Here at www.cardetailingsheffield.co.uk we use an array of products that are suitable for every job we undertake.
From the Finest Quartz Coatings to some of the worlds most bespoke waxes. And with a mixture of well known paint sealants the choice is yours and covers all bases from Aesthetics to durability.
Nano Paint Protection-matt paint.
Nano has fast become the leading edge in surface protection technology and for a long time now we have been linked with Permanon and their superior products that is a must especially for the protection of matt paintwork.
Matt paintwork must be cared for just as much as gloss paintwork with the exception of decontamination, in no circumstances must matt paint be subjected to clay bar use as this will effectively smooth the surface and create a flat glossy surface of which the damage is not repairable , only specialist cleaners are used to remove surface contamination and tar deposits.
Why Use Permanon
For over 2yrs now i have used and recommended Permanon simple because it is a user friendly but effective Si14 that can be used on any solid surface from paintwork to glass and engine bays, ideal for use on wheels purely because of its high heat resistance.
Its proven certificated results for matt and satin paint cannot be ignored, all products will add to the finish of matt which is something that is not required, however Supermatt adds so little it is negligible as to whether any increase can be immediately noticed. There are other products that are made for such paint but we choose Permanon because we have seen and witnessed the results as well as the test data.
We chased up information on other products for our own piece of mind but were quickly told no test results were available nor had there been any carried out, this in itself was enough to end our interest.
Permanon Super Matt Test Data
Hard, Glassy and semi permanent Quartz based can be seen as somewhat ground breaking, with the leading manufacturers like Gtechniq and Carpro setting the standards in ultimate paint protection.
At this moment in time we have chosen to go with our very own SiRamik Glasscoat.
SiRamik Surface Coat
SiRamik Surface Coat is our new ceramic coating and so far has been extremely popular with our clients, with properties that will outstay many others and durability upto and beyond 2 years with the correct maintenance, this incorporates a maintenance agent that is available only to us, this is why when maintenance is carried out by ourselves after initial application we will personally guarantee the product will last the term stated.
SiRamik isn’t like others in the way it looks as this creates a deep wet look that lasts where many others may look sterile or clinical after just a few months.
Boasting a massive amount of Silicon Oligomer to the tune of 70% active and 100 degree contact angle this really is something special, it also contains Aluminium Chelate that further enhancers this tough exterior coating and the bonus for myself is the fact that it has extremely low solvent content which in turn gives off no fumes that others seem to do.
(Guarantee is given only when maintenance is carried out and the correct procedures and products are used between maintenance programs)
Max Protect Coatings UNC-v1/v2 and UNC-R
Max Protect UNC (Ultimate Nano Coat) is a unique coating system that is truly outstanding in its ability to withstand chemicals.
Here at Reflectology we choose to use the 2 part coating system which gives even better long term protection.
Permanent coating – can be removed only by sand paper.
* Adds ultra-deep gloss to the paintwork.
* Creates a real easy-clean surface.
* Average product consumption: 3 ml. per 1m2 using Max Protect Applicator Micro Sponge
* Heat resistance: -60°C;+1200°C
* The perfect combination Ultimate Nano Coat v1 + Ultimate Nano Coat v2 + Silk Coat
* Ultra-high resistance to chemical attacks (Bird poo, bugs, acid rain, heavy detergents, tree sap, brae dust, chicken eggs, pure lemon juice etc.)
* Oil, water and dirt repellent
* Not affected by suns UV or IR damage
* Strong UV filters built in
* VOC free
* 100% Inorganic
* Full Curing time: 54 hrs (Combined). No usage restrictions while coatings are curing – drive it in rain straight after the application
UNC-R is the only coating in the world that turns into rubber membrane when cured!
Extreme gloss and silky smooth surface, ultra resistance to chemicals, years of durability and most important: UNC-R increase the surface protection against stone chips and washing scratches. Timescales for application are in line with the expected durabilty and ideally a temperature not exceeding 15c is needed to apply this coating. This coating is ideal for all paint work but can be applied only to sensitive areas if requested.
