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Mike Phillips
02-06-2020, 04:35 PM
Blast from the past! - New Car Touchless Acrylic Clearcoat Sealant


Does anyone remember this product from the 1990's?


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_01.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_02.JPG



http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_04.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_06.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_05.JPG



http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_03.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_07.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_08.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_09.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_10.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_11.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_12.JPG



Note the date

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_12c.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_13.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_14.JPG



Also came with a sample bottle of some type of vinyl protectant...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_15.JPG

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/3963/Touchless_16.JPG



:)

Bill D
02-06-2020, 04:40 PM
Yes. I almost bought it. Really glad I went Meguiarís instead!

Mike Phillips
02-06-2020, 04:47 PM
Continued...


Here's what I remember as I was detailing full time when this product came out.

The problem was adhesion. This means, having the average Joe Consumer be responsible to do the correct prep work and then apply it was too much to ask.

The result was this stuff ended up flaking-off. BUT - it wouldn't flake off 100%. Some areas would stick good while other areas the product flaked-off.


Now what is a person supposed to do?


I was called numerous times by people and asked if I could fix it and I didn't want the liability so I turned down the work. At the time I was mostly detailing cool cars anyways, I rarely detailed daily drivers.


I have this product in my Antique Wax Collection. It was given to me by a friend and mentor by the name of Dick Koth. Dick Koth was the first non-family person to work for the Meguiar's car wax company. He was a professional copywrite and I learned a lot about writing from Dick. He was also the Strategic Planner for Meguiar's. It was his job to look into the future and steer the company where the market would go. He was a good friend and myself and everyone that knew him misses him as he passed away a few years ago.


Anyway, that's the behind the scenes story as I remember it for this product and a little bit about a guy that probably came up with the idea for some of the product we all use today.



:)

57Rambler
02-06-2020, 08:26 PM
Don't recall that product, but I do remember Autofom sealant (Blue Corral). It was often pitched on TV commercials and had Fomblin-A (polymer) in it. One claim was that Fomblin was used to protect the heat tiles on the Space Shuttle.

I actually used it. It did provide good protection and beaded nicely as well. But it was a bear when it came to application ... high spots and smudging. I figured out the best method was to let it dry/haze, then do a first buff to remove the bulk, followed by a final buff with clean towel and a very light mist of water.

Bill D
02-06-2020, 08:32 PM
Sounds like the grandfather of the modern day coating

Mike Phillips
02-06-2020, 08:34 PM
Don't recall that product, but I do remember Autofom sealant (Blue Corral). It was often pitched on TV commercials and had Fomblin-A (polymer) in it.



Dennis Weaver, a TV actor used to pitch Autofom Sealant with Fomblin A

:)

57Rambler
02-06-2020, 09:24 PM
Dennis Weaver, a TV actor used to pitch Autofom Sealant with Fomblin A

:)

McCloud himself !

:)

BSoares
02-06-2020, 10:14 PM
How much SiO2 in the formula? Or was it Graphene?

:D

Coatingsarecrack
02-07-2020, 03:33 AM
Fomblin A... itís what clear coats crave....

Lol.

Dont remember this product but canít forget fomblin A. Still waiting for Fomblin B.... heard its got Sio3 in it....[emoji23]


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JWilliams.RadiantDetail
02-07-2020, 07:18 AM
There's a reason this product's been dead for 20 years and NuFinish is still alive and going strong. NuFinish will be around long after all these CarPro and similar company's products are dead and buried. It's really a shame AG doesn't sell NuFinish :(

rangerbay
02-08-2020, 12:19 PM
Remember poly glow? Yuk.

MI Mike
02-08-2020, 01:15 PM
I am probably dating myself, but remember the work of applying this. Dates back to a 2012 entry here at Autogeek.
Same company Mike referenced. Look at the price label ($3.99)...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/500/IMG_1659_resize.jpg

Larry A
02-08-2020, 07:24 PM
Does anybody remember Johnson Car plate, Johnson Carnu , Simonize Body Guard , and Dupont New Car Wax.

bill walsh
02-09-2020, 11:36 AM
my father used blue coral back in the day too

Farmallluvr
02-09-2020, 01:58 PM
I think I remember it or a product or 2 like it.
I was just starting out in the early 90's and the guy who was giving me direction told me crap like that was a gimmick and nothing beats Caranuba Wax,,,funny thing is that debate is still ongoing