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

Properties of Ceramic Car Coatings Part 1: 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 … Read More

What are Ceramic Coatings for Car Paint and Why Should I Care?

For new car buyers, the intense joy of owning a brand new car is equaled only by the agony of watching the paint on their brand new vehicle get damaged from environmental debris, oxidation or scratches. That is why car enthusiasts are forever on a quest to find the best protection for their car’s paint that the industry has to offer. In the past, this protection took the shape of a wax job for your car that provided little protection against real threats … Read More

A Comparison of Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Coatings

With the different options available in automobile paint protection, it may be difficult to determine which type of protection is best for your car. You may be considering paint protection film or a ceramic coating. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Perhaps the best way to decide is to carefully compare the two and think about your typical driving conditions and the potential damage that you want to prevent. As you’ll see, you may even want to combine the two … Read More

An Introduction to Paint Coatings

There are many good automotive paint protection and paint coating products on the market. Typically, the industry recognizes 3 different types of paint protection; Carnauba Wax Synthetic Wax/Polymer Sealant Paint Coatings/Nano-Coatings First There Was Carnauba Wax For many years people used a Carnauba Wax product to protect their vehicles. Waxes look good and offer some protection from the elements. Where waxes fall short is durability and length of protection. Typically, Carnauba Wax will last up to 2 – 3 months. … Read More