Ceramic coating your car has various benefits. If it is within your budget and you would like to protect your investment, then it is definitely worthwhile.
What does ceramic coating do for cars?
Protect your car's surface
Ceramic coating offers amazing protection to the car's exterior, giving your existing paint job a beautiful and even more radiant finish. In addition to that, the nano-coating is able to protect the car from most scratches, dirt and chemical contaminants. Even better than that, ceramic coating also does not affect the original paint.
Offer long lasting protection
Ceramic coating also lasts longer than paint. Because the coating is infused with the paint due to strong chemical bonding, the protection stays put even under heavy shocks and vibrations.
Make your car easier to clean
Being super-hydrophobic, ceramic protection also significantly assists with repelling water spots, which can often appear on both paint and windows. This means that water will bead on the surface and slide off more easily. This gives dirt, mud and grime a more difficult time bonding to your vehicle's paint. Therefore, when you wash your car, these contaminants are easier to remove with much less effort.
Give your car that extra shine
While waxing offers your car an extra shine for a fraction of the price, it's also much more temporary and wears off quickly. With that, you'll find yourself needing to get your car waxed every few weeks or months to get back that shine.
In contrast, ceramic coating will last up to years while providing an even better finish than waxing does.
All these advantages make ceramic coating highly cost-effective. Yes, it may cost more, but you save so much more time, effort and money in the long run thanks to its long lasting durability and exceptional protection on your vehicle's exterior.
What does ceramic coating NOT do for cars?
Contrary to popular belief, ceramic coating your car is by no means a reason to "never wash or wax your car again".
While it'll help keep your car looking like new with minimal maintenance, this does not mean no maintenance at all.
You will still need to wash your car regularly in order to maintain its look. The benefit with ceramic coating, though, is that the cleaning process will be much easier and faster thanks to its aforementioned advantages.
Ceramic coating is also not a miracle cure against scratches, swirl marks or rock chips. While it is scratch-resistant, ceramic coating is not a substitute for more serious scratch or chip protection.
It also doesn't completely remove the chances of water spots. While ceramic coating is hydrophobic (water repellent), a normal drop of water may contain some dirt or minerals. So while the water may bead or evaporate from the surface, it may leave behind some minerals and create visible water spots.
Ceramic coating may be durable and long lasting, but it's a good idea to use a sealant designed to protect the ceramic coating. Doing this at least once or twice a year can help to maintain and protect a ceramic coating job so that it lasts even longer.
Can you do ceramic coating on your car by yourself?
Like waxing, ceramic coating application takes time. If you are planning to DIY ceramic coating on your car, be ready to dedicate at least three days to doing so.
Be warned, though - if not done correctly or professionally, ceramic coating might look worse than the original paint finish of your car. Therefore, do it yourself only if you are confident enough.
Before you even apply the ceramic coating, you must ensure that the car's surface is 100% free of surface blemishes. This applies even to brand new cars.
Next, it's recommended to apply multi-stage paint correction which involves washing the car, claying, buffing, and keeping it pristine while applying the coating.
Getting these steps right is a difficult process if you're not working inside a clean indoor facility. Additionally, these steps may involve some harsh chemicals and you'd require frequent breaks to refrain from going light-headed.
Furthermore, once you have a coating that's unlikely to lose its bond with the paint when a paint correction is required (and believe me, you'll need it), you lose the coating and every bit of cash that went into it also.
Lastly, ceramic coating cost is quite expensive. Not to mention the time and effort taken to learn the right steps to ensure you don't make a mistake during the actual process.
Of course, if you want to guarantee a job well done, you'd be better off leaving it to professionals like us. It may be pricier, but you can be assured of a proper job done by experienced car detailers without the risk of making a costly mistake on your own. You'll definitely save yourself valuable time and money without ruining your car.
So is a car ceramic coating worth it?
We hope our short post has helped you make this consideration on your own.
Of course, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us.
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