A unique thing about professional detailers is we are “easy” 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 since 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 “perkyness” 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.