Christian Westhorpe, Application Specialist at Glidecoat, gives a brief overview of the range of Glidecoat products, their uses and benefits.
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Video 01 – Marine Ceramic Coating Product Overview
We have our Marine Ceramic Coating here that’s been specifically designed to apply to marine gelcoats, paints, and metal surfaces. This product is developed in South Florida and optimized to be applied and used in a marine environment and withstand the harsh environment of salt and sun exposure that your boat is going to get. This product is going to give you up to 18 months protection leaving the surface extremely hydrophobic giving you incredible gloss to the surface and make overall maintenance much easier on your boat. It comes in a variety sizes. We have as small as 50ml up to 250ml here. On the 50ml size you’re going to get about 60SQFT of coverage. That allows for two coats. And then on the 250ml size, you’re getting roughly 300 SQFT of coverage.
It's important to note that with the marine ceramic coating, is this product does not hide or remove oxidization. So this must be removed before applying the ceramic coating. This is designed to enhance and lock in the current condition of the surface. It will not hide or cover up any imperfections.
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Video 02 – Heavy Cut Compound Product Overview
Here we have our Heavy Cut Compound and this is for removing very severe, heavy oxidation, and swirl marks from the surface. This is equivalent to 600-800 grit sandpaper, so it is very aggressive on the surface. Best used with a wool pad and a rotary buffer.
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Video 03 – Nano Compound Product Overview
We’ve got our Nano Compound. This is a medium cut compound, ideal for removing medium to light oxidization and swirl marks from the surface. This is a 1500 grit cutting compound, but it has diminishing abrasives, so the more that you work it into the surface, the more it will smooth out and leave a great shine and finish.
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Video 04 – Nano Polish Product Overview
Here we have our Nano Polish and this is a product for finishing. It has little to no abrasion to it. Ideally used after using the Nano Compound or for newer boats as the one and only step. This is going to remove light swirl marks and scratches from the surface and very moderate or very light oxidization. This is designed to smooth the surface out and increase the shine while getting it ready for ceramic coating.
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Video 05 – Nano Wash Product Overview
Here we have our Nano Wash. This is a pH neutral soap that’s going to give you a lot of suds. Can be used in a foam cannon as well as just being put into a wash bucket. This is ideal for using before applying a ceramic coating, but can also be used after applying a ceramic coating.
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Video 06 – RPL Product Overview
We have one of our newest products here – RPL. It stands for Repellent Protective Layer. This product is designed to specifically deal with exhaust stains and soot on the surface as well as black streaks. This product is a top coat after you have already applied some protection on the surface, whether it be our Marine Ceramic Coating or our Ceramic Spray – Shine & Shield. And this, like I said, is a top layer that’s going to provide that stain resistance. It’s an oleophobic product that resists the oils that are in exhaust stains and the black streaks making it much easier to clean by simply wiping off with a wet rag.
This product is very easy to apply. You use a microfiber applicator and put a little bit onto the sponge. Wipe it up and down, side to side in a 3’ section and lightly buff it to a uniform finish. Only one coat is required.
Video 07 – Glass Ceramic Coating Product Overview
We have our Glass Ceramic Coating here and this product is specifically designed to be applied to any glass surface. Whether we are dealing with marine glass, automotive, RV, home or Eisenglass. This product will protect the glass from hard water spots, making the surface extremely hydrophobic, allowing you to clean your glass easier.
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Video 08 – Vinyl Ceramic Coating Product Overview
We have our vinyl ceramic coating here. This product is excellent! It’s a ceramic coating designed specifically for vinyl cushions. And the difference between this product and a ceramic coating you would be applying to your paint, is this is going to allow the material to still maintain its flexibility. So this is a flexible coating and is ideal for surfaces that are soft and they are going to expand or contract over the course of time. So this won’t alter the feel or the softness of vinyl cushions but it will protect it from UV damage, fading, salt exposure and moisture from getting into the surface.
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Video 09 – Pontoon Ceramic Coating Product Overview
We have our Pontoon Ceramic Coating and this product is designed specifically for stainless steel, aluminum or metal tubes on the pontoon. This is going to protect those tubes from oxidization, staining from being in the water and retaining that gloss and shine of that surface while making it much easier to clean.
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Video 10 – Inflatable Ceramic Coating Product Overview
Here we have our Inflatable Ceramic Coating and this product is designed to be applied to inflatable tubes, Hypalon or PVC. This product will make the surface more rich and bring some color back to it while protecting it from UV rays and future fading while also making it hydrophobic and much easier to clean.
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Video 11 – Marine Shine & Shield Ceramic Spray Product Overview
Here we have our Marine Shine & Shield Ceramic Spray. This is our new formula that includes 42% active ingredient which is one of the highest on the market. This is allowing us to fill the pores and properly give you that length of protection and durability for the marine market. This product is going to make the surface super hydrophobic and very slick and add a lot of gloss. It’s a very simple spray-on / wipe-off application. And this can also be used as a maintenance product for the Marine Ceramic Coating.
It's important to note that this product does not remove oxidization so the surface does need to be properly buffed and prepped before applying the coating.
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Video 12 – Ceraglo Product Overview
Here we have our Ceraglo Polymer Infused Soap. This product is excellent! We have polymers that are going to increase shine and leave a layer of protection every time you wash your boat or your car. This is an ideal aftercare soap for applying to ceramic coating or our Marine Shine & Shield Ceramic Spray. This is a pH neutral soap that is not going to remove any sort of protection or sealant that’s on the surface. But it will also leave some protection behind.
Video 13 – X-Salt Product Overview
Here we have our X-Salt Concentrated Salt Remover. This product is designed to remove salt and hard water spots from the surface while also not affecting any sort of sealant, protection or ceramic coating that is on the surface. This can be sprayed directly on the surface for hard salt build-up or water spots. Or it can be added into your wash bucket with Nano Wash or Ceraglo to remove the salt from the surface while washing the boat.
Video 14 – Heavy Duty Cleaner Product Overview
Here we have our Heavy Duty Cleaner and this is for the toughest, dirtiest stains as well as removing any sort of wax or sealants that were previously on the boat. This product is something that you want to use before applying any sort of sealant or protective coating because it’s very aggressive and it will remove pretty much anything from the surface.
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Video 15 – All Purpose Cleaner Product Overview
Here we have our All-Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser. This is a concentrated product so we can use this to remove oils or grease stains, just using it at full strength, but you can also dilute it to use it on upholstery, vinyl cushions, as well as interior seats in your vehicle. Again, this is a product you would like to use before applying any sort of sealant or ceramic coating as it can remove and diminish protection.
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Video 16 – Surface Wipe Product Overview
Here we have our Surface Wipe. This is an alcohol-based cleaner. This is a product that you’re going to use to wipe down the surface after doing your buffing, compounding and polishing before applying the ceramic coating. What this is going to do is remove any oils or residues from the surface so that we have a completely clean surface before applying the ceramic coating.
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