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What is the difference between Liquid Thor and Repel Pro?
The greatest benefit Liquid Thor is going to offer is an easier solution to application. We were trying to figure out how we could develop a ceramic coating that could more efficiently transfer the nano particles than Repel Pro without sacrificing durability. When using Repel Pro, the carrier solvents like to sweat out and tack up quickly, especially in direct sunlight. When removing the residual, we also noticed that we were having to remove an excessive amount of material. The microfibers were loading up and becoming hard when the coating cured. This led us to believe we were removing too much product. We could try to spread it thinner but it would become more difficult to remove.
In addition, we wanted to become more efficient with our installation, so application and removal was a big focal point for us. Time is money. This particular coating is a true nano material and has a more advanced carrier solvent. It allows for a longer work time and more coverage so you can do larger sections.
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Liquid Thor is very simple to level and remove. After spreading the material, you have approximately 5 to 10 mins to level and buff depending on atmospheric conditions. At the end of the day, we are able to save installers time and money on material cost which should substantially increase their operating margin.
As for one being better than the other, that would be an opinion based, subjective answer. We have not lab tested them next to each other. However, we do feel comfortable offering Liquid Thor and standing behind its durability because we have been field testing for the last two years. We have this coating installed on hundreds, if not thousands of new boats in southwest Florida with a very high level of success. We know that it works in real world applications.
Is there a difference in lifespan?
We feel that two coats of Liquid Thor will provide the same amount of protection as two coats of Repel Pro. Assuming the coating was applied correctly with the proper prep work and the coating is being maintained within our guidelines, both coatings will hold up relatively the same. We recommend using Replenish ever 3 to 4 washes and as often as every month on high profile, horizontal surfaces.
What else is unique about the formula?
Liquid Thor is composed of Si02 and Ti02 nano-particles. The carrier agent is a low VOC solvent that is safer to work with. Out team believes the level of gloss is roughly the same. Liquid Thor does bring more slickness to the table. It has a higher water contact angle and does not hold dirt rings and black streaks as much as Repel Pro does. Repel Pro does a really good job preventing oxidation and we feel it should be used on horizontal surfaces that are high profile areas and have high exposure to UV for most of the day. The hull sides typically get hit for half the day so Liquid Thor is a great solution and will offer anywhere from 12 to 24 months of protection depending on how the vessel is stored, used and maintained. Our installer are typically having to service horizontal surfaces that are kept exposed to the outdoors every 12 months to keep them looking really good.
We would say that at the end of the day it's your decision to determine which coating is right for you. If Repel Pro is working, then you may not want to change it. But if you want your install to become quicker and less labor some and you’re doing large volume, then you may want to consider trying it out Liquid Thor
Liquid Thor works well on all substrates. Gel coat, paint, glass, metal, vinyl, plastics. Its an all-around coating that is very versatile.
Please let us know if you have any questions.