Why Does Viscosity Matter with Metal Polish?

First of all, it might help to give you the definition of viscosity as defined by Merriam Webster

  1. The quality or state of being viscous.
  2. The property of resistance to flow in a fluid or semi-fluid.
  3. The ratio of the tangential frictional force per unit area to the velocity gradient perpendicular to the direction of flow of a liquid — called also coefficient of viscosity.viscosity-honey

Maybe a good description to visualize is to think that honey has more viscosity than water.

The Sheen Genie metal polish has a creamy smooth viscosity. This was the end goal and right where we wanted it. The viscosity thickness of the metal polish was one of the most difficult parts of developing our advanced metal cleaner and polisher. Getting the viscosity of the metal polish that we achieved was tested time and time again, until we found the perfect thickness for maximum results while being able to spread it out without losing the actual polishing power. The smoothness you’re looking for needs to be not too thin, nor too thick.

The Viscosity of Metal Polish from Our Competitors

You’ll find that most other polishes are thick like paste and are hard to spread around, especially without a buffer. During our intense research process, we discovered the importance of product density as it relates to how much oxidation and rust can be removed with one application. If the product is too thick, it simply can’t be spread well enough to cover very much surface before drying and flaking off. This thickness also won’t allow the polish to penetrate deeply enough into the problem area, therefore not truly polishing and removing the problem that caused the oxidation in the first place. In order to have any kind of effect on the surface you’re polishing, a motorized buffer is required.

On the other hand, if it’s too thin the product won’t be able to stay on the needed part of the surface long enough to penetrate deeply enough. It won’t be able to generate any heat necessary to reach the underlying surface. Having the right viscosity is extremely important. You need to keep in mind how far it needs to spread and how deep it should be penetrating the pores of the metal. In addition, it should stay moist long enough to be able to successfully wipe it off without over “watering” down the surface you’re looking to polish. It’s important to get the right shine the first time. Honestly, we hate wasting time and unnecessary work. You should be able to take care of the polish quickly, efficiently, and then be able to admire the work.

So, hopefully this helps to convince you a little bit take a second an order your set of the Sheen Genie metal polish system now.

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