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Welcome to the Ceramic Coating page, down below you will find professional ceramic coatings specially picked, prepped and installed by us, your local certified installer. We feature SB3's full line of professional grade ceramic coatings.

Scroll down to choose your coating (think about how long you plan to keep your vehicle), and don't forget to look at the ceramic add-on section, chances are we might be able to extend the protection a little further.

New to Ceramic Coatings?

Imagine a Ceramic Coating as a glass shell harder than your vehicles clear coat, made of microscopic particles that form a very fine, thin layer mostly invisible to the eye. Because these particles are so small, when applied to a finish, they seal all the pores making the surface not only extremely hydrophobic (water-repellent), but also resistant to UV, scratches, chemicals, extreme heat, and even our harsh winters (Salt!).

 
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***All of our ceramic coating packages include in the price a detailed hand wash, clay, and iron decontamination bath.

 

A Level 2 Enhancement polish is recommended to add gloss and provide a smooth paint surface. The polishing step is crucial even for new vehicles, doing this ensures the paint is clean, ensuring the coating chemically bonds properly. If you would like to upgrade to a level 2, 3 or 4 paint correction the extra price will be added on. For our warranty we ask that you come back every three to six months for an exterior detail, coating check and a sealant.

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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