Sunscreen saves your skin but wrecks your car paintwork

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by WDB124066, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. WDB124066

    WDB124066 MB Club Veteran

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    Eeek. If it eats your paintwork (clear coat) what will it do to your skin?
     
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    If you have to wear sunscreen, the sun is going to damage you paintwork anyway. - I'd rather take the paint marks than get skin cancer.
     
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    Sensationalism!

    It is true that sunscreen and some hand creams for that matter can react with the lacquer but the resulting dull spots can be easily removed (cutting and polishing) by someone who knows what they are doing and will not normally reappear.
     
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    Protect it? :dk:

    Not all chems react the same with all things.
     
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    I blame Baz Luhrmann.
     
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    Yes my kids left sunscreen handprints on the bonnet of my last car which wouldn't wash off, but it did shift with a bit of clay bar and a polish.
     
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    Not all sunscreen is the same either; some is more greasy (to give better water resistance if you're going to be swimming), some is made to adsorb better (so you're not all greasy), some has titania as the active ingredient, some have something else.
     

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