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What is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is a liquid polymer applied to the exterior surfaces of a vehicle. When applied, it bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a protective layer. Unlike waxes or sealants, ceramic coating provides a durable and long-lasting solution to protect your car’s paint.

Why Ceramic Coating is Essential

  1. Protection from Environmental Contaminants

Ceramic coating forms a protective layer that shields your car’s paint from various environmental contaminants such as bird droppings, tree sap, and acid rain. These contaminants can damage the paint over time, leading to repairs. With ceramic coating, your car’s surface is protected, reducing the risk of damage.

  1. UV Protection

Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause the paint on your vehicle to oxidize, leading to fading and dullness. Ceramic coating provides a layer of UV protection, preventing oxidation and keeping your car looking newer for longer.

  1. Hydrophobic Properties

One of the standout features of ceramic coating is its hydrophobic properties. This means that water, along with any dirt or grime, will bead up and roll off the surface rather than sticking to it. This makes your car easier to clean and maintain, as dirt and grime have a harder time adhering to the surface.

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  1. Enhanced Gloss

Ceramic coating enhances the gloss and shine of your car’s paint, giving it a polished look. This not only improves the overall appearance of your vehicle but also adds to its value.

  1. Scratch Resistance

While ceramic coating won’t make your car completely scratch-proof, it does add a layer of protection that can help reduce the impact of minor scratches and swirl marks. This means that your car’s paint is better protected from everyday wear and tear.

The Process of Applying Ceramic Coating

Preparation

Before applying the ceramic coating, the vehicle must be thoroughly cleaned and prepped. This includes washing and decontaminating the surface to remove any dirt, grime, or previous waxes and sealants. Any paint correction needed to remove existing scratches or swirl marks is also performed during this stage.

Application

The ceramic coating is carefully applied in small sections to ensure even coverage. It is then left to cure and bond with the paint. This curing process can take several hours, depending on the specific product used and environmental conditions.

Curing

After application, the coating needs time to fully cure. This curing period allows the coating to bond properly with the paint, providing maximum protection and durability.

Maintenance of Ceramic Coating

While ceramic coating reduces the need for frequent washing and waxing, regular maintenance is still required to keep your car in top condition. Here are some tips for maintaining your ceramic-coated vehicle:

– Regular Washing: Use a pH-neutral car shampoo and a microfiber wash mitt to gently clean the surface. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials.

– Drying: Always dry your car with a clean microfiber towel to prevent water spots.

– Avoid Automatic Car Washes: Automatic car washes can be abrasive and may damage the ceramic coating. Hand washing is recommended.

– Periodic Inspections: Regularly inspect your vehicle for any signs of wear or damage to the coating and address them promptly.

Why Choose Done N Dusted Detailing for Ceramic Coating?

At Done n Dusted Detailing, we specialize in professional ceramic coating applications. Our team is trained to provide service, ensuring your car receives the best protection possible. We use high-quality ceramic coating products and follow a detailed application process to deliver lasting results.

Ceramic coating is an investment in your vehicle’s longevity and appearance. Trust Done N Dusted Detailing to provide the expertise and care needed to protect your car’s paint and keep it looking its best. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our ceramic coating services.

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