What Are Ceramic Coatings And Which One Is Best For You?
A ceramic coating is a mixture of nanostructured silanes and siloxanes that when hand-applied, chemically bond to the paint or glass. Ceramic coatings protect the surface from chemical and UV degradation as well as offering a level of swirl resistance. Gtechniq have a range of chemically bonding coatings that are quartz-based through to composite coatings, each offering varying levels of protection and durability.
Crystal Serum Ultra: 10h Ceramic Paint Protection
Why Gtechniq Crystal Serum?
Crystal Serum Ultra represents a major leap forward in the performance of ultra-durable paint protection, offering matchless levels of gloss, surface slickness, swirl and chemical resistance.
Extensive real-world and laboratory tests, prove that its thicker, glossier and harder structure offer unsurpassed abrasion and chemical protection.
Crystal Serum Ultra replaces Crystal Serum as a Gtechniq Accredited Detailer only, signature coating, with a nine-year guarantee.
Should Crystal Serum Ultra be applied incorrectly a car would need flat sanding to remove the coating.
What Does It Do?
In a nutshell, Crystal Serum Ultra is the best paint protection you can get, it keeps your car looking glossy and new, prolonging the life of your paintworks perfect finish.
Key to Crystal Serum Ultra’s performance gain is the introduction of a revolutionary new 7nm nanoparticle alongside an existing 20nm nanoparticle and increasing the ratio of crosslinkers which reinforce and thicken the top layer of the coating.
The hard 10h top and softer 7h base layer offer improved swirl resistance over regular 9h paint protection coatings. Compared to standard ceramic paint coatings, Crystal Serum Ultra forms a relatively thick combined film which greatly reduces surface hazing.
The molecular structure of the hard top layer is exceptionally chemical resistant. Crystal Serum Ultra can withstand even the strongest wash chemicals and bird droppings.
An additional benefit from having a flexible base layer and hard top layer is that Crystal Serum Ultra is very resistant to extreme heat changes, even from -40 degrees Celsius to +250 degrees Celsius.
Crystal Serum Ultra can be applied either as a stand-alone paint protection product or for the best hydrophobic performance, it can be over coated with Gtechniq EXO or C2.
What about my glass, trim, rims, PPF, fabric, leather or vinyl? You need not worry as Gtechniq have specially formulated products for these particular surfaces.C4 Permanent Trim Restorer
C4 utilises a chemical bond to become an extension of the plastic molecule it is protecting.
The coating swaps part of its molecular structure with the surface molecules of your car’s trim. This means that you have a protective coating of unparalleled durability.
Unlike many trim products on the market, C4 is exceptionally thin (circa 30 nanometers) optically clear film – this means it will not add an unattractive gloss finish to the surface. Instead, it restores all, but the most faded trim to an ‘as new’ condition. Since it has a strong UV filter, C4 is also ideal for new trim, helping to prevent fading.
C5 Wheel Armour
C5 Wheel Armour offers the best protection for wheels, repelling brake dust and contaminants and making them easier to maintain.
Because of C5’s high density and chemical bonding mechanism, its performance is outstanding. The former property gives the coating its excellent stain and contaminant resistance, and the chemical bond formed between the wheel surface and C5 makes the coating durable.
C5 will retain its integrity up to temperatures of 600oC (1112oF) making it suitable for all parts of your vehicle’s rims and brake callipers.
G1 Clear Vision Smart Glass
Unlike regular rain repellent coatings that adhere to the surface of the glass using relatively weak physical bonds, G1 uses a chemical bond which gives G1 unrivalled durability.
G1 ClearVision Smart Glass’hydrophobic function improves wet weather visibility helping to improve safety and eye strain. It also makes removing contaminants from the glass such as ice, bugs and tree sap much easier.
G1 will only work on glass substrates and so, it will not work on modern headlight lenses which are made from polycarbonate. For these, you will need to use G5 Water Repellent for Glass and Perspex.