Category Archives: Nanotechnology Coatings

Aston Martin V8 Vantage – Restored and Protected – Part II

In Restored and Protected – Part I we highlighted the multi-stage machine polishing required to remove serious defects from the Aston Martin’s paint and it was now ready to have paint protection film (PPF) strategically installed on the car prior to the remaining paintwork, wheels and glass being ceramic coated. XPEL’s specialist software creates highly customised patterns […]

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Kamikaze Collection ZIPANG – Self-Healing Ceramic Coat Product Test

Ceramic coatings began in Japan as the answer to the delicate finish typically associated with their car manufacturers. These days, there is a plethora of ceramic coatings available to car care enthusiasts, with many manufacturers offering their own versions of ceramic coatings based on nano technology. However, whilst many of these are variations on a theme, […]

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Getting The Most From Nanotechnology Based Automotive Coatings

For many, professionally applying Nanotechnology-based coatings (nano-coatings) to automotive paintwork and wheels is the preferred method of protection. Nano-coatings are tough, durable sealants with high resilience to extremes of pH. They inhibit the adherence of contamination and in addition to providing high gloss levels, they also repel water. As the technology evolves and their use […]

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Kamikaze Collection – The ‘Kaizen’ Approach To Car Care

Designed, developed and produced in Japan, Kamikaze Collection is the brainchild of Kai Morita, a passionate car care enthusiast who bought his first rotary polisher at just fourteen years old. At the time, the Japanese car care industry was just beginning to develop glass coats to combat the notoriously soft finish of Japanese vehicles. However, […]

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Exclusive First Test: Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light Protection For A Tesla P90D

Gtechniq Crystal Serum raised the bar for the performance expected from a nanotechnology-based ceramic sealant, providing exceptional levels of resistance to swirls and extremes of pH. Once cured, the coating is so durable it can only be removed by wet sanding followed by machine polishing. Up until now Crystal Serum has only been available as […]

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Kamikaze Collection Artificial Clearcoat – Finally, A Durable Solution For Ultra-Sensitive Paint Finishes?

Ceramic sealants are known for providing swirl resistance protection to automotive clearcoats and this is particularly useful for cars with sensitive finishes which mar easily. However, some clearcoats are so delicate they become blemished as the sealant is being applied. Japanese marques, particularly with dark coloured paintwork are notoriously difficult to refine and apply sealant […]

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State-Of-The-Art Glasscoat Protection For A Mini John Cooper Works

Keen to ensure UF customers always have access to the most cutting edge car care products available, our team are always on the lookout for products that offer something different. When UF was recently introduced to Kamikaze-Collection, a Japanese glasscoat manufacturer that uses state-of-the-art technology in all of their products it followed that trials should be conducted. Initial […]

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Product Test: Ferrari 599 GTB Shows Off GEN-3 Glasscoat Protection

UF was recently approached and asked to test and evaluate GEN-3 Glasscoat in the UF Detailing Studio. As a retailer of ceramic coatings from several leading manufacturers, many of which are also used in the studio, we were interested to see how GEN-3 compared. GEN-3 Glasscoat is approved by twelve major car manufacturers across UK and […]

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Carnauba Wax Vs Ceramic Sealant – You Decide!

One of the most frequent questions the UF team is asked is: “which is better? A natural wax or a ceramic sealant”. On the surface it appears the answer should be simple, but, as with so many things, appearances are deceptive! The short answer is: it depends on what you’re trying to achieve and the […]

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BMW M4 Dynamically Protected with GYEON Q2 Mohs+

Originally, for BMW, the M designation was created as part of their race car programme, however it soon became a badge associated with higher specification models of their standard road-going models. M-Power cars are renowned for their race-inspired modifications and to this day remain the performance car of choice for many who crave the excitement […]

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