paint protection

Top 5 Myths of Car Detailing

Myth Busting Car Detailing

At Project Detail, we often hear people discuss about how they wash or detail their cars. We realised that there are quite a lot of myths, uncertainties and guesswork  surrounding in the topic of car detailing. Here at Project Detail Studio, we are going to discuss the Top 5 Myths of Car Detailing. 

Snow Foam Pre-Wash, as part of our 21-Stage Wash and Decontamination

Snow Foam Pre-Wash, as part of our 21-Stage Wash and Decontamination

Myth #1 - Car Wash and Car Detailing is the same

Myth:

 Car Wash and Car Detailing are pretty much the same, just different names. Their job is to clean cars and make sure they are well cleaned. 

Fact:

The services at a car wash cafes are completely different to what proper Detailers offer. For starters Car Detailing is a lot more than just a wash.

In fact, the car wash takes up less than 15% of what detailers do. When a car is washed by us, we follow up with a full vehicle decontamination that safely removes above-surface contamination that can't be removed by a simple 2-bucket method wash. Our sole goal, is to now only wash and clean the vehicle but do so in the most gentle manner to avoid swirls and defects from quick and improper washing.

We then follow up with an extensive paint polishing to remove below-surface contaminations such as blemishes, minor scratches, swirl marks etc to refine the paintwork to be close to brand new condition, or sometimes even better. After all those steps, we then apply a premium last step product (aka LSP) for short or long term protection. 

50/50 Before and after shot, achieved by Paint Correction

50/50 Before and after shot, achieved by Paint Correction

Myth #2 - Save money by hand polishing cars myself

Myth:

It is not necessary to hire a detailer to polish cars when I can just buy some products and polish the cars myself. I could save myself some money. 

Fact:

This myth used to be a fact back in the 70s where base-clear coat paint system hasn't been introduced and the paintwork back in the day are all single stage paint and paint oxidisation can be removed by polishing with hand. But in recent years, after base-clear coat paint system introduced, base-clear coat paint is way too hard and it is impossible to hand polish to a good result. Products you find on the shelf of auto stores are mainly glazes, waxes or sealants which contains fillers and resin that does not contain any abrasives to level the minor scratches and blemishes out. They simply 'fill' or 'mask' the imperfections so it looks good for a short period of time, but the effect is not permanent.

Paint Correction (aka cut and polish, buffing, polishing etc.) performed by professional detailers are permanent results that will not be washed away or come back after a week or two. 

The weekend warrior or car enthusiast might see the value of buying equipment themselves to polish their cars to save money. We respect the enthusiasm but however keep it mind the cost will be more than hiring a professional detailer and the results won't be as good compared to a professional detailer. Machine polishers, compounds, cloths, chemicals and miscellaneous products such as masking tape's cost will be about to $1500 to $2000. Not to mention you'll need to learn how to use them properly in order to achieve good results. 

BMW M5 + P-01A + BC-04 Coating, Curing with IR Lamps

BMW M5 + P-01A + BC-04 Coating, Curing with IR Lamps

Myth #3 - New cars doesn't need Paint Protection

Myth:

Modern clear coats are design to resist UV and it can protect itself, especially modern hard clear coats and self-healing technology. Getting a detailer to apply a good paint protection would be a waste of money and I don't see a value in that. Paint Protection are rubbish anyway. No paint protection product can resist bird poo baking under the sun on paint. Just buy a $10 wax and apply every month, that's the best protection you can get. 

Fact:

Clear coats are only designed to resist UV to an extent. Long exposure to the sun's UV rays (especially in Australia) will lead to clear coat fading and failure. While European, luxury and high end vehicles certainly have better quality paint, it is by no means impervious to UV, swirls or scratches.

Waxing your car is a good way to protect to some extend but not all. We did several test with conventional wax, sealant and coatings. Wax does not protect your car from chemical etching such as bird/bat poo, sealant does a okay job as long as it haven't been sit on the paint surface for too long.

Meanwhile Ceramic Quartz Coatings were resistant to chemicals of pH 2-11, UV and even physical resistance such as micro marring and very light swirl marks. Coatings are usually considered as permanent due to their inability to be washed away from regular washes and they require good preparation stages for the coating to perform well.
 

Masking is crucial as part of the preparation process for Paint Correction

Masking is crucial as part of the preparation process for Paint Correction

Myth #4 - Paint Correction is the same as Cut and Polish

Myth: Any detailers that claim they offer paint correction is exactly the same as cut and polish. It's just an marketing term detailers use as a marketing term for a huge price markup. 

