What is car paint protection ?? A basic write-up of the science behind car paint protection There is a lot more science into these products than most know about, which is fair enough as most haven't had the opportunity to learn about products that they have even been 'approved' to apply as even their distributor or re-seller may not even know (or care?) about what the product is all about. Except making sales Just adding to the confusion of everything that is currently available online for you to read into, firstly as some of you don't know we actually spend quite a lot of time researching and learning about products (in particularly i do myself) out of detailing obsession and interest. Some stuff certainly goes way over my head though and I do try do as much research and educate myself as best I can to fully understand the processes involved \u2022 Nanotechnology polymers form a very tight matrix chain-link structure, which forms both a very strong bond and one that is not easily breached by heavy chemicals or detergents (normally claimed "against alkaline washes, wheel cleaners and other acids from most brands) \u2022 This type of nanotechnology coating with its small particulate size are much smaller than those of water, making them hydrophobic and hydraphillic (Both obviously meaning water resistant with different characters) The results we mention bellow have all been sourced from different websites online and just put together to try explain their chemical build up \u2022 A Quartz or CQuartz is an inorganic silica \/ silicon dioxide \u2022 Prime is an inorganic silica \/ silicon dioxide \u2022 Ceramic Pro \/ Gyeon MOHS+ is an silicon dioxide glass coating (SiO2) \u2022 G'zox is an organic polymer \u2022 Gtechniq is an inorganic silicate crystallization compound \u2022 Nanolex is an inorganic, solvent-based formula nanostructure coating (organic nanotechonlogy) (however their new Si3D is a matrix of nanotechnology and quartz coating together is quiet impressive) \u2022 Some other products are Opti-Coat Pro, Autotriz\u2122 nano ceramic, Duragloss Ceramic, Dr Beasleys Nano-Resin and the list goes on and on On the Mohs scale, graphite (a principal constituent of pencil "lead") has a hardness of 1.5, a fingernail, 2.2\u20132.5, a copper penny, 3.2\u20133.5, a pocketknife 5.1, a knife blade, 5.5; window glass plate, 5.5; and a steel file, 6.5. A streak plate (unglazed porcelain) has a hardness of 7.0. Using these ordinary materials of known hardness can be a simple way to approximate the position of a mineral on the scale. An adaptation of that hardness scale (1 - 10) \u2022 Talc 1H \u2022 Carbon Black 2H \u2022 Glass 6H \u2022 Titanium dioxide 7H \u2022 Corundum 9H \u2022 Diamond 10 H From my understanding Autotriz is the only product to be independently tested in Germany to meet and exceeds TUV SUD standards in Munich proving it is one of if not the best products available in the after market paint protection today And the following safety information is from a online health report which I pasted bellow \u25a0 \u25a0 Health and environmental concerns A major study published more recently in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes \u2013 a poster child for the \u201cnanotechnology revolution\u201d \u2013 could be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities. Anthony Seaton of the Institute of Occupational Medicine in Edinburgh, Scotland, who contributed to the article on carbon nanotubes, said "We know that some of them probably have the potential to cause mesothelioma. So those sorts of materials need to be handled very carefully." In the absence of specific nano-regulation forthcoming from governments (Paul, J. & Lyons, K. (2008) Nanotechnology: The Next Challenge for Organics) have called for an exclusion of engineered nanoparticle from organic food In short, you should always ALWAYS be wearing a respritory system to avoid inhalation of these products during pre-application cleansers and application of the coating.