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Old 07-24-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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Exclamation Interesting read opinions?

http://www.ebay.com/gds/Should-you-p...7082473/g.html

Interesting read. Any opinions would be appreciated.

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Old 07-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #2
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Sounds like he's trying to sell the stuff he mentions at the end of the article.

Also, I thought it was fairly common that wax is for protection, not for looks, but he seems to go on and on about how everyone thinks wax is what makes your paint look better?

I've also never seen wax dry and flake off as he claims...I dunno. I'm no expert, but sounds like a sales pitch to me.

edit: amusingly, there's a warning thread about this stuff on Autopia, the same website the VaporWax guy warns about in the ebay pitch.
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Sounds like he's trying to sell the stuff he mentions at the end of the article.

Also, I thought it was fairly common that wax is for protection, not for looks, but he seems to go on and on about how everyone thinks wax is what makes your paint look better?

I've also never seen wax dry and flake off as he claims...I dunno. I'm no expert, but sounds like a sales pitch to me.

edit: amusingly, there's a warning thread about this stuff on Autopia, the same website the VaporWax guy warns about in the ebay pitch.
Ya ,I would say I agree. A lot of people are going to sealants vs wax though.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:50 PM   #4
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This guy is an idiot.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:20 PM   #5
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I thought we were trying to protect the clear with modern paint systems.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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Seems to me he is bashing wax and then jumps straight to this miracle product that he is selling. Don't listen to him.
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Old 07-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #7
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I agree 100% I am going to use meguires ultimate wax in paste.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:18 PM   #8
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guy must have tons of experience!
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:27 PM   #9
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:36 PM   #10
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Yep pedling his snake oil.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:29 AM   #11
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If wax was that bad the manufacturers would void your warranty with it's use. This guy is a total tool. And about the Autopia.org virus , I frequent that site frequently and have never had a bad experience.
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Snake oil salesperson, not buying it!
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He's not far off about the autopia forums, I will give him that lol
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He's not far off about the autopia forums, I will give him that lol
Really ? Autopia.org or Autopiacarcare ?
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He is a snake oil salesman, trying to pedal his garbage and bash the competition at the same time. Has anyone actually looked up his products on EBay what a joke. $80.00 for a 4OZ tube of garbage.
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He is a snake oil salesman, trying to pedal his garbage and bash the competition at the same time. Has anyone actually looked up his products on EBay what a joke. $80.00 for a 4OZ tube of garbage.
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http://www.ebay.com/gds/Should-you-p...7082473/g.html

Interesting read. Any opinions would be appreciated.

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I was going to add my own to this, but Ron Ketcham, who is well known in the detailing/auto industry, summed it up very well.



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Ron Ketcham: The author shows his ignorance or perhaps, stupidity in his referencing of acrylic enamel, etc. Acrylic enamels and lacquers are long gone from the OEM paint scene. For the last 15+ years, urethane's are the paint systems. Another glaring error is the "acrylic paint conditioner" references. I may not know all the chemistry of polymers, but I do not one can not modify a cured polymer chain to revive it. It is possible to break the chain apart through various means though. According to his mis-leading and mis-informed "facts" the product will add back chemical components to the "acrylic" paints. Which is almost as stupid as the claims that "car paints need their "oil's" replaced as they dry out", statements. Talk about "old wive's tales", the "replacing of oils to auto paint by anyone, only shows their ignorance and lack of education of vehicle paint films used today. Don't even respond to one such as this person, for it's like trying to play chess with a pigeon, the pigeon won't play, he s**ts all over the board and then struts around like he won.
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Really ? Autopia.org or Autopiacarcare ?
I didn't mean the malware. I meant the credibility of the information.
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