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What is a CERAMIC COATING?

What is a CERAMIC COATING?
hey everyone I'm Jason with Chicago auto pros and I've created a video series that's going to explain everything you need to know about

ceramic

coating

s this is a five-part video series including explanations on

what

a

ceramic

coating

is who should get a

ceramic

coating

what

ceramic

coating

is right for you

coating

mists and

coating

maintenance Jason's detail tips in this first video you're gonna see me explain exactly

what

a

ceramic

coating

is you may often hear them
what is a ceramic coating
called by different names

ceramic

coating

s nanotechnology glass

coating

s and quartz

coating

s but generally speaking they're all one in the same their long term protection options before we talk about

ceramic

coating

options we're gonna get into why you even need to protect your vehicle's paint in the first place your vehicle's paint is made up of a primer layer a base coat or a color layer and the last coat which is a clear coat layer the clear coat is

what

gives your
vehicle's paint that shine and depth if you choose not to protect this layer the exterior of your vehicle is going to start to deteriorate very quickly your vehicle is exposed to all kinds of elements like UV rays from the Sun dirt debris and salt from the road tree sap pollen bird droppings all these things are gonna damage fade and they're gonna cause your vehicle's paint to be oxidized leaving your car looking old and dingy if you want to prevent damage to your vehicle's paint
and keep it looking showroom new you have to use something to protect it from these elements think of these protection options as sacrificial layers that will absorb the damage instead of your clear coat layer now there are four main types of protection for your vehicle's paint you have carnuba wax --is polymer sealants

ceramic

coating

s and paint protection film the first and most common protection that you've already probably heard of and know of is carnauba wax they are very easy to
what is a ceramic coating
use it's wax on wax off and it's a good protection for your vehicle's paint the problem with wax is that you have to reapply it every six to eight weeks to be effective wax sits on top of the paint and doesn't form a very strong bond they can easily be stripped off by detergents and because they have a low melting point they can literally melt on a hot day leaving your paint unprotected a better protectant for your paint is a paint sealant paint sealants are synthetic polymers
that bond better with your clear coat making them more resistant to heat than waxes they're just as easy to apply as wax but they will last six to eight months instead of weeks waxes and paint sealants can both be stripped off the car if you use a harsh chemical to wash it the newest protection technology is a

ceramic

coating

they usually contain silica dioxide which is an incredible hard like glass polymer a bit more skill is required to prepare the paint and apply them but the result is a
thick glass life layer that protects your vehicle's paint this thickness gives it an incredible deep gloss the hardness gives you the long-lasting durability and unlike waxes and sealants they are resistant to detergents and chemicals when properly maintained

ceramic

coating

s will last several years

ceramic

coating

s are unique because they have a very low slip angle where water rolls off any surface that is not perfectly level the car stays cleaner for longer it also makes cleaning the
what is a ceramic coating
vehicle much easier and safer dirt has a hard time sticking and because of the hardness of the

coating

it reduces the fine scratches and swirls caused by washing paint protection film which I will get into in a different video series and a

ceramic

coating

are two different things the paint protection film is a polyurethane film that is designed to absorb damage it provides physical protection from small impacts and road debris

ceramic

coating

s will not prevent rock chips but they provide a
protection for you just like a wax or paint sealant wood so in short a

ceramic

coating

will protect your car just like a wax or a paint sealant but a

ceramic

coating

is much thicker more durable they have better scratch resistance chemical resistance they're very hydrophobic which will keep the car cleaner for longer and they're going to last years instead of weeks so now that you have a better idea of

what

a

ceramic

coating

is are you in your car right for a

ceramic

coating

check out
the next video in the series where I explain who should and who shouldn't get a

ceramic

coating