The Science behind paint protection

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

• 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 (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

• A Quartz or 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 • 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 is quiet impressive) • Some other products are Opti-Coat Pro, Autotriz™ 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, 2.2–2.5, 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.[9] 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

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

■ ■ 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.

Author: Melbourne Mobile Detailing

Owner and operator of Melbourne Mobile Detailing (MMD) in Melbourne for 9 years and since then MMD has grown large enough with a huge customer base to cover many other detailers in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs dealing with paint protection, odour removal, sticker removal, car detailing, truck cleaning, boat/marine cleaning and aviation detailing in and around Melbourne

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