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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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anyone tried this WONDER COAT , TOP COAT? iF SO DID IT WORK, YOUR IMPRESSIONS OR IS IT JUST ANOTHER GIMMICK ?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-19-2018, 05:17 PM
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It is OK, but not a magic bullet, and the company is shit to deal with. I'd pass if I were you. I like Bugslide better.


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I agree with the Bugslide, awesome product. I purchased a bottle of Top Coat, but have yet to use it, so it just sits. lol


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I detail vehicles and bikes for a side gig for the last 10+ years. I do a lot of paint correction and in the last 3 years a lot of coatings, real coatings. Ive seen a couple trucks with this stuff on it, not impressed at all.
First, good looking paint comes from polishing, not what wax, sealant, you use. Your LSP can enhance the look but if its a swirled mess it will be a swirled mess no matter what. Last month I did a $70,000 Audi, guy paid me a good dollar amount to correct and coat his car. What do think he would have said if I told him I put this on his car???

Topcoat doesn't really know what it is. Its defiantly not a coating because the longevity isn't there. Maybe a AIO? One thing it does have is some fillers in it. So,its basically hiding the problems, nothing special there. Glazes have been out for 50 years

There are way better products out there that last longer and look better and cheaper. On hd forums a couple of guys asked me about CQuartz and I told them what I thought. One guy did it himself, other hired a detailer. Both are thrilled with the results.

Research what the DIY guy that is into detailing uses. Look what pros are using. Auto geek is a good place to start. You wont see any good reviews on it from guys that know this stuff. The reviews that say how good it is are from guys wanting to justify their spending.

Ive gotten a lot of great advice on this forum and others. I like to return the advise when I can. Much better stuff out there brother
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I detail vehicles and bikes for a side gig for the last 10+ years. I do a lot of paint correction and in the last 3 years a lot of coatings, real coatings. Ive seen a couple trucks with this stuff on it, not impressed at all.
First, good looking paint comes from polishing, not what wax, sealant, you use. Your LSP can enhance the look but if its a swirled mess it will be a swirled mess no matter what. Last month I did a $70,000 Audi, guy paid me a good dollar amount to correct and coat his car. What do think he would have said if I told him I put this on his car???

Topcoat doesn't really know what it is. Its defiantly not a coating because the longevity isn't there. Maybe a AIO? One thing it does have is some fillers in it. So,its basically hiding the problems, nothing special there. Glazes have been out for 50 years

There are way better products out there that last longer and look better and cheaper. On hd forums a couple of guys asked me about CQuartz and I told them what I thought. One guy did it himself, other hired a detailer. Both are thrilled with the results.

Research what the DIY guy that is into detailing uses. Look what pros are using. Auto geek is a good place to start. You wont see any good reviews on it from guys that know this stuff. The reviews that say how good it is are from guys wanting to justify their spending.

Ive gotten a lot of great advice on this forum and others. I like to return the advise when I can. Much better stuff out there brother
Good post. I had Kenzo by IGL ceramic coating put on my Silverado after they did the color correction, even on a brand new truck and it looks awesome. I am actually debating on doing it for the Harley also.


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I mostly use 22PLE, just personal preference. I had it on my avalanche for 3 1/2 years before the sides were showing some signs of the coating losing the battle against the florida sun. My truck for the last 2 yrs has been outside 24/7 and the coating lasted that long. How long will it last on a bike that is in the garage more than not??
One thing that needs to be mentioned about coatings is how they stay clean longer because nothing sticks to them, which means less washing, less touching the paint. Big advantage.
I have waxed 2 garage queens in the last 5 years. I try and steer people away from wax because its a dust magnet. In Florida, with the pollen and everything else, wax is not near the top of choices for LSP for me.

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I like this stuff for normal use between a good polish/wax. http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...detailertrade/
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I like this stuff for normal use between a good polish/wax. http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...detailertrade/
What do you consider a "good polish/wax"?
What towel(s) are you using with that QD?

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I just got my bike repainted and gone from a denim paint to a traditional paint clear coat finish. What polish and quick detailer do you recommend? The painter recommended Wizard products. Any thoughts on Wizards or Zaino products?

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I had a friend give me a small bottle of top coat. It left surface shiney and slick, but it attracts dirt big time. So not to bueno for West Texas!
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