Permanon™ primarily contains Silicium, 14Si on the Periodic
Table, also known as Silicon (not
to be confused with Silicone) and is the primary element
used to make glass. It is engineered on the nano-level
(atomic and molecular scale usually measured in nanometers or
one-billionth of a meter) and is suspended in a proprietary
formula that allows it to be spray-applied and statically
bonded to virtually any hard surface. When Permanon is applied to
a hard surface, microscopic platelets of Silicium are drawn into
the nano-pores of the surface creating a barrier of protection
where even bacteria cannot get a foothold.
Permanon is a
water-based surface protection solution that is non-flammable,
non-toxic, solvent-free and biodegradable. It is an extremely
effective water repellant, resistant to nearly all acids, alkaline
solutions and solvents, and protects surfaces from Ultra Violet
Permanon is offered
in concentrate to be mixed with water. This technology allows for
the rapid application of a transparent, durable, UV-resistant
coating safe for all solid indoor and outdoor surfaces.
Permanon does not contain waxes, silicones or any other
topical agent. The primary component in Permanon is the element
Silicium (14Si). See above, "What is Permanon?"
Permanon bond with
All hard surfaces naturally have a negative charge; Permanon has a positive charge. When a surface is misted with
Permanon the positive charged Silicium (14Si) instantly bonds with
and fills the nano-pores and micro-structure of the surface.
At the nano-level (one billionth of a meter) this static bond is
very strong. Once attached, it seals the surface making it hydrophobic. The water mixed with Permanon is simply the
carrier and all that is left behind to be wiped away.
Can I apply
Permanon over a waxed or silicone treated surface?
Yes it is safe, but never recommended. Permanon will adhere to the wax, silicone or other surface
treatment and ultimately fail when these other treatments
fail. If another temporary surface treatment has been recently applied, it must be removed
prior to the application of Permanon. If your vehicle/vessel
has not been waxed in over three months, then a simple wash with
Dawn dish detergent should remove any remaining wax residue.
Otherwise, we recommend the use of EXTREME
Simple Green Aircraft & Precision Cleaner for
the safe removal of wax or silicone treated surfaces. There
are other products that effectively remove wax, but we like
EXTREME Simple Green because it is Boeing Certified not to etch
aluminum. This makes it safe to use on or around aluminum rims and
What can I
treat with Permanon?
Any hard surface can be treated, including plastics, metals,
painted or varnished wood, gel coat, clear coat, glass, FRP and polished stone to
name a few. Permanon works on the nano level and will offer no
protection on fabric, suede or other porous surfaces.
What is the
difference between Permanon Platinum and Yacht?
Permanon Platinum contains the highest concentration of Silicium
(14Si) in any of the Permanon products. It offers the
highest level of protection, but should never be mixed to any
concentration over 10% as higher concentrations can cause varying
degrees of streaking.
contains one of the higher levels of Silicium, but is also
formulated to allow for any concentration up to 100%. While
any concentration of any Permanon product will offer UV
protection, a 100% concentrate application will provide the
maximum level of UV protection. This is ideal for
varnished/coated wood and any other topside surfaces that are
sensitive to constant exposure to the sun's UV
Can I use
Permanon Platinum on my boat, or Permanon Yacht on my car?
Yes to both. Keeping in mind the information provided in the
previous answer (above), both products can be used very effectively on
both land-based and water vehicles. In fact, there is only
one reason why you would not use Permanon Platinum for all of your surface
protection needs: If you have a surface that requires more UV
protection, then Permanon Yacht is specifically formulated to do
exactly that at the higher concentrations. Otherwise, Permanon
Platinum offers the most protection for everything else.
Portable Permanon Application Instructions & Informational Flyer
We've created two new portable documents for anyone who might like to have them. First is the Permanon Application Instructions we include with every order we ship. This is a good document to print and keep handy with your supply of Permanon.
And last is a new 2-page Permanon Flyer, which is a convenient document to email or pass along to friends who you think might be interested in learning more about Permanon.
