Paint coatings have become quite popular over the past several years. When these coatings were first introduced, only authorized professionals could get their hands on them. Although that is still the case for some of the more exclusive products, now there are plenty of great options that are available for all consumers.
Pros of Paint Coatings
- Excellent Durability & Protection
- Measurable Thickness
- Ease of Maintenance
- Resistant to Contamination
- Hydrophobic Properties
- Intense Gloss and Shine
Durability & Protection
In my opinion, a big selling point of paint coatings is their excellent durability and superior protection. Most coatings will provide several years of life, while offering excellent protection against UV damage, hard water spots, bird bombs, and other typical risks associated with daily driving. Coatings tend to be much more chemical resistant than traditional forms of protection and will stand up to environmental hazards much better in the long run.
Many of us have become accustom to performing a light polish on our vehicles every couple of years to remove minor swirls, water spots, and other defects that have developed on the surface. This polishing process, while usually light, is still removing a small layer of our clear coat. Due to the added thickness of paint coatings (typically between 1-3µm), any light defects that occur after a coating has been installed will reside in the coating and not in the clear coat. The next time you need to lightly polish your vehicle, you will simply be removing the coating and little to no clear coat. This thick layer of protection also helps to make sure bird bombs, bug splatter, and other harmful contaminates never actually reach your clear coat. This will help to preserve your vehicle’s appearance for a very, very long time!
Clear coats are very sensitive, and sometimes it seems like no matter how careful you are, it is impossible not to leave behind some very light marring or swirls after washing and drying. Paint coatings are typically harder than your vehicle’s clear coat. This added hardness helps to protect your paint from light marring. Remember, coatings can still easily be scratched, however they can help to reduce the amount of lighter defects from appearing over time. This means you will need to polish your vehicle less often.
Easy to Maintain, Extremely Hydrophobic, and Resistant to Contamination
I’m sure most of us know the feeling you get when you have just spent hours washing and waxing your vehicle, only to park it and return to a car covered in a thick layer of dust. Paint coatings resist dirt and dust better than traditional protection, so your vehicle will stay cleaner for longer periods of time. Your paint will be extremely easy to wash because dirt wipes away easily – no scrubbing is required if you properly maintain your vehicle.
Due to the awesome hydrophobic properties of paint coatings, you will also find that drying is much quicker and easier. You can sheet/flood the majority of the water from the surface and then easily blow the rest off with your Metro Vac N’ Blo or SideKick.
Fewer contaminates will bond to the surface of the coating, so you will find that you will need to clay your vehicle much less often. In fact, treating your vehicle with Iron X a couple of times a year may be all that is needed to remove the bonded contaminates from the coating.
Gloss and Shine
Last, but certainly not least, is the amazing gloss associated with paint coatings. Your vehicle will look fantastic, be easier to maintain, and be very well protected.
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