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P&S Bead Maker Paint Protectant Product Reviews

93% of customers said that they would buy this item again
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Professional Detailer Reviews

Bead Maker is an extremely easy to use, multi-month polymer sealant, with striking slickness and gloss. There are many other products out there I like very much that have some of these characteristics and some that last longer but at the end of the day, I find myself reaching for Bead Maker more often than not. Best last step product is a hefty title to defend, but I will plant my flag on the fact that Bead Maker is the best last step product for most people.

- P&S Bead Maker Review: Best Last Step Product Ever? by Matt Carter

Customer Reviews

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Would they buy this item again? Yes
Can't believe the performance for the price. Water beading is fantastic, lasts about 6 weeks in harsh new England weather, gains gloss as it cures, smells fantastic, will not streak, can be used on any exterior surface and interior hard surfaces, can be used wet or dry and so easy to use, a kid can make this stuff lay perfectly and streak free. An absolute heavy hitter in paint sealants. Add this to you arsenal and you will buy again!
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This stuff is awesome. Great beading, high gloss, fills in some swirls, super easy to use, and makes the paint feel perfectly smooth. I apply one topper coat after drying a waxed or sealed car then use as a drying aid for washes after that. A little goes a long ways. Do not use too much or it will streak, especially when using as a drying aid. Smells great as well.
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This has to be the easiest, most affordable, and super effective LSP ever. The versatility of BeadMaker continues to surprise me. A little goes a long way - not one negative thing to say about it. Safe and productive on any and all surfaces or parts of a vehicle.
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Love this stuff as a final topper for daily driver clients who are not as concerned with expensive paint correction. The gloss n shine, hydrophobic water beading effect and decent protection period always pleases. I leaned against my work truck today while talking to a client and actually slid sideways haha. This stuff is super slick!
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Would they buy this item again? No
I can certainly attest to this product being a great last step topper either applied wet or dry. Especially for someone that is willing to apply frequently....I do find that this does have a tendency to collect dust more than products like Hydro and Reload. I don't find it particularly cost effective either....if you used 250ml on a vehicle that would be almost $2.00 even if purchased in bulk. I also share concerns that have been expressed on adding this product on top of a ceramic coated vehicle. I have found some great ceramic based waterless washes that fit the bill...easy to apply...last longer ...great slickness and gloss.
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I have been using this product for a about a year. I love the slick feel and the gloss. It is an outstanding sealant.
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Love it ... use it as my main spray bottle. Refill bottle into this handy bottle . Great product.
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Was told about it from an undercoating guy .... Quick detailing... works great !
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This stuff is amazing, currently its my favorite wow factor product. I favor this over wowo showstopper, bead maker goes on and wipes off a little easier, especially on a warm panel.
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Wow talk about shine and intensifies as it cures. This is my go to spray and can't beat the price!!
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Excellent product. Highly recommend it.
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Excellent product. Highly recommend it.
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Economically easy to use. I was using Hydrosilix recharge until I read about this. This stuff is great. I can get a gallon of this for the price of one quart of Hydro. As always, shipping is fast and packaging is excellent.
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I have been using this breadmaker for a while now ever since the Rag Co. and Pan the Organizer did rave reviews on it. I always tell everybody to get it. I keep 2 gallons on hand to keep all of our cars glowing.
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I have used many products but this gets your paint super slick and super glossy. I use this as a finale step on my rinseless wash and it makes the paint pop like no other. Try it and you will love it. Once applied look away 20 min and look back and it gets more shiny somehow I assume its apart of the cure time but be sure to notice the slickness rite away. I will not let this out of my supplies.
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EXTREMELY versatile product! I use it for almost everything on the exterior. Smells great, looks awesome, feels slick. Used as a drying aid in my world. After purchasing a gallon once a month, I decided to move onto the 5 gallons.
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Love the shine! Seems to get shiner as time passes. I have not had issues with it collecting dust on the car.
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Works great. I put aio then PS bead maker. Put dodo juice wax on top of that, then again PS bead maker. Made my Harley shine like new.
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This sealant will now be a part of my regular purchases. I recently did pre-winter detail on my 2013 Golf R that sees every bit of weather there is as it's my one and only car. after washing and drying the car, I coated the car with CarPro Reload, then moved onto the Beadmaker. It's a deadly combination. The fit and finish after the full cure time is addicting.
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This is my go to top coat. Pros cost, ease of application, water beading, durability, shine is awesome. Buy a 16oz and give it a try you will then be ordering it by the gallon.
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Would they buy this item again? No
Ok let's get serious here. Bead Maker is just ok and what I mean by that is it's not anymore hydrophobic than many other products on the market. Yes it leaves the surface super slick but as far as the name imply's it misses the mark. If this was labeled as a Detailer it would be better but in that arena there are better ones to choose from. It also changes the property's of ceramic coatings and how they bead instead of making them better. Along with that it leaves a shinny surface but no depth in the paint which a good Detailer would do.
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Love this product I recommend buying the gallon size once you try you'll never use anything else.
The first time applying it you use a good amount of product but the following coats you start to use less the shine is amazing and it's so easy to apply
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Love this product I recommend buying the gallon size once you try you'll never use anything else. The first time applying it you use a good amount of product but the following coats you start to use less the shine is amazing and it's so easy to apply
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Works excellent, I use it after every wash and will keep using it until I can find a better product, which I dough that I will find.
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Is this a product that I could use on every one of our customer cars? No, because it takes too long to apply compared to other spray waxes/quick detailers, and despite the very low cost, too much product is required per vehicle. However, I do use this on my personal Audi S4 (that's coated) after every wash/every other wash, and I use it on some customer cars that could use that extra "wow" factor. It really adds slickness and gloss that isn't always immediately apparent, but improves significantly as it cures. Probably what I'm most impressed with is how easily bugs wipe off my front bumper/headlights when this product is applied to my vehicles vs. when it's not applied, which tells me it's actually protecting the paint.

