It is 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 net with their own hands at home and if I can save it.

liquid crystal display for a car for to do with their hands

What is liquid crystal?

Many know that the liquid crystal is one of the types of varnishes that are used for car polishing.

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

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

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

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

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

This 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 crystal display you need to contact the market and see what offers, what ingredients to put the manufacturers of this product.

The product is organic silicon composition silicon dioxide, usually is 10-20% of the total. When it was 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, small crystals of glass fell on the body of the evenly with several layers and penetrate into the paint at the molecular level. The thickness of the layer is several microns.

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

Other additional ingredients that is a trade secret, each manufacturer can vary.

In fact, this type of Polish it was called "silicon Dioxide", but the sellers went with another, more sonorous name of "Liquid glass" product that sells better.

liquid glass for car

It is possible to do with their hands

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

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

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

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

In a time of polished with liquid crystal, depending on the brand of the car, it will go from 50 to 100 ml of the product.

The resulting effect, if you do everything correctly, will be a long, usually 1 year. The savings are tangible, as well as for washing the car driver will be less.

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

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

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

Preparation for polishing

Before polishing with liquid crystal display, according to the manufacturer has recommendations:

  1. The car is placed in a clean, windless room;
  2. Thoroughly wash the car, rinse all the way from the plaque, chemicals, remains 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, fat in the body and also to give Brightness.

Application

Choose a liquid crystal, 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. After applying the applicator to the target area of the body without leaving gaps;
  4. After 10-15 minutes, when the dough begins to crystallize, forming a matte film, all buff out with a towel supplied with the tool;
  5. RUB the finish with a cloth to remove all the stains;
  6. In the same way polished the other element of the body.

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

If polishing of the parallel to series mode (still kristallizuetsya an area to cover a part of another), then polished with liquid glass will go from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

Then, make sure that the car needed to be at least 2 hours, while in the body should not be exposed to debris or dust.

In the period of 10 days, the washing of cars is impossible. After this time, the wash special and non-aggressive shampoo, preferably of the same manufacturer, to strengthen the composition of the polishes.

So is it worth the bother

The manufacture of liquid glass with their own hands is not justified (purely our opinion). It requires serious knowledge of the 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 task independently, without having to resort to the car wash (it is cheaper).

As you can see, it is easy to do, the most important to adhere to the rules, about what we said earlier.

04.09.2018