What is the purpose of Ceramic Coating for cars?
Every car has a primer, a base coat of paint, and a clear coat that protects the paint from external elements. A ceramic coating for cars is a product applied on top of the clear coat, serving as a second layer of skin on your vehicle’s surface. Utilizing nanotechnology, it forms an invisible and ultra-thin layer composed of tiny particles.
This ceramic coat effectively seals the pores on your car’s paint, providing superior hydrophobic properties and enhanced resistance to ultraviolet rays, scratches, chemicals, and extreme heat. It forms a semi-permanent bond with your vehicle’s surface, ensuring long-lasting protection.
At Wrap World Ink., our professional ceramic coating costs start at just $300, depending on the package that suits your needs. Our trained and certified professionals handle the application process, which typically takes between 1 to 5 days, depending on the condition of your paint.
What does Ceramic Coating do for cars?
Ceramic Coating is Hydrophobic
A key feature of ceramic coating is its extreme water repellency. This hydrophobic property causes water to bead up and slide off the surface of your car once the coating is cured. It acts as an additional layer of protection, preventing water, dirt, and mud from bonding to your vehicle’s paint. As a result, cleaning your car becomes much easier.
An Automotive SiO2 Coating is Mud and Dirt Repellent
If you reside in an area with frequent ice and snow, ceramic coating can work wonders for you. Snow and ice will not adhere to the surface of your car due to the extra layer of protection. Rainwater beads on the surface, and mud easily slides off, keeping your car cleaner for longer.
A Quartz or SiO2 Coating Protects from UV Damage and Oxidation
Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause paint oxidation, leading to a dull and faded appearance over time. Nano ceramic coating provides an additional shield against UV rays, preserving the vibrancy and longevity of your paint.
Ceramic Coatings Improve Durability
By bonding with the molecular structure of your car’s paint, ceramic coatings offer superior protection compared to a regular paint job. They work harder to safeguard your vehicle’s surface and can last for years, ensuring long-term durability.
What does a Ceramic Coating NOT do?
While ceramic coatings offer numerous benefits, it’s important to dispel some misconceptions surrounding them.
Firstly, ceramic coatings are not scratch-proof. While they provide paint protection, they are not resistant to rock chips and major scratches.
Secondly, ceramic coatings do not make your car maintenance-free. Regular washing and maintenance are still necessary, although the coating significantly reduces the time and effort required. It also reduces the need for waxing, saving you money in the long run.
Ceramic coating is not a permanent solution. It forms a semi-permanent bond that will not wash off, and reapplication is not needed every few months. With proper application, a good ceramic coating can last for several years.
Applying ceramic coating requires thorough preparation. Before the coating can be applied, the car’s surface must be free from blemishes. It needs to be washed, clayed, and buffed to ensure a smooth surface for optimal adhesion. Prior paint correction is highly recommended to achieve the best results.
Lastly, ceramic coatings will not provide gloss to faded paint. If your paint is already faded, the ceramic coating cannot restore its appearance. Proper prep work is crucial, as any existing damage on the car’s surface will be locked under the ceramic coating if not addressed beforehand.