All cars before applying a ceramic coating need to be properly prepped. Yes, even a brand new car.
Steps before applying a coating are , Washing, Claying, chemical decon, paint prep and a 1 step polish at a minimum.
I have made a list of pros and cons down below. Click the link below to learn more.
Professional 3 year long protection coating that adds gloss and protection.
4 to 5 year coating that leaves a hard candy gloss. Leaves roughly about 2 microns of material. Extreme slickness for easy clean up.
Most popular coating option, proves to be a money saver in the long run.
This is the ”I’m going to have this car for the rest of my life” coating. With its 9 year protection and insane gloss its amazing.
The best long term protection for your vehicles paint is a ceramic coating. Which by the way your paint is the Single most Expensive components of your car. A ceramic coating not only protects your paint but makes cleaning easy, simple fast and fun. we will talk about some pros and cons down below, so continue
No need to wax or seal the vehicle for the life of the coating. Ceramic coatings create a barrier that is significantly harder, more chemical resistant, and longer lasting than any wax or sealant. The coating does it all.
Reduce the amount of cleaning needed, makes cleaning the vehicle easier. Dirt releases easier, faster, and the resulting effect is much less time and effort needed to make your vehicle look like it has been freshly detailed.
Marring resistance. While NOTHING is “scratch proof” some professional grade coatings do make the surface harder than original clear coat, thus greatly reducing the amount of swirl marks accumulated over time vs. a non-ceramic coated vehicle with proper washing and drying techniques.
Excellent gloss and aesthetic appeal. Clients have told us that even years after having their vehicle ceramic coated, they still get compliments about the car having a “just detailed look” after a simple wash.
UV and chemical protection.Ceramic coatings provide protection against harmful UV rays and chemicals far beyond any wax or sealant. Most professional grade coatings are very chemical resistant and can only be damaged or removed by extremely high or low PH products.
Up front cost. While a coating may provide many benefits, the upfront cost is prohibitive to some. However, when calculating a prospective clients time, energy, product expense, or the cost of having a detailer wax or seal a vehicle 2-4x per year, the cost of a ceramic coating can be significantly less over the life of a vehicle.
Ceramic Coatings, like any other surface on a car, are susceptible to water spotting from hard minerals from many water sources. Only washing the vehicle in the shade, early mornings, or late in the evenings in hot climates helps. Using good quality microfiber towels, a leaf blower or air compressor to help dry the vehicle quickly can help as well. Water spotting can be removed safely from most coatings but are not covered under any known coating warranty or guarantee as they are preventable.
Ceramic coatings can still be scratched and chipped. While some coatings do provide a measurable degree of hardness vs. factory clear coat, no coating is scratch or chip proof. This is a common misconception that is regularly spread by many dealerships and even some detailers looking to make a quick sale.