Aqua Coat Hydrophobic Rinse Aid offers the quickest and easiest way to apply up to 3-months of ceramic protection and extreme water behaviour to all exterior surfaces.
Developed to enhance water beading, protection and gloss quickly and efficiently during the wash stage, this advanced SiO2-based formula has been engineered to bond instantly, leaving behind a glossy protective layer, and delivering an efficient 21st Century solution to applying a ceramic coating in a matter of seconds. There’s no need to significantly change your regular wash routine, either. Simply mist on a little Aqua Coat after rinsing away any contaminants during your contact or decontamination wash, and immediately rinse to coat your entire vehicle.
SiO2-based ceramic coatings utilise silicon dioxide, which is commonly known as silica or quartz and the main ingredient you’ll find in glass and ceramic glazes. This natural chemical compound is capable of forming extremely strong chemical bonds with almost any surface to create a supremely hard barrier that’s impervious to moisture, grime, chemicals and environmental contamination. SiO2 protection is also extremely difficult to remove during normal day-to-day driving, the chief reason why ceramic coatings always offer the ultimate in durability.
Deep down on a molecular level, the bonded SiO2 layer smooths out microscopic recesses in the surface to leave a perfectly level hydrophobic barrier that's completely smooth, this gives water, dirt and other foreign molecules nothing to cling on to. Because of these advanced properties, water will simply bead or run off the surface and particulates aren’t able to stick, this also stops potentially harmful contaminants from penetrating penetrate, guarding the more sensitive surfaces (such as paintwork and trim) from the onset of corrosion, oxidation and fading. Any surface that’s been protected with a coating will repel foreign contaminants, allowing them to either slide off or simply sit on top of the ceramic layer without being able to penetrate or bond, making the vehicle far easier to clean on the next maintenance wash.
SiO2 coatings are also engineered to be perfectly clear, and this means that light is able to pass through unobstructed and then bounce back to the eye uniformly without diffracting in different directions, in a similar way to a car wax this gives the appearance of a significantly deeper, glossier surface. To see what an SiO2 coating can do for your vehicle in terms of gloss and protection, check out our full guide – What Difference Does A Ceramic Coating Actually Make?
Safe on all exterior surfaces, including paintwork, trim, wheels and even vinyl wraps, Aqua Coat can be used as a stand-alone detailing and valeting product to introduce an SiO2 coating, or as a quick and easy maintenance top up to prolong the life and performance of other Si02-based ceramic coatings, such as those in our flagship Caramics Protection range (including our Paintwork Protection Kit, Glass Protection Kit and Wheel Protection Kit). And remember, with Aqua Coat, a little always goes a long way, simply mist over the majority of the surface, and let your rising do the rest!
Aqua Coat Hydrophobic Rinse Aid is also available in 500ml and 1-Litre bottles. This product is ideal for use with our 1-Litre Pro Mixing Bottle.
For more on the effective application of this next-generation ceramic product, along with a few top tips and tricks, see our guide – Aqua Coat Dos and Don’ts.