Fact: Cut and polish is not just using a paste/liquid compound that you apply using a foam hand applicator and "polish" the paintwork that many people still assume. These paste/liquid cut and polish compounds are generally not designed for clear coat finishes, they work on oxidised single-stage paints that came out from the factory in the pre-1980s. Going all the way back, cut and polish actually means you "cut" back the paint with sand paper and polish the sanding marks out with a rotary with a lambswool pad. Typically these combination restores the paintwork back to how it looks like when its new, therefore the popularity of the term. In modern detailing world, a proper cut and polish is equivalent to Stage 3 to 4 Paint Correction where we wet-sand, heavy leveling with a rotary, level and finish it with a Rupes polisher which it would be a week worth of project and several cups of coffee.

Holograms caused by improper use of a rotary polisher.

Holograms caused by improper use of a rotary polisher.

Myth #5: There's no difference in price

Myth:

Detailer A charges me $100 cheaper and the quality is no different from other detailers that charges more. What a deal!

Fact:

We all hear about new detailing businesses that charges at a low rate and gets themselves busy. We respect that because we understand that a good detailer has to start somewhere.

But when comes to quality and results, its a whole different story. Good detailers charges more for a reason, a good detailer has more experience and attention to detail. To produce good results, a detailer needs to spend more time looking for little imperfections and taking extra steps in their work to achieve another level of perfection which cannot be learned overnight.

Furthermore, as a detailer progresses, they ideally invest more money into better equipment, more intensive techniques and better products. A detailer with a workshop, also has fixed overheads which are often larger meaning that his prices and work must reflect these costs.

We hoped we helped you to debunk some of the myths circulating around the topic on Car Detailing. For any questions or inquiries regarding about detailing, feel free to contact us by clicking here.

How to choose between a Wax, Sealant or Ceramic Quartz Coating?

Chapter 2 -Not all paint protections are the same. 

Project Detail  Sydney & Melbourne focusses on prestige car detailing and customisation, but unlike many others we enjoy sharing our knowledge so that all enthusiasts or car owners can benefit from know how to better take care of their car.

Project Detail has a running series of articles designed to inform and educate the car owner on paint protection. Part 1 of our series can be found by clicking here.

In Part 2,  we are going to cover the main differences between a wax, sealant and ceramic quartz coating to give car owners a good overview on the 3 protection options and type that suits individual car owners the best. In Project Detail, we offer all 3 types of Paint Protection.

It is important to understand that 'Paint Protection' can be a wax ... it also can be a sealant and most definitely some type of coating. The importance, is knowing the key differences between the variations.

Choosing between the types of paint protection can be overwhelming for car owners and usually have thousands of unanswered questions, we are here to help. One of the most common questions we get asked at Project Detail is what is Paint Protection and what is the main differences between Wax, Sealant and Paint Protection Coating. To simply put it, it depends on what is the vehicle's purpose and results you are looking to achieve. 

1953 Allard J2X, finished with a Teflon based sealant after a multi-stage Paint Correction. 

1953 Allard J2X, finished with a Teflon based sealant after a multi-stage Paint Correction. 

Wax

Swissvax is a premium range of waxes.

Project Detail is an authorised applicator.

Project Detail is an authorised applicator.

Waxes are the most traditional form of waxes. Although there are thousands of variation of waxes, they are usually only two types of waxes. 

Natural Wax
Natural wax are usually more expensive and they provide a warmer, deeper finish. They are usually referred as Carnauba wax, which derives from the copernica cerifa plant in Brazil. These natural waxes usually have a percentage of carnauba. The carnauba content can either be in a pure form, or mixed with oils or petroleum products to certain degrees. Carnauba content and how pure it is plays a huge role in how much they cost. Natural waxes are usually the most expensive waxes. They usually comes in a paste format. 

Synthetic Wax
Most of the car waxes on the shelf in auto stores are usually synthetic waxes. How are they different from natural wax you may ask? Synthetic wax are design to do the exact same thing with natural waxes, but instead of using natural content such as carnauba, they are made from non-organic chemicals. They usually comes in a liquid or spray format. Advantage being it's a easier to apply compared to natural wax and it is usually cheaper compared to natural wax. 

