Ceramic and Protective Coatings
Prices for Paint Protection include chemical and mechanical paint decontamination process to leave a glass-smooth surface then a one-step paint correction to enhance paint depth and clarity by removing light marring, swirl marks and minor scratches. .
Starting prices are for most cars and small SUVs. Trucks, Vans, and Full Size SUVs slightly higher.
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“When your vehicle is looking its best, applying a ceramic paint coating will freeze it in that condition. It's like pressing pause on your paint.”
Benefits of a Ceramic Coating on your vehicle.
• Self-cleaning effect. Most dirt, debris and road film will not stick to your paint very well. You may find yourself washing your vehicle much less often and then it will take much less time when you do.
• Smooth dirt-repellent surface The decontamination step in the prep process along with the coating will give your car a gloss that it likely never had.......even from the factory floor. it will have that just-waxed look for the duration of the coating, up to 3 or more years of a High gloss shine. The SiO2 molecules bond to the surface filling in microscopic scratches, marring and pores in the paint resulting in a deep, reflective look to your paint.
• Ultra-hard coating of up to 9H on the Pencil Hardness scale (ASTM D3353). It contains covalently bonded ceramic nanoparticles, which create an extremely hard finish that is scratch-resistant and durable. The average thickness of a coating layer is between 0.7 µm ~1.5 µm. Layers can be stacked for a higher level of protection
• Weather-resistance. It provides durable protection against rain, snow and ice, sun, salt, and anything else Mother Nature throws at it. The anti-corrosive coating holds up in all weather conditions.
• Water, oil, and chemical resistant finish. It provides incomparably strong water and oil repellent properties. This hydrophobic effect helps to prevent water spots and oily stains from (road film) attaching to the paintwork.
• Anti-Calcium Effect. Resists mineral deposits from bonding to the vehicle's surface so water spots can be wiped off much easier.
• Detergent-resistant protection. The coating cannot be removed by water, alkalines or other detergents, even by pressure washers! It can last over three years! (with proper maintenance)
Coatings can be applied to virtually any surface: glass, wheels, plastics, leather, and rubber.
• Glass surfaces will repel water and snow & ice buildup. Under most situations, water will bead up and roll right off at speeds higher than 30mph. Think Rain-Ex ®, but on long-lasting steroids!!
• Wheel coatings will repel road grime and even be resistant to brake-dust build-up, making them so much easier to keep clean and looking amazing all year!!
• Trim pieces, both plastic, rubber, and composite pieces will keep a dark hue with UV inhibitors and also be hydrophobic to prevent road grime build-up and resist unsightly water spotting and oxidation resulting in graying & fading.
• There are coatings designed for interior uses too such as carpets, upholstery and leather surfaces., Fabric and carpeted surfaces are coated to encapsulate fibers in a protective layer that resist fluids from soaking into them. Spills will sit on the surface where they can be blotted up quickly and easily, resisting soiling and preventing odors, allergens, and bacteria from setting in.
Leather surfaces are treated to resist body oils and soiling from getting ground into the surface of your seats. Leather steering wheel wraps and shift knobs will stay looking new for years! UV protection and dye transfer from jeans and dark-colored clothes are minimized to keep your leather looking (and smelling) great!
Ok, so there are a few things that coatings cannot do, no matter how hard they may be or how thick they are applied. They are not a miracle product. Amazing, yes - but with limitations.
• They are scratch-resistant, not scratch proof. Improper washing habits or drive-thru car washes will instill scratching and marring in your car. It does not damage your clear-coat, which is protected by the coating, but the coating will suffer the damages and will be visibly apparent, needing to be compounded off and re-applied to the vehicle.
• Proper washing and drying are very important to the life and performance of your new coating. Ask for guidelines to safe wash methods or find them at FirehouseDetail.com
• Coatings do have to be maintained minimally. They are not an “apply and forget about it” product.
I highly recommend having a Coating Maintenance visit every 4-6 months. This will consist of a wash & dry, water behavior/repellency evaluation and an application of a booster product to keep the coating lasting as long as possible.
• Water spotting from not drying your car after washes or from sprinkler systems will still occur on your coated car. Yes, water will roll off much better and the amount sitting on the paint will be reduced, but and water left to dry on the surface will leave spots from the minerals and other contaminants found in all water. A treated water system at home or found in some DIY car washes are a safer option, but should still be dried with a clean, soft microfiber drying towel.