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Until a few months ago I had never heard of Poorboys products, let alone their EX-P Sealant but I was shopping for some polish and this was recommended to be used with the polish I had chosen.
I did a little bit of research and found out that a sealant is a synthetic product which is designed for long term paint protection and also easy application.
This particular sealant made by Poorboys is a "pure" sealant and an 'Amino Functional Resin'. It can be applied in the sun or shade like other products by this brand and it claims to be applied and buffed off with ease.
One thing I have noticed about the Poorboys products is that they all have a nice smell to them, this particular one smells of coconut which is a huge hit with me, though of course others might not think so.
As I had never used a sealant before, I read the instructions of the bottle's label before I went about smothering my car in the stuff. It seemed pretty straight forward so I set about getting my car looking sparkly clean.
The first thing I did was give the car a good wash down, I then dried it off using a chamois. Once I had got as much water off as possible, I applied a coat of polish and buffed off. Now my car was ready for its coat of sealant. The instructions say that it should be applied with a damp applicator, there are a few things available of the market but my applicator of choice is a microfibre cloth. To keep it damp, I had a small bowl of water to hand. I squeezed a small amount of the sealant onto my cloth and then put it on the paintwork in small circular motions.
Normally when doing this sort of thing I do a panel at a time, but this sealant should be left for twenty minutes to an hour so I just got on with getting my car coated in the stuff.
One thing to note is that you don't need to apply to much of this to your car, you won't get better results and it will just involve more work when trying to buff it off.
How long you leave it on the car depends on how deep a shine you want when you're finished, I suppose if you wanted to you could buff it off immediately. I usually leave it on for forty minutes but this depends on how likely it is to start raining while I'm waiting!!
To buff off I use a clean microfibre cloth and start at the point where I first applied it. It isn't a difficult product to buff off and it didn't take me too long to do the whole car (although it isn't that big a car!)
Once I had done this I applied a coat of wax and my car was looking lovely, with mirror like reflections. I did read that you're supposed to let the sealant "cure" for 24+ hours in the dry before applying wax, but since I don't have a garage and live in Britain this is not possible for me, so I just put the wax on immediately.
You can put several layers of this sealant onto your paintwork for added shine and protection, for now I have only ever applied one layer of this. Now that winter is well and truly creeping up on us, I think the next time I give my car a full clean I will apply this in 2 or 3 coats just so there is a bit of added protection from the grit which will (hopefully) being put on the roads.
If you don't have a lot of time to be out waxing your car but still want the same results I would recommend this sealant, as it can last for 3 to 6 months depending on conditions and how much you drive your car. Or alternatively if you are looking for a good base to apply your wax then it's definitely worth trying.
I paid £13.45 for a 473ml bottle which seems like an average price for a paint sealant. The bottle may seem small but I use it, my boyfriend uses it and we have lent it to two friends and there is still plenty left (and they all have bigger cars than me).
I haven't seen any of the Poorboys products in Halfords but there seem to be a few online stockists, I buy mine from The Ultimate Finish.