Sealant

Sealants are the second generation of paint protection and they are well known to last longer and providing a better protection solution as compared to waxes. But in terms of how good the finish is, natural wax outperforms sealants from its warmth and depth. Sealants are considered a ground-breaking technology in the past until ceramic quartz coatings are introduced. There are two main types of paint sealant

Polymer Sealant
Vast majority of the sealants you can find on the shelf of your local auto store are usually a polymer sealant. A polymer sealant is made up of tens of thousands of synthetic particles that are linked together. When a polymer sealant cures, it is basically forms a 'plastic' shield on the vehicle's paintwork - glossy and slick. The best kept secret in the detailing world would be applying natural wax on top of a polymer sealant for a extremely deep and glossy finish. 

Note - Many dealerships in Australia, that sell a form of paint protection is more then likely a Polymer Sealant.

PTFE/Teflon Sealant
PTFE based sealants works exactly like a Polymer sealant, but with a different kind of polymer. You'll find non-stick PTFE coating for pans and other cookware. It is very non-reactive, partly because of the strength of the carbon–fluorine bonds. Research shows that PTFE technology works excellent on car's paintwork and it fills or 'hide' paint imperfections well for those who are not going through an extensive paint correction but rather wants it to look good for a day or a pre-sale presentation to potential buyers. Although it generally won't last as long as polymer sealant, it provides a glossier finish as compared to polymer sealants and are generally more expensive compared to polymer sealants. 

Ceramic Quartz Coating

Superb & Stunning  -  Audi RS3 Coated with a Ceramic Quartz Coating.

Superb & Stunning  -  Audi RS3 Coated with a Ceramic Quartz Coating.

Ceramic quartz coating, or often referred as a nano coating, is a ground breaking improvement in the automotive industry, it has existed for many years with a recent spike in popularity and brands in the past few years. It uses Silicon Dioxide or SiO2 (aka Ceramic/Quartz/Liquid Glass) that cures into a hard glass that provides superior protection. It severely outperforms sealants in every single way. The 4 main advantage of a coating is: Gloss, Longevity, Physical Resistance and Hydrophobicity. A good coating applied properly by a detailer with appropriate prep work, it could last anywhere from 2 to 5 years and it eliminates the need to wax or polish your car again. Did we mention it has self-washing effects from the hydrophobicity in the coating. Even so, natural waxes finishes better than a coating due to its carnauba content. Although there are plenty of coatings to choose from, there are two types of coating: Consumer and Professional-only coating. 

Consumer Coating
Due to coating's complexity of application, we do advise car owner's to do extensive research about coatings and how to apply them, because once the coating is applied and cured, it can be only be removed via abrasion only. A consumer coating is a simplified and easier to apply version of a professional-only coating, targeted to weekend warriors and car enthusiast that are keen to apply a coating by themselves. A consumer coating usually have a lot less SiO2 content, more user-friendly, a lot easier to apply and usually a shorter lifespan as compared to professional-only coating.

Professional-Only Coating
Professional-only coating are usually coatings that are not available to purchase to the public and are exclusively available to selected detailers. Selected detailers usually have to attend a training session to properly learn how to apply the product professionally to prevent any errors and quality control. Each individual professional-only coating has its own unique way of preparation process to optimise the best results from each application and usually paint correction is needed to remove existing imperfections such as swirl marks and minor scratches. The main difference between a consumer version and a professional-only coating are mainly the SiO2 content and the solvent a coating carries. The higher the SiO2 content is, the more difficult it is to apply and precautions has to be taken into account. 

Pro Tip: SiO2 percentage has becoming a marketing hype in the industry. So if you see a consumer coating claiming to contain 80% or more SiO2 content in a single part and you feel that it's too good to be true? Then it probably is. A Professional-only coating usually contains anywhere from 75% to 85% SiO2 Content.

Menacing Mercedes Benz C63S Estate protected with a Ceramic Quartz Coating.

Menacing Mercedes Benz C63S Estate protected with a Ceramic Quartz Coating.

Porsche 911 (997) Carrera 4S in Black - Coated with a Ceramic Quartz Coating.

