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What Is Ceramic Coating?

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April 10, 2024
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Are you tired of spending countless hours washing, waxing, and maintaining your car's exterior, only to see it dull and fade within a few weeks? Look no further than ceramic coating, the revolutionary solution that's taking the automotive world by storm. But what exactly is ceramic coating, and how can it protect your car's paint for years to come? In this blog post, we'll dive into the nitty-gritty of ceramic coating, so you can make an informed decision about whether it's right for your vehicle.

What Is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is a silicon based carrier fluid containing nano particles that form a semi permanent fusion with your paint. Basically, it forms a durable and protective barrier that helps to repel water, dirt, bug guts, bird droppings and other contaminants, making it easier to keep your car clean and looking like new.

One of the biggest benefits of ceramic coating is its durability. Unlike traditional waxes and sealants, which can wear off in a few months, ceramic coating can last for years with proper maintenance. This means that you can enjoy the benefits of a perfectly clean and shiny car without having to constantly re-apply wax or other products.

In addition to its durability, ceramic coating also offers superior protection for your car's paint. The coating creates a barrier that helps to reduce the ability for scratching, marring, holograms, rock chips and water spots. The clear coat on your car's paint is as thick as a post-it note, and is at about a 2H-3H hardness. Coating your car is going to protect it against UV damage and put it at about a 9H hardness when professionally installed. This can be especially beneficial in Tucson, where the hot sun and harsh desert environment can quickly take a toll on a car's exterior.

Ceramic coating is also easy to maintain. Because it forms a hydrophobic barrier, water and other contaminants simply bead up and roll off the surface of your car, making it much easier to wash and dry your car. This can save you time and effort, and also help to prevent water spots and other blemishes.

Is Ceramic Coating right for me?

When the average person thinks of ceramic coating, they think of enthusiasts with classic and/or expensive cars that are used more for display and hardly ever brought out of the garage. This couldn't be further from the truth, in fact the ideal person that would benefit from ceramic coating is actually the lazy/busy person. This person wants to keep their car in great condition but drives it regularly. Car washes and everyday driving can leave wear and tear on the surface layers of the vehicle. These scratches and imperfections are easier to fix, prevent, and clean with the extra layers of protection (not to mention all the savings on the reduction of car washes). Ceramic coating would not be as beneficial to someone that has already has a lot of wear and tear on the paint and surface of their vehicle. The extra layer might also not be as useful if the car is not driven regularly and is maintained in protected environment, although it does increase the resale value.

Don't get me wrong, any person who wants to protect their car/truck's paint and keep it looking like new for years to come would benefit from ceramic coating. However, here are four specific types of people that might find ceramic coating particularly useful:

  1. Car enthusiasts (of course, we love our cars, only the best for our babies): If you're someone who takes pride in your vehicle and wants to keep it in top condition, ceramic coating can help protect your investment.
  2. People who live in areas with harsh weather conditions: Whether you're dealing with scorching hot sun (aka Arizona), salt from winter roads, or other harsh environmental factors, ceramic coating can provide an extra layer of protection for your car's paint.
  3. Busy professionals: If you don't have a lot of time to spend on car maintenance, ceramic coating can reduce the amount of time and effort you need to put into washing and waxing your vehicle.
  4. Anyone who wants to improve their car's resale value: Ceramic coating can help maintain your car's appearance and prevent damage, which can increase its resale value down the line.

Overall, anyone who wants to protect their vehicle's paint and make their life a little easier in the process could benefit from ceramic coating. We highly recommend getting ceramic coating in Arizona - our harsh weather conditions and bumpy roads kick up a lot of dirt and debris. For more information on ceramic coating in Tucson head over to our contact page and schedule your free estimate.