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Boyd Coddington Tru-Coat Ceramic Paint Coating 

Simply The Best Ceramic Paint Coating You Will Ever Use.

The purpose of Boyd Coddington Tru-Coat Ceramic Paint Coating is to impart a hard, hydrophobic, UV-resistant, chemically resistant, glossy coating that permanently adheres to the base surfaces of your automobile –wheels and chrome, paint, glass, trim. We tend to position Boyd’s Tru-Coat as an all-in-one, cost-effective Swiss-army knife means of apBoyd Coddington Tru-Coat Ceramic Paint Coatingplying all of these physical characteristics in one package in an easy to use bottle.

Boyd’s ceramic paint coating is a proprietary formulation imparts a very large film thickness with above average hydrophobics due to the nature of our proprietary chemistry. All of these ceramics are based on silica technology to create a cross-linked framework. When evaluating performance, the hydrophobics are key because they’re the primary indicator that the coating is working effectively; it’s also the key to making the surface as maintenance free as possible. When individuals evaluate a coating one of the first demonstrations they will do, that gets that ‘WOW!’ factor, is hydrophobics.

When you use your product it feels thick and you can tell you are applying a substantial coating to the surface. You can layer Boyd Coddington Ceramic Paint Coating waiting one-hour in-between coats, but it’s not necessary.

Hydrophobicity & Contact Angle

The best way to demonstrate hydrophobicity to someone is to show water beading/running off the surface; though both of those occur different ways but due to the same concept. Contact angle is the key to explaining this. When a surface is high tension, you can imagine things on the surface pulling the molecules apart from one another when the molecules would rather stay clumped in a group making a perfect sphere – water exhibits Van der Waals interactions between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms based on electronegativity and charge (water is polar, it has a charge). As the water droplet is pulled apart it flattens on the surface – so if you have something that advertises that it’s “wetting” or a “wetter” or “increases surface tension” it means it allows something to freely “wet-out” across the surface and spread. This is good for things like dressings and soaps because it covers a lot of surface area with minimal physical effort of spreading it out – fills in cracks, crevices, hard to reach spots.

However, in the case of ceramic paint coating, they offer an entire surface modification that instead of the water droplet coming in contact with the top coat (or even a modified top coat) it instead comes in contact with only the film coating and never sees the top coat anymore. The film coating is engineered in a way to offer a variety of physical characteristics at once. Silica (quartz, SiO2, crystalline silica, silicon dioxide, etc.) is naturally un-reactive with water – think silicone grease getting dropped into water; it’s immiscible, they don’t mix. When you build the surface with silica, you are imparting a surface that now all the water sees is silica framework when it hits the surface.

The silica in the ceramic paint coating makeshydrophobic effect on ceramic paint coating the surface LOW tension, meaning there’s nothing to pull the water droplet flat onto the surface, so it balls up into a theoretically perfect sphere (if the surface was theoretically perfectly hydrophobic – this is impossible as of yet). The way to quantify this is to measure contact angle – that’s the angle (Greek letter theta) that comes from the inside the droplet of water’s wall and the surface or substrate. You’ll see products advertise a contact angle >90 degrees. Meaning the contact angle, theta, is obtuse or wide. You can physically see this if you look at a drop of water at eye level and see how spherical it beaded. If the beads are tall and very round then you have greater than 90-degree contact angle. This then also causes the water to run off the surface because there is no surface tension, meaning if you tilt the surface there’s nothing to stop the water from happily rolling off the surface. All of this applies to oils in the exact same way – except it’s called oleophobicity when something hates oils.

–philic means likes, -phobic means fears.

Contact Angle and the relationship with wetting for ceramic paint coating
Figure 1 – Contact Angle and the relationship with wetting

 

Contact Angle at an incline for ceramic paint coating
Figure 2 – Contact Angle at an incline
Oleophobic Coating for ceramic paint coating
Figure 3 – Oleophobic Coating

Gloss

gloss meter for ceramic paint coating
Figure 4 – Gloss Meter
Reflectance angles on ceramic paint coating
Figure 5 – Reflectance angles

Ceramic Paint Coating creates high gloss because, as you’re probably completely aware, the surface is nearly perfectly uniform. There are no dips, hills, bumps, or imperfections in the surface. This is because in chemistry “like-likes-like.” This means similar chemistries have an affinity for one another and will happily react and react completely and efficiently. If you imagine this silica framework curing, like you’d see a snowflake, it’s curing in a perfect geometric pattern creating a nearly perfect surface. This causes light to hit it and refract around throughout the crystals and come out at the exact same angle no matter where it hits. This makes the surface look clear, pristine, and highly reflective because no light gets scattered or lost amongst the crystals – what goes in comes out and there’s no loss.

Hardness. Boyd’s Tru-Coat Ceramic Paint Coating Has A Certified Hardness Of 9H

pencil hardness test for ceramic paint coating

Same with the concept of gloss, this silica framework is building in a perfect pattern with a high affinity for itself. Since it loves being bonded with itself, it also HATES being broken apart from itself and will require a significant amount of energy to do so – this is where the hardness comes in. Additionally, film thickness matters a lot here as well; more and more molecular layers of this Si-O-Si-O framework all being cross-linked together means a tougher wall to bust through.

Benefits Of Ceramic Paint Coating

Obviously, the benefits to all this type of stuff are vast. If the framework is happy bonding to itself and nothing else and provides a clear, high gloss, hydrophobic Tru coat ceramic paint coatingsurface then what you end up getting is a surface that is inert to the environment – in almost all forms of the word. Dirt, dust, grime won’t adhere (bond) to the surface since nothing on the surface is reactive and so the first instance of water or surfactant (soap) takes it with it off the surface. The surface is glossy and smooth because its uniform and perfect on a molecular level so light is perfectly bent and not scattered. The sun can’t damage the coating because free radicals from the sun can’t bust apart the bonding in the coating because it has an affinity for itself overreacting with the electrons from the sun.

