To help you navigate through the various products, whether they are called waxes, polishes, sealants or simply paint care treatments, keep in mind that the main cosmetic problem facing your vehicle, particularly its paint, is oxidation. Oxidation is first initiated by UV rays, and is then propagated by the interaction between oxygen, along with environmental pollutants, and the organic materials that make up the vehicle’s paint and clear coat. Consequently, the cleaner your vehicle remains, the greater is its surface integrity and ultimately its value.
The Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings answer involves a novel and innovative approach to solving this problem while giving you lifetime enjoyment of your vehicle’s appearance. The Duco Scratch Coatings utilize the latest advances in nanoparticle technology to form protective, glossy layers of ceramic like matrices on vehicle finishes, including; paint (clear coat), glass (windows and windscreens), plastic (automotive trim, light lenses, panelling, bumpers and aircraft windscreens), rubber (tyre sidewalls), and metals (aluminium and chrome wheel wells, aircraft “brightwork”). These proprietary ingredients include ceramic polymers that cross-link and covalently bond to advanced nanoparticle technology, selected specifically for the surface material to be enhanced, protected and preserved.
The Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings surface treatment products is the new standard in the vehicle (auto, aviation and marine) care and maintenance industry. The gloss and protection these products impart to these finishes is far beyond that of ordinary car, aircraft, or boat waxes, polishes or sealants. Indeed, a record of producing superior results for car, truck, motorcycle, boat, and aircraft owners places our coating solutions in the realm of surface coatings, making it your ultimate source for vehicle enhancement, care and cleanliness.
When applied to the paint finish Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings form a genuine polymeric film of specially modified nanoparticles with adhesion to the surface supported at the molecular level. Instead of resting on the pores of the surface, Our Coatings form molecular attractions between atoms of the coating resin / particle matrix and those of the surface material. Within minutes a chemical bond is formed that fills in the porous voids of the paint exterior. This greatly increases the physical properties of the paint finish, enhancing it with a deep rich gloss that is protected by a ceramic-like membrane for years.
In addition to unparallel protection, the ceramic like polymer of Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings also retains long-term release properties and a high-angle of contact — the angle generated by a liquid bead resting on the surface. For example, water on the coatings will bead to form an angle of 110 while on the uncoated surface the angle of contact may be 80. A nearly self-cleaning surface is created, that usually only requires water and a microfiber cloth needed to maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle.
By chemically adhering to the finish while maintaining even greater internal bonding properties, the Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings resins and the matrices they form with nanoparticles will not breakdown or migrate from the surface. That’s because these linkages and their internal forces are maintained in a three-dimensional polymeric matrix, unlike the weaker two-dimensional silicone arrangement. The result is a ceramic-like membrane of protection and enhancement that seals out all oxidative elements while sealing in a deep-gloss shine for years. In addition, the incredible depth of gloss and layer of ceramic like protection of Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings is totally unaffected by all types of acidic and alkaline materials, from acid rain, tree sap and bugs to road salt and bird droppings.
The chemical bonds that hold Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings together and to the surface are called “covalent bonds”, the stronger type of bond. In addition, further bonding strength is derived from the forces of attraction provided by incorporated nano-scale chemistries. It is this superior bonding strength that allows Duco Scratch – Ceramic Nano-Coatings to provide a lifetime of protection and enhancement for some applications, like that on vehicle paint finishes.
Non-polymer, non-organic type products usually exist as crystalline structures (e.g. salts or silicates) and are held together and crystallize on the surface by ionic bonding forces, a weaker type of bond. While initially capable of maintaining continuous films, these forces are not strong enough to prevent re-crystallization of the silicate upon exposure to water and moisture. Hence any protection afforded is a result of the silicate salt blooming to the surface of the polish before it is abraded from the paint finish.