Beware car coating companies that mislead you.
Imagine that you’ve just dropped some money on a brand-new coating for your car – one of those fancy “9H” layers that you’ve heard about. So you take your wheels to the car wash to make it shine, and before you even leave the wash bay, you realize that you’ve already got some scratches wearing through
Don’t let this happen to you! It pays to know what you’re dealing with when you’re talking about available coatings.
9H is often touted as a magical, quick solution that will protect your vehicle from everything short of a head-on collision, but this is not necessarily the case. For many coatings, even using a dirty cloth or brush – which can have particles, sand, dirt, or other debris stuck inside – can lead to scratches and scuffs if they are used on the paint. And furthermore, the coatings are not nearly as tough or durable as many shops lead you to believe: while many shops mislead their customers by claiming that 9H refers to the Moh’s Scale of Hardness – meaning the coating is nearly as hard as diamonds – they are simply scratch-resistant, not scratch-proof, and are about as hard as the graphite in a 9H pencil.
Now, to be fair, it is harder than a regular clear coat that comes on the car from the dealership…but if you want true traffic and weather protection, it’s best to invest in something that not only sits on the paint, but actually bonds to it, seals up the molecular gaps, and most importantly, lasts a long time and will not wear off by simple everyday activities. And for that kind of protection, you’ll have to look farther than just a regular 9H designation – you need nanotechnology!
The CS-II Ceramic Coating that we use at SR International sets a new standard for automotive protection – it is incredibly durable, exceptionally effective, and requires nothing more than a thin, one-time application. This is because it’s formulated to adhere to the paint below it, and fill in any minute imperfections at a molecular level, leading to a smooth surface that cannot be easily penetrated by dust, organic debris, or even a pressure washer stream.
If you’re extra serious about your vehicle’s paint protection, you can’t get any better than our premium coating, the CS-II Titanium. This 2-stage process coating packs the punch of the ceramic version, but adds an extra crystalline layer that offers unparalleled resistance to everything that a road vehicle encounters when you drive it.
So look for more than just the 9H code on the bottle that you buy – after all, you want your investment to deliver for years to come. Our crew at SR International in Calgary, Alberta is ready to help you choose the solution that’s best for you – whether it’s a coating, a film, a sealant, hydrophobic glass treatment, or one of our many other products – and we are passionate about making sure you drive away happy. Simply use our contact form, give us a call at 403-230-1166, or stop in to our shop in southeast Calgary at #80, 4797 22 St SE. We look forward to meeting you!