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Jul 7th, 2004, 04:33 PM
could some one explain the differences in the different dressings? I don't mean the chemicals, just why or where you would use one over the other. thanks.

Jul 7th, 2004, 09:01 PM
This is just my recollection...

All-Season dressing is pretty thick and not water-based, pretty silicony, so it will last a long time outdoors. I'd guess you'd only want to use it on external parts of the car.

Silicone Free is silicone free. I think this is basically the same as it was in the old Detailer line. The only choice if you work in a paint shop.

Hyper-dressing seems to be the all-around stuff. Can be diluted for varying shines, with dilution would be cheaper than Silicone Free, is water-based, etc.

Tim Lingor
Jul 13th, 2004, 06:30 AM
Hey 2000,

Just to add,

I have spent a considerable amount of time trying out the new Detailer Series dressings.

The All Season Dressing is an excellent product. It is solvent based, and smells great! (similar to a light scent fabric softener) The product feels a little greasy at first while applying, but then dries to a really nice sheen. Again, I apply with a foam applicator and wipe off excess with a MF towel. It has lasted really well through several rain storms and some pretty bad roads! One more bonus, a little product goes a LONG way!!

The Silicone Free Dressing is also an excellent product that is designed for more sensitive environments like Body Shops etc. It is not as greasy feeling as the ASD, but also goes on very evenly. It too smells great! I have used it on the interior trim with great results. It smells better than #40 and gives a similar shine. But it does not clean like #40. So I would suggest pre-cleaning.

The Hyper-Dressing--- I have not tried yet but it should be on its way to me soon. The idea of a product that can be dilluted to achive the desired sheen per individual preferences is excellent. I will hopefully be trying it soon and will then let you know. Fair enough? :)


Jul 13th, 2004, 08:38 AM
2hotford & Aurora40,
thanks for the help!

how would you compare #40 to sf dressing as far as duribilty? also is sf dressing alittle more or a little less shiny than #40? I guess to simpilfly it, why would you use sf dressing over #40 or the other way around if cleaning is not a issue? thanks for your time.

Tim Lingor
Jul 13th, 2004, 12:58 PM
Hey 2000,

Well, let's see. SFD is less greasy, a more satin sheen overall and dries really well. It also smells like Hawaiian Punch!

It does not clean like #40, is not quite as durable but darn close.

Overall, that is a tough question. I have always used #40. But for the last month or so, I have been using the SFD and really like it. I actually like the way it dries to a satin sheen (but that is my own personal perference).


ps. If the weather is better tomorrow, I will do a side by side comparison and post the write-up with pictures. :) How's that?

Jul 13th, 2004, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by 2hotford

ps. If the weather is better tomorrow, I will do a side by side comparison and post the write-up with pictures. :) How's that?

Tim Lingor
Jul 14th, 2004, 11:56 AM
Hey 2000,

OK, here it is as promised!! :)


I hope this helps!


Jul 14th, 2004, 01:11 PM
i have been using the hyper dressing and i have to say i like it better than the all season on exterior trim as well as tires,mixed at 3 to 1. on interior i use it at 4 to 1 and it gives the same look as 40. but i go back and wipe the dressings down after i do my windows which gives them a naturall look. in my opinion the car should look just clean ,not dressed. good luck