How has car care revolutionised Formula1?
Some time ago in a secret dark room of a garage, a well-known ceramic coating manufacturer was approached by F1 to come up with a ceramic coating that would deflect the tyre debris and tar from flicking up onto the bodywork and affecting aerodynamics of the cars.
It sounds ridiculous that a small deposit of rubber on the wing can affect the aerodynamics of a car but with such tight tolerances and millions of pounds worth of testing, adding a new variable into the mix can, according to the racing teams, affect overall performance. Who knew!
What is a ceramic coating and how does a ceramic coating work
In simple terms a ceramic coating as a shield on your car that protects paintwork, it acts as an invisible barrier between your clear coat and the elements. It’s also highly hydrophobic for repels rain and water aswell as dirt and debris, keeping a shiny motor for longer.
Are there any environmental benefits of having a ceramic coating?
We speak about waterways getting polluted with all kinds of nasty chemicals and substances but the truth is that dirt, grit and traffic film is part of the wider pollution problem.
When you clean your car, where does the run-off run-off to?
When it rains where does the rainwater that lands on your car run-off to?
The answer is usually into the closest ingress point which will be a drain or ditch which lead into public waterways. You can help reduce the amount of pollutants that run into storm drains by keeping a clean car.
Ceramic coatings or a silky smooth paintwork, they do the same thing when it comes to reducing traffic film by reducing the pollutants ability to cling on, so make sure you keep a clean car.