THE ULTIMATE SURFACE PROTECTION PROCESS
Restoration, preparation, and protection – from dull and oxidized to a better-than-new finish with superior surface protection for newer boats.
Glidecoat has become the leader in the next generation of top coating protection by using state-of-the-art materials and science. We have engineered a range of professionally applied products that utilize smart surface nano-technology.
At Glidecoat, we have been focused on the development of surface protection solutions for several years. Based on our own extensive experimentation and testing, we have developed the right mix of components, coupled with a proprietary application process that allows us to protect a new boat or to restore a powerboat or yacht, to the same surface conditions as the day it left the factory. Nano-ceramic coating is the result of an application where actual nano-ceramic particles build a consistent network of molecules on a surface. This then makes that surface resistant to extreme corrosion, chemicals, and UV. It also restores colour, gloss, and surface hardness. In addition, the surface becomes hydrophobic and repels water and dirt. This means it can be easily cleaned with a hose.
Climatic conditions have proven to be very harsh on today’s yachts, boats, and watercraft. High UV levels, acid rain, dirt, and salt in the air require an almost endless amount of maintenance. All boats on the water employ marine gel coat or paint, polished metal, fabrics, and canvas. All of which suffer from corrosion and damage caused by salt, dirt, and UV rays.
There have been many advances in marine technology like joystick docking, night vision, and cartography along with many others. However, the way we maintain our boat has not changed at all. We still use wax to protect against UV damage and maintain the overall appearance. Wax being a soft material is easily broken down by the sun, salt, and dirt. It also does not entirely stop the UV rays from breaking down the gel coat or paint and damaging them. Depending on your geographic location, you could have to wax your boat every three months just to maintain the appearance of your boat! White areas show the damage less, but today’s boat styles often utilize many colours. Colour fading can increase the need for frequent waxing and regular maintenance to keep its fresh appearance.
A boat goes through many stages in its life cycle; periods of constant maintenance mixed with periods of heavy usage and periods of little or no use at all. Through its life cycle, the gel coat and paint will always be dealing with the elements. Every time the gel coat or paint gets chalky, buffing and waxing are done to return its lustre and shine. Following this process, however, is slowly breaking down the layers of gel coat or paint. Continuing down this road will eventually lead to the costly job of re-painting. Here at Glidecoat, we have discovered a better way.
A BETTER WAY
Glidecoat has become the leader in the next generation of Ceramic Coating protection by using state of the art materials and science. We have engineered a range of products that utilize Smart Surface Technology. Now not just creating an unbeatable lustre and shine but also making the surface more functional. Glidecoat uses Nano-technology and state of the art polymers to fill in the microscopic pores and scratches on surfaces like marine gel coat, marine paint, and polished metal like stainless steel and brass. Our ceramic coatings make your boat’s surface hydrophobic and super smooth. Contaminates like dirt, salt, and fish blood can be rinsed away because they are not absorbed into the surface, they are actually sitting on top of it.
Glidecoat is a hard coating, unlike wax and other polishes. A Glidecoat surface is diamond-hard creating a barrier that, depending on your location and climate, will last for up to 18 months. The hard polymer coating also reflects UV rays instead of dampening them like wax, giving you maximum protection. Now you can restore dark and light colours that are chalky and sun-faded to a more vibrant, deeper colour with a better-than-new shine.
Glidecoat’s Marine Ceramic Coating has been developed to make the application process straight forward and something the average boat owner can do themselves. For DIY’ers the trick to applying our ceramic coating is the preparation. It is essential that the boat is fully restored, using a good wash, compounding, and polishing to remove any oxidization, stains, salt, watermarks, etc. To make this easy, we have created a Top Coating Kit. Included are all the materials you need to compound, polish, and apply a ceramic coating to your boat.
For new boats, at a minimum, we suggest a light polish before application. In this case, we recommend purchasing the Marine Ceramic Coating separately.
MARINE TOP COATING KIT is currently available in 3 sizes – for boats up to 7m, 9m and 12m
Each kit contains:
- Marine Ceramic Coating
- Nano Wash
- Medium Cut Nano Compound
- Nano Polish
- Surface Wipe
- Application Sponges
- Microfibre Towels
- Protective Gloves
- Complete application instructions