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Kamikaze ISM Coat v2.0

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ISM v2.0 30ml
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Product Overview

Kamikaze Collection ISM Coat 2.0

New 2.0 version is designed for maximum durability in harsh climates

The Japanese are the undisputed pioneers in glass coating technology, and thanks to KAMIKAZE-COLLECTION, we now have a brand new coating technology and complete maintenance system that sets the (very high) standards in the coating world.

While the ISM name may be shared with the original ISM v1.0, this v2.0 formulation and intended application is completely different. Designed for the extreme climates and harsh road chemicals of the Nordic Region, this v2.0 version provides superior chemical resistance that is not offered in the v1.0.

Given that the v2.0 version was designed specifically for professional detailer use, the application process is not nearly as easy as with the original V1.0. Please keep that in mind when deciding which formula may work best for you.

Comparison chart for ISM v1.0 vs v2.0:

 

ISM v1.0

ISM v2.0

Ease of Use

X

 

Chemical Resistance

 

X

Wax-like gloss

X

 

Best water beading

 

X

Application Skills Required

DIY

PRO DETAILER

 

Finally, ISM v2.0 provides strong water-repellent properties like a fine wax. Let’s face it…everybody loves to see fine water beading or water droplets that fly off the car when driving, and ISM v2.0 provides just that. And for those who want the craziest water beading available, we recommend maintaining ISM COAT with Kamikaze’s OVER COAT (sacrificial layer).

Note: Once the bottle is opened, the curing process begins. Do not leave dropper attached to bottle, and be sure to use coating within a month or so of opening. 

Instructions for Applying ISM v2.0:

Make sure surface has been completely cleaned and decontaminated. The cleaner the surface, the better the bond!

  1.   Even if you don't machine-polish the surface first, you want to do a thorough wipe-down with a stripping agent like Gyeon Prep. Use several towels throughout the process.
  2.   Using a dropper or pipette, apply a few straight lines of ISM onto your applicator cloth
  3.   Starting with horizontal / top surfaces first, apply ISM in straight lines only (no cross-hatch, no circular application), and slightly overlap from one line to the next. Work in very small areas at a time (roughly 24”x24”)
  4.   Do not wait after applying to your small section…immediately start your removal process. Any more than this, and the coating will become very difficult to remove and it will leave a smeary finish. If this happens, apply more product right on top of the affected area, and    immediately remove.
  5.   Using 2 different towels (Edgeless 300 for initial wipe, and Eagle Edgeless 350 for the secondary wipe), thoroughly wipe down the section to remove the ISM residue. Your first wipe should remove about 80% of the residue, and your second wipe should easily remove the balance. Use small, circular motions and little to no pressure during removal. Be sure to check adjacent panels to make sure you haven't "pushed" ISM coat to other areas. Use a flashlight for inspection to make sure every bit of residue is gone. If you fail to remove all of the residue, it will become a dark spot once it cures, and it will require machine-polishing to correct. If you’re finding the residue challenging to remove, try a small spritz of water or a damp MF cloth to help with the removal.
  6.   Multiple coats are not necessary.
  7.   Keep the vehicle dry for a minimum of 24 hours, but the longer the better. Do not wash the vehicle for 7 days.
  8.   Using the video below as guidance, maintain your ISM coat with a product like Overcoat from Kamikaze-Collection.

Important Notes

  • Once the bottle of coating is opened, the curing process begins, even if you put the cap back on tightly. Once opened, you should use the coating within one month's time.
  • Please be sure to use all coatings as soon as you can from the time you receive them.
  • All coatings have a limited shelf life due to the chemical nature of how they crystallize. Look to use coatings within 4-6 months of receiving them (less if bottle is opened).

Here's a VERY important video on how to properly maintain your ISM-Coated vehicle:

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