Ceramic Coatings Vs. Wax
Ceramic protectants (coatings) provide a much higher durability than wax. They resist heat, UV rays, environmental contaminants & harsh detergents much better than wax.
Wax on the other hand simply sits on top of the paint’s surface. It does not create the chemical bond like we find with ceramic coatings.
The gloss on your car will pop more with a ceramic coating and provide protection from chemical stains and etching.
How long will it last?
With proper care and maintenance, a layer of ceramic coating will keep your car looking new for two to five years. .
Do not wash your car for 7 days after ceramic coating application.
Ceramic coatings take a while to cure and provide the necessary protection to your paintwork. A ceramic coating is quite a considerable investment, and unless you want to wash it all down the drain, you should not wash your car for at least a week after its application. This time allows the ceramic coating to cure properly.
Wash your car every one to two weeks.
An automated car wash uses brushes to clean your car. These brushes may cause damage to your ceramic coating, which will eventually degrade it. If you have to go to a car wash, go to a touchless car wash.
- Do not wash your car in direct sunlight.
- Use a dedicated car wash product.
- Wash the car from top to down, one section at a time.
- Use the two bucket method; one for washing and one for rinsing.
- Use different bucket and mitts to clean the wheels.
- Do not airdry your car. Instead, use a clean microfiber towel to dry your ceramic coated surface.
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3 Benefits of Ceramic Coating
Your car will be easier to clean.
While ceramic coating will repel water, debris and other elements, you will still have to clean your car. However, it will be easier due to the fact that the coating prevents those elements from bonding to your vehicle.
You don't have to wax your car anymore.
A ceramic coating works as a protective layer for your car’s paint - similar to car wax or sealant but designed to last longer. Ceramic coating does everything that waxing your vehicle does, plus more, therefore it’s not necessary to wax any longer.
You will save money.
The cost to get ceramic coating is more expensive up front, but will save you money in the long run. No more need for waxes and paying for damage that could've been prevented.
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