Modesta Glass Coating Review
July 17, 2017
Glass coating is popular among owners of luxury cars because of its exceptional benefits. Out of all the glass coating products available on the market, Modesta glass coating products are among the most sophisticated and best performing. These products are for professional use and owners of exclusive cars regularly see their benefits. What makes Modesta glass coating special? Is Modesta coating the right product for your car?
Your Thorough Review Guide for Modesta Glass Coating Products
What Is Modesta Glass Coating?
It is a liquid glass coating that hardens into a thick, impenetrable glass-like layer on the surface of your car. The glass layer, a high-grade silicium, is created when the coating chemically reacts with the paint. This chemical bond ensures strong adhesion of the coating to the paint surface. Modesta offers the longest lasting protection against mechanical and chemical damage.
Modesta Coating Special Features
Wouldn’t it be great to have a protective coating that is harder than your vehicle’s original finish? Modesta products provide exactly that. It has hydrophilic (i.e., water-repelling) properties that make water slide off the car’s surface rather than forming beads that eventually cause rusting and oxidation. Thus, dust and dirt come off with the water, creating a self-cleaning effect.
Types of Modesta Glass Coating
There are nine products in Modesta’s glass coating line. They are named BC-01 to BC-06, BC-08, BC-09 and Paul Dalton’s Private Label (PL). All of them claim to give your car a shiny and glossy finish and have 3 to 5 μm layer thickness that provides superior protection for 3 to 10 years. Products mainly differ in their formulation, special features, and method of application.
Modesta uses inorganic components in their coatings’ formulas to make them more resistant to oxidation. With PL, detailing expert Mr. Paul Dalton together with Japanese chemical engineers combined the benefits of both organic and inorganic technologies. Each innovation in the formulation offers a unique feature. The combination of liquid glass and titanium dioxide in BC-03 makes it completely resistant to oxidation. The three-dimensional molecular frame of the BC-05 gives it a unique “candy-like” gloss. BC-03 is stain-resistant and heatproof up to 700 °C because of its tight molecular structure.
How to Apply Modesta Coating
There are three ways of applying the liquid glass coating to your car: wet, dry and spray application.
The vehicle to be treated needs to be clean and blemish-free before applying the liquid glass coating. To achieve this state, certain steps need to be done like a detailed wash, de-waxing, clay barring, polishing and buffing, and paint cleansing. Clay barring removes contaminants embedded in the paint like brake dust or acid rain. Polishing and buffing remove swirl marks and light scratches.
Products that require this method are applied using a damp applicator. Right after the application, the car’s surface is wiped with a damp microfibre. Then, you should leave it to cure under 70 °C heat lamps or infrared lights. BC-01, BC-02, BC-03, and BC-04 require wet application.
Dry application means applying the liquid glass coating products using a dry applicator. BC-05 and PL use this method. A primer (P-01A) is applied before BC-05. After application, a dry microfibre is used to wipe off the surface. PL includes a base coat and a top coat instead of a primer. After application, leave the coating to cure.
BC-06 application requires the use of a paint gun with a nitrous oxide propellant. Most of the time a vehicle requires more than one layer of the glass coating. After applying all the layers, the vehicle will undergo a similar curing process.
How Effective Are These Products?
One of the features that vehicle owners love about Modesta glass coating products is how water-repellant they are. It is amazing how water slides right off the car when it rains. And since there is no beading, the vehicle won’t have any traces from the rain. The coating’s self-cleaning properties keep the car clean for a longer time.
Another feature that users love about Modesta is the unique “candy-like” gloss. Dullness, scratches, and oxidation in the paint are restored and renewed to look better than brand new. It gives the paint deeper color hues and shine.
How Much Do They Cost?
The price of this coating depends on the size of your car and the extent of the coverage (e.g., exterior only, full exterior and interior). The cost can range from $770 for a BC-05 to $2,750 for the PL line.
Application of glass coating products like Modesta, Opticoat Pro, or CQuartz Finest needs to be performed by a professional who has the necessary skills and equipment. Do your thorough research before you decide to whom you leave your automobile for a Modesta glass coating application. For example, DetailXPerts detailing technicians have years of experience and expertise applying such fine products. Schedule an appointment with us today to see for yourself.
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