autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum Autogeek on TV
car wax, car care and auto detailing forumAutogeekonline autogeekonline car wax, car care and auto detailing forum HomeForumBlogAutogeek.net StoreDetailing Classes with Mike PhillipsGalleryDetailing How To's
 
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    30
    Post Thanks / Like

    Is this considered "streaking"?

    I have included below an Autogeek video with Mike Phillips & Forrest Toise.

    From 5:02-5:10 Forrest Toise is wiping off the lubricant (Mothers Instant Detailer), and after the second & third wipe you can briefly see where he wiped (after wiping).

    This disappears after a second or two, so its nothing permanent.

    I'm just wondering if this would be considered "streaking" & if so, what the possible reasons might be (something on that side of the towel, saturated towel, climate, etc).


  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2020
    Posts
    585
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Is this considered "streaking"?

    Sometimes it's the carrier agents that streak before they flash off. In a QD it could be something like alcohol that evaporates.

  3. #3
    Super Member Don M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    2,035
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Is this considered "streaking"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DUBL0WS6 View Post
    Sometimes it's the carrier agents that streak before they flash off. In a QD it could be something like alcohol that evaporates.
    I would say no. Streaking (IMO) is something that sticks around and you have to take an extra step to remove. If it flashes off in a few seconds or minutes, then like DUBLOWS6 said, it's just the carrier agents evaporating, and some take longer than others to flash off. Nothing to worry about.
    Don M
    2013 Camaro LS
    323HP 6-Speed

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    30
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Is this considered "streaking"?

    Quote Originally Posted by DUBL0WS6 View Post
    Sometimes it's the carrier agents that streak before they flash off. In a QD it could be something like alcohol that evaporates.
    Quote Originally Posted by Don M View Post
    I would say no. Streaking (IMO) is something that sticks around and you have to take an extra step to remove. If it flashes off in a few seconds or minutes, then like DUBLOWS6 said, it's just the carrier agents evaporating, and some take longer than others to flash off. Nothing to worry about.
    Got it. Thank you both very much. Time to look up carrier agents

  5. #5
    Super Member Rsurfer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    13,804
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Is this considered "streaking"?

    Quote Originally Posted by vaced View Post
    Got it. Thank you both very much. Time to look up carrier agents
    Carrier agents are chemicals that help spread the product and speed up the drying time, sometimes called "flashing".

  6. #6
    Super Member Eldorado2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Los Angeles, California
    Posts
    12,482
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Is this considered "streaking"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Carrier agents are chemicals that help spread the product and speed up the drying time, sometimes called "flashing".
    Aren’t they also referred to as carrier oils? In regards to some sealants, they can also darken the paint, which can also sometimes leave the appearance of a streak, but there’s nothing to worry about because as mentioned anything that may appear to look like streaks goes away.

    Same thing as the mythical “polishing oils”?

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 56
    Last Post: 04-11-2014, 09:21 AM
  2. Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-08-2012, 12:59 PM
  3. What is considered a, "detail"?
    By SATracker in forum Auto Detailing 101
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 08-14-2011, 07:23 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

» November 2022

S M T W T F S
3031 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 123