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    Re: Meguiar's Fast Finish ... First Impressions & Updates

    Yesterday made it a week since I last applied the Ultimate FF. I was able to give the car a full wash and dried it with no drying aid with no issues. The water beading was the same as it was during the rains two days after application and in the intervening days, there were a couple hundred miles of dusty road construction driving, and general construction behind the house, PLUS the trees in the area have been dumping pollen like it's going out of style ... so much so, my black paint looked like it had a LOT of gold metal flake.

    Any water spotting from where the water dried before I could get to it wiped off easily with a damp microfiber cloth. The finish still felt very smooth, but not very slick (with a damp MF, I didn't try it with a dry one or a terry cloth towel which shows slickness better than MF).

    Ultimate FF seems to also be an excellent self-cleaning sealant/wax/coating - whatever it is and the rains washed off all of the dust and pollen that had accumulated prior and hosing off the car before the wash got rid of all the newly accumulated dust & pollen, too after being driven in the rain, there were no "spray pattern" marks behind the tires and very little dirt on the sides of the car.

    So far, I'm impressed with Fast Finish.
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    Re: Meguiar's Fast Finish ... First Impressions & Updates

    Thanks for the update, Don.
    Two of the family DD's have been wearing PP365 since late fall and are holding up well.
    Based on your long-term testing, I'll make my decision to continue with the PP or go the Ultimate route.
    The problem with us is that we can't leave anything untouched long enough to see true long term results.

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    Re: Meguiar's Fast Finish ... First Impressions & Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by BillyJack View Post
    The problem with us is that we can't leave anything untouched long enough to see true long term results.

    Bill


    So true. So far what wins me over about the Fast Finish VS PP365 is the sheer ease of application & removal. It seems that it's holding up well and if I decide to use the D115 as a drying agent again, instead of drying the car without it, it should help the FF last even longer.
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    Re: Meguiar's Fast Finish ... First Impressions & Updates

    I picked up a can of it this weekend to try out. Wanting to try it on my truck and the wifes car. Wifes car needs the DA on it though, so finding the time to get it done. Planing on UP, the Gold Class Carnuba, then top that with FF on both of them. I have another project that will be another thread, lol. Picked up a new daily driver that is a bit rough for my liking, probably normal to some standards though (not on here though, lol) so it needs alot of correction inside and out.
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    Re: Meguiar's Fast Finish ... First Impressions & Updates

    I couldn't take it anymore. Today at the 2 week mark, I reapplied Fast Finish ... I know, I'm weak ... the "I gotta wax something" gene is alive and well in me.

    So as a last update, I'll say that during the rinsing, wash & rinse, the beading & sheeting wasn't spectacular. I blame myself for not PREPPING the car after a long abusive winter ... no claying, compounding or polishing, I just applied the Fast Finish right over any remnants of any PP365 that might have lingered from last fall. I CAN however say that the dirt/pollen and most of the road film rinsed right off with the initial spray down, so the dirt-shedding properties were still going strong.

    To be honest, this has been the first actual "summer-like" day, with it being in the 80s, sunny and HOT. So perhaps being baked in the sun today will help the FF cure stronger.

    Even though at 2 weeks, there wasn't 'super tight' beading (on the horizontal surfaces, the verticals shed much of the water almost as soon as it hit the paint), I'm NOT disappointed with FF, I just think I need to experiment some more with prep and application. This time I DID put it on thicker than before, and it was still a breeze to remove, wet OR flashed.

    The car did dry well, with no water spotting even though the sides of the car dried on their own before I could get to them, a quick wipe with a damp microfiber eliminated any "spotting" - I put it in quotes because what was left, couldn't really be called spotting, it's just I have no other word for it.

    Unfortunately, after sitting in the sun for about 6 hours, the pollen from the nearby tree is clearly visible and giving the car a yellowish tint. Oh well.

    I would post pics, but the gloss/shine and depth are just as good as the first pics I put in this thread.
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    Re: Meguiar's Fast Finish ... First Impressions & Updates

    As a long time user of Ultimate Wax, I just finished applying this to a bright red Saturn Vue after polishing with 83. Will post a pic later. It was bright and shiny before applying the Fast Finish so there wasn't a noticeable change after, but it did go on easy. It's hard to judge if you actually get the product on the paint since it's nearly invisible. Also, I don't know how long you can wait after spraying it on the MF towel before you have to apply it, but suspect some of it may evaporate if it's much more than a few seconds. With Ultimate Wax you can see where it's going and can touch it up before it cures on the missed spots. Naturally a bit skeptical about durability on something that is so easy to apply and doesn't seem to need to "cure" like the wax, but then, I'm no chemist. Anybody know how this product compares to the nano coatings out there?

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