What is Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic Coating uses nano-technology to work into the particles and pores of the existing paint to enhance and strengthen it. Nano ceramic coating provides greater protection than wax or sealant, which only sit on top of your car's paintwork. Once the coat is fully dried, it creates a protective coating over the body of the car. It is an almost permanent protective solution for your car.
Ceramic car coating provides a high gloss, clear coat finish and also keeps your car clean for longer by inhibiting dirt from sticking to the bodywork.
Ceramic Coating is suitable for any vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, vans and boats.
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Different Vehicle Ceramic Coatings
This is one of the most used types of ceramic coatings. This type bonds the paint and polymer into one layer to create a single damage-resistant layer. Therefore, it is essentially permanent and can only be removed through an abrasive method of water polishing.
This type of ceramic coating is made up of a liquefied quartz solution. It also has a mixture of silicone dioxide and a number of other synthetic materials. Quartz is naturally hard in structure and therefore, this quality is reflected in this type of ceramic coating. There are also a number of grades that quartz ceramic coatings come in. It can have from 5% silicon dioxide through to 95-97% silicon dioxide, which is used in professional ceramic coating services.
This type of ceramic coating incorporates the bonding qualities of polymer, and the longevity of quartz.
How Much is Ceramic Coating?
There are many DIY options in the market for ceramic coatings that are a fraction of professional services. This can range from $40 - $200. However, do keep in mind that the price will reflect the quality and longevity of the ceramic coating. Despite being marketed as DIY, it can still be lengthy in process due to the immense amount of preparation required to ensure a smooth application. As ceramic coatings are somewhat permanent and difficult to remove by general means, you will want to reduce the risk of errors.
Depending on the size of the vehicle and grade of coating used, professional prices will start from $1000. However, professionals will be able to source high quality branded products while utilising the correct application methods. Additionally, most professional ceramic car coating services will include a warranty so you can be assured that it is going to last. Getting a professional to apply a ceramic coating for your vehicle will mean that you get it done correctly the first time and avoid causing irreversible unwanted damage to your vehicle.
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How Long Does Ceramic Coating Last
Due to the permanent nature of this type of paint protection, they should last the lifetime of your car and can only be removed by polishing or abrasive methods. If applied by a professional, you will not need to reapply again to keep the shine and protection. However, even with a ceramic coating, you will still need to wash and maintain your car to ensure the benefits last.
Ceramic coatings are hydrophobic, making it incredibly easy to clean and therefore, aiding in the longevity and protection of your car paint. You can think of it as a one-off payment for a lifetime of protection for your vehicle!
A One-Off, Permanent, Paint Protection Solution
Consider the amount of wax, sealants and other paint protection products you will purchase over the course of your car’s lifetime. Those figures add up, as they are temporary solutions. They might also only provide a fraction of the protection that a ceramic paint coating can offer.
Maximum Shine - All the Time
Instead of waxing and polishing, you can achieve the glossy, clear coat finish you have always wanted with a ceramic coating.
Cleaning is a Breeze
Given its hydrophobic properties, rain and water will not dry on the exterior of your vehicle. Bird droppings and tree sap will also not stain your car's paint, leaving it streak-free and glossy all year round.
It will protect your vehicle from general scratches and stone chips in the paint work. However, if you are looking for ultimate protection against heavier scratches and damage - we suggest adding paint protection film to your vehicle. Note that scratch-free is different to scratch-resistant. It will not prevent damage in the case of heavy hail or accidents. It will, however, reduce the severity of this damage.
UV damage is the number one cause of fading paintwork. Therefore, by adding a ceramic coating to your vehicle's surface, you can say goodbye to sunburnt and dull-looking vehicles. It will also stop rusting and oxidizing.
Contaminants will not be able to bond to your original paintwork when a ceramic coating is applied. This is another way to keep your vehicle's paintwork looking as fresh as possible.
How long does Ceramic Coating take to apply?
If you are leaving it with a professional to apply, we suggest a time frame of roughly a day to five days. However, this is subjected to the size and number of vehicles that you require the ceramic coating for. During this time, we ensure that your existing factory paint is fully prepped beforehand to ensure a smooth application. If you would like to know more about how long it would take for your vehicle to have a ceramic coat applied, contact Wrap Co for more information.
Branded vs. Unbranded Ceramic Coating - Is There a Difference?
Paint protection products vary massively. We are proud to use only well-known branded products for our services. For ceramic coating specifically, we use Ceramic Pro paint protection. They are recognized and are used globally by over 5,000 certified installers and in 70+ countries. You can be sure that Ceramic Pro is known for its quality, longevity and technology when it comes to their ceramic coating products. They are tested and certified by the SGS, an established global testing laboratory.
When it comes to branded vs. unbranded ceramic coating products, there is a large variance when it comes to the quality and technological benefits. Though it may be significantly cheaper in pricing, unbranded ceramic coating products do not go through the same vigorous testing and certification that branded products do. In some cases, there may be traces of toxic ingredients such as arsenic, mercury and heavy metal lead in the unbranded ceramic coating products. Ceramic Pro on the other hand has been tested negative to 144 concerning substances.
Ceramic Pro also has outstanding technological benefits such as the ability to withstand drastic temperatures of -45 through to 1,200 degrees Celsius. Particularly for boats and marine transportation, Ceramic Pro is the only certified ceramic coating that is anti-fouling, free from organotin. You may think that it may be unnecessary for your general car or truck to require such extreme protections but in reality, many car owners choose Ceramic Pro for the extreme longevity. It has been proven to withstand a greater amount of time than its competitors, hence the higher price tag. However, if you intend to protect and keep your prized possession for a considerable amount of time, it will work out more cost efficient than having multiple ceramic coatings over the course of the vehicle’s paint lifetime. You may also like to consider the costs saved in the labour involved in the removal process of ceramic coating.
Here at Wrap Co., we are advocates for getting the job done properly the first time. We care about your vehicle as much as you, therefore, we stand by using only the highest quality materials and products for our services.
How do I maintain a ceramic-coated car?
First of all, you can say goodbye to your car wax products for good, as you will no longer need to wax your vehicle with a ceramic coat.
With all the hype surrounding the benefits of ceramic coating, it can sound as if you will never have to take care of your car ever again. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The permanency refers to the single application required for the product to work. However, it does not mean it is bulletproof. You will still need to wash your car as usual, using a pH-balanced solution to allow the ceramic coating to work optimally. When drying, use a high-quality microfiber towel or soft mitt to prevent abrasions. Also, it is ideal to avoid automatic drive-in car washes, as this can be too harsh.
Why Choose Wrap Co for Ceramic Coatings
Here at Wrap Co, we understand vehicle paint protection. We understand the pitfalls and traps that people may succumb to when executing a DIY job on their car and later, regretting the mistakes made.
Here are a few reasons why clients choose us for their vehicle ceramic coating: