Why applying typical 'protectants' a bad idea? 

Why applying typical 'protectants' a bad idea? 



Well, how to keep this brief.... so call protectants are mainly water, glycol (antifreeze) and sand (silica). To make this combo work requires emulsification. Silica is holds mid level UV reflective values and is harmless. The emulsifier(s) and the glycol are the bad bits!

Glycol is used to maintain hydration or keep the surface wet. That old tire or faded trim look great when it rains... right? That's what protectants do... Temporary hydration of the substrate. Glycol is also neurotoxin SO bad idea on interiors. The emulsifier(s) will eventually breakdown any surface especially when it remains active due to the hydrating effect of the glycol. 

February 17, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
Golf Cart Detailing... you can add $300 in value!

Golf Cart Detailing... you can add $300 in value!

We very much value feed back from the many shops using and selling the RENEW-PRO golf cart products. The one thing we often hear about is the boost in resale value the shops are gaining with a proper detailing with the right products. 

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February 17, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
Protection, Protectants, and Tire Dry Rot:

Protection, Protectants, and Tire Dry Rot:

Tire Dry Rot example

 

There are two main degrading agents that attack tires, plastic and vinyl—ultraviolet (UV) light and ozone. Both attack the long hydrocarbon chains of the rubber, trim, and vinyl skin by breaking these bonds, shortening the molecules with a resulting loss of elasticity and other properties.

Example tire, plastic, dry rot prevention, tire dry rot protectant

 Tire manufacturers add two primary sacrificial protectants to rubber. To protect against UV, manufacturers add carbon black. Therefore, tires and trim are almost always black. The carbon black will turn white or gray as it absorbs the UV and protects the rubber. To protect against ozone, tire manufacturers add a wax-based sacrificial protectant. The ozone attacks the wax and gradually depletes it. As the tire rolls, additional wax is forced to the surface of the tire. This oxidized wax will appear brown on the tire surface. This ‘blooming’ slowly refreshes the surface wax protectant. A tire that has not been flexed will have the wax depleted by the ozone and thus begin to degrade and suffer dry rot. Silicone and oil, which are the main ingredients in most commonly advertised protectants, actually dissolve the wax and cause premature tire sidewall cracking and failure. Nationally advertised protectants, both silicone and oil-based, also contain formaldehyde and/or other harsh petroleum surfactants. Some tire manufacturers may not honor their warranties if they detect the use of such protectant products.

 Vinyl surfaces have a protective skin that is depleted by off-gassing. Silicone and oil-based protectants may also dissolve the essential oils in the skin, hastening the premature formation of cracks in the vinyl. Silicone also attracts dirt and dust particles. A quality protectant should contain a strong UV blocking compound to bolster the efforts of the carbon black and should not contain surfactants that remain active after applied.

 Renew Protect supplies essential co-polymer elements that restore the original composition of the surface. Renew Protect also creates a dry-seal ozone and UV block via zinc and titanium oxides. This technology also serves to retard the “blooming” and “off-gassing” processes and greatly enhances the retention of protective elements within the surface. Renew Protect Blak also contains carbon black and is ideal for the restoration of faded black surfaces. Renew Protect is silicone and oil-free.

 

Dorus Rudisill

Product Development

RENEW-PRO Manufacturing LLC

February 17, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
Some Tips on PROPER CAR WASHING

Some Tips on PROPER CAR WASHING

CAR CARE TIPS from RENEW-PRO

At RENEW-PRO, we tend to have a car detail and testing each week. Before we can properly test our products, the first step is a good washing. But it’s critical to follow some simple guidelines to ensure that you safely remove all dirt and residue that sticks to your car’s surfaces. To start, we always recommend using a long arm, soft bristle brush to make it easier to get at those hard-to-reach places. Make sure you are not using just a plastic bristle brush. Most of these types of brushes have bristle tips hard enough to cause micro-scratches in clear coats. Also, use a minimum of a half bucket of water. This will allow dirt particles, sand, and other contaminants to drop from the brush to the bottom of the bucket. Dip the cleaning brush only in the top area of bucket to minimize cross-contamination.

High quality car wash soaps are pH-balanced so that they will not break down existing car wax or paint sealants. They are formulated with lubricants like coconut oil which encapsulate dirt particles and allow them to be harmlessly rinsed away to minimize the chance of scratches and swirl-marks.

Now that you’re almost done, take care, as the drying process is where many scratches originate. Use only a microfiber towel or a leather (or synthetic) drying chamois. Cotton towels and other fabrics will finely scratch clear coats.

Now that your car is perfectly washed and dried, it’s ready for a quick wipe with a RENEW-PRO product for a long-lasting finish.

Check out the how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, let us know.

