A factory finish on a new car is a beautiful thing to see. The mirror like shine is captivating and unique.
In a effort to preserve this look automotive detailers have turned to wax. Common Wax. The same wax used in makeup and food wrappings like used on cheese. With the older softer paints this was fine. The old paints were soft and made to be buffed and polished to a shine.
Acrylic paint is quite different. The shine is on the outside and the paint is very hard by comparison. The baked on shine cannot be duplicated with any after market process, many cars have a clear coat put on the paint for that reason.
The idea with a non dulling acrylic paint is to preserve the factory finish
When the harder acrylic paints dull the factory shine is irreplaceable. Once scratched up your options are few.
Today Wax is no longer the only option nor has it ever been the best option for acrylic paint.
In fact wax has lost its position as "king of the hill".
When polish was the alternative, wax ruled because polish by nature is designed to alter the surface where wax is designed to cover it. The minor scratches left by polish and the application and removal of wax made openings for oxygen, moisture, polish , wax, salt and various other elements that come in contact with the paint and be absorbed. The result was dull swirl marked paint. There is no denying it. All you have to do is compare a new car's finish to one that has been waxed. its obvious the scratches and swirl marks are impossible to avoid using such an abrasive friction based system.
For this reason polish is only used when the surface of the paint has been oxidized and dulled by multiple applications of wax, creating permanent swirl marks and discoloration. Natural oxidation will happen no matter what you do you cannot prevent a vehicle you drive on the road from being exposed to the elements.
Wax and polish gradually degrades the show room finish on paint leaving it dull and worn.
The best example of this is a black car after a few wax jobs.
Wax has never been a friend to black and black offers the most visual evidence why you should not put wax on a new paint job.
Is there something newer and better than wax? Of course there is. Wax is primitive discovery.
Today there are new high tech treatments designed to preserve acrylic paint, prevent oxidation, and leave a brilliant shine, most sit on top of the paint to act as protective covering or shield.
One uniquely is designed to be absorbed into the pores of the paint, blocking the entrance of water, and other oxidizing elements. In addition it allows the paints factory show room shine to display all the brilliance of the individual pigments in the paints color.
This once a month treatment is designed to do all the things wax could not do but should.
It is a pure liquid 100% non abrasive non dulling acrylic paint conditioner.
Perfect for vehicles with the new "Scratch Shield" paint developed by Nissan of Japan. It is a buff less, waste less, long lasting, water proof, rust inhibiting, self leveling, pure liquid, non abrasive, no residue, mist on treatment that instantly produces a brilliant mirror like shine on all automotive acrylic paints. It does not yellow or have be removed. It can be applied in hot sun and freezing temperatures, and it never dulls.
APC is designed to protect the paint by resisting damage from exposure to the elements and replacing electrons which are naturally lost from the paint. It is the loss of these electrons that cause a paint oxidize. an acrylic paint conditioner replaces these electrons which maintain your vehicles showroom shine.
A paint conditioning treatment that works on black automotive acrylic paint will work on any color.
The idea is to recondition your paint and keep it strong where it normally would have gotten weaker. Remember paint ages like anything else. The first thing to go is the shine.
Any thing left exposed to the elements will dry, fade, crack, rot, or oxidize over time. In order to preserve paint you must not only protect the paint from the elements, you must replinish elements in the paint that are lost due to exposure to natural elements such as Sun, rain, heat, cold and pollution.