15 Nov Why Graphene is superior to Ceramic in Colorado?
What difference can it make where you live? In this article, we’ll explore how the unique conditions of the state of Colorado favor the use of graphene coatings instead of its ceramic counterpart.
What makes Colorado So Special?
Well, aside from its beauty, there are some peculiar aspects to consider:
- It has a semi-arid climate. Colorado ranks 44 on average yearly precipitation and on top
of that it has one of the lowest humidity levels nationwide.
- Colorado has the highest mean elevation in the U.S. with 6,800
A unique climate requires unique solutions. Colorado Department of Transportation employs a
special mix of granular salt with chloride-based de-icers to melt snow during wintertime.
Ceramic Coatings, Simply Not Enough
Ceramic coatings are amazing, however, they have a few known weaknesses:
- They tend to retain heat and thus they are prone to create water spots especially when exposed to mineral-rich water.
- With few exceptions, ceramic coating treatments attract dust due to its electrostatic
- Due to its composition, ceramic coatings are sensitive to abrasion produced by heat, dry winds, salt, and high pH solvents.
As you can see, the special climate of Colorado poses a harsh environment to ceramic coatings, Now the question is, what level of protection offer graphene coatings to the people of Colorado?
Graphene Coatings, The Solution
Let’s compare the level of protection offered by ceramic vs graphene coating in Colorado:
|Mineral-rich water drops||Very Low||Good|
|Salty water||Very Low||Good|
|Alcaline solvents||Very Low||Good|
|Variable weather and temperature||Average||
We’re not saying that graphene coatings are going to make your vehicle’s paint “impenetrable,” but the truth is that so far scientists have only found one weakness for graphene-based applications, oxygen-rich environments. Now, if you think about it, Colorado’s high elevation (and lower oxygen content) offers the ideal conditions for graphene coatings. In short, if you live in the state of Colorado your best option is hands down graphene over ceramic.