Protecticoat is made to restore the color and shine to oxidized surfaces. The product will fill surface pores and seal them off for future protection. Protecticoat is made with the maximum amount of UV protection to reduce damage from the sun. For the application to take place, the surface only needs to be cleaned and dried. Sure, you can use a ceramic coating on surfaces that have been oxidized, but several steps are needed to buff and prep the surfaces first. The process is a lot of work and time consuming. Ceramic coatings are, for the most part, meant to protect the surface from getting to the point that Protecticoat is needed. And most of them do a fine job for that. Another plus to using Protecticoat on heavily oxidized surfaces is that you can still apply a ceramic coating or wax on top of it for even more shine and protection.
Please read all instructions before applying. That being said, the process is very simple. Thoroughly clean the item to be coated using dish detergent or comparable cleaning soap, let it dry, spray it, let cure for 24 hours. That’s it!!
Protecticoat is an acrylate polymer solution that applies evenly and rejuvenates the appearance of many different surfaces with a faded and/or oxidized exterior, restoring depth to color-infused products while adding a sheen to oxidized surfaces. Protecticoat works on fiberglass, painted surfaces, and plastics. The more oxidized, the better. Common applications include recreational vehicles (RVs), tractors and other equipment, lawnmowers, metal lawn furniture and fencing, metal buildings, and virtually any item that was originally manufactured using single state paint. The product will penetrate the pores to bring back the deep, rich colors and will adhere to and seal the surface to prevent future fading and oxidation caused by the sun, salt spray, and other environmental contaminants. The product is clear in color and can be applied to any color of finish; it won't crack, peel or yellow like other coatings. Once cured, wax or a ceramic coating may be applied on top of Protecticoat for even more shine and protection.
This will depend on the level of oxidation and damage that the surface has experienced so far. Only one coat may be necessary. If further coating is needed to achieve the desired appearance, Protecticoat should be applied in light, even coats. Spraying in heavy coats will cause the product to run.
No. Protecticoat is designed to restore the finish and luster to used units with a faded or discolored appearance. Protecticoat will not take the place of painting or clear coating, hence the vast cost differences between the processes. The product may not work on units that have had another sealer put on the surface at a prior time. If there is oxidation and the surface still exhibits a mirror-like appearance, there has most likely been another sealer already applied. Please visit www.protecticoat.com and visit the gallery to see pictures of units that have been coated.
Over the life of the development of Protecticoat at MidState RV and at various farms with all types of equipment, we have warrantied and continue to warranty the coating for one year. Like any protective coating product, the life of the coating is subject to ambient conditions: The harsher the conditions, the shorter the life. The more favorable the conditions, the longer the life. At such time that the product needs to be reapplied, no sanding or similar preparation is necessary. Simply prep as you did before the first coat by cleaning thoroughly, dry and apply. The product will go over and blend with itself.
YES. After proper cleaning and drying, just pour the premixed product into spray cup, reattach to spray gun, THEN SPRAY! The product can be used in an electric or compressed air spray gun. Or simply spray from the aerosol can. Please see application video at www.protecticoat.com.
Yes. When applied correctly, the product comes with a standard one-year warranty that will cover the cost of the product. Although, we have been applying the product for about five years with no issues so far.
When kept in a sealed container, the product will last indefinitely.
The surface temperature of the object being coated should be at least 50oF. The product should only be used in a well-ventilated area, preferably outside and in direct sunlight. Please see the Instructions section for a full guide to application.