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- How do I remove the white haze left behind on the plastic trim on my automobile?
- Use mineral spirits for removing the polish residue left behind on plastic trim. Car polishes/waxes contain a cleaner that will leave a haze on plastic trim.
- After I polished my car, the surface has swirls, or a white haze. What do I do?
You probably have "oxidation." You don't usually see oxidation, but the dulling of your paint's finish may mean that you have oxidation. Your car's colour slowly changes due to oxidation, stripping your car of the shine that it once had when it left the showroom.
Oxidation is caused by the weathering of your 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. The oxidized paint is also described as "dead paint." The surfaces that are most affected are the flat surfaces, such as the hood, roof and/or trunk of the car because of exposure to direct sunlight.
- How do I remove dead paint and oxidation from my paint's surface?
- Use a prewax cleaner or a liquid oxidation remover for removing dead paint and oxidation (refer to previous question). 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.
- 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 from 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 Nu Finish 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. And 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.
- Are car polishes that contain silicone bad for my car's paint?
- No, absolutely not. In fact, automotive paints worldwide actually contain silicone as a key ingredient for lubricity purposes. Silicone 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.
- 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 by your polish or wax. 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 fibreglass 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 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.
- Why should I use a formulated car wash, like Nu Finish Car Wash, rather than a dishwashing detergent to wash my car?
- Household detergents can strip away wax or polish that is applied on painted surfaces, leaving your car's finish unprotected by removing the protective layer of wax from your car. Nu Finish Car Wash is specifically formulated to cut through the tough grime while leaving the layers of wax or polish behind on the painted surface. It won't streak or spot like other car washes, and it's safe for all car finishes.
- Why does Nu Finish Car Wash have pure orange oil in it?
- Pure orange oil has been proven to be the best natural cleaning agent to help remove grease and contaminants from many surfaces. Nu Finish Car Wash is the only car wash on the market that harnesses the natural cleaning power of pure orange oil. Although it is tough on dirt and grime, it won’t strip your wax or polish from your car’s surface.
- How can I get out really stubborn soil, bugs or tar off of my car?
- Use undiluted Nu Finish Car Wash with Pure Orange Oil straight from the bottle and apply it directly to the spot that is giving you trouble. Then make sure to wash your entire car with Nu Finish Car Wash with Pure Orange Oil by following the instructions on the bottle.
- How do I avoid getting swirl marks, or fine scratches, on my car?
Swirl marks are microscopic scratches in your car's finish. Harsh polishing pads, automatic car washes or cloths that have picked up abrasives from improper storage may also cause swirl marks.
To avoid getting swirl marks, thoroughly wash your car's finish before applying a car polish. Always use a clean, 100% terry cloth towel so the sensitive paint on your car has less of a chance of being scratched.
- How do I remove fine scratches and haze from my car’s paint?
- Nu Finish Scratch Doctor has been proven by independent laboratory tests to remove surface scratches better than any other scratch remover on the market. Also, most scratch removers will actually leave more scratches behind than they remove. Scratch Doctor will not create additional scratches, and tests proved that it was the least abrasive of any of the surface scratch removers tested.
- What is a scratch, in reality?
- A scratch is a fine indentation that can be seen by the naked eye due to the refraction of light. Picture a scratch as a very thin valley in your car’s paint. Each side of the valley is sharp and catches the sunlight in such a way that it is visible to the naked eye.
- I have a relatively deep scratch on the passenger door of my car. How will Nu Finish Scratch Doctor help improve its appearance?
- Most scratch removers use harsh abrasives to remove layers of your car’s paint. This will, in turn, conceal the scratch by removing layers of paint much like sandpaper does to wood. Scratch Doctor uses organic compounds and micro emulsions to smooth the sharp edges of the scratch. It is designed to soften the edges of the scratch with each application without harming your car’s surface. And it will improve the appearance of even deep scratches.
- What makes Nu Vinyl different than other protectants?
- Most protectants never dry because they are loaded with inexpensive silicones. But Nu Vinyl Protectant dries to a hard, flexible film so it won’t attract dirt. And it is a one-step application that doesn’t require any buffing to remove excess formula. So it leaves a brilliant shine behind that will protect your vinyl, rubber or leather longer than any other protectant on the market today.
- What can I protect with Nu Vinyl?
- Nu Vinyl works great on dashboards, doors, plastic trim and leather trim. Try it on leather boots, vinyl seat cushions and rubber molding to protect them from harmful UV rays and harsh weather-related conditions. There are hundreds of other uses for Nu Vinyl around your home.
- How can I protect my dashboard from fading and cracking from the harmful effects of UV rays?
- The best way you can protect your dashboard is by applying a protectant every time after you wash your car. Nu Vinyl Protecant will help protect your vinyl dashboards, tires and plastic trim from the harmful effects of the sun with regular applications.
- Can I use Nu Vinyl Protectant on leather as well?
- Yes, you can use Nu Vinyl on leather, rubber, plastic and vinyl surfaces. We recommend to first try to apply the product to an inconspicuous area to make sure it will give you the results you are expecting. Nu Vinyl works great on leather boots, luggage and furniture as well.
- Will Nu Vinyl help protect and shine my plastic trim above my wheel well and on my bumper?
- Definitely. We have not found a longer lasting product for vinyl and plastic trim than Nu Vinyl Protectant. And since Nu Vinyl dries to a glossy film, it will not attract unsightly dust in areas like your bumper or vinyl trim like other protectants on the market.
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