Fully painting a car today is costly, therefore, every car owner tries to keep the long mother paint his "iron horse". Often in such cases, owners resort to using different types of varnishes or applied to the surface of the colored protective film. But not so long ago, the motorists, which was available another way to protect the coating of the car body from scratches, which is the "liquid glass". How is it attached to the vehicle, and what effect the result is that we will discuss in the article below.
Liquid glass for the car has appeared not so long ago, and still is considered to be exclusively Polish. However, the material is "liquid glass" it has long been known to mankind and is often used in modern construction, because it allows you to provide the most reliable waterproofing of all connections. If, however, in the usual version of liquid glass is an alkaline solution of potassium or sodium, water-based, to cover vehicles, which used silicon dioxide, i.e. synthetic glass, which is made by special technology.
The first such technology for cars was introduced in Japan in 2008. According to the developers, the protective coating of the car body capable of very strongly retained on the surface of the car in 2-3 years. However, in connection with nonideal conditions, this period is often reduced to only 1 year.
The modern composition of the liquid, the glass became more affordable in price, and the ability to apply them on the surface of the car without the cooperation of the experts. However, before we proceed to the direct application procedure, it is necessary to understand in what circumstances and for what purposes can be used liquid glass.
One of the most popular Polish in the form of liquids, glass, today, is considered to be the Polish of the Japanese manufacturer. When applied to the surface of the color of your car is a means of protection gives the vehicle owner the following few advantages:
However, if you have the history and the peculiarities of liquids, glass, then surely you have had to deal with the very negative reviews on this composition. We will not prove that is not true. Such cases are quite frequent, but in the manifestation of this negative side of the fluid of the glass plays an important role as a source of material, as well as the correctness of its application to the surface of the car. With a similar situation did not have to confront you, we offer you to familiarize yourself with a detailed description of the steps, which used liquid glass on the surface of the car.
The process of coating the car surface with liquid glass is long enough and spend it, you need in several phases. Each of them will tell you that.
Car preparation for the application of liquid glass
Used liquid glass on prepared surface, is strictly forbidden, as it is often such negligence leads to a rapid destruction of the new surface. Therefore, before starting work, with liquid glass, it is necessary to deal with the surface of the car:
It is also worth mentioning that if the surface of the car already has a layer of Polish should be removed. It doesn't matter if it was liquid glass or other coating for the durability of liquid glass should be used only on color. In addition, in no case should not be used for cleaning the surface of the body a composition containing silicone. That is, between the liquid glass and the paintwork should be free of intermediate layers, otherwise between them there will arise of the connection.
General terms and conditions
During the work with liquid glass it is very important to ensure optimal ambient temperature. The temperature in the room where the work should not be below +10°C and above +40°C. Thus, the cover of the car with liquid glass better in the warmer time of the year, but if they did in the winter, it will be necessary to drive the car in the heated garage, which previously also it helps to wash under the car is not sitting in dust in the process of robots.
But in the summer it is not so easy to work with liquid glass. In particular, it is strictly prohibited to put on the heated surface. So, if the car stood in the sun, before any work pobespokoytes that the surface of the bodywork could cool completely. It is also worth noting that fully cover the whole car with liquid glass normally takes 3 to 4 hours.
The main stages of work with liquid glass
In the first stage is to fully develop a full set of working tools and the necessary tools. In particular, you will need:
Then you can get a job. Just a warning – don't start immediately with the most reputable places. Select auto on the most inconspicuous area and try to use some of the liquid glass. If the layer is smooth, – you can gradually move to other areas and cover a part of the entire car.
It is very important, during operation, to jump from one area of the vehicle to the other, and causes the molten glass gradually. Such an approach allows to obtain a uniform and high-quality coverage, and will not allow the Polish to dry.
After application of the composition on the surface of the car must be rubbed with a soft tissue. Usually it comes in this substance. It is necessary very well to ensure that the surface of the component, in any case have not got any dust or mud. In addition, after coating the entire body, try not to touch the car to dry of the liquid, glass, in particular, not to leave it under the sun rays. Such "safety measures" is to observe for another 2 weeks, that they managed to grab in the future that performs the protective function.
Despite the fact that the manufacturers promise the maximum durability of the coating of the liquid glass, in the practice of the owners to maintain the appearance of the car is to continuously update your area. For example, if the vehicle is operated almost every day, the need for updating may occur already in 1-1,5 years after its use.
Plus the care of such a coating is, that after the complete curing, that he dirt not stick, therefore, expensive car washes, it will be possible to completely give up. To take a car completely clean, it will be sufficient for rinsing, it is quite possible that not alone.
Wash and regular updating and is limited to all concerns the coating of liquid glass.
In short, I want to highlight all the advantages and disadvantages have car covers for liquid glass. Its advantages include beautiful appearance, which gets a car, and the ability of such coating protects the nail against exposure to chemicals and scratches. In addition, because the molten glass can be a great to save on washing.
As for the disadvantages, the most important of these is the need every year to paint a new layer of liquid glass. Another disadvantage is the cost of the settlement. In comparison with other scriptures, it has a higher price, but if you consider all its advantages – in General, the price can be acceptable. In addition, you can also save on a stand-alone coating, as in the workshop for such work may require the same price as for the cost of a full makeup set.
Thus, the liquid glass really brings a lot of benefits for car owners. However, to make sure that personally, this is possible only in case, if you carefully consider all of the requirements for the application of the composition to the surface of the car and strictly in accordance with them. If you do not take account of these requirements, be updated car coverage can occur in a month.