You are probably wondering, is there any possibility that someone who writes all the time about ceramic coatings, will say something bad about them? – In short, yes.
There a lot of things a 9H ceramic coating can’t do, but there are also many things that it can.
So, is ceramic coating good for your car? – With my eyes closed, definitely.
Nano coatings protect your surfaces from all sorts of dangers, such as:
- Minor Scratches
- UV Rays
- Acid Rain
- Extreme Heat
Both DIY and Professional-Grade nanoceramic coatings have the same features, except lifespan and durability. There are three key differences between a DIY and a Pro-Grade:
- A Pro-Grade can be applied more than once (Multiple Layers).
- A Pro-Grade requires a professional installer.
- Professional-Grade’s lifespan is extremely longer than DIY’s
The reason why professional-grade nano coatings are better than DIYs is that they are more concentrated, while their formula is a lot more sophisticated.
Despite the quality, the experience of the professional installer, the lifespan and durability of a nano-coated vehicle, there are some reasons why applying a ceramic coating on your car is a brilliant idea.
Top 5 Reasons Why A Ceramic Coating Is Good For Your Car
There are a lot of things that a nano coating can do. Without further ado, let’s dive into the “real business” of this article. Below are the 5 top reasons why applying a nanoceramic coating on your car is the best thing you can do to protect it:
- Shields Your Painted Surfaces: They key reason why a car owner selects a nano coating as his paint protection, is because it offers amazing protective abilities that prevent damages and oxidation. The titan-like hardness of a cured 9H ceramic coating will shield your painted surfaces from all sorts of dangers, and withstand for an extended period of time.
- They Prevent Minor-Scratches: Ceramic coatings are graded by the Pencil Scale Test, which determines how resistant is a coating to scratches using a shard object. The ranges are from 0 being the softest and 10 being the hardest. To this day, scientists have developed nanoceramic coatings with a grade of 9. So, is it good to have a semi-permanent protection that prevents minor scratches and its hardness grade is close to diamond’s? – Hell yeah!
- Protection from Natural Elements: Nanoceramic coatings are doing an astonishing job at shielding vehicles from natural elements that cause oxidation, premature aging, swirling, and marring. Once the coating cures, it forms a transparent protective layer that prevents damages from natural elements, while repelling liquids and contaminants.
- Provides Shine & Enhanced Gloss: As we said before, nano coatings prevent damages from natural elements, such as UV rays, oxidation, corrosion, stains, scratches, while produces an amazing gloss that lasts for a really long time.
- Repels Liquids & Contaminants: Thanks to the hydrophobic effect, which is basically provided by the SiO2, nanoceramic coatings can repel all kinds of liquids, either natural or chemical, while dirt, debris, or other contaminants are easily removed with a simple rinse.
Applying a ceramic coating is a great way to protect your vehicle’s paint, prevent scratches, oxidation, and stains, while maintaining it requires a simple washing once every two weeks. Like Avalon King says:
You know that this is just around the corner… Salt and dirt just waiting to have a go at your nice and shiny paint and clear coat… Last call to protect your car while it’s still not too late. #ceramiccoating pic.twitter.com/wRGlD5w3r6
— AvalonKing (@AvalonKing_com) September 26, 2018
Are There Any Drawbacks?
Before you start spending a lot of coin, it’s crucial to understand the upsides and downsides. This includes discovering the drawbacks. To be honest, the biggest drawbacks of a professional-grade ceramic coating are the warranty packages, the lifespan, and that you’ll need a professional installer to apply to you a pro-grade coating.
DIYs don’t have drawbacks, except their short lifespan in comparison with a pro-grade.
Some packages offer shorter warranties, while others have a lifetime of insurance.
Some of the most common warranty packages are:
- 6 Month Warranty Package
- 2 Year Warranty Package
- 5 Year Warranty Package
- Lifetime Warranty Package
Do Ceramic Coatings Lower My Car’s Resale Value?
Of course not. As a matter of fact, a ceramic-coated will only increase the sale value. Coating a vehicle, provides an amazing nano-protective layer that eliminates the chances of damage while providing UV resistance and destructive oxidation.
The ceramic paint protection allows the vehicle’s original paint to remain as perfect as you once bought it but better looking. If you want to get the best out of your resell, then a nanoceramic coating is the thing you were looking for.
Are All Nano Coatings The Same?
There are no All-In-One legit solutions. However, some DIY ceramic coatings have entered the market in recent years. Don’t get me wrong, some of these products are genuinely good and will help many people with older vehicles provide a little bit of protection against the natural elements. Besides that, there are certain high-quality nanoceramic coatings in these categories – so be careful.
The most common types of ceramic coating products out there today:
- The first level of nanocoatings is spray coating while a 16oz bottle costs about 35$. They are infused with a 20% of SiO2, which is responsible for the bonding that happens on your vehicle’s surface. If the application process is done properly, they last for about four to six months.
- The second level of ceramic coatings is the DIYs. Basically, they are diluted nanocoatings that have been designed for consumers to apply them on their own with ease. They require some prep work, and the results are great, but the outcome totally depends on your work.
- The third and final level of ceramic coatings is the professional-grade nano coatings. These must always be applied by professional installers and require unique prep work, precise application, and must stay indoors for at least 24 hours.
So, is ceramic good for your car? Abso-freaking-lutely yes.
Ceramic coatings protect your vehicle 24/7, 365 days a year. They prevent damages from natural elements, chemicals, and many more, without decreasing the overall resale value.
We don’t recommend applying a 9H nano-coating only because they offer titan-like protection, but because they last. Fo real guys (or girls), they last for a seriously long time.
If you think this article was helpful, please share it with your friends and spread the word that nanoceramic coatings, is and it will be the best paint protection they can find!
Till next time – Nanex out.