Ceramic coating is a type of paint protection for your car. It is a liquid polymer applied to a vehicle’s exterior and cured in a controlled environment. The curing process cross-links the polymer molecules to create a shield on the paint much thinner than traditional clear coats. This successful molecular bonding increases cleaning efficiency and protects against light scratches, bird droppings, and UV rays.
Ceramic coating can be applied to the entire vehicle or just specific panels. Most people choose to have the whole car done to have an overall lustrous look. The benefits of the ceramic coating are two-fold: The first is an increase in value since it preserves the integrity of your car’s paint, and secondly, it saves you time and money because it reduces the number of times you have to go to get your car detailed.
How Long Does Ceramic Coating Last?
The time ceramic coating lasts on how well you take care of your car and what driving conditions you subject it to. In optimal conditions, ceramic coating can last up to five years. Of course, it might only last for a while if you live in an area with harsh winters or hot summers.
It is important to note that even though ceramic coating creates a protective layer, you still need to wash and maintain your car regularly. Washing your vehicle properly means using the two-bucket method, which we will discuss later in this blog post. You also should not use harsh chemicals or cleaners on your car as they can break down the ceramic coating over time.
Applying ceramics coatings offers many benefits, including increased value, less time spent detailing, and protection against light scratches and UV rays; however, before deciding to apply the ceramic coating yourself or hire a professional, there are several things you should take into consideration such as cost, time commitment, and risk involved. Hiring a professional is always the best route when dealing with something as important as your car!