If you’ve been following our blog for a while – it’s clear that Armor Shield IX is the shizzle per nizzle for protecting automotive paint. But – did you know that it can be applied to plastics? Or tiles? How about those badges that announce to the world how bitchin’ and exclusive your ride is? We even have an entire post that guides you on how to use ceramic coatings on plastic!
The simple truth is that a DIY ceramic coating like Armor Shield IX can be applied to anything that has a porous surface. In fact, there are items inside your home, office, or in the garage – that could benefit from some loving from The King.
The video below is a brand new one – we launched yesterday; produced, directed and staring Andrew – our social media bearded wonder. In the video, he shows 8 items that you never thought could be ceramic coated.
Enjoy the video – and read below for some additional info if you’re thinking about using Armor Shield IX for more than just protecting the paint of your precious ride.
We’ve explored how great ceramic coatings work on windshields on a few of our previous blogs. But, with the winter season quickly approaching, it might be a good idea to apply that extra Armor Shield IX DIY ceramic coating on your front windshield and rear window.
You see – ceramic coating bonds to anything porous – even those seamlessly flat but rather jagged windows. Using nanotechnology, the ceramic coating penetrates those imperfections, fills the valley’s, hardens, and results in an exceptionally flat surface. This is what helps to make ceramic coated materials exceptionally hydrophobic.
If you’re going to apply it to your front windshield, go ahead and apply it on your side-view mirrors, side windows, and rear window as well. Water spots will be a thing of the past and visibility may improve. Plus, it makes removing ice easier.
A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about how nanocoating products can help protect headlights from exposure to UV light and thus, developing oxidation. This oxidation leads to clouding the headlight lens, which reduces light production, making it harder to see at night. The coating bonds to plastic or glass headlight lamps, providing exceptional UV protection also making it easier to resist road grime, and ice melt.
We don’t need any stinking badges. But some people are proud of their limited-edition Mustang, Vette, or want everyone to know they’re driving a Tesla. It’s all good – you’ve worked hard, bought a badass ride – why not flaunt it?
A ceramic coating can easily be applied to those shiny badges, to reduce the potential of fading due to excessive exposure to the elements.
The Grille and Splitters
The front end of any vehicle gets slaughtered with bug guts, small pebbles, and other crap. However, since the grille and those pesky front-end splitters are porous; they can likewise be coated with a ceramic coating. This is especially helpful for cleaning those front-end areas after a long road trip, and a plethora of suicidal bugs.
The plastic trim can get faded rather quickly, regardless of how much wet, shiny stuff you apply. Ceramic coatings are exceptional for protecting the trim of headlights, windows, doors, brake lights and more. It’s best to use some isopropyl alcohol or IPA spray to prep for applying a ceramic coating.
Shower Tiles and Glass
If you’re tired of washing those shower tiles, Armor Shield IX can help. Seriously – since it makes things hydrophobic, and resist water spots from forming, it’s great for tiles in showers or bathtubs. It’s also a great solution for those living in areas with hard water or calcium-rich water, as it will protect the items from developing hard water spots.
Applying it to the shower glass is likewise a smart idea, for those who hate having to squeegee the glass after every, single shower.
Stainless Steel Appliances
OK – so I honestly never considered this one. But, again – if it’s porous, and made of metal, plastic, vinyl or other stuff, the ceramic coating will adhere, bond, and protect. If you hate constantly wiping your stainless-steel refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave or countertops (seriously – many dudes love that shit), consider using a ceramic coating.
Another of the “I never would have even considered this” (so props Andrew) – is the ceramic coating on a cell phone glass. Now, let’s be clear, this won’t make it shatterproof, so you’ll still have to use that Otter Box if you’re a clumsy f@cker like me. However, it will help reduce fingerprints but will not impact the fingerprint ID.
The simple truth is that a DIY ceramic coating like Armor Shield IX has limitless applications. So -- what are your ideas? What would you – or have you used Armor Shield IX to protect – besides the items listed above? Send us your ideas by dropping a comment below, sharing with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.