FOREVER YOUNG STC COATING
S for SILICON – STC is based on a crystal lattice composed of Si2O5 (silicon oxide, the main component of glass).
The precise spatial layout of Silicon surrounded by Oxygen guarantees perfect adhesion to the surface and a more effective protective shield, ensuring unparalleled resistance to abrasion and hydrophobicity (water-repellent effect) compared to silicon-based coatings normally available on the market.
T for TITANIUM – TiO2 (Titanium Dioxide) is currently the most innovative coating solution thanks to its self-cleaning ability and resistance to chemicals. It also offers an effective barrier against the most fearsome enemy of coating: limestone.
C for CERAMIC Coating.
STC is a nano-composite protective coating (70% physical – 30% chemical) that is conceptually different from other coatings available on the market.
The chemical-physical blend uniquely combines the hardness and flexibility of the glass layer, providing the best protection and durability on car paint, and provides a highly reflective vitreous gloss that lasts throughout the life cycle of the treatment.
Q: How long does STC treatment last? A: Our laboratory and field tests have proven to last for up to 24 months or 30,000 km with no maintenance and ordinary washing, under different environmental conditions and in different locations around the world.
However, you should take into account that much depends on car use, weather conditions and the products used for washing. Our tests have shown that after treatment with STC, if the car is properly maintained and treated with the specific products of the #Labocosmetica line, the durability and protection of the coating can easily be extended to over 3 years or 50,000km.
Q: How much STC should I use on a car? A: 50ml are sufficient for a station wagon, 30ml for an economy car.
Q: Can STC be stratified? A: STC can be stratified and a maximum of 2 layers can be applied. Between one layer and the other, we recommend a minimum waiting time of 3 hours.
How do you use STC?
Pour 8-10 STC drops onto the applicator. Apply STC by going over all strokes on a 40×40 cm surface at a time.
For buffing, it is important to take into account 2 fundamental values: temperature and humidity.
Follow the table below:
20°C – 20% humidity = 15 minutes
20°C – 80% humidity = 3 minutes
30°C – 20% humidity = 8 minutes
30°C – 80% humidity = 1 minute
After having completed STC application and buffing (following the table above), bear in mind that the first 72 hours are the most delicate: in fact, in case of cold weather or if the surface treated should come into contact with water, the closing of the coating may be delayed or limited. For this reason, before delivering the car to the customer, we recommend accelerating the closing of the coating by using #Reflecto of the #Labocosmetica line, which creates a protective barrier against rain for 20 days.
To ensure maximum performance and further accelerate the closing time of the coating, we recommend using an infrared lamp for at least 20 minutes at 60°C or leave the car in the sun for at least 12 hours.
In the winter season, or if you do not have an infrared lamp, leave the vehicle in a dry place for at least 24 hours.
It is of crucial importance not to wash the car during the first 20 days.
What is the best maintenance cycle to extend coating life?
For the first wash, at least 20 days after application, use #Semper (Neutral maintenance shampoo), and then #Cupido (Nano-composite sealant)
From the second to the fourth wash, only use #Semper
For the fifth wash, use only #Purifica (Decontaminant – rejuvenating shampoo for coating)
For the sixth wash, use #Revita (Wash&Coat Shampoo)
Then repeat the cycle
The Coating maintenance kit is called “Extending Life Coating Kit” and is available upon request in all MAFRA detailing centres.
Important: do not apply STC with temperatures below 15°C and with humidity above 50%
We are sure that this new coating will bring new positive results to your sales.