Here you will find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
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What exactly is a nano ceramic glass paint protection?
Generally it is a clear liquid. It is comprised of carrier solvents/fluids and a group of active ingredients. Nano ceramic glass sio2 resin technology, developed through many years of research and development, is a closely guarded secret in the paint protection world. However it is a per-polymer ceramic glass resin bonded with several agents to increase gloss, protection and durability over new car clear coat finishes.
It reacts with the atmosphere to cure and forms a complex cross-linked uniform layer of protection.
a nano ceramic glass paint protection bonds to the paint using several methods based on chemical reactions that occur between your cars paint and the coating itself. The most prominent is the “covalent” bonding process, whereby two electrons from opposing substrates form an inseparable bond at the molecular level.
The only way to remove paint protection of high grade from your vehicle is with abrasion, such as sanding or machine compounding.
Some general specifications on nano ceramic glass sio2 paint protection in Melbourne
Super hydrophobic and oleo phobic properties
9H impact resistance
High gloss effect
Remarkable stain resistance
Coating hardness – (ASTM B117) – 9H Pencil
Adhesion Cross-Cut Tape – (ASTM D3359) – 5b (0%, none)
Mandrel Bend – (ASTM D522) – 0% @ 180 deg rotation
Impact (ASTM D2794) – @80in/lbs
Salt Spray (ASTM B117) applied to bare steel panel at 5% solution, >350 hours to first sign of corrosion
Minimum curing time – 3 hours for light driving
Full curing time – 7-14 days (quicker if exposed to heat)
Is paint protection really permanent?
Most paint protections available in todays market are as permanent as the paint on your car. Once the coating is applied to your vehicle, the covalent bonding process begins immediately. Due to the strong chemical bonding process (interlocking paint molecules) it essentially becomes the functional surface of your car.
What areas can be coated with paint protection?
It can be applied to the entire exterior of your vehicle
Mostly we apply it to paint, glass and wheels as part of a package deal available from your approved applicator.
What is the difference between professional paint protection and what a dealer is offering?
Your dealer is most likely selling you a WAX with added PTFE (Teflon) for added durability. Wax simply does not have the durability or protection that a “coating” like paint protection melbourne can provide. Ask to see the bottle of “paint protection” they are offering. If it’s a creamy substance, its a wax!
How is paint protection applied?
Most professional series products are only available to applicators who have been trained in its application method. These products arrive in a “kit” containing all that the applicator needs to apply the coating.
Will it paint protection protect from stone chips?
No it will not.
For a coating to be strong enough to resist stone chips, the product would be too brittle.
Do I need to use special soaps/shampoos to wash the car?
No you do not.
You can use any shampoo you like, even the heavy duty ones.
Can I still wax the car after application of paint protection if I want to?
Yes you can, although it is not needed and can actually have a negative impact on the hydrophobic effect of paint protection.
How long before I can drive my car or get it wet?
The vehicle must remain stationary for at least 2 hours prior to light driving.
If you are intending to go for a longer drive or it is raining, you must wait 12 hours before driving.
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