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What is a Ceramic Coating?
Here at Car Locker®, we use only the best ceramic products for your vehicle. The ceramic products we use are a multi-layer, clear, liquid nano-ceramic coating. When cured, this technology will transform itself on the surface into a semi-permanent, durable yet flexible glass shield. The ceramic coating can be described as an additional clear coat with 3 times the hardness and self-cleaning properties. Benefits include 9H Hardness, weather, UV, and bug resistance, hydrophobic properties, and an unbeatable showroom gloss!
In other terms, it acts as a second skin to the outer layer of your car and protects against the elements and more! They have been around for over 20 years, and while there are DIY options out there, they should be applied by professional detailers due to the solutions needed to properly harden the application.
What Are the Benefits of Ceramic Coating?
There are numerous benefits, particularly over wax, that your car will immensely enjoy. One of our favorites is that when properly applied, and taken care of, ceramic coating can last up to 2-5 years. Did you know that it is recommended to wax every 3 months? That alone makes the ceramic coating sound much better. Yet, that is only the beginning.
Multiple layers of Ceramic Pro 9H provide increased scratch resistance. This can help reduce finer scratches, swirls, and spider web markings on paint from normal washes. It does not make it scratch proof though, so we still recommend not hitting anything or vice versa.
Cool, but what does this actually mean? Picture this, you are a kid in the backseat of the car on a rainy day watching the water droplets race on the window. Ah, nostalgia. Basically, it means it is water-repellant, and this allows the surface to stay clean for even longer! Dirt, grime, and water will simply not stick. It will roll off the surface, or at least be easier to clean off.
Weather & UV Resistant
Upon adding layers of protection to the surface of your investment, you can expect increased resistance to UV rays, weather, and oxidation. We all know that the sun is a harsh monster. It can discolor and degrade your paint, as well as the other surfaces of your car. Well, have no fear as ceramic coatings add a transparent layer that prevents the bleaching of color and peeling. You’re welcome!
Once applied, a ceramic coating provides an unbeatable glossy, wet look that traditional wax cannot compete with. This leaves your car looking like you just drove it out of the showroom. I mean, don’t we all love that new car look?
Don’t Get Too Ahead of Yourself
Yes, ceramic coatings have tons of benefits, especially for those who cherish their luxury or classic cars. However, it is not a fix-all. It is not permanent and must be reapplied, just not as often as wax. Also, it will not (unfortunately) make your car scratch or damage-proof. So, we still recommend following simple precautions and storing it out of the elements. Last but not least, it will not automatically give your car a high gloss. If the paint and surfaces are in poor condition, care must be taken to properly prep the car. This is why it is so important to have an expert apply it, especially if your goal is to prep the car for resale.
All ceramic coatings are done at Car Locker®'s facility
located at 1900 13th Avenue N, St. Petersbug, Fl 33713.