Nanolex Spray Sealant is an entry level product in the Nanolex range of silica-based coatings. Like its siblings, it simultaneously protects and enhances the appearance of automotive paint, but its durability (6+ months) is not quite as high. As it cures, Nanolex Spray Sealant forms a reflective silica-based microfilm that not only protects against bird droppings, bug splatter, brake dust and harmful UV radiation, but which also beads very strongly and thus partially mimics the self-cleaning properties of Lotus leaves in nature (the Lotus Effect). How good is this effect? The answer is pretty good; in many cases it will enable you to wait an extra week or two in between washes without your car looking any worse for wear.
Notwithstanding the above benefits, another thing we particularly like about Nanolex Spray Sealant is the way it goes on and off. Many of the first generation nanotechnology coatings that hit the UK market a few years ago were tricky to work with, because their solvent carriers flashed off almost immediately upon contact. This meant that it was hard to see where you had been on each panel, and that any remaining residue was often difficult to buff off. Although Nanolex Spray Sealant was launched in the same era, it never posed the same issues. As a result, it's fair to say that it was one of the first enthusiast-friendly nanotechnology coatings to hit the market, and it remains an excellent choice today.
Nanolex Spray Sealant is a nanotechnology coating that simultaneously protects and enhances the appearance of automotive paint. Developed and bottled in Germany, it uses a wet sol-gel delivery technique to lay down silica and other nano-scale components to form a highly reflective microfilm that chemically bonds to painted surfaces at the molecular level. As a result, it provides excellent protection against bird droppings, bug splatter, brake dust, road salt and harmful UV radiation from the sun for upwards of six months at a time (the microfilm is highly resistant to strong detergents and pressure washing, and once fully cured can only be removed by machine polishing).
However, the benefits imparted by Nanolex Spray Sealant do not end with a durable good looking finish. Perhaps even more importantly, treated surfaces become strongly hydrophobic (water hating). This not only results in impressive beading upon contact with water, but also encourages a degree of self-cleaning (strong hydrophobicity results in more contaminants being picked up and carried away by rainfall and runoff rather than being deposited in situ, akin to the Lotus Effect in nature). This characteristic causes the bodywork to stay cleaner for longer, extending the intervals between routine washes and reducing the need for maintenance.
Nanolex Spray Sealant should be applied in a warm, dry, well-ventilated space out of direct sunlight. To protect your skin, we recommend wearing PB Nitrile Gloves during the application process. To achieve the expected performance benefits associated with Nanolex Spray Sealant, it is necessary to properly clean the surfaces to be treated in advance with Nanolex EX, as this ensures that all traces of residual grease and grime, along with other unwanted oils and old product residues, are removed (the cleaner the surface is before the coating is applied, the longer the protective microfilm will last).
Before applying the coating, shake the bottle vigorously to ensure that the contents are fully mixed. Next, lightly wet a Nanolex Cotton Applicator Pad with product and begin wiping it evenly over the surfaces to be treated. The resulting film should be left to dry for no longer than 10 minutes before being buffed off with a Nanolex Microfibre Buffing Towel, so we recommend treating no more than 3-4 panels in one go. The coating must then be allowed to cure for a minimum of 2 hours before being exposed to the elements (please note that you should avoid washing the car for a minimum of 72 hours following application).
|Emits strong fumes:|
|Application method:||By hand only|
|Durability:||6 months +|
|Recommended for:||Cool colours & metallic/pearlescent finishes|