Scholl Concepts NEO spray sealant review

Scholl Concepts NEO spray sealant review

 

SONY DSCWelcome to my review of the new spray sealant by Scholl Concepts “NEO”. Having been a professional detailer for many years now, I have tried and tested the dozens of sealants out there in the market and Neo definitely deserves a place up there as one of the best in its modest price bracket. The main reasons being its spectacular ease of use with two ways of application using either the Scholl Concepts Honey Puck or the Scholl Neo Spider Pad. Personally for me I prefer to spray the Neo directly on to the Puck, applying evenly to the vehicle as you would if applying a wax, leave for 10 minutes and buff with a microfibre cloth.

The other great thing about this product is it’s versatility, which definitely saves time as you do not need to use a variety of products for different surfaces, this one does it all. I find it brilliant to use on not only the exterior paintwork but also on chrome, windows and exterior plastics, giving it a fresh and natural finish with the added bonus of the protection. Here are some pictures of a recent detail I did using the Neo in the final stages to protect the paintwork…

 

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Obviously, as with any product you use, to get the best out of it, preparation is key. As a wise man once told me, “fail to prepare, prepare to fail.” However, although this car has undergone a full paint correction, you can clearly see the luxuriously glossy finish the Neo leaves!

The crucial question as with any sealant has to be it’s longevity,  which is a hard one to answer… as previously mentioned it is essentially down to how well the surface is prepared, but I have personally found that even after five months beading is still apparent on the protected surfaces and there is still a high gloss finish after washing. All in all, I think this is a great product which represents outstanding value for money and as a professional detailer I would recommend giving it a try!

Charles Dujardin

About the Author:

Charles Dujardin of Auto Wax Works is a professional detailer and valeter and a fully qualified paint refinisher with over 10 years' experience. Charles combines an in-depth knowledge of paintwork with detailing skill and a genuine appreciation of Scholl Concepts high performance products. His detailing studio is near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Discussion

  1. Amanda Stevenson
    Amanda Stevenson  October 9, 2013

    NEO is a cost-effective, easy to use alternative to many other types of expensive and complicated-to-apply paint sealants and coatings. No special skills are needed – although with careful and thoughtful application and a full paint correction prior to application, the results that can be achieved can be stunning – as Charles Dujardin proves. Check out Scholl Concepts Asia’s blog (schollconceptsasia.blogspot.co.uk), to see the positive effect it has on faded and weathered plastics and paintwork, too: http://tinyurl.com/om6bj7v

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  2. denny  February 5, 2014

    i would like to ask if i can use neo together with swissvax onyx wax. which one go first? also how to apply it?
    thank you so much.

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    • Charles Dujardin
      Charles Dujardin  February 12, 2014

      Hi Denny, NEO is an ideal sealant to prolong the lifespan of your Swissvax Onyx Wax. Apply your Swissvax Onyx first in the usual way but leave your waxed surface for two to three hours to allow the wax to cure before you apply NEO. Then, spray NEO on the surface and distribute evenly (coverage is extensive you don’t need to apply much and the NEO Honey Hand Puck helps prevent wastage and gives even distribution). After a short drying period, buff off any residue with a soft polishing cloth like the Scholl Concepts Grey MicroPlus Towel. If you are seeing a lot of residue on the surface after application, you are applying too much. Full application instructions for Scholl Concepts NEO Polymer Protection can be found at: http://spautopia.co.uk/exterior-car-care/waxes-and-sealants/neo-polymer-sealant

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