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Old 06-18-2007, 08:55 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard of This 5 star shine product, Just wondering if it really works !
Pretty pricey stuff !

http://www.5starshine.com/spo.html
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PTFE / T3f*0n
PTFE is the chemical name of group of products that are sold under other names. For legal reasons, we are not allowed to mention these by name. That'* why we call it T3f*0n instead of T****n. T3f*0n is a registered trade mark belonging to (*** Large international corporation with loads of cash for laywers). They said some years back that "T3f*0n fluoropolymer resin does nothing to enhance the properties of a car wax". Some claim that it makes the surface of your paint "slippery". It should be noted that the car care products containing PTFE only have (usually) less than 10% of PTFE in them. Additionally, as T3f*0n/PTFE is nonsticky in all directions, it needs to be baked at high heat (after first priming the surface) to stick to metal.
Logic will tell you that - unless you're baking it onto your car - the PTFE will slip off as soon as it hits the paint.
A final note on T3f*0n: (***Large International Corporation with loads od cash for lawyers***) involved itself with a car care manufacturer at the start of 2004. They are now putting T3f*0n in anything and everything they can think of. Even tyre shine. (I think that may be another hint as to the effectiveness of spray-on T3f*0n/PTFE. Who wants slippery tyres?). I have been unable to find any positive testimonials regarding this range of products. (***Large International Corporation with loads of cash for lawyers***) says the market for car care is about US$750M in North America. I guess they want a share.
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It'* been discussed before, it'* a scam. There is nothing out there that will last more than six months or so. Just find a quality sealant if you want durability. Duragloss is a good OTC line. Or there are many other good ones you can find over the internet. If you prefer a wax, try Collinite. You may find it locally, often found in boat stores or marine sections of auto stores. I can attest to that stuff giving you around six months protection.
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I only LG my car about twice a year. 2 coats if I have time/energy (so with the couple of days between, I guess that makes 4). And she stays shiney all year. Take a look at the MN meet pics in "Your Ride". Mine is the one with the banner on the back and the sticker on the windshield. She hasn't had anything but drive-through washes since fall....
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