as well as water beading performance are a couple of levels more advanced.
With VX3, we took a slightly different concept and want to bring a coating with a level of performance not previously found at these prices. We work hard with our raw material suppliers as well as our lab to lower the production cost but we make sure quality are not compromised. Sure there are some products with a lower ticket price but they are technically a much inferior products compared to VX3, and you do need more volume to coat a car…hence they are what we termed as “false economy”.
How does the new 22ple HPC coating compare to VX3 and VX PRO2?
22ple HPC fills the gap between VX3 and PRO2 in terms of pricing and durability. VX PRO2 will last longer (5 or more years) compared to HPC (3-4 years). PRO2 is also more chemical resistant, but HPC will be easier to use, gives a wetter look, and has slightly better water beading characteristics compared to PRO2.
What makes 22ple stand out in this growing coating market?
We have years of formulating and testing glass coating products on a first hand basis, so we have an in-depth knowledge of what works and what does not. Being involved in the detailing industry for nearly 20 years now, we will always adopt a quality first approach with our products. Buying and relabeling off-the-shelf products will not serve this end as they will have no control of the input, quality and usability of their products. Marketing and using big words alone can only get you a certain leverage.
Does 22ple have anything new coming to the market soon?
We are always working hard to produce new and exciting products. We will continue to expand our product line with new offerings, and also to enhance our already excellent products.
Thanks to Shyan for taking the time to provide more information about the 22ple brand.
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