Ceramic coating is a revolutionary auto detailing product used to protect interior and exterior surfaces from common blemish causing materials. Primarily composed of silica and titanium dioxide, these two substances together form a covalent bond that is hydrophobic in nature and forms a nano-ceramic shield above the vehicle’s clear coat. This protective shield provides durable protection from common environmental contaminants including insect acids, road salt, bird droppings, oxidation, swirling, minor scratches and helps protect the vehicle from the damaging rays of the sun. It’s these properties, along with the hydrophobicity, that separates ceramic coatings from the archaic waxes or sealants.
So what is the difference between wax and ceramic coating. Wax is one of the most widely known sources of protection for vehicles but, compared to ceramic coatings, wax has a much shorter shelf life and involves far more maintenance. If you’ve ever waxed a car before you’re well aware of the labor that’s involved and constant upkeep required to keep the coat in solid working condition. However, with ceramic coatings, vehicles have far less upkeep. Cleanup to a vehicle that is applied with ceramic coating is far different and less intensive then cleaning up a non-protected surface. With ceramic coatings, cleanup is as simple as spraying down the exterior of a surface with a hose or a bucket of water. The hydrophobicity of the coating allows dirt, mud, snow, grime, bird droppings, insect acids, road salt and other environmental contaminants to easily slide off the protected surface.
TIn short, a Ceramic Coating adds additional protection to your car’s exterior and helps keep it looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance. The coating achieves this result by making your vehicle more resilient and easier to clean. Here are the main benefits:
- Prevents UV damage, rust, and oxidization
- Repels rain, mud, and dirt
- Cost effective
- Improved protection
- Glossy finish