How To Install Graphene Matrix Coating 2.0

How To Install Graphene Matrix Coating 2.0

How to Prep for Application

  1. Clean any loose dust, dirt, and contaminants from the surface.

  2. Clay bar any rough embedded contaminants from the surface to ensure no impurities interfere with the properties of the coating.

  3. Polish/Compound to remove any paint defects in the form of scratches, swirl marks, and oxidation. Graphene Coating V2.0 is a semi-permanent coating so once applied any defects will remain sealed underneath.

  4. Deep clean any polish oils or residues from the surface that could inhibit the bonding process using Ethos Detox.

  5. Remove any residual water that can be hiding underneath panel gaps, headlights, or taillights which could drip out and affect the coatings curing process.

Installation Notes

Temperature and humidity can play a big factor in “flash” time (Time between application and when the coating is ready to be wiped off). We recommend applying in temperatures between 65-75*. In higher temperatures flash time will be expedited so first test using a small section to determine workability before moving onto the rest of the vehicle.

Graphene Coating V2.0 can be applied to any painted, plastic, or glass surface (including windshield). 

How To Apply

Make sure the surface has been completely cleaned and decontaminated with Ethos Detox. The cleaner the surface, the better the bond!

  1. Shake bottle well.

  2. Apply a few drops of Graphene Coating V2.0 onto your applicator until evenly covered.

  3. Starting with horizontal/top surfaces first, applying in straight lines slightly overlapping from one line to the next. Work in small areas approximately 4'x4' or the size of a door or half a hood at a time. Temperature and humidity will determine coverage areas allowable between application and removal.

  4. Applicators should glide smoothly on the surface while laying down an even layer of coating. If the applicator starts to drag or the application becomes inconsistent, apply additional drops to the applicator.

  5. Immediately after application, you will notice a “Rainbow Effect” (More prevalent on dark colors) while the applied coating bonds to the surface. Roughly 2-3 min after application, the "Rainbowing" will start to turn into a haze/fog, this means the coating is ready for removal. (Temperature and humidity will expedite the flash time. Test a small area first before continuing onto the rest of the vehicle) 

  6. Using premium microfiber towels (Preferably our Edgeless Towels), thoroughly wipe down the section to remove the Graphene Coating residue. Your first wipe should remove about 80% of the residue, and your second wipe should easily remove the remainder. Use small, circular motions and little to no pressure during removal.

  7. IMPORTANT: Be sure to check adjacent panels to make sure you haven't "pushed" excess coating to other areas. (We recommend using a flashlight or smartphone light for inspection to make sure every bit of residue is gone. If you fail to remove all of the residues during the flash time, it will become a dark spot once it cures and can require polishing or compounding to remove) So be thorough and continue to check your work before moving on to the next step.

  8. Repeat these steps as you move along the rest of your vehicle. Coating the paint, plastics, trim, and glass surfaces in the same manner. When layering one-hour minimum is required between coats.

  9. Let the coating fully dry/cure for at least 48 hours before allowing it to get wet. The longer it stays dry the better, as it will continue to cure for about 5 days (you CAN drive the car during this time). 

Wash and maintain the coating as outlined in our maintenance protocols. ethoscarcare.com/coating-maintenance

FAQ

Most ceramic coatings on the market are comprised of Sio2 (Silicone Dioxide) which is commonly referred to as Silica, also known as sand or glass. Graphene was discovered in 2004 and won a nobel prize in 2010 due to its incredible attributes which have shown to be 100X stronger than steel while remaining flexible and not breaking.


Graphene Matrix utilizes this innovative technology to make a formula that takes ceramic coatings to the next level. Making them easier to apply while providing additional benefits and results.

Graphene Coatings are an evolution on the tried and true Ceramic Coating and are applied in a very similar manner while reducing some of the risks and potential downsides.

If you have used our original Graphene Matrix Coating, you know how easy, durable and hydrophobic it is. Graphene 2.0 Takes this to the next level and addresses further improvements in many of its categories.

-Increased durability

-Increased slickness

-Increased gloss and luster

-Increased resistance to water spotting and staining

-Higher activity resin

-Low VOC slower flash solvent for quicker application

Ethos Graphene Coatings provide a protective coating to your vehicle shielding it from UV rays, oxidation and other environmental contaminants.

Due to its incredibly strong Graphene structure, Graphene Coatings have been show to provide a very durable protective layer for any car, truck or boat.

You can expect your Graphene Matrix Coating to lastup to 5 years! Compared to Ceramic Coatings, Graphene Matrix performs extremely well in many areas, such as water spot resistance, ability to reject water on contact, and surface hardness.

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