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What Will Ceramic Coating Prevent?

When new customers walk into Calgary Paint Protection Film, they generally have similar questions about ceramic coating. These questions include:

  • Will ceramic coatings prevent rust?
  • Will ceramic coatings prevent rock chips?
  • Will ceramic coatings prevent swirl marks?
  • Will ceramic coatings prevent scratches?

 Let's make your research about paint protective coatings easier. We answer these key questions outright and provide more details about the benefits of ceramic coatings below.

What is ceramic coating?

 Ceramic coatings, sometimes called nano-coatings, consist of a liquid polymer that molecularly bonds to the paint of cars, forming a protective layer. This layer can last five to 10 years or more, depending on the quality and environmental conditions.

 The coating is thick, transparent, glossy and hard. It looks like a thin layer of glass over the vehicle's paint. It is applied by hand to your vehicle's exterior, from bumper-to-bumper, by experienced professionals for optimum results.

 Benefits of nano-coatings include:

  • Protection against oxidation and UV damage
  • Protection against light scratches and swirl marks
  • Protection against rust
  • Protection against rock chips
  • Long-lasting
  • Enables your car to stay clean longer
  • Makes washing your car easier
  • Gives your car a beautifully glossy appearance

What Nano-Coatings Do for Your Vehicle

 Ceramic coatings bond with the molecular structure of your car's paint. This creates a lasting layer of protection against the environment, elements and foreign objects that typically damage the paint. The coating also protects your car's clear coat, the layer that protects your paint colour.

 Nano-coatings also protect against the sun's damaging UV rays. These rays fade and oxidize your paint, quickly ageing the appearance of your car. The glossy finish of the coating further enhances the paint's appearance while protecting it. At the same time, maintaining your car's finish is easier, just as keeping it clean is less of a chore. Dirt does not stick as easily to the vehicle's surface.

Protection against Scratches and Swirl Marks

 Ceramic coatings help car owners keep their vehicle's paint looking its best for years longer. At the same time, the nano-coating forms a barrier between the car's paint and things that cause damage. While this barrier is thick and hard, it does not provide absolute protection. It does, however, make your vehicle much more resistant to scratches and swirl marks that damage paint.

Protection against Rust

 Professionally applied ceramic coatings create a protective layer against rust by repelling water from the coated vehicles. This coating also keeps water and oxygen, the components that lead to rust, from penetrating your car's metal surfaces.

Protection against Rock Chips

 Nano-coatings are incredibly hard and resilient. But they are not bulletproof. When driving near other vehicles, pebbles and rocks thrown off other cars or trucks can still cause damage. The coating certainly provides a barrier to your paint job. But if the chips break through the coating, it is possible to damage the paint. But with a professionally applied coating, you have an extra layer of protection against rock chips that will greatly improve your paint's odds of remaining rock chip-free.

 You can upgrade your vehicle's ability to deflect rock chip damage by adding a first layer of paint protection film (PPF) beneath nano-coating. Many vehicle owners combine the pliability of PPF with the hard nano-coating to improve the quality of rock chip protection and deflection, particularly in areas with many gravel surfaces.

Long-Lasting Protection

 Ceramic coatings provide great protection for many years. This is particularly true when you compare the resilience of these coatings to more temporary layers, such as waxes and sealants. The best waxes and sealants only protect your paint for between two and six months. But your properly installed and maintained nano-coating will protect your paint for years.

A Longer Lasting Clean

 There are few paint coatings available on the market that can enable your vehicle to repel dirt and other debris, as well as ceramic coatings. Having a nano-coating on your car provides an incredibly smooth surface, filling in clear coat imperfections and levelling the surface. This makes it difficult for dirt to stick to the vehicle. As a result, your car requires washing less often and looks great for a longer period after washing.

Easier Cleaning and Maintenance

 With ceramic coatings, vehicles stay clean for much longer, as stated above. At the same time, when you must wash your vehicle, this work is much easier. Dirt rinses away without as much effort because of the super-smooth surface of the coating. In turn, your car washing and exterior maintenance work are much faster and less strenuous, also using less soap and water.

Provides a Glossy Appearance

 Ceramic coatings provide paint jobs with a glossy shine and deeper intensity. This long-lasting shine does not require waxing, buffing or sealing. Your vehicle attracts less dirt as well, making its glossy appearance more sustainable throughout the coating's lifetime.

No Wax Required

 Although ceramic coatings and car waxes have some benefits in common, these are very different materials. Ceramic coatings are more durable and thicker than car waxes. They are permanent finishes that last years with much greater resistance to chemicals and scratches. Waxes are temporary, lasting only two to six months in the best circumstances and not providing the same resistance to chemicals.

 Nano-coatings also have higher heat tolerance, making the ceramic resistant to melting from the vehicle's surface in even the hottest of direct sunlight. Wax can melt off in the right conditions.

Making the Right Decision for Your Vehicle's Protection

 It is important that you understand the legitimate benefits and drawbacks before investing in any long-term product associated with your vehicle. Above, we provide correct information about ceramic coatings and what you can expect for your car. Of course, it is also important to talk to your local ceramic coating experts, the people who apply these protective coatings for customers every single day. As you compare costs and shop around for the best customer service, ask them for their input on the following questions:

  • Will ceramic coatings prevent rust?
  • Will ceramic coatings prevent rock chips?
  • Will ceramic coatings prevent swirl marks?
  • Will ceramic coatings prevent scratches?