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 Post subject: LSP Product Shelf Life
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:46 pm 
This is of vital importance and yet so easily overlooked.

For example:

a) Polymers (found in sealants and hybrid waxes) have a shelf life of approx 3-5 years if kept in their original containers and stored at temperatures between 40 F - 80F.

b) Waxes will last almost indefinitely, provided that they are stored an sealed in their original containers and in the refrigerator once opened. The liquids should last 18 months stored at normal room temperature.

Why? Because many of the 'carrier' (lubricants) evaporate over time which change the chemical characteristics and properties of the LSP. Basically, they don't function as they are supposed to, nor have the longevity which they claim.

This brings me onto 'what size of product should I buy?'.........

Just do a simple calculation....how much product do I use each time, multipled by, the number of times you will use the product each year. Multiply this figure by 3-5 years (for sealants) and you will see how much of the product you will need to buy...BEFORE the chemical properties change.

Example.....Zaino Z2 (sealant)

Quote:
NOTE: Z-2 PRO™ is extremely durable and should provide at least 6 months of protection for your vehicle. If your goals are maximum shine and maximum protection on everyday vehicles, we recommend 3-4 applications per year. For show car owners, multiple coats will provide the wettest-looking, deepest, most distortion-free finish you can imagine.


An 8oz bottle will provide 20 applications to a large car. So on this basis, using 3-4 single applications a year, the 8oz bottle will last 5 years.

So, before you buy larger sized volumes, because they are cheaper to buy in bulk, just think about how much you will use (and correctly stored) before the expiry date...otherwise you will end up throwing hard earned cash away.


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