Conclusion

  • Wax (Natural or Synthetic) provides a deep, warmth finish, however it usually only last about 2-3 months. It is best suited for show cars on car events or those wanting the best shine. See our Swissvax Wax range for more information.
  • Sealants provides a better protection and longevity compared to wax, but it doesn't provide natural wax's warmth and deep finish. It is best suited for car owners that are looking for a affordable paint protection solution.
  • Ceramic Quartz Coating provides a superior protection and longevity compared to sealants and increased gloss levels close to waxes, cost of getting it professionally applied by a detailer will be higher due to extensive preparation required such as paint correction. This is best suited for daily cars, and car-lovers that wants the best value in the long run. 

If you would like to know more about the paint protection options Project Detail offers, click here.

We hope this article helped you on choosing the best paint protection option for your car. For any enquiries, feel free to contact Project Detail by clicking here.

Why Do We Do Paint Correction on a New Car?

Buffing or Paint Correction a New Car

Project Detail is a dedicated car detailing and automotive customisation studio located in Gladesville, Sydney and Moorabbin, Melbourne. Our sole focus is on the best quality for our clients vehicles. One of the most common questions we receive when it comes to new cars is 'Paint Correction for a new car? Really?' or 'why do you need to buff a new car?' We've put together this article in order to help provide as much information as possible to assist prospective and current new car owners make the right choice.

While not the most extreme example, this is still a brand new and freshly delivered Mercedes E250. The owner was very insistent that the car did not need polishing. Our inspection after washing proved otherwise unfortunately.

PD or the Pre-delivery Process

Painful swirl marks installed on soft and black paint will require paint correction. This could happen over time or worst case dealer service washes can make this happen.

Unknown to most car buyers from dealerships, the vehicle you are purchasing rarely is bought off the floor. So the shiny vehicle you are seeing is not the same as the one you are getting. The vehicle the majority of buyers receive from $10,000 hatchbacks to $500,000 super cars is brought into the country on a ship.

By understanding the entire logistical journey of a new car, a new owner can being to see why professional detailers recommend polishing or paint correction their new vehicle. The car itself when finished at the original factory would be close to if not perfect. However, from the factory and onto the ship many things can occur to damage the paintwork such as chemical overspray in the hull of the ship or scratches in transit.

Secondly, some damage may actually occur from during the transport on the train or truck. Recently, quite a few of the Ford Mustangs that were transported by train were delivered into Sydney with heavy iron fallout as a result of choosing train over truck. However, more commonly are stone chips which can occur. Most often they are professionally repaired and the only people to notice would be a detailer who spends hours inspecting and looking at each panel under bright lights.

Thirdly and most likely cause of swirls and paint defects is actually during the pre-delivery process. Ironically, the service which is designed to prepare and 'detail' the car (we use that word very reservedly in this context) actually damages your car the most. Worst case scenario, when dealerships decide they need to 'buff' cars they are almost always using the wrong materials and equipment which can often lead to holograms and buffer marks.

To find out more about swirls marks, check out our article 'What are Swirl Marks?'

To find out more about holograms aka buffer marks, check out our article here.

This is simply a case of economics, the business model of dealerships makes profit from selling vehicles firstly and then aftermarket products second. Therefore, the detailing or washing they provide is almost on a complimentary basis but still costs them wages so it would be in the dealerships interest to save as much money in that as possible. This means, usage of cheaper equipment and chemicals, lack of clean towels, lack of supervision and quality controls. If a towel is dropped on the ground its dusted off and goes back onto your car. Dirty chamois and cloths are used and these result in scratches and swirl marks on your 'new' car.

Because of the cheaper products used, customers are often unaware of the real condition of their car and while a customer deserves a perfect car upon collecting, the experience is often otherwise.

The Paint Correction Process.

The Mercedes Benz E250 looking pristine after Paint Correction & Quartz Coating is finished.

When Project Detail receives a new car, we begin with our 21-stage wash and decontamination process. Many dealerships will leave nasty glue residue on the vehicles as the cars are originally covered in plastic sheeting that is removed during the pre-delivery process.

Most often, customers will come to us for paint protection application of our ceramic quartz glass coating. After the paintwork is inspected, we confirm our original quote and inform the customer of the condition of the paintwork and how much paint correction it would need. Thankfully, 90% of new vehicles only require a stage 1 correction. However, a minority of vehicles will need much more extensive polishing either due to extensive damage from the dealership or difficult paintwork thats too soft or too hard for example.

To find out more about our paint correction services click here.

Once the process has been finished, and the paintwork is now swirl and scratch free, the glass coating is then applied in order to give the car genuine long term protection. This ensures the car looking stunning and we often tell our clients, this is how your car should have looked upon delivery, it will be better and noticeably different.

