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Want to preserve your classic vehicle?

February 19, 2019

Vehicle collectors the world over can rejoice! Classic Guard, a new ceramic coating, has been launched – and it is set to do wonders for the preservation of classic vehicles.

The ceramic coating was recently tested on the gruelling Le Jog Rally, which has a reputation for being one of the toughest winter rallies in the world. The coating was applied to a 1965 Porsche 911 SWB – and the product passed the test with flying colours.

The coating is the brainchild of British company Classic Motor Cars (CMC) and, according to Dan Brown, lead vehicle detailer at the firm, it’s really something special. “I have tried a lot of products over the years, but nothing comes close to the performance of Classic Guard. The technology makes other waxes and sealants look like they are from the Dark Ages,” he tells FOCUS.

Classic Guard coating was developed using nanotechnology. Just in case you’re not 100 percent clued up on nanotechnology (I was not) it is defined as the study and use of structures between one and 100 nanometres (nm) in size. To give you an idea of how small that is, it would take 800 100-nm particles side by side to match the width of a human hair.

CMC promises that the product will preserve paintwork, bare metals, wheels and even glass against degradation from pollution as well as environmental damage, corrosion and soiling. It can be applied to any vehicle – from a Porsche to a Peterbilt.

My friends call me a glomad (a global nomad lest you don’t get it). That’s a particularly apt word, because I am always trawling all corners of the globe, looking for stories. As a result, I have slept in some seriously strange places – on a bed of ice in the Arctic circle, on the floor in a traditional Japanese hotel, on the sand dunes in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan … and even on the floor of a Thai cargo ship. Mostly however I tend to sleep on aircraft (if I had a dog, he would bark at me when I eventually come home). I am passionate about trucks, cars, travel, food, wine, people and hugs – so I write about all these things. Except the hugs.

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