Nanolex Si3D Matte is an advanced silica-based coating formulated specifically to protect matt paint finishes and matt vinyl wraps without adding any gloss or otherwise altering their appearance. Developed in Germany, it uses the latest in low volatile content silicon (Si) technology to lay down a film of hybrid siloxane polymers and proprietary thermoplastic components that condenses rapidly to form a flexible matrix-like coating that bonds to treated 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 up to two years at a time, even on daily drivers (it is impervious to cleaning chemicals and pressure washing).
However, the benefits imparted by Nanolex Si3D Matte do not end with outstanding levels of protection and durability. Perhaps equally as importantly, treated surfaces become slicker feeling and more hydrophobic. This latter characteristic not only results in impressive beading upon contact with water, but also produces a strong self-cleaning effect (rainfall beads up and rolls off of treated surfaces, taking freshly deposited contaminants with it, akin to the Lotus Effect in nature). This results in treated bodywork staying appreciably cleaner for longer between routine washes, particularly in the winter.