I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist
Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 45

Thread: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

          
  1. #1
    Detailing Dunce akimel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Posts
    2,378
    Rep Power
    151

    I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist who contributed regularly to MOL. I would like some very basic, basic instruction on how things work. For example, how do carnauba waxes bond to the paint surface and how is this different from the way that synthetic sealants bond, etc.

    For a short time several years ago, one of Mother's chemists, "Mr. Chemist" (aka Craig Burnett), contributed to the Autopia forum. His posts were exceptionally informative and are well worth reading. It would be wonderful if one of Meguiar's chemists would participate in the discussions of MOL and share with us the science that underlies polishes and waxes and all other stuff, etc. Curiosity wants to know.

    Just a thought ...

    Cheers,
    Al
    Swirls hide in the black molecular depths, only waiting for the right time to emerge and destroy your sanity.
    --Al Kimel

  2. #2
    is more old fashioned Tuck91's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    New Lenox, Illinois
    Posts
    10,362
    Rep Power
    302

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    I agree.
    Nick
    Tucker's Detailing Services
    815-954-0773
    2012 Ford Transit Connect

  3. #3
    Avatar Czar BlueZero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Green Bay, WI
    Posts
    3,314
    Rep Power
    50

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    That would be cool!
    Scott

  4. #4
    www.6speedonline.com the_invisible's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Games
    Posts
    1,245
    Rep Power
    574

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    Most chemists I had to deal with in work related jobs were eccentric people

  5. #5
    Detailing Dunce akimel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Posts
    2,378
    Rep Power
    151

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_invisible View Post
    Most chemists I had to deal with in work related jobs were eccentric people
    Most detailers I have had to deal with were eccentric people.
    Swirls hide in the black molecular depths, only waiting for the right time to emerge and destroy your sanity.
    --Al Kimel

  6. #6
    Registered Member kaptain_zero's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    Posts
    105
    Rep Power
    18

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    Al, I found the following in a short article on DB that sort of addresses your question. I cannot attest to the competency of the source, but he did seem to make good old common sense when it came to cotton vs mf towels in removing the excess of an LSP. Due to the weaker adherence of organic waxes, the less scrubby cotton terry was suggested as more suitable, MF towels, with it's ability to clean greasy finger prints off a mirror with nothing more than a spritz of water, might be equally effective at removing organic waxes rubbed onto paint.

    A polymer sealant forms a molecular bond with the paint surface, so when you remove it, you are removing excess product. An organic wax however, doesn’t form a bond with the paint surface but merely adheres to it, forming a chain-link type coating.
    This article (and more) can be found in the Detailing School section of DB.

    Regards

    Christian

  7. #7
    Registered Member sleepy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    meadville, missouri
    Posts
    628
    Rep Power
    128

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    I think it would be very informative. Would really like to see a chemist on this website once in a while!
    Sleepy

    Love the Classics!

  8. #8
    "Chemical Consultant"
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    155
    Rep Power
    16

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    One chemical engineer here. We tend to be eccentric. Chemists are just downright weird...JK.

    Ask away but don't expect a quick response bc I don't get email notifications .

    LSP's bond to paint with a physical and/or chemical bond. Since most if not all LSP's are wax/chemical combos you would have both types of bonding.

  9. #9
    Detailing Dunce akimel's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Posts
    2,378
    Rep Power
    151

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandstone View Post
    One chemical engineer here.
    Yipee!

    LSP's bond to paint with a physical and/or chemical bond. Since most if not all LSP's are wax/chemical combos you would have both types of bonding.
    Would you mind elaborating on this please. I have read that carnauba waxes adhere to the paint surface in the way that candle wax, for example, might adhere to one's finger but that synthetic waxes actually effect a molecular bond with the paint itself. Is this accurate? (See, e.g., this explanation. I do not know if the author's analysis is sound.)
    Swirls hide in the black molecular depths, only waiting for the right time to emerge and destroy your sanity.
    --Al Kimel

  10. #10
    aka: 23jam J. A. Michaels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    14,253
    Rep Power
    538

    Re: I wish we had a Meguiar's chemist

    That, my friend is a excellent idea.
    quality creates its own demand

Page 1 of 5 12345 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Some newb qns
    By top_cat87 in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 26th, 2006, 09:47 AM
  2. #21 by hand ?
    By hardisk88 in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 17th, 2006, 09:23 AM
  3. How to properly use my product ?
    By stevIW in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 17th, 2006, 04:59 AM
  4. Black car polishing - noob!
    By kaput in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jul 2nd, 2005, 07:35 PM
  5. Claying/waxing damaging Simoniz System 5?
    By moss in forum Detailing 101
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jun 26th, 2005, 08:29 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •