Glass Protection Kit
- Product Type:
- Glass Protection
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Our Caramics Glass Protection Kit offers the ultimate in long-lasting, ultra-hydrophobic protection for all exterior glass surfaces, providing crystal clear vision in all weather conditions.
Ceramic coatings contain silica (Si02), which is also the main ingredient in glass. By bonding to surfaces on a molecular level it’s able to form an invisible (but super-hard) barrier to the elements. Because it also fills any microscopic recesses to ensure the surface is completely smooth, this leaves nothing for grime or moisture to cling on to, providing extreme water beading and keeping glass cleaner, clearer and, above all, safer for longer.
What’s more, with Caramics, we’ve made application of ceramic protection easier than ever. Our Glass Protection Kits uses special Glass Wipes to transfer the Si02 coating, ensuring the process is as quick and simple as possible. Unlike traditional coatings, absolutely no professional training is necessary.
The Caramics Glass Protection Kit contains everything you need to fully prepare all your exterior glass and install your coating for up to 12-months protection.
1x 100ml Glass Polish, 6 x Glass Coating Wipes, 1 x 100ml Residue Remover
Before you begin
Before application ensure the vehicle is clean, dry and free from any contaminants.
THE DO NOTS
Do NOT apply in direct sunlight or to a hot car
Do NOT leave the coating to cure for longer than the specified time
Do not apply to a wet vehicle
Do not apply to any other surface than stated
- Easy wipe application.
- Up to 12 months protection
- Easy clean properties.
- Ultra hydrophobic coating.
- Better vision in all weather conditions.
Ensure that vehicle is clean and dry before application.
Use the supplied Glass Polish to deep-clean your glass, this will rid the surface of any contaminants.
Apply the Glass Wipe to your glass – starting in the working over the whole window in a crosshatch motion, first up and down, and then side to side. Here one wipe will cover a whole window, although it sometimes helps to apply to half a windscreen or large rear window at a time.
As soon as the coating hazes dry, mist on a couple of spritzes of Residue Remover spray and buff away any residue with a clean microfibre cloth, until your glass is clear and smear-free.
Will this kit remove scratches on my glass?
Whilst this won't remove deeper scratches on the glass, it will restore clarity and remove/reduce light scratches.
I have applied the this kit to my windscreen and it is making my windscreen wipers judder, what can I do?
It may be that your windscreen wipers need a little bit of clean, we would recommend cleaning your wipers with Verso.
What cleaning and polishing products are best to use with a ceramic coating?
The great thing about silica-based (Si02) ceramic coatings is that they’re specifically developed to help your vehicle look better for longer. The hardy protection layer they install is essentially chemically bonded silicon dioxide, which is like glass, so it smooths the surfaces enough to prevent water molecules and grime from bonding. Regardless of application to paint, glass, vinyl or any other exterior surface, this is why they bead to the extreme and offer the longest lasting protection of any product. What’s most important here is that grime will sit on top of the ceramic layer rather than sticking, and this makes cleaning easier. But it’s still important to carry out safe maintenance to stop heavy grit and grime from being rubbed in and abrading the coating and the paintwork, causing the infliction of defects. Using coating-friendly pre-wash products, such as Citrus Power Bug and Grime Remover and Avalanche Snow Foam will also prevent damage to coatings because they don’t contain harsh acidic or alkaline cleaning agents that may etch into the top layer. It’s the same story for the shampoo you use in your two-bucket wash. Lather Car Shampoo is a great choice as it will never damage previously-applied coatings, but alternatively you can use Wash 'N' Gloss Car Shampoo or our Caramics Enhancing Shampoo to actively top-up and prolong the life and performance of your Si02 coating as you wash paintwork, glass and all other exterior surfaces. Other products that are great for topping up during routine maintenance include Aqua Coat Hydrophobic Rinse Aid, Lavish Ceramic Foam, Caramics Gloss Enhancer, Caramics Glass Cleaner and Ceramic Spray Wax. When it comes to paint correction, all you have to remember is that Si02 coatings have to be allowed to chemically bond to the topcoat or lacquer layer, so it’s crucial to use a compound or a polish that doesn’t contain any waxes or fillers, because these extra layers will block the chemical bonding process. For paint correction, polishing and refinement before adding a coating, we’d recommend using products that only reveal a true finish, such as One Step All-in-One Compound, or our Revitalise System V2 Compounds (which are also available separately). Don’t forget that Si02 coatings are extremely durable and can only be fully removed through abrasion, this means that polishing your vehicle using any abrasive after applying a ceramic coating will remove the Si02 layer, meaning that reapplication of protection will be required after you polish. For more on how to prepare a car for a ceramic coating, see our guide – Detailing and Ceramic Coating a New Car.