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Ceramic Coating



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What is a Ceramic Coating?

The first question that needs to be answered is what exactly is a ceramic coating? Well a Ceramic Coating is a long-lasting, nanoscopic, exterior paint protectant that is applied in a liquid form and cures to form a hard layer on top of the paint.


Typically applied by hand, it blends with your vehicles paint and creates an extremely strong & hydrophobic layer of protection to defend against any harsh elements that your vehicle may deal with. 

Ceramic Coatings are primarily composed of silica and titanium dioxide, these two substances together form a covalent bond that creates a nano-ceramic shield above the vehicle’s clear coat, which can last up to 5 years!

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What are the Benefits of a Ceramic Coating?

There Are Numerous Advantages to Ceramic Coating Your Vehicle beyond the vanity aspects. Here are several of those benefits:

Paint Protection From UV Rays

  • Prolonged exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun leads to a wide variety of car problems. For example, extreme heat can cause oxidation, leading to cracks or fading in the paint finish. A ceramic coating acts as an umbrella and repels this harmful radiation, shielding your car from its damaging effects. 

  • A ceramic coating and a good washing habit can drastically extend the lifespan of your paint and reduce the chance of clear coat peeling.

A Layer Of Protection From Light Scratches

  • Fairly light scratches will not be able to damage your car because the ceramic coating adds a sacrificial layer to the paint job. 

  • It’s unfortunately not a suit of armor; scratches are still very possible. However, materials like mud and dirt are less likely to leave scratches or swirl marks.

Protection From Corrosive Substances Such As Bird Droppings And Bug Guts

  • Bird droppings and bug guts contain high amounts of uric acid and stomach enzymes that, if left unwashed, can dissolve into your car’s exterior. The same goes for mud and grime, which literally get baked into the car when left under the sun for too long.

  • This kind of damage is extremely costly to repair, and a ceramic coating is one of the best ways to prevent it from happening—the lacquer layer fuses with the paint and does not give any of these contaminants room to penetrate.

Enhanced Gloss

  • If you want your paint to pop with gloss, you will want to add a Ceramic Coating. A good Ceramic Coating enhances the reflective properties of your car’s paint and clear coat, adding to the depth and clarity of your paint.

Hydrophobic Properties

  • When water sits on a vehicles paint for a prolonged period of time, it can eventually cause mineral deposits, from rain water or sprinkler water, to etch themselves into your paint. One of the benefits of having a ceramic coating is that it’s hydrophobic, which means that water molecules are repelled and easily slide right off when they come into contact with the Ceramic Coating.


What Does a Ceramic Coating NOT Do?

After reading all the benefits discussed above, you might think that a ceramic coating is the best thing invented for car care. Unfortunately  here are some of the downsides you might experience:

It Is NOT Completely Scratch Proof 


  • While most professional grade coatings can resist scratching – they are not 100% scratch proof. They can protect the surface, but the coating may likely scratch itself. 

  • Ceramic Coatings offer hard protection and they will help prevent some marring and swirl marks, but Ceramic Coatings are not scratch proof. It only takes one bad wash to put small scratches into your vehicle's coating.

Offers Little Protection From Major Physical Damage

  • Despite providing some armor against light scratches, a ceramic coating should not be taken as a guarantee of invulnerability. Its primary purpose is to enhance the car’s finish, not act as a shield against paint chips and body damage from scrapes or fender benders.

  • If you want something geared toward defense, you might consider getting a paint protection film or clear bra in addition to the ceramic coating.

You Still Have to Wash Your Car with a Ceramic Coating

  •  While a Ceramic Coating creates a slippery barrier for dirt, eventually, dirt and other contaminants will stick to your paints surface.

  • It’s recommended to wash any ceramic coated car at least every month.

Not Self-Healing

  • This is a quality that is produced by paint protection film. When it’s scratched, nano-technology infused in a high-quality PPF will literally repair the scratch in a matter of seconds. But this isn’t possible with a solid ceramic coating.

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