With the multitude of products available for your vehicle. It can all get very confusing. Contact us today to learn more information about what is best for your needs.
Ceramic coating is a liquid that is applied on top of vehicle paint or plastics to help make it more durable to the elements. The basic chemical composition of ceramic coating is Silicon Dioxide (SiO2). Ceramic Coatings may also be referred to as quartz or glass coatings.
No. Although ceramic coating is extremely durable, they still require maintenance. There is no solution where it’s “apply and forget” available on the market at the moment. It’s best to maintain the coating by having regular washes. If you notice the effectiveness drop, bring it back to the installer for a maintenance wash and restore solution using specially formulated chemicals.
The longevity of the product will depends on which product you picked and how well you maintain your vehicle afterwards. If the ceramic coating is properly maintained, it can last anywhere from 2-4 years.
If you are not properly maintaining the exterior of your vehicle afterwards, the deterioration of the ceramic coating product might happen a lot quicker.
The products that we use are commercial grade and will require proper training to apply. Our products will last much longer than the standard consumer-grade.
Ceramic coating is applied carefully by a certified technician one small area at a time. The vehicle is first carefully cleaned and decontaminated first to prep the surface for the ceramic coating liquid to allow for proper bonding.
If you see ceramic coating in a plastic bottle or plastic container, this means that is not he purest form of the product but instead a mixture of a polymer sealant with car wax which has some ceramic coating properties.
True ceramic coating should be in a glass bottle. The reason why is that the liquid would react with plastic making the substance not usable.
Yes there are many different types available on the market. Although the compound of SiO2 is present in most liquids, it’s the concentration which makes a difference. Some have levels as low as 5% which can be typically found on maintenance sprays, while others have as high as 70%. As a general rule, the higher the level of Si02, the more durable the product will be and the harder to apply.
No. Ceramic Coating is not the same as paint protection film. It does protect your vehicles paint to a certain degree but it should be viewed more as a product to keep the vehicle looking clean and maintaining the shine of the painted surface. Ceramic Coating products also feature resistance to UV and chemical which could damage the paint surface.
Yes. Ceramic Coating products will leave a smooth layer which has hydrophobic properties. Think of the ceramic coating product filling in any small gaps in your paint or vinyl. By doing so, it evens out the surface so that it’s perfectly smooth.
Now that your vehicle has been ceramic coated, what do you do now? While it’s true that the ceramic coating product does protect your paint surface, it is not a magical shield that protects your vehicle against damage. Like all things, the coating can deteriorate over time. The good news is that it will take a bit of time for it to happen. You can help prolong the process by maintain the vehicle properly. This means washing the car regularly, do not let bird dropping, tree pollen, sap, or any other contaminants sit on the vehicle paint for a long period of time. Use pH-neutral car shampoo and avoid towels with an abrasive surface.
If you notice that the hydrophobic properties are starting to deteriorate, contact your installer to see if there is a maintenance wash to restore the effectiveness of the ceramic coating product.
Once the ceramic coating product has been applied, it will usually fully harden after 24 hours. However, it can continue to cure and fully bonds to the cars paint or vinyl surface after 1-2 weeks. The process will really depend on the elements such as weather, temperature and humidity.
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