New Car Paint Protection: Everything You Need to Know

Ceramic and Graphene coatings

Paint protection treatment is an extra but optional service offered initially by dealerships mainly to new car buyers, however, over years there are now more experienced professional ceramic coating applicators and advanced products in the market leaving some original products obsolete.

The service to apply paint protection is a tedious one and involves a large process of paint preparation and the application of a combination of clear chemicals on top of the car’s original paint so the two can bond.

The applied layers form a sacrificial layer and shield the paint from damage resulting from scratches, tree sap, stone chips, and bird droppings. It also aids in maintaining the factory-fresh look on a new car by ensuring the paint doesn’t fade by reducing UV exposure from the atmosphere. This can be achieved without any noticeable change on the car’s surface, other than the usual expectations being a high gloss slippery finish

The paint protection process is one of the best low-maintenance and reliable ways of keeping a car looking as good as possible for years depending on which product you choose and the quality of the application. The cost of this service is not definite and usually varies depending on the type of paint protection, the make & model of the car, and the applicator’s experience. High-quality ceramic and graphene coatings can be driven home in the rain within 2 hrs of application

Car cleaning detailing protection, Best Paint Protection For New Cars
New car paint protection

Introducing Australian-made nano ceramic paint protection coatings – One of the standout protective coating products in Australia and Europe and for good reason. This paint protection surface coating product has been tested by industry experts, chemical processes and professionals with reference to the highest industry standards and is certified to meet the D6-17487 specification.

Exterior paint protection

The product features a high-performance ceramic formula of Silicon Dioxide (Si02) Silicon Carbide (SiC) Titanium Dioxide (Tio2) and Graphene. The result is a coating that gives the raw paintwork durability and a long-lasting shine. Thanks to the coating’s abrasion-resistant nature, you don’t have to worry about waxing or shining your new car’s paint.

The paint protection coating is also hard, and the universal MOHs Hardness Scale has tested this. The scale, which ranks the resistance level of substances, rates the product as four times harder than the usual quartz-based surface protection products offered today.

Overall, supporting Australian manufacturing is not only a benefit but offering one of the highest grades in coatings and one of the best protection products currently offered by authorized applicators like Melbourne Mobile Detailing paint protection.

What is the best new car ceramic paint protection

Advanced nano ceramic paint protection for new cars applied by Melbourne Mobile Detailing presents Yeti performance nano ceramic and graphene, made in Australia and a top performing ceramic coating out in the Paint Protection Melbourne Market. Do not settle for second-best Paint Protection in Melbourne when you can get it done right the first time.

We do not offer dealership types of paint protection or the lack of preparation offered. What a dealership might you is a simple sealant, not exactly any real protection to your paintwork. We don’t give false “lifetime” warranties with an abundance of promises, we offer real protection that is known worldwide as the leader in innovation and performance when it comes to nano ceramic coatings while independently tested and proven in multiple facilities. Feel free to download the latest independent paint protection nano ceramic test results for your peace of mind. Also, check our DIY paint protection videos on YouTube

Preparation is key when comes to any Paint Protection application and many fall short in this process
We take pride in our work and our work speaks for itself. We do not rush through the coating process. Preparation is the key to long-lasting paint protection and superior gloss and shine that lasts years and not a few months or weeks

The Yeti Performance Paint Protection Advantage is not to be overlooked. Do your research and it all makes sense 

Our goal is simply to engineer the world’s best surface care products, products based on real science, innovative materials, ease of use, and warranty terms that cover the customer and the total package.

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Silica content in coatings

Silica in paint protection coatings – How much is too much?

There’s a new spiel being spread in the paint protection industry to reel in more customers and I have recently had a few concerned and confused clients asking me about 100% Silica coatings that they have been preached about

As a passionate ceramic coating applicator I had to do the research and contacted a few coating chemists from overseas. The result – I can officially tell you that there are no ceramic coatings in the world without a liquid carrier. For more information on coating options

When a ceramic coating company claims that they have a solvent free coating, it means that they are not considering hydrocarbons as solvents, but only alcohol based as such.
In some countries hydrocarbons are considered as solvents.
When they claim that it’s a non-flammable liquid, they mean that the flash point is higher than 63 degrees (Celsius).
In this case, it’s considered as a NON-flammable liquid.
The temperature below 63, and close to it, is considered as a low flammable liquid (grade 3) similar characters to diesel fuel.
Simply put – It’s all a big marketing hoax in my professional opinion!

