Keeping your car looking great means protecting it from many environmental factors, ceramic coating a car is an option worth serious consideration.
Ceramic Coating Market size was valued at approx. 8.30 billion in 2020 and will exhibit a growth rate of over 7.3% from 2021 to 2027. Emerging product applications in the aerospace and healthcare industries are further expected to offer new growth opportunities to the overall industry during the forecast period.
This emerging method presents several pros and cons you should know before paying for it.
Ceramic coating a car protects your paint and interior!
Ceramic coating becomes the new functional surface of your vehicle’s paintwork. By creating an inseparable bond on a molecular level with your paintwork you get a hard glossy shell that cannot be washed off like a wax or a sealant.
The new clear coating is glossier, chemical resistant, and harder than the original clear coat. This incredible barrier of protection against minor scratches, swirl marks, acid rain, bird droppings, and harmful UV rays.
Wild Thing Auto Detailing uses the unique formula of System X® Ceramic Protection, locks in long-lasting beauty by keeping paint clean through its super slick properties – this new ceramic layer helps contaminants slide right off. The result? Greatly reduced time and expenses related to ongoing care and maintenance!
Also with the System X Interior™ Stain protection for leather, vinyl, carpet, and fabric
System X Interior™ protects all your interior surfaces; such as fabric seats, carpet, leather, and vinyl with a single professional coating. Spills and stains clean up easily and quickly.
System X Interior™ is safe, low odor, and dries quickly. Sprayed on by hand and air-dried, it provides great protection for your interior without changing the color of your leather, fabrics or carpet.
To learn more about the System X® line and why Wild Thing Auto Detailing has chosen this particular product line to protect your investment. Please click here.
Despite its advantages, ceramic coating can't protect against every bit of grime or every scratch and comes at a high cost. It must be installed by a professional which can take time and cost even more money.
Read our guide to learn why ceramic coating is replacing wax as the major way to protect your car's paint, which in turn protects your investment and the pros and cons it provides, and where to get it.
Should I Use Powder Coating, Ceramic Coating, or Wax?
There are several different methods of paint protection and alteration for cars. A few of the most popular are powder coating, ceramic or nano-coating, and car wax.
A new car owner may wonder which option they should choose to get the best results. Comparing the three is the best way to make the best decision.
Powder coating is an aesthetic process used to change the color of a car part by applying and baking on a powder. It has no specific performance benefits but can help you achieve the exact look you want.
Car wax is easy to obtain and apply but only lasts for a short time. It must be reapplied every few months and is more susceptible to breakage.
Ceramic coating creates a bond with a car's paint so that it won't wash away or break down like a wax coating. This eliminates the need for repeat applications.
When comparing the three, ceramic coating comes out as the clear winner. It's stronger, adds to the beauty of your paint more effectively, and adds a range of other benefits that other coatings can't match with that extra gloss & protection.
Ceramic coating has some disadvantages but provides a host of advantages to offset them that will give you a more comfortable ride and keep your car looking its best for as long as possible.
Pros of Ceramic Coating a Car
There are several reasons that ceramic coating is growing as a viable form of paint protection. Knowing the benefits it provides helps you decide if it's worth considering for your own vehicle.
The advantages of a ceramic coating include a deep gloss, easy maintenance and cleaning, resistance to stains and scratches, protection from UV rays, temperature regulation, interior protection, duration, and an included warranty, also registered to your CARFAX.
Ceramic coating is transparent and enhances the reflective properties of your car's paint. This creates a glossy look and adds depth and clarity to whatever color you've chosen.
Ceramic coating protects against ultraviolet light exposure. This keeps you and your passengers safe by preventing conditions like skin cancer. It also protects your car's paint by preventing oxidation.
Ceramic coating also blocks out other types of sunlight from reaching the interior of your car. This helps you maintain a cooler temperature and protects the interior from fading and damage.
The liquid polymer in ceramic coating makes your car's paint hydrophobic, which means that it repels water. This allows mud and grime to also slide off easily and makes the entire car easier to keep clean.
Nano-coating lasts much longer than the average 3-6 months for a coat of car wax. Its strong layers allow it to be more resistant to scratches and damage. This also means that it doesn't have to be applied as often, saving you time and money.
If you do have any issues with ceramic coating, the professional services you purchase them from will provide warranties. They'll replace or fix the coating to have it looking like new. You can learn more about the System X® warranties here.
These are only some of the potential advantages of ceramic coating a car. Other potential benefits exist depending on what type you choose, what model you drive, and more.
Cons of Ceramic Coating a Car
Not every car has a ceramic coating, and the process isn't right for every driver. Knowing the possible downsides of the process helps you decide if it's the best option for you.
Disadvantages of ceramic coating include the potential for scratches and water spots, high costs, and the need for professional installation.
Several layers of liquid polymer and other strong materials create a powerful coat, but nothing can protect a car against everything. Ceramic coating repels but doesn't remove water, and it may stay and create spots.
Creating the materials for ceramic coating is a difficult process because they must be exact to create an effective barrier. This, along with growing demand, leads to high prices.
The process of ceramic coating a car is also time-consuming and difficult. At-home kits exist but vary in quality and tend to give less than desirable results. You need professional help for the best results, which means more money and time.
Other potential disadvantages may come into play, but they're outweighed by all the advantages that ceramic coating provides. Consider all the factors to decide if it can help you keep your car looking and running like new for as long as possible.
Where Can I Get Ceramic Coating?
When you love your car, you want to keep it looking its best for as long as possible. There are several methods of doing so, including powder coating, ceramic coating, and waxing.
Ceramic coating a car stands above more traditional methods as the clear winner. Although it's more expensive and time-consuming, it lasts longer and is more effective at protecting you and your vehicle from the sun and enhancing the paint job.
Also protects against Glass™ (Unbelievable clarity & protection), Revive™ (Rejuvenate plastic and trim), Wheel™ (Ultra corrosion-resistant protection for wheels)
Finding the best possible professionals to apply this useful but complex protective film is one of the best things you can do for your car.
Wild Thing Auto Detailing offers ceramic coating services you can trust with a high level of service. Get a free estimate today and see what we can do for you.