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Optimum Spray Wax - Can It Live Up To It's Patent?

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What I think he is saying is that if there is already traffic film on the clear coat, the wax and also the UV protection has no way to get to the clearcoat?

 

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You are thinking corrrect...But I think Scott is a bit over reacting about certain things.

I would like to see dr. G take this one!

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Dr G is aware of Scott's videos and is crafting his response.  My take, for a guy "not throwing Optimum under the bus",  Scott only refers to Optimum and repeats the name frequently.  This is the 2nd video he attacks Optimum Spray Wax directly. 

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He has a new video about the wash/wax/clay method and why he thinks it doesnt work...problem being that clay doesnt remove traffic film and you are waxing over it.

In a way he has a point but hes just over complicating things IMO.

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He also has a video on "Can Traffic Film Damage Paint & Will A Wax Stop it?"  where he mentioned  friction and pressure, especially during rain, will erode the wax film away for daily drivers.

I am not exactly sure but it doesn't seem to reconcile with what I've  read in  fluid mechanics - boundary layer.

 

 

 

 

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Well...I only listened to half of that video...but a couple of things, the OCW patent isn't about a "special fancy polymer", the patent was for the way the ingredients were combined, not what they were.  Second, the UV inhibitor which is in OCW, which is the same as used in clearcoat paint, is known (at least from what Dr. G has told us) to migrate through paints and plastics, so let's at least be open to the idea that applying it topically could allow it to migrate through "traffic film" to the paint.  Besides, it's going to be "stuck" to the paint for at least a little while along with the wax and sealant in OCW, which is better than not having a UV inhibitor at all.

 

PS  Dr. G has explained that the reason there is so much fading of painted plastic parts on older clearcoated cars, is that they found that the UV inhibitor from the paint would migrate into the plastic parts (and therefore out of the paint), cause the clear on those parts to fail.  Later they learned they had to put  UV inhibitor into the plastic to prevent it from leaching the inhibitor out of the paint.

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