Superior durability and protection for your vehicle's paint
Why Use A Ceramic Coating Instead of a Traditional Paint Sealant or Wax?
- Ceramic coatings are thicker and more durable
- Ceramic coatings provide UV protection and scratch, chemical, and mar resistance
- Ceramic coatings are more hydrophobic than traditional sealants and have better dirt release properties
We proudly use Opti-Coat Pro for our Coatings services:
Ceramic Coating FAQs
Our Ceramic Coatings are durable, long-lasting, clear liquid ceramic coatings (silicon carbide or titanium dioxide) that chemically bond with and protect a vehicle’s paint and other surfaces from stains, scratches, scuffs, chemical and environmental damage, color fading, etc.
Ceramic Coatings have superior durability, thickness and UV protection and scratch, chemical and mar resistance. They are also more hydrophobic and have better dirt release properties over traditional protectants.
It means that ceramic coated surfaces are easier to wash and stay clean longer. They are more resistant to scratches and wash swirls and less prone to fading over time. Ceramic Coatings protect against UV damage and permanent etching from things like water spots, bird droppings, bug splatter, tree sap, etc.
Painted, Clear Bra and vinyl wrapped surfaces and metal, wheels, brake calipers, exhaust tips, plastic and rubber trim and glass.
Dents, dings, rock chips, deep scratches, fire, vicious animal attacks, car accidents, crazy ex-friends, or the scary disgruntled old guy “courtesy washing” your vehicle back behind the dealership with a dirty broom.
- The vehicle is carefully washed, decontaminated and hand dried.
- The vehicle is then thoroughly inspected for compromised paint (swirls, scratches, water spots, etc.) and these issues are addressed. Depending on vehicle paint condition, we will advise if a multi-stage paint correction is required.
- After vehicle preparation, the entire surface is wiped with a mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water to ensure all wax, grease or polish residues are removed.
- The Ceramic Coating, a clear liquid, is applied to the vehicle’s painted surfaces, chrome and plastic pieces and any Clear Bra or vinyl wrapped surfaces. It can also be applied to all metal surfaces (wheels; brake calipers; etc.) and glass.
- After applying the Ceramic Coating to a small surface, the technician pauses, allowing the product to level and properly flash away. Any remaining extra product is quickly removed.
- The technician continues installing in small sections until all vehicle surfaces are coated.
- Once fully coated the vehicle is closely examined for any coating unevenness or “high spots”. These will usually appear as dark streaks and are easiest to resolve while the coating is fresh.
- If additional layers or a “top coat” has been selected, they are applied over the base coat using the same procedure as noted in steps 4, 5 and 6.
- If possible, the vehicle is stored overnight allowing the Ceramic Coating to cure.
A ceramic coated vehicle should be washed just like any other vehicle. We recommend a periodic hand wash and hand dry, ideally every few weeks. As with any vehicle surface, a ceramic coated vehicle will periodically need its surfaces decontaminated. This can usually be achieved with a claybar treatment.
A Ceramic Coating makes the wheels (and calipers) easier to clean, they stay clean for longer and slightly enhance the wheels’ finish.
- Paint Guard – a single-coat option with 3-year warranty.
- Pro – a single-coat option with 5-year warranty.
- ProPlus – a dual-coat option with 7-year warranty. Compared to the single coat options it offers longer durability and increased:
- hydrophobic properties
- surface slickness
- protection against water spotting
Depending on product and coverages, warranties are 3-years, 5-years or 7-years. Warranties are limited to 2-years on vehicles that are 6 to 10 years old at the time of application.