Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between System X PRO and Diamond Hardcoat?

System X PRO provides a higher gloss and is our most popular coating. Diamond Hardcoat does not provide as much gloss, but will last longer than PRO and is easily layered. Diamond Hard coat is great for marine applications, around aircraft exhaust ports, and bare metal applications like stainless steel. If you desire both the added protection of Diamond Hard coat and the high gloss of PRO you can apply Diamond Hard coat as a basecoat first, then after 30 minutes of drying apply a layer of PRO. Both these products provide outstanding protection and are only sold by the case to authorised applicators. If you would like to use System X in your business, please contact us.

Can I apply System X coating myself?

No, application of System X products is by authorised applicators only. Ultimately, a coating is only as good as the technician applying it, and the quality of preparation performed. The coating system has a unique preparation and application method, which needs to be mastered, and should only be applied after the paint is thoroughly decontaminated and the clear coat levelled. Applying a coating on less than perfect paint will only highlight its flaws. System X applicators are trained in correct preparation techniques.

 

Is the coating really permanent?

Yes, System X Resin should be thought of as adding another clear coat to the paints surface. This new clear coat is glossier, chemical resistant, and harder than the original clear coat. System X is a permanent coating in the same sense that the clear coat on your car is permanent. Eventually the clear coat will wear away over the years; its overall longevity depends on the surface applied to, conditions exposed to and proper application.

 

Why is the coating referred to a semi-permanent?

System X bonds to your surface, however can be removed by mechanical abrasion which is why it is referred to as semi- permanent.

 

How thick is the coating?

Upon application and full curing, System X becomes one with the paint, and takes on the properties of the substrate. The importance is not on how thick the coating is but how hard the coating is. Many coating companies make claims about thickness, however thickness has very little if anything to do with how a coating works. System X is an SGS certified 9H coating which cures to 3GPA+ hardness.

 

What areas can be treated with the System X?

All exterior surfaces including paint, metal, stainless steel, chrome, gel coat, plastic composites, exhaust and wheels. Do not use System X on rubber or soft plastics. System X GLASS is formulated for windshields, windscreens, windows, mirrors, and glass headlamps. What is the advantage of System X over polyurethane clear coats? System X provides additional gloss and protection over clear coats. The ceramic resin bonded coating helps contaminants slide off easily, which give them less time to eat into the surface. An added plus is the ease of cleaning your vehicle. An easy way to think of it would be that System X is the equivalent of another, harder and glossier clear coat layer.

Do I need a special car wash/soap to wash the vehicle after application?

After System X has been applied we advise washing with only PH neutral products. The use of automated car washes is not recommended.

Can I wax or seal over System X?

Yes, if desired waxing and sealing over System X won’t damage the coating. Let System X coating cure for at least 3 days before applying another product.

How quickly do I need to remove bird droppings?

Remove bird waste as soon as possible. We advise saturating the dropping with a microfibre cloth and allowing to soak for a couple of minutes and then wiping off. (Do not scrape off)

Why does it seem like the water repellency has decreased over time?

This will happen over time due to eventual buildup of contaminants (like every other coating). Just clean the surface with a mild cleaner and wash off thoroughly with water. The hydrophobic effect is then reproduced.

Can I apply System X over decals, emblems, etc.?

System X can be applied over any factory decals and will add gloss to your emblems.

How long does System X take to cure?

System X will be dry to touch within 15 minutes, at which point the vehicle is ready to drive/use. Over the next 3 days System X will continue to become harder until the surface reaches 3 GPa+ hardness.

Can System X be used on carbon fiber?

Yes, you may apply System X to carbon fiber shields, panels, and parts.

Is System X safe to apply to chrome pipes and mufflers?

Yes, the product is safe to apply to car, truck, and motorcycle mufflers and pipes. System X withstands temperatures over 1000 degrees.

Will System X prevent heat bluing on the exhaust?

No.