A car with a shiny exterior looks impressive. Apart from being aesthetically pleasing, a polished surface means your vehicle is protected from external pollutants and contaminants.
But how do you achieve that shiny look and the benefits it brings? The way to do that is to find a company specializing in ceramic coatings. These coatings are different from the regular factory paintwork and provide optimum protection.
But what are some reasons behind getting ceramic paint protection and things you should check before choosing a company that specializes in it? Read on to get the answers below.
How does paint protection work?
It works by attaching itself permanently to the previously existing paint, working as an additional layer of coating that is long-lasting and removable only through abrasion.
Why is nanoceramic technology so good?
However, rather than choosing a regular coating, it is better to opt for nanoceramic technology. It is a scientifically formulated substance containing nano polymers that penetrate the deepest layers of the paint, providing maximum protection and hardness.
Nanotechnology is especially helpful against chemical stains, which are hard to eliminate and often end up penetrating the paint’s coat deeply.
Some benefits of paint protection
Bug splatters, bird droppings, stone chips, ash, fingerprints, water spots, and other contaminants rob your vehicle of shine. Unless you apply a ceramic coating, you leave your car exposed to the various polluting elements.
The necessity of getting a coating is all the more important if you leave your vehicle outside under the sun for long hours. The ultraviolet radiation causes its paint to peel off gradually, leaving unsightly spots.
Another benefit of a coating is easy maintenance, as it does not require regular waxing, sealing, or washing. Once applied by the applicators, the protection lasts long without wearing off. However, it is a good idea to clean it once in a while using a pH-neutral shampoo, sponge, or microfibre wash mitt.
How to choose a coating company?
Before selecting a workshop to get your ceramic coating, you should check these things.
Are their applicators insured and trained?
You should ensure that the workshop’s applicators have insurance because that will cover the extra costs if something goes wrong. The staff should also have the professional training required for the application of coating products.
Do they offer a warranty and certifications?
It is better to choose a company that offers a manufacturer’s lifetime warranty with SGS certifications and covers environmental fallout like tree sap, bird droppings, bug splatter, and various pollutants.
You should ask them for details related to the warranty like applicable vehicles, period and type of cover, general conditions, exclusions, and limit of liability.
Which areas of the car do they cover?
Although the surface is the primary area on which applicators apply the coating, other parts of the vehicle which can benefit from its application are wheels, glass, paint, and interior regions like leather trims and seats, carpets, and floor mats.
Will they take care of your car?
The application process will take some time, during which you will be leaving your car under the company’s care. It is better to ask them if they would guarantee its safety by working in an enclosed environment.
How much do they charge?
In most cases, the company will offer you several packages with costs ranging from 1,050 AUD to 1,250 AUD, depending on the areas covered, the number of paint layers, etc.
Ceramic coatings protect your vehicle from pollutants, besides lending it an everlasting shine. It is long-lasting and effective. However, you must ensure that the applicators are qualified, insured, and offer a lifetime warranty.