QUESTION: How is NMF different from an oil stabilizer or other motor-coating product?
ANSWER: Completely different. An oil stabilizer is a long-chain hydrocarbon with a tangled molecular structure. In other words, an oil stabilizer is attracted to itself. While the molecules of such motor-coating products cling, NMF molecules repel. Indeed, eliminating clinging is exactly how NMF prevents wear.
A principle behind NMF is that motor-coating an engine is unhealthy because it traps hydrocarbon residue from combustion to the engine. Static electricity draws hydrocarbons and metal particulates together into clusters of abrasive grit which continually grow and scrape metal off the engine. That "sandpaper" action from motor-coating causes accelerated wear to the engine.
NMF, on the other hand, significantly reduces that kind of damage by suspending abrasive particles in the oil for removal by the filter or drainage during oil change.