QUARTZ COATING VS WAXES – COMPARISON
Quartz coating is a liquid, SiO2-based medium which protects painted automotive surfaces. It contains the solvents necessary to obtain a liquid consistency that eases overlaying on the paint surface, which will after application vaporize due to contact with oxygen. Traditional waxes contain, in most cases, the Carnauba wax of Brazilian palm trees, beeswax or KPS-type, synthetic waxes.
WHAT ARE THE NATURAL PROPERTIES OF WAXES?
Natural waxes or mixtures of natural and synthetic waxes are characterized primarily by high oiliness resulting in a wet look finish. Yet the same property becomes the product’s disadvantage, because it is built upon delicate oils, so therefore it is not resistant to strong detergents used in a commercial car wash or even as ingredients in stronger car shampoos. Furthermore waxes are exposed to fast dissolution by chemical contaminants, road salt or bird droppings. Their oiliness, desirable in terms of appearance, translates also into a troublesome and tedious rubbing off of the product after evaporation of the solvents. It may also leave smudges or off-white sediment that is hard to remove. Due to those reasons traditional waxes will in the nearest future be perceived as less efficient in the hierarchy of detailing products. Although they may temporarily add aesthetic value, they cannot guarantee real protection.
WHAT ARE THE NATURAL PROPERTIES OF QUARTZ COATINGS?
Very high structural integrity of the quartz coating prevents damage by external factors, such as strong chemicals and detergents, bird droppings and road salt. The coating dissolves heavy degreasers, alcohol, removing tar substances or metallic particles and due to its specific thickness and substantial hardness it protects the automotive paint from light scratching and fogging. Moreover, it provides very high clarity and transparency, exposing details of the paint and finish.
DIFFERENCES IN EVERY-DAY MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTOMOBILE
Apart from durability and resistance the most vital area where quartz coatings manifest its superiority over waxes is everyday maintenance. Due to significant, self-cleaning properties of the coating, washing the car becomes much easier. Dirt adheres to the quartz layer more slowly than to paint covered with wax, and its removal sometimes does often not even require detergents, only water pressure itself. The car which is quartz-protected may be washed with any products at any frequency, with much less fear of damage.
When taking into account all the characteristics required from a proper automotive coating, such as durability, efficiency in protecting the paint, easiness of every-day maintenance etc., GYEON quartz coating seems to be an obvious choice. Owing to the specific properties of silica, the base of GYEON products, you will have a guarantee of flawless appearance for your car for a very long time.