The beneficial function of a ceramic coating applied to your car, truck, SUV, or otherwise by our trained and certified ceramic coating installation team is that weather and moreover, the damaging effects of precipitation will never come in contact with your actual paintwork. By forming a molecular bond with your finish, the ceramic coatings at Carolina Mobile CarWash & Detailing cure over your clear coat or paint protection film, hardening into an ultra-slick surface that keeps all types of solid and liquid contaminants from latching to your surface.
In doing so, a noteworthy byproduct of the coating is that your vehicle’s paintwork will be glossier in ways otherwise unattainable by uncoated finishes. From magnifying sparkle to showing off dimensional depth, ceramic coatings are a leader in paint protection and vehicle value increases.
Advantages of ceramic Coating
- Enhances the gloss of your vehicle’s paint
- Vehicles stay cleaner and longer
- An additional layer of protection
- Instantly repels water
- No waxing for the life of the coating
- Makes removing bugs a breeze
- Repels mud, dirt, and debris
FAQs about Ceramic Coatings
Ceramic coatings are extremely durable vehicle protection systems. Depending on the coating used they are suitable for use on paintwork, wheels, glass, and plastic trim.
The basic chemical composition of a ceramic coating is Silicon Dioxide (SiO2). Ceramic coatings may also be referred to as quartz or glass coatings.
It’s a good investment to permanently protect the exterior from deteriorating prematurely and maintain a higher resale value. Less maintenance due to the slickness of the coating won’t allow dirt, brake dust, and road tar to stick to your paint, wheels, or glass nearly as much making cleaning your vehicle a much more enjoyable and effortless process. Not to mention you will see the ultimate gloss and color depth not comparable to anything else. Properly maintained vehicles will shine like new for many years to come.
The coating is carefully applied by certified applicator’s as a liquid one panel at a time covering the exterior painted surfaces. The paintwork is firstly decontaminated and prepared to ensure the coating achieves a good bond to the paintwork.
This will depend on the type of coating and the environment in which the car is driven and stored. There will also be a dependency on how well the coating is maintained. In four instances Ceramic Pro forms a highly durable bond with the paintwork which can last a number of years on a well-maintained car.
Ceramic Pro is resistant to chemicals so it will not be washed away by strong car wash shampoos and cleaning chemicals. However aggressive car washing with brushes or automatic car washes will reduce the lifespan of the product. We recommend only washing your car with microfiber cloths.
As with any paintwork treatment, good, regular maintenance is required for the best results and longevity of the product.
Ceramic Coatings can be removed by abrasion such as machine polishing, cutting compounds, or cut and polish. Neglect such as failure to wash the vehicle regularly (weekly or fortnightly) can also reduce the performance and durability of the product.
Because ceramic coatings are not completely indestructible against swirls, scratches, paint chips, or abrasive surface damage, keeping them clean when the need arises keeps them looking high quality and staying effective. Likewise, ceramic coatings require professional detailing to maintain their lifetime warranties, as opposed to public car washes, as those drive-thru efforts can and will scratch them or cause marring.
We advise that every 12 months the vehicle is thoroughly decontaminated by the removal of any road tar, iron, tree sap, and industrial fallout deposits that may have accumulated. Following that, we will apply a SIO2 sealant to rejuvenate the ceramic coating and enhance its hydrophobic properties.
Our Express Ceramic Coating Maintenance slightly reworked with a different finishing product that contains high SiO2 content sealant is ideal for this.