You wouldn’t go out in the rain without an umbrella unless you expect some damage and perhaps a cold. Many Asian ladies won’t even go out in the sun with out an umbrella. We need it for protection. Your car paint needs protection too! Car manufacturers protect the delicate, soft paint from damage with a clear coat.
But, what is clear coat? Clear coat is paint or resin with no pigments and hence imparts no color to the car. It’s simply a layer of clear resin that is applied over colored resin. Almost 95 percent of all vehicles manufactured today have a clear coat finish.
Pros of Clear Coat Car Paint
Clear car paint not only makes your car look shiny and more glamorous, it makes the car paint look wetter and deeper. However, there are other functional advantages that are of greater importance.
- A major advantage is that this coat provides protection from the sun and ultraviolet rays that cause the car paint to fade.
- Your car paint appears new for a longer period of time.
- Shallow surface defects and spotting caused by acid rain can be buffed out without damaging the paint, if the car is protected with a layer of clear coat.
- Most manufacturers now use water base color coats and these require a clear coat for protection. Manufacturers separate the top coat into a color coat and a clear coat and by doing so they reduce the use of solvents that are pollutants by nature.
Clear Coat brings shine, but danger as well!
While it is true that clear coat finishes are harder and more resistant to oxidation. However they are more sensitive to scratches and you should be careful not to use abrasive rubbing or polishing compounds on them.
Oxidation and scratches
These finishes are also prone to oxidation. Without clear coat, your car would suffer from severe oxidation in a year or two. This is delayed with the clear coat since the clear coat has no color, it can’t fade or lose brightness, but depending on the environment to which the car is exposed, the clear coat can become dull. This fading occurs slowly and you might not perceive any change on a day-to-day basis. You can safeguard against this by parking the car in a garage away from the sun’s heat and ultraviolet radiation.
Surface contaminants such as acid rain, rain dust, airborne pollutants, bird droppings, bug splatter and industrial fallout can cause clear coat finishes to look faded. This is because as these contaminants accumulate on the surface of the car, the reflective quality of the finish gets reduced. Which in turn causes the gloss to diminish and the paint to look dull.
So, to summarize. Clear coat is a clear resin that allows the color paint to shine through, to dazzle. Without it, your car paint would not last long. Clear coat also protects your car paint from swirls, water marks and acid rain. But, your clear coat can EASiLY become damaged. It is soft, so scratches, swirls and water marks and even dullness can result from our environment, cleaning, sun and elements. Clear coat is not immune from damage, and it can easily become sick.
We need to protect our clear coat.
We could put on some film (big mistake) or use wax (another mistake) to try to protect it. Or we could use the very best option on the market today, Blue Flame by Sierra Glow. Our coating protects your delicate and important clear coat layer. You really don’t want to damage the clear coat…and just washing it wrong will easily scratch it. So, let’s protect it. Sierra Glow protects it…we warranty it.
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