I can't attest to the longevity of this product because my car has never gone more than 3 weeks without being washed and has only been driven in the rain 3 times.

In summary - I'm not sure this is the best product from production detailing standpoint, however it is a product I would highly recommend to customers who are interested in regular, easy DIY exterior maintenance.
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Outstanding gloss and slickness, as easy to apply as it gets. Spray on, wipe off. I use it once a month and it only takes about 20 minutes to do my Mazda 3 Hatchback.

This is a 'no brainer', great product!
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Would they buy this item again? No
Beads great. Nice shine. But does not protect against water spots at all. I bought it as a topping for CQuartz. I typically use CarPro Reload to protect against water spots and etching. I tried Bead Maker based on the great reviews and value. It beads well, but the beaded water then dries to ugly water spots if you don't wipe them off.
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This stuff is the bomb!!! Pan the Organizer and the guys at the Rag Company did raving reviews on it and ever since its my go to product!
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LOVE Bead Maker! I use this product on my whole car - paint, glass, chrome, black trim. The bottle states you can use wet or dry but I find it is best on a dry vehicle. It is extremely hydrophobic, water (and dirt) just slide right off the car in the rain. I am able to keep my car cleaner. People remark how shiny my car is all the time. I just gave a bottle to my dad for Father's Day!
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Finally got around to trying this stuff out. Thought I was gonna be disappointed as this is possibly one of the most hyped products out there. I was wrong. It's absolutely fantastic! Used initially as a sealant over my lsp, and also as an ongoing drying aid. No regrets.

I WILL warn you that the smell is absolutely wonderful, and you will be tempted to drink some of it. It doesn't taste as good as it smells. Please don't ask me how I know.
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Very nice! I detail my vehicles and use a paint protectant a couple times a year, then use this as a supplement in between; applying to the entire exterior after every hand wash. I find it works best to blow the vehicle off first, then apply bead maker. Keeps a detailed vehicle looking freshly done.
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I love Bead Maker, quick, effective, smells GREAT!!! Just bought a gallon after trying a bottle !!!
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I've only used this once so far but am amazed at how hydrophobic it is! I have a ceramic coated vehicle that sheds water easily and I have to say that this product works about as well on an uncoated car as the ceramic does. Love the smell and the ease of use - takes almost no effort to spray on and wipe off. Flashes quickly and wipes off easily, leaving no streaks or residue behind. I need to see how it holds up over time, but so far I'm very impressed by how it sheds water and makes my car shine. Definitely recommend this!
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For the price it is an unbeatable and unbelievable product. If you follow the instructions on the bottle it works outstandingly. It is also super easy to apply. It smells great. The only con I can think of is having to reapply it every 70-90 days. Besides that my first go to sealant.My car has been through several rain storms and about 2 complete washes and the sealant is still rock solid.
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One of my go to products. Priced right and great beading effects.
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Fantastic product. Makes my car look like it has a ceramic coating. Long lasting shine.
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Have only begun using this product recently, but so far I am loving it! I use it as a top coat over a base of Collinite sealant waxes; I follow the directions on the P&S video which recommends allowing the first coat to cure for 6 hours.

Bead Maker is easy to apply (use a 500 mg microfiber towel); it doesn't streak as much as other products, but it leaves a "deep wet" shine and a VERY slick surface.

My biggest question remains to be seen; its durability. Time will tell, as the racing & car show season is upon us!
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Loving bead maker as a coating topper and drying aid. It works great even on plastics and the smell makes the user experience second to none.
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Thought the product was all hype but decided to try it. It really does change the look of the vehicle unlike any other product ive used(c2v3, CG V07, optimum car wax). My car is ceramic coated with Crystal Serum light and this product really does play well with it. Make sure on your initial application the surface is contaminant free or it would perform as expected. I had to perform a light clay application with the 22ple clay bar safe for ceramic coated vehicles for beadmaker to perform as intended. If you don't perform this step I noticed the self-cleaning properties dont mimic/enhance your base coat. So perform a light mechanical or chemical decontamination prior to your first application.
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Absolutely AMAZING! Heard all the talks about it, thought it was BS but applies it on vehicles and it turned out great.
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Absolutely love this stuff and I haven't even tried it on the car. Currently using it as a drying aide on my glass shower door. Beadmaker makes it so much easier to keep clean and leaves the door slick to the touch. Great beading also. 100% recommend, can't wait to try out on the car.
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Bead Maker is a very economical product and fairly easy to use. This product works extremely well on paint that has been clay barred. Using this on rough neglected paint will be difficult to buff and get a streak free finish. It does not like weather below 45 degrees or so. This product is great as a stand alone after a wash and clay or as a drying aid. The hydrophobic properties is impressive for ease of use and cost. The gloss levels after curing are eye catching and it works wonderfully on all surfaces. The smell is intoxicating as well! I use this mostly as a drying aid for ceramic coated and waxed vehicles. This product helps me stand out when all a customer wants is a simple wash.

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