After a long period of development, in cooperation with the Technical University of Liberec (Institute for nanomaterials and advanced technology and innovations), we have managed to develop a completely different basic component for the impregnation liquid, in other words, a completely new, patented, revolutionary cosmetic emulsion. This emulsion has become the stepping stone for our other specialised cosmetic products.
In principle, development has taken two directions. One direction is the improvement of the existing properties of our polish – the Ceramic cosmetic series; the second direction is the development of uncompromising nanocosmetics, i.e. the best properties that can be achieved regardless of the costs and price.
Ceramic: Thanks to patented combinations of ingredients, chemical components and various types and ratios of nanoparticles (for secrecy reasons we only give away the inclusion of silicon oxide, titanium oxide and zircon oxide), the new formula is several times harder than the original one.
Diamond: The ultimate composition of this polish increases the hardness by two times in comparison with the Ceramic series.
Ceramic: Thanks to the new basic cosmetic emulsion component we have managed to improve the adhesiveness of polishes multiple times, including the adhesiveness of nanoparticles to the substratum. Thanks to this, the polish is not sensitive to use in industrial areas (e.g. areas with acid rain). Even if the polish can withstand more than one year from a physical viewpoint, we still recommend that the polish be renewed after one year at the latest, as otherwise some properties (e.g. UV resistance) will be lost.
Diamond: Its lifespan is naturally somewhat longer than that of the Ceramic product, however, the lifespan of some substances is the same and therefore we again recommend further application after a period of one year.
Ceramic: Since we have managed to improve firmness and adhesiveness (as described in previous paragraphs), abrasion resistance has also been improved several times (approximately by 40%).
Diamond: Thanks to extra additives, abrasion resistance has been improved by about 15 % in comparison with the Ceramic series.
Ceramic: We have managed to improve thermal resistance from roughly 90°C to more than 550°C.
Diamond: Diamond can boast a thermal resistance of 700°C.
Ceramic: In this area we have managed to achieve a big difference between the previous and new polishes. Whereas the original polish (as well as other waxes) was destroyed by detergent after about four washes, the new formula will withstand more than 15 thorough washes with a detergent. After 15 washes with a strong detergent concentrate (50ml of detergent in 2 litres of water – each time washing the same spot for a period of one minute), a surface will have lost only 10% of its hydrophobic properties.
Diamond: Still somewhat better than Ceramic. After 20 washes with a strong detergent concentrate (50ml of detergent in 2 litres of water - each time washing the same spot for a period of one minute), a surface will have lost only 7% of its hydrophobic properties.
Ceramic: significantly more resistant than the original formula, by approximately several hundred percent.
Diamond: approximately around 60% better than Ceramic
Ceramic: One of the main areas which development focused on. The difference between the original and new formulas in this case is comparable with the resistance to detergents – in other words, more than significant.
Diamond: Almost double the resistance in comparison with Ceramic.
Ceramic: Thanks to the structure of the polish, it is almost impermeable to external influences. Therefore, lacquer, in terms of its original properties, is conserved to the maximum thanks to all the chemical components and filters. It does not dry out excessively, does not fade and its structure will not fall apart as is the case with untreated lacquers.
Diamond: Cannot be compared with anything else but Ceramic, i.e. once again even better than Ceramic.
Ceramic: Some additives have been added to the formula, which further highlight the sheen of the lacquer in comparison with the original formula. There are some pitfalls to this quality too, because existing scratches in the lacquer will be highlighted in this way. On the other hand, the fact that scratches on the bodywork faded due to sunshine and UV radiation are not conspicuous after several years of use is not much of a consolation.
Diamond: Thanks to expensive additives of the highest quality, the gloss achieved is even better than with Ceramic.
Ceramic: Since we wanted to improve the repelling effect in relation to dirt and liquids at any cost, we had to reduce the feel of smoothness. In other words, the additives that made it possible for a Lego brick to slide down the bodywork worsened the hydrophobic properties, and that is why we have eliminated them. By doing so, we have improved the contact angle by a full 20°. Dirt particles and liquids are repelled by organic particles in the structure of the polish. A heavy Lego building brick can no longer slide down the surface, however, paradoxically, small particles and liquids can “slide” even better.
Diamond: The repelling effect is similar to Ceramic. The improvement of the contact angle by about 23° (compared with the original formula) is not visible to the naked eye if compared with Ceramic.
Ceramic as well as Diamond: In comparison with the original application, where it was necessary to let the car stand for 24 hours without contact with sunshine and rain, now it is possible to expose the car to sunshine and rain after just 90 minutes. Since the polish hardens from top to bottom, the lower area remains soft for a period of about 12 hours and therefore we do not recommend that the car be exposed to climatic conditions in the form of heavy storms etc. At the same time, the bodywork cannot be polished or mechanically or chemically treated for a period of 12 hours.
Ceramic as well as Diamond: the setting time has been reduced to half, i.e. to 12 hours.
Ceramic as well as Diamond: The original emulsion was very fine and the application of two layers penetrated deep into the lacquer’s structure, which improved its properties but made the job harder and the consumption of the polish was higher. The new polish is significantly denser and enters the gaps in lacquer even after the application of the first layer. Therefore, it is not necessary, or in other words it is pointless, to apply more layers.
Ceramic as well as Diamond: As the original cosmetics were composed of various bases, each bottle had specific instructions and waiting times. The new series uses a unified self-carrying emulsion component, and that means a unified or very similar application for most types of Pikatec nanocosmetics.