The latest trend from manufacturers of polishes liquid glass for cars. Material with the same name known for about two centuries. This files most often is an aqueous alkaline solution of potassium or sodium. He has good adhesive properties and is waterproof, so it is often used in construction for waterproofing. But for the protection of the car body uses a different chemical composition. It is silicon dioxide, which can be made of synthetic glass.
The push to use this material for the manufacture of polishes gave Japan. That's where the first to use liquid glass as a protective coatings of a car. It happened in 2008 and gradually got to us. This protection is gaining popularity due to the fact that rests on the surface of the car an unusually long time. The developers say about two or three years of reliable operation, but domestic car dealers reduce these figures to a year, citing the unusual weather conditions and the quality of the roads in which molten glass wears out faster.
After two or three years of operation the paintwork (paintwork) car begins to require enhanced protection. It appears the chips, scratches, cracks and scrapes. As a result, it begins to lose the appearance. Have the various polishes that are usually made from wax, silicone and various polymers. They return the vehicle the appearance, but this effect does not last long, so the procedure must be repeated again and again. Application of liquid glass protective coating eliminates this problem. New technology dramatically changed the possibilities of car care – now his body may be protected for a long time. Many people wonder where to get this miracle tool and whether it can be made with your own hands or you want to visit the service center.
Japan is the undisputed leader on the protection of the car body from the effects of the environment. By and large, they are the benchmark for other brands of manufacturers. Japan has managed to create an excellent tool for car care, one of a kind in contemporary practice are not available. Liquid glass applied to the body of a car has the following properties:
- high strength and high durability;
- dirt - and water repellent effect;
- does not have the abrasive properties;
- retains the original color of the body and gives a mirror Shine.
No restrictions for application of this coating on the car body with your hands does not exist, you can verify this by looking at the video.
The set of polishes includes everything you need. Any special device for applying the coating to the body with your own hands is not required.
As part of a set that you can buy, and if not, to order, included:
- the main composition and curing agent;
- pipette for mixing them;
- wipes to Polish the bodywork with your hands;
- protective gloves;
- sponge and towels.
It is important that the set comes with instructions, made in Russian. But, as the saying goes – better to see once than hear a hundred times, so watch the video on how the coating is applied to the body in reality, do not interfere.
Preparing for the application
Before treatment, the vehicle should be properly prepared, namely:
- well clear of the contaminants;
- wash thoroughly;
- degrease and dry.
If he is covered with Polish that it needs to be removed. For the preparation of the body poor quality alcohols or compounds containing silicone.
It is very important that between the paint and applied the liquid glass was not of the intermediate layer, which may impair adhesion.
Temperature during the execution of works should be between +10 °C to +40 °C. Therefore, if the work is carried out in the winter, the garage must be heated. Do not apply liquid glass on a heated surface, so the vehicle does not have long before this stand in the sun. In practice a full body treatment takes 3 to 4 hours.
General rules when working with liquid glass are as follows. Protecting the paintwork of the body is applied in a place protected from sun, moisture and dust. Well-washed the garage for such purposes is fine. Before his hands completely treat the entire surface of the body, it is better to choose a small area and try out the tool on it. Before the beginning of works should take another look at the video to remember the sequence, milestones and working methods.
After applying the liquid glass on the exterior, the car should be left to dry for at least six hours to its full adhesion to the paintwork. The process of final stabilization of the structure of the material is long enough, so once a week, a banned vehicle wash chemically active agents.
A very important point when applying the protection of the body is the phasing of the work. If you carefully watch the videos as they are made with your own hands, you will notice that each item is processed separately. This is due to the fact that the composition rapidly sets and a larger area LCP body you just don't have time to grind. When the material hardens, remove it will be very difficult.
You should pay attention that the products are produced in two versions: for dark and light cars, so it is better to buy or order a tool, suitable in color.
According to the manufacturer Polish Wilson, Japan soak in the metropolis up to 50 visits a car wash, which, of course, is an excellent result. Even if we make allowances for different weather conditions and divide that number by two, the result will still be impressive.
The resulting effect
Liquid glass for car is definitely the best to date tool to protect the paint. And the leader of this trend is Japan. The effect of the use of resources is especially evident when you look at the video, it looks like the body of a car before and after coating his hands. After the work is done, the car looks flawless, like it came off the Assembly line. This is evidenced in numerous testimonials from those who have time to try this kind of polishes.
Now the body can not be afraid of dirt, because the result of processing it will become immune to it, and it will no longer adhere to the paint. The result is a small amount of water in the bottle will be enough to completely tidy the appearance of the body after a long trip over dirt roads. Will also change the behavior of the car in the rain. From it almost completely disappear dirty stains in abundance occurring from the falling drops with a standard treatment of the body.
The cost of such means to protect the car body significantly faster than standard polishes, but taking into account the duration of operation and additional advantages may be acceptable. The tool does not require any additional tool that allows you to save it. But keep in mind that the surface of the body before applying should be cleaned with special care. This means that you will need to consider the cost of these works, which require the purchase of additional materials. If we assume that Japan is a leader in the manufacture of means of transport, for deep cleaning you'll have to buy another clay. On the Internet there are reviews on the joint application of these tools, pictures and videos and they are very optimistic.