Ceramic Coating & Paint Correction
At Island Detail we exclusively partnered with EPIC Ceramic Coatings, which are designed for the ultimate vehicle finish. This specially formulated coating provides years of protection and the industry’s highest gloss finish. When professionally installed, the EPIC Ceramic system will bond with the vehicle’s clear coat to create a durable, hydrophobic surface.
This coating will prevent dirt, water spots, and contaminants from adhering to paint, prolonging the life and ease of cleaning for any vehicle. This system will change the way you care for your vehicle, while adding value and longevity.
To give your car a better than new shine and protect it from the elements for years to come, we employ a multi-step process to clean your vehicle, correct scratches and swirl marks in the paint, then protect it with a high gloss ceramic coating.
Everything begins with a hand wash and hand dry of your vehicle, then a full clay bar treatment. This takes care of all of the industrial fallout and other nastiness that has been sitting on your clear coat for years. When this is done we assess the quality of the underlying paint and decide how much paint correction your vehicle needs to look like new again. Some cars will require none, and other will require multiple passes taking up to an entire day to complete. That is why the prices above have a range, and we will quote you the exact cost once we see your vehicle in person.
Polishing your vehicle from bumper to bumper will help remove all of the swirls, scratches, and orange peel that gives you a rough surface and hinders that factory quality shine. Once we smooth out that clear coat with a graduated series of polishes, buffing every square inch, your vehicle will be looking even better than it did from the factory.
Now that the paint is perfect, it is time to seal it in and protect it for years. We coat the entire vehicle in EPIC ceramic coating, making an extremely strong barrier between the elements and your paint that is Hydrophobic (so water slips right off), protecting from small scratches and swirls, and has a high gloss shine like you have never seen before. There is no product in our shop that has turned heads quite like this, you really do have to see it to believe it!
Ceramic Coating FAQ
Do I Need An Appointment?
It is best to give us a call ahead. We can often get you in on the same day, or make a plan that fits your schedule, so just give us a call when you are ready to book. Contact Us Here.
* Are there ever extra fees?
The prices quoted above include full paint correction, which removes all swirls and superficial scratches, but if a vehicle is very badly damaged, the paint correction may be impossible, or may require a surcharge. If this is the case we will tell you before your vehicle is booked in. Don’t worry, there won’t be any surprises!
How long does it take?
Generally speaking, 2 days is enough time. We need a day for paint correction, and another day for the ceramic coating to cure before your vehicle is safe for the road again. If your paint needs extensive paint correction it could take longer, but that would be out of the ordinary.
How long does it last?
EPIC ceramic coating will give you a showroom shine for between 2-5 years, depending on the road conditions, weather, and maintenance schedule you adhere to.
What does it protect against?
Ceramic Coating will help you:
- Protect Against Uv Damage / Oxidization
- Protect Against Chemical Stains And Etching
- Increase Your Ease Of Cleaning
- Enhance Your Vehicle’s Shine
What does it NOT protect against?
Ceramic coating is extremely important for the protection of your vehicle. The only things it can’t do are:
- Eliminate The Danger Of Scratches, Swirl Marks, Or Rock Chips (But it does help)
- Eliminate The Risk Of Water Spotting (You Still Need To Clean It, It Is Just Way Easier)
- Eliminate The Need To Wash It (You Gotta Wash It, But It’ll Be So Easy Now)