Liquid crystal display for car: how to apply with the hands,the pros and cons

Now the rental market cosmetics offers drivers the widest range of products for the maintenance of the car, among which a particular segment are the varnishes products. Usually they are a mixture of wax, silicones and polymers. The service life of the layer is short. As a general rule, it is a season, about 5-6 months if we are talking about quality formulations.

liquid glass for car

A special case is liquid crystal for automobiles, which is a special composition of synthetic ingredients. This tool not only gives the exterior a gorgeous Shine, but it also has many advantages over the best means.

The first liquid crystal display for car took place back in 2008 in Japan, and its popularity in a few years swept the world. Currently produce liquid glass for cars, not only in Japan, but Japanese trains are the most common.

The type of liquid crystal display for car

It is possible to identify three types of compounds that are known as liquid crystal, focusing on the main component operating:

  • A composition based on potassium. This product has a flexible structure. It gives the surface a high resistance to moisture, chemical components and precipitation.
  • A composition based on sodium. This type of polishing protects the surface not only of the earth and the damage, but it also has an effect antiseptic. Gives the treated surface resistant to fire.
  • On the basis of lithium. It is used in the automotive industry is quite rare, produced in small quantities and is usually used for thermal control coatings.

According to the method of application of the liquid crystal can be divided into two groups:

  • hardening yourself;
  • require additional fixation after the application.

Benefits of liquid glass auto body

Consider the main advantages of this method of treatment of the body:

  • The coating gives the surface of the body and other elements of the automobile particularly attractive brightness. Apply the composition can be also in plastic components. With this polishing, the car looks more presentable.
  • Apply film is completely transparent, so the color of the body after the procedure is not distorted, that only becomes deeper and juicier.
  • Durability – one of the main advantages of liquid crystal, even justifying its high cost. The service life of the layer can vary depending on the species means. On average it is about 1 year, and some formulations can last up to 3 years, offering the car an attractive look and reliable protection.
  • The ability of liquid crystal to dispose of the moisture and the dirt particles allowing them to keep the car in the cleaning and preservation.
  • The coating has anti-static characteristics. Do not stick to the dust particles.
  • The film protects the car body from adverse external influences, reduces the chance of body damage, has anticorrosive effect.
  • If necessary, the replacement of specific parts of the body, it is not necessary to completely remove the liquid crystal.

Disadvantages of liquid crystal auto body

The main disadvantage of liquid crystal is its price. If you carry out the procedure with their hands, all the cost is reduced to the acquisition of the high quality of the material for processing. If polishing is to be performed by the technical service, the cost is a result of the increase. Payment for services will vary depending on the class of car, the coatings, a variety of liquid crystal and the number of desired layers.

A relative drawback of this method can be considered the specificity of the intervention. If you carry out the application of liquid glass with their hands, it is important to note some of the complexities of the process. Otherwise, not only can not achieve the desired effect, but also spoil the look of the car.

How to apply liquid glass to you

polishing a car

Important: During the self-application of liquid crystal it is necessary to observe clearly the process, otherwise, is likely to spoil the appearance of the car. To remove liquid crystal after the solidification is extremely difficult.

To apply liquid crystal to the surface of the bodywork of the vehicle must buy the same tool (can be built with the agent curing), a cloth for polishing the car rags (the rags), gloves, a container and a tube for mixing.

Note: depending on the composition, manner of applying it to the bodywork of the vehicle may be different. Be sure to read the instructions for the melted glass.

Before you begin, you need to drive the car in a heated garage, if the work is carried out in the winter. If the job is to go in the summer, also the car is important to put in the room where it will receive direct sunlight. The optimal ambient temperature during work — from +10 to +40 degrees. Here is an instruction of how to apply liquid glass to a car body independently:

  1. The first thing to do is to prepare the body of the car. For this car you need to wash, dry and degrease the surface which is applied to the composition. It is best to use for degreasing special shampoos or medium.
    Note: If the vehicle has already been Polish, in preparation for the car that you need to make sure that he was completely removed from the surface that is applied to the liquid crystal.
  2. You can then move to the application. According to what is specified in the instructions for the casting of glass, mix the composition and to apply the appropriate amount on a small area of the surface;
  3. Wait for 1-2 minutes (depending on the speed of drying) and then wipe the treated surface with a damp cloth. Look at the result. If you are satisfied, you can move in the processing of all the body;
  4. From the tool hardens very quickly, it is recommended to process the parts separately, otherwise it will not be possible to carefully RUB the surface.

After you apply liquid glass to a car body to be completed, must let the car "dry" for 5-6 hours (sometimes the time can vary up to a day, depending on the composition).

Important: within 7 days after the application of liquid crystal on the surface of the vehicle may not be used to clear the body of chemical substances, including specialized shampoos.

The cost of liquid crystal, and at the top of the shooting

On average, the cost of liquid crystal is now on the market varies from 5 to 8 thousand roubles for a bottle. According to the model of the car and the area of the body, for the processing of all the car may need to buy a couple of bottles.

Among the most popular liquid crystal we can distinguish the following compositions: