Teflon Based Sealants
Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:00 PM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 11:49 PM
The AUTOSMART distributor told me the other week that their silver seal paint sealant is sold to dealerships who pay $75 for it and they charge up to $250 to treat a car and they get four cars out of one bottle. MAJOR RIP OFF
Posted 07 July 2004 - 04:37 AM
Has anyone heard of this stuff called "5 Star Shine Car Wax?" It sounds too good to be true.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 06:06 AM
Truth- â€œIf it sounds too good to be true it probably isâ€
A synthetic polymer formula produced by Du Pont Chemicals, they state;â€ The addition of a TeflonÂ® fluoropolymer resin does nothing to enhance the properties of any car wax, we have no data that indicates the use of TeflonÂ® to be beneficial in car waxes. TeflonÂ® requires a temperature of 680oF for it to "sinter" or bond to a surface.â€
Lifetime Paint Protection:
There is no polymer, synthetic or natural wax, or after-market product available that can provide lifetime protection to a paint film surface.
The primary protection provided for a modern water-based colour coat is a polythene resin that has a thickness of 2-3 Mils (0.002-0.003â€) this is protected by a sacrificial barrier of wax or synthetic polymer sealant.
This barrier is all that stands between the environmental contaminants (UV radiation, acid rain, ozone, industrial pollution, rain, road dirt and tar, etc) and the paint film surface. This renewable barrier is less than 0.000001â€ thick.
While its true that a polymer resins melting point is 350+oF, it is still subject to evaporation and erosion by the elements and vehicle washing. However its durability is approximately five or six months.
The technology for a lifetime protection for a vehicles paint film surface does not currently exist.
~Hope this helps~
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Posted 07 July 2004 - 07:48 AM
Posted 08 July 2004 - 02:59 PM
Teflon on its own will not adhere to a car's surface as the Dupont release above correctly stated. The formula that makes up 5 Star Shine is what holds the teflon in place once applied. We can talk technical details all day long, but what ultimately matters is whether or not it works.
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