Maintain Your BMW’s Showroom Shine – Apply a Ceramic Coating

BMWs are beautiful cars, with an understated combination of elegance and performance. The feeling you get from driving down the street and watching the heads turn in admiration is a feeling you can’t put a price on, and you want your new investment to keep turning heads for years to come. The reality is that cars are exposed to all sorts of wear and tear, no matter how hard you try to baby them, and even just driving to the … Read More

Protect Your Investment: Ceramic Coating for Vinyl Decals and Racing Stripes

One of the great things about owning a car is the ability to customize the exterior to your liking, whether that be advertising your business, vinyl decals of your favorite sports team, or enhancing the paint job up with racing stripes. Anytime you put extra effort and money into your car like this, you want to protect your investment. Vinyl decals can present some unique challenges when it comes to protecting your car. You need to make sure that you’re … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coating Part 3: Hydrophobicity

Welcome to the final installment of our 3 part series comparing paint protection films (PPF) and ceramic coatings. This time we’re going to discuss hydrophobicity. Essentially, you can think of hydrophobicity as how well something repels water. A coating with high levels of hydrophobicity will cause beading and sheeting of water on the vehicle’s surface. You’ve probably seen cars covered in lots of unusual but cool looking little water droplets. This is known as beading and results from a slick, … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coating Part 2: Durability

Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part series comparing paint protection film (PPF) to ceramic coating. Last time we discussed the subject of chemical resistance, but this time we’re going to talk about durability. When we say durability, we’re talking about how well it stands up to the elements, how easy it is to repair damage, and how long it will last. Paint Protection Film When it comes to durability, paint protection films are definitely a strong contender. Paint … Read More

PPF vs. Ceramic Coatings Part 1: Chemical Resistance

This is just the first in a 3 part series where we’ll compare ceramic coatings to paint protection films. Our first metric is chemical resistance. The chemical resistance of a coating determines how well it stands up to chemical components like windshield washer fluid, gasoline, coolant, battery acid or most anything with an acidic component. Your car is exposed to many of these things on a daily basis, so it’s important that whatever you choose to protect your paint is … Read More

Ceramic Coating Over Paint Protection Film & Vinyl

When you buy an expensive car, you want as much protection as possible. There are many ways to protect your car’s paint from the wear and tear of driving, like paint protection films (also known as polyurethane films). Unfortunately, you may find that you’re not completely satisfied with the product you’re currently using. For starters, many PPF products have a texture to them – commonly referred to as “orange peel”. The degree of this texture varies from brand to brand, but overall … Read More

Properties of Ceramic Car Coatings Part 3: Hydrophobic

In the last two parts of this series, we focused on two properties of ceramic car coatings that are of great importance in terms of providing surface protection for cars, namely chemical resistance and hardness. Now let’s talk about another important property possessed by ceramic coatings: hydrophobicity or their ability to repel contaminants in water. While water-based contaminants cannot produce physical dents on a car, they can cause a variety of other problems. Minerals, chemicals, and acids present in the water can react … Read More

Properties of Ceramic Car Coatings Part 2: Hardness

In the first part of this series, we described the chemical resistance offered by ceramic coatings. Another important property of ceramic car coatings is their hardness. Defining Hardness For paint protection coatings, hardness is a mechanical property which can be calculated based on how resistant a car’s surface is to outside force. In other words, hardness signifies how well a material can resist scuffs and minor scratches on its surface. Ceramic Coating Hardness As has been mentioned before, a ceramic … Read More