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Ceramic Coatings Explained: What Is It & How It Benefits Your Car

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

You get a new vehicle. You want the car to look like you just bought it. You carefully wash it regularly, spend hours applying a coat of wax. But, in just a couple months, you're buying more wax and spending more time cleaning & waxing it.

Despite the hours of time & money you spend on cleaning & waxing your car, you start to see grime & damage. Swirl marks show on the paint, stains appear, and dirt & water stick to your vehicle.

So, now you're looking for a more permanent solution. A solution that will make your car look like you just drove it off the dealership day in and day out with only regular maintenance. A one-time solution to protect against the constant paint chipping, oxidation, and UV damage. The answer is in ceramic coatings. It is applied and allows you to forget about that maintenance for years to come.

What Is Ceramic Coating?

A Ceramic Coating, such as Opti-Coat Pro, is a liquid polymer solution, applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle, that chemically bonds with the vehicle's paint, creating a layer of protection.

This coating creates a permanent bond with the vehicle's paint so that it does not wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months.

The Benefits of Ceramic Coating

Repel rain, mud, and dirt. The glossy finish that ceramic coating gives makes rain, mud, and dirt bead up and fall off. It is particularly important to note the benefit of this in Oklahoma due to the year-round storms.

Prevent UV damage, rust, and oxidization. Parking your car outside in the sun will contribute to rust & oxidation of the paint, along with damage from the sun's UV rays. The ceramic coating protects your car's paint from the dull appearance and fading that comes with UV damage, rust & oxidation.

Saves time & money, no more waxing your vehicle. Keep your vehicle always looking shiny & waxed, without having to reapply wax every few months. You'll have more time and money with a car that is easier to keep clean!

Improved protection. Because ceramic coatings bond to the paint of your vehicle, it is the first line of defense against scratches, contaminants, and swirl marks. It protects the paint by acting as a shield, taking the damage instead of the car's paint eroding.

Glossy finish & enhances the look of paintwork. Who doesn't want a car with a glossy finish to make it look new for years to come? The ceramic coating adds a unique gloss and depth into the car's paint, therefore giving it a glossy look and bringing out the best of the original paint job.

Long Term Durability. Whether its a paint coating or a wax coating, it will only get you a few months or up to 3 years of coverage. Ceramic coatings, on the other hand, last 5-7 years and often come with a warranty.

What Type of Ceramic Coating Is The Best?

At Executive Auto Detail, we offer and use Opti-Coat Pro & Opti-Coat Pro Plus. We chose this brand because of its expertise in ceramic coatings & auto care products.

The difference between Opti-Coat Pro & Opti-Coat Pro Plus can be seen below, with quotes from the manufacturer's website:

Opti-Coat Pro

"A hard-wearing, ceramic clear coat for superior resistance to scratching (9H) and protection from chemical etching due to environmental impacts."

Opti-Coat Pro Plus

"Opti-Coat Pro+ delivers even more gloss and slickness, while still maintaining the same chemical structure that has made it renowned as the ultimate protective ceramic paint coating."

Save yourself time & money by giving Executive Auto Detail a call today!

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