SoCal Auto Detail Center™ is proud to be acknowledged as an officially certified Gyeon Detailer. With our certified Gyeon Quartz™ training and an impressive array of high quality products to choose from, we’re able to provide the best quartz detailing finishes available.
GYEON’S ULTIMATE TECHNOLOGY
QUARTZ COATING IN GENERAL
Protection based on silicon dioxide (SiO2) is the most sophisticated technology of car protection that so far has been developed. Previously exploited by the most demanding consumers from the electronic industry or used to protect the railway rolling stock from acts of vandalism, this formulation is now introduced in its unique form to the automotive business by the GYEON brand. Owing to special chemical processes, silica is being blended with a suitable blend of solvents which allows its application onto the surface of the paint giving as a result substantial hardness. The crucial properties of the quartz coating are its ability to boost the total hardness of the paint and to increase it up to the level of 9H (hardness of the coating determined by Mohs scale) as well as its thickness. Therefore it should be referred to as something unique in the variety of automotive paints’ parameters, as it is the only coating with measurable thickness up to 1 micron. Depending on the number of layers applied, thickness of quartz coating may amount from 0.2 up to 1.5 microns. The most critical, however, is the structural integrity that the layer displays. After having vaporized all the solvents contained in the product, where 90 % evaporates within the first 24 hours and the total of 100% vaporization might be accomplished after 14 days (depending on the weather conditions), the layer becomes solid, very hard and highly durable. Owing to the quartz coating’s thickness, all the scratching and fading, which may appear during washing or as a result of extensive exposure to caustic substances e.g. bird droppings, do not reach the paint, leaving its surface intact. Moreover, it is entirely resistant to chemical substances (not only detergents) with pH between 2 and 11, which makes it outstandingly durable and insensitive to frequent washing with strong agents. Due to very small molecules tightly bonded together, any disarrangement of the structural integrity by external factors is technically impossible. The only way to remove the coating requires application of professional, intensive abrasives.
QUARTZ COATING VS WAXES-COMPARISON
Quartz coating is a liquid, a SiO2-based medium which protects painted automotive surfaces. It contains the solvents necessary to obtain a liquid consistency that eases overlaying on the paint surface, which will after application vaporize due to contact with oxygen. Traditional waxes contain, in most cases, the Carnauba wax of Brazilian palm trees, beeswax or KPS-type, synthetic waxes.
WHAT ARE THE NATURAL PROPERTIES OF WAXES?
Natural waxes or mixtures of natural and synthetic waxes are characterized primarily by high oiliness resulting in a wet look finish. Yet the same property becomes the products’ disadvantage, because it is built upon delicate oils, so therefore it is not resistant to strong detergents used in a commercial car wash or even as ingredients in stronger car shampoos. Furthermore waxes are exposed to fast dissolution by chemical contaminants, road salt or bird droppings. Their oiliness, desirable in terms of appearance, translates also into a troublesome and tedious rubbing off the product after evaporation of the solvents. It may also leave smudges or off-white sediment that is hard to remove.Due to those reasons traditional waxes will be in the nearest future perceived as less efficient in the hierarchy of detailing products. Although they may temporarily add aesthetic value they cannot guarantee a real protection.
WHAT ARE THE NATURAL PROPERTIES OF QUARTZ COATINGS?
Very high structural integrity of the quartz coating prevents damage by external factors, such as strong chemicals and detergents, bird droppings and road salt. The coating dissolves heavy degreasers, alcohol, removing tar substances or metallic particles and due to its specific thickness and substantial hardness it protects the automotive paint from light scratching and fogging. Moreover, it provides very high clarity and transparency, exposing details of the paint and finish.
WHAT IS THE RESISTANCE TO EXTERNAL FACTORS?
The table below shows most frequently appearing factors by comparison in a scale from 1 to 10 (where the parameter 1 is a total failure, and 10 full protection against a specific factor).
DIFFERENCES IN EVERY-DAY MAINTENANCE OF AN AUTOMOBILE
Apart from durability and resistance the most vital area where quartz coatings manifest its superiority over waxes is every-day maintenance. Due to significant, self-cleaning properties of the coating, washing the car becomes much easier. Dirt adheres to the quartz layer more slowly than to the paint covered with wax, and its removal sometimes does often not even require detergents, only water pressure itself. The car which is quartz-protected may be washed with any products at any frequency, with much less fear of damage.
When taking into account all the characteristics required from a proper automotive coating, such as durability, efficiency in protecting the paint, easiness of every-day maintenance etc., GYEON quartz coating seems to be an obvious choice. Owing to the specific properties of silica, the base of GYEON products, you will have a guarantee of flawless appearance for your car for a very long time.