Coated with "liquid glass" — how to use not to spoil the body of the car

Every driver wants his car, it was clean, manicured and polished to a shimmering Shine. If you want to do this, manufacturers offer an Arsenal of automobile coatings, which extend the life of the body and keep the paintwork in its original form. Among them the special place was taken by an innovative product - "liquid glass" for the car. Unlike other coatings, if properly used, this unique tool, which allows you not only to achieve a mirror shine and ensure reliable protection against the harmful effects of UV rays, corrosion, minor mechanical damage, and other negative factors.


If you decide on a car to experience all the advantages of the Polish "liquid glass", but before that want to learn more of its working properties, differences, uses, advantages, and other details, our article will help you understand all matters that are of interest.

What is "liquid glass"?

"Liquid glass" (silicate glue) is a revolutionary development by the Japanese, created on the basis of potassium or sodium silicate and chemical compounds. Initially, the tool was produced for industrial purposes, but later, due to its unique properties, it has been used for polishing and protecting the bodywork. Unlike ordinary varnishes, after application of the composition of kristallizuetsya and forms on the treated surface a thin but firm transparent coating that gives a glossy Shine and extra protection. However, "works" only certified products. Today, unfortunately, there are a large number of counterfeits, so buy the product from reputable stores.

What has the same properties of the "liquid glass"?

  • makes the body glossy Shine;
  • protects paintwork from minor mechanical damage and the harmful effects of UV rays;
  • prevents corrosion;
  • fills small cracks and scratches on the body;
  • restores the structure of the coating;
  • it has a dirt and water repellent properties.
Liquid glass

How to apply "liquid glass" at home?

The process of the application is that the surface consists of two stages - training the body and the application of coatings. It is very important to carefully follow the instructions for the use of "liquid glass", otherwise the result can be dramatically opposite of the expected.

Car preparation for use

So the first thing that you need to take into account at room temperature. Optimal conditions for use in the range +10 - +30°C. Apply the wax you need on a cold vehicle in a clean, dry space with good ventilation, avoiding direct sunlight.

In freezing temperatures in poland it is impossible to put!

Next, the process includes 4 phases:

  • thoroughly wash the car, use a car shampoo;
  • scouring the body with anti-silicone or alcohol solution (the use of solvents is strictly forbidden!);
  • re-wash (clean water, without the use of cosmetic products);
  • cleaning the body dry.

Use "liquid glass"

Before you start applying makeup, pay attention to the fact that every detail of the body are processed serially, because the tool quickly hardens. If it applied to the entire surface at the same time, You simply will not have time to carefully and effectively Polish and remove the frozen sheet, which is very difficult!

A very polished "liquid glass" includes a few simple steps:

  • Divide the body in sections (hood, fenders, etc) and alternately using them on the tool, with a thin layer of smooth longitudinal movements, rubbing it into the surface. After processing the entire car and remove the excess Polish with the cloth.
  • Carefully Polish the outer a single smooth movement, to Shine.
  • Give the part to completely dry (10-12 hours). The final polymerization takes place after 1.5-2 weeks.

The application process takes approximately 3 hours.

After covering the car with "liquid glass" it is impossible to wash the car with car wash chemicals for 2 weeks (until the final solidification and consolidation tools)!

Before and after

Care surface

An additional advantage of this coverage - no special care. Automatically after the contamination again had a cool look, simply wash with water, without the use of the car shampoo.

"For" and "against"

This coverage is like any other tool, there are advantages and disadvantages.

Among the advantages of "liquid glass":

  • the design on the surface of the body with a transparent protective layer;
  • to maintain the brightness, color and glossy sheen;
  • protecting colour from fading in the sun;
  • reducing the frequency of cleaning (dirt road, it is practically not deposited on the treated surface);
  • effective protection coatings from aggressive traffic agents;
  • conceal small defects (scratches, cracks, chips);
  • the durability of the coating (assuming that you use a quality product).

Disadvantages of "liquid glass" include:

  • a long process of application (about 3 hours);
  • a fairly rapid crystallization of the composition;
  • limit temperature (in the winter, the composition can be used only in a heated box).