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    Default 22PLE Detail and Review

    Last weekend I took the opportunity to knock out 2 of my cars. I posted the Jeep with EXO v2 and this one is my Wife’s MDX with 22Ple. I am rushing to get all my vehicles coated so I can have a horse race of sorts to determine what coatings perform best, and look best over time given similar conditions and maintenance. This is something I planned on doing for a while but never got around to it.

    The Product



    The Dual Sided Applicator


    This is a product I did not know much about. When I was in the process of looking for EXO v2 I waited for it to be in stock at Autopia but my search led me to Detailed Image. After a few emails asking about the EXO v2 vs something better he asked if I ever tried 22PLE. I said no but I was interested in learning more. After some conversation about the 2 coatings I decided to buy the 50ml bottle of EXO v2 as I know I loved it in the past. He said if I was going to be doing another car in the next few weeks he would include a sample of the 22PLE with my order.

    Here is the detail I used it on.

    This MDX is my wife’s daily driver. It is the grocery getter, kid transport and all around utility vehicle. Yes, she likes a clean car, but my wife could care less if I ever cleaned the outside as long as the inside it clean. She is just as happy to run it through the swirl-a-matic car wash. But I don’t agree.

    Products and Process

    Wheels cleaned with P21S gel
    Various wheel woolies, brushes and wash pads
    Tires scrubbed with TAW and a stiff brush
    Car was washed with reset 2BM x 4 grit guards
    Decontaminated with IronX
    Clayed with fine yellow clay and ONR as lube
    Car was polished with a Rupes 15, yellow pad and Yellow Rupes Polish
    Hood was 2nd stepped with an Uber polishing pad and PO85 to see if it made a difference. It did not so I stopped.
    Wiped the whole car down with IPA 15%
    Applied 2 coats of 22PLE with the applicator that was included
    Tires were coated with Geyon Tire
    Trim was treated with Geyon Trim

    Before:
    Dirty wheels and Tires


    Oops………looks like thats it for the before pics-It was my second wash of the day, after coating the Jeep so I guess I zoned out on the Photography. I will try to make it up to you on the rest of the write up.

    After the car was pulled in, polished and wiped down this was the results





    After 2 coats of 22PLE






    22PLE is very easy to work with because it goes on thicker, and is easier to see than the other coatings I have worked with. I always have trouble seeing coatings on white. It also flashes slower which makes my life easier. I have FOLAHS syndrome. (Fear of leaving a high spot) Because I hate to have to pull out the polisher the next day and fix it. Yes, it’s happened to me before. If I catch them early enough I can usually re-apply some product and wipe them out. If they sit overnight, it’s a light polish. In removing the 22PLE the first thing you will notice it that is removed more like a wax, than a coating. It does not wipe clean with the first swipe of the MF towel. It does not require much effort to remove but you need 2 MF towels at all times. At about the ½ way mark it seemed the towels I was buffing off with were loaded and I was just leaving trails on the panels I wiped. This was quickly fixed by switching to 2 new towels and all was good for the 2nd half of the car.

    The 22PLE has great initial gloss, and the included applicator makes applying easy. I like this applicator better than the suede over a block, and about as well as the Gtech applicator. If it were bigger, like the size of a traditional block I would like it better. I have big hands and find it easier to hold a larger applicator.

    The 22PLE has a strong smell and I need to open the garage to apply. It has a strong smell compared to other products. This product touts a 24 month lifespan, quick and easy soil release, amazing gloss and easy application. I would agree with all of the above except for the soil release part I have not tried yet.

    The post application gloss is excellent and was noticeably increased after curing overnight.

    I used the 30ml size and used about 85-90% of the product to complete 2 coats on all the painted surfaces.



    Thanks to DI for allowing me to try and review this coating.

    Completed Shots







    Geyon trim was used on the cowl to bring back the lost gloss due to UV damage.
    Cowl before


    Cowl after


    A weekends worth of work detailing



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    Great work and thanks for the review!

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    A dentist would be proud of these two pearly whites! Nice job

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    Looks great! It's got the requisite white "glow"!!
    I wouldn't need to manage my anger if people would manage their stupidity...

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    Thanks and my pleasure.

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    Thanks, this color looks great all polished up.

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    Thanks, I was happy with the outcome.

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    Nice work Jeff!! The white just glows now!

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    Thanks for the kind words. I was happy with the results. I rained here today and it beads great.


    Quote Originally Posted by cnut View Post
    Nice work Jeff!! The white just glows now!


 

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