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3 Ways To Paint Protect Your Car: To Ceramic Coat or not?

A car is one of the most important investments that need protection. Road tar, potholes, bird droppings, and mud can all add up to quickly deteriorate a car’s paint. Today, we will look at three options to car paint protection and assess which is the best for your vehicle.


Waxing


The most common way to paint protection is by waxing. Wax is organic and the most affordable, available in various forms ranging from an old-school paste to a quick-and-easy spray. While waxing is a great way to give that much-needed shine, it isn’t durable and doesn’t provide protection from acid rain and bird droppings. Some companies claim otherwise but environmental contaminants and even a harsh soap can easily break through a thin wax barrier. Wax evaporates at temperatures between 160 and 180 F and you can have the entire wax melted and evaporated within a few hours to days. This is a huge limitation regardless of the fine wax quality.


Sealants

Similar to waxing, it also protects your car’s paint and gives it a nice shine akin to a mirror. However, it is chemically engineered to last much longer than waxing.

When it comes to durability, paint sealants last an average of 4 to 6 months, whereas waxing lasts at most 2 months.



It is made of plastic polymers, is usually much more durable than natural waxes, and provides better protection from high temperatures, chemical detergents, acid rains, bird droppings, and mud.


Sealants come in two forms, sprays and pastes. Spray-on sealants are easier than paste-sealants to apply but both do not provide an equal level of protection. Since paste sealants take time and effort to apply, they offer far better protection than their spray-on counterparts.


Ceramic Coating


Ceramic coating, also known as nano-coating is the king of paint protection. Not only does it cost more, but provides far superior protection in terms of durability, longevity, and shine to your car. It has a high amount of soft silica to provide a much longer glossy shine and appeal to the car’s surface. Essentially a hard shell, a ceramic coating will prevent water stains, road grime, bird droppings, and other substances from reaching and harming the paint. A ceramic coating will create a hydrophobic layer that essentially repels water, meaning mineral deposits and dirt have less opportunity to damage the paint surface. With a quick rinse, they’ll simply slide right off.


Applying ceramic coating to a vehicle is more difficult than a paint sealant. Since the coating will magnify any imperfections, a car needs to be properly prepared prior to the application of a final ceramic coating. The paint needs to be polished to perfection to remove any swirls, watermarks, scratches, or discolouration. It takes at least 20 to 30 minutes to simply apply the ceramic coating to your car’s surface, after which it takes anywhere between 2 to 3 hours to properly buff the surface with the paint.


Benefits of Ceramic Coating Your Car:

  • Longevity of up to 5 years

  • Protection from acid rain and bird droppings

  • Easier to wash

  • Stain-resistant

  • Protection from Ultraviolet rays

Interested in Ceramic Coating? Book your Ceramic Coating today!

You may also be interested on our Paint Protection Program for as low as Php 10,000 for a year with quarterly maintenance sessions. Inquire here.


Serviced by: RIDEUP MANILA

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