We hope that this article has helped go through the process for you in terms of the preparation and delivery of your vehicle. If there is any questions or further information, please feel free to leave a comment below or click here to contact us.

Paint Protection Quartz Coatings

Chapter 1 - Glass Coatings 101

Ceramic Quartz Coating undergoing Infrared curing at Project Detail Sydney.

Beginning this week, Project Detail is beginning a series of article based around facts, debunking fiction and generally providing overall advice regarding Quartz Coatings (aka glass coatings or ceramic coatings) or Paint Protection as it's being currently offered in Sydney and Melbourne.

To start of the series, we wanted to lightly introduce the ideas central to Quartz  coatings. Overtime the articles will introduce more complex information and begin to address some of the controversy related to glass coatings and paint protection.

Toby, from Project Detail Melbourne and myself from Project Detail Sydney will be giving our input, I hope that these series of articles achieves its ultimate goal by arming you the client, with as much information to make an informed decision as possible when deciding on paint protection options from your current detailer or just looking on the market. 

What will be discussed in these articles are very transparent and there may be detailers or businesses in the industry which may be upset. But Project Detail believes the customer has a right to make the right choice for their vehicle while being informed. Because of the level of misinformation surrounding coatings, Project Detail would like to dispel some of these rumours if we can.

Introduction to Coatings

Round water beads on a hydrophobic coated surface.

If you've have a moment, be sure to check out our overview of protection options by clicking here. It contains some brief information which ties in together with that we are covering here today and touches onto waxes and synthetic sealants.

Quartz Coatings are known by a variety of names, such as glass coatings or ceramic coatings. These encompass a range of products which are designed to provide protection to your cars paintwork superior to that of a wax or a sealant. These days there are many brands existing and being offered in Australia to new car buyers and current car owners.

Typically, these quartz coatings consist of two main components. They are constructed from inorganic liquid glass from the element SiO2 (Silicon Dioxide) which can vary at different percentages of volume. And the second component is the solvent which the SiO2 is suspended in.

Knowing this is important as the percentage of the Quartz glass volume is a very rough indication of how the performance of the glass coating should be. The major problem with the coating industry, there are a lot of smoke and mirrors. Many coating brands, fail to mention their SiO2 % or even worse falsify the information in order to make their product look better.

Not just Coatings? - Sydney, Richard Ma

Ceramic Quartz Coatings provide a deep, clear gloss to any polished painted surface.

In my personal opinion, Ceramic Quartz Coatings represents the pinnacle of automotive protection technology at the moment. I have had the pleasure of working with a variety of coatings in the past few years, being a prior official and approved applicator for Opticoat Pro and also Ceramic Pro. Both of these are fantastic products but what I have realised in doing research while developing Project Detail, the technology for ceramic quartz coatings are really in it's infancy.
While they have technically been around for a few years existing outside of the automotive industry, they have really made a profound impact on the car detailing scene for only a few years. Because of this, new companies  and formulations are constantly being released.

What I have found particularly in Sydney is the misconception of what is defined as paint protection. Strictly speaking, it does not need to be a ceramic quartz coating perse but simply a product of any sort that is applied to the paintwork. When we focus on this in more detail, the reason why ceramic quartz coatings make a big deal is because of their performance. Longer lasting, better gloss and improved long term water beading are some of the major benefits.

But going back to what I was saying before, technically a wax or a synthetic sealant is a form of paint protection. It is important to note that having anything on your paint is better then raw and unprotected paintwork. Especially with higher pollution levels in Sydney, treesap or bird droppings.

My honest recommendation is do some research, find out what is best for your car. How long do you plan to keep your vehicle? But realistic and see what the current condition of the vehicle is like. If there are swirl marks, water marks or other paint defects it is strongly recommended to remove these first with paint correction before applying any form of semi-permanent or permanent coating. 

If you have any questions, just contact us and we are more then happy to help where possible.

Ceramic Quartz Coatings - Melbourne, Toby Wong

Ceramic Quartz Coatings provide a highly hydrophobic surface which gives a 'self-cleaning' effect.

Quartz Coatings is a ground breaking nanotechnology that has been introduced to the automotive car care industry in the past few years.  It provides superior protection compared to waxes and sealant that bonds to your car permanently. 

