Ceramic Coating Q&A
How much does it cost to get your car ceramic coated?
For an exact quote, please contact Armored Clear Bra PPF and we can give you a free, no obligation estimate. We will say that Ceramic coating is far from cheap, but it is well worth it for a fine car. The protective layer of nano ceramic will extend the life of your car's paint job tremendously.
How long does a ceramic coating on a car last?
Depending on the type of ceramic and how thoroughly you perform proper maintenance and upkeep, a nano ceramic coat can potentially last the life of your vehicle! It offers unmatched protection and is far more durable than ordinary vehicle waxing.
Ceramic offers diamond level hardness in a thin, clear, protective layer that has hydrophobic properties. Pretty cool? We think so.
Why is ceramic coating so expensive?
A nano ceramic coat is a highly-engineered paint protection product applied by a trained professional in a controlled environment.
Ceramic is a high-grade product
Most professional ceramic coating products are not even sold to the general public, as the manufacturers want to ensure that their product is applied correctly.
In order to become an officially-recognized applicator of Ceramic Pro, Geyeon, or other high-grade ceramic coating products, a tech must receive appropriate training on use of these professional grade products.
Ceramic coating is an expensive product
Finally, the product itself is quite expensive.
In summary, when you pay good money for a ceramic coat, you're paying for a) the ceramic kit, b) paint correction on your vehicle to remediate swirl marks and microscopic imperfections prior to the ceramic application, c) the labor of the applicator, d) the training and expertise the applicator possesses to get your ceramic car coating perfect, e) the shop overhead.
Is it worth getting a car ceramic coated?
When asking if it's worth it getting a car ceramic coated, the answer is that it really depends on the car. Ceramic coating isn't cheap, so if your car is worth a few hundred dollars, then no, it's not worth it.
On the other hand, for a high-dollar car, ceramic is absolutely worth it.
Given that the condition of a car's finish is a huge aspect of its resale value, ceramic coating for cars can pay for itself many times over when applied to expensive vehicles and subsequently maintained.
Having this durable, diamond-hard layer of protection shields the paint layer from corrosion, UV rays, bird droppings, and other undesirable substances. So yes, for a nice vehicle, a professional grade ceramic spray coating is most certainly worth it.
Can you mess up ceramic coating?
Yes, you can easily mess up ceramic coating, which is why most of the professional grade products are reserved for experts who have completed the manufacturer training for a given product. When it comes to ceramic coating for cars, it's probably not worth attempting it yourself, especially if your car is a nice one.
Can I apply ceramic coating myself?
Attempt DIY coating with ceramic at your own risk. There are so many ways to get a ceramic clear coat wrong, which is why professional applicators are certified via manufacturer trainings.
What happens when ceramic coating wears off?
When a ceramic coating wears off, it will happen very gradually over a long time, until eventually you'll be back down to your car's factory paint clear coat finish. That said, some of the best ceramic coatings are designed to last the life of your vehicle with proper care and upkeep.
How do you maintain ceramic coating?
Each manufacturer will have specific guidelines for maintaining their ceramic car coating. Talk to your ceramic installer after the application process is complete and get detailed upkeep instructions based on the specific product applied to your factory paint.
Does ceramic coating prevent rust?
Ceramic coating is not guaranteed to prevent rust, per se, but it does create an additional layer of protection that's even better than your factory paint sealant. Its hydrophobic properties will bead water off better than anything else, so it certainly reduces the likelihood of rust ever occuring.
Is ceramic coating better than wax?
Ceramic coating is far better than wax. Like wax, it is a hydrophobic coating.
Unlike wax, it contains ceramic nanoparticles that provide an ultrahard additional layer of defense that lasts for a very long time and offers unmatched protection against water spots, harmful UV rays, acidic contaminants, most hazards.
The protective barrier of ceramic is so far beyond that of wax that they're not even comparable. Ceramic really is the ultimate protection.