Ed Maddern loves his truck, but not the scratches on his hood left by falling tree limbs. To get rid of them, he asked us to try an old Billy Mays stand-by: "Fix-It."
The compound comes in a tube, which has only one warning on it. The directions say to make sure the cap stays on the tip when you're not using it, or the tip will harden from the sunlight.
Ed applies it on the scratch, like you'd color a straight line with a marker. Moments later, Ed is ecstatic at what he sees. The scratch's white line is gone, and he has to look hard to see where the damage used to be.
His enthusiasm is short-lived.
When he tries the tube out on the next few scratches, the liquid starts gumming up. And the tip hardens as well. That's even though he kept the cap on when he wasn't using it.