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 Post subject: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:26 pm 
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What is it?
http://car-chem.com/store/Car-Care-Exte ... hell-100ml
£17.99 for 100ml

No, what is it?
It's a nano coating ... for paint.

How did you use it?
I tried it out on the boot of our SAAB 900 Convertible (1992 vintage ... so, single stage paint).

There was nothing in the instruction about not using it on single stage paint, so why not?

I prepared with Car-Chem's Deep Clean Polish and an IPA wipedown and applied as per the instructions ...

Spray onto a pad, wipe over in an even and uniform manner ... leave ... at least 30 minutes.

What then?
... and then ... you remove any haze.

In application, watery droplets emerge. These evaporate. You're left with an application with application marks.

Buff. With a lint-free cloth. I used a microfibre. Nope. Still got lines ... spray of chilled water ... better, but still got lines.

What went wrong?
I don't know? Maybe it's no good on single stage paint?

Several buffs later and it's not awful; just not good. I want to cleanse and wax it.

Verdict?
5/10

Maybe I should try it on a clearcoated car, but I fancy the juice is not worth the squeeze. I've not even seen beading/sheeting yet, but I'm not inspired ... sorry. I'll use it up on wheels.

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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:03 am 
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Pity it was no good :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:22 am 
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Thanks for doing your Product Testing reports Paul. They save so many people a wasted effort and expense if the product doesn't meet their expectations.

It seems that many products, these days, are just put onto the market without sufficient product testing and hope that someone buys them....a case of "that'll do" and not "lets make the best".


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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:36 am 
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It may well work perfectly well on clearcoated cars.

In the morning dew I could clearly see the application lines. It's getting removed and waxed today.

Meanwhile, the wax on the bonnet looks really good - the underlying glazing cleanser is really good. I'll get some snaps today to prove it really happened :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:48 am 
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You may be right about the clearcoat Paul. My point being that Instructions should also be clear about the suitability on different paint types.

for example, Raceglaze's British Classic Wax's marketing clearly stated why the wax was particularly suitable for non-clearcoat cars.

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Classic cars need constant attention, not just to the mechanical and electrical systems, but also to the exterior paint finish. Many cars sit unused for a large portion of the year and are then exposed to high levels of UV for summer motoring, where their paint can become faded quickly and attacked by burn out from insect residues and bird mess.

Older single stage paint, cellulose, two-pack and paint on both metal and fibreglass needs feeding with oils to stop fading and keep it flexible.It needs protection from UV, bugs and birds, tree sap and stonechips, sunlight and scuffs - which a good wax made for the job can do.


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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:55 am 
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I'll ask the company - they manufacture all their products themselves, so the Chemist there should be able to clarify.

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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:53 pm 
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pjgh wrote:
I'll ask the company - they manufacture all their products themselves, so the Chemist there should be able to clarify.


A bit postdigging I know but what did they say..... anything ? 8-[


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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:09 pm 
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Yes, I got an e-mail ...

They said they'd never encountered my issue, not on clearcoated or single stage. I thought about trying it on my clearcoated car, but lost interest.

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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:59 am 
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Cheers Paul :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:17 am 
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I gotta add that after using it a few times the results have been really good, no problems whatsoever...recommended :)


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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:30 am 
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I've put mine up for swaps ...
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 Post subject: Re: Car-Chem Nano Shell
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:39 pm 
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Revisited ...

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/ca ... C05843.jpg

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http://www.pjgh.co.uk/gallery_albums/ca ... C05845.jpg

As you can see, it works fine on clearcoated paint.

In the first picture, the paint does look a little dull. I used the Deep Cleanse polish again and even on single stage found it shadowed into the paint making removal quite a chore. It sets up very well indeed for the Nano Shell product which, applied with a damp pad, firmly and uni-directionally, hazed off and removed without issue.

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