What exactly is ceramic coating?
Ceramic coating is the new sensation that is revolutionising the way we care for our cars. Gone are the days when waxing was the only way to provide temporary protection to our meticulous paint jobs.
Products such as Ceramic Pro are new age technologies that have also been used in aerospace technology to protect aeroplane alloys. In this field, a high-performance oxide coating can solve the issues of corrosion, wear, heat, insulation and friction. For a car, these benefits mean your vehicle remaining showroom spotless for a lot longer than waxing could ever guarantee.
Ceramic coating is an umbrella term that can actually include thermal sprays, plasma sprays, sputter coating, dry film lubricants, wet chemicals and electrochemical coatings. For cars, the most common is a liquid polymer that chemically bonds with the vehicle’s factory paint.
The thickness of ceramic coating films can range anywhere from 50 nanomolars to several millionths of a metre. In layman’s terms, this is pretty thin, with a human strand of DNA being around 2.5 nanomolars in diameter.
So while ceramic coating won’t add any visible density to our bonnet, it can add do wonders for the lifetime of its vulnerable paintwork.
Ceramic coatings for cars
In terms of your automobile, a ceramic layer comprising either silicon dioxide (Si02) or silocon carbide (SiC) bonds to the paint on your car’s top layer, filling in the microscopic pores and creating an ultra smooth and shiny surface. The usual grime you pick up from a day on the road simply can’t stick to it. These products’ hydrophobic nature means even water runs off the surface, carrying other muck with it into the gutter.
A ceramic car coating is quick and easy to apply and gives years of protection, instead of the mere months paint sealants and waxes provide. As well as dirt, ceramic coatings protect from the sun’s UV rays, acid rain, and even environmental fallout.
And it has the added bonus of giving a gloriously glossy look, too.
Car paint protection in London
If you’re interested in ceramic coating in London and you’re keen to spend a little now to save a lot in the long run, get in touch today to discuss the bespoke options for your car.