One of the great things about having your vehicle detailed by a professional is that you can gain knowledge about how to maintain the car, protect it against the elements, and most of all, learn about what you’re getting.  This particular detail is for a return customer from Columbus, Ohio that just bought a new 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser.  The vehicle only had 400 miles on the odometer, but this is a very nice car that he wants to keep for a while.  Being that the car is black, and the owner is a car guy, he wanted to go with 22ple due to its long term protection and shine.  22ple designed the product to last 18 to 24 months.  It is considered a “glass coating” because after it hardens, it cures into, literally, a class like coating over the vehicle.  Once the car was washed, clayed, and dried, I used a primer to prep the paint surface.  Below are some photos of when I was applying the 22ple product.

22ple Install

As you can tell from the photo above, the clear 22ple liquid creates a rainbow effect once applied.  Incredibly easy to apply, just add a few drops to your applicator pad, and gently massage onto the surface.  I typically let the product sit on the paint surface for about 5 minutes while it cures and begins to harden.

22ple Installation

The photo above is the passenger front door of the vehicle.  Looking closely, you can see the rainbow effect a couple of minutes after installation.  22ple still may appear “wet” after several minutes after installation, but that is normal.  After 5 minutes or so, the product can be wiped using a brand new microfiber towel.  When this is done, there is no reason to use much pressure, just a light wipe is all that is needed.

22ple Gloss

After a quick wipe, the gloss that the 22ple creates is very stunning.  This product is literally second to one when it comes to a high gloss.  The black exterior paint looks like a mirror.  Granted, the car is pretty much new, however, there is a very obvious glossy effect after the product is applied.

22ple shine

The car literally pops with shine, refection, and gloss.  Although full curing time is usually about 4 to 5 days, the surface is smooth as glass, and the depth of “Wow” is truly unmatched.

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Above is the finished product.  This car is now protected for one to two years, and the gloss and shine is amazing.  This product lasts approximately three times as a wax or a sealant, and is 22ple is my personal choice for durability while combining a very high end shine and gloss.  I usually push a little harder for this product especially for dark colored vehicles for those reasons.  For more information about 22ple and to have 22ple applied to your vehicle, please visit our

22ple VX1 Pro Signature page.

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