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Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. #4568336
11/08/17 09:17 PM
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The weather in my area is not being conducive for waxing the new vehicle so I decided to give it a quick wash and rinse and hit it with the Sonax BSD. Sorry, no pics.

The BSD is some great stuff. I lightly misted the panels one at a time and went over with a nice microfiber towel to spread and then buff. This stuff has some sealant properties as well as being a quick detailer. The temps were in the mid-40’s yet I had no issues spraying or wiping. Some say it comes out thick. I didn’t experience that. I believe Sonax reformulated the product in the last year or so.

The look after a light buffing by hand really impressed me for a less than 15 minute task. Shiny and clear. Of course, it started to rain just as I was finishing up. Afterwards the wife and I drove to the store. I watched the small water beads dance on the hood. The water repellent properties of BSD are widely known.

Another high recommendation. Sonax makes excellent products.

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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4568377
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Thanks for sharing. I am a fan of Sonax Polymer Net Shield. Will give this one a try when I need a quick result. Good night.


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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4568467
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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4568569
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I guess I'd use the Sonax product.


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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4568819
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Interesting vid. I can't say anything scientific about it but the more/earlier a product causes sheeting, it's also carrying away surface dirt that much more/sooner. I see that as a good thing.


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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4568875
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Good info, thanks. I've always preferred a product that sheets rather than beads.

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Originally Posted By: RTexasF
Good info, thanks. I've always preferred a product that sheets rather than beads.



I do as well but I won’t turn down a decent product that does the other. The SIO2 based refreshers seem to sheet more than bead. Perhaps in the future I’ll try them out.


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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4568952
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Originally Posted By: PimTac
Sonax makes excellent products.


I recently tried their Fallout Remover and was happy with it. Here's a short video of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IJ_rhe_64w

Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: PimTac] #4644574
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I use Sonax BSD since 3 years and I'm really impressed by the results, and mostly by the longevity of this "simple" QW.
The BSD gives me a longevity of 2 months approximately. The beading is impressive.
The only drawback is that is not easy to use because the buffing is a little hard mostly when it's hot.

Here my car with only BSD on it




The beading after a heavy rain



I buy this 5L bottle (35€)

Last edited by Kaiser; 01/24/18 02:31 AM.

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Re: Review of Sonax Brilliant Shine Detailer. [Re: Kaiser] #4651496
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Beading is identical (visually) to NuFinish.


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