What is Ceramic Coating ?
Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle's factory paint, creating a layer of protection.
A Ceramic Coating is not a substitute for Paint Protection Film, which provides a more comprehensive for of defensive. Rather, it is a premium wax alternative. A Ceramic Coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle's paint, meaning that it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months.
PROTECTION FROM UV DAMAGE / OXIDIZATION
If a vehicle is often exposed to the sun, its paint will begin to oxidize, resulting in dulled and faded paint. A layer of Ceramic Coating protects a vehicle's paint from the sun's ultraviolet rays, thereby reducing the amount of oxidization
Another danger for your car is chemical staining from naturally acidic contaminants. By creating a chemically resistant surface, a Ceramic Coating can keep some contaminants from bonding to your vehicle's paint. The result is that your vehicle will be more resistant to staining and etching, provided the contaminant is removed in a timely manner.
EASE OF CLEANING
One of the most significant features of a Ceramic Coating is that it is hydrophobic, which is a fancy way of saying it repels water. When a vehicle has a hydrophobic Ceramic Coating, water will bead on the surface and slide off more easily. This means that mud and grime will have a more difficult time bonding to your vehicle's paint, and when you wash your car, contaminants can be removed with less effort.
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.
As we said at the outset, a Ceramic Coating will add value to your vehicle. At Exclusive Detail, we are leading installers of Ceramic Coatings for Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area. If you would like to learn more or schedule an appointment, follow the links below. But be sure to keep reading to learn about the limitations of Ceramic Coatings.
Ceramic Coating Options
Wheels and Caliper - A Ceramic Coating can stop break dust from bonding to your vehicle's wheels and calipers, keeping them cleaner for longer.
Interior Coating -Leather and Textile -With coatings designed for leather or fabric, you can protect your interior surfaces from spills, stains, UV rays, perspiration, and residual odors
Glass- Coatings designed for automotive glass create a hydrophobic surface, which increases visibility in the rain and makes the surface easy to clean from bug splatter, bird droppings, or other contaminants.
Soft Tops- Coatings designed for soft-tops are UV resistant and create a hydrophobic surface, thus preventing discoloration and fading.