A lot of products claim to have SiO2 technology, but what exactly is SiO2? Scientifically speaking, SiO2, also called silica dioxide, is found in nature as quartz. It is meant to provide a rock-hard layer of protection to your surfaces. It has the characteristics of being water repellent, hard and self-healing. SiO2 bonds with itself intensely, creating a large amount of surface tension. This surface tension prevents water from bonding to the surface at all. Instead, the water will bond with itself, creating water beads.
Why is water beading important?
Water beading is helpful because it allows the water to be easily removed from the surface, either because it rolls off due to wind, because it is on an angled panel, or thanks to a dryer or drying towel. Because the water does not remain on the surface, it will not evaporate on the surface. You don't want the water evaporating on the surface, because the minerals inside the water will still remain on the surface, causing a water spot.
And no one likes water spots on their paint, windows or even wheels. Luckily, SiO2 prevents these water spots!
Plus, it looks good!
A vehicle protected with a product with the SiO2 formula, helps your surface keep a sleek finish. This sleek finish even helps you keep your car cleaner, making it easier to wash the next time. A sleek surface without water spots is what you can expect from an SiO2 product.
What Wolfgang products contain SiO2?
Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash:
By combining the benefits of Silica (SiO2) with the lubricity and ease of use of a waterless wash, Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash will make your entire detailing process much easier than before! The SiO2 in Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash creates an extremely hydrophobic surface tension that will ensure water beads up and rolls off your paint. Wolfgang SiO2 Waterless Wash is an outstanding way to clean your car AND take advantage of SiO2 protection!
Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Coating Wash
By using SiO2 instead, Wolfgang Über SiO2 Coating Wash offers longer-lasting results, a glossier shine, and more intense water-beading capabilities! Wolfgang Über SiO2 Coating Wash still has the same incredibly easy-to-use factor that you get from a tradition wash & wax". If you already have a coating on your car, you can use Wolfgang Über SiO2 Coating Wash to maintain your coating and ensure it lasts even longer!
Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Silica Spray:
Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Silica Spray uses a blend of silica dioxide and super-polymers to create a long-lasting and hard-as-nails finish on your painted surfaces. Perfect for use as a stand-alone sealant or as a topper on the paint coating that's already been applied, Wolfgang Uber SiO2 Silica Spray provides the protection your need with the level of shine that you want.