Modern nano-ceramic coatings simply offer the best car paint protection.
It can be tempting to think you can do the job yourself, but unless you’ve plenty of hours to dedicate to the task and an immaculate attention to detail, it’s always best to trust a professional to apply it for you.
There are lots of videos on YouTube and posts on car forums from folks who’ve applied a ceramic coating themselves. And yes, most of them make it look like the job is a straightforward one, but in truth, it isn’t that simple.
There are many different brands of ceramic coating on sale. The sort you can buy over the counter or online to apply yourself are typically of an inferior quality. That’s because they’re more user-friendly for a non-professional.
The type you can buy yourself typically lack hardness and durability. Skilled coaters who do this for a living will always opt to use a professional product to deliver a quality finish.
It takes skill and time
For the amateur, applying a ceramic coating is a time consuming and tedious process. The application requires an awful lot of attention to detail unless you’re practised in doing it. The prep work alone is a big job and yes you can take a course in applying the product, but unless you’re going to be doing this on a regular basis, why would you?
Pro’s like ourselves at FAW Customs take a great deal of care in what we do, simply because you’ve trusted us with the car which is no doubt your own pride and joy.
Experience and equipment
For a DIY job, you’ll need the right tools and equipment. We’ve seen some pretty bad botch jobs in our time and it really doesn’t take much to get it wrong. The end product always comes down to the quality of the product being used and the skill of the installer. Is the risk of ruining your beloved vehicle with an amateur attempt really worth it? And that’s not to mention the cost of getting it put right.