Whether your car is brand new or nearing the end of its useful life, a ceramic coating can help protect it. Typically applied after paint correction, this liquid polymer is chemically bonded to the factory clear coat or paint of your vehicle. This creates a layer of hydrophobic protection that will last years. It will shield your vehicle from harmful UV rays that can deteriorate the vehicles clear coat and cause the color to fade. It also repels dirt, road grime, bird droppings and acidic contaminants that can etch into your paint. It will cut down on cleaning time as water and debris will just roll off the surface and be easily washed away.
Some of the advantages to having a ceramic coating include a reduction in cleaning time, a stronger barrier against environmental hazards and even an increase in your car’s resale value. Some ceramic coating companies have even developed products that are formulated to improve your car’s gas mileage. There are a variety of ceramic coating options available, from the DIY kits to professional applications. Some of the most popular brands include Modesta, Nanolex, CQuartz and IGL Kenzo.
Despite all the positive benefits, there are some disadvantages to ceramic coating that car owners should be aware of before making the decision to have it applied to their car. It’s important to remember that ceramic coating is not a miracle product that will heal scratches and swirl marks. It will still need to be prepped and polished in order to look its best. The best way to get your car’s paint looking glass-smooth is by polishing it before applying any kind of protective coating.
Another drawback to a ceramic coating is that it can be damaged by chemicals and solvents. It is very easy to damage a vehicle’s paint when it comes into contact with these types of substances. Therefore, you should avoid using any harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on your car’s exterior.
Having a ceramic coating installed by a certified professional can prevent your vehicle from damage caused by these harsh chemicals. The application process takes a little time, but the results are worth it. It’s essential to choose a professional that has experience in applying ceramic coating, such as CarzSpa Detailing Studios, to ensure the application is done correctly. It will also help if you have a warranty offered by the dealer or professional that is provided with the ceramic coating package.