Here we have some of the most frequently asked questions but if you cannot find answers to what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us!!
Why is it recommended to use X1 Wash and Glass before using X1 Shine and Seal?X1 Wash and Gloss is part of the same family as X1 Shine and Seal. X1 Wash and Gloss is a neutral based high grade shampoo that not only does not react with Step 1 keying agent but also X1 Wash & Gloss is based on the same Nano technology. You will get optimum results if you use X1 Wash & Gloss.
What Is X1 Polish & Guard and Why is it recommended to use this as After care?X1 Polish and Guard is again part of the same family as X1 Shine and Seal and is again based on the same nano technology. Your car is going to get dirty and mucky on the roads after using X1 Shine and Seal and there is an optimum way of maintaining the seal and the shine. After you have washed your car down with X1 Wash and Gloss, simply spray your vehicle over with X1 Polish and Guard. Both contain further enhanced protection ingredients that maintain the seal and the shine.
X1 Polish and Guard is a spray on/wipe off liquid that is extremely simple to use and a 500 ml bottle goes a long way.
There is a 2 Bottle System for paint protection, a 3 Bottle system and a 4 Bottle system – what are the differences?
We do offer a 2 bottle, a 3 bottle and a 4 bottle paint protection system.
Our 2 BOTTLE SYSTEM – the 2 bottle system is JUST the X1 Shine and Seal treatment itself with NO pre-wash X1 Wash & Gloss and NO post care product. This suits car owners who already have X1 Wash and Gloss and X1 Polish and Guard and just want the Paint Protection treatment itself.
Our 3 BOTTLE SYSTEM – the 3 bottle system is JUST the X1 Shine and Seal treatment itself AND the pre-wash with NO post care product X1 Polish & Guard. This suits car owners who already have X1 Polish and Guard and just want the Paint Protection and prewash/postwash products.
Our 4 BOTTLE SYSTEM – this 4 bottle system is the WHOLE KIT andcare product. This suits car owners who already have X1 Wash and Gloss and X1 Polish and Guard and just want the Paint Protection treatment itself.
How Do I apply X1 Shine and Seal?
Applying X1 Shine and Seal is very straightforward and we have done videos that will help you with this. Please visit HERE to view these videos.
Simply put, take a microfibre cloth and place a small amount of Step 1 X1 Shine and Seal onto the microfibre. Starting with a VERY clean car, and starting with the bonnet first, gently rub in X1 Shine and Seal across the bonnet. Use circular motions and work your way across half the bonnet, always working in small areas. Leaving for about 20 seconds, then buff off to a shine with a clean microfibre.
Then work your way around the whole car, repeating exactly the same process.
When it comes to applying Step 2 X1 Shine and Seal, ensure you apply it straight after Step1 as you want the vehicle to be as clean as possible with no gathering dust or dirt. Step 2 is the sealant and we want to ensure the seal is as good as it can be as this will be curing itself to Step 1.
Again, take a microfibre cloth and place a small amount of Step 2 X1 Shine and Seal onto the microfibre. Starting with the bonnet again first, gently rub in X1 Shine and Seal Step 2 across the bonnet. Use circular motions and work your way across half the bonnet, always working in small areas. Leaving for about 20 seconds, then buff off to a shine with a clean microfibre.
What type of weather is necessary to apply X1 Shine and Seal paint protection?
It is best to apply X1 Shine and Seal when the temperatures are above freezing. Just ensure that your car paintwork is cool prior to applying. i.e. don’t apply after you have been on a ling run and the paintwork is hot in anyway.
The 250 m Bottles of X1 Shine and Seal – will they cover 2 car or can I treat 2 cars with this?
Our 250 ml X1 Shine and Seal 2 bottle system (Step 1 and Step 2) will amply cover one car and you will probably have some left over but not enough to protect 2 cars.
There is a special offer on if you buy 2 lots of 250 bottles (ie 500 ml off each Step 1 and Step 2). You get a good discount and you will then have enough to cover tow cars.
If you are looking at our lower priced X1 Shine and Seal 500 ml (12 month protection), there will be ample to cover 2 cars.
Is there any Abrasives or silicones in X1 Shine and Seal?
There is a very small amount of abrasive in X1 Shine and Sea (12 month protection) but no abrasive at all in the X1 Shine and Seal (5 year protection).
There is a trace amount of silicone in just our X1 Shine and Seal (5 year protection) but not enough to have any effect in paint spray booths.
What Are The Differences Between X1 Shine & Seal (12 Month Protection) and X1 Shine & Seal (5 Year Protection)?
X1 Shine & Seal (5 Year Protection) is a 2 step process and takes longer to apply. Step 1 is effectively a keying agent that you apply to your car first. Step 2 is the sealant, which, when applied, cures to the paintwork of your car and becomes one with it. This dual invisible shield is an ultra long lasting film protecting against ALL the elements and produces an incredible shine.
X1 Shine & Seal (12 month protection) is easier to apply as it is a 1 step process where the keying agent and protective sealant is combined together. By applying X1 Shine & Seal in this 1 step process, you are not effectively laying down the keying agent first before applying the sealant. You are laying both the keying agent and the sealant down together which even though highly effective, does not provide the longer protection that the 5 Year Protection system gives. This also gives a great shine.
How Do I Apply X1 Shine and Seal and What Can I Do To Maintain The Shine and Protection?
It is so easy to apply X1 Shine and Seal – first it is necessary to use our neutral based shampoo, X1 Wash & Gloss to thoroughly clean down to the pores of your paintwork. It is essential that your paintwork is 100% clean prior to sealing with X1 Shine and Seal.
You must not neglect your paintwork from thereon though. Regular washing with X1 Wash & Gloss will not only remove all bird droppings, grime and dirt but also provide a top up to your protection. You will also need to use X1 Waterless Polish & Guard after you have washed with X1 Wash & Gloss and this really enhances the shine. All instructions will be given when you receive your goods.