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Vehicle Clear Coat: What You Need to Know

Have you noticed that the paint on new cars has improved over the years? Auto manufacturers now use a 2 stage painting system. The first layer is the basecoat, which is what provides the visual properties like color. The second layer is the vehicle clear coat which is meant to deepen the color of paint and give it a nice glossy look. Let’s dive deeper into what the clear coat is and what it does and doesn’t do for your … Read More

Top Reasons Your Mercedes Benz Needs a Ceramic Coating

When it comes to cars, nothing can outclass a Mercedes Benz. Mercedes cars are easily distinguishable by their luxurious interiors and striking designs that reimagine classic car aesthetics. They also, as you know, don’t come cheap. You want to maintain that luxurious appearance and retain the value of your car, so how do you go about protecting your new Mercedes? One way is to apply a ceramic coating. So what exactly is so great about a ceramic coating? Why Does … Read More

How to Correctly Care for Satin Finish Car Paint

Just about every car you see on the road today has a smooth, glossy finish. There’s nothing wrong with this of course, but if you want your car to really stand out from the crowd you need something unique. Satin finish paint is gaining in popularity among auto enthusiasts, giving a flat but striking look to your car. One thing to keep in mind is that you can’t care for satin finish car paint the same way you do gloss … Read More

Tips for Cleaning and Protecting Alcantara Interior Car Surfaces

Alcantara is a product similar to suede that is most commonly found on interior trimming, seats, and steering wheels. Much like suede it is delicate and must be handled with care but don’t let that scare you off, armed with the right knowledge cleaning and protecting Alcantara is no problem at all. Tips for Protecting Alcantara Interior Car Surfaces Don’t use Harsh Cleaning Products As with anything else, your Alcantara surfaces need to be cleaned. Not doing so can cause … Read More

Why Your New Audi Needs a Ceramic Coating

Audis are becoming more popular among car enthusiasts, and for good reason. With a sleek and attractive yet conservative profile, an Audi is immediately recognized and respected by other drivers on the road. You want to keep turning heads in your new Audi for years to come, which is why it needs a ceramic coating. A Ceramic Coating is the Best Protection Around The Audi is a rising star of the car world, and ceramic coatings are the latest and … Read More

The Benefits of Coating Your Painted Wheels

When you get painted wheels you want them to set you apart from the crowd, but not for the wrong reasons. Just like every other painted surface of your car, your wheels are subject to the daily wear and tear of driving as well as environmental contaminants like tar and dirt. In addition, your wheels are subject to damage from brake dust. Without protection, this hot, metal debris can easily damage your painted wheels, which can end up chipped and … Read More

What You Need to Know Before You Invest in Paint Protection Film (PPF)

When it comes to protecting your car from damage, paint protection films can be a solid choice depending on your needs. With a paint protection film, much like any other product, it’s important to know what you’re looking for and do your research before you commit. Here are a few things that are important to know before you invest in a PPF. What does a paint protection film do? A paint protection film is a clear film that goes on … Read More

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