Silquat 3152 for Soap and Seal?

Soap and Seal was only a generic name that I came up with for a custom product that would seal the glass as we clean. So once the glass had been polished with either a cerium or a silica compound a Soap and Seal product would link up with the glass surface acting as a barrier to the chemical attack of atmospheric water vapor. Here is a chemical I just received from Siltech called Silquat 3152. Here is the link.

Silicone Quaternary Compounds – Silquat – Siltech Corporation J2-B

Unfortunately it is hydrophobic but it does seal. And it takes absolutely no extra time to apply. It goes right in your cleaning solution. So you just Soap and Seal.


I wonder how J15 would compare to MWH sealer? This work trip Ive been getting my technique dialed in using liquidators/excelerators with very light pressure as most of my resi glass is sealed annually with MWH. They stay looking so good from quarter to quarter & require very little water to remove the light dirt. Although usually a very light residue or a few edge lines are left post-squeegeeing. I love how slick the glass though and how well it accepts a tight-knit microfiber to remove any haze. Thats the balance i feel a hydrophobic sealant needs to give, is due to lack of slip and potential residue/lines left after squeegeeing can you quickly wipe it with a towel without it grabbing & leaving lint…Interested if siltech j2-b you received can accept a towel easily or not after application? I say that because, of the hydrophobic sealants suspended in solution Ive used in the past (3star & abc protect-on) both made detailing the edges very difficult afterward because the surface was/felt so rough…complete opposite with MWH sealer. Anyways, always many thanks for your posts Henry!

I would say it would be nice to have some kind of a tool to measure surface roughness.

This would be good for testing surfaces in general. I have discovered that surface roughness varies too according to what we are testing it with. A huck might show a rough surface but a dry metal blade on a dry treated surface might be very smooth or not. I know there is a science to this. And I am studying it now. It will be a big part of some articles I will be writing. Not for my blog. Your contributions along these lines will prove very valuable.



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