WHAT IS A CERAMIC COATING?
Let's talk about what really is a ceramic coating? What is the hardness of Ceramic Coatings?
There are multiple ways to protect your paint. Today's consumers can choose from waxes, polymer sealants, but many are gearing themselves towards ceramic coatings, but why is that? There are plenty of videos found around the internet about ceramic coatings and their benefits, many of them showing water beading, high gloss paint, and some companies are actually smacking lighters to hoods of cars!
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 coat ruin my car? Can the actual results vary -- or are all coatings the same? And why do they seem so expensive when the bottle is so tiny?
What is a bottle of 9H 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 coat of clear paint. The 9H represents the hardness of the coating, based on the pencil scale. It’s what leads to durability and the potential of reduced damage to your ride. While there are some spray ceramic coatings on the market, the 9H hardness is often reserved for highly-concentrated formulas.
UTILIZING NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CERAMIC COATINGS
A REAL ceramic coating will utilize nanotechnology, which are microscopic particles that form a very fine, thin layer completely invisible to the eye. Because these particles are so small, when applied to a finish, they seal all the pores making the substance hydrophobic (water-repellent), but also resistant to UV, scratches, chemicals, extreme heat, and even anti-graffiti.
This hard ceramic layer results in a completely transparent shield of protection. The strength of this coat protects the paint from damage via UV rays, spray chemicals, and other contaminants. The higher-quality of the coat, the increased shine, durability, and protective qualities. Pricing will vary from one coating to the next, depending on the substrate and durability.
CERAMIC COATING BENEFITS
Now if you’re considering a ceramic coating, or are just curious about this technology, you’ll want to know the various benefits that it offers. There are many different reasons why ceramic coatings are great, as they offer many different types of protection and increase the appearance of your vehicle in various ways.
Here are the benefits of ceramic coatings.
1. IT PROTECTS AGAINST THE SUN DAMAGE AND OXIDATION
Ceramic coating your car will prevent ultraviolet rays from the sun by preventing them from reaching your car’s paint.
It is common for a car’s clear coat layer to become damaged by the sun over time if not properly protected. Repairing a faded clear coat is not easy and can be expensive.
Protecting your car from sun damage with ceramic coating will keep your paint looking new and glossy for years.
2. HELPS AIDE IN MICRO-MARRING
The hard, thick layer of ceramic coating will help prevent light scratches and swirl marks. By creating a tough surface on top of your clear coat, it can be more resistant to abrasion, therefore reducing the chances of scratches or swirl marks. Although it helps reduce this kind of damage, scratches are still possible and cannot be fully prevented. Simply, the ceramic coating reduces the likelihood of scratches damaging your paint.
3. LONGER LASTING
One of the important benefits of ceramic coating when compared to other protective coatings, such as wax or sealants, is how long the coating lasts. While wax and sealants can only keep your paint protected up to 6 months, a ceramic coating will last for years when properly maintained. This is one of the biggest advantages that ceramic coating has over the other protective layers.
4. KEEPS YOUR CAR CLEAN FOR LONGER
An often-overlooked benefit of ceramic coating your car is the way it repels dirt and other substances. A ceramic coating makes your car’s surface very smooth, filling in the imperfections of the clear coat beneath it, making it difficult for dirt to stick to the surface. This means you won’t have to wash your car as frequently.
5. EASE OF MAINTENANCE
Even though your car will stay clean for longer, it will eventually need to be washed like normal. Fortunately, a ceramic coating will make it much easier to clean dirt of your car. Since the surface of a ceramic coated car is super smooth, dirt will have trouble sticking to the paint, making it extremely easy to wash off. This will speed up your washes and make it easier to clean every inch of your car.
6. DEEP GLOSSY APPEARANCE
With a ceramic coating, your car’s paint will have a much deeper and intense glossy shine. The thick and clear ceramic coating will add depth to the color on your car, yielding a long-lasting shine. This is one of the reasons it is popular with car enthusiasts. Also, since your car will stay clean longer, your car’s amazing shine will rarely be hidden behind dirt or other substances.
NOW LETS SEE HOW IT ALL WORKS!
Here is a quick two minute video explaining the benefits of Ceramic Coatings
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