Follow The Kamikaze Collection range has established itself as a firm favourite among professional detailers, largely as a result of the impressive performance of their nano-coatings and their continuous efforts to introduce products that perform a truly unique function. Innovation is a key driving principle for the Japanese manufacturer, headed by Kai Morita. As an avid detailer, Kai founded Kamikaze Collection in 2013. Drawing on a decade of experience within Japan’s domestic product development network, Kamikaze Collection has relationships with forward-thinking, technologically advanced partners to produce a range that is truly revolutionary. They have steadily released a stream of successful car care products each of which has sought to solve a previously unsolved problem. An example of which is Artificial Clear Coat, a primer for soft paint finishes. Softer paint can be tricky to refine and can mark during the application of a ceramic coat. Artificial Clearcoat hides minor … [Read more...] about New From Kamikaze Collection: Zipang, Musashi & Over Coat 2
Posted by Victor Espeland on 02.02.18 Dr. Beasley’s car care philosophy has always been this: If it’s part of your car, it’s worth protecting. That’s why we’ve developed ceramic car coating systems for not just your paint, but for every surface on your car imaginable. We’ve got kits for your glass, headlights, plastic trim, you name it. Of course, with all these kits now available, it’s good to get a breakdown of how they all work. In this blog we’ll be taking a closer look at each kit in the Dr. Beasley’s coating line to get you up-to-date on what we have to offer. Ah, the Nano-Resin Pro Kit. With over ten years of protection and touting an unbelievable candy-like gloss, it represents the absolute pinnacle of what Dr. Beasley’s has to offer in a nano ceramic coating system. Released just last week, Nano-Resin Pro was conceived in response to the shortcomings we were constantly seeing in … [Read more...] about Ceramic Car Coating Kits From Dr. Beasley’s: The Breakdown
Posted by Jim Lafeber on 07.18.14 The perfect shine is the Holy Grail of the automotive appearance industry. For over a century, professionals have sought a magical solution ― a bullish, long-lasting shine product that is quick and easy to apply and will repel dirt, environmental contaminants, and rain so the vehicle has the best protection on the market. Some even looked for a product that would uphold a new car shine without waxing, which builds up on your paint and makes it cloudy, or buffing, which, over time, threatens the clear coat. So how far have we come in the world of “coatings”? What are Nano Coatings? Essentially, nano technology in the detailing industry utilizes a 9th century Mesopotamian trick. A trick in which pottery-makers created a metallic nano glaze made from copper, silver salts, and oxides that created a glittering effect on pottery that up through the Renaissance, made it distinctive for its ancient, shimmering luster. The term … [Read more...] about Nano Coatings: Are They Worth it?
Posted by Victor Espeland on 03.30.18 Ceramic coatings are the greatest thing to happen to car care since the dawn of carnauba wax – they last for years, give you great gloss, protect against micro-marring, and repel liquids for easy cleaning. The problem is, many people have it in their heads that a ceramic coating is something you can just apply and forget about, and that’s not exactly the case. Ceramic coatings do require occasional upkeep to maximize their lifespan, because as it happens, they weaken slightly over time as they are exposed to the elements. So how does this weakening happen, and what can you do to resist it? Let’s take a look! Loss of Gloss When your ceramic coating first cures, your paintwork’s gloss is nothing short of breathtaking. Unfortunately, this gloss dulls slightly over time, taking you from “breathtaking” to “decently shiny”. If you’re not a gloss fanatic, this … [Read more...] about Why You Need To Maintain Ceramic Coatings
The new technology allows vehicle manufactures to use the lightweight materials in places that have previously not been possible, such as aerodynamic aids near exhaust pipes or the exhaust shrouds themselves. The automotive industry is increasingly adopting composite components, largely to meet strict emissions regulations but also due to consumer demand for the aesthetic qualities of the materials. However, using composites close to heat sources has previously required some form of heat shielding, which adds components and is largely unaccepted by vehicle manufacturers looking to maintain the aesthetics of visible surfaces. “With new manufacturing techniques starting to make carbon composites more affordable, the material is increasingly offering an ideal solution where high strength must be combined with light weight,” explains Graeme Barette, Zircotec Group Director. “One of the barriers to adoption continues to be the material’s vulnerability to high … [Read more...] about Zircotec develops ceramic coatings for Class A surfaces