Why You Should Glass Coat Your Car
Glass coating will protect your car and give it a shine at a much lower cost than a ceramic coat that requires heat within the application and a much faster processing application which makes it a challenge for someone who wants to apply the coat themselves.
A glass coating can be applied following simple instructions. The coatings are also mostly self-cleaning and can delay the build-up of dirt or pollutants in between cleans. In the car interior, a glass coating does not affect the appearance or texture of the treated surfaces at all, but still offers protection from dirt and spills.
Alternative to waxing
If you apply a glass coat to the exterior of a car, there is no longer the need to spend time, energy and money on the waxing and sealing of your vehicle. Glass coating paint protection is not only more efficient in protecting a car's paintwork, it also lasts much longer than wax as it forms a thin, transparent layer on paint surfaces, which prevents the paint from oxidising. and at the same time protects from environmental pollutants.
Cars work in very dirty surroundings, and without protection from the elements the exterior can become scratched, chipped and faded. Whether the hazard is tree sap or squashed bugs, the acids that pollutants leave behind can wear way at the cars exterior, causing discoloration and deterioration.
How glass coatings can help
Glass coatings can make your life easier as you aim to keep your car in the best conditions because it helps your vehicle in a number of ways including:
- Resists scratches.
- Prevents oxidation.
- Provides a high-gloss, mirror-like shine to the paint.
- Protects the paint from all types of pollutants including dirt, dust, acid rain, road salt, guano and more.
- Protects paint from harmful UV rays.
- Beads water which makes visibility better in very wet weather.
- By repelling dirt, the glass coating makes car maintenance and cleaning much easier.
As glass coating is cheaper than ceramic coating, the return on your investment is much faster, created by savings on wax and sealants. For at least one year you can enjoy a car with an exterior that is completely protected from external forces, whereas waxes and sealants tend to wear off between two and four months after application.
Glass coating of car interior
In addition to the exterior, a glass coat can be applied to seats and carpet on the interior of the vehicle, protecting them from stains from liquid spills, lipstick and more. If something does stain the interior carpet or seats it is possible to industrially clean the stain and reapply a glass coat.
Which glass coating protection to choose
There are many glass coating companies in the automobile trade and choosing the right product for your car can be tricky. Ideally you want the highest level of silica you can afford since it is the silica that gives the durability factor, which means that not all glass coating products are equal.
A high silica level also means increased protection capabilities. With high water and dirt repelling properties, owner’s will find it much easier to clean their car with the coating, since it will require just simple regular water cleaning maintenance.
Inorganic or organic glass coating
Some brands that are mostly silica are inert and inorganic, which means they will not react or interact with the weather. In contrast, organic products contain carbon will react to acid rain, UV rays, guano or car shampoo on the vehicle’s paintwork causing it to slowly deteriorate and dissolve, requiring another coat within a year or so.
As inorganic compounds do not affect the paint, the coating stays on the car, even after each wash. Therefore, it is important to ask if the glass coating is organic or inorganic. Advantages of using a professional glass coater
One major advantage of using a professional to apply a glass coating is that they can spend several hours in the preparation of your car for the glass application to make sure it is thoroughly cleaned and the paint is buffed. Professionals are adept at using clay bars and orbital buffers to prepare the paint better than amateurs.