Is it possible to make liquid glass with their hands

Today we once again touch on the subject of car polishing with liquid glass, and it is possible to make a cleaner with your own hands at home and if I can save it.

liquid glass for cars to do with their hands

What is liquid glass?

Many know that liquid glass is one of the types of polishes that is used for car polishing.

But it is correct to call this kind of polishes "Glass coat" glass coating, since it has nothing to do with industrial analogues: the solutions of silicates of sodium, potassium, lithium received the General title of "glass glue".

Recently, the polishing liquid glass technology "Glass coat" is widespread, especially before pre-sale preparation of the car as:

  1. Easy to apply;
  2. Gives the car a beautiful appearance, created the impression that the car just came off the Assembly line;
  3. Hides minor scratches and defects;
  4. Due to a hydrophobic effect good and long, usually 1 year, protects the body from external influences (road agents, sun rays, dust, dirt, water repellent, last);
  5. Saves money by reducing the amount of cleaning cars.

But this type of polishing has a number of disadvantages and requirements:

  1. Time-consuming preparatory work before applying Polish;
  2. A special mode of washing further, different from the standard;
  3. After about 3-6 months, the hydrophobic effect disappears because of the formation body oxide film (polluted air and so on). To remove the oxide film and re-gloss your car will have to buy a special degreasing agent for service of liquid glass and additional costs;
  4. The high cost of services in service and in garage conditions (relatively).

That last point has led many car owners to think, and how to make liquid glass with their own hands.

What is included in the composition of the liquid glass

To understand what is included in the liquid glass you need to contact the market and see what it offers, what ingredients lay manufacturers in this product.

The product is organic silicon composition silicon dioxide, usually is 10-20% of the total. When he applied to the body creates a passive film on the paint coating.

In other words, the passivation in which the surface of the machine is effectively protected from external influences.

As a result of passivation polymerization occurs, tiny crystals of glass fall on the body evenly with several layers and penetrate into the paintwork at the molecular level. Thickness of one layer is several microns.

In fact, silica, is the quartz to dissolve which can only hydrofluoric acid, absent in the environment.

Other, additional ingredients this is a commercial secret, each manufacturer may vary.

In fact, this type of Polish was to be called "silicon Dioxide", but the marketers came up with another, more sonorous name – "Liquid glass" to the product sold better.

liquid glass for car

Is it possible to do with their hands

Yes liquid glass to make possible, but provided that you're a chemist, and will be able to apply certain chemicals.

Simple owner, without in-depth knowledge in chemistry, make liquid glass alone is not possible. And the question arises, why do it? And what will be the guarantee that everything will be done properly and in the end, the resulting material will not damage the paintwork?

Now liquid glass for car polishing is produced at chemical plants in an industrial scale, so the cost of this type polishes lately dropped and buy this product everyone can.

Depending on the manufacturer and the volume of the polishes, its price will vary.

At one time for the polishing with liquid glass, depending on the brand of car, will go from 50 to 100 ml of the product.

The resulting effect, if you do everything correctly, will be long, usually 1 year. The savings are tangible, so as to wash the car motorist will be less.

But all this is assuming that the work will be carried out independently, because in the service station do this procedure is expensive, you can tell the cost too high, and therefore many can not afford.

High prices are justified by the application of supposedly exclusive products and special technology of application, but generally, the results of the work in the workshop and in the garage is not much distinctio.

The following are some suggestions on how to make work in the garage environment, but you already decide for yourself whether it is frozen with the manufacture of liquid glass.

Preparation for polishing

Before polishing with liquid glass, according to the manufacturer's recommendations should:

  1. The car is put in a clean, windless room;
  2. Thoroughly wash the car, rinse off all the road plaque, chemicals, traces of insects, and tar spots;
  3. Inspect the exterior for chips, scratches and rust;
  4. Degrease everything with a special paste to remove residues of silicone, wax protection, body fat and also to add Shine.

Application

Choose a liquid glass, which can be applied manually.

  1. Mix the two ingredients in certain proportions as specified in the regulations;
  2. Shake well the mixture for 2-3 minutes;
  3. Then apply the applicator to the target area of the body without leaving gaps;
  4. After 10-15 minutes, when the composition begins to crystallize, forming a matte film, all buff out with a towel supplied with the tool;
  5. RUB the finish with a cloth removing all stains;
  6. In the same way polished the other element of the body.

Usually the whole process takes 2 to 3 hours, if you use a consistent method of work.

If polishing parallel-to-serial way (yet kristallizuetsya one area to cover a part of another), then polished with liquid glass will go from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

Then be sure the car needed to stand at least 2 hours while on the body should not be exposed to debris or dust.

Within 10 days the car wash is impossible. After this time wash the special non-aggressive shampoo, preferably from the same manufacturer, to strengthen the composition of the polishes.

So is it worth to bother

The manufacture of liquid glass with your own hands is not justified (purely our opinion). It requires serious knowledge of complex reagents and equipment. But it is also important to know the right composition of such polishes.

Easier to buy the tool and perform the work independently, without resorting to the car wash (it's cheaper).

As you can see it is easy to do, the main thing to adhere to those rules, about which we told above.

04.09.2018