Protect the paint with Bead Machine
After you've washed and dried the car, now is the perfect time to add some epic protection to your paint to help make the car easier to wash the next time you get back from some bush bashing.
Bead Machine is our most protective sealant, but if you prefer the super slick feeling of Fully Slick, it's also suitable to use at this stage.
Keep in mind that if your paint feels rough or is badly embedded with iron, it's a good idea to use Three Way + Claying Rubber prior to applying either Bead Machine or Fully Slick, as these sealants will work better when applied to smooth and decontaminated paint. See our detailed guide on those products here:
Bead Machine application:
Work on small sections at a time, in the shade on surfaces that are cool to the touch. Break the car up into small sections (1/4 of a bonnet for example). Grab 2 fresh, dry and clean Big Softie cloths folded to the low pile side. One of these cloths will be your application cloth, and the other will be your cloth for buffing off residue.
Use the Flash Prep first to prepare the surface for Bead Machine. Fold a Big Softie cloth into quarters, with the low pile side facing out. Working on small sections at a time (half a bonnet for example), spray Flash Prep directly onto the surface, then immediately wipe over the surface with the Big Softie cloth. Use a second Big Softie cloth to buff off any remaining residue. Continue this method around the car until it's done. Change cloths out if you notice any smearing that doesn't go away with the second cloth.
Step 1 -
Shake the bottle well and mist 4-6 sprays into the low-pile side of a folded, clean & dry Big Softie microfibre cloth. Wipe the product evenly over the surface in an overlapping up and down, then side to side motion.
Step 2 -
Immediately use the second clean and dry Big Softie cloth and buff off any residue. Fold and turn the cloth often for a nice, even finish.
Step 3 -
Mist 1-2 more sprays only into the application Big Softie cloth for each subsequent section, and continue the above process till the whole car is completed. If you start to notice any smearing, change out your cloths for fresh ones.
Allow at least 4 hours to cure before it can get wet for best results.
Once you've finished the whole car, put both of your cloths into a bucket like our Microfibre bucket, half filled with water and throw 10ml of Microfibre Wash in there and thrash it around to release the super hydrophobic polymer from the fibres of the cloth. Keep them wet and then put them in the machine wash together, with the other microfibre cloths you've used in the process.