These are questions I often get from people that buy new vehicles. The answer is, it depends on your expectations. If you want your paint perfect, as glossy as possible and protected once it is – then my answer is yes to Solitaire.
A solitaire ceramic coating will provide you with better protection than any sealant or wax while enhancing the gloss and keeping your car cleaner longer. Ceramic coatings (solitaire car coats) work better for a few reasons. Sealants and waxes sit on top of the paint as a sacrificial layer that breaks down pretty quickly, is not chemical resistant and offers no additional strength to the paint. Solitaire Coating is different, as they are nanoparticles of either quartz (most) or ceramic (few). Through the use of carrier fluids, (fluids that work into the pores of the paint to ‘carry’ the nano-sized particles), these nanoparticles are able to work into the pores of the clear coat and cross-link with the paint. Thus, infusing quartz or ceramic into the paint increases the slickness of the paint (surface tension), and improves resistance to chemical etching.
These traits are what you’d want with any protection on your paint, the Best part is the last 1 – 7 years depending on the coating you select. So In summary, solitaire ceramic coating, your new car is highly beneficial to your paint’s protection, gloss, and longevity.
However, we must be realistic of what our expectations are and how we care for our vehicle to make the decision if you should coat your new car. Coatings are not rock hard surfaces that prevent scratches, nor are they an impenetrable barrier on your paint, and they will not magically keep your car perfectly clean all the time. They require you to properly care for your vehicle, which many just don’t have time for. Some like to run their car through the car wash and go about their day. If this is you, I’d say don’t invest in a coating, spend your money on another part of the car you may enjoy more.
If you are the kind of person who will properly wash and regularly keep up with the maintenance of your vehicle’s appearance, plans to ‘baby’ their new car and want it looking good; solitaire coatings will make this much easier for you. Proper hand washing your coated car will reward with a car that always looks clean, with extremely glossy and deep paint. If this is what you desire with your new car – coatings are an excellent option for you.