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Anyone use the Hydrosilex product you see on facebook?.

Good or bad experiences?

Waste of money?
 

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Jason, you must not login to facebook at all - Hydrosilex is one of the major spam advertisers on Facebook. I've never clicked on their ads but I have seen enough that it has name familiarity.

That being said, Amazon reviews say it only lasts 3 months. that's probably decent for the price point.
 

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Jason, you must not login to facebook at all - Hydrosilex is one of the major spam advertisers on Facebook. I've never clicked on their ads but I have seen enough that it has name familiarity.
Ok.... but what is it?
 

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I use Facebook several times a day (regrettably) yet I have never seen an ad for that stuff, and their cookies know full well I visit a lot of automotive sites.

With so many space age waxes/polymers/ceramic coatings out there now, it's time someone did a hood test where 4-6 of these are applied side by side and observed over many months like we used to do in the old Zaino/Zymol days.
 

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Canceled my Facebook account months ago and I encourage others to do as well. It’s a sham and the “friend” thing is a total crock. My real friendships are personal not digital.
 
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I actually bought this from the Detailing shop that did my ceramic coat and used it for the first time over the weekend. It was very easy to use and seems to work. It makes the car surface smoother and also makes it shinier. I only put a coat but i noticed that the water beated more then before but not like how the video shows on the ad. I'm sure if you put a couple coats then it would be like the video. I think its worth it. I bought the big 64oz bottle and I still have plenty left. I was told to apply every 4-6 washes.
 

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I actually bought this from the Detailing shop that did my ceramic coat and used it for the first time over the weekend. It was very easy to use and seems to work. It makes the car surface smoother and also makes it shinier. I only put a coat but i noticed that the water beated more then before but not like how the video shows on the ad. I'm sure if you put a couple coats then it would be like the video. I think its worth it. I bought the big 64oz bottle and I still have plenty left. I was told to apply every 4-6 washes.
Aren't all of those attributes also properties of ceramic coat itself? I guess I'm a little confused what this is - it is a coating of its own, or is a maintenance product that would be applied to lengthen the protection of an existing ceramic coat? Honestly, it sounds like both...
 

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Aren't all of those attributes also properties of ceramic coat itself?
IIUC, will help make the surface smooth and shiny, but it is not hydrophobic, so doesn't make the water bead. For that, they add other ingredients. And after you get ceramic coating put on, they recommend an annual "maintenance" application to restore the hydrophobic properties, so that part wears off.
 

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IIUC, will help make the surface smooth and shiny, but it is not hydrophobic, so doesn't make the water bead. For that, they add other ingredients. And after you get ceramic coating put on, they recommend an annual "maintenance" application to restore the hydrophobic properties, so that part wears off.
Are you referring to Hyrdosilex or ceramic coating in general? Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic on their own already.

I did look more into Hydrosilex, and it looks like it is indeed marketed as both a coating product, as well as a maintenance product for other coatings.
 

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Are you referring to Hyrdosilex or ceramic coating in general? Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic on their own already.
Sorry, I was referring to ceramic coatings in general.

In particular, I had Ceramic Pro put on my new Hyundai, and even though it has a five-year warranty, they require a maintenance application every year. The installer said the hydrophobic properties "wear out" and putting the "CP Light" on it once a year restores it.
 

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Sorry, I was referring to ceramic coatings in general.

In particular, I had Ceramic Pro put on my new Hyundai, and even though it has a five-year warranty, they require a maintenance application every year. The installer said the hydrophobic properties "wear out" and putting the "CP Light" on it once a year restores it.
Ah, ok. Thanks for clarifying.

I've definitely heard of ceramic products where they recommend or require maintenance coatings, to keep the product performing capably. I think that's partly just a matter of the product itself wearing over time, and the first noticeable change as it does is that it doesn't sheet water the same way, or doesn't shine. The maintenance product is not so much specifically for hydrophobicity alone, but to reapply a formulation of the same coating again (it's often concentrated), to build up a fresh top layer, which naturally gets abraded down over time.

It makes sense that this would occur, though it does seem like, given this reality, when some of these products are marketed with the lifetime or several year warranty, that it's overselling the protection properties when the original application will not naturally be resilient for that long on its own.
 
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