The Story of
The Original Wipe-On Clearcoat
It all began...
In the mid 1980’s the founder of our company started work on developing an emerging industrial technology that used UV light to solidify liquids instantly. Today, ‘UV technolog’ is widely used in industry. By the late 1980’s GM, Ford and Chrysler were introduced to and started using UV technology and products developed by Mr. Sokol. To this day, US automakers and many other companies in wide ranging industries continue to use the products, theories and techniques first developed by Mr. Sokol.
Within the last 10 years, Mr. Sokol pioneered the technology and chemistry of ultra-low UV curing using the natural UV in sunlight to convert liquid resins into solid polymers. Mr. Sokol’s methods and technologies allow curing at UV levels that won’t even cause a tan. Before this, UV intensities several hundred times of that found in natural sunlight were needed to polymerize UV curable resin systems!
Mr. Sokol’s products were the first, worldwide, to be commercially available to the retail consumer. The latest generation of this technology is used in our suncured PRESTO! products and uses very safe chemistry. Our UV cured products use the same chemistry as dental fillings that are UV cured - but that doesn’t mean you should drink PRESTO!
Birth of The Original Wipe-On Clearcoat
In the early 1990’s, we engineered a coating spefically to replace solvent borne clearcoat used by US auto makers. This evolved to become our original product, PRESTO! PRO. To this day PRESTO! PRO out performs automotive OEM clearcoat performance specifications. So why don’t the automakers start using our product? Automakers require at least two competitive quotes to purchase a product and as yet no other company, world wide, has been able to offer a viable competing product to our PRESTO! PRO.
So that’s how we developed The Original Wipe-On Clearcoat we call PRESTO! PRO which is specifically made for the surface chemistry of automotive clearcoats. For other plastic surfaces we needed to develop the next generation of the product line.
THE NEXT GENERATION:
PRESTO! Gelcoat Rejuvenator
Immediately after we introduced PRESTO! PRO in 2004, boat owners tried to use it on gelcoated fiberglass boats. The surface chemistry of gelcoat is different from that of the clearcoat finnish on cars. In addition to the fact that boats are exposed to twice the UV (UV reflects off of water), boat surfaces need to deal with barnicles, algae and other biological factors including seagull droppings. This meant we needed a new product that would handle everything a boat surface would encounter. To do this we developed the next generation of our product line: Gelcoat Rejuvenator.
While we were at it, we planned ahead and extended the range of plastic surfaces this product could be used on to include cars, boats, RV’s and 99% of all other outdoor plastics - except latex. This made the Gelcoat Rejuvenator our most widely used and best selling product.