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 even products that they’re apparently ‘approved’ to apply as even their distributor or reseller may not even know (or care?) about what the product is all about.
So, some headfuck for you guys below, 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 shit does go way way over my head though lol
• 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)
• This type of nanotechnology coating with its small particulate size are much smaller than those of water; making them hydrophobic / and hydraphillic (water resistant obviously)
• A/CQuartz is an inorganic silica / silicon dioxide • Prime is an inorganic silica / silicon dioxide • Ceramic Pro / Gyeon MOHS+ is an silicon dioxide glass coating (SiO2) • G’zox is an organic polymer (not available in Australia) • Gtechniq is an inorganic silicate crystallization compound • Nanolex is an inorganic, solvent-based formula nanostructure coating (organic nanotechonlogy) (however their new Si3D is a matrix of nanotechnology and quartz coating together) • Opti-Coat Pro / Bodyarmor 9h, Duragloss Ceramic & Dr Beasleys Nano-Resin is based on a resin pre-polymer that uses a configuration that forms a synthetic silicon carbide (SiC) which can be bonded together by sintering to form very hard ceramic.
On the Mohs scale, graphite (a principal constituent of pencil “lead”) has a hardness of 1.5; a fingernail, 2.2–2.5; a copper penny, 3.2–3.5; 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) • Talc = 1H • Carbon Black [black paint pigmentation] = 2H • Glass = 6H • Titanium dioxide [white paint pigmentation] = 7H • Corundum 9H • Diamond =10 H
Ceramic Pro and Gyeon are the only two coatings to be tested at SGS in Taiwan for the usual “9h pencil hardness” – except in comparison to CSIRO they used 500g-1000g where CSIRO do not have a record and claimed they did not use any weight (i personally asked, thats how i know before you’re thinking how would you know lol)
And this from a copy/paste;
■ ■ Health and environmental concerns
A major study published more recently in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes – a poster child for the “nanotechnology revolution” – 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
[A newspaper article reports that workers in a paint factory developed serious lung disease and nanoparticle were found in their lungs]
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.