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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, although more semi-permanent.  Armor Shield IX should be thought of as adding another clear coat to the paint’s surface. This new clear coat is glossier, chemical resistant, and harder than the original clear coat. Eventually the clear coat will wear away over the years; its overall longevity depends on conditions, cleaning frequency and proper application.

  • 9H Hardness
    Hardness of ceramic coatings play an important role in determining the level of scratch resistance expected. One easy method of evaluating scratch resistance of ceramic coating hardness is with a grading pencil test, which requires the use of a kit of pencils with assorted densities from H(softest) to 9H(hardest). Each pencil is used to make lines in the coating; the first pencil in order that does not scratch the coating determines hardness. Armor Shield’s base coat ceramic formula measures at 9H on the hardness scale; the highest possible scratch resistance currently offered in a nano-ceramic coating.
     
  • 3D Deep Gloss
    Condensed Nano-Bionic particles with superior crosslinking abilities provide tough 3D structure high gloss flexible coating.
     
  • Hydrophobic & Antifouling
    Our new generation nanabionic ceramic technology mimics nature’s Lotus effect, the lotus effect refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of lotus flower.
     
  • Nanomaterials
    These materials describe, materials of which a single unit is sized 1 and 1000 nanometers.
     
  • Anti UV
    Prevents paint from fading and oxidation.
     
  • Anti-Acid Rain
    Durable protection against acid rain.
     
  • Self-Cleaning
    Dust blows off dirt washes off easily.
     
  • Antistatic
    Repels dust from the paint work.
     
  • Anti-Calcium
    Prevents water spots 

No very important!  The application of  Armor Shield IX should be done on a single panel at a time (e.g. hood, fender, trunk) ensuring complete coverage and reducing the possibility of letting the product dry too long.

Missed spots can be fixed easily. Just apply more Armor Shield IX to the missed area that was missed, then buff off. It will level itself with the previously treated surface on its own.

Armor Shield IX will be dry to touch within 4 hours, at which point the vehicle is ready to drive/use. Over the next 2 days Armor Shield will continue to become harder until the surface reaches a 9H hardness.

Yes you can.

However, it might result in slightly less complete coverage due to perhaps rain washing it off before it
dries etc.

We recommend to allow to dry for at least 24 hours without interruption.

We recommend wearing safety gloves when applying.

A mask is recommended for applications in closed or very poorly ventilated areas.

Coated vehicles are much easier to maintain, especially since you will not need to frequently clay, polish, or wax the paint in order to keep it protected from the elements. However, it is important to note that no ceramic coating is bullet proof and the finish will begin to degrade if neglected or improperly cared for.

We recommend to:

  1. Wash on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination build up.
  2. Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting.
  3. Wash from the top down leaving the dirtiest sections for last to avoid cross contamination.
  4. Use the “two bucket” method – one bucket for rinsing your sponge/mitt and one for soapy water.
  5. Use separate soap and sponge/mitt for wheels.

Coatings are graded on a graphite hardness scale like pencils.

Think of it this way: on a graphite scale, 9H is the hardest form. 

One easy method of evaluating scratch resistance of ceramic coating hardness is with a grading pencil test, which requires the use of a kit of pencils with assorted densities from H(softest) to 9H(hardest). Each pencil is used to make lines in the coating; the first pencil in order that does not scratch the coating determines hardness. Armor Shield’s base coat ceramic formula measures at 9H on the hardness scale; the highest possible scratch resistance currently offered in a nano-ceramic coating.

Ha no!  Our product is not wax. It can last 2-5 years.  So just the one coating is fine.

Yes, although more semi-permanent.  Armor Shield IX should be thought of as adding another clear coat to the paint’s surface. This new clear coat is glossier, chemical resistant, and harder than the original clear coat. Eventually the clear coat will wear away over the years; its overall longevity depends on conditions, cleaning frequency and proper application.

