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

Ceramic Coating Over Paint Protection Film and 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

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

A Comparison of Dealership Paint Protection Packages and Certified Ceramic Coating Installation

If you’ve recently bought or are in the process of buying a new car you know that dealers will try to push all sorts of extras on you, from rust-proofing to so-called “paint protection packages.” The question is, are any of these extra services worth it? In the case of a dealership paint protection package, it’s advised that you pass. What is a Dealership Paint Protection Package? Typically, a paint protection package from a dealer is nothing more than a glorified … Read More

Want Superior Surface Protection for Your New Porsche? Apply a Ceramic Coating

A new Porsche is not cheap, but you didn’t need us to tell you that. Any time you get a new car this expensive there can be some anxiety about taking it out for a spin. What if it rains? What if it gets scratched up in the parking lot? Shouldn’t your new sports car be a joy to ride and a pleasure to drive? If you’re anxious about wear and tear on your new Porsche all the time, doesn’t … Read More