Carnauba wax is produced by the Brazilian tree of life. This wax is preferred by car collectors and concours enthusiasts because of its rich, warm glow. It transforms the paint into a deep, liquid pool that shimmers under changing light conditions.
A carnauba-based wax will protect your vehicle from UV rays, heat, moisture, oxidation and environmental contamination. An application of carnauba wax usually lasts from 6 to 8 weeks. If your paintwork is corrected first expect even more durability.
Synthetic paint sealants are kind of the anti-carnauba. They are more durable, easy to apply and there is nothing natural about them. Synthetic paint sealants are made of polymers, which are composed of tens thousands of synthetic particles that are linked together. When a synthetic polymer sealant bonds to your vehicle’s paint, it forms a rigid shell. They are glossy and slick, but do not have the warmth and depth of a carnauba wax. Synthetic polymer paint sealants will last from 4 to 6 months.
However, a growing number of enthusiasts simply refuse to choose. Instead they coat their vehicles with a layer of synthetic polymer sealant for long lasting protection and then top it off with a layer of carnauba for a dazzling shine, commonly referred to as “stacking”.
Ceramic Glass Coatings were developed using Nanotechnology. These advanced coatings are technically man made ceramic and glass nanoparticles. They do not just adhere to the vehicles surface, but rather become a part of the surface themselves. These coatings also enhance the appearance of automotive paint on a timescale of years rather than months. The process involves using a ceramic coating like CQuartz which contains Silicon Dioxide or Si02 (Quartz) for minor swirl resistance and gloss enhancement. Tio2 (Titanium) contains ingredients to enhance depth, self cleaning and other nano-scale components that chemically bond to painted surfaces on a molecular level.
This invisible glass-like coating not only provides excellent protection against all environmental contaminants but will make washing and drying your vehicle much easier. Your wash mitt will glide across your paint surface like never before and drying is near effort-less due to the Hydrophobic properties of these coatings.
Please note that both carnauba waxes, paint sealants and ceramic coatings are meant for protection only. In order for these products to be effective your paintwork must be decontaminated and corrected first.
Remember only when your paintwork is polished will it achieve a true shine. Carnauba waxes, paint sealants and ceramic coatings will then enhance that shine and protect your corrected paintwork.