Yesterday was beautiful, in the 70*s, light breeze and the wife slept until noon.
I figured that now was the time to try out the Meg`s FF that I picked up last week (I know I`ve got the McKee`s 37 Coating coming, but I`ll just polish the car before applying it).
I wanted to see how well the FF handled on its own, no base layers, no D115 drying aid after the wash, just FF and FF alone. Now you`d think that after not being touched all winter, my car would be full of swirls from the salt & grime, but just the opposite. Just goes to prove my theory: "If you can`t wash it correctly, wait until you can."
So I did a two-bucket with Meguiar`s Deep Crystal car wash, hosed off the car and watched the water kind of bead, but mostly not from using the D115 as a drying aid on the last wash. On to drying the car, just a simple microfiber cloth, wrung out as it got loaded with water.
With the car dried, it was time for the FF.
The can was smaller than I originally thought it would be, but that turned out to be a complete non-issue. I used a microfiber covered applicator sponge instead of a MF cloth for better control to apply the FF and kept a clean/dry microfiber in the other hand to buff off the FF, once I completed a panel.
One thing for sure, a little DOES go a LOOOOOONG way - a 1/2 second burst onto the sponge and it covered the whole fender (or door, quarter, half the hood etc). The atomization of the spray is excellent, no drips or splatters, just an ultra fine mist.
I`m trying to find the words to describe how it looks once applied to the paint`s surface. In some places, there is nothing there (even though I know it was covered when I made my application pass). In others, well ... do you know the "film" on a soap bubble, multicolored & seeming to flow? That`s the best description I can give. It looks like that only a touch heavier. Or even how some oily waxes leave a "smear pattern" that requires additional buffing to remove?
One thing`s for sure, there is NOTHING difficult about applying or removing the Fast Finish. I did notice the microfiber I used for the removal felt a little grabby and didn`t always want to slide around easily and it didn`t seem like the slickness was there ... UNTIL I took a second clean microfiber and did what Mike Phillips calls a "Final Wipe," to make sure I didn`t miss any spots. Then it was VERY slick and my paint was a deep, rich black, like I`d polished it out first. Depending on how well it holds up, this could very well be my `Go To` wax for customer`s car (inexpensive, and fast & easy to use).
I know, it didn`t happen without pics, so here they are:
Forgive the finger in this pic
PS. When I got to work, a couple of the guys pulled me back outside. They know I keep my car immaculate, but they wanted to know what I did different this time, because it really stood out