Benefit #1 – Protection from Exposure to UV Rays
Benefit #2 – Improves Clean-Up and Maintenance
Benefit #3 – Less Drag Equals Better Performance and Efficiency
UV – Ultra-Violet Radiation is responsible for causing physical damage to a surface. UV rays can cause clear coats on the painted surface, gel coat, fiberglass, and textiles to oxidize, crack, and lose their depth and shine. IR – Infrared Radiation is produced by the sun – and is responsible for creating heat.
There are a lot of ceramic coatings on the market. Some advertise themselves as an all-in-one solution – that can be installed on different materials. Most of those solutions won’t hold up due to one logical fact – each material is unique. For example, a ceramic coating for gel coat and clear coated paint needs to be extremely thick – as the product contains more carrier solvents to help the coating bond to those hard surfaces.
We spoke about hydrophobic properties above – being a significant reason why it’s easier to clean your sailboat, yacht, jet ski, or fishing boat. However, when installed on the hull, it can also make it easier for your ship to slip through the water. This is possible due to the reduced drag that is produced.