WHAT IS A BODY GLASS COATING?
In simple terms a body glass coating is a hardened layer that provides anti-fouling properties and protects your vehicle's paint from harmful elements such as oxidation, chemical, bird dropping, dirt, traffic grime, acid rain and etc.
A glass coating is a form of ceramic coating based on silicone alkoxy oligomer or polysilazane. After application it chemically bonds to the coated surface through reaction with ambient heat and moisture forming a harden thick layer. Creates a Si-O-Si protection layer with hydrophilic or hydrophobic properties. Surface structure is similar to glass. This is why we call "glass based coating". Generally durability and layer hardness has higher value than polymer coating.
MAIN BENEFITS FOR VEHICLE OWNER
✔ Helps keep car cleaner for longer
✔ Easier to clean car when the time comes for a wash
✔ Protects vehicle paint from UV degradation leaving the car looking like new after simple wash
How it works compared to polymer based coating (Sealant & Wax)?
At high temperature on a hot summer day polymer based coating tends to soften. This allows dirt to adhere when it cools down. After leaving your vehicle for several days or even weeks the dirt has already set into the polymer based coating and becomes difficult to remove during a routine wash.
If we compare that to a glass based coating on a hot summer day the coating does not soften and dirt generally just sits on the surface. Just simply use a hose with light pressure and the dirt should easily rinse away. This is the real benefit of glass coating!
Sealant/ Polymer Coating
Polymer coatings are a combination of inorganic and wax ingredient. Varying the amounts of these two in the blend will add either durability or gloss, thus comprising one or the other. Hence why shine, gloss and durability are inferior when compared to glass based coating.
Glass Based Coating
Formed coating layer is reactive to heat and moisture which hardens on the coated surface. Compare with sealant or polymer type coating, durability and the level of gloss depth are much greater. The molecular structure of coating is similar with glass, creating a hydrophilic coating layer.
Dual Layer Glass Based Coating
SOFT99 have developed a dual layer glass based coating that has strong long lasting durability, water repellency, anti fouling, self cleaning properties, weather resistance, heat resistance, chemical resistance and a deep level of gloss finish.
Glass Based Coating will protect vehicle coating and reduce the risk of damage from harmful elements such as:
✔ Oxidation (fading) from UV exposure
✔ Degradation of paint due to weather erosion
✔ Chemical stains caused by acidic contaminants
✔ Chemical etch marks caused by acidic and industrial contaminants
✔ Bird droppings
✔ Tree gums or sap
WHY SOFT99 FOR YOUR PAINT PROTECTION?
✔ Tested for Durability - Most conventional brands will overstate their claims on durability. We test our products rigorously through accelerated weather testing and real life field test to ensure our product exceeds Japanese Industrial Standards(JIS) requirement.
✔ Low Maintenance - Easy to clean car when the time comes for a wash.
✔ Paint Protection - Glass Based Coating will form a layer to protect your vehicle's coating and reduce the risk of damage from everyday harmful elements.
✔ Professional & Experienced Applicator - We are very selective on who we supply our products to. Not all applicators are the same, only a competent and certified SOFT99 Applicator within our network are able to apply our professional coating on your vehicle.
✔ Quality Craftsmanship - Detailing and paint protection is a craft which needs to be honed over time. Our applicators are regularly informed, trained and audited to maintain a high level of attention to detail and quality workmanship.
✔ No.1 in Japan for Professional Coating - SOFT99 has been in existence since 1954 and is the largest and number one brand in Japan for high-end car detailing products, based on 2018 FY sales figure in excess of $296 Million AUD.
✔ Track Record - We have a track record for developing and innovating body glass coating since early 2000s and are the industry leader in Japan.
✔ Continuous R&D - Dedicated in house research & development team to formulate the latest and most innovative products that will protect and enhance your vehicles appearance.
The process our applicator will go through to ensure you will get the best results for your vehicle:
✔ Clear coat assessment
✔ Paint correction by removing swirls, scratches and defects of clear coat
✔ Decontamination of surface
✔ Application of coating
✔ Allowing coating to cure
✔ Carry a walk through with you to ensure you are satisfied with the workmanship
HOW TO GET YOUR VEHICLE COATED
If you are planning to get your vehicle coated, then we offer a professional service through our network of certified applicators. For further inquiry, bookings and appointment or getting a service quote, please contact us.
Only a SOFT99 Australia certified applicators can apply our professional H-9 coatings.
Unfortunately these products are not available for retail due to strict condition of application to get the best results from our products.
Applicators within our network are guaranteed to provide the highest level of coating performance. Regularly audited, all SOFT99 Australia certified applicators deliver the highest possible level of product quality, customer service and technical expertise.