Of the myriad ways you can protect your car, ceramic coating is one of the best investments you can make. Not only does it prevent the effects of everyday damage, but it also prevents discoloration and fading while making your car, truck, or SUV easier to clean in the process. Ceramic coating serves as a suit of armor for your car, and the sooner you schedule your appointment, the better.
What is Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coating is made of silicon dioxide and it serves as a perfectly clear, semi-permanent coating that protects your car’s exterior from everyday mishaps. It can be used directly on your brand-new car, applied over a fresh coat of paint, or used on top of paint protection films and vehicle wraps as an extra layer of protection. You can even apply ceramic coating to your windshield to keep it cleaner longer.
What are the Benefits of Ceramic Coating?
The benefits of ceramic coating cannot be understated. Even the most skeptical auto owners and drivers have been amazed by the protection this simple coating can offer. Benefits include:
- Scratch and scuff protection. Though ceramic coatings aren’t foolproof and they won’t protect you from all dings and scrapes, they certainly can help you avoid damage from things like car doors and debris.
- Extra-glossy shine. While most cars have a stunning clear coat applied at the factory before they arrive on the dealership lot, these are notorious for fading away with time. Ceramic coatings can be applied on top of these clear coats for an incredible long-lasting and luxurious glossy effect that keeps your vehicle looking like new.
- Protection against contaminants. When driving around Florida and other parts of the country, your car will come into contact with a wide range of contaminants. Bugs, tree sap, and more can sometimes eat right through your paint and cause annoying damage. Ceramic coatings prevent that penetration and help your paint look newer for longer.
- Easy cleaning. One of the best benefits associated with ceramic coatings is that they make your car much easier to clean! Silicon dioxide is hydrophobic, so it actually repels water. It prevents water spots on your paint, causes muddy water to roll right off, and even gives your windshield wipers a boost by helping water bead right off the windshield.
How Long Does it Last?
While many paint protection methods (including even the most luxurious waxes) tend to wear off quickly, ceramic coatings can last for years. Tint King provides a four-year warranty for ceramic coating as long as it has been properly maintained, and in many cases, it can last even longer. No matter how often your expose your car to the elements, bird droppings, and contaminants, your ceramic coating will continue to provide incredible protection for many years to come. At the end of the four years, just schedule a new appointment!
Whether you want to protect your brand-new car or extend the life of a custom paint job that is the perfect expression of your personality, ceramic coating is one of the very best investments you can make. In fact, many clients wonder how they ever managed to live without it after the very first application, and they continue to come back to have every car treated and re-treated.