Brock Boys Auto Detailing Ceramic Coatings
Q: Why do I need Brock Boys Ceramic Coatings?
A: Ceramic coatings are designed to defend the painted surface against contaminants and prevent them from bonding to the surface by making the surface very hydrophobic. Additionally, they create a very hard shield to protect against minor scuffs and abrasions and are extremely durable in terms of protection, in some cases up to the Lifetime of the vehicle.
Q: What are Brock Boys Ceramic Coatings?
A: Ceramic Coatings are neatly ordered arrangements of Silicon (Si) and Oxygen (O) atoms in a 3D polymeric framework. This Nano-ordering causes a highly durable, glass-like coating to form that is responsible for greatly increased durability, chemical and mar resistance, UV stability and hydrophobic properties. Ceramic coatings allow for an easier to maintain automotive finish that is more maintenance friendly.
Q: How Long will Brock Boys Ceramic Coatings last?
A: While this depends on various factors, weather, exposure to harmful materials and recommended maintenance, a coating’s longevity typically depends on the number of coats applied.
Q: What does Nano-mean in the context of ceramic coating?
A: Nano, in the context of ceramic coatings, denotes chemistry that is happening on an atomic scale. The neat ordering of molecules provides a very low energy state that is highly stable.
Q: what is ‘hardness’ and how are the Brock Boys ceramic coatings measured for their relative hardness?
A: Hardness is measured according to ASTM D3363 film hardness by pencil. A 9H graphite pencil is applied with a specific weight or pressure at a 45 degree angle relative to the coating and moved 2″ in distance, repeated in triplicate, starting with the hardest pencil (9H). If the coating is damaged or deformed, then the next lower hardness pencil is measured until the film or coating shows no change.
Q: What makes these coatings considered to be ‘ceramic’ and not ‘glass’ coatings?
A: Glass is considered to be an amorphous solid and does not have a long-range ordering or arranging of its molecules. While ceramic is highly ordered, crystalline structure at a very low energy state – which makes it very durable and stable causing it to be highly resistant to chemical reaction.
Q: Can heat or frost harm the Brock Boys ceramic coating protection after it has an opportunity to cure?
A: No, the coating is very stable and highly resistant to temperature fluctuations. In fact, heat in excess of 100-300 degrees Celsius will drive the coating to further cross-link and cure further. While, low temperatures, even in excess of –40 degrees Celsius, will never cause the ceramic coating to crack, peel or delaminate from the surface.
Q: Are Brock Boys Ceramic Coatings approved by anyone?
A: yes, Brock Boys Ceramic Coatings are approved by Boeing Aerospace to their rigorous quality testing and endorsed to their D-6 17487T standard.
Q: Do I need to prepare the paint surface?
A: Highly recommended, yes. Any scratch, swirl or blemish existing on the paint that is then coated, becomes locked in and will remain visible and protected. It is advisable to have Brock Boys polish out light scratches and then polish out light swirls with our Brock Boys compounds and Brock Boys polishes using a rotary or dual action machine for a flawless finish, then wipe clean with an alcohol based surface prep to ensure a grease free, dust free surface. Then apply the Brock Boys Ceramic Coating.
Q: How do I care for my Ceramic Coating?
A: We recommend that customers maintain a wash routine that consists of a proper hand wash at least every two weeks. As your coating becomes covered with dirt and contamination, you will notice a decrease in hydrophobic properties (i.e. water beading & sheeting). It is important to remove these surface contaminates often.