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Somehow my Odyssey always attract gum string on the side all the time. I always used alcohol to clean out the messy gum string from the paint. My question: Will it clean out the paint protection sealant that was applied by the dealer as my paint protection option package when use alcohol to clean out the messy gum? I also want to kill those that throw out their gum on the street. Your information is valuable. Thank ahead.
 

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Coleman, most likely the dealer applied an extra coat of wax or sealer. So you are really stripping the car of some wax. I would nextime use a clay bar and solution to scrub the car with. The clay bar can remove almost any type of contaminate off your car. You can go to www.topoftheline.com and check out their whole site on things to help keep your car looking good. Hope this helps.

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The paint protectant sealant on my Ody is a Teflon coating that bonds to the paint.

I was given instructions that I did not need to wax the vehicle, ever. But, if I "liked" to wax it, I shouldn't for the first six months.

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Paint protectors, sealers or any other fancy name being used out there are over-priced wax jobs. Wether it is a polymer or teflon product, it is nothing more than a fancy wax. Some may last longer than others but that is the only difference (oh, and price
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I'm sorry to burst some people's bubble but if you had a dealer "paint protectant" as part of your sale, you got a snow job with your wax job.

By the way, this is the same with interior sealants... waste of money. All U.S. built vehicles have treated seats in them when they leave the factory. You're better off buying a can of sealer and doing it yourself -- if you feel you need that extra protection.
 

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Guys thank you for information. But I still want to know if the ISP alcohol wash out the paint sealant protection. It is the dealer paint protection come with the purchase of the new Odyssey.
 

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A dealer can offer any "brand" of paint protection they want, as there is no official Honda paint protection that I am aware of. So, my point is that I'm not sure what you have on the car. That the dealer has told you that it is "bonded" to the paint is all but meaningless, unfortunately. Afterall, the gum you mention is also bonded to the paint...and you're getting that off with alcohol. All the little bugs and road grime get bonded to the paint too.

(I know...I'm combining answers to several different posters above, but bear with me)

That said, it is my experience with "paint protection" that just about any product that will removes stubbern crap on the paint will also remove the "protectant." I would think that alcohol and vinegar would be excellent ways of cleaning goop off of paint. Won't hurt the paint, but will remove all the paint protectants that I've ever heard of.

Did I ramble too much?


Bottom line: My opinion is that YES you are removing your coating when you use alcohol to clean the car.

- Darell

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[This message has been edited by darelldd (edited 08-27-2001).]
 
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