What does a Ceramic Coating NOT do?
We already know that a nano-technology coating preserves your vehicle’s exterior and reduces ongoing maintenance. But despite the claims of some manufacturers and detailers, a ceramic coating isn’t a miracle product that solves every problem. So it’s important for you to know what a ceramic coating does not do.
— Eliminate the Danger of Scratches, Swirl Marks, or Rock Chips
The scratch-resistance of a ceramic coating is often exaggerated. Though some small scratches can be repelled (as we’ve described), a coated vehicle won’t be completely resistant to the risk of rock chips or parking lot scratches. Furthermore, improper car washing techniques or automated car washes will still create swirl marks on your vehicle’s surface. It’s important to know that a nano-technology coating is not a substitute for more serious scratch or chip protection (such as Paint Protection Film, also known as Clear Bra), nor does it eliminate the need to wash your car in a proper manner in order to avoid swirl marks.
— Eliminate the Risk of Water Spotting
A normal drop of water contains a certain amount of dirt or minerals. When water evaporates on your vehicle’s surface, the minerals are left behind, creating visible spots. Detailers and consumers may assume that the hydrophobic quality of an advanced coating will eliminate spotting, since water slides off coated surface. While it’s true that some water will be repelled from the hydrophobic surface, other water droplets will bead and remain on the vehicle, creating the opportunity for water-spotting.
— Eliminate the Need to Wash
Notice above we said a ceramic coating keeps your car looking like-new with comparatively minimal maintenance, not no maintenance. Let’s face it, the road is a dirty place. If you are driving your car, it will get dirty, Even with a ceramic coating, you’ll still need to wash your car regularly in order to maintain its look. The benefit of a ceramic coating is that the cleaning process will be easier. Moreover, having an advanced coating means that you’ll no longer have to wax your vehicle every few months, eliminating a significant part of maintaining your car’s exterior. So, a ceramic coating doesn’t make your vehicle maintenance-free, but it does mean that with less work you’ll be able to maintain better results.
So what does all this mean?
Simply put, it is important to be educated about a product before making a decision about whether it is right for your vehicle. Will Ceramic Coatings benefit your vehicle and add value? Absolutely. Are ceramic coatings a miracle, one-stop-shop solution for all of your vehicle’s exterior problems? Certainly not.
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If you care about preserving the look and quality of your car’s paint, you can request a free consultation. We’ll follow with you to answer all of your questions. We’re not in the business of making outlandish promises and pushing a product on you. Instead, we’re here to help you make the right decision for you and your car for the long run. Toward that end, we would love to discuss your specific situation and your plan for maintaining your vehicle’s beautiful shine.
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