Most ceramic coating users tend to nano coat their cars, fabrics, and marble, but what about glass surfaces? Don’t they deserve your love and care? If you’d ask me, should i coat my marble or glass surfaces, I’d definitely tell you to shield your glasses, simply because they are the most vulnerable.
While there are some amazing solutions out there, most of them have a common problem, and that is their lifespan, functionality, and claims that one-size-fits-all.
See, we strongly believe that every single surface demands its own ceramic coating, so, about these all-in-one products – we can’t guarantee anything about them.
Anyhow, without further ado, let’s begin learning about ceramic coatings on glass. We’ll explain how it works, how to apply it, and why applying ceramic coatings on glass surfaces is a great idea.
How Ceramic Coatings Work
This video will provide all the details you need to understand how nanoceramic coatings work.
Ceramic coatings are liquid polymer solutions, that once applied to a surface they penetrate its microscopic pores and form a transparent protective layer that not only shields them from damages and prevents oxidation but also repel liquids, chemicals, and contaminants off them.
Most DIY ceramic coatings are infused with natural and synthetic ingredients, such as SiO2 or SiO4, and TiO2 to develop paint protection. They are safe to use and once applied onto a surface and cure, they generate a semi-permanent protective layer that is strong, smooth, and fully transparent.
Ceramic Coating On Glass Benefits
While most DIY nano coatings last around 1 to 3 years, there are a few superior-quality that last for 5 years. There is of course a more advanced type and it’s called professional-grade nanoceramic coatings. Pro-grade coatings are commonly designed specifically for individual surfaces – meaning that there is a specific nano coating for plastics, for textiles, for car paint, and you guessed it – for glass surfaces.
DIY coatings are not the same. They are designed to allow untrained consumers to apply them on most surfaces and provide some good results. However, the final outcome depends entirely on the prep work, the application, and basically the overall knowledge of the applicator.
So, to answer the question that many users ask is if a DIY nano-coating will work if applied to glass.
The answer is definitely. Both DIY and Pro-Grade will do a great job on glass surfaces, but their main differences are the lifespan and durability of each type.
Anyhow, if you decide to apply it, here are some things that a ceramic coating can do:
- Enhanced Visibility: This perk is about vehicles. During bad weather such as rainstorms, it becomes nearly impossible to see through your front windshield, rear windshield, and windows. Applying a ceramic coating on the glass surfaces of your vehicle helps your visibility, by repelling the water off them, thanks to the hydrophobic effect.
- Easier Cleaning: Water salts, bird feces, and other harmful elements tend to stick on your glass surfaces and start oxidizing them. Thanks to the hydrophobic effect of the nano coating, your beautiful surfaces become easier to clean, while the only thing you have to do is rinse them with water and wipe them off with a microfiber towel. Say goodbye to these nasty damaging cleaning agents.
- Improved Clarity: One of the key benefits of ceramic coating your glass surfaces is that prevents cloudiness and haziness, thus, always keeping them crystal clear. If they are properly applied, they leave no residue or marks behind, while reducing the glare generated from the sun.
- Scratch-Resistant: Once your freshly new nanoceramic coating is cured, it forms an ultra-protective layer that prevents minor scratches. The tiny scratches that make our illustrious glass surfaces look like old junk are a problem no more. Now, how scratch resistant it will be depends entirely on its hardness grade. For example, if we want to explain to someone how scratch-resistant it is, we say 9H.
- Oxidation Prevention: One of the key reasons why you should definitely apply a ceramic coating on your glass surfaces is that it prevents oxidation from destroying them. This amazing benefit is crucial especially on those who own glass showers. Because you shower every day, water remains on top of your shower’s surfaces and oxidize them little by little. Thanks to the hydrophobic effect of the nano coating, water simply repels off, thus, preventing the unforgiving process of oxidation. Take notice though, if your surfaces are already oxidized, you should clean them first before applying the ceramic coating.
How To Apply Ceramic Coating On Glass
The application process for coating a glass surface is similar to the car’s paint. You know, preparation and application. Below, we will break down all the required steps.
How To Do The Prep Work: Inspect the surface first. If they are heavily oxidized you must remove the oxidation marks with a polisher and later apply the coating. The same rules applied if you want to remove any scratches. After that, you’ll need to wash the glass facades, clay bar them, and spray isopropyl alcohol to remove any hidden elements.
For more information regarding the preparation process read our step-by-step guide!
How To Apply: After the preparation process is done, continue with the application of your ceramic coating. Notice that it is highly important to work on a cool surface, so if you’re coating a vehicle, do it in a shaded area or indoors. Here are the steps:
- Wrap a piece of cloth on the application sponge
- Shake well the bottle and apply some drops (approx. 10)
- Divide the car’s surface and start applying the ceramic coating horizontally and after vertically.
- Continue applying the nano coating in a crisscross pattern until you’ve completely covered the whole section.
- Wait for the car to cure for at least 5 minutes and then gently buff the surface.
- Leave the coated surfaces to cure for at least 24 hours before exposing them to elements.