Glass Coat your Car for Better Shine and Protection

Silica-based or quartz-silane-based compounds are two of the substances that make up glass coating for the paint on car bodies. You will not experience any staining with these substances. Your car surface will retain its shine much longer because they are much better than wax.

Their composition is not easily subjected to oxidation which make them an effective car coating. 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.

So for a longer lasting protection on your car, use glass coating or ‘coating’.
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Glass Coating Lasts Longer than Wax
What Research About Automobiles Can Teach You

The active ingredient of most car wax is carnauba wax oil. Palm tree extracts are the main source of carnauba wax oil. Carnauba wax oil is known to be a good water-repellent and also good for hiding tiny scratches on car surfaces.

But it can easily attract dirt because it is viscous. Long exposure to the heat of the sun and engine heat, however, can cause the wax to deteriorate and melt, leaving your car surface unprotected. It can also be broken down and washed out by rain or a power washer.

Coating, however, is made up of better substances like silicon, silica, fluorine, and titanium. The film coating created by the chemical reaction of these substances slide below the paint’s surface and forms a very tough 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

Two of the commonest glass coatings are the silica-based and the quartz-silane-based. A very high-gloss coating that is both strong and durable can be produced by a quartz-silane-based glass coating. The quartz-silane-based coat is more expensive because it takes longer to formulate, and takes longer to completely cure which is about three weeks.

The silica-based coat is, however, the cheaper option and will also coat and protect your car for a longer period than wax. However, compared to the quartz-silane-based coat, it is less durable and has a lower water-repellency.

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.