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Old 04-16-2021, 09:05 AM   #41
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The next question is how long will it last? If it's good for long enough, I think it may be worth the extra effort to apply. If I modify my application process a bit (leaving more clean up until the whole car is done), it would be a major shift towards being pro-PNS.

It actually has me rethinking the ceramic application. Hmm...
I have no scientific data, but I did my 2017 truck and the wife's 2020 fusion at about the same time 10 months ago. (within a few days) Both were treated with Iron X iron remover before coating was applied. I was surprised how much crap was in the new Ford finish, really glad I did the Iron X on it too, the truck really needed the Iron X

I used Mother's CMX ceramic coating.

Truck sits outside all the time, Fusion has a spot in the garage. The Fusion has spent the night outside maybe 2 times since doing the ceramic coating

The Fusion still "washes" with a California duster. The truck not so much. I have been able to get all the pollen off the truck with just a pass of the water hose, but it is no longer beading as nice as when first applied.

I now need to research what I have to do to the truck next . . . strip and re-apply or just re-apply
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Old 04-16-2021, 01:04 PM   #42
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Monday with a fresh coat of Sonax PNS:



The FF photo is of the roof. Note that the portion of the panel in the photo includes surfaces on three different planes while the PNS photo shows a single plane (well, none of them are actually planes because none of them are perfectly flat, but they're close enough). The FF photo shows a lot more water and the beads are more irregularly shaped than the nearly perfect circles/spheres in the PNS photo. Had PNS been on the car instead of FF for the FF photo, I don't think there would be nearly as much water, and there would not be any on the most vertical of the three .
For reference, here is the beading from the wagon roof with Zaino zfx. My opinion: much easier than even sonax. Spritz in the general location of a body panel, smear around and let dry. For a super shine, hit it with some detail spray to blend off the excess.

This is on a dirty surface after about 2wks, 500 miles and 2 days outside. I just took it at the lake house after a 250 mile drive in rain/snow mix.

I put it on all surfaces. Eliminates the need for wipers above 70mph.
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