5 Reasons to Go Ceramic
We think the benefits of a ceramic coating far outweigh the costs – here are 5 reasons why.
If you’re the proud owner of a new vehicle, or a proud owner of any vehicle, you might often find yourself thinking about the best way to protect the exterior. Maintaining your vehicle’s showroom-like shine often feels like an uphill battle, as you are constantly having to contend with environmental contaminants, accidental damage, and wear-and-tear.
A good coat of carnauba wax is the traditional method of protecting your vehicle, and wax has served many of us well for decades. However, automotive wax falls short in many ways that we have had no choice but to learn to accept – until now.
Ceramic coatings are taking the market by storm, as they pick up the slack where traditional wax and sealants fell behind. Keep reading to learn what ceramic coatings have to offer and how to decide if they are right for your vehicle, and click here to learn about the ceramic coating service offered at Island Detail & Color.
1. More Protection
Compared to a ceramic coating, wax is soft and vulnerable to chemical and UV damage. Ceramic coatings are the only protective layer that will effectively shield your car from solar fading and damage.
Ceramic coatings also have unprecedented hydrophobic properties, thereby repelling water and dirt far better than any alternative. The ability to repel water also shields your paint from chemical damage caused by acid rain, acidic bird droppings, and industrial fallout.
The hardness of ceramic coatings will protect your car from minor scuffs and scratches that would otherwise penetrate the soft layer of wax. With a ceramic coating, your paint job will last longer and be easier to maintain.
2. Repel Water, Dirt, and Mud
When we ask most of our customers their #1 reasons for choosing a ceramic coating, the answer is usually “hydrophobicity”. The way that ceramic coatings repel water, dirt, and mud is amazing.
Ceramic coatings repel water by forming a hard and smooth surface onto which water can not adhere. Water will roll off your car the way it does off a brand new rain jacket. Your car will stay cleaner and look better for longer.
3. Easy Cleaning
Some people think that a ceramic coating will let them off the hook for washing their vehicle. This is untrue – to get the best finish and properly maintain your coating, you still need to wash your vehicle. The difference is that washing will be easier than ever.
Due to the fact that water and other substances will be unable to form a bond with your vehicle’s surface, you won’t need any scrubbing to get your car perfectly clean. Your vehicle will look good as new in a fraction of the time.
4. Say Goodbye to Waxing
Has anyone else ever aggravated elbow tendonitis from waxing their car? Imagine getting all the benefits of a perfect wax job, plus more, without having to do the Karate Kid wax-on-wax-off dance every few weeks.
Not only will you save time and energy, a ceramic coating lasts for YEARS, so you get peace of mind knowing that your car is properly protected.
5. Cost Effectiveness
Upfront, ceramic coatings cost more than a wax. However, the benefits outweigh the costs if you consider the long term perspective.
When you consider the cost of repairing the types of damage that your car may sustain if it wasn’t protected by a ceramic coating, the comparison is obvious.
Go to the Experts
As incredible as ceramic coatings are, they are only as good as the people that apply them. Most of the work for a ceramic coating is done before we even think about opening a bottle of coating, so it’s crucial to bring your vehicle to a shop that is experienced in paint work.
No one on the Island has the experience and dedication to match Island Detail & Color, so when it’s time for your ceramic coating, just give us a call.