Are you willing to risk your favourite electronic devices with useless protections that don’t even make them look good? 

Welcome folks to another epic informational guide about ceramic coatings for electronic devices! 

In today’s article we will analyse what is ceramic coating, what exactly does it do, outline some general uses and of course how can this amazing protection help you shield your electronics for a really long time, while keeping its original badass looks.

What Is Ceramic Coating?​

What is ceramic coating?

A ceramic coating, commonly known as nano coating or nanoceramic coating is a type of surface protection that once is applied and cured, it provides hydrophobic and protective abilities for an extended period of time.

The nanoceramic coating bonds with your surface by penetrating its microscopic pores and forms an ultra-thin, semi-permanent transparent layer of protection able to repel liquids and contaminants with ease, while preventing scratches and other minor damages.

It is a liquid polymer solution made by nanotechnology scientists, while its formula is infused with two basic ingredients and divided in three main categories.

The two basic ingredients of the formula are:

  1. SiO2 (Commonly known as Silicon-Dioxide)
  2. TiO2 (Commonly known as Titanium-Dioxide)

And the three main categories are:

  1. Resin
  2. Additives
  3. Solvents
Ceramic Coating For Dummies Explanation
Nano coating is a liquid protection that is stored in a bottle and when you apply it on a surface, it forms an invisible layer that prevents minor scratches, makes it waterproof and last for years.
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What does a ceramic coating do?

The real question here is what a nano coating can’t do and believe me, there are only three things. On the other hand, there are lots of benefits on applying a nanocerramic coating, such as UV protection, fire-resistance and many more. You can ready our detailed guide on the benefits of applying a ceramic coating if you want more info. 

However, let’s break down some of the most important benefits of a nano coating:

  • It prevents scratches and minor damages: Thanks to the TiO2 percentages, the nano coating is  able to deflect and prevent minor damages, while shielding your surfaces from aesthetic-destructive scratches.
  • It makes your surfaces hydrophobic: Thanks to the SiO2 percentages, a ceramic coated surface is able to repel all sorts of liquids and contaminants, while the cleaning the electronic device requires only a simple wipe with a wet cloth.
  • A protection that lasts: A standard hard case for a mobile phone or a laptop lasts for 1-2 years max. and most of the times, it doesn’t even look good. With a nano coating your devices will be protected all the time for at least 5 years.
  • It can be pretty cheap: If you don’t want to go with the Pro method which costs a lot of coin, you can always go and pick up a DIY kit, which by the way are awesome.

Let's outline some general uses

10 years ago nobody knew about ceramic coatings, except for those who engineered it.

Today, nano coatings are used in almost every available surface on the planet, while some of  the most common uses of this protection are in:

  • Automotives
  • Marines
  • Textiles
  • Aviation
  • Marble & Stone
  • Wood
  • Exhausts

In a matter of fact, we’ve got informational guides for every single one of them in case you want to learn more.

ceramic coating for mobile devices

We all love our mobile phones and some of us love more their amazing smart tablets, but isn’t it a waste of money if you throw 1k for an iPad Pro and damage it wearing a poorly-made case? 

And regardless of the poor protection, you want to see the shiny apple logo of your brand new iPhone, but these “protection cases” always hide it!

I mean, you spend 20-30 bucks for a protection that doesn’t work as expected and hides the best aesthetics of your new mobile device.

If that’s not a waste of money then what is?

There is a funny topic that you should totally check on Reddit about how do people scratch their phones. It’s hilarious! 

Anyhow, instead of giving 30$ for a chinese hard case you can spend a little bit more and buy a DIY nano coating kit which offers you titan-like protection that lasts for at least 5 years and the best part is that will never need to hide the beautiful design of your device again.

Take notice though, the ceramic protection is suggested only for the back of your devices, not for the touch screen! 

If you accidentally apply it on your screen you may have problems with the touch control. 

We do not take any responsibility of your misapplication.

So, for the sake of your device, apply it only on the back and be careful to gently buff the camera. If you forget to buff it after the application it’ll have a cloudy-looking effect and your pictures will be foggy, not crystal clear.

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and what about Laptops?

I lately bought a new MacBook Pro and i was trying to find a case to protect it, but later on i though “what better protection than a ceramic protection”.  

So, i ordered a DIY kit and applied it on the back of my laptop, basically in all aluminum parts and believe me it works like a charm.

All these minor scratches that make our laptops look like shit are over and the resale value is at its peak!

Of course i didn’t risk it by coating my screen, but all the other parts were coated flawlessly. 

Technically, if your screen is not touch controlled you can coat it.

My personal opinion, which is of course validated by the manufacturers of ceramic coatings is that the best possible protection for all your surfaces is a nanoceramic protection. 

how to apply ceramic coating on electronic devices

If you are determined to apply a nano coating on your electronic devices then follow our instructions down below.

First of all, you must gather your supplies:

  • Nitrile Gloves
  • DIY Ceramic Coating Kit
  • Masking Tapes
  • Some Microfiber Towels
  • Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA)
Next up is the application process:
  1. Wear the nitrile gloves
  2. Spray the selected parts  of your electronic device with the IPA and wipe it with a microfiber towel. If the towel leaves some “hairs” behind use a leather towel.
  3. Cover the parts you do not want to coat with the masking tape.
  4. Open the DIY kit, take out the application sponge and the application cloth.
  5. Place the application cloth properly in the application sponge. You can see how to do that by reading the manufacturer’s manual.
  6. Apply some drops of the ceramic coating on the application cloth.
  7. Start applying the nano coating in a crisscross pattern on the selected area.
  8. Once you finish, wait for 5 minutes and then gently buff the coated surface with a microfiber towel. 
After you’re done with the application, do not touch the coated surfaces for at least a day and do not scratch, hit, wet or anything else for at least a weak. 

You can use your device after 24 hours.

Attention: Do not coat the screen and if it’s possible the rear camera!

let's wrap it up

Ceramic coating your electronic devices is a genius idea, especially for those who seek a next-level type of protection.

Yes, you give a little bit of extra coin but you guarantee a 5-year fully titan shielded, hydrophobic and shiny device.

We would suggest that you follow our instructions by letter, in order to avoid misapplication and always keep in mind that if you apply the coating in the wrong way, you won’t be able to remove it after and the reason why is because you can’t use a polisher on your phone or laptop. Maybe with chemicals, but we can’t guarantee you a safe result.

That’s it for tonight folks!

Hope you liked our article and if you find it helpful, please share it with your friends and leave us a feedback down below. 

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Constantine Stephan

Constantine Stephan is the Founder and Chief Editor of Nanex.

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