303 Graphene Nano Spray Coating
As most know from past articles on various Sites, I am a huge fan of "Seal and Shine" from Turtle Wax. I still have and use it, in my arsenal of detailing supplies not only for my SUV but Marine applications also... Mostly I use it on the non-skid of my Skiff for it holds up well, and I have not found it to make it slick in the process which is always a good thing!
Then I started hearing about Graphene and its use in Coatings and of course, digging through both the hype and misinformation (hate) on this product that is (as reported) stronger than steel. I started to think, about how this would be a great formulation to try myself and see how those results turned out.
So, as normal, and about once every 6 months or thereabout. I take the time to prep the paint with a good stripping soap, clay bar (actually a clay mitt in my wash bucket to save time), and iron-free application, then rinse off with my pressure washer... Those steps including the roof, which is not always easy to do on an SUV, and why I picked up an adjustable folding step platform (that helped a lot!) took about 3 hours I figure.
Then it was a simple process of applying the 303 Graphene Nano coating on a microfiber pad in a cross hatch manner (as directed) and then leveled off with a separate clean soft microfiber towel. Very easy to put on and take off and though it states it does not need any actual curing time, I feel/saw with my eyes, it Popped with a deep shine overnight. Here are some shots afterward and I will let the pictures tell the some of the Story...
Even helped shine and protect the Headlights that I just buffed out and replaced the original OEM bulbs, with newer LED versions... Wow, what a difference that made (new LED Headlamps), and here I thought it was just that my eyes getting older!
Next, was a 2000-mile road trip a few days later last fall, and any water or moisture that landed on the Xterra just flew off like water off a duck's back. Much better than other products I have tested and used over the years, and even in my opinion... Better than the graphene-infused paste wax that Turtle Wax makes that I have used on our other SUV. Clean-up since then has been simple, and quicker now simply by hitting it with a pressure washer and my leaf blower to knock any road grime or just to knock the dust off of her. Or if needed, do your typical short maintenance wash and blow dry with my leaf blower.
Here are a few videos on the product that you may find very interesting for those who like to research such things. Or like yours truly, I like to find out as much as I can, before I spend my hard-earned money on ANY product!
How to best use use and apply it from Pan who has a great and very educational detailing channel on YouTube:
And for those who like to Geek Out (Guilty as charged) and do a deep dive into Graphene Coatings and this Product, which featured the Lab Manager who helped to formulate it from 303. This one is very interesting!
Another good video explains how the product was formulated and works:
Some FAQ's on the product and best use cases:
And another good video as a guide on how to prep and use the product. My only notation on this one is that I have another product I use for paint correction if needed. And I will discuss that one in a separate article soon depending on. Paint correction steps and products employed though, greatly depends upon the condition of the paint in that section of what you are working on at that time. Thus, near impossible to recommend any one product line or pad to use naturally... I do agree with the DJ in this video though, and to always start with the softest polish or compound 1st, and go with a more aggressive one for that section you are working with "as needed" and not the entire Truck or Boat you are working on:
As for myself, I am very pleased with the results of 303 Graphene Nano Spray Coating and IF the proper paint prep steps are taken, feel quite sure, you will see awesome results yourself and more importantly! Protection that wears like Iron not only for your 4-wheeled Toys and Tow units. But, cross applications on items like your Outboards, metal work, and Fiberglass Hulls which I will be testing and reporting back upon myself here very soon. I currently have it on my Yamaha Outboard and other parts of our Skiff and so far, very pleased with the results and the quicker cleanup it has provided!
And unlike the cost of many of these types of products (mostly Ceramic / Sio2 type of coatings), the price point is just great. When you see Coatings like this run into the range of $200.00 plus a bottle... Being able to get a quality coating in the $20.00 range is just phenomenal! Even IF you only get a year or so of protection from it which is not a problem for me. This is since I will just reapply it every 6 months or so. Even then, I can buy and have on hand, a lot of 303 Graphene Nano coating for that very same dollar investment sure!
303 now has come up with a Graphene Instant detailer that you can use as a drying aid to help keep your coating in top condition in between applications. My thinking is that the Graphene detailer will help extend the life of the original coating application.
More on the newer detailer product in this video:
Now, you can find out more about both of these products on these links:
303 Graphene Nano Spray Coating:
The even newer 303 Graphene Detailer:
I admit, having Skiff and Skiff Mule OCD (like my friends Captains Tommy Derringer and Honson Lau) for these are some very expensive investments! And I might not always get into a lot of actual Fish catching when on the water... But, those rides are always going to look "Real Good" doing it while maintaining their value much longer because of those efforts!
Now you can order your own to try and have it shipped right to your location, simply by clicking on any of the product pictures seen above...
Hope this helps, and do share your findings on these products and your best use cases here on Flats Nation
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