Why Glass Coating
How does scratching occur in car washing?
Motor vehicles are generally covered with a layer of dust containing fine particles of sand. As it is almost impossible to remove sand completely before starting to wash a car, the abrasive action of these particles between the sponge or cloth and the paint causes scratching.
The main mineral components of sand are amphibole, feldspar and quartz, among which the hardest is quartz - a mineral with a chemical constitution consisting almost entirely of silicate dioxide (SiO2). As a result, if paint is covered with something harder than quartz, the abrasive action of sand should theoretically not damage the paint surface. (Mohs scale of hardness: quartz 7, diamond 10)
It may be impractical to apply a hard coating with a Mohs scale of 7 or more to cars that are already painted and assembled. Soft coatings are considered to protect paint to some extent, but we believe such layers require a certain level of hardness. Wax, synthetic wax and polymer coatings are not hard enough and are too delicate to properly protect paint on motor vehicles.
Why it is better to have a thick coating?
As a result of governmental and academic studies on nano technology in the international arena, a variety of nano coating products have appeared on the market. However, despite the benefits that such coatings provide, their effectiveness remains insufficient to fully protect paint from car washing scratches due to their nano-level thickness. It is difficult to visualize 1 nanometer; it is in fact just a millionth of a millimeter. As such a thin coating can necessarily provide only a limited level of protection against car washing scratches, we believe a thicker hard coating is more appropriate.
Would a protective coating with the same thickness as the paint itself be enough? While it may be good to have such a thick coating from the viewpoint of protecting the paint surface, excessive thickness will spoil the paint's aesthetic appeal. Thus, a hard coating that is neither too thick nor too thin is needed to protect paint on motor vehicles.
What is inorganic coating?
Eliminating the risk of scratches is not the only consideration in protecting motor vehicle paint. The major cause of paint damage types such as loss of gloss and dullness is paint oxidization, which can be slowed by isolating the surface from the air. Although this can be achieved with conventional coating agents and wax, the oil and fat contained in such materials oxidize easily, and in turn oxidize anything they come into contact with. As a result, these paint protection methods can actually accelerate the deterioration of paint rather than retarding it. Removing wax with a wax remover or degreaser as soon as it has oxidized and then reapplying it would solve the problem, but this cannot be considered a practical approach.
The inorganic nature of our glass coating makes it resistant to oxidization and therefore more suitable for protecting paint. The hard physical barrier it creates also prevents paint from coming into contact with the air.