I’m following you with regards to the process; that once the glass is corroded or pitted, which is what holds the “staining”…once that surface is cleaned by the acid that it should be sealed to keep that same surface from holding contaminates again.
What I don’t really get (mainly because I’ve been duped before, for example: screen magic) is HOW the bonding takes place. Thats why I asked if it was some kind of epoxy or something-because it would actually be the ideal surface to put some kind of epoxy on because it would stick better…you gotta rough sand glass to stick on your rearview mirror onto your windshield right? I would think the same principal applies?
I just wanted to hear it explained with clear evidence to make it fact is all. Please don’t think I’m trying to be a jerk, I’m not. I’ll be first to clearly admit, you’re smarter than I am by a long shot.
I do understand things when explained tho. Now as I grow older tho, I try to follow along in that same process as its explained and see if my math adds up to the same answer you got. That’s all. I hope that makes sense.
That aside, it was mentioned that there is a chemical bond between the nano something and the glass. Now, this is what I’m talking about.
I did a little homework and found this. Proof that it is possible to bond nanoparticles to glass-there is a photo of the bond (clear evidence). So the guy who spoke of the bond-until I did that homework, my first thought was “do-do”. I was wrong.
The guy who got the patent for the process, a scientist that works for Corning Inc., describes the process of the bonding that I just don’t see how a bottle of “sealer” is going to immitate because unless I read it wrong (very possible) the process includes heating to form the bond. (Look at “e” section from the following pasted excerpt)
13 . A method of forming the structure of claim 1, comprising:
a) providing a support element;
b) forming a nanoparticulate layer on said support element;
c) forming a binder comprising silicon dioxide and an alkali silicate, borate, or phosphate on said support element;
d) forming a capping layer; and
e) heating said support element comprising said nanoparticulate layer, said binder, and optionally, said capping layer, to a temperature that allows said binder to form a glass.
Glass makers usually bond their coatings while the glass is hot still right? Fuses it together. I know I’m half retarded here so be patient with me please.
Anything is possible I suppose. But as stated earlier, as long as the reason the glass was trashed in the first place is removed what would make it necessary to add the sealant? How much would a sealant (if it really is a sealant again not trying to be a jerk) cost? What would the price be for the client, and how would I compete against the person NOT using the sealant when its not really needed?