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    Setec Astronomy- Ah, I appreciate your efforts

    Well, at least I didn`t somehow hallucinate the whole thing! But I do vaguely recall the actual Ford TSB (had forgotten/not known of the Chrysler/Mistu angle).

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    Re: Headlight protection

    So OCW is the Optimum Car Wax? Their spray wax in the blue bottle?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    But I do vaguely recall the actual Ford TSB (had forgotten/not known of the Chrysler/Mistu angle).
    I only remember the ABC TSB, FWIW...lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Astouffer512 View Post
    So OCW is the Optimum Car Wax? Their spray wax in the blue bottle?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    I only remember the ABC TSB, FWIW...lol...
    I get most of the Ford TSBs/info from [a certain member here], and thoroughly appreciate them. But I`m pretty sure he didn`t send me the ones related to this. Aw man, I can *almost* picture the panels in the test...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    I get most of the Ford TSBs/info from [a certain member here], and thoroughly appreciate them. But I`m pretty sure he didn`t send me the ones related to this. Aw man, I can *almost* picture the panels in the test...

    does anyone recall what year plus maybe a model for that TSB? That would ho a long way in helping me look it up .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coleroad View Post
    does anyone recall...
    No idea at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Setec Astronomy View Post
    I only remember the ABC TSB, FWIW...lol



    Yes.
    Ok I figured. Still learning all the code names. I looked it up and I do believe it would be worth buying....but at the same time I also already have TW Ice spray wax....will this be a good choice to use on headlights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astouffer512 View Post
    Ok I figured. Still learning all the code names. I looked it up and I do believe it would be worth buying....but at the same time I also already have TW Ice spray wax....will this be a good choice to use on headlights?
    For me, the make/break Q would be whether the TW provides UV protection.

    I do think the OCW is worth trying, though it`s easy for me to spend your money for you I *NEVER* thought I`d keep using it on the A8, but it`s been years now and I`m still doing it. That car went through *terrible* winter weather last night, but today, with all the snow melted off, it looks amazingly OK..that stuff is doing its job and I haven`t even washed the car for weeks, let alone refreshed the OCW (last applied back in early Dec.).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    Good idea (though I wouldn`t go there if you payed me by the minute ), maybe you`ll find something documenting the UV Protection too.
    I did read through some of the documentation regarding the UV protection, through the patent papers on the product. I didn`t finish it, though. Of course, one needs to mention that the documentation relating to the UV protection was from OPT themselves, and I`m not sure there was independent testing with it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Accumulator View Post
    I wish one of the great Product Testers here would do something on UV Protection, see what (besides OCW) really works.
    I`m not one of the Great Product Testers here, but I had considered doing some testing with the products below. I was going to test for "sun damage" protection, as well as bird poop protection. The testing seemed too involved for my liking, my wife likely wouldn`t be on board with it and these products have been passed up in favor of the newest flavors. So I ditched the idea.

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    JustJesus- IF you find some surface that`s prone to rapid UV-related degradation it might make for an easy test...and [she whose name I cannot pronounce] wouldn`t even know you were doing any testing, not that I`m advocating doing anything behind her back

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    But IME OCW provides very limited protection against etching. Nothing at all like FK1000P or even other LSPs that I consider marginal.

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    Re: Headlight protection

    For new/newly polished headlights, I 10/10 would recommend cutting some clear tint from a tint shop (I order 3M off amazon) and apply it.
    Takes a beating unmatched by any coating.
    If you take the time to tuck the edges and make sure they adhere properly with a heatgun, it will last 5-10 years with regular visits to the touchless car wash/winters of Toronto.

 

 
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