The coating can be applied in temperatures as low as -20 Fahrenheit. Once cured, it provides protection from extreme temperatures, ranging from -50 to 2,200 Fahrenheit.
Oxidation and corrosion resistance
Ceramic Pro protects paint and metal from water and oxygen, preventing oxidation and corrosion. The ASTM B117 Salt Spray Corrosion Test provides a controlled corrosive environment, which has produces corrosion resistance information for metals and coated metal specimens. The chemical tests exposed metals to 5% salt spray for 350 hours and 5000 hours. Result: no visible damage.
The coating is 100% resistant to damaging contaminants and harsh chemicals. Chemicals tested by SGS include: JIS K5400 Alkali, Acids and Salt. This method identifies how well the coating resists sodium carbonate (Na2CO3), sulphuric acid (H2SO4) and sodium chloride (NaCL) under heavy exposure.
- 5% Na2CO3 for 24 hours — no visible damage
- 5% H2SO4 for 24 hours — no visible damage
- 5% NaCL for 96 hours — no visible damage
The SGS tests:
- Gloss Level – High (depending on substrate)
- Viscosity #2 Zahn Cup – 12～14 seconds
- 5% Salt Spray (ASTM B117) – 350 hrs
- Pencil Hardness (JIS 5400) – above 9H
- Adhesion Cross-Cut Tape (ASTM D3359) – 5b (no coating loss)
- Mandrel Bend (ASTM D522) – 0 mm coating loss at 180° rotation
- Impact (ASTM D2794) – 80/80 inch-lbs
Hardness by Pencil Test (500g), Alkali Resistance, Acid Resistance, Salt Solution Resistance
Hardness by Pencil Test (1000g)
Toxicity Test (Non Toxic)
Ceramic Pro is a proven perfect coating for surfaces exposed to expansion and deformation. The test conducted by SGS is the Mandrel Bend Test (ASTM D522). Result: 0 mm of coating loss at 180° rotation.
In the coating industry, a product’s hardness or ability to resist scratches is determined by the pencil test. In the SGS test (JIS K5400), a coated panel is placed on a firm horizontal surface. A pencil is held firmly against the film at a 45° angle and pushed away from the operator in 0.256-inch strokes. On a scale ranging from 6B (softest) to 9H (hardest), Ceramic Pro Strong has been tested and classified above 9H.
SGS test ASTM D2794 showed that coatings attached to substrates are subjected to damaging impacts during manufacture and use in service. This test method is useful in predicting the ability of organic compounds to resist cracking caused by impacts. Result: 80/80 inch pounds.
SGS ASTM D3359 adhesion test assesses the adhesion of coating films to metallic substrates by applying and removing pressure-sensitive tape over cuts in the film. Result: 5B — no coating loss when using strongest tape.
SGS tests ASTM G154-06 and ASTM D2244 determine color changes on surfaces exposed to UV rays. Result: No color change
A cured layer of Ceramic Pro Strong weighs between 0.2 to 1 gram per square foot, depending on surface porousness.
Surface levels of hydrophobia depend on water contact angle. The higher the angle, the less dirt or liquid will attach to the surface. Ceramic Pro Strong 2.0 has a contact angle of at least 110 degrees.
The coating’s ability to conduct electricity in room temperature is extremely low. With higher temperatures, the conductivity increases.
Gloss or Color Changes
The coating does not always increase gloss, but does preserve surface shine at the time of treatment. Color and shine depend on the surface being treated.
SGS tests: ASTM F963-08 (4,3,5) Heavy Metal Lead, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Mercury, Selenium. Result: not detected in all tested substances.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) REACH test: Ceramic Pro has been tested against 144 substances of very high concern (SVHC), based on a publication from ECHA in June 2013. Result: not detected in all tested substances.
Ceramic Pro Strong is VOC compliant at 5.2 g/litre.