So it has been around 2 months since my Gloss Coat application. I waited 3 weeks after the application (which was 2 coats Gloss Coat, followed by 1 coat of Opti-Seal), for the first wash. I have since been washing every 2 weeks with Carpro Reset. Initially, the beading/sheeting was great and performing as expected, however, my last wash two weeks ago, I noticed the lower sides and rear weren't sheeting as well as the rest of the car again.
These last 2 months, I have done a lot of driving in heavy rain, so those areas have been hit pretty hard with road spray and grime. At this point, I am not sure if the problem is just contaminants and road film that are keeping the water from sheeting properly, or if it is an issue with the coating. I can't help wondering if this Gloss Coat Application didn't stick to these areas, which were the same areas I had issues with my first round of Gloss-Coat, and it didn't stick because I didn't prep those areas properly, and that the Opti-Seal was just initially masking my failure of properly coating those areas.
If I did coat the car properly, I wouldn't think that 2 months of driving in heavy rain and post winter road conditions (dirty from sanding/gravel treatments and Mag-Chloride) would be enough to contaminant the coating. Especially with the sacrificial layer of Opti-Seal I applied.
I wanted to get the expert's opinions on how likely it is that 2 months of "Winter like" driving would cause enough contamination to cause sheeting issues, even with Reset Washes every 2 weeks.
Also, I have heard that MDR is a good tool to use to get rid of Road Film that builds up during winter driving. I also heard that using a combo of PC, FerreX and MDR could be used for a really good decon wash, and wanted to get your opinions/suggestions for the following process I am going to try on my next wash:
1. Normal Carpro Reset wash & Dry
2. Spray lower areas with Power Clean (1:3) and let it dwell for a few min, then thoroughly rinse. (Should it be agitated?)
3. Spray Lower Areas with Ferrex, and let it dwell for a few min , then thoroughly rinse (Should it be agitated)
4. Apply MDR to lower areas using a foam applicator, agitating, then allow a few min to dwell, and thoroughly rinse.
I do know over the first few weeks, the entire car, as well as the lower sides and rear beads and sheeted well. I don't know exactly when the lower areas started having issues, but the rest of the car still beads and sheets well.