There are 5 distinctly different types of urethanes, but virtually all the major coating manufacturers will agree, and extensive industry use has shown, that a fully cross-linked aliphatic, ASTM type 5 urethane is the most durable, and most practical long term finish available today.
Since Glas-Tech 9000, our product, is a very high cross-linked system, it offers the most long-term value as compared to other coatings such as low-link urethanes, polyesters, epoxies, or enamels now available.
Aliphatic urethane coatings were introduced to the U.S. in the 60's primarily for the aerospace industry to protect surfaces that were subjected to sand and ice particles at hundreds of miles per hour, Glas-Tech 9000 is the most resilient and the most popular of these types or urethanes.
The impact durability of Glas-Tech 9000 is superior to other types of coatings and is rated 10 in scuff and mar tests. This durability translates to a tough coating that takes constant abuse with minimum wear.
A distinct advantage of a high cross-linking aliphatic urethane, like Glas-Tech 9000, is the "resin-rich" wear layer that forms at the surface during the curing cycle.
This layer forms at the surface during the curing cycle. This layer provides long-term protection for the pigment particles, improves color and gloss retention and gives that deep, rich gloss finish.
Chemical and Solvent Resistance
In addition to providing aesthetic qualities, this "resin-rich" wear layer also provides a versatile barrier to all forms of punishment from caustic acids, abrasives, solvents in cosmetics, dyes, and more that are known to stain, destroy, or limit the lifespan of most refinishing products used on the market today.
UV Screening Agents
Glas-Tech 9000 has ultraviolet light screening agents UVR and Ultrablock protecting the surface against harmful light radiation which will turn many coatings, particularly epoxies, prematurely yellow.
The 9000 formula extends the lifespan of your refinished product by keeping the finish bright and colorfast, which guarantees long-term customer satisfaction.
Our system offers a precisely cross-linked cured coating system, topcoat to primer, primer to substrate. The super performance of Glas-Tech 9000 is a direct result of not just the premium urethane itself, but the capability of the primer system to support the topcoat.
This system is truly the most effective for refinishing, particularly in the porcelain and ceramic field.