In Reply to: Re: Wax the plastic on MZ3? posted by Dusty on February 13, 2000 at 14:52:27:
Thanks for that clear and consise answer. I also found frequency of HD Cleanse use in the archives. One think that troubles me about me paint though are the apparent "water?" marks in the paint. I have used Cleanse in the past and Zymol and they will not go away. I'm not sure how these marks got there. The car is one year old and is white. I suppose I could look into other Maguires polishing products but I can't make sense of all those numbers! :-)
: : Hi folks,
: : Stupid question. Is it ok for me to use Zymol wax on the front and rear plastic painted bumpers of my MZ3? If not, what is the best product to use there. Also, it is necessary to use HDCleanse every time you wax?
: : Thanks a bunch,
: The paint on the metal body parts I believe is a Thermoset Water Reducible Acrylic overcoated w/ a Thermoset Acrylic Powder.
: The paint on the plastic parts (bumpers, air dams, gills, etc.) should be an Acrylic Urethane basecoat followed by a Clear Coat of same for it's inherent durability and adhesion to plastics since the plastics cannot withstand thermosetting temperatures.
: In either case what you are waxing is the paint and not the substrate, and yes you can wax both types w/ Zymol FWIW.