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Old 05-08-2021, 12:55 PM   #1
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Ceramic and graphene paint protection

I've lusted for some time for a ceramic shine on my coach but couldn't either find the effort or the expense to have it done. Then I found out about graphene, and after some research I decided to buy some and do my coach with it. You may want to Google the stuff, it has some amazing properties in general, and, as paint protection in particular.


I had my coach fully detailed, so the hard work was done for me. There are different ways to add a graphene coating, I used the simplest: a light spray, a simple wipe, followed by a light buff. I did notice that any water spots left were removed quite quickly. Then you need to wait 24 hours for it to cure, and voila, a super shine that I am pleased with. Now we'll see how it holds up to road dirt, rain and sunshine.


One side note, to test the stuff differently I used it on my glasses. Same thing, light spray, wipe and buff. I was surprised it cleaned the glass better than the dedicated wipes I use. And finger marks seem to be repelled.


So there you have it, a first user account of graphene for a coach. Anything else comes up I'll follow up on this post.
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What Brand name of coating did you use? Did you use it on your windshield??
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What Brand name of coating did you use? Did you use it on your windshield??

I used Turtle Wax Graphene Flex. I did the windshield of my car but not the coach windshield, that's for tomorrow or the day after. It gets great reviews as a glass cleaner and protectant.


If I had to do it over I may go for the 303 Nano Graphene product, only because I have at least 10 years of favorable use of 303 protectant on my coaches.
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You said you had it detailed before. Was that just a good washing with no wax such as wash & wax? Did it get clayed before you did it?
Thanks for trying and reporting.
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You said you had it detailed before. Was that just a good washing with no wax such as wash & wax? Did it get clayed before you did it?
Thanks for trying and reporting.
I had it washed with a spray and dry wax soap. No other surface treatment, no clay, no special washes. The Graphene manufacturer, and the 303 Nano Graphene manufacturer, both recommend clay treatment if you're so inclined but unlike ceramic it is not required.

A simple way to apply it is to wash the coach with soap and hose it down, then spray on some Graphene while it is still wet, then hit it again with the hose to disperse the Graphene. The final step would be to dry the surface with a towel.

I highly recommend you to Google graphene, and you will find that it is considered to be revolutionary in scientific circles. It's black but has 98% optical transmission, 200 times stronger than steel by weight, 1000X lighter than paper. Also a super conductor if configured right, and it has unusual electrical and heat transfer characteristics. So much so that an application of Graphene on painted surfaces actually keeps the surface cooler by heat transmission. Winner of the Nobel prize in Physics, so fascinating reading.
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