Q1: What is the difference between regular car wax and Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT?
A1: Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT does not contain waxes or water-based silicones, like most other similar products. FORTIFY QUICK COAT contains a special blend of soaps and wetting agents plus a ceramic/ silica solution that leaves a very clean, sealed and protected surface. This is a powerful 3-in-one product; a waterless car wash, paint sealant and silica maintenance spray combined into one powerful detailing product. When it comes to cleaning and surface protection, traditional quick detailers, waxes and silicone sealants cannot compare. FORTIFY QUICK COAT’s superior cleaning and surface protection capabilities are the most versatile detailing product on the market
Q2: How can Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT clean and seal without using water?
A2: FORTIFY QUICK COAT is actually a water-based cleaning product that seals and protects at the same time, but it does not require a water hose, traditional soap, a bucket or the mess that this process entails. Through a complex formulation of water, soaps, wetting agents and a ceramic/ SiO2 emulsification process, Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT is able to encapsulate, lubricate and dissolve the dirt particles and grime on contact. The soft, microfiber towel soaks up 9 times its weight in water and easily pulls the dissolved and liquified dirt away from the surface, without scratching. Using a second microfiber towel, the remaining residue is gently and quickly buffed into an amazing shine before it dries. It is really as easy as it sounds.
Q3: How is FORTIFY QUICK COAT different from the other popular detailing brands?
A3: Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT is a part of a new generation of detailing and cleaning products that use ceramic and nano technologies to achieve incredible levels of cleanliness, protection and shine that is not available in other popular detailing products. The long-lasting protection of Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT and product performance is measured in terms of months, not weeks.
Q4: Are there any risk of creating scratches or swirls on the paint by using Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT?
A4: Not when used as directed. Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT dissolves the dirt and grime on contact and lifts it away from the vehicle’s surface without scratching or creating swirl marks. Please Note: Extremely soiled, muddy or sandy vehicles must be well-cleaned and abrasive-free before using FORTIFY QUICK COAT.
Q5: Does Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT affect the paint of the vehicle?
A5: Yes, FORTIFY QUICK COAT works to clean, seal and protect the paint for the long term, thus making the surface very slick, hydrophobic and UV protected. It creates an easy to maintain slick surface that sheets off water and looks amazing. This is very easy way for virtually anyone maintain a classic car or a daily-driver.
Q6: On what surfaces can I use FORTIFY QUICK COAT?
A6: Use Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT on the solid surfaces, like glass, paint, stainless steel, chrome and plastic. Typically used on cars, trucks, motorcycles, RVs and boats, but it can also be used to clean solid surfaces in the house, office or workplace. Create a clean surface, with superior protection and a brilliant shine on almost any solid surface inside, outside, in the sun, in the shade, in a hot or cold climate.
Q7: How often should I use Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT on my car?
A7: it depends where you live, the weather conditions, how much you drive, where you park and a host of other circumstances. Once per week to once per month is recommended.
Q8: Can Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT be applied in direct sunlight or on hot surfaces?
A8: Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT can be applied in direct sunlight and in hot climates. However, for best results, we recommend that you apply the product in the shade and to a cool surface (ambient temperature or less). This may mean early-morning or late-afternoon application or possibly indoors in a garage. It will all depend on your conditions and what is available at the time.
Q9: Does Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT protect against sunlight, hard water, and other potential environmental damage?
A9: Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT cleans, seals and protects using gentle soaps and a very light solution of ceramic coating. This creates a very slick and hydrophobic surface that protects and repels dirt and rain water with ease. the vehicle will eventually get dirty, if not cleaned on a regular basis. FORTIFY QUICK COAT protects from harmful UV rays, pollution, water spots, bug or bird droppings and road grime, but it will not totally eliminate these from sticking to or harming your vehicle’s surface. The best way is to remove any hard water, bug or bird droppings right away. The product won't fully repel dust, pollen and other tiny airborne contaminants, but FORTIFY QUICK COAT makes cleaning them off much easier and faster.
Q10: There are some feather and swirl-like scratches on my car. Will Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT remove them?
A10: No. This is a cleaning, sealing and protection product. Please refer to our Scratch repair/removal product for light scratches or consult with a professional Detailer for paint correction services. Using Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT afterwards will protect your vehicle from further damage and bring less attention to any current imperfections already present in your car’s finish.
Q11: Does Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT remove water-spots?
A11: You can use Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT remove light water spots created by rain drops that collected airborne dirt and dried on the surface. However, dried on mineral deposits, calcified hard water spots and acid rain damage are among the hardest residues to remove and may require a professional Detailer to correct. We suggest removing all contaminants from the surface (water spots or otherwise) before applying the product for the first time. Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT WILL NOT prevent high calcium/ mineral/ water deposits from settling on your vehicle’s paint surface which causes those ugly water spots to form in the first place. It will help sheet contaminated water off, but any kind of hard water sitting on the surface, should be cleaned off immediately and not be allowed to dry.
Q12: Is the product environmentally friendly, non-toxic and VOC compliant?
A12: Yes. We take pride in producing the absolute best, environmentally friendly car-care and at-home-detailing products on the market. All our Shine Armor formulas are non-toxic, biodegradable and 100% VOC compliant. They also contain no harsh acids or heavy solvents and are 100% free of hydrofluoric and sulfuric acids. This means you can feel at-ease cleaning your car knowing that aren’t harming the environment at the same time.
Q13: How long does a Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT application typically last?
A13: 1 month, 6 months, up to 12 months. There are a number of factors that determine how long a Shine Armor FORTIFY QUICK COAT will last. Depending on environmental factors (where you live, park and drive, etc.) the protective coating can last for up to 6-12 months. For daily drivers or cars that see more highway and city driving, we recommend applying the product at least once per month to protect your vehicle. However, for the best-possible shine and protection, we recommend weekly application.