Ceramic Coating Birmingham
Ceramic coating is a process that protects your car’s paint job by adding an additional layer of protection. This will help to prevent the oxidization and corrosion that causes rust, which can lead to costly repairs in the future.
The benefits of a ceramic coating are many: it helps protect against UV rays; prevents scratches; lasts for years without wearing or fading; provides superior shine and gloss; does not attract dirt, dust, or pollen like other coatings do.
It also offers great protection from bird droppings, tree sap, bugs and road grime which contains harmful acids that eat away at your paint job. There are very few downsides to opting for a ceramic coating on your vehicle but if you have any questions please feel free to contact us any time!
- What is a ceramic coating?
- Why do you need to use it?
- How does it work?
- Who should use it?
- What are the benefits of a ceramic coating?
- How much does this cost and how long will it last?
- Frequently Asked Questions about Ceramic Coatings
What is a ceramic coating?
A ceramic coating is a protective layer that takes your car’s finish to the next level. When the surface of your vehicle has been coated with ceramic, it will be incredibly hard which will increase resistance against scratches and abrasion. It also provides increased gloss, depth of color, slickness, durability, and permanence.
Ceramic coating helps retain the existing color of your vehicle, which also increases resale value. It also protects against rust and corrosion that can develop on paint surfaces.
Why do you need to use it?
It will help prolong the life of your paint job by protecting it from potential damage like rust or scratches. It’s an investment in your car’s appearance. This type of coating makes your car easier to clean and maintain because it creates a non-stick surface that repels dirt, water, oil, brake dust, bird droppings, tree sap, and bugs
How does it work?
A glass or ceramic coating is applied to the paintwork using an aerosol spray system while your vehicle is totally dry. Ceramic coatings are made of extremely fine glass particles suspended in the solution. These films are applied to your vehicle’s paint with high pressure, which allows sanding of any defects in the surface down to microns. It is then baked at a very high temperature. This process creates an incredibly strong layer that bonds to your car’s finish is better than anything else on the market today.
The ceramic coating is applied to the vehicle’s exterior paint finish via aerosol spray, while your car is in a shaded area and all windows are closed. The technician will then introduce ultra-sonic energy that penetrates deep into the clear coat layer of your car’s surface.
After that, the coating is baked between 220 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit, which hardens the treatment to your car. This coating is permanent and will not chip or fade over time
Who should use it?
Ceramic coating benefits all people who have cars made of glass or ceramic. These are typically any vehicle that has a clear coat paint finish, although some new vehicles come standard with a ceramic coating that may or may not need to be reapplied
What are the benefits of using a ceramic coating service?
There are many benefits to opting for this type of service, including it helps protect against rust and corrosion; lasts for years without wearing or fading; provides superior shine and gloss; does not attract dirt, dust, or pollen like other coatings do; it can help protect against bird droppings, tree sap, bugs and road grime which contains harmful acids that eat away at your paint job.
How much does ceramic coating cost and how long will it last?
The price of a ceramic coating varies based on the size of your vehicle, but generally costs between $300-$1,000. The length of time the treatment will last is typically 2-5 years or more.
Frequently Asked Questions about Ceramic Coating
Is ceramic coating good for your car?
Ceramic coating is good for any car with a clear coat paint finish. Some new vehicles come standard with a ceramic coating that may or may not need to be reapplied, but if you have a car in good condition that has a clear coat you should to have this done.
Is ceramic coating a gimmick?
No, there is a big difference between a product and a process. Ceramic coating is not just some spray that you can pick up from your local car shop or department store. It’s an extremely technical procedure that doesn’t simply use the same products as those sprays do. Ceramic coating by a professional car studio is a detailed, extensive process with tons of benefits, not the least of which that your vehicle is going to look AMAZING!
Will ceramic coating protect my car from scratches?
Yes, the ceramic coating provides protection against scratches and gouges. This is especially important if you drive your car on areas with gravel. However, keep in mind that ceramic coating can’t hide existing scratches, it can only prevent future scratches.
When should you get ceramic coating?
Ceramic coating is not just for when you are in the market for a new car, but it’s something that everyone with a glass or ceramic vehicle should consider. Once applied your paint will be protected, and if your car occurs needs to be painted in the future, the clear coat will make the
How do you maintain ceramic coating?
You must maintain your ceramic coating by keeping it clean. This means washing the car regularly and avoiding chemical washes, hard scrubbers, and polishing compounds, as these can damage a car’s paintwork over time. Just wash your car off gently and you’ll see it return to amazing condition with far less work than before your ceramic coating.
How do I wash my car after ceramic coating?
Washing your car after it has been ceramic coated is easy. You can simply use a soft-bristled brush or a microfiber towel with gentle soap and water to wipe down the body of the vehicle. Do not use any sort of harsh chemicals, solvents, cleaners, waxes, polish sprays, power washers, bleach, or similar products, because these can damage the paintwork. Just wash your car with warm water and then dry it off with either another microfiber towel or chamois leather. That’s one of the benefits of investing in a ceramic coating. You don’t have to work so hard to keep your car clean and beautiful.
Is ceramic coating better than wax?
There is a big difference between ceramic coating and waxing. Wax is not as durable as ceramic coating, is not as shiny, and only protects against minor scratches and chips (though if you apply it regularly it can last longer). Ceramic coating will protect your vehicle against rust and corrosion; provide superior shine, gloss, color retention; repel against environmental fallout, and it will even protect against minor scratches. To say whether it’s better or worse than wax is a personal preference because wax is not a bad option either. What we can confidently say is ceramic coatings are amazing.
Can you put ceramic coating over ceramic coating?
Yes, you can put a new ceramic coating over an existing one. However, it’s recommended that you have your car professionally reconditioned first to ensure the job gets done right. If you let the paintwork sit too long between processes, there is risk of damage occurring or evidence of previous coats remaining. It’s nearly impossible for an amateur to do a great job applying ceramic coating so we’d advise bringing your car to a professional car studio and ask their opinion about your specific situation.
How many times can you apply ceramic coating?
It depends on the quality of the coating. We’ve seen some manufacturers who claim unlimited numbers of applications, but that can’t be right. Ceramic coating is expensive and having to redo the process every six months to a year would make it impractical for most people. If you are applying a low-quality coat, it might only last one to two years. If you are applying a high-quality ceramic coating, your paintwork can last three to four years or more before needing another application.
How much does ceramic coating cost?
Ceramic coating isn’t cheap, but is more than worth the investment. It will typically run between $500 and $1000 per process. If you have multiple vehicles to coat, the costs can really add up so keep that in mind when making your decision. Another thing to consider is how long it lasts compared with waxes and other paint protection
How do you remove bad ceramic coating?
It’s possible to remove bad ceramic coating, but it is a time-consuming and difficult process that may involve sandpaper. If you’ve accidentally got some on your car that shouldn’t be there, we’d recommend having it professionally removed by a detailer who knows how to handle the situation. Worse case scenario, you will severely damage your car’s paint and it will require a repaint as well as new clear coat/ceramic coating.
Give us a Call with your Birmingham Ceramic Coating Questions
We are a full service ceramic coating shop in Birmingham, Alabama. Ceramic coating is the best paint protection you can get for your vehicle when you’re interested in protecting it against environmental fallout, corrosion, rust, discoloration and fading. It’s also a great way to get your car incredibly shiny and mirror-like. Give us a call today to schedule your ceramic coating!