Properties of Ceramic Car Coatings Part 1: Chemical Resistance

ceramic car coatings chemical resistance

Ceramic Coatings are fast becoming the most popular choice for car owners who wish to provide the very best in paint protection for their vehicles. But what exactly is it that makes ceramic coatings so effective at paint protection? Let’s answer that question in detail by looking into the various properties of ceramic car coatings.

Chemical Resistance

Ceramic coatings are also known as nano-coatings because the ceramic coating bonds with the car’s paint job at the molecular level. This type of bond is very powerful and difficult to break under normal circumstances.

Molecular Bonding

The ceramic coating’s molecular bonding with the paint means that it provides unparalleled protection against chemical attacks. The environment around us is full of contaminants that can react with the paint and cause harm. A ceramic coating defends against such attacks by:

  1. Shielding the car’s paint job so that the paint does not react with the moisture and acids present in water and the atmosphere which may result in rusting or peeling of the paint.
  2. Providing a protective layer when caustic chemicals are spilled on the surface of the car. In such cases, the chemicals are unable to stick to the ceramic coating and can be wiped away easily.
  3. Preventing the softening or swelling of car paint which occurs when it comes in contact with certain chemicals. This softening/swelling is the first step towards the paint peeling off and needs to be prevented from the start before the situation gets worse.
  4. Common nuisances which damage car paint are bird droppings and bug splatter. Ceramic coatings offer excellent protection against the acids found in these contaminants. The chemicals don’t reach the painted surface and are easy to clean off.

For all these reasons, chemical resistance is one of the most important properties of ceramic car coatings. All you have to do is apply a single layer of ceramic coating on your car, and the vehicle will receive permanent protection against environmental and biological contaminants.

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Up Next:

Properties of Ceramic Car Coatings Part 2: Hardness

Properties of Ceramic Car Coatings Part 3: Hydrophobic

To learn more about how a ceramic coating can provide superior protection for your vehicle’s interior and exterior surfaces, please contact Details Matter. We’ve built a strong reputation in Central Florida for our top-notch prestige detailing service and we’d be honored to be your preferred ceramic coating installer.