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What has better UV protection - sealant or wax?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Turdburglar, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    Turdburglar

    Turdburglar [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've been wondering how to keep my Barcelona Red '10 looking red as along as possible. So I'm wondering what product in general provides the best UV protection - sealant or wax?
     
  2. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    sealant does....but you need wax on top of the sealant to make it easy to clean contaminents off.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    Jester243

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    Put sealant on your left arm and wax on your right and stand in the sun for a while.


    :notsure:
     
  4. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Gooch

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    My opinion is that what's more important is applying it often...don't let a lot of time lapse between wax/sealant applications.
     
  5. Aug 21, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Sealant is claimed to be better. But I have found that as long as there is a decent coat of "wax" over the paint, it will be fine for years.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    v8killerturbo4

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    My favorite Combo:
    Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant. Good for about 6 months, one of the best on the market.

    http://www.autopia.org/cart/BLACKFIRE-Wet-Diamond-All-Finish-Paint-Protection.html

    Paint sealants you can basically buff on then wipe off within minutes but they require a cure time of about 8 hours before topping with another coat or your favorite carnuba.

    Blackfire will do just fine without a topper and can withstand detergent soaps.

    I like to top Blackfire with Collinite 845 carnuba, another detergent proof product that sheds water like crazy and provides protection for a long time.

    http://www.autopia.org/cart/Collinite-Liquid-Insulator-Wax-845.html

    Have fun!
     
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