  • 9H Hardness
    Hardness of ceramic coatings play an important role in determining the level of scratch resistance expected. One easy method of evaluating scratch resistance of ceramic coating hardness is with a grading pencil test, which requires the use of a kit of pencils with assorted densities from H(softest) to 9H(hardest). Each pencil is used to make lines in the coating; the first pencil in order that does not scratch the coating determines hardness. Armor Shield’s base coat ceramic formula measures at 9H on the hardness scale; the highest possible scratch resistance currently offered in a nano-ceramic coating.
     
  • 3D Deep Gloss
    Condensed Nano-Bionic particles with superior crosslinking abilities provide tough 3D structure high gloss flexible coating.
     
  • Hydrophobic & Antifouling
    Our new generation nanabionic ceramic technology mimics nature’s Lotus effect, the lotus effect refers to self-cleaning properties that are a result of ultrahydrophobicity as exhibited by the leaves of lotus flower.
     
  • Nanomaterials
    These materials describe, materials of which a single unit is sized 1 and 1000 nanometers.
     
  • Anti UV
    Prevents paint from fading and oxidation.
     
  • Anti-Acid Rain
    Durable protection against acid rain.
     
  • Self-Cleaning
    Dust blows off dirt washes off easily.
     
  • Antistatic
    Repels dust from the paint work.
     
  • Anti-Calcium
    Prevents water spots 

No very important!  The application of  Armor Shield IX should be done on a single panel at a time (e.g. hood, fender, trunk) ensuring complete coverage and reducing the possibility of letting the product dry too long.

Missed spots can be fixed easily. Just apply more Armor Shield IX to the missed area that was missed, then buff off. It will level itself with the previously treated surface on its own.

Armor Shield IX will be dry to touch within 4 hours, at which point the vehicle is ready to drive/use. Over the next 2 days Armor Shield will continue to become harder until the surface reaches a 9H hardness.

Yes you can.

However, it might result in slightly less complete coverage due to perhaps rain washing it off before it
dries etc.

We recommend to allow to dry for at least 24 hours without interruption.

We recommend wearing safety gloves when applying.

A mask is recommended for applications in closed or very poorly ventilated areas.

Coated vehicles are much easier to maintain, especially since you will not need to frequently clay, polish, or wax the paint in order to keep it protected from the elements. However, it is important to note that no ceramic coating is bullet proof and the finish will begin to degrade if neglected or improperly cared for.

We recommend to:

  1. Wash on a bi-weekly basis to avoid excessive contamination build up.
  2. Avoid washing in direct sunlight to minimize streaking and water spotting.
  3. Wash from the top down leaving the dirtiest sections for last to avoid cross contamination.
  4. Use the “two bucket” method – one bucket for rinsing your sponge/mitt and one for soapy water.
  5. Use separate soap and sponge/mitt for wheels.

Coatings are graded on a graphite hardness scale like pencils.

Think of it this way: on a graphite scale, 9H is the hardest form. 

One easy method of evaluating scratch resistance of ceramic coating hardness is with a grading pencil test, which requires the use of a kit of pencils with assorted densities from H(softest) to 9H(hardest). Each pencil is used to make lines in the coating; the first pencil in order that does not scratch the coating determines hardness. Armor Shield’s base coat ceramic formula measures at 9H on the hardness scale; the highest possible scratch resistance currently offered in a nano-ceramic coating.

Ha no!  Our product is not wax. It can last 2-5 years.  So just the one coating is fine.

We know you’re convinced now.

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These are our recommended quantities for the respective type of vehicle. The Volume Savings can be seen besides/below.

Type of VehicleRecommended QuantityVolume Savings
motorcycle   Motorcycle1 bottle*
small car   Small car1 bottle*
sedan   Sedan2 bottles*Save $35 (25%)
pick-up truck   Pick-up2 bottles*Save $35 (25%)
jeep   Jeep2 bottles*Save $35 (25%)
suv   SUV3 bottles*Save $70 (33%)
van   VAN3 bottles*Save $70 (33%)
boat   Boat4 bottles+*Save $110 (39%)

*Please note that it may be a good idea getting an extra bottle, ensuring you don’t run out when doing an application.