Brothers Research is a 40 year old company located in North Carolina that has developed a Ceramic Polymer polish coating called NanoGlass. Owner of the company has a PHD in chemistry so you can be confident that their Duragloss products are priced fairly, very effective, safe and easy to use. NanoGlass has no harmful solvents, and does not smell bad, as many ceramic coatings do. Duragloss products are made in the USA. Many other products on the market today are not.I personally don’t think it is necessary to pay a professional shop $500-$3,000 to apply a ceramic coating, when you can easily DIY and obtain VERY similar results to protect your paint and provide an excellent high gloss, very long lasting “Wet Look” shine.
Use NanoGlass to protect Paint, Pano Roof, Headlights, Tail Lights, Clear Film Wrapped Areas, Wheels and Metal Trim.
NanoGlass protects surfaces from Acid Rain, UV rays, Salt and Pollutants.
Resistant to Acid and Alkali wash soaps.
The tremendous molecular bonding of NanoGlass provides maximum durability.
When properly maintained, washing your car when needed, and using NanoGlass Quick Detailer in between car washes;
you can expect the shine and paint protection to last 2 or more years.
Note: NanoGlass will not prevent rock chips. For that you need a clear film bra.
NanoGlass is also Great for Marine and Motorcycle use, and Granite counter tops in your house.
First wash and dry your car. If you have road oil along your rocker panels, remove with Tar Remover or charcoal lighter fluid.For the very best results: Run your finger tips across your paint. If you can feel (and hear) specs of contamination, use clay bar with lubricant (such as Claybar + clean soapy water as the lubricant) to remove contaminants such as paint overspray. You can use a potato peeler to remove contaminants from the face of the claybar. IF you have swirl marks and fine scratches, remove with Duragloss 671 Swirl Mark Remover using an orbital buffer (Flex brand is a great buffer) or Porter-Cable and polishing pad at medium speed. If the polishing pad is not sufficient to remove swirls, then use a low cut buffing pad. IF you have deep scratches use Duragloss 652 Pre-Cleaner Buffing Compound, which can remove Scratches, Oxidation, Tree Sap, Road Film, tar and water spots. IF you have Rock chips, call to discuss, or take your car to a pro detailing shop and ask them if they can be fixed. Next deep clean your paint by using Duragloss Squeaky Clean Surface Prep to remove previously applied wax or polish. (Note: Do not apply Squeaky Clean on unpainted ABS or rubber bumpers or on textured plastic wheel well fender trim.) To remove any residue left behind after buffing Squeaky Clean and wiping away the residue, also wipe your paint down with 70% or greater Isopropyl alcohol to completely remove any residue. This will help NanoGlass strongly adhere to your car’s clear coat. After your paint is as clean, smooth and corrected as you can make it, you are ready to apply NanoGlass.
APPLICATION OF NANOGLASS:
NanoGlass is safe to use, and very easy to apply. Onto a cool surface, not in direct sunlight, simply spray NanoGlass onto the applicator pad, then wipe a thin even coat in a multi-directional manner ie clockwise, counter clockwise, back and forth, up and down, onto a 2×2 foot area until dry and the residue has evaporated, which takes about 20 seconds. Only apply by hand. Do not use a buffer. After you are finished applying NanoGlass onto one section, such as a hood, fender or door, hand buff with a clean microfiber or cotton cloth. This will remove any streaks, should you have any. If you wait longer to hand buff away streaks, they will be harder to remove.
If you want to add a 2nd coat of NanoGlass, wait 24 hours before doing so.
Maintain your high gloss finish by washing your car when needed with Duragloss 901 shampoo, and by using NanoGlass Quick Detailer #20113 after a car wash and dry, and in between car washes to remove light dust and bird droppings etc. The NanoGlass Quick Detailer cleans AND adds gloss with each use. Wipe on with one cloth, hand buff with a second cloth. Works nicely on glass after it has been cleaned with Duragloss BRC 46 Glass Cleaner.I’ve been asked by car enthusiasts what products I recommend that are easy to use and that provide a “Wet Look” high gloss which lasts for 2 years or more, with proper maintenance.
These are the products I recommend and are included in the “NanoGlass Detailing Kit”, priced at $85.00 plus $20 shipping to US lower 48 states:
(1) 901 Shampoo (16 oz.)
PH Neutral, will not remove durable polish
(1) 1160 NanoGlass plus Squeaky Clean Kit
Includes: 1 each 4oz. Squeaky Clean Surface Prep and 4oz. NanoGlass Ceramic Coating
Use Squeaky Clean to remove old wax and contaminants, then apply NanoGlass for a long lasting “Wet Look” finish on your paint. Squeaky Clean can be used on glass to remove contaminants. NanoGlass can be used over clear film such as Xpel, 3M, SunTek Ultra and other brands – works well on Head and Tail Lights, Pano Roof, painted or chrome wheels too.
(1) 20113 NanoGlass Quick Detailer (22oz.)
Use to remove light dirt and bird droppings between car washes.
This Quick Detailer will clean AND add gloss to maintain a high gloss finish. Excellent to use as a protectant on glass, after it has been cleaned with BRC-46 glass cleaner.
(1) BRC-46 Glass Cleaner (19oz. Aerosol) (Does not contain Ammonia)
Use for streak-free clean glass, and before using 20113 NanoGlass Quick Detailer.
(1) 9002 Plush Microfiber Drying Towel (17×26)
Very Soft and absorbs water extremely well. Helps prevent swirl marks during drying
Yes, it’s also really good to dry your pet after a bath or rain storm.
(2) 9003 Plush Microfiber Polishing Cloths (11×17)
Great cloths to apply and remove NanoGlass Quick Detailer and BRC-46 Glass Cleaner.
Products worth adding to your Detail kit:
Add in the Notes Section of the order form.
Clay Bar: $15.00
#671 Swirl Mark Remover, use with a buffer: $8.50
#652 Surface Prep if you have scratches, remove with low cut pad and buffer: $8.25
#441 Leather Shampoo, 8oz: $8.00
#265 High Gloss Tire Dressing: $8.00
Shipping cost for the kit is $20.00
Questions or comments contact: Jerry at 224 676 1484 or Email: info@ForMyTesla.com
Go to You Tube to see videos on how to use claybar and remove swirl marks:
Swirl Removal If you have light swirl marks use Duragloss 671 Swirl Mark Remover with a buffer. However If you have moderate to severe swirl marks, scratches and water spots, take your car to a professional detailing shop to correct your paint or watch these DIY Swirl Mark removal Videos on YouTube:
(Note when using Claybar or Squeaky clean on Clear film Bra body armor and plastic rocker panels, avoid contact with the very edge of the plastic, since residue can be difficult to remove from the edges. You can use blue painters tape over such edges to avoid contact. Remove road oil with Charcoal Lighter fluid, but do not use Lighter Fluid on clear film body armor)
(Tips: to remove excess rinse water after washing your car, remove nozzle from your hose and rinse car starting at the top, with natural low flow of water, ie no extra pressure. Gravity pulls the excess water off the car. or take your car for a quick spin, then finish with a #9002 Plush Drying Towel. I also suggest carrying #20113 Nano Detailer and a plush polishing cloth in your car to clean away those unexpected bird droppings etc.)