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Old 09-11-2018, 07:35 PM   #1
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How long before sealant goes off..

So it’s been a while since I used some of my products, most of them have been stored in the garage for 12 months+ Some have been used a couple of times, others are brand new.

Is there any reason why these products wouldn’t be okay to use now!?
In particular I have Mezerna Power Lock, Auto Finesse Carnauba Creme Wax and Chemical Guys Blacklight.
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Old 09-11-2018, 07:48 PM   #2
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I was thinking about using my Powerlock tomorrow and it’s a few years old now but still looks good out of the bottle so I have no problems trying it out again.
Just looked at the bottle and there is a mention of 24 months in small print under the temperature range

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Old 09-11-2018, 10:40 PM   #3
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Strange!!
That is exactly what I was thinking! No way has the bottle been kept in that temperature range either.
I gave it a good shake up earlier and it seemed to look okay..
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:19 AM   #4
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I've got some AG EGP that is at least 10 years old and it still looks good when applied to my car.

Durability might be compromised slightly but I can't see much else being wrong with it...?
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If colour/smell/consistency etc are all the same as you’re familiar with, I’d say you’ll be fine. I’ve got a half bottle of Powerlock that’s almost 2 years old and wouldn’t hesitate using it.
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Used mine today and it was fine
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Hopefully a good shake of the bottle should keep it alright.

I used to have an old bottle of Turtle Wax Gloss Guard (remember that?!) which was a sealent and it was years old, mainly cos you didn't need to use much. Don't think it ever went off and seemed very durable at the time.
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I have some products that date back to 2010 when I bought them! They have probably sat on the shop shelves for a few years before then too.

If it still does the job, and doesn't look or smell odd, give it a go - most of the products we use a designed to work in tough environments so a little age shouldn't affect their performance to much
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I tend to buy big when I get things as the economies of scales always draw me in so still have things from when I got into detailing over 10 years ago, they may say they last a year or x amount of time but the best judge will be your eye
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