Understanding Cars

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. Oxidization is the chemical reaction of certain substances with oxygen in the air, causing them to weaken and deteriorate. Once oxygen weakens car products, like wax, that shine and protect your car’s surface, it leaves your car susceptible to rust and damage.

So for a longer lasting protection on your car, use glass coating or ‘coating’.
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Car wax is made up largely of carnauba wax oil. It comes from palm tree extracts. One of the important qualities of carnauba wax oil is its water-repellent property and ability to cover minute scratches.

However, its viscosity makes it easily become dirty. 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. Its properties are also susceptible to deterioration by exposure to water pressure.

Substances like silica, silicone, fluorine, and titanium, however, give coating unmatched durability. 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. This forms a highly resistant coat against dirt, heat, cold, and rain protecting your car for longer periods. 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 important preparation is before application.

Comparing Silica-based with 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. However, it is more expensive and takes longer (about three weeks) to cure on your car’s surface.

On the other hand, a silica-based coat is cheaper by comparison and will also give your car good luster and protection. The only setback is that, obviously, it is less durable; and it also is less water-repellent than the quartz-silane-based.

Do not settle for inferior products for car coating, but choose the best product to protect your car’s surface and give it a perpetual shine: use silica-based or quartz-silane-based glass coats.