The download links follow. Right-click and select Save As to save these PDF documents to your own computer. You will need the free
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1.) Permanon Application Instructions
2.) Permanon Flyer
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How much Permanon
will I need to treat my vehicle/vessel?
When applied by a professional using
professional equipment, we have found that one 32 oz container will cover an
average area of 323 square feet (40 square meters). A one gallon container
will cover an average area of 1,292 square feet (120
In general, when
sprayed properly with a fine-mist applicator, one 32 oz spray bottle
will cover approximately
two mid-sized sedans. A one gallon container will cover approximately two trailer trucks
or three full-size RV's.
coverage area estimates are based on a proper
"fine-mist" application. These values can vary
from user to user and cannot be guaranteed. Also, Permanon cannot adhere to
itself and therefore cannot be "layered". Do not
over-apply Permanon otherwise you will waste the product.
mixed product can I make with the concentrate?
Makes 2 liters at a 5% mix with water
Makes 1 liter at a 10% mix with water
Makes 10 liters at a 5% mix with water
Makes 5 liters at a 10% mix with water
Makes 20 liters at a 5% mix with water
Makes 10 liters at a 10% mix with water
Permanon is sold in
concentrate for significant savings. Only a 5% mix is
require for most scenarios. A 10% mix is reserved for first time
applications on boats and RV's with a gel coat.
How do I mix
5% or 10% of Permanon with water?
The 500 ml (16.9 oz)
and 1 liter (33.8 oz) bottles of Permanon include a 50 ml (1.69
oz) measuring cap. For a 5% solution, simply pour one 50 ml cap of
Permanon into an empty 32 oz spray bottle (with adjustable spray
head for a fine-mist application), then add enough clean
water to fill the rest of the bottle. For a 10% solution, simply
pour 100 ml (two 50 ml caps) of Permanon into the empty 32 oz spray
bottle and fill the rest with clean water.
For larger jobs, use
a one (1) gallon garden sprayer. For a 5% solution, pour 190
ml (3-3/4 measuring caps) of Permanon into the empty one gallon
container, then fill with water. For a 10% solution, pour
379 ml (7-1/2 measuring caps) of Permanon into the empty one
gallon container, then fill with water.
Purified/distilled water is
recommended to avoid the possibility of hard-water spotting.
Clear tap water can be used so
long as the surface is dried with a lint-free cloth immediately
after application. Keep in mind that all public water contains minerals that
can create "water spots" if left to dry in the
sun. Proper application and drying techniques will insure
What is the shelf
life of Permanon?
Permanon concentrate has a shelf life of at least two (2) years so long as
it is stored in an area where temperatures do not fall below
40°F, or rise above 105°F.
Mix only what you
need for any given job because once Permanon is diluted with water, the shelf life
drops to 1-4 weeks. If using tap water, then 1-3 weeks
depending on the clarity of the water. If using purified
water, then the solution will last up to four (4) weeks.
Do not store
Permanon (concentrate or mixed) in any area where temperatures can
fall below 40°F, or rise above 105°F.
Permanon products sold in metric sizes?
Permanon is bottled in metric sizes because it is manufactured in
Germany. Here is a metric-to-standard conversion chart for all of the available
= ~ 1/2 cup (3.38 oz)
= ~ 1 pint (2.1 cups or 16.90 oz)
= 1.05 quarts (33.81 oz)
= 1.32 gallons
NOTE: Options for 5 Liter
totes are not regularly stocked and my take 3-4 weeks to ship. For current
availability, send a request by email.
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will the treatment last?
The only way to remove Permanon is by abrasion or with a cleaner
that has an alkalinity level of pH12 or higher. If neither
is present, then Permanon will remain on the surface indefinitely.
