Durable Liquid Repellency (DLR) FAQ

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What is Durable Liquid Repellency (DLR)?

Durable Liquid Repellency (DLR) is the informal name for coatings of pure, safe, quartz glass or silicon dioxide (SiO2). Silicon dioxide is the most abundant mineral on earth and the chief ingredient in glass. It is found in many foods and liquid.

What makes liquid glass different from other surface protectors?

Durable Liquid Repellency (DLR) is safe to use in all environments. When viewed under a microscope, our coatings appear as a continual film (a polymerized layer) of glass, unlike other nanotech surface technologies that contain nanoparticles. Stedfast’s coatings contain no nanoparticles so special safety equipment is not necessary for application. Our products offer a safer alternative to traditional surface protectants.

How are liquid glass coatings applied?

Simply spray on to a clean surface. See bottle for more detailed instructions.

What happens when liquid glass coatings are applied?

Our coatings are imperceptible They do not change the look or feel of the treated surface. but changes will soon occur to the treated surface. Drops of water will roll around like a ball bearing on fabric. Stainless steel will become fingerprint resistant and keep its shiny appearance. The benefits are endless.

How soon after applying Stedfast’s ultra thin coatings can I use the surface?

The instructions for each product are on the bottle.

Can liquid glass be used outdoors?

Definitely. Our products will withstand extreme temperature fluctuations and remain up to 200% flexible.

Are liquid glass products safe to handle?

Yes, very safe to the skin and no personal protective equipment is required.

How does liquid glass effect the environment?

In most instances, treated surfaces need only be cleaned with water. Treated surfaces are cleaner using water than cleaning duplicate surfaces with bleach or other such solutions. Because liquid glass coatings are inert, they will not harm the environment in any way.

Can the treatments be reapplied?

Yes. Follow the directions on the label. Ensure the surface is clean, dry, and free from any contaminants or cleaning residues. Apply the new layer over the original one.