Everything You Should Know About Ceramic Coating

Everything You Should Know About Ceramic Coating

Ceramic coatings are chemical liquid polymers that bond with your vehicle’s paint at a molecular level. This creates an additional layer of hydrophobic protection. There are a lot of misconceptions about ceramic coating, so read on for everything you need to know about the process and the benefits of a ceramic coating.

What Is Ceramic Coating?

Ceramic coating is a silica-based liquid polymer that is applied by hand and cured to form a protective layer that can last for years. Its main benefit is that it provides a hydrophobic coating that protects a vehicles paint against dirt, road grime, oxidation, acid rain, bird droppings, and other harmful substances that can cause damage to your car’s paint. The coating also protects against scratches and dings. A good ceramic coat will be able to form a semi-permanent bond with your car’s paintwork, glass, plastic, or clear coat and offer protection from UV damage.


For starters, the top layer of a ceramic-coated car is exceptionally flat, which creates a hydrophobic effect, making water stains, road grime, bird droppings and other debris easily slide off the surface with a quick rinse. This is a great feature that protects your car’s paint against airborne chemicals, pollutants, overspray and other harmful substances. It also reduces oxidation and minimizes UV damage, thereby keeping your car’s paint looking brighter longer. And compared to waxes and sealants, ceramic coating is easier to maintain. It will provide your car with a long-lasting protection, and will last up to five years. Plus, you won’t have to reapply the product every few months like you would with waxes or sealants.


Ceramic coating has become a popular way to protect the paint of your vehicle and keep it looking new for longer. However, before you go and get a coat of this protection, there are a few things you should know about it. First, it’s important to understand that ceramic coating isn’t a substitute for paint sealant or wax. That’s because waxes and sealants aren’t as durable as ceramic coatings, and they don’t last as long. Moreover, they are also less effective at keeping your car clean. This is because they don’t protect your paint from water, mud, and dirt like a ceramic coating does. There are even products available that can offer a high level of protection without the hassle and expense of professionally applied ceramic coatings. These are spray-on coatings, which are easier to apply and require less prep work than pro grade coatings.