Modern ceramic coating for cars continues to win the attention of motorists because of its unique features: it provides the ceramic paint protection of your auto from ultraviolet radiation, dirt, water, chemicals, scratches, chips and gives the body a glossy shine like new. Some manufacturers even claim that such a coating can protect the body from small stones that mercilessly scratch the auto. How the ceramic coating protects the body and is it possible to cover the car with a product yourself — read in the article.
What Is Ceramic Car Coating?
Recently, car paint was protected with solutions based on wax and silicones. Today this method is considered outdated, because the wax coating, for example, needs to be renewed every few weeks, which isn’t practical. Therefore, it’s more advisable to use a modern auto ceramic coating.
This technology was first developed for the oil industry, where it has shown high-performance results. After that, it was quickly introduced into the automotive industry. The chemical composition of the ceramic auto coating is a mixture based on quartz sand, polymers, and silicates:
- Organic silicon solvents give the product antistatic properties and allow an even layer to be applied;
- Aluminum oxide create a hydrophobic effect, increase the resistance of paint and coatings to temperature extremes;
- Titanium dioxide gives the treated body parts an attractive appearance.
The nanotechnological ceramic body protection is a durable protective upper layer that is applied to the car paint. Nanoparticles actively seal pores and form a thin protective layer on the body surface. Moreover, you can apply it yourself!
How To Apply Nano-Coating Yourself?
1) Preliminary preparation
Remove dirt and existing protective coatings with specialized clay: with its help, you can easily get rid of wax and other products. With the help of abrasive pastes, remove and smooth out minor scratches on the body. With the help of a strong airflow by Fortador, get rid of the remaining moisture. It’s also recommended to degrease the surface with isopropyl alcohol or other cleaners.
2) Apply the coating
Usually, 4–5 drops of the product are applied to the applicator or the microfiber cloth and spread without great effort over the surface. First, we apply the coating with horizontal and then vertical movements. After application, the surface must be polished with a dry microfiber cloth.
3) Final steps
Leave the auto for 40-60 minutes. Alternatively, use the infrared dryer to speed up the process. For this purpose, the treated surfaces are heated at 120–130 °C for 20 minutes.
However, this is only possible with professional service. After the first layer has dried, you can move on to the next. In total, at least 3 layers should be applied.
Thus, the coating process isn’t difficult, but time-consuming. If you’re willing to spend your time and save money, DIY kits are great for you! For the greatest effect, it is better to apply professional coatings in salons, but you will have to pay a considerable amount of money for the procedure.