Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Shine Armor’s high-tech ceramic coating fills in microscopic imperfections on your vehicle’s paint leaving a smooth and protective coating.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER POPULAR DETAILING BRANDS?
Shine Armor 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 and product performance is measured in terms of months, not weeks.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND REGULAR CAR WAX?
Shine Armor does not contain waxes or water-based silicones, like most other similar products. Shine Armor 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-1 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. Shine Armor’s superior cleaning and surface protection capabilities are the most versatile detailing product on the market.
HOW CAN IT CLEAN AND SEAL WITHOUT USING WATER?
Shine Armor is 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 usually process entails. Through a complex formulation of water, soaps, wetting agents and a ceramic/ SiO2 emulsification process, Shine Armor can 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.
WHAT SURFACES DOES IT WORK ON?
Use Shine Armor on 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.
DOES IT AFFECT THE PAINT OF THE VEHICLE?
Yes, Shine Armor 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 to maintain a classic car or a daily driver.
IS THERE A RISK OF CREATING SCRATCHES OR SWIRLS ON THE PAINT?
Not when used as directed. Shine Armor 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 Shine Armor.
HOW LONG DOES THE APPLICATION LAST?
1 month, 6 months, up to 12 months. There are several factors that determine how long Shine Armor 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.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE IT ON MY VEHICLE?
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.
DOES IT REMOVE WATER-SPOTS?
You can use Shine Armor to 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 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.
WILL IT REMOVE FEATHER AND SWIRL-LIKE SCRATCHES ON MY CAR?
No. This is a cleaning, sealing, and protection product.
CAN IT BE APPLIED IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR ON HOT SURFACES?
Shine Armor 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 indoors in a garage. It will all depend on your conditions and what is available at the time.
DOES IT PROTECT AGAINST SUNLIGHT, HARD WATER, AND OTHER POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE?
Shine Armor 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 rainwater with ease. The vehicle will eventually get dirty, if not cleaned on a regular basis. Shine Armor protects from harmful UV rays, pollution, water spots, bug or bird droppings and road grime, but it will not 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 Shine Armor makes cleaning them off much easier and faster.
IT IS ENVIORNMENTALLY FRIENDLY, NON-TOXIC AND VOC COMPLIANT?
Yes. We take pride in producing the absolute best, environmentally friendly car-care and at-home-detailing products on the market. Our Shine Armor formula is 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.
IS THE OFFER AVAILABLE IN STORES?
This offer is not available in stores.