We have discovered these companies that claim 100% solvent free use products called Alkoxisilanes and are all hydrocarbon based with a high flash point, that’s all it is.

Application of such coatings are exactly the same as all others and sometimes even trickier
These same companies claim to have a 100% silica product. You simply CAN NOT apply 100% silica!
Remember the rule – There has to be a liquid carrier. whether it’s alcohol based or solvent based, and it has to take some percentage of the formulation.

We use and recommend Autotriz nano ceramic paint protection for new and used cars

Autotriz paint protection

What is car paint protection?

What is car paint protection?

A quick breakdown – Most paint protection or ceramic protective coatings are powered by nanotechnology

Commonly comprised of either Si14 or Si02 (Silica Dioxide) & provide hydrophobic properties (among other benefits) when applied properly. Simply put hydrophobic coatings prevent water from touching the base material and in turn protects the substrate (Your physical paint work)

Why should I buy paint protection for my new car?

Si14 is extremely resistant to all aggressive contaminants from pH 1 to pH 12 which includes most acids, alkali & solvents. Of course, coming into contact with these contaminants can wear the expected durability of your coatings life span. Feel free to ask us for more information on the care & maintenance of your protective solution!

Due to the nature of nanotechnology & the hydrophobic properties present, our protective solutions provide piece of mind for those more environmentally conscious. The need to use aggressive & potentially more hazardous cleaners is greatly reduced, minimising your carbon footprint. Future labour normally spent cleaning your surface can also be cut by up to 50%, saving both time & money. This is aided by the self-cleaning ability our coatings provide in between washes.

Bacterial & virus build-up is also reduced, enhancing overall hygiene. Decontamination of any surface can be achieved with ease as a result of the repellent functionality.

The application possibilities for our services are endless and doesnt stop at just cars. Autotriz nano ceramic coatings can be applied in the following environments just to name a few.
Automotive – Cars, RV’s etc
Marine – Small boats, yachts etc
Aviation – Aircraft, helicopters etc
Factories & many more

Autotriz offers quality aftermarket ceramic coatings that last for years, are higher performing and much more economical than those competing. This is why we choose to use their range of ceramics

We choose to use Autotriz coatings which have been independantly tested by TUV SUD and are made in Germany. They also use real nano-technology to create an intelligent molecular level which they call 3D Matrix and offers the ultimate performance in protection

The latest technology long-term surface protection for all automotive paints creating an extremely hard coating and delivering incredible shine to protect your paint from the harsh conditions.

Once professionally applied ceramic caotings will not only offer protection to your paint, but also make it easier to wash your car. Dust and light dirt can simply be rinsed off, bugs are much easier to remove and after the final rinse water is repelled making it easier to dry your car to show off that incredible shine time after time.

No paint protection lasts a lifetime, in fact nothing lasts a lifetime and in this case there is no exception. Autotriz ceramic coatings will not last a lifetime but they will last a very very long time with their latest dual layered 3D matrix coating offering a 7yr internetional warranty

Melbourne Mobile Detailing is a certified and approved Autotriz applicator and we offer the full range of not only paint protection but coatings for your wheels, glass, leather, plastics and textiles – to protect all of your car.
The superior quality German Leather and Fabric Protection offers peace of mind against spills and liquids, it also helps keep your leather in better condition for longer by forming a breathable barrier to help protect against dye-transfer from your cloths and other dirt and dust that marks it.
Surfaces sealed will repel water, oil, dust and dirt, have antistatic characteristics and protect against chemical and biological damage. Thus protecting your investment your car’s interior and exterior for longer, making it easier to clean and keeping those new-car looks.

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What is Paint Protection?

