Should You Get A Ceramic Coating For Your Car?

Ceramic coatings are the best thing that has ever happened to car care, they last for years, provide a high shine, resist micro marring, and repel liquids for easy cleaning. So, what exactly is Ceramic Coating? What are the advantages of Ceramic Coating

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How can we define Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer solution applied to the exterior of a car to protect it from external paint damage. 

The nano-ceramic shield consists of silica and titanium dioxide, which combine to produce a hydrophobic covalent link that forms a nano-ceramic shield atop the vehicle’s transparent coat.

It produces a translucent quartz-like shell on the topcoat that blocks UV radiation, chemicals, tree sap, brake dust, and other impurities from the raw material beneath. The hydrophobic surface of the automobile makes it highly slick, allowing water to sheet off with minimal effort. Here are the five outstanding advantages of Ceramic Coating.

Provide Hydrophobic Properties

The “lotus leaf effect” not only blends in with your car’s paint but also repels water. It implies that any water based dirt or filth will bead on the surface and eventually slip off. 

Improve Luster and Shine

It transforms into a small hard glass layer when a ceramic coating cures. It enhances the sheen and luster of the paint, gives matte plastic trim a deep and rich appearance, and makes alloy and chrome wheels stand out.

Block for UV Light

Our sun is fantastic at supplying warmth and helping life to flourish. It isn’t as effective on all parts of your vehicle. UV rays penetrate transparent coatings on paint, causing it to fade and stimulate oxidation, leading to corrosion and rust formation.

Simplifies Cleaning

The non-stick qualities of a ceramic coating are arguably its best attribute. Since impurities are blown away by the wind generated while driving, a self cleaning property keeps the car cleaner for longer. 

Protect Against Chemicals

Car parts can also be damaged by chemical agents such as salt and acids in animal feces (such as bird droppings and bug splatters). The ultra slick surface of the Ceramic Coating prevents impurities from reaching the original paint.

How long does Ceramic Coating last?

Your ceramic Coating lasts two to five years if properly maintained and cared for. A lifetime warranty is available on many professional ceramic coatings.

How can we maintain Ceramic Coating?

To prolong the life of Ceramic Coating, you should follow five steps to enhance your paintwork.

Use the Two Bucket Method

Washing a car using two buckets has been shown to remove swirl marks. The two bucket wash method involves cleaning your wash mitt in one bucket and the other after washing each portion of the automobile. The grit guarded rinse bucket is filled with clean water and soaks any dirt or debris off the wash mitt after each specific segment.

Wash Your Car fortnightly

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We should wash your car every two weeks. It will assist in preventing pollutants from accumulating excessively. Even if you cover your vehicle with a car cover, keep in mind that car coverings get dust, infiltrating the vehicle at microscopic levels.

Wash the vehicle in the shaded area

It’s usually preferable to wash your automobile early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is low. It will assist in the prevention of water stains and streaks. If you have water spots, you can get rid of them with a specialized water spot remover.

Use a Car Shampoo

It’s always ideal to use an excellent auto shampoo that doesn’t contain any wax or gloss.

Use Separate Wash Buckets and Mitts for different areas and Wheels.

Brake dust and carbon deposits, effectively minute metal shavings, collect on tires and wheels. You don’t want to wash your ceramic coated paintwork using a wash mitt that contains microscopic metal fragments. Separate wash mitts are used for the lower portions of your vehicle, such as the wheels and sills.

Humble Crew Detailing is the place to go if you care about the appearance and integrity of your car’s paint. We’d be happy to talk about your circumstances and your plan for keeping your vehicle’s lustrous shine. Humble Crew Detailing is located in Plymouth, MN, and can be reached at (612) 207-2685.