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Posted by FWK-Z3 on February 13, 2000 at 21:09:43:

In Reply to: Re: Wax the plastic on MZ3? posted by Dusty on February 13, 2000 at 14:52:27:

There are two differences between the paint on the matal parts and the paint on the plastic parts: (1) a flex agent is added to the paint over plastic and (2) it's over plastic.

The flex agent is a plasticizer (a non-volatile high molecular weight solvent). In other words, the paint over the palstic never completely cures. I have found that using regular automotive wax on these parts causes them to come out dull and slightly tacky to the touch. The second item is that the plastic parts tend to hold a static charge when buffed (by hand). My xperience has been that the Zymol Detail wax does a much better job on the plastic parts than does the regular body wax.


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