QUESTIONS

How do I remove the white haze left behind on the plastic trim on my automobile?

Plastic trim is porous and sometimes difficult to remove. The white discoloration you are seeing is the clay that is in all car polishes. Use mineral spirits for removing the white residue left behind on plastic trim. Car polishes and waxes contain a cleaner that will leave a haze on plastic trim.You may need to use a tooth brush or an applicator like a tooth brush that can get into the deep pores in the plastic. It could take more than one application, especially if the polish was applied some time ago due to the exposure to ultraviolet rays.

After I polished my car, the surface has swirls, or a white haze. What does this mean?

You probably have oxidation. You don't usually see oxidation, but the dulling of your paint's finish is a sign of oxidation. Oxidation is caused by the weathering of the painted surface on your car, primarily from the intensity of the sun's rays as well as exposure to moisture. The natural oils are lost because the sun dries out the top layers of paint. If these oils aren't replaced, the paint oxidizes. Your car's color slowly changes due to oxidation, stripping your car of the shine that it once had when it left the showroom. The surfaces that are most affected are the flat surfaces, such as the hood, roof and trunk of the car because of exposure to direct sunlight. Oxidized paint is also described as "dead paint."

How do I remove dead paint and oxidation from my paint's surface?

Use a prewax cleaner or a liquid oxidation remover to remove dead paint and oxidation. If your paint is seriously weathered and has lost all of its glossy appearance, you may need to use a polishing compound to remove heavily oxidized finishes. You should then polish your car with Nu Finish Car Polish once the oxidation has been removed in order to protect your paint's surface and provide a long-lasting shine.

After months of storage, the liquid appears to have separated from the white paste. Will it harm my car's finish?

 It sounds like your can may have been exposed to air but that should not be a concern.  Our paste is thixatropic, so you should be able to close the lid, shake it up vigorously and then do some minor stirring to bring the product back to its original paste form.   Keep in mind that our paste is a soft paste so it will appear more like a cream than a conventional, hard wax.  Nu Finish Paste has an extremely long shelf life and be assured that it will not harm your paint before or after it returns to its original soft paste form.

What is the difference between a polish and a conventional wax?

Conventional waxes don't last long because the common ingredient in these products, carnauba wax, breaks down quickly in everyday conditions. Neither Nu Finish Liquid nor Nu Finish Paste Car Polish contain carnauba waxes. No other liquid or paste products can make that claim. Nu Finish is made up of a series of zinc cross-linking polymer emulsions that help it last longer than any other polish on the market. This is why Nu Finish is called "The-Once-A-Year Car Polish." Watch how Nu Finish makes water bead month after month.

Does Nu Finish provide UVA/UVB protection?

 Nu Finish Car Polish does have UV protection.  In fact, we originally tested our car polish on automobiles in Florida in order to expose them to the greatest punishment.  Our results ultimately lead to the statement that our product is the once-a-year car polish.
Can I apply Nu Finish Car Polish over a recent application of carnauba wax?
 We recommend that you do not have a previous coating of wax on the car prior to applying any car polish.  You won’t harm your car’s finish by applying Nu Finish over a coating of wax.  In order to achieve maximum results, a polish or wax needs to adhere directly to the paint.  Applying a product over the pre-existing coating of wax will not allow the polish or wax to work properly.  Carnauba wax breaks down relatively quickly so once the surface is clear of a coating of wax, you will be able to apply Nu Finish Car Polish to achieve your best results.
I bought a new car that came with a "paint protection" from the dealer. Should I wait until it wears off before using Nu Finish?
 With any pre-existing coating or condition, you would want to remove it first with a pre-wax cleaner in order for any protective product to properly adhere to its surface.  You want a clean surface on any surface, especially a painted surface, to achieve maximum results.
What is the difference between a polish and a conventional wax?
 Conventional waxes don't last long because the common ingredient in these products, carnauba wax, breaks down quickly in everyday conditions. Neither Nu Finish Liquid nor Nu Finish Paste Car Polish contain carnauba waxes. No other liquid or paste products can make that claim. Nu Finish is made up of a series of zinc cross-linking polymer emulsions that help it last longer than any other polish on the market. This is why Nu Finish is called "The-Once-A-Year Car Polish." Watch how Nu Finish makes water bead month after month.

What is the difference between a paste and liquid polish or wax?

Pastes and liquids differ mainly in their application process. Some people prefer pastes to liquids because it is a more traditional method of applying protection to your car's finish; others prefer to add that same protection in less time. Nu Finish Paste Car Polish is one of the only soft pastes in the market today, making it much easier to apply than your traditional carnauba paste waxes.

Does Nu Finish contain silicone?  Are car polishes that contain silicone bad for my car's paint?

Yes, Nu Finish does contain silicone. Car polishes and waxes that contain silicone are not bad for your car.  In fact, all car polishes actually contain silicone, if only for lubricity.  Today's silicone emulsions found in car polishes will not cause "fish eyes," which are small circular craters that appear in the finish of new applications of paint. Applying fresh paint to the surface of your car that was recently waxed or polished may cause fish eyes in the paint if the proper steps weren't taken to remove the silicone or wax prior to repainting the car. But fish eyes don't appear in your paint's surface if you are polishing a dry, painted surface.

Why do you recommend waiting 30 days to apply a second coat of Nu Finish?  Is there a curing or bonding time required?

 After applying a car polish or wax, oxidation is known to return to the surface after the first application.  This oxidation might not be visible at first.  A second application after 30 days helps to remove this oxidation,  or dead paint, and will offer you maximum protection from the elements.

Can I apply Nu Finish Car Polish over a recent application of carnauba wax?

We recommend that you do not have a previous coating of wax on the car prior to applying any car polish. You won’t harm your car’s finish by applying Nu Finish over a coating of wax. In order to achieve maximum results, a polish or wax needs to adhere directly to the paint. Applying a product over the pre-existing coating of wax will not allow the polish or wax to work properly. Carnauba wax breaks down relatively quickly so once the surface is clear of a coating of wax, you will be able to apply Nu Finish Car Polish to achieve your best results.

How long will Nu Finish Car Polish last?

Independent laboratory tests have proven that Nu Finish Car Polish can last for a whole year in standard weather conditions. If you were to wash your car every week for a whole year, water would still bead on your car's finish after the 52nd car wash. The beading on your car's paint is a sure sign that your paint is being protected. We recommend that you apply a second coat of Nu Finish Car Polish 30 days after your first application for maximum protection.

Can I apply Nu Finish in direct sunlight?

Yes. Nu Finish, unlike conventional car waxes, can actually be applied in direct sunlight. It's specially formulated so that the polish doesn't bake into the surface and become difficult to remove like most car waxes.

What other uses are there for Nu Finish besides polishing a car?

Nu Finish works great on fiberglass boats, airplanes, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. Nu Finish can also be used on chrome, and it works great to protect against salt spray, bird droppings, tree sap, and road tar. Some customers report using Nu Finish on stainless steel, copper, kitchen cabinets, refrigerators, guitars, granite countertops, and much more.

What surfaces shouldn't I polish with Nu Finish?

We always recommend that you first try Nu Finish on an inconspicuous area, even if you are polishing your car. Do not use Nu Finish Car Polish on vinyl, plastic trim, simulated wood, rubber or flat paint. Also, do not use Nu Finish on areas like tile floors and bathtubs. It makes the surfaces extremely slippery and could cause injury to others.

 

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