20 Frequently Asked Questions about Ceramic Coatings.

ceramic coatings - 20 FAQS
  1. What is a ceramic coating?

A ceramic coating is a liquid polymer that is applied to the surface of a vehicle. When cured, it forms a durable, transparent layer of protection on top of the paint.

  1. How does a ceramic coating work?

A ceramic coating works by bonding with the surface of the paint, creating an additional layer of protection. This layer helps to repel water, dirt, and other contaminants, and makes it more difficult for them to stick to the paint.

  1. How long does a ceramic coating last?

The longevity of a ceramic coating can vary depending on the product used and the level of maintenance. Typically, a ceramic coating can last up to 2-5 years with proper care, but some companies may promote a lifetime protection.

  1. Is a ceramic coating better than wax or sealant?

Ceramic coatings offer longer-lasting protection than traditional waxes or sealants, and they also offer additional benefits such as hydrophobic properties, UV resistance, self cleaning effect and a harder finish to help against swirls and light scratches. 

  1. Can a ceramic coating be applied to any type of vehicle?

Ceramic coatings can be applied to any type of vehicle, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and boats.

  1. How is a ceramic coating applied?

A ceramic coating is typically applied by a professional detailer using specialized tools and techniques. The process involves cleaning and preparing the surface, applying the coating, and then curing it.

  1. Can I apply a ceramic coating myself or does it need to be done professionally?

It is recommended to have a ceramic coating applied by a professional, as the process requires specialized equipment, knowledge and techniques to ensure the best results.

  1. How do I maintain a ceramic coating?

To maintain a ceramic coating, regular washing and drying are necessary, using a pH-neutral or ceramic-specific soap and a microfiber towel. Avoiding harsh chemicals, high-pressure washers and high temperatures is also recommended.

  1. Does a ceramic coating change the color of the paint?

A ceramic coating should not change the color of the paint, but a detailed pre-inspection is necessary to determine the paint condition and make sure there aren’t any areas with uneven color, fading or oxidation before the application.

  1. Will a ceramic coating prevent scratches and rock chips?

Frankly No, take a look at our Paint Protection Film for protection against those type of abrasions. A ceramic coating can provide additional protection, but it is not completely scratch-proof, and rock-chip proof. 

  1. Can a ceramic coating be removed or does it have to be reapplied?

A ceramic coating can be removed, but it requires specialized equipment and techniques. Some coatings can be chemically stripped while others must be mechanically removed.

  1. How much does it cost to have a ceramic coating applied to my vehicle?

The cost of a ceramic coating can vary depending on the type of coating, the size of the vehicle, and the condition of the paint. 

  1. Can ceramic coatings be applied to the wheels and windows of the vehicle?

Yes, ceramic coatings can be applied to wheels, windows, and other exterior surfaces of the vehicle, in addition to the paint. All of our packages include these surfaces. 

  1. How can I tell if my car already has a ceramic coating?

A professional detailer should be able to determine if a car already has a ceramic coating by visually inspecting the vehicle’s paint and by testing the surface with tools.

  1. Is ceramic coating application weather dependent?

Yes, Ceramic Coating can be incredibly temperamental in hot or cold climates. Luckily, our shop is climate controlled with A/C, heaters and dehumidifiers to get the best bond for ceramic to adhere to the clear coat. 

  1. Does ceramic coating protection cover the whole car or just the painted surfaces?

Ceramic coating protection typically covers the painted surfaces of a car, but some coatings can be applied to other exterior surfaces such as glass, plastic, and wheels.

  1. Will the ceramic coating affect the vehicle’s warranty?

Ceramic coating should not affect the vehicle’s warranty, but it is recommended to consult the vehicle’s manufacturer or dealership to confirm this before having the coating applied.

  1. Can ceramic coatings be used on Matte or Satin paint finishes?

Ceramic coatings can be used on matte and satin paint finishes, but it is important to check with the manufacturer to ensure compatibility. Ceramic Pro can be used with Matte and Satin finishes. 

  1. Can ceramic coating repair light paint imperfections?

Ceramic coatings do not repair paint imperfections, but it can help to protect the paint from further damage and hide light imperfections.

  1. Can ceramic coatings be applied in the winter or do I have to wait for warm weather? 

Ceramic coatings can be applied in the winter, but the surface to be coated and the ambient temperature should be within the Ceramic Pro’’s recommended range for the coating to properly cure and bond. Typically, this means that the surface should be at least 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit (10-15 degrees Celsius) and the ambient temperature should be above freezing, around 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit (5-10 degrees Celsius). Our shop has heating, cooling, and dehumidification so we ready to coat your vehicle to the highest degree of installation 

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