1. What is the durability of Nanocape products?
Our hydrophobic products are having high durability because of deep penetration of silanes nanoparticles into the hedged surface. Some of the surfaces do not change their hydrophobic properties even for 15 years! They are resistant to chemical wash, UV radiation, mechanical damages or extreme temperatures. Unfortunately they are not resistant to friction that is why horizontal surfaces would have lower resistance due to faster attrition of the coating. However all the protective properties inside the material will remain unchanged. Durability of each product can be found in the product description.
2. What is the best way of applying NANOCAPE products?
NANOCAPE products can be applied using: a brush, a paint roller, a sprinkler or HVLP/LVLP spray guns. To increase uniformity of the coating and to decrease hydrophobic solution losses it is adviced to use HVLP/LVLP spray guns when using the product.
3. What kind of surfaces can be used for protection using NANOCAPE products?
With our products you can protect many kind of materials, e.g. glass, plastics and synthetics, wood, metal, clothes and fabrics, outside and inside of a car and mineral surfaces. You are limited only by your imagination.
4. Are the products safe?
On each product there is a hazard information sheet and actions that need to be taken to prevent from harming. Water based products are safe for human health whereas the alcohol or other solvent based products may be potientally harmful and any contact with eyes or skin should be avoided.
5. Do NANOCAPE products leave any white residue like other commercially available hydrophobic agents?
No, NANOCAPE products do not leave any white residue on the impregnated surface. White residue occurs when the hydrophobic solution contains teflon. Our products do not contain teflon, waxes, silicones or resins that is why there is no change in color on the surface. Applied hydrophobic coating is transparent so impregnated surface maintains its primary appearance.
6. How to renew partially lost hydrophobic coating?
It's very easy! You just need to apply NANOCAPE product again remembering about choosing the product according to the surface. What is also necessary to remember – the surface has to be cleaned and dried before renewing.
7. What temperature is best suitable for applying NANOCAPE products?
The best range of temperature for impregnating process is +5 to 40*C. We do not work if it is raining or the humidity level is too high.
8. What is the efficiency of NANOCAPE products?
The efficiency depends on the product and is given on the back label of the product and in the product's MSDS that is available on the website nanocape.pl
9.How to remove the hydrophobic coating?
Due to products great durability, stability and they resistance to chemical wash it is adviced to rethink before making the decision to apply hydrophobic coating. The only possibility to remove the coating is to scratch the upper layer off. Because of deep penetration of the coating inside the structure of impregnated material, such as wood or mineral surface, removal is only possible superficially. If the coating has to be removed from clothes or fabrics it is enough to perform few washes with addition of washing powder or other detrgents. The product applied on glass surfaces like nanowiper is removable after initial wash with degreasing agent and then polished with car polisher.
10.Impregnated with NANOCAPE "Clothes" t-shirt was dipped by water and some of the water drained and some soaked inside the t-shirt. Is it normal?
Yes, it is completely normal under some circumstances. Our products for clothes and fabrics are based on flurosilanes that have limited ability to repel water. Therefore if you drench some water from small height there will be no soaking into the material. However when you drench water from big height then the water will go through the mesh in the material. This is caused by high force and pressure of falling water.
Hydrophobic coatings are perfect for surfaces with high density of fibers or particles, such as: stone and glass. Our products for clothes go deep into the fibers not the mesh and their hydrophobic properties are dependent on water pressure. The ability to also fill the mesh have superhydrophobic agents based on teflon but they change the color and structure of protected surface which is undesirable when it comes to clothes and shoes.
In case of any dirt caused by i.e. mud it is enough to wash the material using water under higher pressure.