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Glass/silica Coating..is It Real Deal?


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Posted 05 June 2009 - 04:52 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jun 5 2009, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the coating is so strong and tough, why do they need to retouch every six months??

ELEMENTARY my friend. The coating are not strong or tough. But it act as a protective coating. There're two types, organic and inorganic. Those inorganic will not react to corrosive environments, thats why it will protect the paint. The shines will remain for a long long time. :

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

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QUOTE (sierraglow @ Jun 5 2009, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ELEMENTARY my friend. The coating are not strong or tough. But it act as a protective coating. There're two types, organic and inorganic. Those inorganic will not react to corrosive environments, thats why it will protect the paint. The shines will remain for a long long time. :

If they are not strong nor tough, then they won't last long either, that is why they still need to top up every six months......

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:07 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jun 5 2009, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the coating is so strong and tough, why do they need to retouch every six months??


Why indeed...........

Put it this way, what do we want to see or feel when we apply wax? Gloss, slickness, body, beading etc etc.

No matter how tough a coating is, its still not contaminant proof and scratch proof and its those dirt and contaminants that reduces the slickness and beedings and the scratches or marrings that reduces the gloss, hence they have to do something every 6 months. Well that's what I think la.

I have not seen a coating that is able to withstand watermarks without having to prep and RE-COAT. Like i said, most coating manufacturers aren't car care based. Do you see Duragloss, Zaino, Osren, Meguairs, Poorboys, Chemical Guys, etc... with Teflon stuff???


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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:16 PM

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QUOTE (sierraglow @ Jun 5 2009, 04:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ELEMENTARY my friend. The coating are not strong or tough. But it act as a protective coating. There're two types, organic and inorganic. Those inorganic will not react to corrosive environments, thats why it will protect the paint. The shines will remain for a long long time. :


Shine will remain for a long long time???

FYI, polishing is what makes the car reflective and shinny. And Teflon has nothing to do with surface prep. Wax do boost shine too

Let's take a new car for instance, a vios.

Full of OP and looks dull when you receive the car right? If you were to just apply wax or coating, and I were to make it OP free, which do you think will be more shinny??

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:25 PM

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QUOTE (hitachi @ Jun 5 2009, 05:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why indeed...........

Put it this way, what do we want to see or feel when we apply wax? Gloss, slickness, body, beading etc etc.

No matter how tough a coating is, its still not contaminant proof and scratch proof and its those dirt and contaminants that reduces the slickness and beedings and the scratches or marrings that reduces the gloss, hence they have to do something every 6 months. Well that's what I think la.

I have not seen a coating that is able to withstand watermarks without having to prep and RE-COAT. Like i said, most coating manufacturers aren't car care based. Do you see Duragloss, Zaino, Osren, Meguairs, Poorboys, Chemical Guys, etc... with Teflon stuff???

That day saw my friend car which have done PPS already. Park in industrial area kena paint over spray, all over rough like sandpaper. Send to mechanic kena small scratch on front fender....... smile_cry.gif

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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:27 PM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Jun 5 2009, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That day saw my friend car which have done PPS already. Park in industrial area kena paint over spray, all over rough like sandpaper. Send to mechanic kena small scratch on front fender....... smile_cry.gif


And is it under warranty by PPS?? or what do they have to say?


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Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:37 PM

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QUOTE (hitachi @ Jun 5 2009, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And is it under warranty by PPS?? or what do they have to say?

He mention he will go back to them.......... smile_wink.gif

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Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:19 PM

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Bro FEMlab,
you sure are enjoying the debating in this thread...ha ha
well, have you made up your mind?
teflon or DIY.
Got money go for Teflon, Glass or auto detailing every 6 month plus car wash every week.
Wanna safe some money and burn those calories, DIY loh....many bros here can recommend what product to buy and how to use it.... smile_approve.gif

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 08:45 AM

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QUOTE (spirit36 @ Jun 6 2009, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bro FEMlab,
you sure are enjoying the debating in this thread...ha ha
well, have you made up your mind?
teflon or DIY.
Got money go for Teflon, Glass or auto detailing every 6 month plus car wash every week.
Wanna safe some money and burn those calories, DIY loh....many bros here can recommend what product to buy and how to use it.... smile_approve.gif


Hmm,

Thanks guys for all info, but I hv done the teflon coating thingy last friday. Hopefully it will last forever and ever and ever and ever smile_approve.gif

But if not at least another 6 months, I need to fork-up another rm100 or so..but what to do..choices has been made..nonetheless..thanks you guys for all advise..

btw, putting down hose from 10th floor is not an option smile_tongue.gif and with condo managment provided car wash servises, not washing bay provided...
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Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:13 PM

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QUOTE (FEMLab @ Jun 8 2009, 08:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hmm,

Thanks guys for all info, but I hv done the teflon coating thingy last friday. Hopefully it will last forever and ever and ever and ever smile_approve.gif

But if not at least another 6 months, I need to fork-up another rm100 or so..but what to do..choices has been made..nonetheless..thanks you guys for all advise..

btw, putting down hose from 10th floor is not an option smile_tongue.gif and with condo managment provided car wash servises, not washing bay provided...

Gud choice...come and join our TT, would love to see the result?
At least can compare the coating and burning calories differences...
wonder spider web and swirl will emerge easily or other wise?
rgds.