View Full Version : How to apply IP100 sealant?
Hi Ben, i've got a question about some mark V IP100 sealant i bought from your website a while ago, just wondering what the best method for applying it is really?
I just applied it like polish, except in straight lines, then buffed off after around 5-10 mins, when it had hazed, is this correct? Also is there any benefit to adding a second layer?
I'd just like to say thanks as well for the service you provided when i bought the stuff, (It was a local address!) I received within a couple days!
No Problem, glad you got it okay and thanks for the order. :) If ever want to pick anything just me an email, call or text and we'll sort something out.
The bestest bestest method is by machine with a nice soft finishing pad, the friction will really get the polymer to bond the best. Working by hand though it will still be good, don't be afraid to work it a bit to generate some friction and really work it into the paint.
So by hand:
Apply very sparingly, tiny amount on the applicator is all you need. Nice thin layer.
I would suggest applying in overlapping circles, like a wax, just to make sure all areas are covered.
Don't be afraid to leave it longer before removing, 20 to 30 minutes will be possible normally, unless it's a really hot day.
Try not to get it wet for the first few hours after applying, it needs a little time to cure after buffing.
Cool, sounds like i wasn't far from the right method, it's just i went by some advice i found on applying sealants on the web (the straight line approach). I'm looking to buy a wax shortly as well, just deciding which product, it will probably be poorboys blue wax from yourself :) seemed to do a good job when it was tested on here in the wax test a while back!
Yeah, I wouldn't too much about the direction you applied it , whatever feels right and is conformtable for you. I tend to work by the rule of thumb that if it scratches (e.g. an abrasive polish or compound that needs to be worked) go in straight lines, if it doesn't (e.g waxes, sealants, glazes etc) use circles.