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Fifty_Cent
10-04-2004, 01:34 PM
Some companies offer a treatment with Teflon. They activate the teflon with a rotary buffer.

This process is used in hot/tropical countries with alot of success. What do the experts think of this?

Also, they give some 3 year shine quarantee.


What are the pros and what are the cons?
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TOGWT
10-05-2004, 08:48 AM
~One mans opinion / observations~

If they can attain a temp of 680oF with a rotary buffer to get the Teflon to bond what happens to the paint?

Teflon ®:
A synthetic polymer formula produced by Dupont Chemicals, they state;" The addition of a Teflon® fluoropolymer paint does nothing to enhance the properties of any car wax, we have no data that indicates the use of Teflon® to be beneficial in car waxes. Teflon® requires a temperature of 680°F for it to sinter or bond to a surface."

~Hope this helps~

Knowledge unshared is experience wasted
justadumbarchitect / so I question everything/ Jon

Fifty_Cent
10-05-2004, 01:29 PM
Thanks for the reply Jon. Looks like the answer is the same, everywhere I ask this.
I have posted this to some other forum and all agree on one thing: this is a marketing ploy. H=These people charge quite alot for this job as well.....$200.

For this amount of money I think i can get lots and lots of wax and polish....which is quaranteed to to work.

Anyways, thanks.



~One mans opinion / observations~

If they can attain a temp of 680oF with a rotary buffer to get the Teflon to bond what happens to the paint?

Teflon ®:
A synthetic polymer formula produced by Dupont Chemicals, they state;" The addition of a Teflon® fluoropolymer paint does nothing to enhance the properties of any car wax, we have no data that indicates the use of Teflon® to be beneficial in car waxes. Teflon® requires a temperature of 680°F for it to sinter or bond to a surface."

~Hope this helps~

Knowledge unshared is experience wasted
justadumbarchitect / so I question everything/ Jon

Alex Baumann
10-05-2004, 01:59 PM
I don't know , but I don't buy this X year shine guarantee.

Desertnate
10-05-2004, 02:10 PM
Thanks for the reply Jon. Looks like the answer is the same, everywhere I ask this.
I have posted this to some other forum and all agree on one thing: this is a marketing ploy. H=These people charge quite alot for this job as well.....$200.

For this amount of money I think i can get lots and lots of wax and polish....which is quaranteed to to work.

Anyways, thanks.

I'd say its a scam. From other boards I frequent, Toyota in the South East US has a regional distributor who puts a similar product (they call it Toyoguard) on EVERY car they move. They claim the same type of thing and charge about the same ammount. From the owners of cars in that area all of them say the stuff is no better than Klasse or Zaino.

I'd say save your money and if you want a hard, long lasting acrylic type protectant on your car, buy Klasse or Zaino. $200 will get you a LOT of Klasse All In One and Sealent Glaze

The acrylic route might be the way to go for you anyway since the good carnuba waxes on the market will melt and not last long in your climate.

Mr. E
10-05-2004, 06:17 PM
The only thing you're guaranteed of with this product is it will last AT MOST 5 years. There's no minimum time mentioned.

I absolutely guarantee that your life will last "up to" 120 years. :rolleyes: