Just a few years ago, wax-based products were considered the most popular protective coatings for car bodies. Now nanoceramics for cars came in first place. Let's try to understand the composition of this innovative super-protective novelty.
Every car enthusiast loves his car very much and wants the condition of the paintwork to be always perfect. And very often the quality of paintwork is much more important than the technical condition of the car. This is understandable, because it is much easier to eliminate the oil leak from the engine than to remove even a small scratch from the body. Today, marketers constantly come up with various protections. Nanoceramics for cars is one such tool.
Ceramic car body coating
This coating gives the body an aesthetic mirror finish. It also protects against water and dirt, and is UV resistant. Ceramic coatings, according to manufacturers, reliably protect from any scratches and chips, as well as from chemicals.
But for everything in this life you have to pay. These protective coatings are quite expensive and very difficult to apply.
And many of the products that are on sale, and can only be applied only in professional boxing by the hands of specialists. Some products are not sold at all - they are supplied only to workshops.
Why is that? Because nanoceramics for cars is not just a polish. This is the result of many years of work by chemists and scientists. In addition, this is not an ordinary composition - it contains nanoparticles. Of course, "nano" is now added to the name of any product. However, in some ceramic protective mixtures, nano-powder based on titanium dioxide increases the adhesion of the drug, so “nano” is far from an empty value.
Now on sale you can find many protective preparations based on ceramics. However, sand is used as the main active ingredient in them. Of course, not only it, but also silicates - salts of silicic acids. Everyone is familiar with such. These are alkaline solutions of potassium silicate, sodium silicate . In other words, liquid glass.
This product was first obtained by the German chemist and mineral specialist Jan von Fuchs in 1818. And Mr. Fuchs certainly did not think that the product would not only go down in history, but would also be used as a protective coating for automobile bodies. Moreover, in those years there were no cars in their modern sense.
For more than 200 years, chemists have made millions of discoveries and developments, including preparations for quartz-ceramic coatings. This is a complex mixture of various substances that were not known before. In other words, a group of silicon silicones and a host of other components.
The composition of nanoceramics
Consider a typical product that can be found on the shelves of car dealerships. The first element is titanium oxide in an amount of 3%. This compound is used in chemistry for bleaching processes. This oxide is found in squid meat, chewing gum and any other white products. It is also available in expensive paper. Titanium oxide is also found in plastic and glass. It protects against thermal stress. This property plays a key role, and since the particle size is very small, you can add "nano".
Silicon dioxide contains a little more - 30%. If we consider the substance in mineral form, then it is nothing more than quartz. The latter is the basis of the coating. Silicon dioxide is a colorless crystal. They are quite solid and durable.
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane is contained in the preparation in an amount of up to 50%. This is a silicone based fluid. It is resistant to oxidation. In the chemical industry, it is used to clean various tissues.
Also in the composition of nanoceramics can be found alumina in an amount of not more than 2%. It is a colorless crystal that does not dissolve in water. Use it for the manufacture of various abrasive or refractory materials. Aloxylisan is contained in an amount up to 12%. It is widely used in the synthesis of organosilicon substances for the manufacture of polymer films.
And finally, a typical preparation contains surfactants in amounts up to 1%. They are in any detergents that raise pollution to the surface of the film. These compounds or similar analogs are used in most formulations. One of the components can be added, unnecessary clean. But in most cases the composition is just that.
Why is a nanoceramic coating necessary?
The factory paintwork of the car is constantly exposed to various negative influences. It does not have the necessary hardness or strength. Chemical reagents from the roads, stones from under the wheels, dust and sand, the sun - all this somehow damages the paintwork.
The original condition of the body can be restored by polishing using abrasive substances, but the original coating will not withstand frequent polishing. After the fourth treatment, the thickness of the paintwork will be minimal. And further restoration work can lead to disastrous consequences.
Auto nanoceramic coating will provide long-term and reliable protection against any influences. Today, this silicon carbide-based formula has no analogues. The coating is unusually hard and reaches 9H Mohs. Coatings similar in characteristics can reach 7H, but not higher.
After applying the drug on the body, a powerful protective film up to 2 microns thick is formed. This indicator is higher than any other modern protection. This film cannot be removed even with a high pressure washer.
Advantages and disadvantages
Nanoceramic processing of the car gives the body a shine, and the color becomes more expressive. Gloss is really well visible and lasts a long time. And about the color of those who used the service, opinions differ. As a result of processing, a film is formed, and it, one way or another, will change the shade of the paintwork. Nanoceramics practically does not change color, but it affects the color depth. The advantages include the fact that the film repels dirt and water.
But these are the characteristics of any other coating. There is also an anti-graffiti effect - only nanoceramics for cars have this property. The reviews of those who were processed are only positive. Paint from a spray can be washed off with plain water. Also among the advantages is the lifetime of the film. Manufacturers and specialists declare that the coating will last 3 years.
And here the difficulties begin. Unfortunately, nanoceramics for cars do not apply with their own hands. It is better to entrust your car to professionals, since there are a lot of them today. First, the car is thoroughly washed and thoroughly cleaned.
Then the entire surface is completely degreased with special preparations. Next, the headlights and glass are polished, as well as the body. For this, special clay is used. After that, the specialists remove the chips and then polish them again.
At the next stage, nanoceramics for cars are applied in several layers (from 3 to 10). And after that the car is left to dry for 6 to 8 hours. As you can see, getting a high-quality result on your own will be quite problematic. It is easier and more reliable to entrust the car to professionals, especially since now there is a good selection of service stations that offer similar services.
Service in the regions
Nanoceramics for cars (Voronezh and the region) is the KVS-Auto company. This is a comprehensive technical center that provides a lot of different services. The specialists of this center have long been involved in the application of nano-coatings. The company is located in Voronezh on the street Antonova-Ovseenko, 36-D.
The Platinum polishing center is a numerous range of auto services (including nanoceramics for cars (Ufa)).
Experienced specialists know and are able to apply nanocoatings. Masters use a special drug with a unique composition. The company is located on Lesotehnikum Street, 47.
There are a lot of companies in Moscow that can apply and process bodies with nanoceramic compounds. You can contact the center for the restoration of cars "Defect-NO." Here everything is done as efficiently as possible. It is affordable and at the same time high-quality nanoceramics for cars. Moscow and the region use the services of this company. Reviews are only positive.
The Ceramic PRO 9H compound is used in the work, which has proven itself among other analogues. On average, the price of such a service is from 15 to 30 thousand rubles, depending on the brand and overall dimensions of the car.