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Hydro2 experience

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Antlers, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Jun 26, 2018 at 5:39 PM
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    So on Friday I washed the Tundra and applied Hydro2 - very simple application. On Sunday it rained and after getting back from church I noticed a couple of places where light dirt had splashed on the paint - so used some Meg's quick detail and mf towel to wipe clean. It rained again this morning and of course the rain was beading like crazy - except for the spots I had used the Meg's on.

    I'm assuming the Meg's removed some of the Hydro - is this normal and to be expected with detail spray? Steve - would the Merlin's Magic Elixir do this?

    Question: on the next Friday or Saturday that it's not raining (did I mention I live in a rainforest) and I wash the truck - should I treat those areas again? Any issues with doubling up or overlapping?
     
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    I use hydro2 and I do my touch ups with merlins magic. Haven't noticed this issue with using that cocktail
    Next week I'll be hydro2ing my truck after a clay and ironx decon
    I think it's ok to use again in the next few weeks but it may be easier to just use some Reload in those areas, I believe they are similar sealants?
    I'm sure Steve will have the correct answers though.
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2018 at 5:48 PM
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    Thanks; I just haven't ordered the components for Merlin's yet, but will this week.
     
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    You'll love it
    I'll find some pics of a mid winter ech2o waterless wash I did and my recent merlins magic. When I do my full detail next week I'll use hydro2 and reload for sealants
     
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    This was ech2o. I didn't have reload at the time. In the future I'll probably add reload to the mix but just the ech2o works and looks great. This was essentially a waterless wash. I did have a bucket of hot water but no hose at all. Was probably 30 degrees when I did it. I also did it once in my garage without the water bucket. I liked the bucket method better, @SouthBoundSteve shared the bucket method with me of course

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    That's impressive - might prove handy next winter :thumbsup:

    So when you say you'll use Hydro and Reload for sealants - you will mix them or do one over the other? :confused:
     
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    I'll do the whole truck in hydro2 then touch ups with reload. Maybe one over another but I'll check with Steve on that
     
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    I use Reload over Hydro2 pretty consistently, with no problems. I also use the Reload / Ech20 mixture for my quick detailer most of the time.
    On occasion, I use Meguairs Mirror Bright detailer. I haven’t noticed it causing any issues with the Hydro2 coating. That said, these guys make their stuff to work together, so some other brand products may interfere.
     
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  9. Jun 27, 2018 at 2:41 AM
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    Since both are sealants, you’ll be fine. Reload claims up to 6 months durability whereas Hydro says 3 months or more. The longevity depends on various factors.
     
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  10. Jun 27, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Steve, is there a problem with me retreating those areas with Hydro2?
     
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    No but does the Megs product have any additives in it that would prevent the Hydro from binding?
     
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    hmmm.....don't know. What should I look for?

    If I do a normal wash (honeydew) would that remove the Meg's?
     
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    Meg's says: "Caution Contains 1-propoxy-2-propanol, propylene glycol"

    Best I can tell from google, 1-propoxy-2-propanol is an ether/alchohol.

    Propylene glycol is closely related to antifreeze and is used in aircraft deicer.
     
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    Sounds like it's time to ditch the megs :(
    Stick with hydro2, reload, and ech2o :)
     
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    For sure o_O
     
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    Maybe lightly polish the area to remove it then hit it with Hydro. That way, you know fir sure it’s gone...:thumbsup:
     

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