Glass Coat your Car for Better Shine and Protection
Glass coating, an inorganic substance used to protect the surface paint of your car, is made of either silica-based or quartz-silane-based compounds. You will not experience any staining with these substances. These substances can keep the shine on your car longer because they are more durable and better than the best wax.
The reason behind its effectiveness is their composition: they are made up of substances that do not naturally oxidize. Certain substances bind with oxygen (oxidation) causing them to deteriorate and weaken in the process. Your car will be left susceptible to rust and damage if your car wax gets oxidized and deteriorates.
Glass coating – or simply ‘coating’ – provides longer lasting protection and shine for your car surface.
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Carnauba wax oil is the principal ingredient of many car wax products. It is a palm tree extract. It has good water-repellent properties, and has the ability to hide minute scratches.
However, because oil has a high viscosity, it can easily become dirty because it attracts dirt. It also tends to soften and melt under high temperatures caused by exposure to the sun or through engine heat. Its properties are also susceptible to deterioration by exposure to water pressure.
On the other hand, stronger substances like titanium, silica, silicone, and sometimes, fluorine make up glass coating. Their ability to mesh with the paint molecules beneath the car’s surface enables them to create a very durable layer of protection. The protection and shine of your car can withstand all sorts of dirt, heat, cold, and rain for a very long time. You can apply a simple coat on the car yourself or hire a professional to do a complex job, depending on the grade of glass coating you are using.
One thing you must not neglect is to clean your car’s surface and remove all kind of dirt and roughness before starting to apply coating. This is how to prepare your car’s surface before coating.
The Two Main Glass Coats: Silica-based and Quartz-Silane-based
There are two kinds of glass coating: silica-based and quartz-silane-based. A very high-gloss coating that is both strong and durable can be produced by a quartz-silane-based glass coating. It is, however, very expensive because the product takes a long time to be formulated.
If you are on a tight budget, then use the silica-based coat because it is cheaper compared to the quartz-silane-based, and will still give you a good luster and protection for a long time. However, because of its weaker water-repellent properties, it is less durable than the quartz-silane-based over a long period of time.
The silica-based and quartz-silane-based glass coats are the two leading car coatings in the industry today because of the cutting-edge technology behind their manufacture.