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Old 08-17-2004, 05:42 PM
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For me the issue isn't so much if a silicone product is bad for the paint itself, it's that it is (or used to be) very difficult to remove 100% if any paintwork was necessary down the road. Many shops are not too diligent about paint prep, and if any silicone is present under a fresh coat of paint, it's ugly....
Exactly. Silicone cannot be introduced into a body shop / paint shop. Silicone will not allow paint to stick, causing the paint to fish-eye.

Meguiar's makes a line of products for professionals, called their professional line, that is made for body shops. These products come in the tan bottles, and contain no silicone.

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Old 08-17-2004, 05:43 PM
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For me the issue isn't so much if a silicone product is bad for the paint itself, it's that it is (or used to be) very difficult to remove 100% if any paintwork was necessary down the road. Many shops are not too diligent about paint prep, and if any silicone is present under a fresh coat of paint, it's ugly....
Personally if a bodyshop was that incompetent I wouldn't want them touching my car anyways.
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Old 08-19-2004, 11:13 PM
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Id rather have a job done right, than not done at all. Im not going to worry about it when the time comes for a paint job; forget about Maaco, I drive a car that deserves the best. That means using nxt, and high quality body shops.
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Old 08-20-2004, 10:06 PM
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Exactly. Silicone cannot be introduced into a body shop / paint shop. Silicone will not allow paint to stick, causing the paint to fish-eye.

Meguiar's makes a line of products for professionals, called their professional line, that is made for body shops. These products come in the tan bottles, and contain no silicone.
Are you sure of that I use a product called "Last Touch" which is one of there pro products and it contains Silicone.
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Old 08-21-2004, 06:27 PM
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Last Touch is a new product, and it contains silicone, but it is not in their Professional line.

It is in their new "Detailer" line, which is made for professional detailers, not body shops.
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Old 08-21-2004, 09:54 PM
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Last Touch is a new product, and it contains silicone, but it is not in their Professional line.

It is in their new "Detailer" line, which is made for professional detailers, not
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I stand corrected, but I' m only going by what a Meguiars tech told me quote "All of our wax products contain silicone they couldn't be made without it."

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