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shelf life #4584531
11/25/17 02:44 PM
11/25/17 02:44 PM
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NH73 Offline OP
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Do car wash soaps and detailing sprays have a shelf life? Is it ok to use ones that go a couple years old? Looking to stock up on some.


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Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4584535
11/25/17 02:47 PM
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I suppose so but I would store them indoors. Since freezing temps could possibly mess them up. It also helps to shake them vigorously prior to use. Make sure the caps are secured and tight. Also shake them periodically when not in use. Should last many years.

Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4584540
11/25/17 02:51 PM
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I have various detailing items for over ten years in my garage. They are fine, just shake them prior to using as the previous poster suggested.



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Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4584558
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I have some Turtle paste wax that must be over 30 years old. It still works as long as I do my part.

Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4586901
11/27/17 07:50 PM
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I find paste waxes and simpler things like soaps and cleaners to be shelf-stable for a long time.

Things like compounds and others that separate and require shaking before use even when fresh don't age well. They may still be usable, but don't mix, and subsequently, work as well as they do when fresh.

Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4587344
11/28/17 10:16 AM
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I keep all of my polishes/sealants/waxes inside all year, everything else stays outside. For me this is the best mix of convenience and preserving the more sensitive (and expensive) products.


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Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4589235
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Using some 2 year old mothers spray wax this morning....


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Re: shelf life [Re: NH73] #4759298
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today i used 15 YO Griot's machine polish, worked great. the replacement in a new bottle called correcting cream is almost DOUBLE the price, it better be a lot better if thats possible but prolly NOT!!!


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