Liquid glass for car has received in recent years widespread as one of the most modern materials used for the protective coating of the body. The use of liquids, glass has proven its effectiveness: in addition to improving the appearance of the car, the protective properties of the coating lasts for a maximum of 12 months.
What is liquid glass for cars, what components that consists of? Why gives the car a bright appearance, and who provides the protection? What is the cost of materials and coating with liquid glass? Is it possible to use the liquid glass, and that this requires?
The answers to these questions can help motorists, scipio, a protective coating for your car to make the right decision.
Body – the most visible and expensive part of the car, therefore care and protection from the adverse effects always in demand. A long time auto body uses a protective polishing materials, wax-based, but technology has opened up the possibility of using compositions based on compounds of silicon.
In fact, at the core of what is commonly called glass or ceramics on a common sand. Not exactly a sand and silicate – salt of the compounds of silicon.
Alkaline solutions of silicates of sodium or potassium has long been known and used in the construction industry (waterproofing) and at home (office glue). By the way, sometimes producing a liquid glass, and as glass normal: sintering of sand, for example, a regular soda at a high temperature.
The main ingredients of the coating are the following:
Titanium oxide forms a thin film of thermal protection material at the level of the nano-particles, and therefore, modern liquid glass on the basis of full carry de nano. This substance gives the film a glossy sheen.
The surfactant is used as an ingredient in detergents. Surface-active, it is necessary to "push" remaining on the prepared surface of the body of the sludge particles, which can affect the process of creating the coating.
Silicone-based is used for the prevention of oxidative processes and improve the adhesion ("contact") of the coating on the surface of the body.
Other components can be used in various proportions, but the "sand" is the basis of liquid glass, which improves the strength characteristics of the coating remains unchanged.
In the first place – it's more solid than regular automotive paint surfaces.
Hardness, by the way, is defined as the same as graphite pencils and an index "H".
However, it should be noted that the hardness of the coating will largely depend on the surface preparation must be protected:
The liquid glass creates a coating, which may be larger than a car Polish to prevent chips, scratches, small dents, not only due to the high hardness, but due to some plasticity. And, of course, coating – extra protection against aggressive environment.
Often, in the advertising material, the molten glass can be found the assertion that the coating improves the colour saturation on the body and allows a deeper and more vibrant. Of course, these accusations have no more than a myth.
Even if the transparency of the coating was perfect (transmittance of 100%, which does not actually happen), the brightness and saturation of the original color would be the best save. The other thing is that the coating components significantly reduce the adverse effects on the ink to ultraviolet radiation, for as long as possible, while preserving the "native" colors.
After the proper coating on the car and on long journeys, the car is rinsed with pure water, without the use of detergents to clean the device – facing area of the body immediately restored.
Disadvantages of the application fluid, the glass, it should be noted that if high total (material plus labour) cost of the procedure. In addition, the complexity of the process of prior preparation of the surface, especially for cars with mileage, really great.
The leading producers declare durability of the coating by maintaining the basic properties for two to three years. For criticism of the Russian drivers, the average durability of such coatings on the Russian roads – 1 year.
The process of using the liquid glass is a multistage and rather complex, so not every motorist will be able to carry it in my arms.
First, it is necessary a preliminary preparation of the surface of the body and optics – hardly a good combination of glitter colors and dim lights. Therefore the first step before the coating, – thorough washing and drying of the body.
The work with liquid glass, which are produced indoors with the requirements set out in the content of dust in the air and lighting the workplace. This is the best in this respect fit in the space of the painting chamber.
In addition to the requirements in the room, there are also requirements for a special tool (polishing machine, the device for drying parts) and qualified contractors – this is the reason, why one layer of liquid glass is only possible with certain skills and working conditions.
In the following stages of the coating – degreasing and primary polishing of the surface of the body, optics and glasses. For vehicles with mileage this phase can take a lot of time: for the removal of deep defects in the color may need polishing with abrasive materials, it is not always true for the specific condition for nails in a specific place.
If, after the primary polishing of errors still (we are talking about small damage, deep scratches) on them to carry out additional work.
The next step is the final ("mirror") polishing – this is the results and keep for as long as possible liquid glass.
Layering liquid glass – milestone.
Layers can be up to 10-12 (of course, if the technology is observed, the more the better), but not less than 4: preliminary, main and the last two.
In the final stage is the use of nanoceramics – drying coatings (as if the sintering composition). This process also takes longer and can reach up to 12-15 hours.
When coating your hands with the above requirements should adhere to the following guidelines:
At the end of the work vehicle is not recommended for wash two weeks before the final formation of the coating. But after this period the machine will be enough weekly rinsing to impart glitter.