Few things beat the feeling of driving out of the showroom with a brand new car; it is your reward for the time and money invested in the purchase. You cannot put into words the satin smooth finish of the paint or the new car smell of the interior. The question is; “How do I keep it this way” or “How do I get that luster back”?
Welcome to the world of ceramic coatings! When applied, the ceramic coat forms a chemical bond with the paint creating a clear layer on the surface which is resistant to chemical etching and is hydrophobic as well.
Until recently, teflon coatings were the preferred protection for new cars. Nano-ceramic has changed that. What makes ceramic better than teflon? A teflon coating is a mere .02 microns compared to ceramic that measure up to 2 microns. Considering the average clear coat thickness is less than that of a post-it-note, the additional protection is paramount. Teflon has a durability of 5-6 months while ceramics last years and depending on the coating could be everlasting.
Furthermore, ceramic offers an unparalleled protection against etching from bird droppings, bugs, dust, rust, scratches, swirl marks, and so on. It creates a bond that prevents dirt, bugs, and debris from sticking to the paint, thus making it easier to wash. In short, it makes your vehicle look beautiful and keeps it that way with considerably less effort.
You may ask how is a ceramic coating applied? To begin with, because the ceramic coating will lock in the paint, the surface must be polished and corrected to perfection (yes even a brand new car has its share of imperfections!). Any contaminants, scratches, and swirls are removed. The coating is then hand applied and goes through a curing process. Once it has cured you will have unmatched protection, shine, and gloss for your paint.
So if you just purchased your car or you want to fall in love with it all over again, you should consider a nano-ceramic coating.