So, maybe it's me. Getting up in years and having spent a lot of time in the effects of gravity, I have come to a different view on what I want out of the affects of gravity on water. Living in what some would consider to be Arrakis / Dune / Desert Planet... dust is a constant presence everywhere (without the benefit of the spice Melange, which we all know extends life, expands consciousness and is vital to space travel ).
Water beading does nothing but create nice little dust craters that emulate the surface of the moon on every square millimeter of my vehicles.This is not just an “after washing” issue, but also if you unknowingly park next to a sprinkler at the mall or it rains while your paint is exposed to the sky.
Some may want so see the beads as “proof” there is protection on the vehicle... well, I don't need proof. My OCD knows for a fact, that I take care of the paint and I would venture a guess that most of us Car Crazy MOL members keep regular protection on our paint regardless of any beading.
I would prefer to avoid water beading. I want water to sheet off my vehicle, and appear as clean as possible when out and about, no matter what that cruel dominatrix called Mother Nature chooses to spank us with.
So, who else swims against the water beading current in the river of detailing? And why do you want or not want to see those little domes of contaminate magnets? Such as, less beads after washing, means less chance to instill swirls during the drying process due to less surface area that needs a towel.