Wolf’s ceramic coatings and surface protection
The Glass Guard, Rim Shield, Ceramic Glaze, Ceramic Polish are hybrid ceramic coatings of Wolf Ltd’s products.
The HideRophobe, TheTextil Coat, The Trim Coat, and the paint sealents (Ceramic Pant Sealant MJ and BG) are considered as ceramic coatings because these coats are containing Si02 (Silicium Oxide) and their thickness can be measured by microns. The amount of their protectiveness and lasting is basically defined by the thickness of the coats.
The build of super hidrophobe ceramic coats:
1./ The first or “bonding layer” connects to the surface. This bond can be chemical or physical. The chemical bond can only be formed on surfaces (for example glass) that are chemically active. The bond on chemically inactive surfaces is formed phisically.
2./ There is such a glassy middle frame over the „bonding layer” (this is the „ which is in charge of the hardness, wear-proof of the ceramic coat.
3./ The third “hydrophobic layer” bonds to the previously formed layer and provides the surface roughness which creates the hydrophobic lotus effect, and doesn’t let anything to stict to it roughly. This layer provides a layer that makes the water and other contaminants repel in stead of sticking on. This is a self-cleaning feature which is true to most of Wolf’s ceramic coats.
This is the most vulnerable layer of this coat because it consumes most of all the environment’s effects. The coat is able to lose it’s hydrophobity by touching with aggressive chemical compounds, mechanic effects.
The features of ceramic coats:
The uppermost layer is pretty thin (measured in microns) which provides the most important feature of the coat, considered as the lotus effect (self-cleaning).
All in all, the ’’hardness’’ ’’thickness’’ is which provides the durability of the middle layer which is such rough and vitreous.