What does Ceramic Coating do?
Imagine wrapping your beloved vehicle in an invisible shield of glass, effortlessly deflecting the forces of nature and making maintenance a breeze. That’s the magic of a ceramic coating – a robust, top-notch alternative to car wax and sealants. As versatile as it is innovative, this protective wonder is perfect for cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats. With the power of silica dioxide (a key ingredient in glass) at its core, it flexes with your vehicle’s movements, ensuring a lasting and reliable defence against the elements.
What are the benefits of ceramic coating your vehicle?
This game-changing ceramic coating protective layer lasts for years instead of just months. Boasting a resistant barrier against scratches and a brilliant self-cleaning feature, your car will shine like never before. You’ll also save time and money since reapplication is hardly needed. You can coat almost any surface – from glass to metal, leather to rubber; ceramic coating has your car’s interior and exterior covered.
Ceramic coating is an advanced form of protection for your vehicle that provides superior protection against the elements. It creates a strong, durable barrier between your car’s paint and the environment, protecting it from UV rays, dirt, dust, road grime and more. The coating also helps to maintain the colour and shine of your vehicle’s paint for many years to come. Ceramic coating can also be used with other types of clear coatings, such as waxes or sealants, for added protection from the elements.
The main benefits of ceramic coating your vehicle include increased resistance to scratches and swirl marks, improved gloss and clarity of the finish, protection from harmful UV rays, which can cause fading and discolouration over time, as well as making routine maintenance easier by repelling dirt and debris which makes washing and waxing simpler. Additionally, ceramic coatings are long-lasting; depending on environmental conditions, they can last up to five years before needing reapplication.
Overall ceramic coating provides superior protection against the elements while adding depth and clarity to your vehicle’s paint finish. With its anti-corrosive properties, it helps protect your car’s surface against oxidation while preserving its vibrant colours for years to come.
What are the downsides to ceramic coatings?
The durability and longevity of a ceramic coating depends on how it’s been applied and the quality of the product being used. It can be tricky to get a good even application with ceramic coatings, and inexperienced users often make mistakes.
Using an improper or incorrect amount of product, applying to thickly, poor surface preparation and inadequate curing times can all lead to short coating lifespans. For best results, you should seek out a professional detailer for proper application guidance.
Ceramic coatings are not maintenance free so don’t expect them to stay perfect forever. Regular washings with approved detailing products, correct drying techniques, regular inspection and minor touch-ups will help ensure your vehicle stays looking its best for years to on how it’s applied. For example, if you fail to remove all contamination from the surface before the coatings are applied, or if you don’t cure the coating properly, it won’t last as long as it should.
It’s important to have adequate ventilation during installation due to the fumes released when applying ceramic coatings. You must use proper safety paraphernalia when working with these chemicals. Also make sure that you clean up any residual particles or overspray so that they do not contaminate other parts of your vehicle or garage.
How to apply a Ceramic Coating
• Thoroughly wash and decontaminate the vehicle and polish the paint before applying the ceramic coating.
• Use an IPA wipe (alcohol-based cleaner) to remove chemical residue, oils, and fingerprints from trims and paint before coating application.
• Get applicator blocks and microfiber cloths for ceramic coating application.
• Apply the ceramic coating in overlapping vertical and horizontal lines on a small panel area at one time.
• Allow the ceramic coating to flash, then wipe off excess product.
Once the excess coating has been collected using the microfibre cloths, use a second clean microfiber cloth to buff the finish until it is streak-free. To ensure that you don’t spread any dirt or residue onto your car surfaces, remember to turn your microfibre cloths to clean sections after every couple of sections. If you feel that you have used all the sections of your cloths, then swap them out for new and fresh clean cloths before continuing.