Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Ceramic Coating

on 20 Dec 2021 5:14 PM

How Ceramic Coating Installation Helps Protect Your Ride

Do you ever feel like your vehicle is missing something? Like it’s not shining quite as bright as it did the first day you drove it off the lot? No, that’s not your imagination. Paint jobs on vehicles have a way of losing their luster over time. It’s one of the eventual pitfalls of car ownership. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. With ceramic coating installation, you can refresh the look of your ride and have it looking brand-new like it just rolled off the factory line. It also serves as a protective shield between the elements and your vehicle’s paint job.

What Exactly is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating elevates the aesthetic look of your ride while simultaneously protecting it. So, how exactly is that possible? What’s the science behind it? Ceramic coating is a clear, liquid nanoceramic chemical polymer solution that bonds with your vehicle’s paint job. Once it’s applied to the vehicle, the liquid chemical transitions to a rigid, protective structure of nanoceramic glass which will indefinitely protect the vehicle. This means that once you get ceramic coating professionally installed, you never have to worry about touching it up ever again. That’s one of the big reasons why so many drivers love this particular upgrade. It’s also worth noting that ceramic coating is NOT the same thing as car paint protection film. Although ceramic coating provides protection to your paintjob and elevates the overall look, it doesn’t have near the protective qualities of car paint protection film.

What Elements Does Ceramic Coating Protect Against?

This is a question that many drivers ask before pulling the trigger on upgrading. Fortunately, ceramic coating is one of those upgrades that’s a catch-all protectant. It protects against the following:
  • UV rays: Although we love the sun out here in California, UV rays are silent killers when it comes to ruining a car’s paint job. The longer you leave your car in direct sunlight, the more your paint job is going to fade…but not if you have ceramic coating installed.
  • Rust and corrosion: Living by the Pacific Ocean means that we’re subjected to salt and sea spray that can potentially cause our vehicles to rust and corrode. Ceramic coating protects against that as well.
  • Chemicals, liquids, gas, and waste: Ever spill a little gas on your ride while fueling up? Or maybe you’ve had a mishap with a coffee or soda spilling on your car’s paint job. And, of course, nothing ruins the aesthetic of a vehicle quite like bird droppings. The good news is that ceramic coating protects against all that and more. It even holds up against solvents, alkali, and brake fluid.
Other things that ceramic coating protects against include tree sap, harsh weather conditions, bugs, ash, and dust. Anything that comes into contact with your paint job should be easily removed without affecting its quality.

Other Benefits of Ceramic Coating Installation

Beyond the protective and aesthetic qualities, getting ceramic coating installation means that you’ll have to worry less about body maintenance and washing. That’s because the ceramic coating is so slick that things like dirt, dust, and grime have a hard time sticking to it. Ceramic coating also means that you’ll no longer have to wax your vehicle. Think of it this way…the money that you put down on a ceramic coating installation today will eventually be offset by all the money you have on typical washing and waxing. Additionally, maintaining the integrity of your paint job means that your vehicle will retain more of its value when it comes time to sell.

Get Ceramic Coating Installation Today at El Cajon Window Tinting

As we’ve detailed here, ceramic coating isn’t just an upgrade to the style of your ride, it adds a much-needed layer of protection to your paint job. This cost-effective addition to your vehicle will help keep it in pristine condition for years. Here at El Cajon Window Tinting, we can do ceramic coating for Jeeps, trucks, SUVs, sedans, and any other vehicle with a paint job that needs an upgrade. We can also install car paint protection film and vinyl car wraps. Simply contact the pros at El Cajon Window Tinting at 619-988-7048 to speak with a member of our team or visit us in person at 1156 Broadway in El Cajon, California. You can also send us a message through our contact form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.