Real paint protection is applying a high technology coating to the paint of your car that will last for years rather than months, to help protect against the harsh Australian elements like sun, rain, trees etc. Paint Protection has received a bad name mostly from car dealerships that charge huge fees when you buy a new car, quality paint protection should not cost $2,000+ that is ridiculous.

Why should I buy paint protection?

Ceramic coatings, paint protection questions

Your paint protection questions – Answered

What are your paint protection choices?

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is George from Melbourne Mobile Detailing and Paint Protection and on a daily basis I get asked a lot of questions regarding ceramic coatings. So I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my opinions and thoughts for people to gain a better understanding of what to expect and not to expect from a coating. Hopefully  you will gain enough knowledge to help during the selection of which product and installer is right for their needs

What is 9H scratch resistance?

We have all heard of these terms thrown around “Improved scratch resistance” Or “9H hardness” but what do they really mean?

Well basically there’s an abrasion test in which pencils of different hardness (1 being the softest and 9 being the hardest) are used to grade how susceptible a surface is to scratching. They use these pencils to scratch the surface to measure how resistant it is to damage.

To give you a better understanding most automotive clear coats have been rated at a hardness or scratch resistance level of 4-6, which in theory (depending on multiple variations) means that they will resist scratching up to the hardness of that particular pencil number.

In the other hand many ceramic coatings claim improved hardness levels of up to and sometimes exceeding 9, or 9H pencil strength. This does not mean the surface wont scratch nor will it be bullet proof all this means is that that a certain pencil strength will and in the perfect conditions will not scratch it.

In the real world if you put your coke can on your bonnet and it slides off – it will more then likely scratch your ceramic coating, which is where the protection factor comes into it as you would prefer to scratch your ceramic coating then scratch your clear coat which in some cases cannot be repaired other than a respray of the affected panel.

Bullet proof coating stone chip resistance?

A straight up wobbly! There is some resistance to stone chips but not a tested measurable one from a ceramic coating stating it will stop stone chips and I personally have not seen any manufacturer post any proof by way of independent testing. Some stones are razor sharp and if one hits your car at 100km/hr which sometimes causes enough damage to crack your windscreen or dent your bumper how will it not chip your paintwork?

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Chemical resistant paint protection

Another common term is “Improved chemical resistance” now having a coating will certainly offer a much greater resistance to an almost nonexistent chemical resistance of clear coats. Take for example bird droppings and how quickly they can leave a nice little etch or even worse burn through your clear coat and remove a nice chunk of paint

This claim is true and most ceramic coatings will not allow chemicals to penetrate through and damage your clear coat. But once again, they are not bullet proof. If you’re going to allow bird droppings to sit on your car for weeks because you have a ceramic coating – you might be in for a little surprise

Are their really self healing coatings?

Yes there is some truth to this and as time goes on so does technology improve. Ceramic coatings have shown to self repair themselves on a very minor scale and normally under extreme heat. Don’t think that a scratch will just disappear instantly and in most cases the scratch can be too deep to repair itself

Thermoplastic polymers differ from thermosetting polymers in that they can be re melted and remolded. Many thermoplastic materials are addition polymers; e.g., vinyl chain-growth polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene

There are a few differing polymers used in detailing paint coatings although these have been designed originally to maintain their elasticity and move with the substrate they are applied to

a) Thermoplastic polymers may be reshaped by heating the surface, this type of polymer is used in ‘self-healing’ products although can only be heated and cured only a few times

b) Thermosetting polymer (thermoset) is a polymer that is irreversibly cured from a viscous liquid prepolymer or resin. The process of curing changes the resin into an infusible, insoluble polymer network, and is induced by the action of heat or by mixing with a catalyst.

Once hardened a thermoset resin cannot be reheated and melted to be shaped differently.

Paint protection warranties

Many coatings boast warranties from 2-5 years.. Some even claim lifetime if you apply an obscene amount of layers or if you pay for annual inspections. First off, if an installer is using the words “lifetime warranty” make sure you get it in writing and thoroughly read through the fine print which will indicate the requirements of maintaining that warranty.

