the 411 on ceramic coating?
WHAT IS CERAMIC COATING?
Ceramic coating is made up of silica. Silica is what glass is made up of. It is a compound found in sand quartz that is extracted and turned into liquid. Once the product is applied to its principal surface and meets the air it hardens to create a glass like barrier. It not only protects your cars exterior from contamination, industrial fall out, light surface scratches, the suns rays, and outside elements. It provides a long lasting durable shine for up to 3 years.
HOW DO YOU CARE FOR CERAMIC COATING?
To ensure you are not wasting your time or your money please ensure to keep up with the maintenance for ceramic coating. Maintaining a ceramic coated car is much more easier than without it and here is why, contamination does not stick to the exterior of the paint as easy as clear coat on the car. This makes washing your car so much easier. As a professional detailer we recommend washing your vehicle at least once a week if not bi-weekly this ensures the elements do not have time to stick or contaminate the ceramic coating on the car. (we will talk about this later). A proper maintenance booster should be applied every 6 months to a year by a professional detailer.
Do not drive your car through a tunnel wash as the brushes can still cause swirl marks and the soap will dull the cermaic coating.
WHY WOULD YOU GET CERAMIC COATING
For starters you would get ceramic coating on your car to protect your investment.
Ceramic coating is like adding a sacrificial hardened layer of clear coat to your paint. Cars coming out of factory today have minimal clear coat on them to protect your cars paint.
If you are looking for an easy way to maintain your car.
Once ceramic coating is applied to your vehicle it makes it much easier to clean because debris does not stick to it as easily. It creates a hydrophobic barrier that deflects a lot of the outdoor elements.
You are looking for the ULTIMATE protection.
Ceramic coating offers better protection than other wax or selant. Outlasting either of those other products for years. Ceramic Coating can last anywhere from 3-5 with proper maintenace in betweeen.
Depth in color and shine
Ceramic coating offers an insane amount of depth in color and shine. Because it bonds with your paint it provides a glass like finish. After every wash it will look like it just came off the show room floor.
You dont want swirl marks
Lets be honest. Ceramic coating is NOT bullet proof however it is definitly harder to penetrate than the clear coat that is on your car. As long as you properly wash your ceramic coated car and maintain the ceramic coating you will find that you have a very clear surface. If you ever happen to notice light surface scratches or swirl marks a detailer can correct them rather quickly and not damage the original clear coat that is on your car.
HOW DO THE ELEMENTS AFFECT MY CERAMIC COATING?
The answer to this question is generalized in a few different parts.
Ultimate Auto detailing uses a variety of products, we have been in the detailing industry for over 20 years and have tried and even tested hundreds of different products. The majority of the products that we use are by Gliptone, trusted, and recommended.