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Old 07-09-2019, 08:25 PM
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I sprayed something on my engine and it shined for months! I know it had to be diluted with water. Any ideas? Or what do you guys use for the showroom shine.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:36 PM
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I sprayed something on my engine and it shined for months! I know it had to be diluted with water. Any ideas?
Could be anything. Many dilutable dressings on the market.

Or what do you guys use for the showroom shine.
I don't like shiny. Looks too greasy to me. I like a dark satin sheen. I use 303 Aerospace Protectant on just about everything under the hood. In fact, I use it on all the cowl plastics, windshield and window trim, and the rear brake ducts,
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:16 AM
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I used to be with Fyr on the 303. In my use currently Sonus MotorKote does a better job. Love the 303 for interior though
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I haven't used anything but CD2 Engine Dressing but have heard great things about Sonus Trim & Motor Kote and Meguiar's Hyper Dressing.
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I haven't used anything but CD2 Engine Dressing but have heard great things about Sonus Trim & Motor Kote and Meguiar's Hyper Dressing.
I have a gallon of Meg's Hyper Dressing and matching 32oz spray bottle with a 3:1 dilution ratio in it. The Meg's is my go-to dressing for the tires on my daily driver, as I spend much less time detailing it versus my Z06. I can quickly spray the Meg's and wipe it around the sidewalls with a microfiber applicator or towel. Easy, peasy. However, it isn't very durable. I tried it at 2:1 to increase longevity, but it looked too shiny for my taste. I used it under the hood of the Z06, and I think the engine heat kind of evaporated the Meg's quickly. That is why I switched to the 303. Seems to hold up to the heat much better, and gives a much less-greasy appearance. Just kind of dark and "new" in appearance.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:32 AM
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The Sonus will give you that same "like new" not greasy fake look as the 303 but will last a bit longer. I'd send ya some to try but I need to re-order myself as I went thru a ton over the holiday weekend. The one thing I do is change the bottle to a Flairosol bottle. Much better atomization that the heavy droplet sprayer that comes with it. I also works wonders in wheel wells. I did apply to the plastic surround cladding of a Cherokee over the Holiday. It was in decent shape and just needed a quick polish ( topped with CanCoat-and the flake was popping out ). I'll be getting it back every month to maintain so curious to see how it hold ups in that environment. I's a SOWA product.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:41 AM
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The Sonus will give you that same "like new" not greasy fake look as the 303 but will last a bit longer.
$10 per bottle at AG. I may just wait for the next 25% sale and grab some. A couple of the reviews claim it is a little blotchy, but I may try it anyway.
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The blotchiness comes from too much product. The sprayer sucks. I have a "product sample" truck in my driveway. I don't drive it anymore but test products on it. I'll take a picture of the wheel well's a did a year ago on a 16 yo 160,000 mile vehicle. Granted it doesn's go anywhere but you can see the finish. 2 keys are clean surface and different sprayer
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:57 AM
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God knows I have plenty of sprayers available. And a clean surface is never a problem over here. LOL
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This an area that. I could use some help on. I just ordered some. My engine is very clean but i think this is going to be just what I need.
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Clean it again before you apply it. Spray a light even mist over everything. Do not spray so heavy it runs but enough to flow out. I can't recommend enough another sprayer. Let sit for at least an hour. you can apply another coat
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Clean it again before you apply it. Spray a light even mist over everything. Do not spray so heavy it runs but enough to flow out. I can't recommend enough another sprayer. Let sit for at least an hour. you can apply another coat
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Originally Posted by FYRARMS View Post
I have a gallon of Meg's Hyper Dressing and matching 32oz spray bottle with a 3:1 dilution ratio in it. The Meg's is my go-to dressing for the tires on my daily driver, as I spend much less time detailing it versus my Z06. I can quickly spray the Meg's and wipe it around the sidewalls with a microfiber applicator or towel. Easy, peasy. However, it isn't very durable. I tried it at 2:1 to increase longevity, but it looked too shiny for my taste. I used it under the hood of the Z06, and I think the engine heat kind of evaporated the Meg's quickly. That is why I switched to the 303. Seems to hold up to the heat much better, and gives a much less-greasy appearance. Just kind of dark and "new" in appearance.
I find the CD2 stuff lasts quite a long time on my daily driver.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:53 AM
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Isn’t the CD2 discontinued?
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For some years now.Was great stuff

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Old 07-12-2019, 07:17 AM
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I bet and thank you. I think I used the Megs Hyper Dressing once and had great, long lasting results.
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I'm also a fan of 303 aerospace protectant, its not cheap but you get what you pay for
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