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Are you someone who just wants to wash Your car by running it through the gas station car wash when it gets dirty? Or do you prefer to hose it down in the driveway? Stop what you’re doing and read this before you ever do that again!

When you wash your car in either of those manners, you are doing more harm than good. It’s important to clean your car and with the proper car cleaning products to make sure you maintain your car’s visual appearance for years to come. Follow the procedure described below for a professional wash that your car will thank you for.

For the exterior of yBoyd Coddington Shampoo to wash your carour car, start off by giving it a good rinse down with the hose. This will remove any loose dust and debris. Remember to give the wheels a good soak as they will probably be the dirtiest part of your car.

Once the car is soaked down, it’s time to whip out the car cleaning products. Use the Show-Prep Auto Shampoo as directed and start with a microfiber mitt or cloth at the roof of the car, working your way down. Always move from top to the bottom to make sure that the dirt rinses down and off the car. After everything except the windows have been thoroughly scrubbed, pull the hose back out and make sure to saturate every nook and cranny. You have to make sure all soap is gone or it can streak the finish.

The next step to a wash is making sure your car is properly dried. Leaving the car to air dry after you wash your car will allow water to leave marks on the finish. Hand drying the car will make sure it shines and retains the professional wash look.

Check back later for a blog on how to properly clean car windows and wheels with Boyd Coddington Detail Garage products!

 

 

 

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Looking for a wheel cleaner that can tie your whole ride together? Look no further than the Boyd Coddington Wheel & Tire Detailing Kit to do the job.

Why, oh why do people so often forget that a good wheel cleaner is a necessary ingredient that can really help to tie their whole car together? If the body is sleek and shiny and the wheels aren’t, well, friends and automotive enthusiasts, they’re going to stick out like a sore thumb.

The Boyd Coddington Wheel and Tire Detailing Kit is an ideal way to give your wheels and tires that extra bit of gleam that will have your ride turning heads. Check it out now and thank us later.

What’s Included in Our Wheel Cleaner Kit?

This kit has everything you need to take your tires from faded and worn out to fresh wet and back to black in no time flat. You get 4- ounces of Boyd Coddington Aluminator Metal Polish, 16 ounces of Boyd Coddington Extreme Black Tire and rubber Dressing, 16 ounces of One Step Wheel Cleaner, 2 Super Plush Microfiber Towels, and a handy foam applicator.

Every time you take your precious ride out for a spin, road tar, environmental contaminants, and water spots can leave your wheels looking like they’ve really been put through the ringer. We’ve put together this kit so that it’s the ultimate wheel cleaner on the market. Combine a high-quality, made in USA product with the fact that it’s an absolute breeze to use and you’ll have great looking wheels in no time.

Keep in mind, too, that we offer a number of great products for your interior so that you can ensure that your ride looks and smells as good on the inside as it does on the outside. Take a look at the Detail Garage and find that product that’s right for you!

 

 

 

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There are a number of options for applying Boyd Coddington Detail Garage spray wax and Carnauba Car Wax that can make it easy to do. Here are a few helpful tips for a great shine.

In our last blog post, we told you all about our Limited Edition Carnauba Car Wax. There are a number of great options when it comes to spray wax and auto wax; unfortunately, there are also a lot of products out there that will do more harm than good. Today we’d like to give you a couple tips on applying our Carnauba Car Wax to your most prized possession.

First off, know that your options for application are fairly broad. Whether you choose to use a microfiber cloth, a machine, or (our preferred method) your hands, the best thing you can do is to not use too much. What you’re looking for is a nice, thin layer.

Work from section to section. Take your time and really work the carnauba wax into your finish and do your best to keep everything nice and even.

Let the wax do its job and, when the time is right (generally between five and twenty minutes later), grab a clean microfiber cloth and start to remove what’s left of the wax. After you’re done with that, buff your wax out to a nice, shiny finish.

The final step is to grab yourself a cold drink and step back and enjoy your hard work because the outside of your ride is now absolutely beautiful. If your interior needs a bit of love, we also offer a number of interior car care products that will make your car as beautiful inside as it is outside. Give them a try today!

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Car Care Products: Signature Series Carnauba Wax

Listen up, friends and neighbors. We can’t say this one enough: choosing the right car care products for your beloved vehicle makes all the difference in the world. That’s why we’ve created a Signature Edition Carnauba Wax that will help to give your ride a premium show car shine every single time.

Best Carnauba WaxLimited to 999 (yep, just like your favorite pair of classic straight-leg denim blue jeans) jars, It’s also completely and totally hand blended and made in the USA, which, as you know, is extremely important to us here at Boyd Coddington Detail Garage.

When we set about designing our Signature Series Carnauba Car Wax, it was of utmost importance that it be the absolute best product on the market. That’s why we handed it over to some of the best car care enthusiasts and detailing professionals in the industry. Their input helped us to decide which formula was the greatest.Best Carnauba Wax

Want to turn some heads when you drive by? This hand-blended Carnauba Wax is made from the finest raw ingredients and the perfect combination of 100% Brazilian Carnauba, super polymers, and natural oils ought to do the trick just fine. It’s guaranteed to leave no residue, and be a breeze to apply and remove as necessary.

We get it—there are a lot of other car care products on the market. This one is the ultimate. You’re sure to stand out from the crowd as you drive your beautifully-shined car with confidence and pride.

Order yours today! Boyd Coddington Signature Series Carnauba Car Wax

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