What is a 9H ceramic nano coating and how does it work?
‘Ceramic’ or ‘nano-ceramic’ refers to nano-particles. These nano-particles form the structure of the ceramic coating. Each coating has unique characteristics and requires a specific application. When applied, the nano particles bond with the paint clear coat and become part of the surface.
Simply said, a thin layer you put on your bicycle, you won’t see and it protects your frame against mud, dirt, chemicals, sweat, salt, water, snow, UV, etc.
Ten years ago, Boeing began studies on the properties of ceramic coatings. The result: Boeing had to clean their airplanes every 26 weeks instead of every 6 weeks. The self-cleaning effect was Boeing’s main reason to apply these coatings to their aircraft's. Bugs and dirt build up on an airplane, make it less aerodynamic thus potentially consuming higher amounts of fuel.
Fast forward to the bicycle industry…
- 9H stands for the hardness. 3H= paint / 9H= quartz (like the glass of your watch). So it’s 3x as hard as your bicycle paint job.
- Ceramic is not the same hardness, but similar. Like your ceramic frying pan. Nothing sticks to it and it lasts long.
- Nano is so small it smoothens the pores of the paint and bonds with it. It becomes ONE with your bike and doesn’t come off.
What to expect from Bicycle Armor?
Our unique combination of different Bicycle Armor of coating layers deliver amazing gloss or a deep, enriched matte finish, technically advanced protection and functional benefits.
Our professional Bicycle Armor coatings are 9H, 3x harder than the paint on your bicycle. They fill in the paint crevices and bond with the frame, making the surface slicker, harder and more protected than ever before. For years to come it will fight the elements and keep your bike cleaner and in top condition.
This is a resilient layer that literally bounces off dirt, snow, bugs, chemicals, salt, sweat and UV rays. It is not only about easily cleaning your bike, but also offering peace of mind when you hit that mud pool or gravel road. Stressing about getting your bike wet or dirty has no place in the enjoyment of our sport.
Why choose for Bicycle Armor coatings?
Bicycle Armor is biodegradable and indoor application is safe.
Most chemical ceramic coatings are not made for the bicycle industry. They may be toxic and need to be applied with extreme care. Therefore most brands cannot be applied inside a bike shop.
Bicycle Armor offers a USA made, biodegradable product. This way you can easily use our products in small mechanic areas.
Bicycle Armor fail proof application process, by Worldwide certified dealers.
Some ceramic coatings are truly permanent and meant for a lifetime. But they are heavier and often extremely difficult to apply. When mistakes are made, wet sanding to correct them seems excessive.
Short term basic protection sprays and 3H-6H coatings, that you can try at home, don’t offer the durability that bicycles need. Coatings with very short curing times and/or buffing times are not ideal for the bicycle industry.
Bicycle Armor has a longer, more flexible curing time. One that works perfect for bicycles. The application process of our 9H coating is precise and the installer does need an eye for detail. Bicycle Armor offers a hybrid permanent coating, which is very forgiving and easily corrected.
The perfect prep of the bicycle is imperative, followed by different layers of coatings, with correct application, timing and finish.
Bicycle stores and installers are living in different climates and conditions all over the world, with this in mind our products offer more time to adjust and adapt the coating to the complex shape of a bicycle frame. Our training and education keeps these factors in mind so the installer can offer a spotless installation every time.
What can we protect with Bicycle Armor?
- Shoes (water repellent, test phase)
How will Bicycle Armor serve you?
Bicycle Armor is a product truly protective and serving.
As a racer your bike, your kit, your form and your confidence add to your performance. You and your bike need to be in top condition to perform at your personal best.
As a technician, you are prepping team bikes before dawn. By the time dusk comes around you are expected to have the full fleet in perfect condition. Day after day in tours you push yourself to cover every detail, to make these team bikes shine and perform for the racers, for the sponsors, for the supporters and the media. Bicycle Armor saves you time, simplifies the bicycle cleaning and maintenance process. Be prepared, for the positive comments are coming your way.
As a cyclist family, you want to enjoy family time, nature and outdoors. No stress, Bicycle Armor keeps the good feeling going after your ride. In just a few minutes and one simple action your bikes is ready to shine for your next ride. The easy cleaning and long lasting protection allow you and your family to enjoy more time riding. More so, your family fleet of bicycles will keep its resale value.
As a commuter, your efficient and ecologic lifestyle becomes our concern. Bicycle Armor is a non solvent, Eco-coating. Cleaning your ceramic coated bike means less water usage and less cleaning chemicals. You deserve respect and rewarding, while now you and your bike join the battle against the elements.
As a professional shop owner, you strive for 100% customer satisfaction, by making your shop the perfect blend of the best service and newest technology on the market . Bicycle Armor is the perfect partner to achieve these goals. Enjoy the positive reviews to follow from the eye catching bikes rolling out your store.