These days, “cool” isn’t synonymous with “fast” or “impractical.” Your new Tesla is gorgeous and eco-friendly, with a good amount of power to boot. A Tesla doesn’t come cheap, though, and the best way to protect your investment and ensure you’ve spent your money well is with a ceramic coating. So, what is a ceramic coating, and why is it the right choice for your Tesla?
The Basics of Ceramic Coatings
Ceramic coatings form a permanent chemical bond with your car’s paint. In recent years, this technology has been developed and perfected into products such as Ceramic Pro and Ceramic Pro PPF & Vinyl Coating. Traditional methods like car wax work only on the surface of your paint, wearing off after only a few weeks, while coatings improve scratch resistance and your car’s overall protective barrier from the elements.
Here are a Few Benefits of Tesla Ceramic Coating
Ceramic coatings are the most effective way to preserve your Tesla and keep it looking cool for years to come. A ceramic coating is applied once and provides permanent protection from UV damage, environmental contaminants like tree sap, bird droppings, contaminants in the water, and even improper washing and drying techniques. Its long-lasting protection is more effective and cheaper than waxing. It’s a win-win situation.
Applying a ceramic coating to a Tesla enhances the durability and longevity of the car. Ceramic coating is a high-tech blend of protective polymers that create an additional layer of protection between your vehicle and the elements. It further prevents fading, peeling, oxidation, corrosion, and other forms of degradation. This added layer safeguards against UV rays and acid damage, such as bird droppings and bugs splattering all over your Tesla’s paint job.
Another significant advantage to ceramic coating a Tesla is that it reduces maintenance costs in the long run. By protecting your car’s exterior from scratches, wear-and-tear, and dust build-up, you can significantly extend its life span without investing in expensive repairs or regular polishings. Once applied, you won’t need to reapply for quite some time – generally around two years – so you won’t have to worry about ongoing costs associated with protectant products and painting sessions. In short, if you care for your Tesla now with the help of ceramic coating, it could last many more years without requiring costly replacements or replacements later in its lifetime.
Why Does a New Tesla Need Protection?
The paint on a Tesla car is considerably thinner than other automobiles, typically only made up of four layers – primer, basecoat, and clearcoat for roughly five mils or 100 microns deep. This thinness has led many owners to invest in extra protection from long-term wear & tear or environmental damage, such as sun fading and peeling away due to harsh temperatures or windy conditions.
Ceramic Coatings Are The Eco-Friendly Option
Compared to constant washing and waxing, a ceramic coating is a more environmentally friendly option. One of the benefits of a ceramic coating is that your car stays cleaner. Dirt and debris don’t stick to a ceramic coating as easily as they do wax, saving water and reducing the frequency of washing. Also, with wax, chemicals wash off and run into the drains every time you wash your car. A ceramic coating is applied once and never washes off, reducing the overall environmental impact.
You invested in your Tesla for its forward-thinking, environmentally-conscious design, so a ceramic coating is the obvious choice for protecting it.
At Details Matter, we value our clients’ investments. That’s why we only install the best of the best level of protection when it comes to ceramic coatings. For more information on protecting your new Tesla (or any type of vehicle) and our ceramic coating options, contact us today.
FAQs About Tesla Ceramic Coating
What do I need to do before applying a ceramic coat?
It’s important to properly inspect and prepare the surface before ceramic coating a car. Even if the car appears new, scratches, swirls, defects, and rock chips might still be in the paintwork. First, complete a thorough inspection of the entire vehicle. Identify whether any paint correction or touch-up needs to be done before the coating is applied. Second, complete a full decontamination wash of the vehicle’s exterior surfaces. This wash will remove all waxes and contaminants from the vehicle’s painted surfaces before applying ceramic coatings.
Can I take my Tesla through a car wash?
Owners of Tesla vehicles should avoid using automatic car washes other than touchless car wash systems. This recommendation is true regardless of whether or not your vehicle is treated with ceramic coating. The high-powered water jets used by many automated car washes can damage sensors and charging ports in various places around the exterior of a Tesla vehicle. Additionally, while ceramic coatings offer superior protection for your vehicle’s exterior paintwork, abrasive grit found in some automatic car wash systems has been known to wear away at a ceramic coating’s protective qualities over time.
How do you maintain ceramic coating?
The best way to wash your car is by hand washing.
Does Tesla offer ceramic coating?
No, Tesla does not offer ceramic coating services. Tesla provides a minimalistic buying program, allowing customers to customize their vehicle to their specifications and pick it up from the showroom when it is ready. While this is convenient, they don’t provide additional extras or services such as ceramic coating.
This article was originally published in July 2017 but has been updated for accuracy and freshness.