ClearFX

Engineered Protection for All Substrates

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Pure Protection.

ClearFX is a range of professional solutions chemically engineered for automotive surface protection and modification. ClearFX attogenetic solutions are formulated to generate a clear, crystalline film that impregnates and protects the substrate underneath.

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Exponentially Powered

ClearFX seals and strengthens surface structure using Attogenetic Surface Engineering, where the protective substance infinitesimally bonds with the surface all the way to its root and increases complete structural volume, density and hardness.

The science behind ClearFX is the process of attogenesis, where an aqueous chemical solution engages with a porous surface to achieve mechanical adhesion through molecular interlocking, then cohesively extends itself with a protective layer on top. The resulting structure is a denser amalgamation with increased volume from self-arranging crystallization, and increased hardness from intrinsically bonded molecules in their final state.

Tested to surpass, certified to protect

Besting global standards for testing and authenticating automotive chemical compounds, ClearFX has been rated to perform exceedingly well under overtly extreme conditions a vehicle faces when used in the harshest of environments. Coupled with more and more cars worldwide attesting to its resilience, strength and durability, ClearFX Attogenetic Surface Engineering protection gives peace of mind when and where it matters most.

Hard: ASTM-D3363 Pencil Hardness Test
No scratches observed after testing at 9H, ensuring a hard, protective armor against scrapes and scores
Resistant: JIS-K5400 Alkali Resistance, Acid Immersion and Salt Solution Resistance Tests
No abnormalities or changes after partial immersion in alkaline, acidic and salt solutions, demonstrating consistent protection across a wide range of pH levels
Aviation-Grade: D6-17487T Boeing Aviation Test
Outperformed in all tests for corrosion, crazing and cracking, softening and embrittlement, garnering approval for use as protective coating on all Boeing aircrafts
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How long does ClearFX last?

Due to how competitive the landscape of protection products in the automotive industry has become through the years—with many such products (i.e. solutions, waxes and coatings) quickly coming and going, the question of how long any surface protective product can last has unfortunately become an inadequately instant indicator of performance rating. Incorrectly used as a product differentiator, it is often misrepresented as a capable measure of how good a surface protection product is—leading to misconceptions on longevity metrics, confusion for consumers, intangible value attached to products and downright false claims made on protective abilities.

Because there really is no way to guarantee an exact duration of protective abilities for surface protection products, a good way to contextualize this question before answering it is by looking at what a protective product can do in the long term, and to be fully transparent with what can be expected from it.

For ClearFX, we believe that the benefits of a protective solution have less to do with how long, and more with how well it protects. ClearFX as both a product and a service are tightly developed together to provide real-world value, comprehensively engineering not just the tangible aspect of a product, but the entire experience of the service it is provided with.

First, ClearFX generates a hardened and chemically inert crystalline layer of silicon dioxide (SiO2) atop an automotive paint finish, just like other ceramic and glass-style coatings. It seals and closes off the entirety of the original paint finish (e.g. paint and clear coat) from the outside world. Like a thin sheet of glass that is initially malleable to form, it then hardens to contour at 9H and sits extremely hydrophobic.

Because silica is highly affined—reacting only with itself, this top layer does not chemically mix, correspond or participate with elements that an automotive surface is typically exposed to. It therefore renders the covered surface highly inert to contaminants and debris, enhancing its final finish and provides more definition, clarity, gloss and luster.

Second, ClearFX goes beyond being a top covering and continues its crystalline structure within the underlying paint finish itself, unlike the other coatings that just adhere on top of the surface. ClearFX seeps into the porous structure of a paint finish and forms a chemical infusion into and mechanical impregnation with it, to create not just a strong adhesion but a permanent cohesion with the vehicle surface. Thus, ClearFX is a permanent addition to the finish and one with the original substrate, treated as a single, whole unit upon cure; and the only way to remove a cured ClearFX treatment is through mechanical/physical abrasion (e.g. grinding, sanding and others). In other words, how the original surface would be normally dealt with is a good way of understanding how to deal with the final, infused amalgamation with ClearFX after it has cured.

These two things are what ClearFX does and does well, which makes it the best protective solution and professional service currently available for an automotive surface. How it protects is what sets it apart—more than just a topical application, it is an attogenetic cohesion that equilibrates into intense protection.

Being permanently bonded onto the finish, ClearFX is one with the surface and therefore subject to the same conditions that would cause normal wear-and-tear on the original paint finish. No matter how well it performs, its intense characteristics will still realistically fade in time with repeated exposure to abrasive elements and naturally degrading actions (e.g. washing, scrubbing and others) that eventually deplete, scour and ultimately alter the refined properties of a freshly-treated/unscathed surface on a microscopic scale.

Coming from such context now allows for properly answering the question of how long ClearFX lasts.

Because of how ClearFX functions, if the treated surface is never exposed to normal wear and tear, ClearFX will last infinitely. It is ultimately the type and length of various exposures that determine how the treated material will wear out over time. This behavior applies to all coatings no matter the manufacturer or product claims. The only real way for a surface to receive ongoing protection is to maintain its protective coating. This upkeep ensures the membrane stays tight, its surface tension is maintained and it performs as intended with continuous protective properties.

