Protection based on silicon dioxide (SiO₂) is the most sophisticated car protection technology developed to date. Previously applied by the most demanding consumers in the electronics industry or to protect railway rolling stock from vandalism, this formulation is now being introduced in its unique form to the automotive business by the Gyeon brand. Principal strength of the quartz coating is its ability to increase the overall hardness of the paint up to the level of 9H (hardness of the coating determined by pencil hardness scale) as well as its measurable thickness, reaching up to 1 micron. However, its crucial property is the structural integrity of the layer. After vaporizing all the solvents contained in the product, where 90% evaporates within the first 24 hours and a total of 100% vaporization might be completed in 14 days, the layer becomes solid, very hard and highly durable. Owing to the quartz coating’s thickness, all scratching and fading which may appear during washing or as a result of extensive exposure to caustic substances e.g. bird droppings, do not reach the paint, leaving its surface intact. Moreover, it is entirely resistant to chemical substances with a pH of between 2 and 11, which makes it incredibly durable and resistant to frequent washing. The only way to remove the coating is through the application of professional, intensive abrasives.