We're Obsessive, Perfectionists. (Starts Shipping 4/29)
Behind the scenes are months and months of constant formulation work, trying to find innovative ways to improve our products. "Good Enough" is not a phrase we consider, and often we find ourselves chasing our tails trying to enhance a developmental product that is already perfect.
Offering this product as part of our BETA program is a way to give our customers a chance to try out what we've been working so hard on perfecting behind the scenes for the last 18 months.
We know you'll love the improvements we have made to this coating and are offering it as a limited release for our loyal customers who want to get their hands on it before its official launch.
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
BETA 2.0 will only be available for a limited time and offered at an introductory price point. We will take all the feedback and reviews we receive to make its final release as good as possible. We look forward to releasing this product to you, our customers, after so much hard work to get it to this point. We cant wait to see your results.
How to Prep for Application
Clean any loose dust, dirt and contaminants from the surface.
Clay bar any rough embedded contaminants from the surface to ensure no impurities interfere with the coatings properties.
Polish/Compound to remove any paint defects in the form of scratches, swirl marks and oxidation. Graphene Matrix is a semi-permanent coating so once applied any defects will remain sealed underneath.
Deep clean any polish oils or residues from the surface that could inhibit the bonding process using Ethos Detox.
Remove any residual water that can be hiding underneath panel gaps, headlights or taillights which could drip out and affect the coatings curing process.
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 Matrix 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!
Shake bottle well.
Apply a few drops of Graphene Matrix onto your applicator until evenly covered.
Starting with horizontal / top surfaces first, applying in straight lines slightly overlapping from one line to the next. Work in small areas approximately 3'x3' 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.
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.
Immediately after application, you will notice a “Rainbow Effect” (More prevalent on dark colors) while the applied coating bonds to the surface. Roughly 1-3 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)
Using premium microfiber towels (Preferably our Utility 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.
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 residue 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 onto the next step.
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.
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