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Bottom half of the glass is
coated with HardCoat-2G
Up until now, coatings have been mostly used as a water repellent. HardCoat-2G is the next generation that aggressively protects glass. Spectacular new treatment makes glass so slippery most cutting tools can’t scratch it.
Now you can protect your glass from cuts and scratches and avoid costly replacement. Read the direct quote to the right from a recent customer. New formula takes nano-technology to a new level. It acts as a durable barrier that prevents scratches by most tools. Head and shoulders above existing coatings that repel water; this coating stops most vandalism.
The invisible coating fills the microscopic peaks and valleys in glass and bonds with the surface. It is so hard that all tools with a hardness less than 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale are blocked from harming the window, mirror or display case.
HardCoat-2G is invisible and permanent.
We have HardCoat on our windows. All I can say is WOW!
I went at the glass with a rock, a key and a razor. They just slipped off the glass like butter on a hot skillet.
No matter how much I kept rubbing the rock back and forth against the glass it left no mark. In fact the he rock started to break up on the glass and I still couldn't see any scratches being left behind.
I looked at the glass from the front and from behind, and there wasn't a single scratch!
I'm very impressed.
Resistant to cutting tools < 8 on Mohs Hardness Scale
How do I choose the right glass protection?
Q. Should I use Film or Hard Coat to protect my glass?
That really depends on the type of damage you have. If you have a lot of scratches in the glass then HardCoat is highly recommended. If you have a lot of acid on your glass then Film may be a better choice. Talk with your estimator and discuss the benefits of each.
Q. My glass was just repaired, do I need to put protection on the glass?
There are many factors that need to be considered. Sometimes it is better to have the glass repaired in the future rather than apply protection. BUT, those cases are few and far apart.
When considering putting protection on your glass you need to figure how much glass you have and how often the taggers hit your area. If you have a large area of windows and only very small tags a few times a year it is cheaper have them repaired and then apply protection to the glass. If you are in a high tag area or you have a moderate amount of windows, protection is highly recommended.
The BEST thing to do is get a quote for the protection at the same time you are quoted for repair and you can decide what is best for you ---There are cost saving if you decide to bundle the services.
Q. I had a graffiti coating put on my building and the walls were tagged last night,
now what do I do?
The benefit of a graffiti coating is that you can now remove the tag with no special equipment. There is a release agent that you can purchase and spray on the tag. The release agent will soften the tag, wipe the tag off with a rag, and then wash off the area with clean water.
And if you do not want to deal with it you can always call us and we will happily assist you with the removal.
Q. If I put a anti-graffiti coating on my wall will that prevent people from tagging my wall?
Graffiti coating will not prevent people from tagging your wall. What it will do is make the removal easier.
Q. I have graffiti coating on my wall and I just used the releasing agent to remove a tag,
Does the coating need to be reapplied?
There are sacrificial and non-sacrificial coatings. We use non-sacrificial coatings. As long as the coating had enough time to fully cure and you did not use an abrasive, the coating can take may removal cleanings.
Q. Does HardCoat prevent all graffiti?
No glass protection product will prevent all graffiti. HardCoat resists most scratching tools from damaging your glass. HardCoat does not prevent acid attacks, but acid graffiti usually can be easily removed. If acid-etching is mostly prevalent in your area, anti-graffiti film may be your best choice.
Q. Can I use HardCoat on Plexiglas?
No, HardCoat is only effective on glass. It is not effective on fibreglass, Plexiglas -- Any and all plastics.
Q. If I put HardCoat on existing scratches, will it fill in the scratch?
'Fraid not. HardCoat works on the microscopic level and is not viscus enough to "fill in" existing scratches. In fact, it will not be effective on any window with existing scratches. You must have any existing scratches removed before application.
Q. How do I clean HardCoat?
HardCoat-2G is not just for windows. Think about vulnerable glass you prefer to protect.
Anti-graffiti film — also known as sacrificial film — is a proven solution to cost-effectively reduce acid etch damage. These specially designed films, nearly invisible once installed, provide a removable, sacrificial surface that can protect against most acid graffiti.
Multilayer super-clear anti-graffiti film is designed to minimize vandalism by helping to protect glass and mirrors from permanent damage. Tagging can be removed by simple cleaning while surface scratches and gouging requires film replacement; the glass itself usually remains undamaged.
Film is consistently distortion-free, and without the yellowish hue common to many other safety films on the market.
In practice, there is a large variation in the conditions that exterior films are exposed to. Factors that influence exterior film life include film quality, intensity of direct solar exposure, quality of edge-sealing, and pollution. In some situations, exterior films will last well beyond their warranty periods. But in other situations, at the end of the warranty period a facility manager will want to make plans to remove and replace their exterior films based on aesthetics.
Depending on the film used and the window it is applied to, exterior films should last anywhere between 3 and 7 years. The anti-graffiti film is guaranteed not to crack or peel for 2 years by the manufacturer.
Installers are bonded, insured, licensed.
Q. Once I put anti-graffiti film on my glass will my glass be protected forever?
No, you will not be protected forever. Anti-graffiti film does have a life span and will breakdown over time (4-5 years). Film is a sacrificial product. That means is that it will scratch. When it is damaged you will need to have the film peeled and replaced. The benefit is that with a quality film most tagging tools will not reach the glass.
Q. I had anti-graffiti film applied to my glass. After cleaning there is a scratch
haze on the glass. How did that happen?
When cleaning Anti-graffiti film you need to be careful that you do not use any abrasive products. In this case the film is permanently damaged and will need to be replaced. Download cleaning instructions for anti-graffiti film.
Q. How do I clean anti-graffiti film?
Do not clean your windows within 30 days of the installation. Waiting at least 30 days
helps secure the adhesive’s curing process.