 

Dorus ‘Chip’ Rudisill

January 07, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
The Dangers of AUTOMATED CAR WASHES

The Dangers of AUTOMATED CAR WASHES

CAR CARE TIPS from RENEW-PRO

Believe me, I know how convenient it can be to send your car through an automated car wash for a little touch up. But remember that all automated washes utilize strong detergents and usually staffed by poorly-paid hourly workers who can’t be expected to have a deep understanding of car care and finishes. These types of washes are NEVER the best choice for and will almost certainly lessen the longevity of any finish product on your paint and trim.

NOTHING beats a hand wash with soft tip brush and microfiber towels.

Check out the how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, let us know.

 

 

Dorus ‘Chip’ Rudisill

Owner

January 07, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
The DANGERS of SILICONE in Many Car Care Products

The DANGERS of SILICONE in Many Car Care Products

CAR CARE TIPS from RENEW-PRO

We strongly suggest avoiding use of silicone-based products (Armor-All®, 303, and many similar mainstream products) on the inside or outside of your vehicle. Silicone will leave a shiny but slippery residue that will not only be short-lived but will damage the surface by degrading the polymers that make up the originally manufactured surface. In addition, silicone-based products should never be applied to RVs, trailers, golf carts, and motorcycles.

RENEW-PRO does not contain silicone. RENEW-PRO products are designed to actually replenish the original polymers while forming a durable dry seal on dashboards, trim, and tires. It can handle numerous washes while blocking contaminants, repelling water, and blocking UV rays.

Check out the how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, let us know.

 

Dorus ‘Chip’ Rudisill

Owner

January 07, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
The ONLY Motorcycles and Golf Cart Safe Protectant!

The ONLY Motorcycles and Golf Cart Safe Protectant!

Because we never use slippery ingredients like silicone or active detergents, RENEW-PRO products are perfectly safe to use on grips, footwells, saddles, seats, flooring, and pedals. And RENEW-PRO actually ‘feeds’ and restores the surface, extending life and preventing dry rot. RENEW-PRO is a favorite with vintage riders and shops for its ability to save parts from replacement and to add value to showroom inventory.

RENEW-PRO supplies co-polymer essential feeding elements that restore the original composition of the surface and create a dry-seal ozone and UV block. This technology also serves to retard the “blooming” and “off-gassing” process and greatly enhances the retention of protective elements within the surface. RENEW-PRO BLAK also contains carbon black and is ideal for the restoration of faded black surfaces and rejuvenation of their protective properties.

Check out our how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, let us know.

 

Dorus Rudisill

Owner

How to Prevent TIRE DRY ROT

How to Prevent TIRE DRY ROT

An online search quickly tells you that tire dry rot is a big and expensive problem. Top search inquiries include “How to keep tires from dry rotting”; “How to tell if tires are dry rotted”; “How long does it take for tires to dry rot?”; and “Protect tires from sun damage.” I have provided essential information and pictures to help you identify and understand tire dry rot.

 

This is why RENEW-PRO BLAK is a favorite tire dry rot prevention product in the RV and golf cart industries. Get a permanent fix for plastic fading and vinyl cracking with RENEW-PRO - BLAK, SATN, and GLOZ, which supply copolymer essential elements that restore the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) composition of the surface. RENEW-PRO also creates a dry-seal ozone and UV block with infused zinc and titanium oxides. This technology also serves to retard the blooming and off-gassing processes and greatly enhances the retention of protective elements within the surface. This dry-seal also keeps surfaces much cleaner. RENEW-PRO BLAK also contains a high level of carbon black. It is ideal for the restoration of faded black surfaces, because carbon black is a competitive UV absorber. RENEW-PRO products are silicone-free, oil-free, and form a dry seal with no active petrochemical solvents.

Check out the how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

About RENEW-PRO

About RENEW-PRO

Dorus ‘Chip’ Rudisill, the founder of RENEW-PRO, comes from a long line of chemists. His grandfather, Thomas Carruthers, holds over two dozen patents, including two key components of our formulas. Dorus has worked in the motorcycle-, auto-, and plane-detailing industry for nearly 30 years. He and his partners set out to create RENEW-PRO in 2007, with a focus on developing the leading technology and eco-friendly products on the market today.

We at RENEW-PRO believe in a shared responsibility to protect and preserve the environment. In the coming months, we will be testing biodegradable packaging and seeking Green Seal approval as part of our sustainability strategy and efforts to reduce our carbon footprint.

RENEW-PRO’s innovative co-polymer formula offers a simple, one-time, one-wipe application that restores color and shine to faded trim, tires, and other outdoor surfaces. One wipe-on application protects for months to years.

Check out the how-to videos on our YouTube channel.

If you have any questions, let us know.

 

Dorus ‘Chip’ Rudisill

Owner

 

 

January 07, 2021 — Dorus Rudisill
GCSAA Orlando Golf Industry Show - 1/25-1/30/20

GCSAA Orlando Golf Industry Show - 1/25-1/30/20

Check out our booth at the GCSAA golf industry trade show!

RENEW-PRO makes the only GOLF CART-SAFE restoration and preservation products in golf industry. Really.
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