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RejeX Chemical and Physical Properties
What is RejeX?
RejeX is a tough, air-cured, impermeable high-gloss, ultra-slick polymer sealant and finish that provides unmatched protection against surface deterioration; easily outlasting and outperforming other wax-type products.
What makes a RejeX protected vehicle easier to clean?
RejeX sealed vehicles are armored with a tough polymer film coating that’s so non-porous and slick that most contaminants can’t penetrate or stick to it. Bug strikes, tree sap, exhaust soot, bird droppings and other harmful contaminants won’t penetrate RejeX. So, while dust, dirt and other contaminants may still settle on your vehicle, they can’t penetrate the sealant to damage the paint, and they sure won’t be able to stick to the RejeX film. Cleaning RejeXed vehicles is just that quick and easy. And, the shine will last and last.
How long does RejeX last?
Longevity varies depending on several factors including surface preparation, product application and environmental conditions. RejeX lasts longer, shines brighter and protects better than waxes and inferior polymer-based coatings. Generally, RejeX lasts from 6 months to a year or longer. If allowed to cure properly, RejeX is rated for more than 50 detergent wash cycles! High abrasion areas, like the leading edges of airplane wings or wheels on a car, usually require more frequent application – perhaps every 3-6 months.
Does RejeX contain UV inhibitors?
Technically, RejeX does not contain any UV inhibitor additives. But that is because, unlike waxes, RejeX doesn’t need them. Waxes have a limited lifespan as they oxidize and “die” when exposed to light and oxygen. As wax coatings degrade they lose their ability to enhance and protect surfaces from environmental damage. Conversely, RejeX retards the oxidation process virtually sealing out water and oxygen.
Should RejeX be used on oxidized paint?
RejeX is non-abrasive, and therefore it will not compound or revitalize “dead” oxidized painted surfaces. Compounding products are designed to take off layers of oxidized paint with solvents and abrasives. RejeX is effective on all non-porous hard surfaces. Because it is non-abrasive, RejeX is safe to use on glass, fiberglass, Plexiglas, Eisenglass (the clear vinyl windows used on boat canvas and some convertibles) and all clear-coat finishes.
Can RejeX be used on porous surfaces?
RejeX is an air-cured sealant and as it cures a light haze forms at the surface. While no buffing is required to develop the shine, the haze is wiped off after about 10-15 minutes. On porous surfaces, because RejeX is a liquid, it can “puddle” in the pores. When RejeX dries to a haze in pores, cracks or crevices, it can be very difficult to remove by wiping because the fibers of the wipe rag cannot get down into the pores to remove the haze. Due to RejeX’s durability, it usually cannot be removed by normal chemical means such as soaps, detergents or solvents.
RejeX has a higher refractive index than wax, window glass, polycarbonate, acrylic, Plexiglas, lucite, perspex, etc. But what exactly does that mean?
In the science of optics, refractive index is value that describes how fast light travels though a material. A refractive index of 1 would equate to the vacuum of space whereas one of the highest refractive index values would be a diamond.
General Application Tips
For basic instructions, please refer to the main RejeX page.
Can you use RejeX over wax?
Oh my gosh; why would you? While RejeX can certainly be applied over wax and give you the benefits of enhanced gloss, superior protection for your paint and rejection of stains (bug splats, exhaust deposits, belly grime, etc.), it’s better to put RejeX right on top of the paint.
Waxes are softer, less durable films than RejeX. RejeX, when put on top of wax is dependent on the wax holding up and it will degrade long before the RejeX. When the wax “dies”, the RejeX bonded to the wax will come off. RejeX, when bonded to paint will out shine, outlast and outperform any wax, so why not harness the full potential of the RejeX coating? Get maximum results; use RejeX instead of wax.
Is there any benefit to applying a second coat of RejeX?
You have to see it to believe it. You bet there is added benefit to applying a second coat. It is important however to ensure RejeX cures fully before apply subsequent coats. A second coat will deepen the luster and provide more protection. There is however a point of diminishing returns - after about 2-3 coats you’ve gotten all the gloss and protection RejeX can deliver.
How much will I need to treat (various size vehicles)?
The RejeX film is very thin (less than a micron), so a little goes a very long way. For one coat, a 16 fl oz bottle should cover:
- A single engine airplane tip to tail
- One 25’ boat or RV
- 2 SUVs or sedans
- 3 economy or sports cars
For best results, attention should be paid to:
- Surface preparation - surfaces should be cleaned of surface grime, stains and oxidation and dried completely
- Surface condition – surfaces should be dry, out of direct sunlight and optimally less than 85oF.
- Cure time - RejeX should be allowed an initial 10-15 minute cure prior to wiping the haze and an additional 8-12 hour cure to final hardness.
- Storage conditions – vehicles and aircraft stored indoors (garages, hangars) will remain protected longer than those stored in outdoor, adverse conditions.
- Maintenance operations – Washing frequency, washing method and cleaner used.
