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Interesting video testing optimum spray wax

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Dmitry tests out the spray wax. 
 

 

I am trying to find identify if there is a flaw in his testing. I’m not sure there is unless somehow clear coat texture allows for a thicker coat of spray wax left behind. 

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My guess is also, if optimum doesn’t protect substantially from UV rays then nothing does. (The tester notes that nothing else he has tested as shown it does). 

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I have another theory in that Car wax doesnt add immidiate UVA and UVB protection but instead makes it so that the clear coat doesnt lose its UV protection which it does over time.

Maybe the product is not advertised in the right way which apparantly caused confusion within the buyers and then dissapointment when their faded car after a Car wax (UV blocker wax) application doesnt make their paint shine like brand new again.

As far as I remember dr. G said that paint has UV protection which has a half life of about 5 years...Car wax is designed to prolongues that UV protection and not add it like you would add sunscreen to skin right? Someone correct me if I am wrong!

 

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From what I understand, the uv inhibitors migrate into the clear, buy it has to be used consistently, over time to really make significant impact? 

 

Regardless, I'm going to use Car Wax as my default paint protectant. I don't market it's abilities because I can't prove them. 

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I passed this video on to Dr G and his comment was:  As he said all our testing was at 300 nm or shorter wavelengths and I think he is wrong since UVA is shorter than UVB not longer as he suggested. 

Dmitry stated the application was a little tacky - It showed him spraying Wax on too heavy which causes streaks and a tacky feel.

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Dr G suggested that over application of Wax, if the carnauba is not worked in/melted, will cause it to be grabby. 

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Wow I thought  i was the king of using to much product thats way to much wax . I dont think he  has any idea at all what he is doing with this wax  . Dont no what he means  buy picking up wax I want it on the paint? 

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therein lies the problem with random people testing products - they don't follow directions, get suspicious/questionable results and post them for posterity.  Can't tell you how many calls I get telling me how to use products (or not use them) from someone who insist they are correct because they saw it on social media.

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