The presence and
level of particle impacts from regular vehicle use plays a
significant roll in the longevity of the treatment. Because every
vehicle can be subjected to a wide variety of environmental
factors, it is nearly impossible to nail down a firm time frame
for how long the treatment will last. With that in mind, we can
generalize that most daily drivers on clean city roads could go as
much as 6-9 months before a maintenance application is
required. For a best case scenario, like a showroom car,
Permanon will remain on the surface indefinitely. A worst
case scenario where a vehicle is driven hard and regularly through
dirty/muddy roads, maintenance applications may be required as
often as every 1-3 months.
To determine how
often your vehicle may require maintenance applications for the
area where you operate, simply watch the water beading after your regular
washes. If the water is still beading up nicely, then the
protection is still in place. When the water beading begins
to lay flat, then that is your indicator that it is time for a
maintenance application. Re-apply Permanon Platinum or Yacht Supershine at a
lower concentration (5%) after a wash down to restore any gaps
in the protection.
Cleaning between applications is as simple as a rinse with clean water and wipe dry with a
Dirty environments that leave a layer of dirt on the vehicle should be washed with
water mixed with a clean detergent like Dawn (Original) dish
detergent. Never use soaps as they can leave behind a
film. Rinse and dry with a Microfiber cloth, squeegee
test report describes the levels of UV protection one can expect
from Permanon, diluted vs. undiluted, and sprayed vs. wiped:
Gloss retention of Jotun’s linear polyurethane topcoat for
yachts, Megagloss, with and without `Permanon´ silicium sealer
Jotun Coatings AS (Norway) laboratory seven-month testing period.
Approx. 60μm dry film thickness of Megagloss was spray-applied onto primed steel plates which were then put through the `Weather-o-meter´ accelerated exposure test. The test exposes coatings to strong ultraviolet light (artificial) and high condensation (water-spray). It is proposed that 5000 hours/208 days in the Weather-o-meter test chamber may be similar to about 6 years of outdoor exposure in a marine environment in the Mediterranean area.
From a very high starting gloss level of 95 gloss units measured with a gloss meter set at 60°, Megagloss not wiped (sprayed) with Permanon
Silicium sealer lost 37 gloss units (39% loss), arriving at 58 gloss after 5000 hours in the chamber. This should be considered an excellent result.
However, Megagloss wiped (not sprayed) just once with undiluted (100% concentrate)
Silicium sealer lost only 22 gloss units (23%), arriving at 73 gloss. The use of the sealer showed its positive effect from about half-way through the duration of the test.
The test results show that Permanon
Silicium sealer wiped undiluted onto Megagloss polyurethane topcoat has a significantly positive effect on the topcoat’s gloss retention and general weathering properties – particularly in the longer term after the topcoat has been exposed for some time.
J. ScotlandTech. Support Megayacht, Jotun Iberica
A note from the
manufacturer about 100% concentrate applications:
The following information applies to Permanon Yacht Supershine
ONLY. The manufacturer of Permanon explains the reason why a 100% concentration
application works even though waste is suggested when re-treating a Permanon coated
surface at lower concentration levels. It was explained as follows:
”When Permanon is applied neat (100% concentrate), it is wiped on, this way the
Si14 particles are crushed together and do adhere as they are nano-sized. Any physical wiping of neat Permanon rather than just spraying and rinsing will result in
´crushing´ the particles together. If sprayed on and rinsed off before wiping they would not bond to each other due to the plus - plus charge repellence.”
Based on this
information, for maximum UV protection on surfaces that are
sensitive to UV radiation, spray Permanon
at full strength (100% concentrate), then wipe the treated surface with a
Microfiber cloth to “crush and bond the Silicium” into a stronger, thicker layer of protection, followed by rinse and dry.
is the difference between
C2 Liquid Crystal and Permanon?
and C2 Liquid Crystal are one and the same. They both
contain the same formulas and are produced by the same German
manufacturer. The only difference is the branding or
labeling and the regional market places where they are sold.
Permanon is the primary brand name sold throughout most of Europe and the
Americas. C2 Liquid Crystal is a private label that is
sold in the UK.
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