Paint sealant is nothing more that a glorified paint job that is a cash cow for the dealer. A car should receive a full was job a least twice a year, or when the water no longer beads off it.psychrunner said:you know, my dealer convinced me to buy the teflon paint sealer, and also indicted that I should "never" wax the car with this stuff on it (in fact he said don't wax it without it either because it wasn't good for the paint). But I have a hard time believing this. how do you not wax a car and expect the paint to be adequately protected (especially without paint sealant)? Anyhow, don't think you need to do it more than two or three times a year, depending on certain conditions (e.g., garage kept, bird droppings, tree sap exposure, etc.) Any body else know anything about what my dealer reported to me re: paint sealant and "don't wax).
LDV is right on, from what I now understand of Teflon.TOGWT said:Teflon ®:
A synthetic polymer formula (PTFE) 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." Unless you can heat the surface to the required temperature, Teflon will not bond, the claim that it will provide a 'non-stick', slippery surface is nothing more than marketing hype (i.e. brand recognition)
Teflon must be baked onto a surface in order to stick. I have a hard time believing that actual Teflon-based product can be applied at the dealership and have the intended longterm protective affects. 685 degrees F is required I believe in order to adhere Teflon "permanently" to a metallic surface.RSPDiver said:psychrunner, please review the info JonM (TOGWT) posted in this thread:
LDV is right on, from what I now understand of Teflon.
DuPont's new Teflon Products are a unique breakthrough in automotive chemistry. The non-stick Teflon coating leaves an invisible protective barrier to protect the interior and exterior of your vehicle from unwanted dirt, mud, grime, scratches, and dust.
:thumbup: I'm with you on the eggs....especially here in Arizona in July. You want those sunny-side up?icemanjs4 said:Well you know how whether or not your pan is non-stick, you spray PAM on it to prevent food from sticking. Well - why not just spray pam all over your car! It will prevent dirt and grime from sticking, and if you're car is really clean (you're reading the detailing forum so of course your car is clean!), then you can cook some eggs on it while you drive to work! SCORE!