GEN-3 Glasscoat is approved by twelve major car manufacturers across UK and Europe as well as being used by Boeing and hyper-car marque, Koenigsegg. With these impressive credentials GEN-3 is one of best Ceramic Glasscoat Protection products on the market.
GEN-3 Glasscoat is a ceramic glasscoat which the manufacturer claims hardens to between 6 and 9H on the pencil hardness scale. The coating is hydrophobic, resistant to environmental and industrial pollution, protecting treated surfaces from the effects of acid rain, grit, grime and UV whilst making the surfaces easier to clean during the wash process. Forming a high number of bonds with the underlying substrate, GEN-3 Glasscoat is said to be highly durable and provide a high gloss finish. The manufacturer claims it even provides effective protection against bird lime !
GEN-3 Glasscoat is a truly unique polysilazane-based sealant. We call it a ‘fit and forget’ product in as much as customers can have it ‘fitted’ and then forget about it. The sealant is 100% solvent resistant and requires no special ‘top up’ products and as such it provides great value for money. It’s a service-only product as it must be fitted in a controlled environment. Once on the car it has to be machine polished to remove, so customers do not have to worry about polishing it off with a regular car polish. They literally can just have it fitted and then carry on – the car will be easier to clean, resistant to staining from environmental and industrial fallout and not only that – it will retain a very high shine too. We guarantee the performance of GEN-3 Glasscoat for five years. – Darren Johnson, Operations Manager, GEN-3 Glasscoat
Mannufacturer Key Points:
Many glasscoats have an increased amount of the constituent resin and this higher content causes the sealant to be less resilient to UV and weathering. By limiting the resin to between 5-7% by volume and using the purest solvents we have ensured the perfect balance between gloss levels and performance. – John McLellan-Grant, Operations Director, GEN-3 Glasscoat
GEN-3GLASSCOAT is a NEW complex formula, ceramic hardened glass finish which bonds to your car's paint surface.GEN-3 GLASSCOAT is one of many innovative and technically superior products supplied under license by Paintseal Europe Limited. GEN-3GLASSCOAT'S advanced technology formulation ensures that dirt and grime are easily removed from painted surfaces. The hydrophobic action demonstrated by the product repels liquids and is extremely resilient to all kinds of damage.*
Damage normally associated with acid rain, solvents and road salt should not create any issues. GEN-3GLASSCOAT has exceptional capability to resist the effects of car washes, solvents and animal matter.
GEN-3 GLASSCOAT exhibits superior cohesion and superior adhesion over waxes and polymer sealants currently on the market. The significant performance advantages over the other products are twofold:
Cohesion: The polysilazane chemistry of GEN-3 GLASSCOAT reacts out to 6-9H pencil hardness, whereas waxes, reactive silicones and acrylic polymers achieve the hardness of rubber cement. Reactive polymer chains exhibit low crosslink density- they do not readily bond to the paint surface, and this is one of the reasons that polymer based products sacrificial coatings require such intensive maintenance programmes and conservers, whereas GEN-3 GLASSCOAT does not. The molecules of GEN-3 GLASSCOAT are shorter than typical polymer chains, and each possesses multiple reactive sites. When fully reacted, GEN-3 GLASSCOAT contains hundreds to thousands of times more neighbour-to-neighbour chemical bonding than you see with polymer-to-polymer bonding. While the individual polymer strands don’t break, the low crosslink density means that they’ll separate, which causes polymer type coatings to lose their structural integrity. GEN-3 GLASSCOAT’s high crosslink density ensures excellent integrity to the paint coating, protecting against wear and degradation from the elements.
Adhesion: Like reactive polymer sealants, GEN-3 GLASSCOAT chemically reacts with hydroxyl (oxygen-hydrogen) groups. Such groups are present on other GEN-3 GLASSCOAT molecules (giving cohesion), but are also abundant on the surface of the paint/clearcoat system. GEN-3 GLASSCOAT’s high crosslink density enables it to “find” more hydroxyl groups to anchor to than is possible for a low crosslink density system, such as waxes and reactive polymers. Water vapor contributes hydroxyl groups, which makes them ubiquitous on all surfaces exposed to humidity. Proof of GEN-3 GLASSCOAT’s superior Cohesion and Adhesion: Organic solvent strips waxes and polymer paint sealants from any surface in a single swipe. Solvent molecules separate and undercut the polymers. GEN-3 GLASSCOAT, by contrast, is impervious to such solvents as mineral spirits, xylene, benzene, toluene, VM&P Naphtha, and acetone. Such resistance strikingly demonstrates the cohesive and adhesive nature of the GEN-3 GLASSCOAT coating, and helps to explain the product's superior durability and solvent resistance performance in independent laboratory controlled testing.
"We currently have the best paint protection in The World,” stated Rob Collins and Andy Bradbury Directors of Paintseal Europe. “All the independent testing carried out on our behalf in The USA has confirmed what we always knew about GEN-3GLASSCOAT. It is incredibly durable and withstands everything that the environment can throw at it. We now even insure the product against the effects of birdlime without the normal small print in the guarantee. This new facility will be available to any new customers. This is unique to GEN-3GLASSCOAT'S brilliant ceramic chemistry. Our product is dramatically different to anything else that is currently available in the market place”.
GEN-3GLASSCOAT is not widely available and that is the way Paintseal Europe like it. "We deliberately protect our product and keep our distribution tightly controlled. Glasscoat is exclusively supplied to only GEN-3Glasscoat approved distributors. This ensures high consumer satisfaction because fitting standards are high".
“We know that we have the best product and that we are doing the right things, when competitors are emulating everything that we do at PSE. We have now also an exclusive 3 year contract with the Lotus F1 team and are currently talking to one other high profile team.
After the rapid improvements in paint technology developed by Car Manufacturers, it became obvious to us that consumers buying expensive paint protection packages from their dealers, were getting poor value for money. Certainly, the paint work looks glossy at first, however the protective finish rapidly deteriorates unless the car is hand washed with a very mild shampoo.
Our search for a solution finally ended with the discovery of ceramic technology. Its amazing durability and the fact that it is impervious to aggressive chemical cleaners, means that consumers are now able to purchase a real value for money product. Vehicles can now keep their showroom shine and are easy to clean due to the amazing hydrophobic properties of GEN-3GLASSCOAT(including alloy wheels).
Our philosophy is based on quality and value for money. GEN-3GLASSCOAT is the only product available that delivers all of these important core values for you the consumer.
*Excludes: neglect, misuse or deliberate damage.