For the ultimate in protection and looks why not combine both the Max Protect System and the Polish Angel Cosmic, Viking Shield or Master Sealant and this could well be truly unbeatable.
What is it? ACF‐50 (Anti‐Corrosion Formula) is an aerospace product that is now available to, Its aviation approval is MIL‐SPEC 81309 Type II and III, which means it is approved for
ferrous and non‐ferrous metals, electrical systems and electronic components.
It is a VERY sophisticated type of ‘thin film’ water displacement product designed as a corrosion prevention and inhibiting compound for the harsh environmental conditions associated with aircraft operation with the added advantage that it will stop existing corrosion and is slow to deteriorate (it has a 12 to 18 month active life). It is also a very efficient penetrative formula without loosening structural attachments (a bit disastrous on an aircraft or motorcycle) and an excellent lubricant without having any high‐pressure (HP) lubricants, wax, silicon or Teflon additives (which actually seal in moisture thereby aggravating and perpetuating the corrosion process). It is ‘pro‐active’, neither passive nor waxy, is compatible with plastics and most rubbers and is EXTREMELY ECONOMICAL IN USE ‐ AND CONTAINS NO WATER.
Its uses on motorcycles and car engine bays are very similar to those on aircraft. Sprayed into the structure, joints and welds i.e. under the tank and seat, frame and steering head area (where the corrosion works away un‐noticed), under panels and on hidden parts of the engine, radiators, engine cases, forks, callipers, wheels, anywhere on the bike or bay really because it will work hard to prevent corrosion and structural degeneration.
Where corrosion is already evident it will help inhibit further progress by insulating and electrically ‘switching off’ the corrosion cell.
It will also penetrate around bolts, screws and hardware protecting them and preventing seizure.
Exposed engine and gearbox cases, swinging arms, forks and other exposed parts will benefit from ACF‐50’s thin film technology by not corroding, will stay looking good and will clean up easily after a salt laden ride.
It is also excellent on black plastic trim without leaving the residue of silicon. It will protect electrical joints, plugs and components and prevent corrosion causing high resistance joints. This goes for PCB’s and electronics as well, such as computerised ignition and fuel control units and their multi pin plugs, while switches, controls and levers will all be lubricated as well as protected from corrosion. Multi pin plugs and connectors benefit from having ACF‐50 applied directly to the contacts.
What will it actually do? It will, with regular applications; make maintenance easier and save you money, make the bike easier to clean, look better, help prevent surface/structural/electrical corrosion related failure thereby increasing reliability and it will increase the bike’s value. It will for an engine bay keep corrosion at a minimum whilst protecting everything underneath it and keep it looking like it is well maintained and looked after, engine bays treated with acf-50 will stay cleaner for longer than any other dressing or treatment. That’s what it will actually do! How its applied! Being designed for aircraft it has a non‐flammable propellant we give the areas to be treated the the lightest coating possible, enough so that when it creeps it will cover all. It really does creep. It is then spread over the areas sprayed with a microfibre cloth, The cloth then gets impregnated and then spreads it further. Under the tank and hidden areas it will last up to a year, (at least a year in plugs and switches). Exposed areas such as forks, the front of the engine, wheels and callipers, if the engine bay is completely enclosed ie with plastics and undertray it will last anything upto a year, destroying the moisture that lead to corrosion, long drive, garage and moisture will occur, acf-50 will fight this. It is a must and is available as a bolt on so please ask.
Whilst there are a number of excellent waxes on the market from small price bracket to exuberant price brackets each will offer its own level of look and durability dependant upon its chemical make up whether that be completely natural ingredients or hybrid by the introduction of a solvent base.
We have access to all these types and have chosen a few that we regard as being excellent for the day to day wax detail or even the more bespoke and high end market.
Upgrades to waxes such as Vintage and Royale can be requested but may also be included in the daily rate should these circumstances be met.
Please ask about these upon your initial enquiry.
*The figures stated throughout the product description are of manufacturer claims and not of Reflectology therefore no responsibility shall be held for product failure*