Advantages and Cautions of Automobile Coating

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Glass is a widely used inorganic non-metallic material with various applications. It can be used in construction, daily use, art, instrumentation and other fields. In addition to the commonly used tempered glass and printed glass, there are also optical fiber, dimming glass and other types that are technically demanding. In this article we will introduce the characteristics of automotive glass coating and highlight the precautions for coating.

What are the advantages of automotive glass coating?

Prevent the oxidation and aging of the paint surface.

The high-quality glass coating does not contain petroleum components. After construction, a hard inorganic (glass crystal) film layer will be formed on the surface of the paint, which will be tightly combined with the paint and never fall off. The vehicle paint is completely isolated from the air, which can effectively prevent oxidation and discoloration of the paint caused by external factors.

Corrosion resistant.

The hard non-organic (glass crystal) film itself does not oxidize, and it also prevents external acid rain, flying insects, bird droppings, etc. from corroding the dense glass crystal film of the paint. The automotive coating can effectively prevent the damage caused by corrosive substances such as acid rain, and prevent the fading of the car paint.

High-temperature resistance.

The glass crystal has the characteristics of high-temperature resistance, and can effectively reflect the sunlight to effectively reflect the external heat radiation to prevent the high temperature from harming the car paint.


The hard non-organic (glass crystal) film can increase the hardness of the car body surface to 7H (much higher than the hardness of the car wax or glaze 2H-4H), which can better protect the car paint from sand.

Easy to clean.

The ion-exchange coating has super self-cleaning property and water repellency, and is not easy to be stained with dust and dirt. When cleaning, clean water is enough to achieve the cleaning effect.

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What are the precautions for automotive glass coating?

Glass coating cannot be applied to the rearview mirror.

The reason is that the rearview mirror is not windward. If it is plated with water-repellent glass, there will be water droplets, which will affect the line of sight. The rearview mirrors of premium cars are all hydrophilic glass.

Do not apply too much anti-fog paint.

Glass coating agents are generally used in combination with glass anti-fogging agents. When using glass anti-fogging agents, be careful not to apply too thick. If the application is too thick, it is hard to be cleaned.

Do not expose to rain or car wash within 4 hours after glass coating.

The purpose is to better protect the effect of automotive glass coating, rain or car wash may affect the duration of the coating. Moreover, the glass has been cleaned during the coating process, and the body is not soiled during the coating process, and it is not necessary to wash the car after the coating is completed. To avoid rain, just choose a good weather to do the coating.

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