THE SCIENCE BEHIND ARTDESHINE
SiO2 glass ceramic quartz crystal
ALL THE SAME
Most surface protection coatings are made using many different silicon based polymers and silanes, that all contain silicon (Si) groups including SiO2.
This is the reason why manufacturers affix names like GLASS, CERAMIC, QUARTZ, CRYSTAL to their products since these are derived from SiO2. They are simply just names for ease of marketing.
All of Artdeshine’s coating formulations utilizes the same silicon based polymers and silanes as with many other brands/manufacturers. We call some of our products “ceramic coatings” too.
- SAME base silicone polymer coating
- Is NOT made from graphene
- Graphene Oxide processed to NANO size
Even our graphene coatings are no exception. They are still silicone based polymer coatings. We disperse Graphene Oxide (GO) that are processed into nano sized particles smaller than 1 micron into the formulation, hence the name. To compare, a strand of human hair is about 50 microns. The coating itself is NOT made from Graphene.
There is no need for special types of graphene materials as they all perform the same function as an additive in a silicone polymer coating. With nano sized particles, we are able to increase the particle count of graphene oxide to provide a higher concentration and coating surface coverage.
Ability to resist 9H pencil scratch
Hardness is rated by various other methods
LESS FRICTION LESS FORCE = LESS MARRING
As most coatings are made to cure very hard, they are often touted as anti-scratch solutions. This is very far from the truth. Indeed as a thick piece of cured sample, the scratch resistance capability is exhibited clearly. However as a thin film coating applied by hand on substrates like automotive bodies, this capability is negligible. Artdeshine works around by decreasing the amount of friction on a coated surface. Our coatings are made super slick to reduce friction that will in turn lead to reduced marring.
SHORE A HARDNESS
Alternative measurement of polymer hardness
Artdeshine’s silicone polymer coatings, INCLUDING Nano Graphene Coating is made to be
flexible and tensile, with a measurement of about 80-95 using the SHORE A hardness scale.
* Teddy Bär, Schuhsohle, Ohrring, Bleistift, Reifen, Schuhe, Räder, Helm
• Caused by combination of liquid, heat/UV, contaminants
• Rain, bird poo, tree sap, salts, oils
• Permanent dulling
• Removable only by abrasive polishing
These spots/marks are caused by contaminants etching into the clear-coat
or even matte/gloss PPF. When rainwater mixes with contaminants like
bird poo, tree sap, salts and oils, heat/UV aggravates the chemical reaction.
They then slowly etch or corrode the surface.
80 % REDUCTION
The unique polymer composition of our coatings helps to slow down and
reduce the chances of etching/corrosion significantly. This is because of
the dense polymer structure resulting in less microscopic “holes” for
contaminants to settle in.
Graphene Oxide as an anti-corrosion material helps to fight off spotting
issues by reinforcing the polymer coating.
White paint with gloss clear coat
2 months weathering test, no washing.
REPELLENT & SLICK
With a very hydrophobic, repellent and slick surface enabled by our
coatings, liquid/contaminants are less able to stay on the surface.
The surface area covered by concentration is reduced significantly.
Even when contaminants react with the liquid substances and
heat/UV to etch or corrode, the surface area affected is minimal.
White paint with gloss clear coat
Dirt Pick Up Resistant (DPUR) test according to ASTM D3719 standards.
Our coatings fill up microscopic imperfections of a surface.
This enables light to reflect more, bringing to your eyes
a more saturated, bolder colour and a sense of “deeper”
reflection. They do not change the colours of surfaces,
only to enhance or look darker in tone.