Increase gloss, add extreme slickness, and a durable layer that can last a decade or more
Available in 80 mL, 120 mL, 250 mL and 500 mL bottles
250 mL can coat your average size vehicle, while a 500 mL (16-ounce bottle) can coat a full-size truck with some solution remaining
Protects against vehicle oxidation, acid rain, bird residue, chemical etching, extreme heat, vinyl decals/wraps
Will not be removed when utilizing touchless car washes
Excellent hydrophobic properties with zero maintenance needed
The ultimate DIY coating - no high-spots, extremely long working time, apply by hand or machine
Hero is one of the longest-lasting coatings on the planet. With a longevity rate of up to 10 years, nothing comes close to outperforming the longevity of Greenway’s Car Care Product's Hero! Hero is a unique resin coating applied to boats, RVs, vehicles, and aircraft. Hero works remarkably well on wheels, clearcoat surfaces, glass, and metals.
Hero provides excellent color enhancement, gloss, and depth with extreme durability and extreme slickness properties to a wide variety of surfaces. The durable, powerful, and chemical resistant coating and be applied by hand or machine. The machine application saves countless hours when attempting to coat larger surface areas.
With a zero-drying time regarding vehicle wetting, our coating can help the detailer with a smaller shop or mobile operations with the ability to coat a vehicle and not worry about extended drying times. Whether you get caught in a rainstorm during the mobile application or need to move the car immediately outside with a shop based location, water has no adverse effect on the coating. This product achieves maximum chemical resistance in approximately 18 hours. Gasoline, lacquer thinner, kerosene, high pH or low pH presoaks utilized in the automatic touchless car washes, detergents, and degreasers have zero effect on the coating itself. The coating will provide a bond that outlasts any ceramic-based coating and can last up to 10 years or longer.
The most crucial step in applying Hero is surface preparation. While a full corrective buffing process might not be necessary depending on your vehicle condition (swirl marks, scratches, etc.), having a clean, residue-free surface is needed to allow Hero to bond to the paint or other surfaces. Without having a clean, residue-free surface, the coating will not adhere to the surface.
We suggest using our Cleanse washing solution to help strip any remaining waxes or sealants off the vehicle during your vehicle wash. After you wash the car, conduct a full clay bar process on all the areas where the coating will be applied.
Once you have completed the clay process, spray all the surfaces coated with 70% or 91% isopropyl. Wipe off these areas with a soft microfiber towel. Wiping the area will help ensure no remaining residue is left on the surfaces you are going to coat.
If you need to correct your vehicle fully (remove swirl marks, scratches, and others), it is vital to use a product that does not contain any fillers, waxes, sealants, etc. We highly recommend using our Critical Correction and Critical Finish to conduct these steps.
Hero is applied much differently than our Deux coating. This product is a micro-thin solution, and you can achieve maximum gloss and duality by using a thicker coat. Unlike most products on the market where thickness does not alter the look or protection, Hero can lose up to 30% gloss and diminish durability with an improper thinner application.
Dispense a liberal amount on a ceramic type of applicator or a foam applicator. You cannot apply this product with any microfiber application. The microfiber towel's looped style characteristics will remove the product while trying to use it. Create a “picture frame” border and then fill in the middle of the frame with the product. Complete large sections at one time due to the extended drying times. For example: On a full-size pickup truck, you can coat approximately 50% of the vehicle at one time and then wait for the removal process.
Continue the frame type of process while filling in the “frame” with vertical and horizontal stroking movements. This type of application will ensure that you overlap the sections slightly to avoid missing any surface area.
After approximately 20 minutes, Hero will begin to change the appearance, and you will see a darker, “skim coat” look that appears onto the surface. This look is an indication that the coating is ready for complete removal.
Remove the coating with a soft microfiber towel. If you accidentally leave the coating on to long and removal is difficult, recoat the area and wipe off in approximately 5 minutes. Unlike traditional ceramic coatings, it is tough to end up with any “high-spots” onto the painted surfaces.
Hero can be applied with a soft finishing pad when combined on a waxing/finishing machine at a slow speed setting. Do not apply Hero with a high-speed setting or a rotary style buffer. You should only apply Hero with an orbit/random orbit type of machine. Hero is not to be used during a corrective buffing stage. Use Hero as a final protectant.
Apply a generous amount to the buffing pad and place the buffing pad onto the surface. Turn the machine on and begin to spread the coating onto the surface area. Create a picture frame and then fill in the frame using horizontal and vertical movements. After this area is complete, proceed with the same steps throughout the rest of the vehicle.
Surfaces that Hero Cannot Be Applied To:
Never apply Hero to unpainted plastic, vinyl, or poly-carbonate plastic (headlights, taillights, etc.). Unpainted plastics are typically black and found on many base model vehicles and trucks. Black mirrors commonly found on pickup trucks, plastic unpainted plastic door handles generally are found on base model cars, and black unpainted plastic covers overlay many rear bumper areas. If you want to coat these areas, please use our ceramic trim coat to help protect these areas. Again, use Hero on clear-coated surfaces, gel coat, wheels, glass, and various metals.
Hero can last up to 10 years and possibly even longer on clear-coated surfaces and gel coated surfaces. On other surfaces such as glass, wheels, and metals, longevity can vary between several months to several years, depending on user maintenance and vehicle exposure.
Hero does not need any maintenance. If hydrophobic properties are lost, we advise you to check the vehicle surface. While Hero protects the surface exceptionally well, certain pollutants can become attached to the surface. These pollutants will not penetrate through Hero but can create a layer on top of the vehicle's body. Use a clay bar along with a strip wash to remove any of these contaminants. If you want to have the ultimate hydrophobic properties displayed, use Trench Coat when needed. Again, using any toppers is not necessary.