Compared to wax and sealants, I can see why quartz coatings are popular because not only it provides a long term protection, it eliminates the need for regular polishing and waxing and it last anywhere from 2 to 5 years. It varies from product and maintenance schedule. Common off the shelf waxes breaks down after 4 to 5 washes, requiring re-application and most car owners I know of wouldn't realise it and their car paintwork will be exposed without any form of paint protection which it could cause paintwork damage such as clear coat failure from exposing to Australia's strong UV rays, chemical etching, accelerating the paintwork's deterioration very quickly etc. 

Based on my extensive tests on several different panels and cars, coating's physical resistance are superior when compared to waxes when comes to protecting UV rays and harsh environmental chemicals. From my tests, it resist chemicals from the pH scale form 2-11 which wax and sealants fails to resist. Coatings also provides hardness and scratch resistance to an extent. Tests has shown that waxes has a thickness of 0.02µm (microns) and coatings do range anywhere from 0.5µm to 75µm, varies from brand to brand and what they offer. A good coating would provide 2µm to 3µm of thickness. I recommend you to check with your detailer about the brand they are offering and their coating thickness. Our CS2 Titanium is a two-part coating that provides a thickness of 50µm to 65µm.

In my opinion, coatings development are similar to how technology is progressing, companies are constantly doing research and development to improve their products and their products gets better every one or two years. As products gets better, I find that application difficultly gets higher. Hence why it's important for us at Project Detail to keep improving and developing ourselves to adapt to these new technologies.

A quick demo on Mighty Car Mod's famous Mini, see how the water just sheets off the car rapidly.

We hope this first article in our series about paint protection and ceramic quartz coatings helps shed some light into this new industry. If you have any questions regarding how to protect your paintwork or if you need general advice, please contact us here. 

Should I consider Paint Protection for my car?

A lack of Paint Protection means your car is vulnerable to bird stains & swirl marks.

For most of us in Australia, when we purchase a new car we are often offered a variety of paint protection options. The level of information provided also varies depending on the brand of product and unfortunately the honest of the salesperson. These same factors also dictate the cost too.

VW Polo -  Brand new car, clear is ready to fail due to bat droppings & no paint protection of any kind.

Prolonged damaged requires Paint Correction.

Lack of protection means faded & oxidised paint.

To help you sift through the jargon and multitude of products available, Project Detail in Gladesville, Sydney will go over some of the options available for your car.

Commonly there are 3 categories of 'paint protection.' These can be defined as any product that is applied to your paintwork which offers any form of protection. All forms of paint protection will offering varying degrees:

  • UV Protection - Very important in our Strong Australian Environment
  • Hydrophobicity - Water Beading, Water Sheeting & Self-Cleaning
  • Physical Resistance - Acidic Elements (birdpoo, batpoo & watermarks), Swirl marks and light marring
  • Aesthetics - Gloss, depth and clarity

Waxes - Low to Medium Cost

Waxes are the oldest form of protection, these use a combination of Carnauba Palm Waxes, fruit oils and other ingredients. Waxes still provide the best in terms of gloss and depth. However one major downside with waxes is a lack of thickness, longevity and resistance towards longterm damage.

Synthetic Sealants - Low Cost

To overcome the short lifespan of waxes, Sealants were developed. These can last months upto 12 months maximum which is a great improvement. However, the overall looks weren't able to compare to waxes. This option is most often offered by dealerships, even with a lifetime warranty the product will not last longer than 24 months on your vehicle.

Glass Coatings - Medium to High Cost

The most recent development in paint protection. Utilising advanced chemistry, the vast majority of coatings are based on Silicone Dioxide SiO2 aka Quartz or Pure Glass. These coatings come in many different brands and there is a lot of misinformation among them. However, one thing is clear, a good glass coating is a large step ahead from waxes and sealants. The gloss provided is almost of the same level as waxes, the lifespan is often between 2 -5 years and best of all they excel in the other attributes in UV protection and Hydrophobicity.

Keep an eye out for our next blog post about glass coatings for more information.

2016 VW Mk7 Golf R in Limestone Grey - Brand new & protected with our Glass Coating protection.

What does this all mean for you?

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, your own budget and expectations should dictate which option you opt for. One important element to consider is with waxes and sealants, regular application (quarterly) is recommended to achieve the best results.

Glass Coatings can be a cost effective solution due to their long lifespan. The top level coatings which deliver extremely well in each attribute listed above can become costly however. 

It is important to do good research and ask your detailer to find a protection product suitable for you and your car.