How Ceramic Coating Will Replace Traditional Wax
Traditional waxes have been available for decades, but they haven’t gotten much better since their introduction. In recent years, new products known as ceramic coatings or nanocoatings have become available to the car detailing industry, and have changed the way we coat and protect our vehicles. Here are ceramic coating’s main benefits:
Ceramic Coating Protects Your Car
A ceramic coating provides a strong protective surface to a car’s body that can block foreign matter and prevent it damaging a car. On an average day, a car has to endure a variety of attacks to its body, from bumps, to scratches, to mud, dirt, and other contaminants. A nano-coating ensures that the original coating of your car is encased in a protective layer that will prevent damage to its paint.
Ceramic Coating Protects Your Car From UV Damage / Oxidization
When a vehicle is exposed to the sun for long periods of time, its paint will begin to oxidize, resulting in dulled colours. A layer of ceramic coating protects a vehicle’s paint from the sun’s UV rays, reducing the amount of oxidization.
Ceramic Coating Makes Cleaning A Breeze
One of the biggest features of ceramic coating is that it’s hydrophobic, which means it repels water. When a vehicle is covered with a hydrophobic ceramic coating, water will bead on the surface and slide off more easily. This means that mud and grime will have a difficult time sticking to your vehicle’s paint, and when you wash your car, stains will come off with less effort.
Ceramic Coatings Last Longer
A ceramic paint coating goes much further than an ordinary paint job for protecting the surface of the vehicle. Wax will wear off over time when exposed to air, rain, snow, and bird droppings. Nano-coatings will last for years.
Ceramic Coating Is Cost Effective Because It Eliminates The Need For Wax Entirely
At first glance, it might seem that ceramic coatings are expensive. But if you do the math, it’s actually a cost-saver. Because wax only lasts one to three months, it needs to be reapplied at least quarterly. That means you’ll spend around $200 four times a year for waxing. That adds up to $800 per year. Over five years you’ll spend $4,000 on waxing.
On the other hand, a professional ceramic coating is permanent if maintained properly. That means you only need to pay for one application over the lifetime of your vehicle. A one-time premium ceramic coating will only cost you $1500. Compared with regular waxing, you will save $2500 over five years.