Ok, I have bought this product as I was very intrigued. I have talked to Kuma quite a few times and bombarded him with questions. Shame on me for not re-familiarizing myself with the particulars of this product. Had I done that I would have gone about this a different way.
First impression is a dud. Now that I have gone back and looked at the website, I see the error of my ways! I sprayed Blue off last night at the coin op to get the extra dirt and bug guts off. What I failed to remember was this in the FAQ section of the website for the car wash:
How dirty is extremely dirty when applying Dri Wash 'n Guard directly on dirt?
Mud, clay, granules, heavy salt spray, bugs, heavy tar and tree sap are examples of things that cannot and should not be polished with Dri Wash 'n Guard. Let common sense be your guide-if in doubt, rinse off the vehicle before applying Dri Wash 'n Guard.
That being said, what I should have done is clay the areas that needed the extra umph and do a little elbow grease to get Blue to the best possible condition BEFORE trying this! I can see how this product can work and do well with continued use. It was easy to use, almost like waxing your vehicle. It was hard to resist the urge to wipe it on in circular motions. You are to use up and down or side to side motions. It took me maybe two hours to tinker. I did the trim when I was done and in a huff.
The before pics:
I filled the spray bottle approximately 75% full, as per the directions. The bottle was filled to where it says "Product" on the label. This pic shows how much I used, including going back over said bug spots I wasn't supposed to and I did NOT do the roof this time.
Now that this is said and done, I will go back, clean up the tar and bug spots on another day and apply this product yet again. I guess it will give me a preview in the meantime just how much this repels the elements as stated in the FAQ section.
Kuma, feel free to jump in and educate me some more, I am not ready to throw in the towel on this yet!