As such, though ClearFX lasts for many years, varying degrees of unknown exposure will slowly diminish its protective properties. This is why all ClearFX treatments are eligible for a yearly ClearFX Refine application. A topcoat to the original exterior ClearFX application, ClearFX Refine is specifically developed to replenish protective properties such as hydrophobicity and scratch resistance to a membrane slowly degraded by the elements over time.

The science behind protective products is proof that any claim to years and years' worth of protection from an initial application is simply not true. The real answer to the expectation of longevity over time is a proactive system that continuously ensures long-term protection.

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Where does ClearFX stand vs. other coatings?

ClearFX is an extremely durable protective solution with chemistry similar to nano-coating products, which are often referred to as ceramic or glass coatings. Though these nano-coatings are called "ceramic" or "glass" and the terms are used interchangeably in the industry, it is important to note that nano-coatings do not use and are not even based on ceramic technology. ClearFX is not, either.

The word "ceramic" has become an industry buzzword to describe the characteristics of nano-coatings being hard and durable, similar to a ceramic finish, and that is all there is to the term. Instead, the accurate way to describe nano-coating products is "nanotechnologies," because they use nano-chemistry to achieve their intended results of hardness and durability.

So what is ClearFX and how is it different from nano-coatings? ClearFX may be similar to nano-coatings in that they are both based on the same foundational chemistry of crystallization and hardness, but the difference is that ClearFX enhances and supersedes traditional chemical composition by using attogenetic technology to advance both resistance and longevity.

The prefix "atto" signifies the depth of scale at which the protective solution interacts with and operates on the refined substrate it is introduced to—an automotive surface in this context. Atto- denotes a factor of 10−18, or 0.000000000000000001. In contrast to nano-, which denotes only a factor of 10−9, or 0.000000001, atto-scale operates at a much tinier level than nano-scale—twice the power, to be exact, which means atto-scale is exponentially smaller by definition. This vast dive in scale is how ClearFX refines the silica oxide chemistry by using a denser raw material and formulaic base.

The ClearFX formula can penetrate deeper into a substrate and interact on an exponentially smaller, denser scale than traditional nano-style coatings. This deep-scale action is also why ClearFX has the ability to engage beyond just the top surface of an automotive finish, in contrast to coatings that operate only superficially at the nano-level. This difference in action is because automotive paint, when atomized and sprayed onto a vehicle, creates a framework/structure on a nano-molecular scale; thus, any nano-based technology is unable to penetrate below the surface because their particles are simply too large or equally dense to go down at all and do any kind of work within the underlying substrate.

The depth of scale at which ClearFX operates gives it the ability to penetrate the top surface to add and imbue chemical strength, durability and integrity to the original substrate; while still providing hard and resistant top surface coverage. This dual action increases the durability and resistance of the automotive finish permanently, because ClearFX cannot be removed once applied and saturated into the original surface structure without mechanically abrading it altogether with the paint finish itself.

Another difference that attogenetic technology brings is its denser structure, still by nature of its smaller component chemistry than nano-coatings. This property, by default, lets it produce more durability and a harder surface even with just a single application. Density brings about hardness, just as a dense brick wall is much more difficult to penetrate and damage than a soft, wooden wall, which is less dense and therefore easier to damage. ClearFX works in the exact same way—by adding a denser foundational chemistry to the vehicle, it achieves by default a more durable finish resulting in better protection and more longevity with fewer applications than traditional nano-coatings.

Multiple applications of ClearFX will still install a physically measurable, thicker layer on top of the automotive finish, just like nano-coatings. As such, ClearFX does everything a nano-coating does, but it just does them all better and then some—providing the best characteristics that nano-coatings can bring, then effortlessly delivers so much more through its superior engineering.

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Product Line

Attogenetic at its Finest

ClearFX is a family of Attogenetic Surface Engineering solutions tailored
specifically to the array of common automotive and industrial surfaces
and materials. Formulated with a unified foundational chemistry, each
attogenetic solution comes with a specialized chemical modification that
delivers optimal attogenetic protection across substrates.

 

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Questions?

What does ClearFX mean for me?
ClearFX protects your vehicle's surface from minor blemishes and scratches that typically occur from exposure and daily use. Dirt and contaminates will rinse away and your vehicle's finish will remain radiant and unscathed for years.
How do I care for a vehicle that has ClearFX on it?
Due to the strength of ClearFX, not much maintenance or care is needed. Simply rinse and wash the vehicle regularly with mild detergent and water. Or, one of our many available global professionals can assist you in maintaining, washing and caring for your vehicle.
Why choose ClearFX over other protection solutions?
ClearFX is used in over 45 major countries. It is approved and used by Boeing on military and commercial aircraft for extreme protection and surface performance. Tested and used by a global network of professional and enthusiasts, ClearFX is a top tier industry protection product that outperforms many leading competitors in performance, longevity and strength.