Ceramic coatings are a multi-layer, clear, liquid nano-ceramic product. When cured it will transform into a durable and flexible permanent glass-like shield. It’s essentially an additional clear coat protection with three times the hardness and properties of a normal clear coat.A normal clear coat has roughly 2H to 4H hardness, once cured, ceramic coatings can measure over 9H, making it far and away the hardest paint coating available anywhere. The glass-like shield will make minor scratches a non-factor, and it will relentlessly preserve the vehicle's original factory paint. We do not make claims of lifelong protection but if properly maintained, can last many years and is far superior to a standard wax. The cost of ceramic coating your vehicle will vary by size and condition of existing paint.
A complete paint correction is not required but highly recommended prior to applying the ceramic coating. We will evaluate your car in person to establish the proper amount of correction needed. The paint correction will remove 100% of the vehicles surface imperfections and pollutants to get the surface ready for application. We will likely have your vehicle for multiple days and a no rush attitude is enforced as the application has to be done with the greatest of care. All ceramic coating and paint correction services are estimated individually with pricing starting around $1500.
MYTHS ABOUT CERAMIC COATINGS: - You won't have to wash your vehicle ever again. Not true. It will make the wash process substantially easier and the vehicle will stay cleaner longer but you will need to wash it and do it properly to preserve the life of the ceramic coating.
- Ceramic coatings are permanent. Not true. Lots of companies claim permanent but nothing is. Washing, sun, dirt, pollution all cause breakdown of coatings. All things on earth break down eventually.
-Ceramic coatings peel off when they start to fail. Not true. When the ceramic coating starts to break down or wear out you will see a difference in luster and the way the water beads up, but it will not peel off. It simply wears away like wax, but it takes a lot longer to do so.
- Your vehicle is now scratch proof. Not true. Fine scratches appear anytime you touch the car. Bad wash techniques, dirty rags, brushing the paint as you walk by, there's hundreds of ways scratches occur. Proper maintenance and good washing techniques are vital for the life the coating. Fortunately, the coating is a sacrificial layer which helps protect the paint that can be removed and re applied as needed.