Titania, Total Boat protection
Titania, Total Boat Protection

Back to AZ Best Bottoms

What is Titania - click here for info pdf file

Complete RV ProtctionSolar Panel Shield

Come see us at the
San Diego Boat Show!

Titania Products, Titania Interior Shield, Titania Exterior Shield and Bottom Clear Coat, are all designed with the same Great attributes:

1. They are invisible, completely clear leaving no visible residue or discoloration.

2. They protect every treated surface from outside contamination including paint, cloth, glass, mirrors, etc. Titania is a wall between what you want to keep in good condition and what you want to keep out. Organic material (bird droppings, mold, rust, algae, barnacles, etc.) cannot permanently attach to the surface or permeate the protective layer of Titania.

3. They are long-lasting. The bond between the Titania particles and the surface is so strong it takes years before they start to deteriorate, even when submerged in salt water all year.

4. They are completely non-toxic, harmless and odorless.

How Does Titania Work?

When applied to a properly prepared and clean surface, it binds to it and creates a very strong microscopically thin layer of highly porous inorganic polymers known as uniform nano-ords, which form a semi-permanent ceramic film.  Because the titanium and nitrous oxides, and other chemical elements are mixed with water and are atomized at such a fine mist/fog, the solution easily surrounds and hardens on all surfaces and fibers of the materials it is applied to. This "hard shell" forms the contact surface above the factory materials that make the factory materials virtually impervious to daily organic matter, solid, liquid, or airborne contaminants, and thus such items do not penetrate the painted surfaces and fabrics. Since the Titania film is the sacrificial product that gets attacked and not the factory materials, those materials stay looking and feeling like new for an exceedingly longer period of time when compared to non-treated surfaces. 

Titania earns a rating of 9H Pencil strength rating which is an extremely high rating for a surface coating two to three times stronger than today's OEM paints and equal to or exceeding most factory "strong" clear coats. Additionally, activated radicals such as nitrogen oxides are formed on all treated surfaces. These activated radicals “decompose” organic compounds by oxidation. As a results, all odors (caused by both organic and chemical sources) are eliminated from the surface within two hours of contact. Additionally, most bacteria, molds, and viruses, are reduced to inoculation levels or eliminated within 24 hours of contact, leaving/creating clean smelling and sanitary surfaces in cars, trucks, busses, RV’s, hotels, movie theaters… and the list goes on.

What is the Pencil Hardness Test?

The Pencil Hardness Test provides a simple method to test the scratch hardness of coatings. In this test, pencils in a range of 6B to 9H hardness-grade are used. Pencils graded using this system is used to measure the hardness and resistance of varnishes and paints. The resistance of a coating to scratches (also known as its pencil hardness) is determined as the grade of the hardest pencil that does not mark the coating when pressed firmly against it at a 45 degree angle. The number of the first pencil that you use after you have made a scratch in the coating that doesn't leave a mark is considered the "pencil hardness" of the coating. There are some coatings that are so hard that even the 9H pencils will not scratch them.  All of those coatings get a 9H pencil hardness rating to designate their hardness. Titania falls into this latter category.

Pencil Hardness for common automotive paint and clear coat coatings:

• Catalyzed polyurethane: 9H
• Catalyzed modified acrylic polyurethane: 4H
• Catalyzed acrylic polyurethane: 2H
• Water-based polyurethane: 3H
• Water-based urethane/isocyanate catalyst: 2H
• Low-VOC lacquer: 3H
• Low-VOC catalyzed lacquer: 2H (24 hours)

Aside from its hard-shell protective properties, Titania is infused with UV and oxidation inhibiting chemicals which, though clear to the naked eye, blocks the damaging effect that the sun and air has on surface materials.  Thus, this added protection slows the color fading and material dry rotting that occurs from exposure to the sun for prolonged period of time. 

UV and oxidation are both a death nail for RV's exterior surfaces since virtually all of them sit uncovered outside for their entire lives. Because of their size, their surfaces are not cleaned as often as they should be, and the acids and pollutants in the air settle and sit on the painted and rubber surfaces exacerbating the problem of decomposition of the original factory surface materials eventually breaking through the factory "thin" protective clear coats. Once the surface protection is breached, the oxidation process and UV deterioration accelerates the decomposition of the surfaces.  This is when the exterior surface colors begin to fade.  The paint fades and a white film of oxidation begins to build up (a chalky look), the vinyl artwork (decals) fade and their adhesive glues dry out causing them to crack and peel, and awning materials also dry out and fade.  Titania dramatically halts this process.

The polished aluminum and chrome surfaces will also start to oxidize to a dull finish and the chrome starts to microscopically rust, resulting in a condition that is called "pitting."  Your only solution when this occurs is to re-chrome or replace the damaged parts. 

Most RVs have black anodized aluminum window frames which oxidize to a chalky grey color. All in all that new RV that you paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for, in three to five years looks haggard and dull, thus dropping the resale value down by the thousands. Titania coatings protect against all of this. If maintained through periodic washing with mild soap, the original surfaces will not be directly exposed to the harmful weathering described above.