- Operating conditions – What kind of contaminants is the vehicle exposed to? The more challenging the environment (hail, snow, ice, sand, “love bugs”, etc.); the more frequent RejeX may need to be applied.
What happens if my vehicle gets wet before the 12-hour curing interval is complete?
RejeX is an air-cured sealant and reaches full cure in about 12 hours. The longer it cures, the stronger the finish. Prior to full cure, the film is softer and less protective and longevity can be compromised. Don’t worry if the sealant gets a little wet while it’s curing (e.g. a light sprinkle or dew), that will not be a problem. Do avoid heavy rain, parking the vehicle under a tree where the
sap will get on it and driving long distances where exhaust and road grime will get on it.
Regardless, RejeX cured even just an hour or two will significantly outlast waxes and inferior polymer coatings.
Will RejeX clean my vehicle?
No, RejeX is not a cleaner. It is important to get your vehicle as clean as possible prior to application. RejeX leaves an incredibly durable protective barrier, but it will seal in stains just as effectively as it seals them out.
Will RejeX keep the black streaks off my RV/motor home?
RejeX sealed vehicles are armored with a tough polymer film coating that’s so non-porous and slick that most contaminants can’t penetrate or stick to it. Black streaks, bug splats, tree sap, exhaust deposits, bird droppings and other harmful contaminants won’t penetrate RejeX. So, while the black streaks may collect on your RV, they can’t penetrate the sealant to damage the paint. While it won’t keep them off, cleaning RejeX’ed RVs is just that quick and easy. Like most soils, black marks will rinse off under a garden hose or wipe off with a wet rag.
Will RejeX keep hard water (mineral deposits) off my boat or car?
RejeX sealed vehicles are armored with a tough polymer film coating that’s so non-porous and slick that most contaminants can’t penetrate or stick to it. Hard water deposits (calcium and magnesium salts) and water spots will be greatly reduced and generally wipe right off.
Do I just put RejeX on the leading edges/front or on the whole vehicle?
RejeX, when used on the front and/or leading edges provides great protection and makes clean-up, especially of bug splats, easier. To make bug removal easy, some people start using RejeX on the front of their cars and RVs, and on the leading edges of aircraft. However, once they appreciate the protections afforded by RejeX and see the deep, reflective finish, they can’t resist doing the whole vehicle.
You state that RejeX needs to cure for twelve hours "out of the elements." This seems to indicate that it is not suitable for use unless the vehicle being treated can be stored inside for the prescribed period.
By “out of the elements” we mean to avoid direct sunlight that could heat the application surface excessively. Don’t apply RejeX when there’s a probability of imminent rain. Don’t park the vehicle under a tree where sap can drip on it. In short, RejeX is usually applied outdoors. But it’s important to select a good day and apply RejeX in an area where it’s not likely to get stains on it until it has had the chance to cure for at least several hours.
How should RejeX be stored?
Although freezing / repeated freezing is certainly not recommended, cold has not demonstrated to be a serious issue. If RejeX should freeze, allow it to thaw naturally to room temperature, then shake thoroughly to recombine. As long as the product looks like a smooth, homogenous, cream, It’s fine to use.
Storing RejeX in high heat, especially for longer periods of time, is a more serious issue. High heat, such as keeping RejeX in the trunk of your car or in a galvanized steel airplane hanger over a hot summer, can prematurely spoil RejeX. Storing in a detached garage would not be ideal for RejeX, or any (wax or non-wax) product of this type.
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Using RejeX on Cars
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Using RejeX on Recreational Vehicles such as Campers, Trailers and Motor Coaches
Can RejeX be used on the 3M Diamond Plate and other protective films (clear bras) that are commonly used to protect the front of RVs?
Yes, while paint protection films such as Diamond Plate are very good for protecting paint from small rocks and other particles that can chip paint, it is quite difficult to clean bugs (and other contaminants) off it. Customers swear by RejeX’s super-slick formula for making cleanup easier and for keeping their RVs looking great. RejeX will not adversely effect paint protection films. In fact, film manufacturer testing indicates that RejeX helps prevent yellowing and can extend the lifespan of protective films and vinyl graphics by more than 50%.
Can RejeX be used on my RV's vinyl graphics?
Yes. In fact, manufacturer testing indicates that RejeX helps prevent fading, cracking and can extend the lifespan of protective films and vinyl graphics by more than 50%.
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Using RejeX on Boats and Yachts
Coverage: A single 16 fl oz bottle should easily treat one 25' cabin cruiser or a 30' sailboat.
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Using RejeX on Airplanes and Helicopters
Coverage: A 16 fl oz bottle should easily treat an average single-engine airplane tip to tail. For example, about 3/4 of a bottle is exactly what it would take to treat our founder's A36 Bonanza.
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Military Applications for RejeX
Where can I order RejeX for military use?
RejeX is available through the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and General Services Administration (GSA) under National Stock Number (NSN) 8030-01-593-8208. If your command permits it, you can also purchase RejeX directly from RejeX.com using your government issued impact card.