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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.

There are many products available on the market. The principle differences are the amount of SiO2) content in the product. Some have levels as low as 5% as typically found in maintenance sprays. Others have as much as 70%. As a general rule the higher the level of SiO2 the more durable the product will be.

From the grating of the many weather patterns, our cars experience harsh conditions. The length of your vehicles ceramic coating depends on two things—the elements and maintenance. If your vehicle is exposed to the elements and washed using the wrong methods, you may want to consider re-glossing every one to two years. However, if that isn’t the case and you maintain your vehicles exterior well, two coats of ceramic coating can last up to five years!

In short, a Ceramic Coating adds additional protection to your vehicle’s exterior and helps keep it looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance. The coating achieves this result by making your vehicle more resilient and easier to clean. Here are the main benefits:

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.

Protection from Chemical Stains and Etching

Another danger for your vehicle 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 vehicle, contaminants can be removed with less effort.

Enhanced Gloss

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.

A Ceramic Coating will add value to your vehicle. At Phenomenal Detailing, we are leading installers of Ceramic Coatings for Raleigh, 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.

We’re all about saving money, but applying ceramic coating requires a lot of steps. Miss one and you’ll be spending even more money correcting the problem. Having the ceramic coating done professionally means that if something goes wrong, it’s on us!

They are much more durable in almost every aspect of protection and visually appear to have a much higher gloss characteristic. Dealers will offer their own services, but will never offer a true ceramic coating!

Avoid roller brush car washes and wiping your car clean when it’s dry. Always have a lubricant and clean microfiber or wash mitt. We recommend to use the double bucket method with the addition of dirt strainers at the bottom of each bucket. We all love Dawn, but your car doesn’t!

 

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