Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen videos on social media sites that show a car being splashed with a bucket of mud which practically runs right off without leaving a mark. While some are skeptical of these results, others have had their curiosities piqued and are ready to learn about the protective value of car ceramic coatings.
Adding a ceramic coating to your vehicle is similar to adding new stain to your wooden deck. The purpose of staining the deck is to keep the wood looking new, repel water and add an additional layer of protection. Similarly, when you add a ceramic coating to your vehicle, it repels water, keeps it shiny for longer than if you applied a wax coating, and protects the paint from accumulating dust, dirt, and debris.
As mentioned above and demonstrated in countless YouTube videos, a car with a ceramic coating protects the surface of your car by making it nearly impossible for rain water to accumulate, for snow to stick, or for mud to stay on the car. The coating will not be dislodged by external forces, meaning it will last for years—compared to months on your last wax job.
Lastly, car ceramic coatings protect your car’s paint from damage caused by the sun that can lead to oxidation. If you want to keep that shiny, right-off-the-lot feel, a car ceramic coating may be for you.
Myths of Ceramic Coatings
Ceramic coatings do a lot to protect your car, but it is important to note that they don’t make it bulletproof. There will still be dings and dents that accidentally happen, birds that have good aim, and careless shoppers who ram their carts into your car. Ceramic coatings are not scratch proof, nor do they last forever, but they do protect the paint and enhance the overall look and feel of the vehicle.
If you have any questions about car ceramic coatings, please contact us today at Prime Time Mobile Detailing. We can help make the interior of your car look great too! Call today to learn more or schedule your appointment!