Is it possible to make liquid glass with the hands

Today we once again touch on the subject of car polishing with liquid glass, and it is possible to make a cleaner with your own hands at home and if I can save.

liquid glass for cars to do with their hands

What is liquid glass?

Many know that liquid glass is one of the types of shades, which is used for car polishing.

However, it is correct to call this type of nail "Glass coat" glass coating, because it has nothing to do with industrial analogues: the solutions of the silicates of sodium, potassium, lithium received the General title of "glass glue".

Recently, the polishing liquid glass technology" Glass coat" is very prevalent, especially before the pre-sale preparation of the car, such as:

  1. Easy to use;
  2. Gives the car a nice look, they created the impression that the car just came off the assembly line;
  3. Hides minor scratches and errors;
  4. Due to the hydrophobic effect good and long, usually 1 year, protects the body against external influences (roads, resources, solar rays, dust, dirt, water repellent, last);
  5. Saves money by reducing the amount of cleaning cars.

But this type of polishing has a number of disadvantages and requirements:

  1. The time-consuming preparatory work before applying the paint;
  2. A special way to wash further differ from the standard;
  3. After about 3-6 months, the hydrophobic effect disappears, because the design of the body oxide film (polluted air, and so on). Removal of the oxide film and re-shine your car you will need to buy a special tool for scouring services liquid glass and additional costs;
  4. The high cost of services in service and in garage conditions (relative).

This last point has led many car owners to think, and how to make liquid glass with their own hands.

What is included in the composition of the liquid glass

In order to understand what is included in the liquid glass, you need to contact the market and see what offers, and what ingredients determine the manufacturers in this product.

The product is organic silicon composition silicon dioxide, usually is 10-20% of the total. When applied to the body creates a passive film on the paint coating.

In other words, the passivation in which the surface of the machine is effectively protected against external influences.

As a result of passivation polymerization occurs, tiny crystals of glass falls on the body of the evenly with several layers and penetrate into the colour on a molecular level. The thickness of one layer is a few microns.

In fact, silica, is the quartz that is dissolved, which can only hydrofluoric acid, absent in the environment.

Other, additional ingredients, this is a commercial secret of each manufacturer may vary.

In fact, this type of Polish was to be called "silicon Dioxide", but the marketers came up with another, more sonorous name – "Liquid glass" that the product you purchase the better.

liquid glass for car

Or it can be done with the hands,

The liquid glass, that would be, but provided that you're a chemist, and will be able to apply certain chemicals.

Simple owner, without an in-depth knowledge in the field of chemistry, the liquid glass itself is not possible. And the question arises, why is this done? And what will ensure that everything will be done properly and in the end, the resulting material does not damage the nail?

Now liquid glass for car polishing is produced in chemical plants in an industrial scale, so that the cost of these types of polishes lately dropped and buy this product anyone can.

Depending on the manufacturer and the amount of the varnish, its price may vary.

At a time of polishing with the liquid glass, depending on the brand of the car will go from 50 to 100 ml of the product.

The resulting effect, if you did everything correctly, it will be a long, usually 1 year. The savings are tangible, such as washing the car motorist will be less.

But all this is assuming that the work will be done independently, because in the service station, who has done this procedure is expensive, I can tell you the cost too high, therefore many cannot afford.

The high prices are justified with the use of the supposedly exclusive products and specific technologies, the application, but generally, the results of the work in the workshop and in the garage is not a lot of distinctio.

Here are some suggestions on how to do the work in the garage environment, but you already decide for yourself, or is frozen, with the production of liquid glass.

Preparation for polishing

Before polishing with the liquid glass, in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations:

  1. The car is put in a clean, windless room;
  2. Thoroughly wash the car, rinse off all the road plaque, chemicals, residues of insects, tar spots;
  3. Inspect the exterior for chips, scratches and rust;
  4. Degrease everything with a special paste to remove residues of silicone, wax for protection, the body fat, and also to add Shine.


Select liquid glass, which can be used manually.

  1. Mix the two ingredients in certain proportions as specified in the regulations;
  2. Shake well the mixture for 2-3 minutes;
  3. Then apply the applicator to the target area in the body without leaving gaps;
  4. After 10-15 minutes, when the composition begins to crystallize, forming a matte film, all buff with a towel, attached to the tool;
  5. RUB the finish with a cloth to remove all stains;
  6. In the same way polished the other element of the body.

Usually the whole process takes 2 to 3 hours, if you use a consistent method of work.

If the polishing of the parallel-to-serial mode (still kristallizuetsya one area, which covers part of the second), then polished with liquid glass will go from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

Then be sure the car needed to stand at least 2 hours, while the body should not be exposed to debris or dust.

Within 10 days car wash is impossible. After this time, wash the specific non-aggressive shampoo, preferably from the same manufacturer, to strengthen the composition of nail polishes.

Thus, it is worthwhile to bother

The production of liquid glass with their own hands is not justified (only our opinion). It requires serious knowledge of the complex reagents and equipment. But it is also important to know the law of the composition of these varnishes.

Easier to buy the tool and perform the work independently, without recourse to the car wash (it's cheaper).

As you can see, it's easy to do, the main thing to stick to these rules, about which we told above.