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Old 12-22-2009, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DSXMachina View Post
Does the air from the refineries/ chem plants affect clearcoats or exposed metal?

Yes, the refineries/chemical plants definitely have an effect. I'm lucky, being about 45-50 miles away from the Ship Channel, but 'minor' chemical releases at refineries and plants aren't uncommon, and even at ppm levels in the air, things like H2S can eventually eat into finishes. Our Canadian brethren were kind of razzing me about my obsession with waxing etc., but our air quality, combined with the brutal heat in the summer, can over the long haul be every bit as damaging as the salt/sand the northern climates have to endure during the winter months.
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