For many viewers, this is the first time they’ve even heard of the terms “Ceramic Coating” or “Nano Coating”. Others are skeptical – have the videos been staged in some way? Will the coating ruin my car? And why do they seem so expensive when the bottles are so tiny?
In today’s post, we’re going to look at the realities of ceramic coating, whether they do what they claim and help you decide whether it’s for you or not. Although the protection these coatings offer is unrivaled, they do have some potential downsides depending on what you’re after.
Let’s spend some time clearing the facts from the fiction. This is what we’ll be covering today:
- What is a Ceramic Coating
- What Are The Options?
- What Does a Ceramic Coating Do
- What Does a Ceramic Coating NOT Do
- Ceramic Coating Myths
You want your car to look as amazing as it did the day you drove it off the dealer’s lot. But despite your efforts maintaining and washing, the scratches, chips, and stains start to spread across your car’s exterior and the paint begins to dull & fade from the sun.
Anything and everything is constantly attacking your car’s surface. Mud, dust, dirty rain, water spots, unsightly brake dust, grime start sticking to your car almost immediately after cleaning it. And let’s face it, having to wash your car is boring, monotonous and time-consuming. Snow, ice, salted roads, tree gum, bird shit doesn’t help either.
Originally designed for the oil and space industry, the technology has now expanded quickly into the automotive industry. All because how effective it really is.
2. What is a Ceramic Coating
The easiest way is to understand Ceramics Coatings are to think of them as a second layer of skin, or a sacrificial layer of protection over your car’s clearcoat.
They utilize nanotechnology, which are essentially tiny particles that form a very fine, thin layer completely invisible to the eye. Because these particles are so small, when applied to a surface, they seal all the pores making the surface hydrophobic (water-repellent), but also resistant to UV, scratches, chemicals, extreme heat and even anti-graffiti. This layer is completely transparent.
3. What are the options?
Although they’re just now catching wings in the “mainstream” – ceramic coatings have been around the detailing industry for several years now.
However, because of their prohibitive costs through detailers, they’ve previously they’ve really only been accessible or cost-effective for enthusiasts or owners of high-end vehicles.
4. What Does a Ceramic Coating Do
There is a good reason why their popularity is growing a lot. A lot of the benefits are simply unheard of in the automotive industry, but that said, there are also some minor precautions you need to be aware of.
● Mud & Dirt Repellent
● Improved Durability
● Protection from UV Damage / Oxidization / Rust
5. What Does a Ceramic Coating NOT Do?
A lot of misconceptions about what the protection does not cover. Some of it might be logical, but never the less, let’s start off by saying this. It does not make your car bulletproof. And they’re not some magic all-encompassing product that will solve all potential hazards your surface is exposed to. The truth is not every vehicle will benefit from it.
Just because your vehicle has undergone the process or treatment it doesn’t mean you no longer need to dust, wash or remove bird droppings. You still do. The difference is that maintaining your paint will require less elbow grease and less time.
6. Ceramic Coating Myths
We thought we’d round up a few of the myth we most often hear about, so you can get your facts from a reliable source in case you’re wondering.
● Coatings Are Scratch Proof
● Coatings Doesn’t Require Maintenance
● Coatings Are Permanent
● They Are Really Easy to Apply
● Coatings Provide More Gloss Than Sealants And Waxes
So, is it worth it to ceramically coat your car?
Yes, absolutely, for most cars.The important thing is to not expect a magic product that forms a bulletproof force field of protection around your car. What it does do is keep your car looking like its been recently waxed for years, makes dirt fall of super easy, and does a better job of protecting your paint then any wax or sealant.
We, at CoziCars, stand by our product so much, that we’re actually offering you to ceramically coat your vehicle with a Lifetime Warranty. That means you basically have zero risk, as we’ll just pay you back the money if you’re not happy with the product.