If you have nothing in writing, then you have nothing, sorry but it needs to be said. Many warranties will require periodic check ups, or applications of booster products, which will be at your expense. Missed a quarterly check up? WARRANTY VOIDED! And then there’s those pesky denial of claims due to improper maintenance. They can always turn around and claim you did not maintain it properly and the warranty is now voided. My best advice is to choose an installer that is open and happy to explain the application process and how these coatings work but is also willing to offer ongoing support and can also maintain the coating for you, that way they have to stand by their product and for the most part will not blame you for improper care.

I find it important to note that you should choose a product and installer who applies a coating that does not require the application of booster products, if you really think about it. How permanent can it be if you need to re-apply product periodically? Just some food for thought.

We choose to use Autotriz nano ceramic paint protection for new cars

Never need to wax your car again!

This is true, the ceramic coatings are like waxes and sealants on steroids. There is usually no need to wax or seal over unless you just want to. The ceramic coatings will do just about everything better than a wax or a sealant can, and for longer. There are some ceramic coatings that require a re-application of a booster product on a periodic basis, these are usually part of the requirements for maintaining the warranty.

How much should I pay for paint protection?

Ceramic coatings are fairly expensive compared to waxes and sealants mostly because they require surgical prep work in order to bond and cure properly. This process can be time consuming and very tedious.

You can generally judge the quality of the installer by the prices they charge for their service. The less expensive the service is, the higher the chance that there will be cut corners in prepping your vehicle for coating. Although this is not universal, there are many high quality installers who offer lower prices depending on the season and how busy they are at the time of booking.

Always do your research, not only on the installer but on the product they are using. Online reviews can help you better understand the quality of the installer. Product review, Facebook, and Google all have business review section

Is an applicator offering you a ridiculous amount of layers? Walk away!

Are they telling you they need to spend 3 days on your brand new car and an abundance amount of hours just so they can charge you extra? Walk away! …

Its easy to gauge, if you really listen to what you are being told

Is a ceramic coating the right choice for me?

Everyone who owns a vehicle that they care about and want to maintain should have a professional installer apply a ceramic coating.

It may not be affordable to everyone, but we all could use this type of protection.

Having a ceramic coating applied should be a commitment on your end to break the bad habits of improper care and to educate yourself on how best to keep the coating in tip top shape.

Your installer should be able to give you all the advice you need on proper maintenance, and which products and techniques are best to use to clean it.

What does car paint protection do?

What does car Paint Protection do?

There’s paint protection and then there is proper paint protection that’s supplied by an authorized applicator who has gone through vigorous training and does every step to make sure the paint protection is applied properly

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Autotriz Australia

Autotriz A properly applied paint protection is

Its permanent – The  Paint Protection Coating forms a permanent bond with the factory paint work that will not wash off or wear away with heavy chemical cleaners like other paint protection products on the market.

What can we achieve with a professional paint protection coating applied to our new vehicle? We choose to use Autotriz ceramics in Melbourne

Protection – Melbourne Mobile Detailing uses a hard ceramic film like layer that has advanced chemical resistance to protect the paint work against contamination that would otherwise affect the paint such as acid rain,bird poo, tar, tree sap, bug splatter, oxidation and other forms of chemical fall out and contamination.

Easy to clean – Properly applied paint protection is super hydrophobic meaning any water and dirt that comes in contact with the surface will simply bead up and roll off, keeping the car cleaner for longer and easier to clean whilst maintaining a high gloss finish.

UTOTRIZ is the world’s most innovative surface creation for a wide range of surface protection and applications formulated
by German’s advanced nanotechnology. This is your assurance of the best surface protection available!

German Quality
Since 18th Century, Germany has been advanced in creating an extensive range of chemicals, coatings and bonding materials engineered to exceed the world’s highest standards of quality.

Wide Applications
Today, we are proud to introduce the world’s most innovative surface protection materials called “AUTOTRIZ”, which is 100% formulated in Germany for the most demanding applications whether in automotive, marine, building or industrial.

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AUTOTRIZ is specifically developed by one of the most advanced laboratory in Germany. Consistent research and development in nanotechnology ensures AUTOTRIZ always remain as the leader of the industries.

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