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Okay, who's the first to try Griot's new carnauba?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Satch, Jan 10, 2012.

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    CSBM5

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    I'd bet good money it contains polymers which both swell clearcoats (around scratches/marks) and fill. They even use a word that is meaningless (i.e. they made it up) that references polymer content: "while a special blend of polymeroxane fluids and hydrophenolic lubricants attaches a microscopic layer of LumiShield-41 to the surface." There is no such word as "polymeroxane" of course, but it would appear to be referring to dioxane combined with polymers. Nothing wrong with polymers since those are pretty much the only way products like this one have a chance at swelling the clear coat and filling the scratches and marks -- typical of similar products too. There is no free lunch nor magic as it comes down to a very basic chemical and mechanical process to properly polish a clear coat finish.
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    bluewagon

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    I learned a long time ago never to ASSUME anything.
    All I can say to each his own.
    End of discussion.
    bluewagon
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    CSBM5

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    Having talked with some industry veterans about this wet paint product, my conclusion above is founded. There is nothing special or magical about this polymer filler/swelling product other than the multi-level type marketing and the snake oil seduction it entices some to become "believers."

    I learned long ago not to be suckered into believing hype such as this company spews. Just a quick look at their web site along with inspection of the product's MSDS coupled with knowledge of how products like this actually work would quickly show most that this is a typical polymer based "polish" type product coupled with an enticing marketing scheme.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    But I agree with BlauWagen: chacun a son gout. Hey, if Lemon Pledge works for you, I say get down with it!

    Now, I WILL recommend Krud Kutter to get the @#$%! autocross cone marks off my #$%^! spoiler. . .

    (yes, I know: You're supposed to drive AROUND the cones!)
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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    Been using Meguiar's since the '70s. Just put my first coat on the Bee. Soft carnauba paste went on easy enough, let you know about the removal part later.
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    shelbyvnt Baby Bee...

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    Just like always... easy on, chisel off.
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    Satch SoSoCalifortified

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    Heh. I confess that I find myself using Griot's liquid wax a lot more often than Zymol. . .

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