Your car is an investment. If you want to keep it looking brand new and shiny all while protecting the paint surface, ceramic coatings are an ideal solution. But how do you know which one to choose? There are tons of types of coatings available and many installation options available on the market, but for the best protection against the elements, Feynlab ceramic coating products are the way to go.
Here’s how to pick the right ceramic coating for your car to protect its value and image for years to come.
What is a Ceramic Coating
When it comes to preserving the exterior of your vehicle, there are plenty of choices in front of you. One of the most revolutionary advancements in auto detailing has been the introduction of ceramic coating. Ceramic car coats are made up of silica and titanium dioxide, which, when combined, form a shield over the surface of the car, making it water repellent and incredibly durable. The protective shield defends against insect acids, road salt, UV exposure, oxidation, bird droppings, minor scratches, and other environmental factors that could damage your car’s paint job.
Unlike waxes or sealants, which offer less protection and wear off quickly, the ceramic coating offers superior protection.
Understand Ceramic Coating Terminology
Let’s be honest, car talk is an entirely different language. Ultra hydrophobic? 9H hardness? The first thing you’ll need to know when choosing the best ceramic coating is the words people use in the industry. Here are a few key terms you’re likely to come across when selecting a coating:
Ceramic coatings infuse onto the existing paint’s clear coat so that when it cures, it provides a smooth, microscopic layer that seals away any existing imperfections. The hardness refers to the level of scratch resistance and longevity of the product. The hardness scale is determined by running a pencil across the surface, going from 0 to 9, with 9H being the hardest. Additionally, products with long-lasting hardness typically stay adhered to the paint’s surface for over two years.
Many people choose to get the ceramic coating for the gloss effects just as much as the scratch resistance. The layer the provides the gloss is actually hardened glass which reflects the sunlight, creating shiny, crystal, and 3D deep appearance. Shiny is most often associated with a “wet” look that shines under neon lights. Crystal gloss is said to have a prism effect whereas a 3D deep appearance makes the paint look deep and rich.
A good ceramic coating can protect a vehicle better than just with paint alone. The surface defends against natural elements like harsh UV rays and corrosion from animal waste. If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle at high speeds, like on the highway, the protective layer can help prevent cracks, scratches, and chips that occur as the result of rocks and debris getting kicked up. Additionally, the hydrophobic properties mean that the vehicle becomes water repellent, which helps to reduce dirt debris and bug splatters from sticking to the paint.
Professional Ceramic Coating Installation vs DIY
To install the ceramic coating, you can either trust a professional to get the job done or do it yourself. When you choose the professional installation route, you get a commercial-grade product that has a more involved application process and takes longer to cure. For prep work and installation, you can expect to pay a decent chunk of change, depending on the type and extent of the coating, but the money is well worth the peace of mind.
On the other hand, there are some DIY options available on the market that are not as concentrated but offer similar results. Using an applicator, microfiber towel, and a buffer, the average car owners can coat their own car with success. However, this route is best left to those with some history in auto detailing since many of the cheap ceramic coatings on the market buyers should steer clear from.
Choosing the Right Feynlab Coating for Your Car
If you’re looking to improve the depth and shine of your vehicle while increasing the exterior’s defenses against minor blemishes, Feynlab has the perfect coating for you. With the Self Heal Plus, Self Heal Lite, Ceramic, and specialty ceramic coatings, your vehicle is covered. Beyond just protecting the exterior of your car, secure your investment by using the textile, leather, wheel, and caliper treatments that are designed to protect every inch of your car.
At Modern Image, we offer exceptional paint protection, coating, graphics, and tinting services to improve your driving experience and protect your vehicle for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about Feynlab ceramic coating or speak with one of our experienced technicians about the process!