What is a ceramic coating
Ceramic coating is a long term protection option for your vehicle. If maintained properly a ceramic coating will last several years. Containing Si02 particles this liquid polymer is applied by hand to the vehicles exterior surfaces. The coating chemically bonds to the factory paint, creating an impermeable glass-like layer over the vehicles clear coat. A ceramic coating will protect your vehicle like a wax or paint sealant would but is thicker, harder, & more durable, Providing superior protection against the elements such as UV damage, bird droppings, water and bug etchings, and chemical staining. In short a ceramic coating will help keep your vehicle looking new year after year.
Benefits of Ceramic Coating
For clients seeking peace of mind, knowing their vehicle is equipped with the ultimate protection against the elements.
Ceramic Coating Process
The vehicle is prepped with a full decontamination wash. This process includes a thorough hand wash followed by saturating the vehicle with iron fallout and then a clay bar treatment. The iron fallout is a chemical decontamination method to loosing and remove iron particles and other embedded contamination within the clear coat. The clay bar is use to apply light abrasion on the vehicles surface to physically remove any left over, stubborn contaminants. This process completely ensures the paint is a clean slate for the ceramic coating to bond to properly.
Once the paint is completely clean its time for the correction and polishing phase. Using different combinations of pads and compounds we use a machine polisher to correct and remove and scratching or swirling from the vehicle. Besides the fact that we want the vehicle to look its best, it is important to remove swirling and imperfections from the paint to create as smooth of a surface as possible. A smoother surface will let the ceramic create a stronger bond. Every vehicle, new or old, will at minimum get one step of polishing. The number of correctional steps performed will be dependent on the starting condition of the paint and the expectations of the client.
Now that all the hard work is done its time to apply the ceramic coating. The vehicle is wiped down with a ceramic prep solution which will remove any oils and polishes that were left on the vehicle from the machine polishing stage. We then apply the ceramic to all surfaces of the vehicle. This includes paint, glass, plastic trim, and rim faces. After the coating is applied the vehicle cannot be driven for 24hrs or washed for 10 days (rain is ok) to give the coating adequate time to fully cure and harden to the vehicle.