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MAdison cERAMIC cOATING SPECIALIST

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WHAT IS A CERAMIC COATING?

A Ceramic Coating forms a glass shell harder than your vehicle's clear coat when applied to a surface such as your vehicle's paint.

Ceramic Coatings when properly applied, make the surface not only extremely hydrophobic (water-repellent), but also extremely resistant to UV, chemicals, extreme heat, and even our harsh winters (Salt!).

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HAVE A CERAMIC COATING INSTALLED?

 

The Sooner the Better


The best time to have a Ceramic Coating applied is the minute your vehicle rolls out of the paint booth but unless your clear coat is gone, anytime is a good time. 

Begin your appointment by selecting the online store below or fill out the form located below...The more thorough you are filling out our form the more accurate our recommendations for your vehicle will be.


We're Looking Forward To Working With You!

Annual ceramic coating
entry-level Protection

SB3 Solo is an entry-level ceramic coating that provides paint protection for 1 year, perfect for someone's first time trying this level of paint protection. 

Traditional waxes last weeks and are a pain to apply. Forget that, try our one-year coating, if you like it upgrade to the higher performance ceramic coating next year when it's time.
 
- The slickness of Solo will make your car easier to clean. Solo has a dramatic darkening effect, bringing out the gloss in your vehicle's paint.

 

Service Details:
1. Foaming Decontamination Wash 
2. Iron Decontamination  
3. Clay Decontamination 
4. Alcohol Panel Wipe
5. Ceramic Coating Application
6. Final Check 
7. Tires Dressed
8. We Contact You For Pick Up

 

-Appointments begin at 8:30 am.
-Contact Free Service is available.

This Ceramic Coating is installed and picked up in one business day.

 

*We do not service lifted Trucks or lifted SUVs. 
 

$400

5 year ceramic coating
advanced-level protection

 Are you looking to protect your vehicle with a shine that lasts for years? 

SB3 Alpha’s is our favorite choice for durability, ease of maintenance, and overall long-term UV/Chemical protection.

Washed once a month, by hand or touchless car wash…even daily driven vehicles should expect 4-5 years of protection from this Ceramic Coating.

Service Details:
1. Foaming Decontamination Wash 
2. Iron Decontamination  
3. Clay Decontamination 
4. Alcohol Panel Wipe
5. Coating Application
6. Final Check 
7. Tires Dressed
8. We Then Contact You For Pick Up

-Appointments begin at 8:30 am.
-Contact Free Service is available.

*This service may require an overnight stay due to the curing/hardening time of this ceramic coating. We want to avoid prematurely exposing your protection to the elements before it is ready! 

*We do not service lifted Trucks or SUVs. 

$800
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceramic Coatings

What are some of the benefits of a Ceramic Coating?


  • No need to wax the vehicle for the life of the coating, Ceramic coatings create a barrier that is significantly harder, more chemical resistant, and longer lasting than any wax or sealant.
  • Dirt releases easier/faster, the resulting effect is much less time and effort needed to make your vehicle look like it has been freshly detailed.
  • Marring resistance. While NOTHING is *"scratch proof*" some professional grade coatings do make the surface harder than original clear coat, greatly reducing the amount of swirl marks accumulated over time versus a non-ceramic coated vehicle with proper washing and drying techniques.
  • Excellent gloss and aesthetic appeal. Our clients love having their vehicles Ceramic Coated, they still get compliments about the car having a \"just detailed look\" after a simple wash.
  • Ceramic coatings provide excellent protection against harmful UV rays and chemicals far beyond any wax or sealant.




What are some of the downsides of a Ceramic Coating?


  • Up front cost. While a Ceramic Coating may provide many benefits, the upfront cost is prohibitive to some. However, when calculating a prospective clients time, energy, product expense, or the cost of having a detailer wax or seal a vehicle 2-4x per year, the cost of a ceramic coating can be significantly less over the life of a vehicle.




Ceramic Coating Misconceptions


  • Ceramic Coatings, like any other surface on a car, are susceptible to water spotting from hard minerals induced by many of our water sources, including acid rain. Washing the vehicle in the shade, early mornings, or late in the evenings in hot climates does help. Using good quality microfiber towels, a leaf blower or air compressor to help dry the vehicle quickly can help as well. Water spotting can be removed safely from most coatings but are not covered under any known coating warranty or guarantee as they are preventable.
  • Ceramic coatings can still be scratched and swirled. While some coatings do provide a measurable degree of hardness vs. factory clear coat. No Ceramic Coating or any other known automotive protection is scratch proof.




Ceramic Coating After-Care Instructions


After-Care instructions are include d with very Ceramic Coating in the form of a "Do Not Wash" tag. This tag is meant to be hung on your rear view mirror anytime your vehicle visits a different automotive service center. The last thing we want to see is your vehicles finish water spotted due to improper washing/drying methods. For now check out this illustration...Feel free to screenshot the imag e for later use!




What about having a Clear Bra added to the vehicle, should I have this applied before or after the ceramic coating, and does the ceramic coating work on it?


We recommend having any film products applied to your vehicle prior to having the ceramic coating applied. Not all Ceramic Coatings can be applied to paint protection film, however our coatings are PPF compatible.




How does a Ceramic Coating work?


A Ceramic Coating is a liquid polymer which bonds to the surface of your car, creating a long-term layer of protectionr on top of your paint. Professional Coatings are hard, thick and translucent...very similar to the appearance of glass. The Coating semi-permanently attaches to your car’s paint. The thickness of the coating gives the car a deep glossy appearance. It is applied by hand to the exterior of your car, covering it entirely, acting as a sacrificial layer of protection sealing your vehicle from the elements. Check out the video below from our partners at SB3 Coatings for a more detailed look at the science behind Ceramic Coatings!





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