What is ceramic coating?
We can say that Industry-grade ceramic coating is a chemical polymer solution applied to the exterior of a vehicle to protect it from external paint damage. It blends with your car’s paint and creates an additional hydrophobic layer of protection.
A Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. The coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a layer of protection.
Ceramic Coating is not a substitute for Paint Protection Film, which provides a more comprehensive form of defense. Rather, it is a premium wax alternative.
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.
Paint Protection Products
To understand ceramic coatings, it’s helpful to first look at the most common paint-protection products.
- Wax is organic and the most affordable, available in various forms ranging from an old-school paste to a quick-and-easy spray. For decades, “waxing” a car has been synonymous with keeping it looking shiny and new.
Unfortunately, wax isn’t durable and, therefore, should be applied multiple times per year. Some companies claim otherwise but environmental contaminants and even a harsh soap can easily breakthrough that thin wax barrier.
- Sealants, on the other hand, are synthetic and developed to last several months. They are easily applied, though typically don’t offer the same deep shine one gets from a quality wax.
A ceramic coating outmatches both. This silica-based liquid polymer is applied by hand and cured to form a protective layer that, when properly maintained, can be effective for several years.
Ceramic coating, also sometimes called nano-ceramic coating, is a permanent or semi-permanent solution to your worries depending upon the coating and type of polymer used. Due to its chemically intrinsic properties, it does not break down in normal atmospheric conditions like rain or summer.
Is ceramic coating worth it?
Yes! A ceramic coating is good for your car, as it provides light protection and a permanent candy-gloss shine.
It will make your job of cleaning and maintaining it less tedious. So that you spend more time driving and enjoying your car than thinking about ways to keep it protected.
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However, you should never DIY a ceramic coating since it requires a fairly skilled professional like the ones we have at TINTIX to apply properly.
On the other hand, a ceramic spray gives you the benefits of a ceramic coating and can be done at home, making it ideal for a lot of owners who have tight belts. At the end of the day, you want your car to look its finest. Get a ceramic coating.