CERAMICS MADE SIMPLE.
FROM THE EXPERTS AT SURF CITY GARAGE
Ceramics doesn’t have to mean scary. And it also shouldn’t mean a ton of steps with a ton of expense. We are here to break it down and show that Ceramics can be made simple! It’s important to get the facts straight. Ceramic Coatings are designed to become a protective layer between your vehicle and the elements. They can help stop fading or dulling of paint which can add value to your vehicle.
A Ceramic Coating is a clear, nano-crystalline coating that is applied by hand to the exterior of a vehicle. This coating chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint, creating a layer of hard protection. In many cases, the coating will be several times harder than the clear coat that has already been factory applied to your vehicle.
It is a premium wax alternative. A Ceramic Coating creates a permanent or semi-permanent bond with a vehicle’s paint, meaning that it won’t wash away or break down and does not require repeated application every few months. A Ceramic Coating adds additional protection to your car’s exterior and helps keep it looking like-new with very little maintenance.
Here Is A Breakdown:
When a vehicle has a hydrophobic (repels water) Ceramic Coating, water will bead on the surface and slide off more easily. This also means that dirt and dust will have a harder time bonding to your vehicle’s paint. And when you wash your car, contaminants can be removed with less effort and less risk of damaging your paint.
Over time UV rays can break down the finish causing dull paint, this known as oxidation.
Chemicals in naturally occurring substances like bird droppings and tree sap can cause permanent etching or ghosting in the clear coat, Ceramic Coatings are resistant to these chemicals and will keep your paintwork looking new.
A good Ceramic Coating enhances the reflective properties of your car’s paint and clear coat, adding depth and clarity of your paint.
Typical wax products offer gloss and the hydrophobic effects too but not the longevity. Ceramic Coatings can last for years. Traditional carnauba wax normally last 6-10 weeks. Although wax offer gloss, it tends not to look as sharp as Ceramic Coatings and wax’s do not provide the same level of protection from bird droppings or tree sap.
CERAMIC STEPS FOR SUCCESS.
1 Ceramic Wash and Seal - Durability: 30 days
An advanced SiO2 wash for extreme gloss and hydrophobic qualities. This wash is perfect for maintaining and enhancing 9H ceramic coatings, as well as replenishing standalone layers of Ceramic Sealant.
2 Surface Prep - Durability: Zero
Most important step. Designed for use after washing and claying a vehicle in order to remove any remaining residue or impurities. This one-step surface prep is specifically formulated as a final step solution before applying ceramic coatings. Cleans and decontaminates all exterior surfaces without scratching.
3 Ceramic 9H - Durability: 4+ years
A true ceramic coating that leaves behind a hard, semi-permanent layer that is the ultimate protection against weather, industrial fallout, contaminants, UV rays, water, etc. The most durable coating to keep your paint protected for 4+ years.
4 Ceramic Sealant - Durability: 90 days
A sealant that is SiO2 infused in order to replenish and extend the life of 9H ceramic coatings. This sealant can be used as a standalone product as well since it is formulated to bond to any surface and impart a layer of protection along with advanced contaminant-repelling qualities. Replenishes and extends 9H coating.
5 Ceramic Detail Spray - Durability: 60 days
A silica infused detail spray for quick touch ups and maintenance between washes. Safely lubricates the surface to remove contaminants without scratching and leaves behind a layer of durable SiO2 protection. Replenishes and extends 9H coating, Ceramic Sealant, Ceramic Wash and Seal, and it can also be used as a standalone product.