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  1. #1 Si02 in an automotive wax 
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    is it possible? and what benifits are there to adding Si02 if there are any benifits?

    it doesn't even sound right when i think about it. and i just want to get clarification.

    To me si02 is a hard (Ceramic) and then someones put it into a wax (soft). now forgive me if im wrong but Si02 would need to be heated to the extreme to bond with wax ? and even then both Si02 repel each other as the wax repels moisture and the Si02 repels pretty much anything? i dont see how adding Si02 would increase a wax's life on a car. surely either the wax or the sio2 would bond to the paint and the other would just get washed away?

    could someone explain it to me?


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    I think it is rather a "coating" rather than a wax. You might find this page useful: https://www.detailingwiki.org/protec...-is-a-coating/


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    Nope Im talking strictly People adding Si02 to a wax... and then calling it Ceramic wax (totally BS if you ask me). I want to know: 1 is it even possible and 2 what are the benifits?
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    Mmm, not come across that one before, maybe someone else has heard of it and knows better.
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    ive asked a Chemist and hes saying its not possible to have a bond of the two. the Si02 would just wash off. now people dont beleive that and are brainwashed by the word ceramic and im trying to prove that they literally have been brainwashed by marketing
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    Quote Originally Posted by S1Jay View Post
    ive asked a Chemist and hes saying its not possible to have a bond of the two. the Si02 would just wash off. now people dont beleive that and are brainwashed by the word ceramic and im trying to prove that they literally have been brainwashed by marketing
    SiO2 is quite unreactive -- it's glass, basically -- so if added to wax, it will just form a mixture, not a compound. If in powder form, SiO2 makes a great abrasive (it's an ingredient in many brands of toothpaste). You may not want much of that property in a carwax, but perhaps a slight abrasiveness could be useful.
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    Is there more than one type of Si02?
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    Quote Originally Posted by S1Jay View Post
    Is there more than one type of Si02?
    It can be amorphous (glass) or crystalline (quartz). Both are unreactive, both are abrasive.
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    Is it added as a cutting compound? You can buy Cut and Polish car waxes.
    Sometimes it is better not knowing than having an answer that may be wrong.
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    This is purely being added to a carnauba wax for protection.

    E.g: Jayswax Sio2 ceramic wax 50ml pot - JaysWax

    to me, it just doesn't make any sense.
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