Ceramic Spray on Coatings: SiO2 vs Graphene

The two newest additions to the car protection scene are ceramic coatings and graphene coating. For the sake of this blog, we'll talk about consumer-level "spray-on" coatings rather than high-end, professionally applied coatings that cost thousands of dollars.

The majority of ceramic coatings currently available on the market are made of silicon dioxide, which when bonded repeatedly forms a square-shaped bond called a polymer, as shown below:

The SiO2 molecule's overall shape creates a stable "grid" of single bonds that contributes to strength and security.

The only bound elements in graphene, which has double and single bonds that are equally spaced apart, are carbon atoms. As shown in the illustration below, the molecular structure of graphite/graphene has a hexagonal shape.

Diamonds are among the materials that are extraordinarily strong relative to their bulk due to the strong Hydrogen bonds binding the Carbons together. On a nanoscale, graphene belongs to the same family as diamonds. Graphene is thought to be the strongest substance in existence when it is in its flat, two-dimensional form. Its layout also makes it more flexible than SiO2s because of the evenly spaced bonds and reduced stress points. It is the perfect covering for automobiles because of its strength, which contributes to conventional ceramics' decreased durability and increased hydrophobicity.

Graphene is considered superior to Silicon Dioxide, although it is also more expensive and less widely available.

Cost and durability are ultimately what separate Graphene coating from traditional ceramic coatings. In terms of protection and water beading, they will produce comparable outcomes, with one providing longer protection at a higher price.

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