Your vehicle is not just a mode of transportation; it's a significant investment that you'd naturally want to protect. One of the most effective ways to do this is through ceramic coating. This blog post aims to provide you with a comprehensive guide on what ceramic coating is, its benefits, and how to go about applying it to your vehicle.
What is Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. It chemically bonds with the factory paint, creating a protective layer on top. Unlike traditional waxes and sealants, ceramic coating offers a more durable and long-lasting solution for protecting your car's exterior.
Why Opt for Ceramic Coating?
Ceramic coatings can last for years, offering a long-term solution for keeping your car's exterior in pristine condition. It provides a strong, protective surface that can withstand a variety of environmental contaminants like water, dirt, and road salts.
The coating enhances the depth and clarity of your car's paint, giving it a consistently clean and shiny appearance. It also makes cleaning easier, as dirt and grime are less likely to stick to the surface.
Exposure to UV rays can cause oxidation and fading of your car's paint. Ceramic coating offers UV protection, thereby reducing the risk of your car's paint fading over time.
While the initial cost may seem high, the long-lasting nature of ceramic coating makes it a cost-effective solution in the long run. It reduces the frequency of car washes and eliminates the need for regular waxing.
How to Apply Ceramic Coating
Book an Appointment
The first step in getting a ceramic coating is to book an appointment with a NXT LVL certified professional. This ensures that the application is done correctly and effectively, maximizing the benefits of the coating.
Preparing the Vehicle
Before the coating is applied, the vehicle needs to be thoroughly washed and any existing coatings or waxes must be removed. This ensures that the ceramic coating bonds effectively with the paint.
The ceramic coating is carefully applied by hand, one panel at a time. It's a meticulous process that can take several hours, but the results are well worth it.
After the coating is applied, it's crucial to avoid washing the car for at least a week to allow the coating to fully cure. Regular maintenance, like washing and occasional decontamination, will help prolong the life of the coating.
Ceramic coating is an excellent way to protect your vehicle's exterior while also enhancing its appearance. Its long-lasting, protective, and aesthetic benefits make it a worthwhile investment for any car owner. With proper application and care, your vehicle will look as good as new for years to come.