Over the past twelve months, interest for ceramic coatings for cars have become much more popular. What is most interesting however is the technology itself isn’t exactly new to the industry but more so to our current Western Culture. While there are new USA based companies now manufacturing ceramic coatings, many still come from our distant Asian and European counterparts. In these parts of the world, they don’t always have the quick express tunnel wash setups like you find here in the USA. That being said, consumers needed a product that could help maintain the glossy finish and integrity of their new cars’ paint for as long as possible. Along comes a superior product called ‘Ceramic Coatings for cars’.
Most commercial grade ceramic coating products include a silicon base for the hardening agent. This special hardening agent helps the product last longer. The auto industry rates this hardness level from a 2H to a 10H… the higher the number, the harder it bonds to your clear coat. The harder the bond, the tighter it attaches to the paint and the longer it lasts. So what are some of the Pros (benefits) of a ceramic coating? Great questions! A professional grade ceramic coating will contain the following benefits: It will include scratch resistant properties, be resistant to bugs, road grime, road salt, and chemicals. Professional grade ceramic coatings will also include a super slick and glossy, three-dimensional reflection, and can last you for an average of 2 to 5+ years. Due to these resistant properties, dirty and grime will no longer cling to your paint, thus keeping your paint looking clean and shiny much longer. Maintenance washes are also a breeze! Using a wash designed for ceramic coatings is always recommended and these can come in many forms… traditional bucket and water style wash to a quick detail spray style wash. Once every six months, it is recommended that you have a ceramic coating booster applied. This helps regenerate the outer elements of our ceramic coating and also adds additional hydrophobic properties. By maintaining your ceramic coating (washing once every other week, and applying a booster every six months) you can easily extend the longevity of your coating. Another Pro is, you will no longer need to wax your car… the coating will take care of the bead and protection that you seek!
So what are the Cons? Honestly, there really aren’t any. Sure, professional installed ceramic coatings require a little upfront investment, but in the long-run, it will not only save you money, but it will also add additional value to your car and save you a lot of time in future maintenance. Have some more questions? Please reach out to our team. We will be more than happy to help you!