We have a range of Paint Proection Products.
Protect your paint with a nano layer of protection that will give your paint a hydrophobic (water repellant) quality that helps resist the build-up of harmful contaminants and protect against UV damage.
Paint Protection is applied to your can once it has been prepared with Paint Correction to form a smooth, flat, scratch-free surface and is cleaned of any waxes or polishes to ensure strong adhesion. If you were to apply polish or wax over Paint Protection it would likely not provide any additional benefit and in fact could be detrimental to the sealant.
Before we apply Paint Protection we correct your paint with our Paint Correction process - we don't want to apply Paint Protection to scratched, roughed-up paint. Click here to find out more about Paint Correction.
After your paint has been corrected we wipedown the your paint with Isopropyl Alcohol to remove any residual polishes or waxes that could reduce the adhesion of the Paint Protection. Paint Protection is only as good as the preparation of the surface that we are applying it to. The Paint Protection we use works at the nano-level, meaning that the particles that are applied to your paint are very small. These are suspended in a solvent, which once wiped on panel by panel will evaporate off, leaving the protective nano-particles to in-fill the surface of your paint.
This illustration represents the paintwork on most vehicles. The painted surface has not had Paint Sealant applied. Water is attracted to the surface which causes the droplets to be pulled down towards the paintwork. A surface that attracts water is known as "hydrophillic" (water-loving). Hydrophillic surfaces create larger contact areas for liquids to adhere to. How this relates to vehicles is that this surface will be more inclided to have things stick to it, as it promotes adhesion. It's exactly the same as roughing up something with sandpaper before it's painted - the idea there is to create a surface that allows things to stick to it. On your vehicle we want the opposite.
After Paint Protection has been applied the paint exhibits hydrophobic (water repelling) behaviour. Because the surface is hydrophobic the water does not want to adhere to the surface, so what it does is adhere to itself resulting in the droplet raising off the surface and a lower percentage of the droplet makes contact with the surface. Beacause less of it is making contact with the surface, it has less adhesion - therefore if it was sprayed with water what should happen is that the water will want to disperse from the surface. Add some gravity (most vehicle panels aren't flat) and you'll get the result of water "removing itself" from the paintwork. Even better than that, if there is some loose material on the surface it should help carry that away too. See the below video for an example of how water responds to a vehicle that we've applied Paint Protection to.
There is a lot of misinformation out there as to what the capabilities of Paint Paint Protection products are. We'll attempt to cover a few common statements.
Unfortunately you will still need to wash your car. It's not a miracle sealant that repels absolutely everything forever! Washing your car should however be much easier. Paint Correction and Paint Protection should provide a flat, smooth surface which should make it both harder for dirt and grime to stick to and make it easier to wash it off.
This is largely true. Paint Protection adheres to the top of the surface of your paint - once the paint is corrected and the Paint Protection is applied, there should be no need to apply wax on top of it. In fact, the Paint Protection will likely end up repelling the wax, meaning that the wax won't last as long as it should and it may even chemically interfere with the Paint Protection - a lose/lose. If you do get scratches that need correction to repair, the best method is to correct those scratches with paint correction and re-apply sealant to that particular area.
In combination with Paint Correction, Paint Protection helps your paint repel water and other liquids meaning that it makes it harder for them to stick to the surface of your paint. Because water is repelled by the paint once Paint Protection is applied, during washing or even rain, loose contaminants are more easily removed - this makes it easier for you to keep your car clean which keeps it looking good for longer. There should be no need to wax your car once Paint Protection is applied. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call or an e-mail at the details on our contact page here.